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Meetings: 2nd Thursday even numbered months
2017: 9 Feb, 13 Apr, 8 Jun, 10 Aug, 12 Oct, 14 Dec

11:30 AM at The Club Pheasant in West Sacramento


13 April -- Roots 'n Hoots:
Broadcasts When We Were Young(er)

April's program brings it all back up on us with chimpanzees shilling, "Red, red, red, red, Redrose Tea"; Dina Shore singing, "See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet"; video graphics sketched by man (not CGI, let alone credited woman's hand); TV stations signing-off at midnight for a few hours with fanfare, flags, and fireworks; radio stations battling for market share; and an image of America so puritanical that not even Lucile Ball (then a pregnant wife) much less (fictitious wife) Mary Tyler Moore could sleep in the same bed as her husband. In April we flash-back to when Legends lost their baby teeth developing broadcasting's chops.

Our club secretary has collected vintage video and audio clips which he'll present in a nostalgic, hopefully not nauseous, historic review for our April meeting. Some material may not be P.C. from today's perspective; but it is what it was at the time it got aired.

last edited 18 Feb. 2017