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Roy Rogers was a famous singer and cowboy actor – one of the most popular Western stars of his era. Known as the “King of the Cowboys”, he appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show. In many of his films and television episodes, he appeared with his […]

It’s so much a part of the American landscape that we tend to it for granted. State Fairs mean so much to so many. From music to food, agriculture to popular culture, entertainment, and, of course, the midway, there seemingly is something for everyone. And, now it serves as a production set for political campaigns. […]

On this date (August 26) in 1939 the first telecast of a major league baseball game took place. It was the first game of a doubleheader at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, between the Dodgers and Cincinnati. Those who watched saw the league-leading Reds win 5-2. NBC broadcast the game on its station W2XBS based in the […]

It is a famous part of To Kill a Mockingbird, but it now seems to be a rarity in the South today. Recently Meredith Bethume, a food and travel writer and associate editor of Eater DC,  sought out a Lane Cake. This NPR srory reports on what she found. This article was first published on […]

Trying to find healthy food at a state fair awash with deep-fried Oreos and foot-long corn dogs is no easy task. At the Iowa State Fair, one of the rites of passage is trying food on a stick. But dietitian Nikki Stahr, who works for the Iowa-based Hy-Vee grocery chain, is running a booth at […]

It’s still one of the defining moments of the Dodger-Giant rivalry. Though the teams removed themselves from their places of origin, the acrimony between the franchises continued in the Golden Gate State. One represented Hollywood and the progress of Southern California, the other charm of the City Bar the Bay. 50 years ago occurred one […]

  After a spell “on the road” we are back home and online again. We intentionallty shut down for our 10 days away to Maine and Massachsetts. We wanted to absorb the places, people and experiences completely, without being distracted and pulled towards devices. Now that we have returned (safely not withstanding a fender bender […]

One of my favorites by two of my favorites. This article was first published on

  The story was a legendary one from the War. It became a legendary movie, at least to me. The Dumbusters were the Royal Air Force Squadron 617, during World War II. The squadron became known as the “Dam Busters” because of  Operation Chastise, a mission using highly specialised bombs to destroy Ruhr dams in Germany. The legendary […]