November 6

Meet the Press made its television debut in 1947 on NBC. It had started as a radio show in 1945. It was originally a half-hour program with a single guest and a panel of questioners. The show has undergone may changes over the years. A few of the more famous moderators of the program include Lawrence Spivak, Marvin Kalb, Garrick Utley, Tim Russert, David Gregory, and currently Chuck Todd.

 

Richard Nixon was elected President of the United States in 1968. He ran against Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota and American Independent George Wallace of Alabama. Nixon received 43.4% of the popular vote to 42.7% for Humphrey, and 13.5% of the popular vote went to Wallace. More importantly, the electoral results gave Nixon 301, Humphrey 191, and Wallace 46. The election featured the strongest third party results since 1912 with Wallace doing well in Alabama and across the Deep South. This was the last election in which New York State had the greatest number of electoral votes. California would take over this honor in the next presidential election in 1972.

 

In 1995, Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell announced “The Move” in which the NFL team was going to relocate to Baltimore, Maryland. A compromise was reached whereby Modell would have a new franchise in Baltimore, the Ravens, and Cleveland would retain a team with new players. Baltimore had been without a team since 1984 when the Colts moved to Indianapolis. Modell wanted the football stadium renovated, but before the renovation was approved, he made his announcement that he was taking his team to Cleveland. Cleveland fans were not happy and tried taking Modell to court. A compromise was finally reached.

 

Birthdays Today

 

1916Ray Conniff, American composer and conductor (d. 2002)

1931Mike Nichols, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter

1946Sally Field, American actress, singer, and producer

1955Maria Shriver, American journalist and author

1964Arne Duncan, American educator and politician, 9th United States Secretary of Education

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.