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[ale] OT Re[2]: Is this for Real



Jeff Lightner wrote:
> Jack Paar and Steve Allen were hosts of the Tonight Show before Johnny
> Carson.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
> Scott Castaline
> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 8:54 AM
> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [ale] OT Re[2]: Is this for Real
> 
> Jim wrote:
>> Robert Reese wrote:
>>> I was lucky growing up... we had *seven* channels, and one even
> lasted past Midnight on the weekends!  (Do you remember waking up in the
> La-Z-Boy having passed out, barely able to move from the hypnotic effect
> of tv snow?  That was some good snoozin')
>>> BTW, our first cable came with a set-top box with a little knob
> labelled "OFF" and "ON".  Appropriately, it was called ONTV.  Yes, it
> had exactly *one* channel.  HBO came out about a year later as a
> competitor, and IIRC, it had four channels and something most people had
> never seen... a remote control.
>>> Now where'd I put that Just For Men....
>>>
>>> Robert~
>>>
>>>   
>> We had one.  The first TV on the block was a very small and quite dark
> 
>> screen.  The owners set up folding chairs in their living room so 
>> neighbors could watch.  I wandered in to see what all the fuss was
> about 
>> and here was this fat lady howling.  I found out later that was called
> 
>> singing.  It was Kate Smith.  I decided that I didn't really like TV
> at 
>> that point.  The station was a MBS (Mutual Broadcasting System) member
> 
>> but a lot of the content was locally producted by University students.
> 
>> It came on at about 7am and went off at about 11pm.  My dad got a TV a
> 
>> couple of years after that and I recall my first addiction was to 
>> Captain Video.  There I was introduced to Tobar the robot.
>>
>> To heck with the Just for Men, where's the rogain and my dental paste?
>>
>> Jim
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> My parents first tv was I think a Westinghouse Console with shutter 
> doors made out of mahogony. The left side was the tv with a 9" screen 
> (B&W of course), and the right side had an AM/FM/SW/LW radio and a 
> record changer in a drawer. As far back as I can remember this was in 
> the basement (finished basement as a rec. room) and in the den we had a 
> GE with a 12" circular screen. In Boston we had 4 stations, ABC, NBC, 
> CBS and the precursor to PBS. TV was from 7AM to 11AM until around 1958 
> when NBC came out with the Late Show (Pre Johnny Carson, my memory slips
> 
> me as to who the original host was). I do remember getting caught 
> watching Johhny Carson by my parents in his earlier years a few times.
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Yeh I though I remembered Steve Allen taking over for Jack but could not 
remember his last name.