AWARDS CEREMONY ON TV ~ FIRST TIME ON THIS DATE IN 1953

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bob hope hosting awards

The 25th annual Academy Awards show was first televised on NBC which continued to cover the event until 1960 when the ABC Network took over, televising the festivities through 1970, after which NBC resumed the broadcasts. ABC once again took over broadcast duties in 1976; it is under contract to do so through the year 2020. Bob
Hope is shown above hosting the first televised ceremony.

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academy awards on tv

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TIME FOR A COKE BREAK!

vintage coke machine

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TIME MAGAZINE DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1923

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The first issue of Time magazine featured the retired speaker of the U.S.
House of Representatives Joseph G. Cannon on its cover, shown above.

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RADIO SHOW SIMULCAST FOR FIRST TIME ON THIS DATE IN 1954

BREAKFAST CLUB   
                          Don McNeill

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The Breakfast Club was a long-run morning variety show on NBC Blue Network/ABC radio originating in Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by Don McNeill (shown above).The radio program ran from June 23, 1933 through December 27, 1968. McNeill’s 35½-year run
as host remains the longest tenure for an emcee of a network entertainment program, surpassing Johnny Carson (29½ years) on The Tonight Show and Bob Barker (34⅔ years) on The Price is Right. For one year, beginning on February 22, 1954, the show
was simulcast on ABC radio and television, ending on February 25, 1955. 

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Picture of Don McNeill (right) taken during a simulcast of The Breakfast Club

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CHRISTMAS IS CLOCK-RADIO GIFT TIME!

wake to music of the stars

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