I represent the first generation whom, when we were born, the television was now a permanent fixture in our homes. When I was born people had breakfast with Barbara Walters, dinner with Walter Cronkite, and slept with Johnny Carson.
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The special is based on the song by Johnny Marks, which was in turn taken from
the 1939 poem
of the same title written by Marks' brother-in-law, Robert L. May.
Since 1972, the special has aired over CBS,
which unveiled a high-definition, digitally remastered version in 2005. As with
Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph
no longer airs just once annually, but several times during the Christmas
season. It has been telecast every year since 1964, making it the longest
running Christmas TV special, and one of only four 1960s Christmas specials
still being telecast (the others being A Charlie Brown Christmas, How
the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Frosty
the Snowman). And again, as with the Charlie Brown special, Rudolph
has now been shown more than thirty-one times on CBS, although in this case,
CBS was not Rudolph 's original network.
Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" that we could use to artificially stimulate our Christmas spirit. Peace on Earth is a 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon short
subject directed by Hugh Harman, about a post-apocalyptic world
populated by animals.
Indiana Talks Marion, IN Wednesday 12/4 11pm ET, 8pm PT with replays at various times throughout the week Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com or use the TuneIn app on your smartphone and type in Indiana Talks
Passionate World Radio Ann Arbor, MI Tuesday 12/10 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT with replays at various times throughout the week at PWRTalk.com Click on the Listen Now button at PWRTalk.com Best known as the star of Hogan’s Heroes, the long-running CBS comedy series from the mid-1960s that currently airs on Me-TV, Bob Crane was also an accomplished drummer, not to mention a popular radio personality (both in New York and Los Angeles) whose influence on radio broadcasting can still be felt today. All of his accomplishments, however, have been overshadowed by the gruesome nature of his murder on June 29, 1978; the unsolved status of the case; and Crane’s addiction to sex, which by all accounts the actor was trying to overcome at the time of his death.
Less talked about when it comes to Bob Crane is that he was a generous actor, a loving father, and a good friend to those who knew him. Those aspects of Bob Crane will be the focus of this week’s program. Our special guest will be Karen Crane, award-winning special effects makeup artist, and Bob’s youngest daughter from his first marriage. Karen will share some memories of what it was like to have Col. Hogan as her dad. She’ll also talk about how her life was shattered at the news of his death ― and how her work as a makeup artist has, in many ways, helped her cope with her loss.
Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" that we could use to artificially stimulate our Christmas spirit. Today in Television History
John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne born in Birmingham,
England. Osbourne first gained fame
in the 1970s as a founding member and the lead vocalist of the heavy-metal band
Black Sabbath. After being fired from the group in the late 1970s, he embarked
on a successful solo career. In the mid-1990s, he and his wife Sharon launched
Ozzfest, a popular annual tour of heavy-metal and rock acts. As a performer,
Osbourne became infamous for biting the heads off a dove and a bat onstage and
was also accused of promoting suicide and Satanism through some of his lyrics.
Osbourne’s fame widened beyond the music world with the debut of The
Osbournes, a reality TV show featuring the rocker and his family that
debuted on MTV on March 5, 2002. The idea for the show reportedly sprang from
an episode of MTV’s Cribs, which featured the feisty, frequently
foul-mouthed Osbourne clan at home. The Osbournes focused on Ozzy’s
relationship with his spunky wife Sharon and the couple’s two teenagers, Kelly
and Jack; a third sibling, Aimee, opted not to participate in the show. Filmed
largely at the Osbournes’ Beverly Hills, California mansion, the show covered a
range of topics, from Ozzy’s battles with a vacuum cleaner to his efforts to
stay sober; to Sharon’s fight against colon cancer; to Jack and Kelly’s
partying and often-bratty behavior; to the family’s pack of misbehaving pets.
The special is
commonly referred to as the '68 Comeback Special, because of
subsequent developments in Presley's career, but the soundtrack album was
released simply as NBC-TV Special.
It was directed by Steve Binder and
produced by Binder and Bones Howe.
Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" that we could use to artificially stimulate our Christmas spirit.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Santa Claus
It's Christmas time on the SOL! After Mike and the 'bots exchange
gifts, they get to watch a movie where Santa Claus has to outwit Satan
in order to deliver gifts.
Paul Crouch died at his home in Orange, Calif., on Saturday, November 30,
2013 after a decade-long fight with degenerative heart disease, his
grandson Brandon Crouch told The Associated Press.
"He was an incredible businessman, entrepreneur, visionary; he built
something that impacted the world," he said. Trinity Broadcast Network
had reported that Crouch became ill and was taken to a Dallas area
hospital in October while visiting the network's facility in
Colleyville, Texas. Later he returned to California for continued
treatment of "heart and related health issues."