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“CBS Loved Lucy”

1950s-1970s

Over 3 decades, Lucille
Ball kept CBS-TV on top
and in the money.

TV & Publishing

“Lucy & TV Guide”

1953-2013

“I Love Lucy” enriched
Walter Annenberg as they
popularized TV culture.

Radio & Rock ‘n Roll

“Moondog Alan Freed”

1951-1956

He coined the term
“Rock ‘n Roll” & gave
exposure to R&B artists.

Music & Advertising

“Keira & The Zombies”

2014 & The 1960s

A Chanel perfume ad
features Keira Knightley
& a 1960s Zombies’ tune.

Annals of Sport

“1930s Super Girl”

Babe Didrikson

When it came to athletics,
there was little that Babe
Didrikson couldn’t do.

Politics & Culture

“JFK’s Pacific Swim”

August 1962

A surprise “Presidential
swim” by John F. Kennedy
at Santa Monica,CA.

Music & Pop Culture

“Beatles in America”

1963-1964

New rock ‘n roll group
brings “pop explosion” in
music, business, culture.

Annals of Music

“Dear Prudence”

1967-1968

The history of a beautiful
Beatles’ song and a
productive retreat in India.

Media Powerhouse

“Empire Newhouse”

1920s-2012

From newspapers & magazines
to Reddit.com, Newhouse has become a cultural power.

Media Maverick

“Ted Turner & CNN”

1980s & 1990s

Media pioneer shakes up
news & entertainment biz
using new technology.

Politics & Celebrity

“The Jack Pack”

Pt.1: 1958-60

Frank Sinatra’s “Rat Pack”
cavort with & campaign for
JFK in his White House bid.

Politics & Celebrity

“The Jack Pack”

Pt. 2: 1961-64

Good times JFK Inaugural
is followed by some falling
out and tragic endings.

Hollywood, Dance, Film

“Legs: Cyd Charisse”

1950s-1990s

Statuesque beauty of
MGM musicals was a
commanding presence.

Television History

“Person to Person”

1953-1961

Edward R. Murrow’s show,
ironically, helped give
rise to “celebrity T.V.”

Music & Politics

“Barracuda Politics”

2008

Sarah Palin campaign music
at Republican convention
riles rock group, Heart.

Music & Politics

“Reagan & Springsteen”

1984

How Bruce Springsteen’s
music became part of a
Ronald Reagan speech.

Publishing Power

“Empire Newhouse”

1920s-2012

From newspapers & magazines
to Reddit.com, Newhouse has become a cultural power.

Baseball Legends

“The Yogi Chronicles”

1940s-2012

The life and times of
Yogi Berra, a NY Yankee
legend — and a lot more.

Music & Advertising

“Microsoft & Too Close”

2012

A Microsoft TV ad for its
Explorer browser used a
dubstep tune to get notice.

Sports Star Advertising

“Vuitton’s Soccer Stars”

June 201o

Soccer legends Pelé, Zidane
& Maradona do advert
for a luxury bag maker.

Beatles’ Song History 

“Love Me Do”

1962-2012

Story of the song that
became the Beatles’ first
hit in the U.K. (#17).

Beatles’ First No.1

“Please Please Me”

1962-1964

The song with a unique
“Beatles’ sound” marked
beginning of their fame.

Art, Satire, Politics

“Enemy of the President”

1970s

Cartoonist Paul Conrad
draws the ire
of Richard Nixon.

Music & Civil Rights

“Strange Fruit”

1939

Billie Holiday sings
a haunting song
of protest.

The Tobacco Celebs

“Wayne For Camels”

1950s

Hollywood’s John Wayne
stars in Camel
cigarette advertising.

Wealth & Celebrity

“Celebrity Buffett”

1960s-2010

Billionaire Warren Buffett
leverages his wealth &
fame to good ends.

Film, Celebrity, Activist

“Mia’s Metamorphoses”

1966-2010

Mia Farrow’s life changes:
actress-to-activist
& using her fame.

Advertising, History, Art

“Remington’s West”

1959

A John Hancock Co.
“history series” ad page:
Frederic Remington, artist.

Sports & Civil Rights

“Reese & Robbie”

1945-2005

Brooklyn baseball statue
commemorates kind moment
amid racial bigotry.

Magazine Art & Culture

“U.S. Post Office”

1950s-2011

Magazine art from the
1950s helps frame today’s
“postal values” fight.

 


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