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Monday, 31 October 2005


NATPE Halloween Birthday to Dan Rather, Ron Rifkin, David Ogden Stiers, Sally Kirkland, Deidre Hall, Jane Pauley, Dermot Mulroney, Rob Schneider and Eddie Kaye Thomas!

Today in 1953, NBC televised Carmen on Opera Theatre. It was the first opera televised in color.

There are 85 spooky days until NATPE 2006!

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Friday, 28 October 2005

Happy Friday!

NATPE Birthday to Dody Goodman, Bruce Morton, Jane Alexander, Michael Crichton, Dennis Franz, Annie Potts, Mark Derwin, Daphne Zuniga, Jami Gertz and Lauren Woodland!

On this date in 1974, Rhoda Morgenstern made TV history as she married Joe Girard on Rhoda on CBS.

There are 88 days until NATPE 2006.

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Thursday, 27 October 2005

And Now For Something...

NATPE Birthday to Nanette Fabray, Ruby Dee, John Cleese and Kelly Osbourne!

On this date in 1954, Disneyland (later Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color, The Wonderful World of Disney, Disney’s Wonderful World, The Disney Sunday Movie and The Magical World of Disney) premiered on ABC. In 1974, ABC premiered the first televised showing of The Poseidon Adventure.

There are 89 (yikes!) days until NATPE 2006.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2005

I'd like to solve it!

NATPE Birthday to Pat Sajak, Jaclyn Smith, Lauren Tewes, Dylan McDermott and Thomas Cavanagh!

Today in 1952, NBC-TV premiered Victory at Sea. In 1986, Donald Duck was shown for the first time in the People’s Republic of China.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2005


Person The Africa Channel, an independent television network showcasing the diverse cultures and rich history of Africa, has named SHIRLEY NEAL as vice president of production and development. Neal will be responsible for production of original content for The Africa Channel, overseeing network operations, as well as scheduling of shows already on the network.

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Monday, 24 October 2005

Mrs. C!

NATPE Birthday to Jeanne Cooper, Marion Ross, Brian Kerwin, Nancy Cartwright, Tracy Nelson, Michael Boatman and Mehcad Brooks!

On this date in 1964, the Rolling Stones were introduced to American audiences on The Ed Sullivan Show on CBS.

New releases on DVD this week include 3rd Rock from the Sun (Season 2); Alias (Season 4); The Ambassador; American Gothic (Complete Series); Bewitched (Season 2); The Captain and Tennille (Ultimate Collection); Danger Mouse (Seasons 3 &4); Degrassi Junior High (Complete Series); The Doris Day Show (Season 2); Hamish Macbeth (Season 1); Hart to Hart (Season 1); In Living Color (Season 4); Invasion: Earth (mini-series); The Kids in the Hall (Season 3); The L Word (Season 2); Little House on the Prairie (Season 9); Mad TV (Best of Seasons 8,9,10); The Munsters (Season 2); Point Pleasant (Complete Series); Puppets Who Kill (Season 2); Tales from the Crypt (Season 2); and Tripping the Rift (Season 1).

There are 91 days until NATPE 2006.

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What's the most-watched show on Tuesday night? Have you ever seen it?

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Good Question

How can a hit television series like "Frasier" gross $1.5 billion and yet be $200 million in the red?

- The LA Times, on a new suit questioning H'w'd accounting.

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NATPE Birthday to David Nelson, Kevin Kline and B.D. Wong!

Today in 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States was completed. In 1947, Walt Disney testified to the House Unamerican Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believed to be communists.  In 1989, televangelist Jim Bakker was sentenced to 45 years in prison and a 500,000 USD fine for defrauding investors of 3.7 million USD. 

There are 92 days until NATPE 2006.

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Friday, 21 October 2005

Birthday Cards from the Edge

NATPE Birthday to Joyce Randolph, Judy Sheindlin, Everett McGill, Carrie Fisher, Jeremy Miller & Will Estes!

Today in 1960, the fourth debate preceding the presidential election between U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy and U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon was televised from New York City.

There are 95 days until NATPE 2006.

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