A son remembers his father’s experience at Philly’s Midvale Steel During World War II. Midvale was an important component of America’s “Arsenal for Democracy”.
Our old Philadelphia telephone exchanges were strong reminders of places we called home. Today, phone numbers are monotonous, colorless strings of digits.
The Philadelphia Phillies participated in the first inter-continental sportscast via satellite on July 23, 1962 via “Telstar”. This sports moment was a part of a 22 minute dual CBS/NBC broadcast. The Charles DeGaulle – Johnny Callison telegram is a flight of fantasy.
Ace Eagles running back Steve Van Buren almost didn’t make it to the ballpark.
Mary Tyler Moore started her brilliant TV career in a series of 1956 Hotpoint appliance television commercials.
The youthful prank of flinging worn out sneakers over telephone wires as a rite of passage may not have originated in Philadelphia, but one of its finest examples was rendered in North Philly, circa 1990.