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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008.
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Drummer, bandleader Bobby Rosengarden dies

SARASOTA, Fla., March 2 (UPI) -- Jazz drummer Bobby Rosengarden, 82, known for his wisecracks as the bandleader for the "The Dick Cavett Show," has died of kidney failure in Sarasota, Fla.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2006 with 342 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2005 with 342 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2004 with 343 to follow.
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TV's canceled shows and pilots live again

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- TV networks have a tradition of throwing out unsold pilots and canceled shows just like trash, but executives at the Trio cable channel have dusted off some of
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2003 with 342 to follow.
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Hollywood Digest

REMEMBERING A HOLLYWOOD INSTITUTION
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2002 with 342 to follow.
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Ernie Kovacs (January 23, 1919 – January 13, 1962) was an American comedian whose uninhibited, often ad-libbed, and visually experimental comedic style came to influence numerous television comedy programs for years after his death in an automobile accident. Such iconic and diverse shows as Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Uncle Floyd Show, Saturday Night Live Captain Kangaroo, Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and TV hosts such as David Letterman and Craig Ferguson have been influenced by Kovacs. Chevy Chase acknowledged Kovacs' influence on his work in Saturday Night Live, thanking him during his acceptance speech for his Emmy award for SNL. Chase appeared in the 1982 documentary called Ernie Kovacs: Television's Original Genius, speaking again of the impact Kovacs had on his work.

On or off screen, Kovacs could be counted on for the unexpected - from having marmosets as pets, to wrestling a jaguar on his live Philadelphia television show. When working at WABC (AM) as a morning drive radio personality and doing a mid-morning television show for NBC, Kovacs disliked eating breakfast alone while his wife was sleeping in after her Broadway performances. His solution was to hire a taxi driver to come into their apartment with his own key and whose job was to make breakfast for them both, then take him to the WABC studios.

While Ernie and his wife Edie Adams received Emmy nominations for best performances in a comedy series in 1957, Kovacs' talent was not formally recognized until after his death. The 1962 Emmy for outstanding electronic camera work and the Directors' Guild award came a short time after his fatal accident. A quarter century later, he was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. Kovacs also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television. In 1986, the Museum of Television & Radio (now the Paley Center for Media) presented an exhibit of Kovacs' work, called The Vision of Ernie Kovacs. The Pulitzer Prize winning television critic, William Henry III wrote for the museum's booklet:

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