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Tokio Kid WWII Propaganda Posters During the Second World War, the U.S. government produced a series of anti-Japanese propaganda posters featuring a caricature dubbed the Tokio Kid. (Tokio was a common spelling of Tokyo at the time.) These posters, featuring absurd exaggerations of Asian facial features and pidgin English, warned Americans that wasteful habits and slacking off on the job could aid the enemy.
Tags: Tokio  Kid  propaganda  Second  World  War 
Added: 2nd March 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Happy Birthday Barbara Walters Barbara Jill Walters was born September 25, 1929. She is an American journalist, writer and media personality who has been a regular fixture on morning television shows (Today and The View), an evening news magazine (20/20), and on The ABC Evening News as the first female evening news anchor. Walters was first known as a popular TV morning news anchor for over 10 years on NBC's Today, where she worked with Hugh Downs and later hosts Frank McGee and Jim Hartz. Walters later spent over 20 years as co-host of ABC's newsmagazine 20/20. She was the first woman to co-anchor the network evening news, working with Harry Reasoner on The ABC Evening News. With all due respect to Ms Walters, I just couldn't help myself with this one.
Tags: barbara  walters  gilda  radner  madeline  kahn  snl 
Added: 25th September 2007
Views: 2215
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Posted By: Naomi
Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe A catchy song from the late 1970s: Nick Lowe's Cruel to be Kind. This clip is from a British program similar to American Bandstand called Top of the Pops.
Tags: Nick  Lowe  Cruel  to  Be  Kind 
Added: 28th September 2007
Views: 2439
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Posted By: Lava1964
ETTA JAMES     AT LAST       2007 Etta James taped live at the Playboy Jazz Fest 2007. She was born Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938, and became an American blues, soul, R&B, and jazz singer and songwriter. In the 1950s and 60s, she had her biggest success as a blues and R&B singer. She is best known for her 1961 ballad "At Last", which has been classified as a "timeless classic" and has been featured in many movies and television commercials since its release. She's now sixty-nine and can still belt out a song better than most.
Tags: etta  james  at  last  r&b  music 
Added: 28th September 2007
Views: 2188
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Posted By: Naomi
Sitcom Cast Announces Its Own Cancellation The ABC sitcom I Married Dora only aired from September 22, 1987 until January 8, 1988 before getting the axe. Total Television describes it as 'a witless sitcom about a parent who married his Latin American housekeeper to save her from deportation.' Uniquely, the termination of I Married Dora was announced by its cast members as part of the final show! Take a look...
Tags: I  Married  Dora  cancellation 
Added: 25th March 2009
Views: 1717
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Posted By: Lava1964
Lizzie Borden One of the most studied murder cases in American history: the case of Lizzie Borden, accused of killing her father and stepmother in 1892. Lizzie hired a superstar team of lawyers and beat the rap. Nothing like that could happen today, right?
Tags: Lizzie  Borden 
Added: 2nd October 2007
Views: 1987
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Posted By: Lava1964
Bugs Bunny War Bond ad Bugs Bunny (with the help of Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd) encourages patriotic Americans to buy war bonds and stamps.
Tags: Bugs  Bunny  war  bonds 
Added: 2nd October 2007
Views: 6145
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Posted By: Lava1964
Early MASH opening sequence The opening sequence from MASH. It's hard to tell which season this is from, but it had to be one of the first three because Wayne Rogers and McLean Stevenson are listed as cast members. MASH was truly a groundbreaking show. It could not be easily defined as comedy or drama, but it was often compelling. It garnered 99 Emmy nominations in its 11-year run. The final episode remains the highest-rated show in American TV history.
Tags: MASH  opening 
Added: 3rd October 2007
Views: 8604
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Posted By: Lava1964
Worst TV Show Ever - Turn-On Turn-On is generally regarded as the worst television show ever to grace the airwaves of American TV. Created by Laugh-In producers George Schlatter and Ed Friendly, Turn-On lasted just one broadcast: Wednesday, February 5, 1969. At some ABC afiliates, as Tim Conway explains in this clip, it was yanked off the air before it was finished. Turn-On was similar to Laugh-In. It was 30 minutes of skits and backouts bridged together by weird electronic music. Most of the skits were overly suggestive by 1969 standards. (One featured a comely blonde about to be executed by a firing squad. The head of the squad said, 'This might sound unusual but WE have one final request!' Another skit featured a vending machine that dispensed birth control pills.) Good luck finding clips of this turkey. Apparently the master tape is locked away in a vault somewhere never to be aired again.
Tags: Turn-On  ABC  worst  TV  show  Tim  Conway 
Added: 25th March 2009
Views: 3843
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Posted By: Lava1964
Winston Churchill Machine Gun Photo On July 31, 1940, British prime minister Winston Churchill visited the coastal defenses near Hartlepool, England during the bleakest period of the Battle of Britain. During his inspection of the troops, he was photographed holding a machine gun (or tommy gun as the Brits call it). The British press thought the photo was unflattering and it got little attention. However, the Germans obtained a copy and thought it had potential as anti-Churchill propaganda. They equated the photo with lawless American gangsters and used it to create a leaflet. Thousands of copies of this photo, bearing the caption 'Wanted for Incitement to Murder,' were dropped over London in an attempt to portray Churchill in a negative light. It didn't work. Far from being offended, the Londoners loved the image of their gun-toting PM. Thus the German propaganda leaflet had the opposite effect from what had been intended. It became a prized possession for Londoners.
Tags: Winston  Churchill  photo  machine  gun 
Added: 18th July 2010
Views: 8219
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Posted By: Lava1964

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