It’s a great day to celebrate a beloved classic. Happy 50th, Ford Mustang.

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The Monkees was a sitcom on NBC from 1966 to 1968. The series follows the adventures of four young men (The Monkees) trying to make a name for themselves as rock ‘n roll singers. Starring were Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones.
The show introduced a number of innovative new-wave film techniques to series television and won two Emmy Awards in 1967. The program received a long afterlife in Saturday morning repeats (CBS and ABC) and syndication, as well as overseas broadcasts. (Wikipedia)

broadcastarchive-umd:

The Monkees was a sitcom on NBC from 1966 to 1968. The series follows the adventures of four young men (The Monkees) trying to make a name for themselves as rock ‘n roll singers. Starring were Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones.

The show introduced a number of innovative new-wave film techniques to series television and won two Emmy Awards in 1967. The program received a long afterlife in Saturday morning repeats (CBS and ABC) and syndication, as well as overseas broadcasts. (Wikipedia)

What do you think their reactions would be to 8-tracks? 

Business giant Russell Simmons visited the AARP Studio the other day.

Photo: Ian Cunningham / AARP

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is Assassinated
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story motel room in Memphis, TN.
Revisit the life and legacy of Dr. King with a special collection from PBS.
A collection of original posters created for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross PBS series features quotations by famous African Americans, including leaders, intellectuals and cultural figures. The posters, which can be downloaded, printed and shared, can be found here: http://to.pbs.org/1efp1fy

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is Assassinated

On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story motel room in Memphis, TN.

Revisit the life and legacy of Dr. King with a special collection from PBS.

A collection of original posters created for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross PBS series features quotations by famous African Americans, including leaders, intellectuals and cultural figures. The posters, which can be downloaded, printed and shared, can be found here: http://to.pbs.org/1efp1fy

This Week in Boomer History:
In Memphis, Tenn., to support striking sanitation workers, Martin Luther King Jr. says he’s been to the “mountaintop,” and continues: “I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!” The following day, April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray assassinates King.
Photo: MLK on balcony with aides: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

This Week in Boomer History:

In Memphis, Tenn., to support striking sanitation workers, Martin Luther King Jr. says he’s been to the “mountaintop,” and continues: “I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!” The following day, April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray assassinates King.

Photo: MLK on balcony with aides: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images