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memories of the ’80s – Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch by Alannah Nash

In the late 1980s, biographer Alannah Nash wrote the first story on the life of a noted TV journalist: Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch. Savitch was only 36 when she died in mysterious circumstances, and Nash, a writer … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Solar Eclipse March 7, 1970

In the first year of the 1970s, a solar eclipse occurred in March, visible across North and Central America. It was the first time a solar eclipse occurred that was shown in colour on television. CBS Television aired The Solar … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The PTL Club & The Bakkers

Scandals in the news cycle are no surprise – and in the 1980s, one of the scandals that fueled many a new story was the Christian evangelical television show called The PTL Club. Created by Jim Bakker in the late … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Patty Hearst

The danger of being an heiress became the fixation of the news cycle in 1974 when Patty Hearst, granddaughter of newspaper magnate William Randoph Hearst was kidnapped. But the story didn’t stop there – Hearst was coerced and brainwashed, becoming, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – killer bees

Disaster was a definite theme of movies of the 1970s – but real disasters that were going to affect us became mainstays of the news cycle. One of the main ongoing stories was the possibility of killer bees. News reports … Continue reading

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