Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Really Big Shoe

 
Every Sunday night from June 20,1948 - June 6,1971 millions of viewers, would dial in CBS to see what outrageous variety acts Ed would introduce.
 It was the day of golden age of television!
The Ed Sullivan shoe!

Many historic rock-n-roll and Motown super stars were showcased.
The Beatles-Elvis Presley-The Doors-The Rolling Stones-The Jackson Five-Supremes & Temtations just to name a few!

 Sullivan was a brilliant tracker and arranger of talent. A variety show always has variety, but nothing was as eclectic as the programs that Sullivan put together, from puppet shows to opera, the show had it all.

 January 6, 1957, when Elvis Presley appeared on the program and the cameras shot him from the waist up because his gyrating hips were considered far too scandalous for family television.

On February 9, 1964, more than 70 million viewers tuned in to the show for the American TV debut of the Liverpool-based rock quartet.... “The Beatles.”

Sunday, January 22, 2017

PASSWORD

Are you old enough to remember that Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for Mark Goodson & Bill Todman Productions?
The host was Allen Ludden, who had previously been very well known as the host of the.......
 G.E. College Bowl.

 Password originally aired for 1,555 daytime telecasts each weekday from October 2, 1961 to September 15, 1967 on CBS.
At the same time there were weekly prime time airings from January 2, 1962 to September 9, 1965......
and then from December 25, 1966 to May 22, 1967.

 An additional 1,099 daytime shows aired from April 5, 1971 to June 27, 1975 on ABC.

The show's announcers were Jack Clark and Lee Vines on CBS and John Harlan on ABC.
Two revivals later aired on NBC from 1979 to 1982 and 1984 to 1989, followed by a prime time version on CBS from 2008 to 2009.

 In 2013......
TV Guide ranked it #8 in its list of the 60 greatest game shows ever.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

A Day Of Reckoning

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