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Smokey the Bear Dies

Although his likeness lives on in public service announcements, the real-life “Smokey the Bear” died on November 9, 1976. A baby black bear was rescued from a wildfire in New Mexico in 1950. He survived and was turned over to the federal government to become the face of forest fire prevention.

Philo Farnsworth & The All-Electric Television

Flat screen, HD, Plasma, LED—Whatever type of television you own, ultimately you have Philo ... more

First Winter Olympics

Close to 300 athletes from 16 countries competed in the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, ... more

Bill Remembers: Graceland

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