All My Children

This Week in Boomer History: ‘Pulp Fiction’ … Marilyn Monroe … ‘What’s Going On’

Posted on 05/18/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNotable events from our shared experience Marvin Gaye’s seminal album What’s Going On is released May 21, 1971. Influenced by letters his brother sent from Vietnam, Gaye writes the songs from the perspective of a Vietnam vet. Happy birthday, Mr. President. At Madison Square Garden in New York, Marilyn Monroe serenades President John Kennedy at a fundraiser on May 19, 1962. Monroe dies less than three months later at age 36. >> Sign up for the AARP Leisure Newsletter Ambassador Foy Kohler delivers a protest …

Lucci, Trebek, and Barney Make History

Posted on 06/11/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

Entertainment  For fans of daytime television, it was quite an afternoon at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History here in Washington, D.C., home to such cultural artifacts as the ruby red slippers Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz. To help launch a new permanent exhibition of American popular culture, two genuine TV icons and the co-creators of a third, a large purple dinosaur, donated items from their personal collections. All My Children star Susan Lucci donated the …

Spinning Soaps on the Web

Posted on 07/15/2011 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThe good news: All My Children and One Life to Live aren’t going to disappear after all. After the shows leave the ABC airwaves this fall (AMC) and early next year (OLTL), they’ll reappear with all-new episodes online. The bad news: Well, first, there’ll be no way to tell if those long pauses between the actors’ lines are there on purpose or because of an interrupted Web stream. But secondly, Web advertising revenue doesn’t come close to the bucks broadcast …