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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 12/18/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. The top variety of banana imports could be an endangered species. (Learn more at Nature) 2. Real-life broadcaster Mort Crim inspired Will Ferrell’s character Ron Burgundy in the Anchorman movies. (Learn more at AARP) 3. The Southeast and Northwest are the among the most envious places in the country. (Learn more at   4. For years, an EPA employee kicking back on Cape Cod fooled higher ups that he was doing “intelligence work for the CIA in …

Anchorman Mort Crim: Color Him ‘Burgundy’

Posted on 12/12/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentThe real-life inspirations for fictional movie characters sometimes have been less than thrilled about how they appear on the screen. Media magnate William Randolph Hearst was so incensed by Orson Welles’ thinly veiled portrayal of him in the 1941 film Citizen Kane, for example, that the Hearst newspapers not only turned down ads for it but tried to smear Welles as a communist sympathizer in retaliation. But Mort Crim, the retired TV newscaster whom Will Ferrell credits as his inspiration …

Remembering Jessica Savitch 30 Years After Her Death

Posted on 10/22/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThis week I’ll travel from my home in Kentucky to stand at the spot in New Hope, Pa., where NBC News anchor Jessica Savitch (right) died 30 years ago tonight on the rainy fall evening of October 23. I’ll be wearing one of her amethyst birthstone rings — a gift from her sister, Lori, whose website celebrates Savitch’s legacy as a a groundbreaking TV news star of the 1970s and ’80s. Though I never met Savitch, I feel like I’ve known …