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Jim Thorpe: The Man, The Myth, the Small Pennsylvania Town

If I say the name Jim Thorpe, most of you will probably think of the Native American baseball player/football player/Olympian. Some of you, though, will think of the Carbon County, Pennsylvania borough known as “Switzerland of America” and the “Gateway to the Poconos.” I think of both, and what concerns us here today is how the latter [...]

The Late Movies: Re-Enactments of Famous Speeches

Tonight for The Late Movies, we have a series of famous speeches, recreated for your enjoyment. From sports moments that have inspired us to moving memorials of liberty and liberation, here are a few of my favorites. From the movie Miracle, here is Herb Brooks’ speech given to the members of the 1980 Miracle On Ice [...]

7 Historic Hollywood Landmarks

Whether it’s Grauman’s Chinese Theater or that iconic nine letter sign, Hollywood is rife with historical landmarks. Here are seven that had a small part in making Hollywood the movie capital of the world. 1. Knickerbocker Hotel Built in 1925, the Knickerbocker is one of the oldest hotels in Hollywood, and has a storied history unlike any [...]