New TV Shows of Fall 1964 – CBS

CBS had solid rating for the previous year. In fact, 9 out of 10 of the top rated shows for the 1963-64 season were on CBS. Still, CBS had 11 new shows on the fall 1964 schedule. Most successful were a couple of half hour comedies. The biggest flops were a couple of new dramas. …

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Old News – Monroe Co. Fair

More news from the past. This one is a story about the upcoming Monroe County Fair that at that time was in Brockport THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, September 3, 1914 GOV. GLYNN TO BE AT FAIR ALL OF THE DEPARTMENTS CROWDED WITH EXHIBITS Monroe County Fair Some Fast Race Horses in Abundance The mobilizing of …

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WDYTYA – Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver is being profiles on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Minnie didn’t know very much about her father’s family as her parents broke up when she was 6 years old. The press release for this episode say that she “unravels the deep family secrets her late father kept …

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$3 Million+ for a Comic Book?

Yesterday they sold a copy of the first issue of Action Comics which featured the first appearance of Superman. It sold for $3,207,852. I believe that sets a new record price for a comic. Part of the reason for the high price was it the best quality of that issue that has ever come on …

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Old News – Red Cross & Students

Time again for news from the past. Two stories; one of an appeal from the Red Cross and the other about new students at Mechanics Institute (now Rochester Institute of Technology). THE POST EXPRESS Rochester, NY Tuesday, August 25, 1914 American Red Cross Sends Out Second Appeal for Relief Funds Mayor Hiram H. Edgerton this …

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More on the 1964 Rochester Riot

The Rochester Public Library has released a new collection dealing with the Rochester riot of July 1964. Rochester Riots of 1964, Vol. 1 (157 pages) is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings for the days during the riot (July 25 – Aug. 3). Then Volume 2 (168 pages) has newspaper articles on the aftermath of the …

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CD Longevity

People often ask how long their CDs will last. This recent article on NPR (National Public Radio)  addresses the problems of maintaining a CD collect. They interview people from the National Archives who are finding that some prerecorded CDs from the 1990s are already suffering from they call “CD rot.” CDs that are recorded at …

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