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Did you know that about 7,500 magazines are published in America? Some are very familiar titles, others not so much! Tidbits takes some time to look at the history of one of our favorite sources of information and reading material.
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● Benjamin Franklin came up with the idea of publishing America’s first magazine in 1741. He put his plans in place, but just three days before his American Magazine came out in print, Andrew Bradford beat him to the punch with General Magazine. Perhaps the nation wasn’t ready for such publications, because Bradford’s magazine lasted just three issues, and Franklin ceased printing his after six issues. A few others, including Christian History in 1743, tried their hand at publishing, but it wasn’t until 1821 that the first truly successful U.S. magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, hit the stands. ● The Saturday Evening Post was a weekly publication that quickly grew to become the most widely circulated weekly magazine in America, and the first to reach the 1,000,000 copies sold mark. The Post featured articles, human interest stories, cartoons, poetry, and features by wellknown authors. It may be best remembered for its covers that featured paintings by artist Norman Rockwell. Rockwell’s first cover was in May, 1916, and over the next 50 years, he provided more than 300 paintings for the magazine’s cover. Turn the page for more!
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1. GEOGRAPHY: In what U.S. state is Salt Lake City located? 2. HISTORY: Where did abolitionist John Brown's famous raid take place in 1859? 3. ENTERTAINERS: Which stand-up comedian, who starred in the movie "Back to School," was born with the name Jacob Cohen? 4. ANATOMY: What is the most common type of blood? 5. MOVIES: "Anne of the Thousand Days" is a ﬁlm about which historical couple? 6. GAMES: What early version of a video game mesmerized TV viewers in the mid-1970s? 7. RELIGION: What are the ﬁrst four books of the Bible's New Testament, in order? 8. COMICS: What is Catbert's title in the "Dilbert" comic strip? 9. BUSINESS: What popular business did Judy Sheppard Missett create? 10. TELEVISION: What was Ray's last name in the series "Everybody Loves Raymond"?
MAGAZINES (continued) ● National Geographic with its familiar yellow border has been published continuously since the first issue in 1888. Its articles about geography, history, and world culture are read by 8.3 million people in 36 languages around the world every month. National Geographic published its first wildlife photographs in 1906, and its first color photo appeared in 1914. ● Recently graduated from Yale in 1923, Henry Luce borrowed $86,000 from relatives to start up TIME magazine. TIME was designed with news summaries that “busy men” could read weekly in under an hour. The first issue’s cover featured retired Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Joseph G. Cannon. In July of that year, a woman was on the cover for the first time, a popular actress of the day, Italian Eleanora Duse. Starting out with 12,000 subscribers, by 1963, after 40 years of publication, TIME had a circulation of 3,600,000 in 150 countries. Today it has the world’s largest circulation for a weekly news magazine with over 25 million readers. ● In 1928, TIME began its famous “Man of the Year” issue, with Charles Lindbergh as the first person of distinction. This individual is chosen as the person who “for good or ill” has most affected the course of the year, with “ill” choices including Adolf Hitler. In 1936, the title became “Person of the Year,” when American socialite Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom King Edward VIII of England abdicated his throne, was chosen. TIME’s December 31, 1999 issued named Albert Einstein as the Person of the Century.
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MAGAZINES (continued) ● LIFE magazine debuted in 1936 and is credited with establishing photojournalism. Publisher Henry Luce had already achieved great success with TIME, and wanted a publication that told the story in pictures. LIFE’s first cover featured a photo of Montana’s Fort Peck Dam, and the issue sold 380,000 copies. Just four months later, circulation was up over one million copies a week. LIFE was published weekly for 37 years. ● Henry Luce’s next success story was Sports Illustrated, which debuted in 1954. His advisors strongly cautioned him about launching a magazine strictly devoted to sports. Two previous magazines of the same name had already failed during the 1930s and 1940s. The first issue’s featured article was about Roger Bannister, who had broken the four-minute-mile barrier three months earlier. The cover was a photo of Milwaukee Braves third baseman Eddie Mathews. Michael Jordan holds the record for the most appearances on the cover of SI, with 50 covers. The team that’s been honored the most times is the New York Yankees, with a record 71. Over 23 million people read Sports Illustrated every week. ● The Lady’s Magazine is considered the first significant women’s magazine. First published in London in 1770, it contained essays on female virtues, fashion advice, hints for wives and mothers, medicinal recipes, and embroidery patterns. Upwards of 150,000 American women were reading Godey’s Lady’s Book when the Civil War broke out, making it the most widely circulated magazine in the country.
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● On Jan. 9, 1776, writer Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet "Common Sense," setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence. Originally published anonymously, "Common Sense" is considered one of the most influential pamphlets in American history. ● On Jan. 8, 1916, Rembrandt Bugatti, a sculptor and younger brother of Italian auto designer and manufacturer Ettore Bugatti, commits suicide at the age of 31. Bugatti's sculpture of a dancing elephant was featured as a hood ornament on a 1920s Bugatti Royale auto. ● On Jan. 12, 1926, the two-man radio comedy series "Sam 'n' Henry" (later named "Amos 'n' Andy") debuts in Chicago. Freeman Gosden and Charles Carrell, both white, played characters who were two black men from the Deep South. Over the next 22 years, the show would become the highest-rated comedy in radio history. ● On Jan. 11, 1935, American aviator Amelia Earhart departs Wheeler Field in Honolulu on a solo flight to North America. Hawaiian commercial interests offered a $10,000 award to whoever accomplished the flight first. The next day, after traveling 2,400 miles in 18 hours, Earhart safely landed at Oakland Airport in Oakland, Calif. ● On Jan. 7, 1959, just six days after the fall of the Fulgencio Batista dictatorship in Cuba, U.S. officials recognize the new provisional government of the island nation. Despite fears that Fidel Castro might have communist leanings, the U.S. government believed that it could work with the new regime. ● On Jan. 10, 1961, Dashiell Hammett, author of "The Maltese Falcon," dies. Hammett left school at age 13, eventually landing at Pinkerton's detective agency. He worked as a detective for eight years and turned his experiences into "hard-boiled" crime fiction. ● On Jan. 6, 1975, a crowd of 2,000-plus lines up outside Boston Garden to buy tickets to the rock band Led Zeppelin. Someone pried open the Garden's locked doors around midnight, and soon hundreds of beerdrinking, bottle-throwing Led Zeppelin fans had the run of the arena.
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● It was noted wit Ambrose Bierce who defined an egotist as "a person more interested in himself than in me." ● If you could go back in time and sample a beer from the 1700s, you would find it to be significantly stronger than similar libations that are served today. The higher alcohol content helped the brew survive the long voyage from England to colonial India. ● Those who study such things say that roughly half of American women remove hair from their bikini area. Perhaps unsurprisingly, as women age, they become less likely to keep up the shaving or waxing, with only 19 percent of women aged 50-plus doing so. In Brazil, though, the practice is far more widespread; there, 65 percent of women in the 50-plus age group reported bikini hair removal. ● The average horse will produce 10 gallons of saliva every day. ● Historians claim that President John Quincy Adams kept a pet alligator in a White House bathroom. He reportedly was amused when unsuspecting guests had to make a trip to the loo.
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For Advertising Call (740) 446-4543 MAGAZINES (continued) ● McCall’s was initially established as a women’s magazine called The Queen in 1873. It was renamed in 1897 and remained such until 2001 when Rosie O’Donnell became editorial director and changed the title to Rosie. Rosie lasted a little over a year. Female baby boomers may remember Betsy McCall paper dolls printed in McCall’s beginning in May, 1951. ● We started reading Better Homes and Gardens in 1922, Ladies’ Home Journal in 1883, Good Housekeeping in 1885, Redbook in 1903, Woman’s Day in 1931, followed by Family Circle in 1932. ● Adolescent girls got their very own magazine in 1944, when Seventeen hit the stands, bringing fashion, beauty, and dating tips. Early cover girls included Carol Lynley, Twiggy, Cybil Shepherd, Olga Korbut, and a 13-year-old Brooke Shields. ● The first issue of TV Guide was released in April of 1953, a comprehensive listing of the week’s television programs, TV-related news, celebrity interviews, program reviews, and crossword puzzles. Actress Lucille Ball was on the cover holding her newborn son, Desi Arnaz, Jr., whose birth had been written into the storyline of the popular sitcom I Love Lucy. ● In March of 1974, you could have purchased the inaugural issue of People magazine for 35 cents. The beautiful 29-yearold Mia Farrow was on the cover, the star of the upcoming movie The Great Gatsby. In 1985, the magazine introduced their new feature “Sexiest Man Alive,” with 29-year-old Mel Gibson capturing the first title. Since then, People has created their “World’s Most Beautiful People” and “Best & Worst Dressed” special issues. About 47 million people read People every week. ● heir income from advertising (the other half from subscriptions and single copy sales), a few magazines do not accept advertising. Consumer Reports does not want to give the impression that their product evaluations are influenced in any way by an advertiser, and have no paid advertising. ● The list of leading magazine advertisers includes Procter & Gamble, L’Oreal, Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, and Nestle.
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The answer is: “He has been the host of the game show Jeopardy! since 1984.” Who is Alex Trebek? Let’s take a closer look at this interesting “category”! ● Alex Trebek’s father immigrated from Ukraine as a young child, settling in Ontario with his family. His marriage to a FrenchCanadian woman produced Alex in 1940. When Alex graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in philosophy in 1961, he used his experience from the college’s English Debating Society to land a job in broadcasting. The first step in his famous career was as a newscaster and sportscaster with the Canadian Broadcasting Company, Canada’s premier network at that time. ● In 1966, Trebek made a dramatic change from the journalism realm to hosting game shows. His first gig was the Canadian game show Reach for the Top, a position he held for seven years. In 1973, Trebek crossed the border to host his first U.S. game show, NBC’s The Wizard of Odds. The Wizard was short-lived, however, and the following year, Trebek became host of High Rollers. Between High Rollers and his selection as the new host of Jeopardy! in 1984, he had added Double Dare, The $128,000 Question, and Pitfall to his resume. ● After three years of hosting Jeopardy!, in 1987, Trebek added another game show to his schedule, Classic Concentration, hosting both shows simultaneously. In 1991, he made history by serving as the host to three game shows at once, when he took over as the host of To Tell the Truth. By the end of that year, Concentration and Truth had ended their series, and Trebek was back to one program. ● Jeopardy! has won 30 Emmy Awards, and Alex Trebek has been awarded five Emmys for Outstanding Game Show Host. During the 20042005 season, contestant Ken Jennings set the record for the most consecutive games, winning 74 games in a row, with earnings of more than $2.5 million. Speaking about Jennings’ streak, Alex said, “I spent more time with him than I did with my wife during that period.” ● Trebek films Jeopardy! two days a week, arriving at the studio around 6:30 AM. Five shows are taped each day, ending about 4:30 PM. About 25 million viewers tune into the program each week.
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For Advertising Call (740) 446-4543 ALEX TREBEK (continued) ● This famous host’s life isn’t all about games! Trebek also hosts the National Geographic Bee and the Great Canadian Geography Challenge. In 1996, he was an Olympic torchbearer in Jacksonville, Florida, along the journey to Atlanta, Georgia. Trebek became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1998. You can find his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame near that of Ann-Margret and Vincent Price. Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto features Trebek’s maple leaf. ● Trebek says he does a crossword puzzle every day in an attempt to stave off the dangers of Alzheimer’s Disease. Not surprisingly, he’s fluent in French, but he also speaks some German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. He and his wife own a 700-acre thoroughbred horse farm, Creston Farms, near Templeton, California. It’s rumored that he will retire from Jeopardy! at the end of his 32nd season in 2016. Trebek offers this advice to others, “Take your job seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.”
JANUARY EVENTS There are lots of things to celebrate during the month of January! Let’s take a look at a few things taking place this month. ● January is National Polka Music Month. It commemorates a genre of dance music that had its origins in the mid-1800s in Bohemia, which is now part of today’s Czech Republic. The word “polka” has its origins in the Czech language word pulka, meaning “half-step,” denoting the quick shift from one foot to the other. The polka was introduced into ballrooms in Prague in 1835 and by 1840, it had spread to Paris. A variety of instruments are played in traditional polka music, depending on the culture, including the clarinet, trumpet, accordion, banjo, and the tuba, whose “oom-pah” notes are often associated with the polka. The state of Wisconsin has designated the polka its official state dance, and “The Beer Barrel Polka” is played during the seventh inning stretch at the Milwaukee Brewers games and at half-time during the Milwaukee Bucks games.
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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My daughter is 58 years old. For the past 10 years, she has heard her heart pulsating. It's a loud and disturbing noise that she hears from time to time. She has had an MRI and other heart-related tests. The results are normal. What is your opinion? -- E.G. ANSWER: Pulsatile tinnitus is ear noise, usually heard in one ear, that's synchronous with the heartbeat. The noise can arise in the carotid arteries in the neck, arteries in the vicinity of the ear, malformed vessels in the head and neck or disturbed blood flow through veins of the head and neck. Impacted earwax is another cause. Your daughter has had many tests that should have uncovered blood vessel problems. I'm at a loss to suggest a cause of her tinnitus. If her hearing is not as acute as it was, that might be the problem. Has she seen an ear, nose and throat doctor? If not, she should. An ENT doctor would pick up on that. She might be able to tolerate tinnitus at night if she turns a bedside radio to soothing music.
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