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Heidi Game 1968 The 'Heidi Game' is a derisive nickname given to the New York Jets-Oakland Raiders AFL game played on Sunday, November 17, 1968. It was a much-anticipated marquee clash between two 7-2 teams that was regionally televised by NBC. Well, it was partially televised by NBC--and that was the problem. The game, scheduled for a 4 p.m. eastern start, ran beyond the three-hour time frame allotted to it by the network. At 7 p.m., with the Jets leading 32-29 with 65 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, NBC abruptly cut away from the football broadcast without warning to its scheduled programming: a made-for-TV version of the children's classic 'Heidi.' (NBC had been heavily promoting the movie as part of sweeps week.) Outraged football fans swamped NBC and its affiliates with angry phone calls. They became even angrier after viewers learned that Oakland had scored two touchdowns in the final minute to win 43-32. The uproar reached the front page of the next day's New York Times and national newscasts. The result was that after 1968, pro football broadcasting agreements required the networks to show games in their entirety.
Tags: football  Heidi  broadcasting 
Added: 29th October 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1982 YOU REMEMBER THAT??? "Rosanna" is a song by the American rock band Toto This song won Grammy Award for Record of the Year -1982 The music video features Cynthia Rhodes
Tags: Rosanna  Arquette  Swayze  Cynthia  Rhodes  Dirty  Dancing 
Added: 28th November 2009
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Posted By: mia_bambina
Bobby Russell - Saturday Morning Confusion Russell wrote several hits, including "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, (a major hit for his then-wife Vicki Lawrence, to whom he was married from 1972 to 1974) and "Little Green Apples," which won him a Song of the Year Grammy Award in 1968 from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He wrote the song "Honey", which was a hit for Bobby Goldsboro in 1968. Russell died in 1992 in Nicholasville, Kentucky of coronary artery disease, aged
Tags: Bobby    Russell    Saturday    Morning    Confusion    Old    Classic    Country    Music    Vintage    Traditional    Songs    Hits    Gold    Golden     
Added: 26th December 2009
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Posted By: Cliffy
sammy sosa before and after 2009 Baseball legend and home run hitter Sammy Sosa had an unfortunate accident with his moisturizer cream he used to treat his sun damaged skin, it seems the cream turned his skin a pale white. Spotted at the Latin Grammy Awards a few days ago he showed up and caused quite a shock with his new look. Sammy insists he did not intentionally bleach his skin white like the dearly departed Michael Jackson openly admitted to because of his skin disease.
Tags: sosa 
Added: 1st April 2010
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Posted By: mia_bambina
Chase- Get It On As the 1970s began, Bill Chase found himself thinking of creating his dream band. The group evolved over six months into the four trumpets, four rhythm instruments and one vocalist arrangement which earned the group a "Best New Artist" Grammy nomination 1971. When his group Chase blasted on the scene with "Get It On," The trip to the top was swift. Chase was soon in demand by Johnny Carson, The Smothers Brothers and many of the other hot variety shows on television. In 1974, Chase chartered a plane to take him and three band members to a performance in Jackson, MN. The weather was bad with a low ceiling, and the airport in Jackson had little communications equipment. The plane went down, but was not found until the next day. There were no survivors.
Tags: Chase-  Get  It  On 
Added: 4th May 2010
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Posted By: Music Maiden
Teen Talk Barbie Controversy 1992 In July 1992 Mattel released Teen Talk Barbie. Each doll was randomly programmed to 'say' four out of a possible 270 phrases, such as 'Wanna have a pizza party?' and 'Will I ever have enough clothes?' One phrase raised the ire of women's groups: 'Math class is tough!' According to the complainers, the phrase encouraged the negative stereotype of girls being mathematically challenged. Even though only about 1.48% of the Teen Talk Barbies could repeat that taboo phrase, Mattel removed the phrase from further production. The company also offered to replace any doll that had it. There were few takers. The rarity and controversy of the 'math class' phrase has made it a very desirable collectors' item.
Tags: Teen  Talk  Barbie  controversy 
Added: 21st June 2010
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Posted By: Lava1964
Saturday Night Live With Howard Cosell Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell was a dreadful variety program that ran on ABC from September 1975 to January 1976. It, of course, was hosted by sports announcer Howard Cosell and produced by Roone Arledge of Monday Night Football fame. It was later remembered by its director Don Mischer as 'one of the greatest disasters in the history of television,' largely due to Cosell and Arledge being unfamiliar with comedy and variety programming. Coincidentally, that same year NBC began airing a late-night comedy show titled Saturday Night. The shows did not directly compete. (Cosell's program aired at 8 p.m. whereas NBC's show aired at 11:30 p.m.) Cosell's show featured Bill Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Christopher Guest as regular comedy performers dubbed 'The Prime Time Players.' In response, the NBC show called its regular performers 'the Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time Players.' Ironically, all three of the original Prime Time Players eventually joined the NBC show. The premiere episode featured celebrity guests Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Paul Anka, Siegfried and Roy, the cast of the Broadway version of The Wiz, Jimmy Connors, John Denver and the Bay City Rollers (whom Cosell dubbed 'the next British phenomenon'). The show was often hectic and unprepared. In one instance, Arledge learned that Lionel Hampton was in New York City and invited the musician to appear just an hour before airtime. The show fared poorly among critics and audiences alike, with TV Guide calling it 'dead on arrival, with a cringingly awkward host.' Alan King, the show's 'executive in charge of comedy,' admitted it was difficult to turn Cosell into a variety show host, saying Cosell 'made Ed Sullivan look like Buster Keaton.' Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell was canceled on January 17, 1976, after only 18 episodes. A year later, in 1977, NBC's Saturday Night was renamed Saturday Night Live.
Tags: Saturday  Night  Live  Howard  Cosell  variety  TV 
Added: 17th December 2010
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Posted By: Lava1964
Remebering Y2K Was it real or a way for computer programmers to make a lot of money?
Tags: Remebering  Y2K,  Leonard  Nimoy,  apocalypse,  bottle  water,  y2k  scare,  y2k 
Added: 30th December 2010
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Posted By: pfc
Newton Minow - Vast Wasteland Speech Despite being just 35 years old, Newton Minow became the head of the Federal Communications Commission in 1961 shortly after John F. Kennedy became president. During the 1960 election campaign, Robert Kennedy and Minow had long passionate discussions about the state of television and its influence on America. Minow became a vocal critic of the medium. Famously, in a speech given to the National Association of Broadcasters convention on May 9, 1961, Minow was extremely critical of television broadcasters for not doing more, in Minow's view, to serve the public interest. His phrase, 'vast wasteland,' is remembered years afterward. Minow said, 'When television is good, nothing—-not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers-— nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite you each of you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air and stay there for a day without a book, without a magazine, without a newspaper, without a profit and loss sheet or a rating book to distract you. Keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that what you will observe is a vast wasteland.' While some Americans applauded Minow's assault on commercial television as a welcome criticism of excessive violence and frivolity, others criticized it as an elitist, snobbish attack on programming that many viewers enjoyed. Still others viewed it as government interference with private enterprise. Related trivia: The S. S. Minnow of the 1964–1967 television show Gilligan's Island was sarcastically named for Minow to express the producers' displeasure with his assessment of the quality of television.
Tags: FCC  Newton  Minow  television  vast  wasteland  speech 
Added: 3rd February 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
1976 Grammy Awards Best New Artist Boston? Dr Buzzards Original Savannah Band? Brothers Johnson? Starland Vocal Band? Wildcherry? Starland Vocal Band! Really??!!
Tags: 1976  Grammy  Awards  Best  New  Artist  Brian  Wilson,  Carl  Wilson  &  Denis  WIlson  Beach  Boys  as  a  presenter.  Boston,  Brothers  Johnson,  Dr  Buzzards  Original  Savannah  Band,  Wildcherry  Starland  Vocal  Band 
Added: 13th February 2011
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Posted By: Music Maiden

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