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…

Today In Baby Boomer History

Posted on July 26th, 2012 in Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“Professor (Samuel) Johnston often said that if you didn’t know history, you didn’t know anything.  You were a leaf that didn’t know it was part of a tree.”  ~Michael Crichton, writer “History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.”  ~George Santayana, philospher 2010: Over 92,000 classifiedRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer TV Trivia Quiz

Posted on July 24th, 2012 in Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching? ~Nicholas Johnson, former Federal Communications Commissioner ► Match the line to the baby boomer television show › I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing. › I don’t care what you say, this is my life. › Who loves you, baby? ›Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Back To The Future Kicks On Route 66

Posted on July 9th, 2012 in Baby Boomer Future,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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Those amazing modern medical miracles are here and almost here. Baby Boomers will live longer and better than we imagined. So, get ready for the future. National News Network July 9, 2025 GET YOUR KICKS (AGAIN) Disney is the latest and biggest player in the Historic Route 66 nostalgia trail, unveiling today it’s long awaitedRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 28th, 2012 in Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“A history in which every particular incident may be true may on the whole be false.”  ~Thomas Macaulay, poet “History is a kind of introduction to more interesting people than we can possibly meet in our restricted lives; let us not neglect the opportunity.”  ~Dexter Perkins, historian 1994: Not steroids. New York Met pitcher DwightRead the Rest…

Baby Boomer Animals

Posted on June 25th, 2012 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg
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Call it a baby boomer coming-of-age saga, a gross-out spectacle, pop culture teen raunch…but also call it successful. Bottom line? Budget: 3 million. Gross (pardon the word): Over 140 million. Critical acclaim? A few didn’t appreciate the approach to humor. But Animal House sits at #1 on Bravo’s 100 Funniest Movies. Roger Ebert: 4 stars.Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on June 19th, 2012 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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I was abandoned by my parents when only a few weeks old and raised by an evangelical preacher. During the 1950s and 1960s, I hosted two long-lasting pop culture television shows. Parent of baby boomers loved me and if you were a boomer, you might have been a guest. I was proudly married to theRead the Rest…

Today in Baby Boomer History: Hollywood Premieres

Posted on June 15th, 2012 in Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg
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“Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.”  ~Alfred Hitchcock “The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.”  ~Alfred Hitchcock “Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay home and see bad television for nothing?”  ~Samuel Goldwyn 1992Read the Rest…

Baby Boomer Celebrity Kiddie Pics: Who Am I?

Posted on June 13th, 2012 in Collectibles,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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It’s called “growing into yourself.” You lose baby fat, features get definition, the nose elongates, even your hairline changes. But beneath all that, an imprint remains. Here are some baby boomer movie and television stars as children before Hollywood fame and fortune, probably before they ever aspired to be pop culture icons. Can you identifyRead the Rest…