Tom & Jerry are the prototypical cat and mouse cartoon characters: Mouse irritates cat. Cat chases mouse. Mouse bests cat. Repeat ad nauseum. Tom & Jerry were created in 1940 by ...
I found this newspaper in Pops’ stuff when I was sorting I was just 11 years old in 1963 and already numb from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It ...
George Carlin, the man who challenged both censors and the institution of Stand Up Comedy, would have celebrated his 79th birthday today, had he not been so foolish to die ...
On this day in 1955 Mighty Mouse Playhouse is first broadcast on tee vee. Mighty Mouse originally appeared 1942 as cartoon shorts in movie theaters. According to the WikiWackyWoo:  The character was ...
On this date in 1951 “I Love Lucy” premiered on the CBS network. Although it went off the air in 1957, it has run virtually non-stop in syndication ever since. ...
The undisputed King of Late Night is — and forever will be — Johnny Carson. On this day in 1962, Carson took the helm of The Tonight Show, and nothing ...
299 Queen Street West became the CHUM/City Building. There are some news stories that hit harder than others. That describes yesterday, which left me bereft. Back in the ’90s, as many of ...
Happy Anniversary!!! It was 62 years ago today that Richard Milhous Nixon cemented himself into the national consciousness with his Checkers speech. Oh, sure, Nixon had been in the news ...
Animation by author from White House still photo archives I was 4 years old when it happened, which is why I don’t remember. However, on September 9, 1956, when Ed Sullivan ...
Dateline June 5, 1956 – Elvis Presley appeared on the Milton Berle Show. Coming during his first brush with national fame, his pelvic gyrations were so suggestive that it became ...
Johnny Carson got his start in Show Biz as a magician Dateline May 13, 1994 – Johnny Carson makes his last tee vee appearance ever, fittingly on David Letterman’s show. Carson was ...
Dateline May 12, 1963 – Back in the day you couldn’t really say you were in Show Biz unless you had appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. As much as ...

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