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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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: It's a Wonderful Life and Perry Como
Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" that we could use to artificially stimulate our Christmas spirit. Today is Christmas Eve Today in Television History
December 24, 1948
Perry Como Show debuts.
Como launches his long-running TV variety show. At first, the show was simply a
TV broadcast of Como's musical-variety radio program and lasted just 15
minutes. Gradually, though, the program grew into its new medium. The show grew
to a half-hour, then a full hour in 1955. The show ran until 1963.
was born in 1912 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. As a teenager, he worked as a
barber but began touring with bands as a young man. By the 1940s, he was
releasing a string of hit recordings, starting with "Long Ago and Far
Away" in 1944. Between 1940 and 1955, he was second only to Bing Crosby in
the number of hits released-including 42 Top 10 hits by 1958. Among his
chart-toppers were "Prisoner of Love," "Surrender," and