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Who Shot JR Who shot J.R.? was a mass media-manufactured open question in 1980. In the CBS television series Dallas, the character of J.R. Ewing, played by Larry Hagman, was shot by an unknown assailant in the final scene of its 1979-1980 season, which aired on March 21, 1980 and was entitled A House Divided. Viewers had to wait all summer, and most of the fall due to a Hollywood actors' strike, to learn whether J.R. would survive, and which of his many enemies was responsible. Security was tightened at the Lorimar studios where Dallas was filmed. During the summer of 1980, the question "Who shot J.R.?" was asked in everyday conversations across America and worldwide. T-shirts printed with such references as "Who Shot J.R.?" and "I Shot J.R.!" became common over the summer. Betting parlors worldwide took in massive amounts of money. People were placing bets as to which one of the 10 or so principal characters had actually pulled the trigger that shot J.R. A session of the Turkish parliament was suspended to allow legislators a chance to get home in time to view the Dallas episode. Ultimately, the person who pulled the trigger was revealed to be the character of Kristin Shepard (played by Mary Crosby) in the "Who Done It?" episode which aired on November 21, 1980. Kristin was J.R.'s scheming sister-in-law and mistress, who shot him in a fit of anger.
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Added: 5th July 2007
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Posted By: BKV
FATHER KNOWS BEST  Opening Father Knows Best was the classic wholesome family situation comedy. It was set in the typical Midwestern community of Springfield, where Jim Anderson was an agent for the General Insurance Company. Every evening he would come home from work, take off his sport jacket, put on his comfortable sweater, and deal with the everyday problems of a growing family. In contrast to most other family comedies of the period, in which one of the other parents was a blundering idiot, both Jim and his wife Margaret were portrayed as thoughtful, responsible adults. When a family crisis arose, Jim would calm the waters with a warm smile and some sensible advice. The show originally aired on radio in 1958. CBS debuted it in 1954, but it was cancelled after one year. NBC picked it up and put it in an earlier time slot, where the whole family could watch it. The show then ran successfully for the next five years and became a television classic.
Tags: father  knows  best  robert  young  television 
Added: 17th August 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
Everyday People Sly and the Family Stone Ed Sullivan Show 1968
Tags: Dance  to  the  Music 
Added: 19th November 2007
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Posted By: Marty6697
DREAMS OF EVERYDAY HOUSEWIFE-GLEN CAMPBELL In answer to a private message I received.
Tags: GLEN    CAMPBELL    DREAMS    EVERYDAY    HOUSEWIFE     
Added: 3rd July 2009
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Posted By: Laura
God Bless America Memorial Day soon, I know it's early , but a tribute too our soldiers.
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Added: 17th May 2008
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Posted By: Marty6697
Remembering Home Remembering Home Letters from home brought more than messages from wives and sweethearts, for these young men it brought visions of home. Of the simple, everyday things that were once taken for granted. Photos The Library of Congress S.O. Fisher Collection Lynchburg History Foundation United States Army Signal Corps. Music Glen Miller Moonlight Serenade Stardust Bob Hope and Shirley Ross Thanks for the Memories Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera Lynn Snow conceived and produced by Dale Caruso
Tags:   veterans    day    WWII    1940s    Remembering    Home 
Added: 25th September 2008
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Posted By: dalecaruso
Siege of Leningrad Durng the Second World War, German forces surrounded the historic city of Leningrad (St. Petersburg) from August 1941 through January 1944. The siege resulted in the deaths of more than one million Russians, mostly due to starvation and disease. He is some archival film chronicling the misery of everyday life during history's worst siege.
Tags: Leningrad  siege  Second  World  War 
Added: 9th October 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Franklin Half Dollar From 1948 through 1963, some 510 million American half dollars bearing the portrait of Benjamin Franklin were minted. They were replaced by Kennedy half dollars in 1964. I've never understood why half dollars fell out of favor as an everyday currency. To me they seem at least as practical as quarters.
Tags: Benjamin  Franklin  coin  half  dollar 
Added: 5th November 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Davey and Goliath Intro This Sunday morning cartoon is a stop motion animation series and was created for The Lutheran Church during the 1960's and produced by Art Clokey who is also know for the Gumby cartoon series that also was Stop Motion animation. Most were 15 minutes long and featured Davey Hansen and his dog Goliath who could talk. But only Davey (and us!) could hear him talk. This show taught the Love of God through everyday experiences. This show can still be seen in syndication today.
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Added: 15th November 2008
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Posted By: ChowDog
German Children of Charles Lindbergh In 1927, Charles Lindbergh, a virtualy unknown air mail pilot from Minnesota, became a worldwide celebrity with his daring solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean. He remained a beloved American hero until the onset of the Second World War when his isolationist views thinly disguised an admiration for Nazi Germany. Twenty-nine years after Lindbergh died in 1974, Lindbergh's reputation took another beating. It was revealed he had fathered at least seven children with three German mistressess during his many trips abroad in the 1950s and 1960s. In 2003 three of them, the children of Brigitte Hesshaimer, produced 112 letters Lindbergh had written to their mother along with childhood photographs with the famed aviator and their own recollections of the tall, lanky man who they knew as Careau Kent. DNA tests conclusively proved they were Lindbergh's children. The Hesshaimer children, born between 1958 and 1967, said they didn't realize Lindbergh was their father until the early 1980s when Bouteuil, the middle child, began asking questions. After discovering a bundle of letters allegedly written by Lindbergh and addressed to her mother, Bouteuil confronted her and was finally told that Kent was actually Lindbergh. The children promised to keep the secret until both their mother and Lindbergh's widow, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, were deceased. Both died in 2001. The revelation stunned Lindbergh's Pulitzer-prize winning biographer, A. Scott Berg, who told the Associated Press when the siblings made their claim, it would have been "out of character for Lindbergh to father the siblings." The Hesshaimers say Lindbergh met their mother, a Munich hatmaker, and fell in love in the mid-1950s when he spent much of his time traveling. Lindbergh would visit the family once or twice a year when the children were young, staying for five days to two weeks, Dyrk Hesshaimer said, and their mother forbade them from discussing their father outside of the family. “We quickly built up a close relationship to him,” he said. “We didn't have the time together with him that other children had with their fathers, but when he was there he concentrated very intensively on us.” Bouteil recalled breakfasts where her mother and Lindbergh would talk for hours, and of the people he'd met. “I knew he was something special,” Dyrk Hesshaimer said. “He had knowledge about U.S. politics that wasn't in the news at the time.” Their mother received what would be her final letter dated Aug. 16, 1974. It read, “I am losing energy everyday. My love to you and the children, all I can send.” Brigitte Hesshaimer later read in the papers that Lindbergh had died of cancer on Aug. 26, 1974 She told her children simply that their father was dead. Subsequent research by German investigators found that Lindbergh had fathered four other children with two other German women.
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Added: 22nd December 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964

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