Genealogy Roadshow starts in Sept.

A new genealogy program will be on PBS starting in September. Genealogy Roadshow  will visit 4 cities to film stories that are described as part detective story and part emotional journey. Each episode will feature multiple stories including connections to figures in American history, debunked histories, and some  emotional stories. Filming just began last week …

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Talk about the History of Channel 13

This Tuesday evening Patrice Walsh of WHAM Channel 13 will give a talk on “Channel 13 Over the Years.” Patrice will tell how Channel 13 started, when the station went on the air and where the first studio was located. Patrice will also talk about the personalities on the air in the early days and …

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New TV Shows of Fall 1962 – NBC

NBC in the fall of 1962 started with 3 new westerns.. The stand out was the Virginian because at 90 minutes long it was like a new movie each week. They also had 3 new comedies, none of which would make it to the 1963 fall season. These are new NBC series: (All times Eastern) …

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Fall 1962 TV Hit

A very unlikely hit, The Beverley Hillbillies premiered Sept. 26, 1962. It is the classic “fish out of water” story. The title song tells the story when Jed Clampett strikes oil while hunting. An oil company comes along and makes him an instant millionaire (actually $25 million). He is convinced to move to Beverley Hills …

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Channel 13 Anniversary Special

I’ve written a couple of times about the 50th anniversary of channel 13 here in Rochester. Tomorrow (Wed, Sept. 19th) they will have an hour long special that celebrates the station. Tune in and/or record the program at 8 p.m. Update Because of a postponed baseball game  being rescheduled for Wednesday; the anniversary program has …

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More Channel 13 History Videos

A couple of days ago I posted links to some short videos commemorating the 50th anniversary of Channel 13 here in Rochester. I found that they also have some longer videos available on-line. These tell the history of the station through the last 50 years. They run 2 to 3 minutes each. The embedded video …

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Channel 13 Anniversary

Channel 13 is celebrating it’s 50th year anniversary. They signed on Sept. 15, 1962 as WOKR. They were then and still are an ABC-TV affiliate. On Jan. 10, 2005 was the biggest change in the history of the station when they changed their call letters to WHAM.  They started broadcasting a digital signal in 2005 …

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