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Don Pardo

Don Pardo

This March 14, 1992, photo provided by NBC shows announcer Don Pardo on the set of "Saturday Night Live." Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Aug. 18 in Arizona at the age of 96. (, A…

September 18, 2014 4:27 pm
Funk Band Lakeside

Funk Band Lakeside

Funk Band Lakeside

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Strawberry Shortcake greeting fans at Johnson's Strawberry Fest

OFFBEAT: Strawberry Shortcake greeting fans at Johnson's Strawberry Fest

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Indiana boyish talent ready to rock for Broadway tour

OFFBEAT: Indiana boyish talent ready to rock for Broadway tour

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 10, 2014 12:00 am
TV Talk Show Hostess Oprah Winfrey

TV Talk Show Hostess Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey's start in Chicago as an unknown TV talk show host during the early 1980s included promotional opportunities, including talking to ladies charity luncheon groups in Northwest Indiana.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
President Ronald Reagan and Former Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen

President Ronald Reagan and Former Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen

President Ronald Reagan, with his ever-present jar of jellybeans close-at-hand, talks with Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen at the White House.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am
"Choose Your Own Adventure" Book Series "The Cave of Time"

"Choose Your Own Adventure" Book Series "The Cave of Time"

Bantam Books created the "Choose Your Own Adventure" book series, geared to ages 10 to 14, and sold more than 250 million copies between 1979 and 1998.

February 07, 2013 12:00 am
Channeling local holiday TV memories: Valpo man helps website capture fun small screen moments

Channeling local holiday TV memories: Valpo man helps website capture fun small screen moments

George Jen says his father, George Sr., was really excited about the early Christmas gift he bought the family in 1977.

December 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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DVD release celebrates 25 years of cartoon female fighter's power to fight bad guys

DVD release celebrates 25 years of cartoon female fighter's power to fight bad guys

When actress Melendy Britt was asked if she wanted to provide her distinct voice to a new female superhero "who promised to be popular," she wanted to first hear more about the character who would be her vocal alter-ego.

February 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Join me for free talk tonight with Hollywood actor's experiences of faith and the media

OFFBEAT: Join me for free talk tonight with Hollywood actor's experiences of faith and the media

TV MARRIAGE -- Actor Frank Runyeon is pictured with his TV wife played by actress Meg Ryan in a 1984 publicity photo during his years on the popular CBS soap "As the World Turns."

November 08, 2010 12:00 am
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