This Day In Baby Boomer Television History

Posted on September 17th, 2012 in Television by Terry Hamburg

“All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?” ~Nicholas Johnson, former head of the Federal Communications Commission “Television an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your home. ” ~David Frost “Television!  Teacher, mother, secret lover.”  ~Homer Simpson 1989: LA Law is theRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on September 13th, 2012 in Television by Terry Hamburg
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“History portrays everything as if it could not have come otherwise. History is on the side of what happened. ” ~Elias Canetti, writer. “History offers some consolation by reminding us that sin has flourished in every age.”  ~Will and Ariel Durant, historians 1993: The borough of Queens, New York begins mandatory recycling. 1991: America winsRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Scandal: Who Am I?

Posted on September 11th, 2012 in 1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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You probably know me as the notorious “Hollywood Madame.” I regard it as a pop culture badge of honor. My exclusive client list, never revealed, looked like a Hollywood baby boomer Who’s Who. I served 21 months in jail. No regrets. What I did isn’t a real crime. Unfortunately, my father, a prominent pediatrician, wasRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 31st, 2012 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.”  ~ Plato “The real history does not get written, because it is not in people’s brains but in their nerves and vitals.”  ~ Alfred North Whitehead, philosopher 2004: Republicans nominate George W. Bush. 1992: Emmys! Outstanding Television Comedy Series and Best Drama Series are announced. 1987: MichaelRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 24th, 2012 in Music,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“History is never antiquated, because humanity is always fundamentally the same.”  ~Walter Rauschenbusch, theologian “History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.”  ~George Santayana, philosopher 2011: Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs resigns over poor health issues. 1991: Cheers. Cheers wins Emmys for Best Television Comedy, BestRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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I used to be a household name but I’m guessing most baby boomers don’t remember me much, even though I was a regular television talk show guest in the 1950s and 60s and appeared on Steve Allen no less than 25 times, becoming a pop culture celebrity. I was a hippie before there were hippies,Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Ever Happened to Micky Dolenz?

Posted on August 16th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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I hope you’re not thinking, who is Micky Dolenz? My mug has always been more famous than my name. Of course, you remember that baby boomer band I was in: ♫ Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkees…♫ Did you know I was a kid star on television? – the little orphan in Circus Boy. As you canRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer “Family” Westerns

Posted on August 14th, 2012 in 1960s,1970s,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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In 1958, seven of the top ten television shows were “Westerns,” including the first four. Baby boomers (and their parents) couldn’t get enough of the action. What accounts for this pop culture dominance? Of course, the mystique of the West is woven into American history. The War and Depression became fading ghosts in the rearRead the Rest…

Today in Boomer History

Posted on August 9th, 2012 in Music,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from. ” ~John Still, writer “A history in which every particular incident may be true may on the whole be false.”  ~Thomas Macaulay, philosopher “God cannot alter the past, though historians can.”  ~Samuel Butler, poet 1996: Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as hisRead the Rest…

Baby Booomer Celebrity: What Happened to Rickey Nelson?

Posted on July 31st, 2012 in 1950s,Celebrities,Music,Television by Terry Hamburg
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Let’s settle one “fact” right away. The 1985 plane crash that took my life was due to mechanical failure, not because everyone aboard was free-basing cocaine as was rumored, and still believed by some. First rocker on cover of Life, which coined “teen idol” to describe him I don’t need to tell you how bigRead the Rest…