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Offline mrclose

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Who Remembers ...
« on: February 25, 2016, 12:07:23 AM »

In the early to mid 60's, local TV stations would shut down for a few hours but before doing so .. some folks were lucky enough to be entertained by this!

I place this in the Religion forum simply because of very last line .. which Still sends chills up my spine!

The America I grew up in was a proud America.


http://youtu.be/IoL-KCFbIpA
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Re: Who Remembers ...
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 02:07:42 AM »
I grew up without television--it wouldn't have done me any good anyway, myself being deaf--but I recall when I was a little kid during the 1960s, when radio stations in rural Nebraska, per FCC regulations at the time, had to shut down for the day at sundown (I dunno why; I suspect it was so that bigger stations elsewhere could use the wavelength), that The Star-Spangled Banner was always played.....and the whole thing, every verse, not just the first one.

Like mrclose here, I miss those days when there were many fleeting-second patriotic reminders in the daily life.

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Re: Who Remembers ...
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 10:10:20 AM »
I was born in 1961 so it's unlikely I remember seeing that on TV unless it was in some TV retrospective, but i have seen it before.

My earliest memories only go back to 65 or 66.

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2016, 10:17:40 AM »
I wonder who narrated that? It almost sounds like Charlton Heston.
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Re: Who Remembers ...
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 12:12:54 PM »
I wonder who narrated that? It almost sounds like Charlton Heston.

It appears that a gentleman named Leo Mann narrated it. The 1960's version (which is the one I recall most vividly) was used in the space shuttle short film. They used they same music and narration for the later film, which is surprising.

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Re: Who Remembers ...
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 04:04:34 PM »
High Flight was written by 19 year old Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee.

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So exited was the 19-year-old about his first flights in a Spitfire that he jotted his feelings on the back of an envelope, and sent it to his parents with the note: "It started at 30,000 feet, and was finished soon after I landed. I thought it might interest you." The scribbled poem was "High Flight."

A few weeks later Magee was dead, killed not in the whirl of combat but in a midair collision with a trainer on a misty winter's day. A farmer saw his disintegrating Spitfire fall, and watched Magee struggling to bail out. His parachute failed to open.

http://www.macla.co.uk/scopwick/magee.php




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Re: Who Remembers ...
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2016, 04:20:23 PM »
This is really great. Thank you for sharing. My wife and I have been discussing how different the world is now than how it was when I was growing up. The technology is great but pretty much every thing else is pure evil. The signs were there but when change came it came fast... scary fast. The video and the reminder that TV stations use to stop broadcasting around 2:00 am made me a bit nostalgic. Perhaps part of the trouble with the world is there is too much to do after midnight and people just aren't getting enough sleep  :)
Man’s greatness is so obvious that it can even be deduced from his wretchedness, for what is nature in animals we call wretchedness in man, thus recognizing that, if his nature is today like that of the animals, he must have fallen from some better state which was once his own.
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Re: Who Remembers ...
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2016, 09:48:41 PM »
I like watching them on YouTube.
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