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  • This Week in Boomer History: Earth Day ? New Coke ? ?Heartbreak Hotel?

    PoliticsNotable events from our shared experience Polaroid Corp. introduces its SX-70 folding camera on April 25, 1972. It?s the first automatic, motorized, single-lens reflex camera that makes self-developing instant color prints. The 1964 New York World?s Fair opens April 22 with the theme ?Peace Through Understanding? and provides an early Space Age look into the future. On April 24, 1980, President Jimmy Carter launches Operation Eagle Claw to free Americans held captive at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Eight servicemen die in the failed …

    By Steve Mencher | Published Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

  • 9 Fun Flashbacks From the ?64 World?s Fair

    Bulletin TodayThe 1964 New York World?s Fair, which opened on April 22, 1964, and ran for two six-month seasons, was a sprawling showcase of mid-century American culture and technology. Although nearly 52 million people attended the fair, it was a huge financial flop, returning only 19 cents on the dollar to investors.   The fair’s most popular exhibit was GM?s Futurama, which mesmerized nearly 26 million visitors with its 3-D scenes of the ?World of Tomorrow.?   Martin Luther King Jr. …

    By Bill Hogan | Published Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 8:14 pm

  • Become a Great Communicator With 'Pitch Perfect'

    EntertainmentTHE BOOK:  Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time. THE AUTHOR: Bill McGowan, TV correspondent turned media trainer, with  How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time Alisa Bowman. I read three to six books a week for my job as a book reviewer. So I almost never reread anything. Yet I have inhaled Bill McGowan?s new Pitch Perfect three times in three days. >> Sign up for the AARP Leisure Newsletter The reason: Pitch Perfect …

    By Deirdre Donahue | Published Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm

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  • This Week in Boomer History: Earth Day ? New Coke ? ?Heartbreak Hotel?

    PoliticsNotable events from our shared experience Polaroid Corp. introduces its SX-70 folding camera on April 25, 1972. It?s the first automatic, motorized, single-lens reflex camera that makes self-developing instant color prints. The 1964 New York World?s Fair opens April 22 with the theme ?Peace Through Understanding? and provides an early Space Age look into the future. On April 24, 1980, President Jimmy Carter launches Operation Eagle Claw to free Americans held captive at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Eight servicemen die in the failed …

    By Steve Mencher | Published Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

  • 9 Fun Flashbacks From the ?64 World?s Fair

    Bulletin TodayThe 1964 New York World?s Fair, which opened on April 22, 1964, and ran for two six-month seasons, was a sprawling showcase of mid-century American culture and technology. Although nearly 52 million people attended the fair, it was a huge financial flop, returning only 19 cents on the dollar to investors.   The fair’s most popular exhibit was GM?s Futurama, which mesmerized nearly 26 million visitors with its 3-D scenes of the ?World of Tomorrow.?   Martin Luther King Jr. …

    By Bill Hogan | Published Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 8:14 pm

  • Become a Great Communicator With 'Pitch Perfect'

    EntertainmentTHE BOOK:  Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time. THE AUTHOR: Bill McGowan, TV correspondent turned media trainer, with  How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time Alisa Bowman. I read three to six books a week for my job as a book reviewer. So I almost never reread anything. Yet I have inhaled Bill McGowan?s new Pitch Perfect three times in three days. >> Sign up for the AARP Leisure Newsletter The reason: Pitch Perfect …

    By Deirdre Donahue | Published Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm

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