On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.” ~Jessamyn West, novelist “It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.” ~Bill Vaughan, journalist   1988:Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Face The Red Menace

Posted on September 20th, 2014 in 1950s,1960s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Just how serious was the “Red Menace” inside the U.S.? Baby boomers in the 1950s and 1960s came of age amidst widespread fears of a communist plot to take over America. FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover worried that these boomers were vulnerable targets. Subtle and not-so-subtle anti-communist themes permeated entertainment, schools and  churches. The popularRead the Rest…

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A Busy Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on September 9th, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The great eventful Present hides the Past; but through the din of its loud life, hints and echoes from the life behind steal in.” ~John Greenleaf Whittier 2009: President Obama promises he will ‘get something done this year’ on healthcare reform. 1992: MTV awards: Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven” is Best Male Video. “Why” byRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Gender Bender TV Bomb

Posted on September 5th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

Innovative. Hip. Produced by the television king of sit-com, Norman Lear, a father of boomers who understood the baby boomer psyche. All That Glitters was also a bust. You might not remember or were too young to catch the show, remarkable for its failure and obscurity. The intriguing premise should have worked at the time:Read the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 27th, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  2012: At the National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the U.S. Republican Party nominates Mitt Romney. 2011: Katy Perry wins the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards for Video for the Year award for her song ‘Firework.’   2010: A crowd of 500,000 people attend a ‘Restoring Honor’ rally hosted by Glenn Beck at the NationalRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer’s Who’s Who: Nixon’s Ememy List

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 in 1970s,Celebrities,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

    It’s an old story: dirty campaign tricks, lies, voter fraud, political surveillance, wiretaps and enemy lists. Every President in the boomer years did it. Yes, but Nixon did it better. True, he never dallied with an intern or had an affair with a Mafia call girl who was trying to extract valuable infoRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 14th, 2014 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  I’m best known as the host of a controversial television show. But there’s plenty you don’t know about this baby boomer, and I bet you’ll be surprised. My parents were refugees from Nazi Germany. I earned a law degree from Northwestern and delivered its School of Law Commencement Address in 2008. I served as aRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Mark Spitz?

Posted on July 29th, 2014 in 1970s,1990s,Celebrities,Midlife,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

    It took Michael Phelps a generation to break my 1972 Olympics mark of 7 gold medals. Each represented a new world record time. With all due modesty, I was the greatest swimmer of the baby boomer or any other era. I had done it all by age 22. When you’re that good, there’sRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer History On This Day

Posted on July 17th, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.” ~African Proverb “Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.” ~Herodotus “Historians are gossips who tease the dead.” ~Voltaire 1995: Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates isRead the Rest…

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A Busy Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 27th, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” ~Pearl Buck, writer “Historians are gossips who tease the dead.” ~Voltaire “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.” ~John Barth, novelist 2008: Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work. 1991: At 18th Daytime TV Awards,Read the Rest…

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