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Barbara Walters: Changing The Face Of Television News

Icons | September 10, 2021

American broadcast journalist Barbara Walters looks at film negatives with an unidentified man behind the scenes at NBC Studios, New York, New York, 1966. (Photo by ...

President Lyndon Johnson's War On Poverty

Icons | September 8, 2021

On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared his war on poverty. As he proclaimed during his Union address, "Our aim is not only to relieve the symptoms of poverty, ...

Bloody Sunday: A Massacre During A Civil Rights March

Culture | September 6, 2021

British troops marching arrested citizens toward detention on Bloody Sunday 30th January 1972 (Photo by William L. Rukeyser/Getty Images) In 1969, Derry, the secon...

The 1962 University of Mississippi Riots That Changed The World

Culture | September 5, 2021

The 1962 riots at the University of Mississippi campus marked a turning point for racial equality in the region. For a state that featured the confedera...

Silent Movie: Slapstick In The Seventies

Entertainment | September 2, 2021

In 1926, Brooklyn native Mel Brooks was born. He got his start as a writer and comic for Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, which ran from 1950-1954, where he worked alongside N...

The Grooviest Afros Of The "60s and "70s

Culture | August 31, 2021

The ‘60s and ‘70s brought many groovy influences into the world but none groovier than the Afro. In reality, the bouncy, effervescent hairstyle represented so much more than a...

Jazzercise: The Beginnings Of A Fitness Craze

Culture | August 29, 2021

Jazzercise was born after second-wave feminism was underway, and it helped to revolutionize fitness for women; its impact continues to be felt today. Prior to the 1960s, ...

The Orginal Mini Cooper

Fads | August 27, 2021

Endless ill-conceived sports cars account for much of Britain’s automotive history, however, the original Mini Cooper stands apart. Voted the “European Car of the Century” in 1999 by 130 motor...

The Poor People's Campaign

Culture | August 25, 2021

On January 8, 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson addressed the nation in the State of the Union Address, proposing legislation to help combat poverty in America. The poverty rate at that point was aro...

The Harlem Cultural Festival

Music | August 23, 2021

Source: (The Everett Collection/Pop Sugar). In the Summer of 1969, Woodstock became the music festival to remember. At the time, other youth-oriented festivals, like Monterey and Newport w...

The Accomplished Life of Thurgood Marshall

Icons | August 21, 2021

The slow disassembling of America’s racism owes a great deal of gratitude to one man, not Martin Luther King Jr., but Thurgood Marshall. The lawyer, activist, and eventual S...

James Caan: From A Mobster To A Romance Writer

Entertainment | August 19, 2021

James Caan has had quite the career, appearing not only in more than 70 films, but also acting on stage and on television. James Caan was born in the Bronx and grew up i...

Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy"

Music | August 17, 2021

The musical list of one-hit-wonders runs longer than a greedy child’s Christmas list. However, very few of those singular smashes retained the culture footprint of Right Said Fred’s “...

Supertrain: The Show That Almost Derailed A Network

Entertainment | August 15, 2021

In 1977, ABC found success with The Love Boat, a show which followed a particular pattern: each episode had three storylines, with one storyline focused solely on t...

Wonder Twins: The Lesser Known Heroes Of Saturday Morning Cartoons

Entertainment | August 13, 2021

The popularity of Wonder Woman and The Six-Billion Dollar Man helped to bring about the advent of The All-New Super Friends Hour in September 1977 on...

First Super Bowl

Culture | August 12, 2021

Long before football became America’s new pastime, the Super Bowl began as a battle between the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers and the American Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs. Tha...

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