Archive for January 7th, 2016

SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1941


Raymond Edward Johnson was "Your host, Raymond,"


Inner Sanctum Mystery
, also known as Inner Sanctum, is a popular radio
program that originally aired from January 7, 1941 to October 5, 1952,
was created by producer Himan Brown and was based on the generic
title given to the mystery novels of Simon & Schuster. A total of 526
episodes of the anthology series were broadcast.

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TV ACTOR HAS DIED AT 86


Pat Harrington, Jr., (August 13, 1929 – January 6, 2016)

Pat Harrington Jr., best known for his role as the seedy super on
One Day at a Time,” died on Wednesday, according to multiple
media reports.

His daughter, Tresa Harrington, announced the news Thursday
on her Facebook page. She did not reveal the cause of death,
but wrote in November that her father’s health was rapidly
declining after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

The actor played building superintendent Dwayne Schneider
on the groundbreaking CBS sitcom, which aired from 1975 to
1984. Schneider also appeared on “The Steve Allen Show,”
“The Danny Thomas Show” and “Owen Marshall, Counselor
at Law,” in addition to doing voice-over work for cartoons.

Harrington had small roles in films such as Elvis Presley’s
“Easy Come, Easy Go” (1967) and Robert Redford’s “The
Candidate” (1972).

In recent years, he made guest appearances on TV shows
such as “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Hot in Cleveland.”
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REVIEWING PAST NEW EVENTS

today in history

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George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)


Mount Rushmore

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RADIO SHOW FIRST AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch was a Western variety radio show that ran until August
1, 1943, and from September 23, 1945 to May 16, 1956. The show’s entire run was broadcast on CBS radio, sponsored by Doublemint gum. The approximately two-
year interruption resulted from Autry’s enlistment in the U.S. Army to fight in World
War II
. Episodes were 30 minutes long except for a 15-minute version that ran from September 23, 1945 to June 16, 1946.


Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry
(September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998)

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