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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,
Bill Remembers: Nadia Comaneci
Bill Kurtis looks back on the mesmerizing performance of Nadia Comaneci during the 1976 summer
The First of its Kind
We can’t imagine life without our iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. But none of this would have
Two Heads are Better Than One
When it came to intergalactic exploration there were no rivals more bitter than the U.S. and
Dance Like No One is Watching
Stifled by life behind the Iron Curtain, dancer, choreographer and director Mikhail Baryshnikov
Heavyweight Champion of the World
“Joe, we need muscles like yours to beat Germany.” These are the words President Franklin
Bell-bottom pants, long hair, free thought and peace symbols. These are just a few of the identifying
Five hundred and ninety-nine women lined up and gave a crumb of bread into my palm to help me
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
The Running Machine on Wheels
“You throw your leg over kind of like you are jumping on a horse with your feet, your toes
Battle of Midway
It was a gross underestimation of American power. In 1942, Japanese forces planned a complex
Bill Remembers: Graceland
Bill Kurtis looks back on Elvis and his house on a hill, known as Graceland.
The first drive-in opened in 1921, and whether the booming success of these new eateries was
"Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: You are about to embark upon
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
On May 31, 1889, a flood of enormous proportions took the lives of more than 2,000 people in
The Great Seal Bug
It was 1945 and the U.S. and the Soviet Union had at best a tenuous relationship. What was presented
The Pluto Platter
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Pluto Platter! The Pluto Platter is a plastic disc that