Archive for January 30th, 2020

TOP TELEVISION EXECUTIVE IS DEAD AT 82

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Fred Silverman (September 13, 1937 – January 30, 2020)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Silverman, the only TV executive
who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast
networks and who brought "All in the Family," "Roots," "Hawaii
Five-O" and other hit series and miniseries to television during
his more than three-decade career, died Thursday from cancer
at his home in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los
Angeles .

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September 5, 1977

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RACING FAMILY MEMBER HAS DIED AT 56

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John Andrew Andretti (March 12, 1963 – January 30, 2020)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Andretti carved out his own niche in one of
the world’s most successful racing families.

He became the first driver to attempt the Memorial Day double. He won
on dirt tracks, street courses and superspeedways. He won an endurance
race, competed in dragsters and became an iron man in IndyCar and
NASCAR. He used his platform and passion for racing to help others
and On Thursday, John lost a three-year battle with colon cancer.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Brace Beemer, center, with The Lone Ranger cast in the WXYZ radio
studios.


"The Lone Ranger" was aired on radio for the first time on this day in 1933. The show ran for 2,956 episodes and ended in 1955. The title character was played 
by George Seaton, Earle Graser, and Brace Beemer. Tonto was played by,
among others, John Todd and Roland Parker.


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Francis Hamilton "Fran" Striker
(August 19, 1903 – September 4, 1962).

Fran Striker was a writer for radio and comics,
best known for creating the
Lone Ranger,
Green Hornet, and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon
characters.     

                                          

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Baby Franklin and mother Sara

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt  (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)   
(Last photograph of Roosevelt, taken the day before his death)
                                                    


Franklin Roosevelt, often referred to by his initials FDR, served as the 32nd
president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. A member
of the
Democratic Party, he won a record four presidential elections and
became a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th
century.

  

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