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WORLD’S FAIR OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1939

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On April 30, 1939, the New York World’s Fair opened in New York
City
. The opening ceremony, which featured speeches by President Franklin D. Roosevelt ( above) and New York Governor Herbert
Lehman, ushered in the first day of television broadcasting in New
York (below).

Early Television

Early Television

Photographs of an early telecast from the 1939 Worlds Fair.

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UNCLE DON WRIGHT RECENTLY DIED AT 87

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Don Wright (Donald Nomako) (Oct. 6, 1934 – March 13, 2022)

Wright was a celebrated disk jockey, television personality
and corporate communication coach. He passed away 
Sunday, March 13, 2022, after battling a long illness. 


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ICONIC COMEDIAN HAS DIED AT AGE 67

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Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried (February 28, 1955 – April 12, 2022)

The actor and stand-up comedian died from a rare genetic muscle
disease that can trigger a dangerously abnormal heartbeat.

Gottfried began performing at only 15-years-old, has also appeared
on television shows and in movies.

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SOMETHING BETTER ~ THE RCA VIDEODISC

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Marketed by RCA in the 1980’s.

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PORTLAND’S RADIO AND TV HISTORY

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Lorenzo “Larry” Caramella
(August 10, 1925 – January 16, 2018)



Larry began his long career in broadcasting as
a DJ, booth announcer, newscaster, talk show
host, and
broadcast engineer. He was with KPOJ,
KXL, KGW
(below), KPTV, and KATU along with
other stations.

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