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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.
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Remembering Dick Clark: Radio was his first love

Remembering Dick Clark: Radio was his first love

BURBANK, Calif., April 29 (UPI) -- Dick Clark dialed up a TV revolution with "American Bandstand" but radio was No. 1 in his heart."
PAMELA LYNN MILLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 31, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2006 with 122 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2005 with 122 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 31, the 244th day of 2004 with 122 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2003 with 122 to follow.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer and actress Pearl Bailey was born this day in 1918 in Newport News, Va. In addition to singing and film work, Bailey won a special Tony Award in 1968 for her performance in an all-black version of "Hello, Dolly!"
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Country Music News

Polly Lewis of The Lewis Family born in Lincoln County, Ga., 1937. Johnny Russell born in Roundaway, Miss., 1940.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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PATTY DUKE INJURED IN TANGLE WITH HORSE
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2002 with 122 to follow.
By United Press International

Assignment America: Stalinism is personal

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- We didn't have communists in Texas. We did talk about them a lot, though.
JOHN BLOOM

Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Mon., April 29) Danny Davis was born in 1925. Steel guitarist Billy Mize was born in 1929. Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys was born in 1943.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983) was an American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer who was sometimes introduced by his nickname, The Old Redhead. No television personality of the 1950s enjoyed more clout or fame than Godfrey until a famous on-the-air incident undermined his folksy image and triggered a gradual decline; the then-ubiquitous Godfrey helmed two CBS-TV weekly series and a daily 90-minute television mid-morning show through most of the decade but by the early 1960s found himself reduced to hosting an occasional TV special.

Arguably the most prominent of the medium's early master commercial pitchmen, he was strongly identified with many of his many sponsors, especially Chesterfield cigarettes and Lipton Tea. After many years for Chesterfield (during which Godfrey came up with the idea and slogan "Buy 'em by the carton"), he severed the relationship during one of his television programs, when his doctors convinced him that his lung cancer was due to smoking. Subsequently, he became a prominent spokesman for anti-smoking education.

Godfrey was born in New York City in 1903. His mother, Kathryn Morton Godfrey, was from a well-to-do Oswego, New York, family which disapproved of her marriage to an older Englishman, Arthur Hanbury Godfrey. The senior Godfrey was a sportswriter and considered an expert on surrey and hackney horses, but the advent of the automobile devastated the family's finances. By 1915, when Arthur was 12, the family had moved to Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. Arthur, the eldest of five children, tried to help them survive by working before and after school, but at age 14 left home to ease the financial burden on the family. By 15 he was a civilian typist at Camp Merritt, New Jersey and enlisted in the Navy (by lying about his age) two years later.

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