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Saturday 7-20-2013 Assortment

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Rick who?
Rick Shaw. Wanna go for a ride?

What highly regarded 1962 film—the winner of seven Oscars—has no female speaking parts?

Lawrence of Arabia.

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show debuted on July 21, 1996.

* First host: ex-ESPN anchor Craig Kilborn.

* It was conceived as a parody of news shows, but with a newsmagazine approach. Jon Stewart took over in 1999 and with a new writing staff, developed it into a satire of cable news and politics.

* Early features included “This Day in Hasselhoff History,” and “Last Weekend’s Top-Grossing Films, Converted into Lira.”

* Prominent former Daily Show “correspondents”: Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Ed Helms, and Demetri Martin.
More than 600 million people watched the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969.
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