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Let the Games Begin!

"Today, all of you young athletes are in the arena. Many of you will win, but even more important, ... more

Bill Remembers: Nadia Comaneci

Bill Kurtis looks back on the mesmerizing performance of Nadia Comaneci during the 1976 summer ... more

The First of its Kind

We can’t imagine life without our iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. But none of this would have ... more

Two Heads are Better Than One

When it came to intergalactic exploration there were no rivals more bitter than the U.S. and ... more

Dance Like No One is Watching

Stifled by life behind the Iron Curtain, dancer, choreographer and director Mikhail Baryshnikov ... more

Heavyweight Champion of the World

“Joe, we need muscles like yours to beat Germany.” These are the words President Franklin ... more

Groovy Baby

Bell-bottom pants, long hair, free thought and peace symbols. These are just a few of the identifying ... more

Never Again

Five hundred and ninety-nine women lined up and gave a crumb of bread into my palm to help me ... more

It’s a bird, it’s a plane!

Most 80th birthday celebrations don’t end up with the guest of honor jumping out of a perfectly ... more

The Running Machine on Wheels

“You throw your leg over kind of like you are jumping on a horse with your feet, your toes ... more

Battle of Midway

It was a gross underestimation of American power. In 1942, Japanese forces planned a complex ... more

Bill Remembers: Graceland

Bill Kurtis looks back on Elvis and his house on a hill, known as Graceland.

Drive-In Restaurants

The first drive-in opened in 1921, and whether the booming success of these new eateries was ... more

Operation Overlord

"Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: You are about to embark upon ... more

Celebrating 125 Years of Chicago’s “L” Trains

"That idea of riding through the backyards and back porches of the city is still very much the ... more

Johnstown Flood

On May 31, 1889, a flood of enormous proportions took the lives of more than 2,000 people in ... more

The Great Seal Bug

It was 1945 and the U.S. and the Soviet Union had at best a tenuous relationship. What was presented ... more

The Pluto Platter

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Pluto Platter! The Pluto Platter is a plastic disc that ... more
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