Keener Today – November 23

What’s Happening:

Normal Rockwell - Freedom from WantWorried about those inevitable Thanksgiving dinner table disagreements? Jim Otteson, a professor of business ethics at Notre Dame, tells Axios it’s OK to let those with differing opinions score some points. Author Melody Stanford Martin says, acknowledging that you might not agree before a debate even begins, transforms the pressure to win into a desire to understand. (More)

Will you get up early to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and recline after the meal to watch the Lions take on the Bills? TV ratings for both events continue to deliver viewers with some declines for the parade, but a record high last year for football.

Zoom’s third quarter earnings were $1.1B (+5% y/y) with quarterly net income dropping 86% year over to $48.3M. The company will celebrate it’s 10th birthday next April.

With the conclusion of the 31st season of Dancing With The Stars, fans are wondering if the floundering series may make a comeback to ABC. Many fans are still complaining about having to pay to watch the long time but fading network stalwart.

Today in History:

1889 – The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon.

1936 – The first edition of “Life” was published. After beginning as a humor magazine during the depression, Henry Luce bought the name and reinvented it as picture-based periodical.

1945 – The U.S. wartime rationing of most foods ended. For some goods, rationing had been in place for nearly three years.

1948 – Dr. Frank G. Back patented the “Zoomar” lens and Television cameras were never the same.

1946 – Mound Metalcraft changed its name to Tonka Toys Incorporated.

1988 – Wayne Gretzky scored his 600th National Hockey League (NHL) goal.

1998 – Dennis Rodman filed for an annulment from Carmen Electra. The two had been married for just 9 days.

Released Today:

1963 – Martha & The Vandellas – “Quicksand”
1964 – The Beatles – “I Feel Fine”
1964 – The Beatles – “She’s A Woman”
1970 – Grand Funk Railroad – “Mean Mistreater”
1970 – George Harrison – “Isn’t It A Pity?”
1970 – George Harrison – “My Sweet Lord”
1970 – Cat Stevens —— Tea For The Tillerman
1979 – Donna Summer – “On The Radio”

Keener Birthdays:

1925 – Johnny Mandel: Jazz and Big Band musician in the 50s who became a Grammy-winning jazz and pop music composer, arranger and conductor for movie soundtracks after 1958, including “The Shadow Of Your Smile” from The Sandpiper (1964) and “Close Enough For Love” from Agatha (1969), best known for penning the melody and music to “Suicide Is Painless” (1970), the theme song from the movie and TV show MASH (and a surprise #1 hit in the UK) and the updated arrangement to “Unforgettable” (#14, AC #3, 1991) for Natalie Cole and her late, dubbed-in father, Nat King Cole, died from a heart ailment on 6/29/2020, age 94.
1939 – Betty Everett: vocalist and pianist, “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)” (#6, R&B #1, 1964), died at home on 8/19/2001, age 61
1940 – Freddie Marsden : With brother Gerry Marsden, co-founder and drummer in 50s Brit skiffle band Mars Bars, which shortly became Merseybeat pop-rock Gerry & The Pacemakers(“How Do You Do It?, #9, AUS #3, UK #1, 1964), the second most popular Liverpool, England band of all time, left the music industry in the late 60s to open a driving school, died from cancer on 12/9/2006, age 66
1945 – Bobby Bloom: One hit wonder calypso-pop singer and songwriter, “Montego Bay” (#1, 1974), died in an accidental gun shooting on 2/28/74, age 28
1949 – Alan Paul: of the famed Manhattan Transfer, who hit with “Boy From New York City” (#7, 1981)
1949 – Sandra Stevens: sang vocals with the Brotherhood of Man on “United We Stand” (#13, UK #10, 1970)
1954 – Bruce Hornsby: the Grammy-winning keyboardist, singer and songwriter, bandleader for The Range who hit with “The Way It Is” (#1, 1986), and a versatile solo and team player for a number of groups thereafter.

TV Tonight – 50 Years Ago

TV Tonight - 50 Years Ago