Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special – Arch Bishop Edward T Omeara Provides The PreRace Invocation

DOG ASIDE: Due to the longevity of the Indianapolis 500….numerous traditions surrounding the race have developed over the years. Traditions include procedures for the running of the race, scheduling, and pre-race and post-race festivities. For many fans, these traditions are an important aspect of the race….and they have often reacted quite negatively when the traditions are…

Comedy – 1982 – The Creative Side Of Ludwig Von Beetovhen – With John Belushi

DOG ASIDE: John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an American comedian, actor, and singer….who is best known for his “intense energy and raucous attitude”….which he displayed as one of the seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). Throughout his career, Belushi had a close personal and artistic partnership with his…

Boxing – 1985 – HBOs Larry Merchant Showcases The Career Of WBC Featherwt Champ Julio Cesar Chavez

DOG ASIDE: As time has gone by….my opinion of Julio Cezar Chavez has changed dramatically…..as I used to be of the opinion that he dodged to many really great boxers in an around his weight division…. while waiting for those greats to get older before he entered the ring with them….ie: Alexis Arguello, Salvador Sanchez,…

Boxing – 1986 – ABCs Jim McKay Remembers Boxer Barry McGuigan Uniting A Divided Ireland

DOG ASIDE: Finbar Patrick ‘Barry’ McGuigan MBE (born 28 February 1961) is an Irish retired professional boxer and current boxing promoter. Born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, McGuigan was nicknamed The Clones Cyclone and became the WBA and lineal featherweight world champion. He was very popular with Irish and British audiences, representing neutrality and peace in a time when Ireland, where he lived, was affected by The Troubles….which was an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late…

Special – 1986 – Actor Robert Guillaume At Comic Relief Gives Thoughts About Helping The Homeless

DOG ASIDE: Homelessness is the condition of people lacking “a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence” as defined by The McKinney–Vento Homeless Assistance Act….who according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report….and as of 2017 there were around 554,000 homeless people in the United States….whis is 0.17% of the population.  Homelessness emerged as a national…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Tompkins + Leonard + Merchant PreFight Comments On Camacho Vs Boza Edwards

DOG ASIDE: Cornelius Boza Edwards (born 27 May 1956) is the former WBC Super Featherweight Champion of the World….who fought in both the Super Featherweight and Lightweight divisions. Edwards was born in Uganda and emigrated to England….where he lived for a long period. He currently lives in the United States, where he trains other boxers. Boza-Edwards won the WBC world…

MLB – 1979 – World Series Highlights – Pittsburgh Pirates Vs Baltimore Orioles – We Are Family Gme 7

DOG ASIDE: The 1979 World Series was the 76th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series at the conclusion of the 1979 Major League Baseball season….played between the National League (NL) champion Pittsburgh Pirates (98–64)….and the American League (AL) champion Baltimore Orioles (102–57)….with the Pirates becoming the fourth team in World Series history to come back from a three games to one deficit to win the Series in seven games…..which marked…

Comedy – 1986 – Legendary Entertainer Steve Allen Covers Humor In The News On Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American television personality, radio personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, writer, and advocate of scientific skepticism….who In September 1954, he achieved national fame as the first host of The Tonight Show….which was the first late night television talk show.   Though he got his…

Boxing – 1975 – Highlights – The Thrilla In Manila – Smokin Joe Frazier Vs Muhammad Ali

DOG ASIDE: The Thrilla in Manila was the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier….which was contested in 1975 for the heavyweight championship of the world at the Philippine Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines, on Wednesday, October 1. The venue was renamed from Araneta Coliseum specifically for the match….as Ali won by technical knockout (TKO) after Frazier’s trainer, Eddie Futch, conceded the fight prior to…