VETERAN ACTOR HAL HOLBROOK IS 86 TODAY

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Hal Holbrook’s acting roles include Abraham Lincoln in the 1976 television series 
Lincoln, Hays Stowe on The Bold Ones:The Senator,NBC, and Capt.Lloyd Bucher  
on Pueblo. He is also known for his role in the 2007 film Into The Wild, for which  
he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and also for an Academy 
Award. He has also done a one man stage show as Mark Twain. He has also
appeared on The Event, a series airing on NBC. Hal is the oldest nominee in  
Academy Award history in the Best Supporting Actor category.

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BIRTHDAY WISHES TO ALAN ALDA ~ 75 TODAY

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    Hawkeye

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Alan Alda ,an actor, director and screenwriter is a five-time Emmy Award and six-time Golden Globe Award winner. He is best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce ( above)
in the TV series M*A*S*H on CBS from September 17, 1972 to February 28, 1983. He was nominated for 21 Emmy Awards, and won five. He took part in writing 19 episodes, including the finale, and directed 32. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism.

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Alda as U.S. Republican Senator Arnold Vinick in West Wing on NBC-TV
from 1999 to 2006

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Alan Alda played  U.S. Senator Owen Brewster (above) in The Aviator
in 2004. He received his first  Academy Award nomination for the role. 

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PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN BEGAN ON THIS DATE IN 1960

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Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts is seen here with wife 
Jacqueline as he announced his candidacy for the Democratic
Presidential nomination.
                  

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IT WAS A SECRET MEETING ON THIS DATE IN 1970

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The meeting between President Nixon, left and Elvis Presley,
right, was requested by Elvis to discuss how the rock star
could help the country fight the growing drug problem. Elvis
suggested that he might be made a “Federal Agent at-large
in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs”. The oval
office visit lasted only 30 minutes.

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Elvis Presley’s had written request for the meeting with Nixon
was made though Senator George murphy of California.

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SEE IT NOW ~ WITH EDWARD R. MURROW

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 The premier of “See It Now” was on this date in 1951. The TV
news magazine and documentary was created and hosted by
veteran newsman Edward R. Murrow. It aired weekly on CBS
from 1951 to 1958. The series won four Emmy Awards and
was nominated for three. It  also won a Peabody Award.

Murrow’s show focused on controversial issues in the 1950’s,
but was best remembered for it’s segment on Senator Joseph
McCarthy. This probe of the McCarthy-led anti-communist era
is the focus of the 2005 film…good night, and good luck.

GOOD NIGTH, AND GOOD LUCK.
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                                   A scene from the movie.

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