Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New OTR Season Starts!

Today the new season for Buck Benny's OTR podcast begins today! 

Soon, a "new" season of Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Phil Harris, Red Skelton, Dennis Day and today it all begins with SUSPENSE!

September 2nd 1942 Episode 10 of Season 1
"The Hitchhiker" starring Orson Welles.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Flashback - Billboard Top 50 Country Singles 1/15/1983

New York Times Bestselling Novels September 2nd 2012

The Top Ten novels on the NY Times Bestseller Fiction List 
Week Ending September 2nd 2012

10 - Friends Forever - Danielle Steel   (4 weeks on list)
9  -  The Fallen Angel - Daniel Silva   (5 weeks)
8  -  Black List - Brad Thor   (4 weeks)
7  -  Odd Apocalypse - Dean Koontz   (3 weeks)
6  -  A Dance With Dragons - George R.R. Martin   (54 weeks)
5  -  The Light Between Oceans - M.L. Stedman   (3 weeks)
4  -  The Kingmaker's Daughter - Philippa Gregory
Chicanery in the court of Edward IV, narrated by Anne Neville

3  -  Where We Belong - Emily Giffin   (4 weeks)
2  -  The Inn at Rose Harbor - Debbie Macomber  
A young widow buys a bed-and-breakfast

1  -  Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn 
(11 weeks on list)
(6 non consecutive weeks at #1) 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

(8.23.2012) Billboard Korea K-POP Hot100 Top50

Golden Age of Radio - Gunsmoke

Here we have another episode from the classic radio western, Gunsmoke  

Obie Tater 
A old prospector lands in hot water when he refuses to tell Matt where he has hidden gold.
Aired on CBS radio August 30th 1954
Last episode of Season 2

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bonanza - Season 6

From the 1964-65 season of Bonanza, the first season it was the #1 show in Prime Time television

The Hostage 
Episode 2 of Season 6 
Originally Aired  September 27th 1964
(Ben is taken hostage by a gang of outlaws (are their any other kind in the old west?) who are hoping for a $100,000 ransom from the Cartwrights.   As his sons formulate a plan to rescue him, Ben comes up with a plan of his own after sensing dissension between his captors.

This episode was originally aired commercial free as part of a sponsorship deal between the producers and Chevrolet. The deal was to air one episode per season commercial free.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

New York Times Bestseller List - Fiction Aug 11th 2012

Here are the top ten bestselling novels in the Us according to the NY Times Book Review for the week ending:

August 12th 2012

10 - A Dance With Dragons - George R.R. Martin   (51 weeks on list)

9  -  Creole Belle - James Lee Burke   (2 weeks)
The Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux hunts for a missing cajun singer.

8  -  Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness   (3 weeks)
(former #1)

7  -  I, Michael Bennett - James Patterson   (3 weeks)

6  -  Broken Harbor - Tana French
In French's fourth Dublin murder squad novel, a detective's investigation of a crime in a seaside town evokes memories of his disturbing childhood there.

5  -  The Fallen Angel - Daniel Silva  (2 weeks)
(Last week's #1)

4  -  Black List - Brad Thor
If the counterterroism operative Scot Harvath can discover who targeted him for death, he can prevent a terrorist attack.

3  -  Friends Forever - Danielle Steel
Three boys and two girls who meet in kindergarten maintain their bonds as they grow to adulthood.

2  -  Where We Belong - Emily Griffin
A woman's successful life is disrupted by the appearance of an 18 year old girl with a link to her past.

1  -  Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
(3rd non consecutive week at #1)
A woman disappears on the day of her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bonanza Season 6

After the fun with Gunsmoke Season 3 I have decided to do another legendary western's first season as the #1 television show in prime time, Bonanza.

Season 6, 1964-65 saw Bonanza take over the top spot in prime time television, after Gunsmoke fell to #2 behind Wagon Train in 1960 then first 2 season of the Beverly Hillbillies being the #1 show, Bonanza moved to the top after sitting at #2 for the previous 2 seasons.

Here is the season premiere episode from the 1964-65 season of Bonanza

The Invention of a Gunfighter  
aired September 20 1964

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Gunsmoke - Season 3 - Born To Hang

Season 3, 1957-58, Gunsmoke's first season as the #1 show in prime time television.

Born To Hang
Episode 8 of Season 3, November 2nd 1957

Joe Digger is nearly killed by two men who tried to lynch him.  Now he is giving Matt until midnight the next day to bring them to jail, or he will track them down and kill them both.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Jack Benny's New Look - 1969 TV Special

From 1969, one of Jack's tv Specials for NBC, Jack Benny's New Look.
This is a good example of why Jack seemed to stay relevant and more generations knew him and loved him because of these specials.  Of course you can say that about Bob Hope and George Burns also but Jack seemed to transcend all boundries of age and time.  Forever 39

Aired December 3rd 1969 (brought to you in living color by Kodak)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012