Saturday, January 26, 2013

New York Times Bestseller List - NonFiction 01/27/2013

NY Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Week Ending January 27th 2013

10 - The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg  (29 weeks on list)

9  -  Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo  (14 weeks on list)
A journalist reports on families striving for better lives in a Mumbai slum.

8  -  Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand  (113 weeks on list)

7  -  The Dude and The Zen Master - Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman
(Debut)
The actor and the Zen master examine the wisdom of Bridges's character the Dude from the 1998 cult classic "The Big Lebowski".

6  -  Killing Lincoln - Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  (68 weeks on list)

5  -  The World Until Yesterday - Jared Diamond  (2 weeks on list)
The author of "Guns, Germs and Steel" examines what we can learn from traditional societies.

4  -  Thomas Jefferson - Jon Meacham   (9 weeks on list)

3  -  No Easy Day - Mark Owen w/Kevin Maurer   (19 weeks on list)

2  -  My Share of the Task - Stanley McChrystal
(Debut)
The former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan now retired, reviews his career.

1  -  Killing Kennedy - Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
(15 weeks on list)
The Events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

New York Times Bestseller List - Fiction 01/27/2013

NY Times Bestseller List
Hardcover Fiction
Week Ending January 27th 2012


10 - Dream Eyes - Jayne Ann Krentz
(Debut)
A psychic counselor, returning to a small Oregon town after her mentor's suspicious death, is drawn to a psychic investigator with disturbing power;   a Dark Legacy novel.

9  -  The Racketeer - John Grisham   (12 weeks on list)

8  -  The Blood Gospel - James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell
(Debut)
A hunt for the truth about a shadowy ancient order and a book supposed to have been written in Christ's own hand and in his blood;  the first book in a series, The Order of the Sanguines.

7  -  The Twelve Tribes of Hattie - Ayana Mathis  (5 weeks on list)
Fifty some years in the life of an African-American family whose matriarch arrives in Philadelphia in 1923.

6  -  The Husband List - Janet Evanovich
(Debut)
In New York City in 1984, a wealthy young woman yearns for adventure and the love of an Irish-American with new money, rather than the titled Britons to whom her mother hopes to marry her off.

5  -  Collateral Damage - Stuart Woods
(Debut)
Back in New York, the lawyer Stone Barrington joins him former partner Holly Barker in pursuing a dangerous case.

4  -  Kinsey and Me - Sue Grafton
(Debut)
Stories about Grafton's character Kinsey Millhone as well as explorations of Grafton's own past.

3  -  Tenth of December - George Saunders 
(Debut)
Stories that take on the big questions.

2  -  Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn   (32 weeks on list)

1  -  A Memory of Light - Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
(DEBUT)
The 14th and final novel in the Wheel of Time fantasy series.



Monday, January 21, 2013

The Jack Benny Show 1952-53 Season

Here we are again for the next episode of The Lucky Strike Program starring Jack Benny.  The show was #2 for the season behind Amos N' Andy.

(click below to go to the podcast page)
Thanks to Buck Benny and his Jack Benny Podcast.  Please follow his show for all the great OTR from the golden age of radio

01/18/1953
Jack Buys an Umbrella Stand

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gunsmoke on Radio and Television

Here again we have another great episode from one of if not the best radio western ever, Gunsmoke.
Also included is the tv version of the same episode.
Much thanks to Buck Benny and his great OTR podcast that is bringing us the first season of Gunsmoke on radio from 1952-53 season.


Word of Honor
Episode 37 of Season 1
originally aired 01/10/1953
CBS radio







Here is that episode done for the television version of Gunsmoke.

Word of Honor
Episode 3 or Season 1
originally aired 10/01/1955
10pm Saturday Nights
CBS television

(due to copyright I can only link to the episode, in 2 parts, and not imbed for easier viewing)

Part 1 - Click Here

Part 2 - Click Here



The Jack Benny Show 1952-53 Season


For the 1952-53 season The Jack Benny Show was the #2 rated radio program in the USA.   The show that followed Jack on Sunday nights that season was Amos N' Andy, which was the #1 show of the season, talk about taking advantage of your lead in show!

Thanks to Buck Benny and his wonderful podcast that brings us the 1952-53 season of The Lucky Strike Program starring Jack Benny.


01/11/1953
The Road to Bali with special guest Bob Hope
(always a laugh riot with Bob Hope as he uses the script as a guide to his ad libbing the funniest parts of the show)




Flashback - Billboard Album Chart Top 50 February 26, 1977

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Jack Benny Show 1952-53 Season


Our continuing look at the 1952-53 Season of The Lucky Strike Program starring Jack Benny.

This was the #2 show on radio for that season.

Thanks to Buck Benny for his assistance with these postings and all tremendous work he puts into this first class podcast
click here to follow Buck and his Jack Benny / OTR Podcast

12/28/1952
The New Tenant
(This was one of the few lost or missing episodes of The Lucky Strike Program and Buck along with friends and family have recreated the missing parts to make a very good show)


01/04/1953
The Dishwasher is Broken
first show of 1953
(Jack gets tickets to the Rose Bowl Game with USC vs Wisconsin)


Flashback Billboard Top 10 Singles - 2/5/1983

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Andy Griffith Show (1962-63 Season Finale)


The last episode from the 1962-63 season of The Andy Griffith Show, which that was the 3rd season.

It aired on CBS on Monday nights at 930pm and finished as the #6 show in prime time for the season.


The Big House
originally aired May 6th 1963
CBS



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Top Ten Movies


The Top Ten Money Making Movies of 2012

10 - Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
(216,391,482.00)

9  -  Ted
(218,665,740.00)

8  -  The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey
(228,693,000)

7  -  Brave
(237,259,580)

6  -  The Amazing Spider-Man
(262,030,663)

5  -  The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn Part 2
(256,433,000)

4  -  Skyfall
(289,600,000)

3  -  The Hunger Games
(408,010,692)

2  -  The Dark Knight Rises
(448,139,099)

1  -  The Avengers
(623,357,910)