Posts Tagged ‘government’

FDR’s “Green Light” Letter

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

By the time 1941 turned into 1942, the exclamation point in the phrase “Play Ball!” became a question mark with the nation at war in two theatres, European and Pacific.  Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis sought counsel from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt regarding baseball as a continuing industry.  The commissioner’s missive of January 14, 1942 shows deference with a hint of wonder in the closing.

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“Crime Story”

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

In the 1980s, an NBC show about cops had it all.

A new look.  Story arcs existing through several episodes.  And the elevation of lesser known actors to household name status.

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