This Week in Boomer History: LBJ Won’t Run … Beatles on Top … MLK Killed

Notable events from our shared experience. RCA Victor introduces the world’s first 45 rpm record on March 31, 1949. Country music star Eddy Arnold’s “Texarkana Baby” is on the A side; his “Bouquet of Roses” is on the flip side. The 45 soon becomes the medium of choice for listening to and sharing music among teens. On March 31, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson tells the nation he won’t run for reelection. (“I shall not seek, and I will not accept …

Spinning Soaps on the Web

The 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 …