April 2

John Randolph “Jack” Webb was born in 1920 in Santa Monica, California. He was an actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday on Dragnet. Webb worked in radio before television and starred in the radio version as well. He was married for seven years to actress Julie London. Dragnet was revived for 98 episodes in 1967. Webb died in 1982 of a heart attack. Watch this comedy routine he did with Johnny Carson.

Carl Kasell, an American journalist and radio personality, was born in 1934 in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He is most famous for being a newscaster for National Public Radio and is now a regular on the weekly quiz show Wait, Wait …. Don’t Tell Me. Kasell began as a radio DJ before moving to Washington, D.C. and became a news director for WAVA in Arlington, Virginia. He won a Peabody Award (1999) and was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2010.

Singer, songwriter, Emmylou Harris, was born in 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama. She is the winner of 13 Grammy Awards. Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. She has produced 26 studio albums and 41 number one singles. Two of my favorites are Boulder to Birmingham and That Lovin’ You Feeling Again with Roy Orbison. In this clip she sings Pancho and Lefty.

In 1956, As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiered on CBS-TV. As the World Turns ran until 2010. It was the second longest-running daytime network soap opera behind The Guiding Light.  The show was set in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois. 13, 858 episodes were produced. The Edge of Night ran for 7,420 episodes from 1956 – 1984. It portrayed life and mystery in the fictional city of Monticello, somewhere in the Midwest.

Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.