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Perfect Strangers Season 1 Intro Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for 8 seasons from March 25, 1986 to August 6, 1993 on the ABC television network. Created by Dale McRaven, the series chronicles the rocky coexistence of midwestern American Larry Appleton (Mark Linn-Baker) and his distant cousin from eastern Mediterranean Europe, Balki Bartokomous (Bronson Pinchot). Originally airing on Tuesdays for the short six-episode first season in the spring of 1986, it moved to Wednesdays in prime time in the fall of 1986. It remained on Wednesdays until March 1988, when it was moved to Fridays. The show found its niche there as the anchor for ABC's original TGIF Friday-night lineup, though it aired on Saturdays for a short time in 1992.
Tags: Perfect  Strangers  Season  1  Intro 
Added: 22nd October 2012
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Posted By: dusman
Oldest Recording Gets Digital Treatment It's scratchy, but a newly digitized recording made on a Thomas Edison-invented phonograph in 1878 captures the oldest playable American voice and the first-ever recording of a musical performance, according to experts.
Tags: Oldest  Recording  Gets  Digital  Treatment  Thomas  Edison  Record  Player  Associated  Press  Optical  Recorder 
Added: 25th October 2012
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Posted By: Steve
Tom Brokaw Explains Canada to Americans During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, NBC's Tom Brokaw narrated this excellent feature explaining Canada to Americans.
Tags: Tom  Brokaw  NBC  Olympics  Canada 
Added: 28th October 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Shirley Temple - Stand Up and Cheer In 1934, 20th Century Fox signed six-year-old Shirley Temple to a movie contract after seeing her in a few "Baby Burlesque" comedies made by a low-budget film company. Temple's first film for 20CF was Stand Up and Cheer. The plot is far-fetched and hokey: The federal government appoints Warner Baxter as Secretary of Amusement with the goal of making Americans smile their way through the Great Depression! This lackluster film, comprised mostly of second-rate vaudeville acts, is almost unwatchable until little Shirley and Jimmy Dunn make their appearances and rescue what would otherwise be a stinker of a movie. Here are the eight minutes of Shirley's scenes from this historically important film. (In Shirley's autobiography she admits to having a huge crush on Dunn. You can tell the feeling is mutual. Really, who couldn't love little Shirley?)
Tags: Shirley  Temple  Stand  up  and  Cheer  Jimmy  Dunn 
Added: 14th November 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Lillian Gish AFI Acceptance Speech Ninety-year-old silent screen actress Lillian Gish accepts a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute in 1984. She gives a terrific speech!
Tags: AFI  Lillian  Gish  actress 
Added: 19th November 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Rodgers and Hammerstein on WML The geniuses of American musical theater, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, are the mystery guests on What's My Line on November 29, 1959.
Tags: WML  Rodgers  and  Hammerstein 
Added: 21st December 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Johnny Owen - Boxing Fatality This is the concluding segment of a BBC documentary on Welsh boxer Johnny Owen. Owen died from injuries he suffered in a world bantamweight championship fight versus titleholder Lupe Pintor of Mexico on September 19, 1980. Owen's scrawny appearance--and his nickname the "Matchstick Man"--belied the fact he was a scrappy battler with a 25-1-1 record who held the Welsh, British, Commonwealth, and European bantamweight championships. The title fight took place in front of a hostile crowd of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Before, during, and after the fight, Owens' handlers and the Welsh fans who had travelled thousands of miles to support Owen were routinely pelted with cups of urine thrown at them by the Hispanic fans. Nevertheless, Owen surprised everyone by putting on a competitive fight. Some writers had Owen ahead after eight rounds, but he was tiring. In the ninth round he was knocked down for the first time in his pro career. In the fateful twelfth round, Pintor floored Owen again. Owen rose and a few seconds later was knocked unconscious by a Pintor straight right. A blood clot formed on Owen's brain. He never regained consciousness and died 45 days after the fight. He was 24 years old. Owen's family held no grudge against Pintor and encouraged him to continue his boxing career. When a memorial statue to Owen was about to erected in his hometown of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales in 2000, Owen's father insisted Pintor perform the official unveiling. Pintor obliged.
Tags: boxing  fatality  Johnny  Owen  Wales 
Added: 26th November 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Sportswoman of the Year Mary Lou Retton, Height 4 ft 9 in (1.45 m), An American Gymnast! "Catapulted" to international fame by winning, the All Around Gold Medal in women's gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California.
Tags: Mary  Lou  Retton,  1984,    Olympics,  gold  medalist,   
Added: 28th November 2012
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Posted By: mia_bambina
Visit The Colonel In 1969 Finger lickin' good in the 20th Century - KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is a fast food restaurant chain, which specializes in fried chicken. An "American icon", it is the the world's largest fried chicken chain and the second largest restaurant chain overall after McDonald's!! Founder-Colonel Harland David Sanders (September 9, 1890 December 16, 1980(aged 90))
Tags:   Colonel  Sanders,  Kentucky  Fried  Chicken 
Added: 7th December 2012
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Posted By: mia_bambina
Leo Randolph - Forgotten Olympian The 1976 American Olympic boxing team won five gold medals, one silver, and one bronze. Four of the gold medallists eventually won professional world titles. Though largely forgotten today, Leo Randolph was one of them. Randolph, a resident of Tacoma, WA, won the flyweight division at the Montreal Olympics at age 18. (In the gold-medal match against Cuba's Ramon Duvalon, many boxing fans thought Randolph was the recipient of a generous decision.) Randolph waited nearly two years before turning professional. In the interim he finished high school and worked at a Boeing aircraft factory. Randolph's early pro opponents, in most cases, left a lot to be desired as there are few quality pro boxers in the lightest weight categories in North America. Nevertheless, Randolph beat Colombia's Ricardo Cardona for the WBA junior featherweight title on May 4, 1980 with a 15th-round knockout. However, in his first defense of his title just three months later, Randolph was totally outclassed by Sergio Palma of Argentina. The challenger battered Randolph and won the title with a sixth-round technical knockout. Saying his heart was no longer in boxing, Randolph collected his $72,000 purse and promptly retired after the bout at age 22, compiling a pro record of 17-2. In a 1996 "Where Are They Now?" feature in Sports Illustrated, Randolph was happily employed as a bus driver for Pierce Transit in the Pacific northwest.
Tags: boxing  Leo  Randolph  Olympics 
Added: 27th December 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964

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