Friday, July 13, 2012

July 13

July 13 is the birthdate of Dave Garroway, the first host/anchor of NBC’s Today Show. He was a graduate of University City High School and Washington University in St. Louis. He started at NBC as a page in 1938 and began on the Today Show in 1951. The early use of chimpanzees deserved ridicule, but at least Garroway did not live to see the even more repulsive depths to which the feckless morning program has now sunk, e.g., humiliating and firing its female co-hosts and peddling tabloid trash. Garroway shot himself in 1982.

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