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ALL OF PORTLAND WATCHED CHANNEL 12

Local owners signed on KLOR-TV, Channel 12, from Portland, Ore., in 1955 as an ABC affiliate with a secondary DuMont affiliation. The following year, KGW-TV, Channel 8, signed on the air and took the ABC affiliation from KLOR-TV. The DuMont...


Local owners signed on KLOR-TV, Channel 12, from Portland, Ore.,
in 1955 as an ABC affiliate with a secondary DuMont affiliation. On
the following year, KGW-TV, Channel 8, signed on the air and took
the ABC affiliation from KLOR-TV. The DuMont Television Network
went out of business, leaving KLOR without a network affiliation. 

George Haggerty purchased KLOR-TV in 1957, along with rival
KPTV.  KPTV launched in 1952 as the state’s first TV station.  It
was an NBC affiliate and the nation’s first commercial UHF TV
station, broadcasting on Channel 27.
  (FADED SIGNALS)

 

KLOR TV

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FIRST TV PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH IN 1947

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On October 5, 1947, President Harry Truman (1884-1972)  made
the first-ever televised presidential address from the
White House
,
asking Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to help starving Europeans.

At the time of Truman’s food-conservation speech, Europe was
still recovering from
World War II and suffering from famine. He
worried that if the U.S. didn’t provide food aid, his administration’s
Marshall Plan for European economic recovery would fall apart. 

Truman asked farmers and distillers to reduce grain use and
requested that the public voluntarily forgo meat on Tuesdays,
eggs and poultry on Thursdays and save a slice of bread each
day. The food program was short-lived, as ultimately the Marshall
Plan succeeded in helping to spur economic revitalization and
growth in Europe.

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GUINNESS RECORD HOLDER IS DEAD AT 88

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At 86, Regis Philbin is still the life of the party
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (August 25, 1931 – July 24, 2020) 
   

Often called “the hardest working man in show business”, Regis Philbin was 
known for hosting
talk and game shows since the 1960s. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most hours on US television. His trademarks include his excited manner, his wit, and his irreverent ad-libs. He died of natural causes.

Regis Philbin, television personality and host, dies at 88

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Loretta Lynn Biographical Timeline | American Masters | PBS

Loretta Lynn's Children Who Died: The Deaths of Her Son & Daughter ...

Loretta Lynn, a country music singer-songwriter is 88 years
young today. She received multiple gold albums in a career
spanning 60 years.

Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter The Best Of Loretta Lynn ...

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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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