The Blessings Thou Has Seen Fit to Bestow Upon Us

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Great Moments in Television: The Heidi Game, the Great Pumpkin, and the Family Hour

Do you remember the Heidi Game?On November 17, 1968, the Oakland Raiders defeated the New York Jets 43-32, scoring two touchdowns in nine seconds to overcome a 32-29 New York lead.  Fans didn't see the dramatic finish, though, because with just 65 seconds left to pay and with the Jets in the lead, NBC made a last-minute decision to cut from the game to begin airing a much touted 1968 made-for-TV version of Heidi.NBC executives were caught between a rock and a hard place:  The game bet … [Read more...]

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R.I.P. Alice! The Brady Bunch Won’t Be the Same Without You

Ann B. Davis, best known for her role as Alice Nelson, the quirky housekeeper on The Brady Bunch, died this morning in the religious commune in San Antonio where she lived.The 88-year-old star was said to be in good health when she struck her head in an unexpected bathroom fall.  According to her close friend, Episcopal Bishop William Frey, the bump caused a subdural hematoma.  She never regained consciousness. *     *     *     *     *  Davis was a familiar face on television in the '60s a … [Read more...]

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