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NEWS SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1948


John Cameron Swayze (April 4, 1906 – August 15, 1995)

Launched by NBC as NBC Television Newsreel, and later Camel Newsreel Theatre
it
began as a 10-minute program that featured Fox Movietone News newsreels. John Cameron Swayze provided voice-over for the series. The Camel News Caravan was
an expanded version of the Camel Newsreel Theatre with Swayze on-camera. It was
also known as the Camel Caravan of News.

On February 16, 1954, the Camel News Caravan became the first news program
broadcast in color, making use of 16mm color film. The show was replaced by the Huntley-Brinkley Report on October 29, 1956. According to sources, then President Dwight D. Eisenhower was displeased by the switch. 


The ‘Swayze’ trivia question-and-answer board game from 1954.

 

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A RECAP OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1935


Sonny and Cher


Salvatore Phillip
"Sonny" Bono (February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998)

Sonny Bone was a recording artist, record producer, and actor who formed half
of the pop duo Sonny and Cher and also had a second career as a politician. He
was the 16th Mayor of Palm Springs from 1988 to 1992 and a Member of the US
House of Representatives from California’s 44th district from 1995 until his death. 

The CBS variety program The Sonny and Cher Show ran from 1971 to 1974 and
he also starred in the 1982 film Airplane II: The Sequel. In the early 1060s Sonny 
was a promotion man, percussionist and ‘’gofer” for record producer Phil Spector.

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