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Oliver Stone in Vietnam.

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William Oliver Stone is a film director, producer, and screenwriter. He won an Academy Award for Best
Adapted Screenplay
as writer of Midnight Express
(1978), and wrote the gangster film
remake Scarface
(1983). Stone achieved prominence as writer and          
director  of the war drama Platoon (1986), which
Academy Awards for Best Director and Best
. Platoon was the first in a trilogy of films  
based on the Vietnam War, in which Stone served
as an
infantry soldier. He continued the series with
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)—for which Stone
won his second Best Director
Oscar. Stone is 76
years old today.


  Midnight Express (Blu-ray)    

JFK [DVD] [1997]

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On August 30, 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. He would
remain on the Supreme Court for 24 years before retiring for health reasons, leaving a legacy of upholding the rights of the individual
as guaranteed by the
U.S. Constitution.

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Thurgood Marshall
(July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993)

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On This Day: Social Security Act Signed Into Law


President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act on
August 14, 1935. Press photographers snapped pictures as FDR (above)
flanked by ranking members of Congress, signed into law the historic act,
which guaranteed an income for the unemployed and retirees. FDR
commended Congress for what he considered to be a “patriotic” act.


Roosevelt had taken the helm of the country in 1932 in the midst of the
Great Depression, the nation’s worst economic crisis. The Social Security
Act (SSA) was in keeping with his other “New Deal” programs, including
the establishment of the Works Progress Administration and the
Civilian Conservation Corps, which attempted to hoist America out of the Great
Depression by
putting Americans back to work.


Social Security History

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Eighty years ago Friday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed ...

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Soul 2 Spill: Perry Mason Vs. Ironside

Television's New Frontier: The 1960s: Perry Mason (1961)
Raymond William Stacy Burr
(May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993)

Perry Mason
is a
legal drama series that originally aired on CBS – TV
from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. It starred Raymond Burr as
Perry Mason, Barbara Hale as secretary Della Street, William Hopper
as private dective Paul Drake, William Talman as district attorney
Hamilton Burger, and Ray Collins as police Lt. Tragg.

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Filming of the last episode (#271) of Perry Mason, "The Case of the
Final Fade-Out" (May, 22, 1966).

Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner made his sole appearance
as an actor, playing the judge presiding at the second trial. It was
Gail Patrick Jackson’s idea to give Gardner and other behind-the-
scenes members of the production crew a chance to appear in
uncredited cameos.  

Perry Mason
Erle Stanley Gardner
(July 17, 1889 – March 11, 1970)

That's Pulp! | Perry Mason novels: #49 and #50

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Miranda Rights: What Is a Miranda Warning and Does It Apply to DUI ...

On June 13, 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda
v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised
of their rights before interrogation. Now considered standard police procedure, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot a
fford one, one will be appointed to you,” has been heard so many times in television and film dramas that it has become almost cliché.

The roots of the Miranda decision go back to March 2, 1963, when an 18-year-
old Phoenix woman told police that she had been abducted, driven to the
desert and raped. Detectives questioning her story gave her a polygraph test,
but the results were inconclusive. However, tracking the license plate number
of a car that resembled that of her attacker’s brought police to Ernesto Miranda,
a laborer who had a prior record as a peeping tom. Although the victim did not identify Miranda in a line-up, he was brought into police custody and

What happened next is disputed, but officers left the interrogation with a confession that Miranda later recanted, unaware that he didn’t have to say
anything at all.

Ernesto Miranda - Wikipedia
Ernesto Arturo Miranda
(March 9, 1941 – January 31, 1976)

So many charges reading them all would put court to sleep: Judge ...

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