December 17 2011 at 02:33:19 Name:
Gary Chew Topic: The Artist Email: Northeast of Eden Comments: Hi Jim, and Merry Christmas. I just happened to
have seen it at a screening this very afternoon. Bravissimo!
I'm writing a review of it into one piece with 3 other holiday releases:
the dragon-tattooed lady girl...war horse...and Tin Tin, one of which I saw
last week. Two to go. Glut time at the movie house.
December 17 2011 at 00:12:51 Name:
Jim Ruddle Topic: Flickering Images Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Gary Chew: I haven't seen it, and distribution seems
to suck, but I'm intrigued by the silent,"The Artist." Has it come your way?
The lead actor in this silent movie, Jean Dujardin, also starred in a
couple of hilarious 007 spoofs: "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies" and "OSS
117 - Lost in Rio" (available on Netflix streaming). He has the Connery look
and manner down cold, but brings his own special French sense of humor to
the role. Highly recommended.
December 15 2011 at 14:56:51 Name:
Gary Chew Topic: Golden Globuals Email: Northeast of Eden Comments: Since I'm my own assignment editor...there are some
films I don't see because I can't see them all.
Nominations: Globes Golden 2011
The Descendants (2011)
Good 3-star movie. "Michael Clayton" much, much better; Mr. Clooney a fave,
The Help (2011) missed it
Hugo (2011/II) missed it
The Ides of March (2011) best story
of the bunch; Gosling really good; Clooney lets Ryan go with this one. Cool,
Moneyball (2011) best
boring story of the bunch; actually, when dissected, not much here or there.
War Horse (2011) a very very well made film with a hackneyed narrative, but
worth the look; visually, Spielberg Rules.
December 15 2011 at 09:27:07 Name: Charles Topic: DX premium
Comments: Thanks Tim! That's what I was trying to remember...crashing
through the brick wall.
December 13 2011 at 23:06:50 Name: Tim Topic: Gas Station Premiums Email: no1gapackfanataoldotcom Comments: Charles' comments below prompted a few memories.
I also had the slot car set from DX (51st & Skelly Dr), but the 'stunt'
the car performed on mine was "crashing" through a brick wall; it was hinged
on either side and was spring-loaded. I vaguely recall the other obstacle
he mentioned, but can't recall whether all sets had both obstacles or if
it was a choice when selecting the car set.
I also still have the NFL sticker book. If memory serves, it covered the
'72 season (Miami went 14-0 that year). In any case, there were a lot of
great ball players from that era featured.
December 13 2011 at 09:57:00 Name: C. Zehder Topic: Harry Morgan Email:
email@example.com Comments: Loved Col. Potter... MASH is still one of the rare
shows that lost some big characters and still got better the longer it was
I used to watch his comedy series "Pete & Gladys" when staying home
from school in the early 60s. Morgan's "Pete" also appeared in the earlier
series, "December Bride".
December 12 2011 at 23:05:15 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Xmas toys of the past
Comments: All were advertised as part of TV spots for Hess and
Hess tankers and fire trucks.
Texaco peddle cars and metal fire trucks.
Someone said there was also an OTASCO semi-trailer truck Buddy L get-up out
Who remembers these Xmas toy tie-ins to gas companies? "Available at your
local (fill in the brand) service station!"
December 12 2011 at 23:00:34 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Non PC 70s humor
Comments: The Hare Krishna movement was growing in OK when I was
a TU student in the early 70s.
My snide remark then was "...no, I am not interested in the Hare Krishna
movement, I'm already part of the Harry Morgan movement...".
To which most folks had no idea whom I was talking about... unless you were
a Dragnet devotee.
Bob Hower, as Program Director at KTUL, later bought and "stripped" Dragnet
and Adam-12 as our weeknight post early news programming at 6:30pm. Good
December 12 2011 at 22:55:08 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Harry Morgan passes
Comments: Forgot to mention the passing of actor Harry Morgan
at age 96.
I can remember him from an early b&w TV show - Pete & Gladys. I was
surprised, after so many early b&w TV years in comedy, at his becoming
Jack Webb's sidekick on Dragnet. If you MASH watchers remember, his first
appearance on that show was as an unbalanced military commander. Later he
came back as Col. Sherman Potter.
And later he popped up in an episode or two as a dean on Third Rock from
December 12 2011 at 22:52:29 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Switzer shows
Comments: I was gone from 8 in 1976 and gone from OKC in 1985.
The action portion (at 8) was originally shot on film, later videotape. 2
high press box silent game cameras: one a high speed camera and a sound
side-lines camera. Some times a fourth for human interest stuff.
Don't know about when 8 went to video cams.
We taped on 2". Later 8 went to 1" then I guess BetaSP.
NO MASTERS ARE ON VHS - that was a home not broadcast format.
December 11 2011 at 22:34:29 Name: C. Zehder Topic: Switzer shows Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Thank you Mike for the response.
When you say OU archives do you mean the university itself? Did KTUL just
throw all the shows away after it was done producing it? Out of curiosity
how long did KTUL produce the show?
Switzer took over in 73 and I just assumed you had it till 81 when Chris
Lincoln left. I have seen video clips of the 1980 Bedlam game on YouTube
which Mr. Lincoln hosted but I have never seen another show during the KTUL
December 11 2011 at 20:52:22 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Switzer show tapes
Comments: Most likely copies exist in the OU archives; think that
we had to provide "library" copies.
Phillips 66 sponsored the shows for years; maybe their corporate video folks
The coaches never owned any rights to the shows; they were paid employees
of KTUL or some other creative funding, besides being OU, OSU or TU employees.
No - there will NOT be any home video copies for sale after all of this
December 11 2011 at 12:06:58 Name: C. Zehder Topic: The Barry Swizer Shows, '72 to 1981 Email:
email@example.com Comments: Hello,
I had a question for anybody that can help. Did KTUL keep and archive all
the Barry Switzer shows that Mr.Zabriskie and Mr. Lincoln hosted and KTUL
produced from '73 (maybe sooner?Chuck Fairbanks?) to 1981? And if so how
if possible to the best way to approach requesting copies of these shows?
I completely understand that KTUL themselves do not have the time to so but
I do have the ability to dub almost perfect copies from VHS (if they are
on VHS and not on MM reels) to DVD which I would gladly do for the station
as well as myself.
If anybody has any info that might help me in my plight, please e-mail me.Thank
you in advance.
December 10 2011 at 11:49:51 Name: Rita Thurman Barnes Topic: Scooter Segraves Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Attention Facebookers:
Some of Scooter's diehard fans have started a Facebook Fan Club page for
him. Okay. I started it. The Scoot is just still the coolest DJ on the planet
and now that I've located him again I'm not missing out on the fun. Don't
you miss out either.
December 09 2011 at 14:11:12 Name: Si Hawk Topic: Box tops Email:
SiHawk@HawksHomeTown.Com Comments: I ordered all kinds of things with box tops. Some
arrived some never did. The best item I can recall at present is the submarine
I purchased with something like six or ten Rice Krispies box tops and fifty-cents
or so back in 1963 or '64.
The submarine operated on Alka-Seltzer or Bromo-Seltzer and would function
in bathtubs, ponds or swimming pools. It would propel itself for several
feet, submerge and run under water, then resurface. It was a hoot - for about
December 08 2011 at 13:04:15 Name: Charles Topic: Premiums
Comments: Two come to mind. One was I think from DX. I just have
the vaguest of memories, but it was some kind of car set. If I am remembering
the right one, you could crash the car into a wall and it would come apart
into pieces that you then reassembled to do it all over again.
The other (which I still have) was also from one of the gas chains. You would
get stickers of NFL players with a fill-up and there was a book with different
pages for each team where you would put the stickers.
December 08 2011 at 12:13:30 Name: John Topic: Premiums Email:
email@example.com Comments: Undoubtedly, the "Antenna Banana" from DX gas
December 08 2011 at 09:21:39 Name: Mitch Gray Topic: Free Stuff Email: North Of You Comments: Back in 1966, I sent in about 10 General Mills box
tops to get a Wham-O Superball. After a few days of bouncing it off of
everything,(even the top of the Rosebowl) I smacked it out of sight with
a Louisville Slugger. Since it was manufactured with some sorta Space Age
Material, it's still out there flying somewhere.
December 07 2011 at 17:14:40 Name: Steve Bagsby Topic: Premiums
Comments: OK, what was your favorite goody obtained free with
a purchase? And did it come from saving box tops, so many tank fulls at the
local filling station, etc?.
And yes, that includes Griffin's Jelly Jars for drink ware! Did your grandparents
save flour sacks to sew quilts with?
Send in your answer (in 50 words or less) to your local dealer tonight! And
don't forget, double Green Stamps on Tuesdays!!!
December 03 2011 at 17:22:44 Name: David Batterson Topic: The Wizard of Oz Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Some don't know that Buddy Ebsen was to play the
Tin Woodman, but got very ill from the aluminum powdered makeup. He was replaced
before he got well again.
December 02 2011 at 18:14:46 Name: Scott Linder Topic: So.Cal Winds, etc.
Comments: My apologies for my recent posts with regard to Frank
Morgan, and the Wizard of OZ. As I was sending this to TTVM many of us in
SoCal experienced a 27 hour power outage due to record high winds. My power
was just restored this morning 9/2 in Glendale, CA.
Would anyone like to have some frozen food which is no longer frozen? My
fridge has been off for two days.
December 01 2011 at 06:53:00 Name: David Bagsby Topic: OZ redux
Comments: Dorothy: The witch's broom... may we have it?
Witch's Guard: Yes... you'll take it and LIKE it
November 30 2011 at 16:23:29 Name: Mitch Gray Topic: Oz Tidbit Email: Not North Of Chew Comments:
Dorothy: The witch's broom...may we have it?
Witch's Guard: Yes, and take it with you.
As opposed to?
November 30 2011 at 14:23:00 Name: Gary Chew Topic: The Wizard of Gauze Email: Just Northeast of Eden Comments: Again, an "affirmative" posted here to North of
Here Man, Mitch. And, to sustain the motion picture vernacular, the guy behind
the curtain pulling the history-altering switches was actor Frank Morgan.
November 30 2011 at 13:11:35 Name: Mitch Gray Topic: Timing Is Everything Email: North Of You Comments: I also, Mr. Chew, suspected some kind of deal was
made pre-inauguration. But even after the Ollie North congressional hearings,
the Tower Commission, and the indictment of eleven government officials,
everyone walked after being pardoned by the next POTUS (former CIA director)
*Flash*...Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain..Move along. Nothing
to see here...
November 29 2011 at 21:46:36 Name: Gary Chew Topic: Reagan Inauguration Recalled Email: Just Northeast of Eden Comments: Yes to Mitch's post about the FLASHING of the Iranian
Hostages' Release. The timing was superb. I even thought about how "superb"
it was, at the time, come to think of it. Gee whiz: so many coincidences
in life, huh?
November 29 2011 at 18:53:54 Name: Dave Topic: Flash
Comments: Somewhere along the line back then the wires might have
lowered the bar for designating a breaking story as a "Flash." In 1971, Nikita
Khrushchev died and UPI - remember them? - made it a Flash. By then, Khrushchev
had been retired in obscurity for several years since being thrown out of
office by the Politburo. I think it was on a Saturday morning so maybe somebody
was alone on the slow shift at UPI in New York.
November 29 2011 at 09:26:08 Name: Mitch Gray Topic: AP Machine Email: North Of You Comments: The only time I ever saw a FLASH on the AP teletype
was in January 1980, when I was working at KMUS radio in Muskogee.
Ron Reagan had just been sworn in as POTUS when the clattering AP machine
dinged out all 10 bells.
The Flash read "American hostages released in Tehran". It was only seconds
after the inauguration. I ripped the paper, copied the story and promptly
stuffed the AP yellow paper story in my briefcase.
I still have it squirreled away somewhere.
November 29 2011 at 02:51:01 Name:
Gary Chew Topic: Presidents Dying Email: Just Northeast of Eden Comments: More on FDR's death. I don't remember much... except
my mother crying. I asked why she was... she said, "The president is dead."
Changing the subject a bit, I also remember my parents acting weird on December
7, 1941. But that's all of that, too. There was always a war going on, seems
like, till I was about 9 years old.
With Kennedy's, I was at the AP machine hoping that the word FLASH wouldn't
come up in the racket of the furious typing. It did. Then, it was me crying.
Can't believe, as someone posted here the other day, that some students at
TU, in the Westby Center Union applauded hearing about what happened in Dealy
Plaza. Sick-0h City.
November 28 2011 at 14:25:58 Name:
Jim Ruddle Topic: FDR
Comments: Others have recounted their Kennedy experiences. I'll
talk about FDR (Yes. That one.) When he died, in April of 1945, it was as
if Armageddon had arrived. You must remember that for kids in
school--kindergarten to high school seniors--he was the only president of
whom they had ever known.
At Horace Mann Junior High, the school didn't close the next day, but we
were forced to listen to funereal music and mournful elegies on the radio
all day in class. Teachers openly wept and talking was not permitted.
November 26 2011 at 23:58:31 Name: Jim Reid Topic: JFK Assasination Email: jimreid56 at aol dot com Comments: I was in Sister Cantelice's 2nd grade class at St.
Mary's school. The sister had left us for a moment, when Mr. Wickham, the
7th grade teacher came into the room. He said that it was a very sad day,
that the President had died and we all should pray for him. He said that
school was dismissed and we all could go home.
I remember saying to a classmate, "I didn't even know the President was sick".
It wasn't till I got home that I found out what had happened.
November 26 2011 at 17:02:10 Name:
Mike Miller Topic: JFK Assassination
Comments: I was in the Tulsa County Courthouse working as a radio
reporter for KELi. When Oswald was shot to death, I was in the newsroom and
watched the "Flash" come in on the AP machine.
Since most Tulsa radio stations went to networks or played solemn music during
the mourning period, Bob Gregory (who had moved over to KTUL-TV) and I fed
the Mutual Radio Network with stories and sound bites. (Bob got the sound
bites and I fed them to the network.)
I remember Gregory tracked down Federal District Judge Sarah T. Hughes (who
had just sworn in LBJ as President aboard Air Force One) in the Love Field
terminal via telephone page. Nobody else had the interview and Mutual was
appreciative for the exclusive. I was still learning from Bob Gregory how
to "out-think" the competition.
November 25 2011 at 11:55:25 Name: David Batterson Topic: JFK - Nov. 22 Email: email@example.com Comments: I had dropped out of TU, and was working at my first
journalism job: cub reporter for The Herald-News, in Passaic, NJ.
I read the terrible news as it came in on the AP/UPI wire service (via the
rapid-key typewriters used back then). They had small bells that rang with
major news stories coming in; the bells didn't stop ringing for a long time.
I was sent out (with a few other reporters) to get public reactions for our
local point-of-view article.
November 24 2011 at 15:27:14 Name: Clark Thayer Topic: 23 November, 1963 Email:
clark_thayer@islux@gmail Comments: I was at the University of Tulsa on my way to a
class when someone said Kennedy had been shot.
My friends and I went back to the Student Union and watched the TV with a
growing crowd. When it was announced Kennedy was dead, a very large number
of the students there clapped and cheered. My friends and I left for class.
Dr. Gordon Lovejoy spoke to us briefly about the political climate in the
States and dismissed class. The current atmosphere of the States, the hatred
of Obama, reminds me of that fall.
November 24 2011 at 12:49:09 Name: Andy Holthouse Topic: November 22, 1963 Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: I was in the 7th grade at Sts. Peter & Paul
Catholic School at Pine and Sheridan. A nun came into our classroom and sobbingly
announced the President was dead. That is the one and only time I'd ever
seen a nun cry. Shortly afterwards, we were let of school for the day.
I was a paperboy for the Tulsa Tribune and had to wait an extra two hours
at my paper stop that day to get my bundles of newspapers because they had
had a "stop the presses" run. My father kept one of the extras I had in a
metal file box and I still have it to this day. I had the front page with
the huge headline shouting, "President Slain in Dallas Parade" laminated
so it wouldn't discolor further. It's amazing how much detail was printed
in that special edition considering how little time they had to collect and
typeset (manually - no computers) the paper.
November 23 2011 at 14:06:57 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: A reach-out to a slightly older
Comments: Mike Miller, Jim Ruddle, and Gary Chew -
What were YOU doing when JFK was shot and WHERE were you working at that
November 23 2011 at 09:35:25 Name: Mitch Gray Topic: North Of You Email: JFK Comments: I was a mere 1st grader attending Osage Elementary
when I heard the announcement over the tweed squawk box mounted over the
I found my mother in tears glued to the TV when I came home that afternoon
but I still was not aware of the magnitude of this event until I found out
all of the afternoon and Saturday morning cartoons were preempted by Walter,
Chet and David.
I really had no grasp of the concept of death until a few years later when
the daily body count from Vietnam was broadcast nightly.
November 22 2011 at 22:24:21 Name: Greg Topic: JFK assassination
Comments: I was in the 6th grade at Kendall Elementary School,
As I recall, no announcement was made of the event that afternoon at school.
My brother & I heard about it from our mother when she picked us up when
school let out, around 3:00. She was in tears as she told us what had happened
to our president.
My parents were both loyal Democrats & Kennedy followers so, needless
to say, this was a very sad time for us. We sat glued to our TV that entire
weekend & I remember, especially, watching live on Sunday afternoon when
Jack Ruby shot Lee Oswald. Then, of course, the state funeral on Monday &
all the other events that took place.
It definitely was the beginning of live "breaking news" TV coverage that
we've grown to take for granted today. ABC, CBS & NBC definitely rose
to the occasion. Up to that time, it was their finest hour(s)!
November 22 2011 at 18:33:15 Name: Scott Linder Topic: JFK Assassination
Comments: During the JFK assassination, I was sitting in a algebra
class at Will Rogers High School under the strict authority of a teacher
called Miss S. During the CBS telecast, she used a stick to turn off the
monochrome monitor in her classroom and told us that "OK... it's time for
She and I hated one another anyway, so I walked-out of her room and went
to see a wonderful history instructor named Martin McGinty. I slowly entered
his room, and asked if I could watch TV. He said "of course" and I saw it
all, thanks to a wonderful teacher at Will Rogers High School.
By the way, Miss S. failed me for that class, but Martin McGinty thanked
me for coming and wiped my tears with the tail of his shirt... I will always
remember this for the rest of my life.
Meanwhile, a learned about things like "tenure" that allow those such as
Miss S. to have jobs and pensions. Shame on her, and all others like her.
By the way, I DID graduate from Will Rogers High School in 1966. Martin McGinty
shoot my hand and said hello to my parents during the graduation. I didn't
see Miss S.
November 22 2011 at 12:51:21 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: 48 years ago today
Comments: JFK was shot in Dallas.
I was in Ms. Cunningham's 7th grade - here in Downers Grove, IL; think she
taught history. 2 announcements over the p.a. system. First that he had been
shot; then his death.
Where were you?
November 19 2011 at 17:32:23 Name: Scott Linder Topic: A brief note to my friends Comments: Just a brief note to all my TTVM friends to
wish you a lovely Thanksgiving. I hope to be back to chat and/or annoy you
Kind regards to all...
November 15 2011 at 15:12:11 Name: John K. Young Topic: RE: Tulsa Film Email:
johnk662561atyahoodotcom Comments: Wow! What changes have occurred in the last 60 years!
A lot of those farms and cattle ranches are housing developments and shopping
November 15 2011 at 09:50:44 Name: Mitch Gray Topic: Tulsa Film Email: North Of You Comments: Gee I had forgotten about DX
gasoline. I would imagine it would be nearly impossible to tour today's
refineries with the presence of OSHA and Homeland Security.
It seems the narrator, Bucky Kozlow, had the voice and inflection of every
B & W film narrator I heard on film throughout my school years.
Bucky also narrated a 1964 documentary about General Pershing that was introduced
by Walter Matthau.
My grandmother worked at the Kerr-Mason glass factory shown briefly in the
If you have been around town for the last few decades, it seems almost strange
to see sites like the Carnegie Library downtown and the Flagship Tulsa in
the AA segment. It's a two reeler, pick up something at the snack bar.
November 08 2011 at 13:07:57 Name: Erick Topic: Quakes
Comments: Another tremblor last night just shy of 9pm. It registered
at 4.7 and didn't last very long. Not sure if I feel like this was an aftershock
or a sign that we're building up to something...
November 08 2011 at 01:25:38 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: In the acts of god
department... Comments: Has anyone been up to Joplin recently?
Are any of the Tulsa stations still covering the post-tornado rebuilding
I see now that CBS credits most OK video as "KWTV/KOTV" supplied unless their
Dallas or Atlanta based crews shot it.
Initial CBS video reportage was out of Atlanta's bureau this weekend...
November 08 2011 at 01:21:59 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Earthquake insurance?
Comments: Watch out for shysters peddling this unique coverage
- in the aftermath of the quakes.
Talk to your insurance man but I bet IF it's available - costs will be high.
I can remember when FLOOD insurance was iffy or NOT an option in some parts
of often-flooded OK in the 70's and 80's. Or if it was an act of God major
November 07 2011 at 11:55:31 Name: Erick Topic: Earthquake
Comments: The 4.7 on early Sunday morning woke me up out of a
dead sleep. I thought it was a storm at first as well, until I noticed the
ceiling fan swaying.
Then, Saturday night, the 5.6 quake woke me out of another restful slumber.
I can't say I thought this one was stronger necessarily, but it certainly
lasted longer. At least a minute.
Damage at my home consisted of 2 toppled picture frames on my desk. Luckily,
I have insurance.
November 06 2011 at 17:53:28 Name: Gary Chew Topic: Oklahoma Vibrations Email: Northeast of Eden Comments: Looks like I got out of Tulsa just in time. Oh,
you crazy people who live in earthquake-prone places. Your buddy, Delmo Gillette
out in California.
November 05 2011 at 09:15:21 Name: Chuck Fullhart Topic: One Less Curmudgeon among us
Comments: Andy Rooney passed away last night.
November 05 2011 at 09:14:47 Name: Webmaster Topic: A life with Andy Rooney
Reading this essay, I see that he was a bigger part of my life than I knew.
He wrote for Arthur Godfrey's daily TV show in the early 50s, "The Morning
News with Will Rogers, Jr." in 1957, "The Garry Moore Show" from 1959-65,
and "The Twentieth Century". He wrote "The Strange Case of the English Language"
in 1968, which I took note of in my diary. Read the obit to get an idea of
how full his writing career was.
I watched his swan song on "60 Minutes" early last month. The show won't
be the same without him.
November 05 2011 at 03:35:34 Name: Webmaster Topic: Oklahoma earthquake!
Around 2:10 am, my wife Gaye heard and felt about three vibrations in close
succession, over about 3-5 seconds. The first felt and sounded like a storm
front had suddenly arrived. The third one felt like the walls and foundation
were moving, she said.
I woke up a moment later, but felt the wallop of the last one. I thought
maybe a tree had fallen on the house, but saw no physical damage of any kind
outside. We have had a tree fall on the house before, and it didn't have
this kind of impact.
November 03 2011 at 16:54:52 Name: Webmaster Topic: Previous GroupBlog link