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.

Perry 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.

Como 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 "Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba."

And now a Figueroa Christmas Eve Tradition.

And now the lost ending.
Stay Tuned & Merry Christmas

Tony Figueroa
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