Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Sept 28, 1901. Known as the “King of TV Variety,” born at New York, NY. Sullivan started his media career in 1932 as a sportswriter for the Daily News in New York. His popular variety show, “The Ed Sullivan Show” (“ Toast of the Town”), ran from 1948 until 1971. It included such sensational acts as Elvis Presley and the Beatles. He died at New York, NY, Oct 13, 1974.

Sept 28, 1901. Known as the “King of TV Variety,” born at New York, NY. Sullivan started his media career in 1932 as a sportswriter for the Daily News in New York. His popular variety show, “The Ed Sullivan Show” (“ Toast of the Town”), ran from 1948 until 1971. It included such sensational acts as Elvis Presley and the Beatles. He died at New York, NY, Oct 13, 1974.


Today is Wednesday, 28 September 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy World:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Ask A Stupid Question Day and Ed Sullivan’s Birthday – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Sept 27, 1954. “The Tonight Show” has gone through numerous changes over the years, yet it has remained a top-rated show that set the standards for all variety/ talk shows to come. Steve Allen served as host 1954– 57. He developed the show’s format: an opening monologue, games or segments for the studio audience and then celebrity interviews. Jack Paar hosted 1957– 62 and Johnny Carson reigned as the king of comedy 1962– 92. Comedian Jay Leno was the popular host 1992– 2009. After a brief period with Conan O’Brien taking over the desk, Leno returned in 2010.

Sept 27, 1954. “The Tonight Show” has gone through numerous changes over the years, yet it has remained a top-rated show that set the standards for all variety/ talk shows to come. Steve Allen served as host 1954– 57. He developed the show’s format: an opening monologue, games or segments for the studio audience and then celebrity interviews. Jack Paar hosted 1957– 62 and Johnny Carson reigned as the king of comedy 1962– 92. Comedian Jay Leno was the popular host 1992– 2009. After a brief period with Conan O’Brien taking over the desk, Leno returned in 2010.


Today is Tuesday, 27 September 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Samuel Adams’ Birthday – Anniversary, Ancestor Appreciation Day, The Tonight Show Premiere – Anniversary, and Warren Commission Report issued – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 26 September 2016

Sept 26, 1969. This popular sitcom starred Robert Reed as widower Mike Brady, who has three sons and is married to Carol (played by Florence Henderson), who has three daughters. Housekeeper Alice was played by Ann B. Davis. Sons Greg (Barry Williams), Peter (Christopher Knight) and Bobby (Mike Lookinland) and daughters Marcia (Maureen McCormick), Jan (Eve Plumb) and Cindy (Susan Olsen) experienced the typical crises of youth. The program steered clear of social issues and portrayed childhood as a time of innocence. The last episode was telecast on Aug 30, 1974. The program continues to be popular in reruns, and there were also many spin-offs: a cartoon, a variety series, a sitcom, a short-lived dramatic series and films.

Sept 26, 1969. This popular sitcom starred Robert Reed as widower Mike Brady, who has three sons and is married to Carol (played by Florence Henderson), who has three daughters. Housekeeper Alice was played by Ann B. Davis. Sons Greg (Barry Williams), Peter (Christopher Knight) and Bobby (Mike Lookinland) and daughters Marcia (Maureen McCormick), Jan (Eve Plumb) and Cindy (Susan Olsen) experienced the typical crises of youth. The program steered clear of social issues and portrayed childhood as a time of innocence. The last episode was telecast on Aug 30, 1974. The program continues to be popular in reruns, and there were also many spin-offs: a cartoon, a variety series, a sitcom, a short-lived dramatic series and films.


Today is Monday, 26 September 2016, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Johnny Appleseed Day, Banned Books Week begins, “The Brady Bunch” television premiere – Anniversary, First Televised Presidential Debate – Anniversary, “Gilligan’s Island” television premiere – Anniversary, Jack LaLanne’s Birthday – Anniversary, and West Side Story Premiere – Anniversary..

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