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Babushka or baboushka or babooshka (from Russian: ба́бушка, IPA: , meaning "grandmother" or "elderly woman") may refer to:

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  • Babushka Lady, an unknown woman who might have photographed the events of the President John F. Kennedy assassination
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The Chase (UK game show)

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The Chase is a British television quiz show broadcast on ITV and hosted by Bradley Walsh . Contestants play against a professional quizzer, known as the "chaser", who attempts to prevent them from winning a cash prize. The chasers are Mark Labbett , Shaun Wallace , Anne Hegerty , Paul Sinha and Jenny Ryan . Labbett and Wallace have both been chasers since series 1, while Hegerty joined in series 2, Sinha in series 4 and Ryan in series 9. A team of four contestants individually attempt to amass as much money as possible, which is later added to a prize fund if the contestant survives their individual chase. The chaser must attempt to catch each contestant during their individual chase, eliminating that person from the game and preventing the money from being added to the collective prize fund. Any contestant who survives their individual chase later play collectively as a team for the final round to win an equal share of the prize fund against the chaser. With a regular audience of three to five million, The C ...more...



Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy , the 35th President of the United States , was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963 at 12:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas while riding in a presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza . Kennedy was riding with his wife Jacqueline , Texas Governor John Connally , and Connally's wife, Nellie , and was fatally shot by former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald . A ten-month investigation by the Warren Commission from November 1963 to September 1964 concluded that Oswald acted alone in shooting Kennedy, and that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial. Kennedy's death marked the fourth (following that of Lincoln , Garfield , and McKinley ) and most recent assassination of an American President. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson automatically became President upon Kennedy's death. In contrast to the conclusions of the Warren Commission, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded in 1979 that Kennedy was "probably assassinated as a result of ...more...



Jan Crouch

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Janice Wendell Crouch (née Bethany ; March 14, 1939 – May 31, 2016) was an American religious broadcaster. Crouch and her husband, Paul , founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in 1973. Early life and ministry Crouch was the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Edgar W. Bethany, and grew up in Columbus, Georgia . Her father served as an Assemblies of God pastor, and was the founding president of Southeastern University (Florida) . While attending Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri , Crouch met Paul F. Crouch. They married in 1957, and have two sons, Paul Jr. and Matthew, both of whom are high-ranking officials and program hosts on TBN. Jan Crouch also loved children and was well known in the early days of TBN for a child's puppet (a little pink girl in a dress) she called Babushka. The color of this puppet and her love for children is often attributed to the fact that she went from wearing her larger than life platinum blonde wigs to pink ones. TBN Founding In 1973, Paul and Jan Crouch co-founded Trini ...more...



Red Snow (The Twilight Zone)

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" Red Snow " is the second segment of the twenty-first episode of the first season (1985–86) of the television series The Twilight Zone . Plot Russian KGB Colonel Ilyanov is sent by train to a Siberian town to investigate the deaths of local Soviet Communist Party officials. Ilyanov notes that the victims were drained of their blood. He meets a young woman named Valentina, whom the records improbably state had been exiled by Joseph Stalin 50 years before. One of the town's Party officials, Polvin, insists that Valentina is actually a descendant of the exiled woman. Ilyanov and the mayor, Titov, search an abandoned church. They hear a wolf wailing in the distance. Ilyanov follows the sound and finds Valentina feasting on the wolf's blood. Ilyanov is knocked unconscious. On awakening, he insists upon returning to the abandoned church. Inside, he finds many empty coffins. Valentina and Polvin enter and explain that the church is haunted by vampires, and that they are themselves vampires. Titov explains that the ...more...



Seven Little Monsters (TV series)

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(Maurice Sendak's) Seven Little Monsters , or (Maurice Sendak's) 7 Little Monsters , is a Canadian-Chinese-Philippine children 's television program about a family of seven monsters and their mother. The series, based on the book by the same name , was created by Maurice Sendak and directed by Neil Affleck , Lynn Reist, and Glenn Sylvestor. Each monster is named after a different number from one to seven, and each has unique physical characteristics. The series was part of the PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch from 2000–03, and made an individual PBS debut on 2003, along with George Shrinks and The Berenstain Bears , and was shown from 2003–07 on YTV . The series was produced by Wild Things Productions , Nelvana , Suzhou Hong Ying Animation Corporation Limited and Philippine Animation Studio Inc. (PASI Animation) from 2000–02. The 54-episode series debuted in 2000 and aired its final episode in 2003 and reruns until 2004. The theme song is performed by the Canadian band, Barenaked Ladies . Characters One ( Joanne Vanni ...more...

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The Amazing Race 17

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The Amazing Race 17 is the seventeenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race . The Amazing Race 17 features eleven teams of two individuals, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. The seventeenth cycle started on Sunday, September 26, 2010. It aired on CBS in the United States in a special 90-minute episode; then returned to its normal hour-long format the following week on Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET / PT The season finale was on December 12, 2010. The show was again hosted by Phil Keoghan . This was the final season filmed and broadcast in Standard Definition. Anesthesiologists Natalie "Nat" Strand and Katherine "Kat" Chang were the winners of the Race, and were the first all-female team to win the American edition of the competition. The season was released by CBS DVD on November 4, 2014, in a DVD set including all episodes and its accompanying Elimination Station web series. It was only made available through online purchase, manufactured by Amazon.com's ...more...



List of James Bond villains

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The James Bond novels and film series feature a number of villainous characters who serve as primary antagonists. Each story normally features a main villain bent on world domination or destruction who seeks to defeat or kill Bond , often with the assistance of secondary characters. Bond typically confronts the villain during the story's climax and exposes the evil plot. Main villains Novel villains by author Ian Fleming Novel Villain Objective Outcome Fate Casino Royale Le Chiffre Pay off his embarrassing debts to his SMERSH masters by winning the money at Casino Royale's baccarat table. Bond beats Le Chiffre at baccarat. Shot between the eyes by a SMERSH hitman . Live and Let Die Mr. Big (Buonaparte Ignace Gallia) Smuggle and sell ancient gold coins to finance SMERSH operations. Bond kills Mr Big. Eaten by sharks and barracuda after he falls into the water when Bond blows up his boat. Moonraker Sir Hugo Drax (Graf Hugo von der Drache) Destroy London with a nuclear missile , the eponymous Moonraker. Bond alt ...more...



JFK (film)

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JFK is a 1991 American conspiracy - thriller film directed by Oliver Stone . It examines the events leading to the assassination of John F. Kennedy and alleged cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison ( Kevin Costner ). Garrison filed charges against New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw ( Tommy Lee Jones ) for his alleged participation in a conspiracy to assassinate the President, for which Lee Harvey Oswald ( Gary Oldman ) was found responsible by the Warren Commission . The film was adapted by Stone and Zachary Sklar from the books On the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison and Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs . Stone described this account as a " counter-myth " to the Warren Commission's "fictional myth." The film became embroiled in controversy. Upon its theatrical release, many major American newspapers ran editorials accusing Stone of taking liberties with historical facts, including the film's implication that President Lyndon B. Johnson was par ...more...



Coco Chanel

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Interlocking CC logo Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand. Along with Paul Poiret , Chanel was credited in the post- World War I era with liberating women from the constraints of the " corseted silhouette" and popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing , realising her design aesthetic in jewellery , handbags , and fragrance. Her signature scent, Chanel No. 5 , has become an iconic product. She is the only fashion designer listed on TIME magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century . Chanel designed her iconic interlocked-CC monogram, meaning Coco Chanel, using it since the 1920s. Chanel was known for her lifelong determination, ambition, and energy which she applied to her professional and social life. She both achieved financial success as a bu ...more...



Abigail Disney

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Abigail E. Disney (born 1960) is an American documentary filmmaker, scholar, philanthropist, and activist known for her documentary films focused on social themes. She is the Executive Producer and Director of the film The Armor of Light, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Biography Early life Abigail Disney was raised in North Hollywood, California , and was educated at Yale (BA), Stanford (MA, English Lit ), and Columbia (PhD, English Lit). She is the daughter of Patricia Ann (née Dailey) and Roy E. Disney and granddaughter of Roy O. Disney , co-founder of The Walt Disney Company with her great uncle Walt Disney . Career Filmmaking She turned to the family business of filmmaking with a documentary film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, directed by Academy Award-nominated, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Gini Reticker. Pray the Devil Back to Hell brought to light the work of Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee by telling the story about the critical role women played in bringing peace to war t ...more...



Jessi Colter Sings Just for Kids: Songs from Around the World

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Jessi Colter Sings Songs for Kids: Songs from Around the World is the 10th studio album by American country artist Jessi Colter , released in 1996 on Peter Pan Records , her first and only album of Children's music , and first studio album in 12 years. Her next album of new material, Out of the Ashes , would not be released until 2006. Background Colter had previously been known as a country music artist, primarily popular in the 1970s and 80s. She focused her career towards her first Children's album in 1996. Colter starred in her own home video for the project, with a guest appearance from husband and country artist, Waylon Jennings , who recited some of his poetry for the first time. The album consisted of twenty one tracks of children's music from different parts of the world, including Europe and Latin America . The album would later be re-released by the album's label in 2000, retitled as Around the World. Track listing "I'd Like to Sing with Kids" — 1:20 " La Cucaracha " — 1:30 " Old King Cole " — 2:0 ...more...



An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (also known as An American Tail II: Fievel Goes West & An American Tail II ) is a 1991 American animated comedy western film produced by Steven Spielberg 's Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures . It is the sequel to An American Tail , and the last installment in the series to be released theatrically. Two direct-to-video sequels were released in the late 1990s. A continuation, Fievel's American Tails , aired on CBS in 1992. It became the second animated sequel after Disney 's The Rescuers Down Under . Don Bluth , the original film's director, had no involvement with this one. Instead, it was directed by Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells . The film follows the story of the Mousekewitzes, a family of Jewish -Ukrainian mice who emigrate to the Wild West . In it, Fievel is separated from his family ( again ) as the train approaches the American Old West; the film chronicles him and Sheriff Wylie Burp (voiced by James Stewart in his final film) teachi ...more...



Vladimir Mikhailin

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Vladimir Vasilyevich Mikhailin ( Russian : Владимир Васильевич Михайлин ; July 8, 1915 – January 8, 2007) was a Soviet military leader and admiral . On 18 November 1999, he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union by the Russian socialist Party of Peace and Unity . Like all awards made by the party, Mikhailin's award is unauthorized by the government of Russia. Vladimir Mikhailin was awarded: Orders of Lenin , three Orders of the Red Banner , Order of the October Revolution , Order of the Red Banner of Labour , two Orders of the Patriotic War 1st class, two Orders of the Red Star , Polish Cross of Merit for Bravery , Medal For Courage , Medal for Combat Service , Medal "For the Defence of Leningrad" , Medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" , Medal "For the Victory over Japan" and other medals. References http://www.uprava-hamovniki.ru/press-center/65_year/hero/index.php?version=print&PAGEN_1=2 Who's who in the Socialist countries: a biographical encyclopedia of ...more...



L'Espace (concept store)

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L’Espace is a multi-brand concept store in Lagos , Nigeria . Located in Victoria Island , the store was established on 18 December 2011. Le Petit Marche, a monthly market held in Lagos and largely considered to have made a substantial impact on the shopping culture in the city is its sister brand. Their product mix spans : - Fashion (Menswear, Womenswear and Children) - Beauty - Lifestyle - Fashion and Lifestyle Services Created by the CEO duo of Isoken Ogiemwonyi and Wonuola Odunsi in 2011 as an expansion of their wildly successful 'Le Petit Marche' monthly fashion and lifestyle market founded 3 years earlier. Their gamble paid off and L'Espace rapidly became one of Lagos's main fashion destinations. Le Petit Marche was credited with fostering such talents as Akpos Okudu, Ejiro Amos Tafiri , Grey, Babushka and Alali Boutique L'Espace was the first store in Nigeria to stock only African/African-owned design . The store is dedicated to promoting new design talent on the African continent and has recently ch ...more...



2017 in British television

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This is a list of events taking place in 2017 relating to Television in the United Kingdom . Events January Date Event 1 BBC One launches a new set of idents, replacing the circle idents that have been shown before programmes for a decade. The new idents feature the photography of Martin Parr , who has attempted to capture portraits of modern Britain. Sherlock returns to BBC One for a fourth series. Overnight viewing figures indicate the first episode was watched by an average audience of 8.1 million, making it the second most watched programme of the 2016–17 festive period; The New Year's Eve fireworks had a viewership of 11.6 million. 4 Fawlty Towers is voted the best British sitcom of all time British sitcom in a survey of comedians, comedy writers and actors. 5 Channel 4 announce they are to show the Monaco Grand Prix and Singapore Grand Prix live for the first time in five years and the United States Grand Prix live for the first time in a decade on free-to-air TV, as they announce their picks for 2017. ...more...



John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories

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The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 has spurred numerous conspiracy theories , which include accusations of involvement of the CIA , the Mafia , sitting Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson , Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro , the KGB , or even some combination thereof. Some conspiracy theories further claim that the United States federal government covered up crucial information in the aftermath of the assassination. Former Los Angeles District Attorney Vincent Bugliosi estimated that a total of 42 groups, 82 assassins, and 214 people had been accused at one time or another in various conspiracy scenarios. In 1964, the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the only person responsible for assassinating Kennedy. In 1979, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded that Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy, although it did not identify any individuals or groups. The HSCA reasoned that a second gunman other than Oswal ...more...



Batyr

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Batyr (July 23, 1970 – August 26, 1993) was an Asian elephant claimed to be able to use a large amount of meaningful human speech . Living in a zoo in Kazakhstan in the Soviet Union , Batyr was reported as having a vocabulary of more than 20 phrases. A recording of Batyr saying "Batyr is good", his name and using words such as "drink" and "give" was played on Kazakh state radio and on the First Programme of the Central Television of the USSR — Vremya , in 1980. Like all cases of talking animals , these claims are subject to the observer-expectancy effect . Biography Born on July 23, 1970, at Almaty Zoo , Batyr lived his entire life in the Karaganda Zoo at Karaganda in Kazakhstan . He died in 1993 having never seen or heard another elephant. Batyr was the offspring of once- wild Indian elephants (a subspecies of the Asian elephant ). Batyr's mother "Palm" and father "Dubas" had been presented to Kazakhstan's Almaty Zoo by the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru . Abilities Batyr , whose name is a Turkic ...more...



2nd Open Russian Festival of Animated Film

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The 2nd Open Russian Festival of Animated Film was held in 1997 at a boarding house called "Birch Grove" near the town of Tarusa , Russia . Animated works from the past three years from the Russian Federation were accepted. The prizes were handed out according to profession, and any member or guest of the festival was able to vote for their favourite film. Jury English Russian Profession(s) Fyodor Khitruk Фёдор Хитрук director, animator Nikolai Izvolov Николай Изволов cinematologist , film historian Eduard Nazarov Эдуард Назаров director, artist, animator Yuriy Norshteyn Юрий Норштейн director, artist, animator, teacher Aleksandr Florenskiy Александр Флоренский artist Prizes of the Jury Award Recipient(s) Film(s) Links Best Direction (shared) Mikhail Aldashin Михаил Алдашин Christmas Рождество (Rozhdestvo) [1] Best Direction (shared) Yuriy Cherenkov Юрий Черенков The Great Migration Большая миграция (Bolshaya migratsiya) [2] Best Scenario Nadezhda Kuzhushanaya Надежда Кожушаная Grandmother Бабушка (Babushka) ...more...



Vladimir Sorokin

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Vladimir Georgievich Sorokin (Russian: Владимир Георгиевич Сорокин ; born 7 August 1955) is a contemporary postmodern Russian writer and dramatist, one of the most popular in modern Russian literature . Biography Sorokin was born on 7 August 1955 in Bykovo, Moscow Oblast , near Moscow. In 1972 he made his literary debut with a publication in the newspaper Za Kadry Neftyanikov (Russian: За кадры нефтяников , For the workers in the petroleum industry). He studied at the Gubkin Institute of Oil and Gas in Moscow and graduated in 1977 as an engineer. After graduation he worked for one year for the magazine Shift (Russian: Смена ), before he had to leave due to his refusal to become a member of the Komsomol . Throughout the 1970s, Sorokin participated in a number of art exhibitions and designed and illustrated nearly 50 books. Sorokin's development as a writer took place amidst painters and writers of the Moscow underground scene of the 1980s. In 1985, six of Sorokin's stories appeared in the Paris magazine A-Ya. ...more...



List of Taggart episodes

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Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme , created by Glenn Chandler , who has written many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. The series revolves around a group of detectives initially in the Maryhill CID of Strathclyde Police , though various storylines have happened in other parts of the Greater Glasgow area, and as of the most recent series the team have operated out of the fictional John Street police station across the street from the City Chambers . It is one of the UK's longest-running dramas and is the longest-running police drama after the cancellation of The Bill . Pilot (1983) Episode Title Written by Directed by Running time Original airdate Viewers (millions) 1 "Killer" Glenn Chandler Laurence Moody 125 min. 6 September – 20 September 1983 TBA A series of young blonde women are found strangled and left near water. Maryhill CID launch an investigation to find the person responsible for the murders. DCI Jim Taggart is asked to head up the investigation, ...more...



Stefon

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Stefon Meyers ( né Zolefsky ), simply referred to as Stefon , is a character played by Bill Hader on Saturday Night Live who appeared as the New York City correspondent for Weekend Update with Seth Meyers , created by Hader and former SNL writer John Mulaney . Meyers introduced Stefon as a guide who knows all about New York and asks him for tips on essential destinations and events for visitors. Stefon recommends unusual clubs and parties with bizarre characters and very specific tastes, described as "visions a dying gay man would have if he was under too many blankets," "nightmares of a crystal meth addict," or a "coked-up gay Candyland ." Production Stefon's segments were inspired by real people Hader and Mulaney had encountered, including an email Mulaney had received recommending parties and other points of interest to him, and a barista at a coffee shop that Hader met who looked and talked like Stefon. Stefon's last regular appearance on SNL was on May 18, 2013, owing to Bill Hader's leaving the show. ...more...



List of Justin Time episodes

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This is a list of episodes from the Family Jr. television series Justin Time . Initially stories aired as individual quarter-hour segments, but were also paired up together to compose half-hour episodes. Season 1 Number Title Setting Description 1 The Missing Mask Ancient Mexico Justin and Squidgy help Olive find her missing Sun Mask. 2 The Very Large Book of Pets India (17th Century) Justin gets a pet elephant and realizes that taking care of a pet is a lot of work. 3 Yodel Odel Day Swiss Alps (1950s) Justin and Squidgy help Olive deliver a very special gift to her Grandpa. 4 Wait, Little Penguin! Antarctica (late 1800s) Justin, Squidgy, and Olive help a baby penguin find his way home. 5 It's A Viking Thing Greenland/New World (10th Century) Justin helps a crew of Vikings discover the world around them. 6 Follow Those Chickens! Australian Outback (1930s) Justin, Olive, and Squidgy go on a "walkabout" as they look for Olive's wayward chickens. 7 The Rubbery Dumplings Ancient China (8th century BC) Justin, ...more...



The Clemency of the Court

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" The Clemency of the Court " is a short story by Willa Cather . It was first published on 26 October 1893 in The Hesperian . Title explanation The title refers to Serge's being in prison for the rest of his life rather than being given the death penalty . Plot summary Serge, a man who was brought up by a Russian woman after his mother died, kills the babushka's husband after he kills Serge's dog. Serge is then sent to a borstal. The story ends with the rationale that even though life was tough in Russia, the United States cares for their children no better. Characters Serge Povolitchsky , a young man whose Russian mother drowned in a pond Mrs Sholdi Davis , the Russian woman who cares for Serge Mr Davis , Sholdi's husband Matushka , Serge's dog References Willa Cather's Collected Short Fiction, University of Nebraska Press; Rev Ed edition, 1 Nov 1970, page 540 External links Full Text at the Willa Cather Archive " The Clemency of the Court " is a short story by Willa Cather . It was first published on 26 Oct ...more...



Late Night (TV series)

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Late Night is an American late-night talk and variety show airing on NBC since 1982. Four men have hosted Late Night: David Letterman (1982–93), Conan O'Brien (1993–2009), Jimmy Fallon (2009–14), and Seth Meyers (2014–present). Each iteration of the show was built around its host, and maintained distinct identities aside from the title. The longest-serving host to date was O'Brien, who hosted Late Night with Conan O'Brien for 16 years, from September 1993 to February 2009. Hosting history Host Start date End date Episodes David Letterman February 1, 1982 June 25, 1993 1,819 Conan O'Brien September 13, 1993 February 20, 2009 2,725 Jimmy Fallon March 2, 2009 February 7, 2014 969 Seth Meyers February 24, 2014 N/A 620 History David Letterman The show replaced The Tomorrow Show , hosted by Tom Snyder (and later co-hosted by Rona Barrett ), on Mondays through Thursdays. It did not expand to Fridays until 1987, when Friday Night Videos was moved back an hour to accommodate a five-day-a-week Late Night. Late Night o ...more...



List of game show hosts

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This is a list of game show hosts . A game show host is a profession involving the hosting of game shows . Game shows usually range from a half hour to an hour long and involve a prize. A Host Country Game show(s) hosted Willie Aames United States The Krypton Factor (1990–91) Michael Absalom United Kingdom Best of Friends (2004–08) Mike Adamle United States American Gladiators (1989–96) Kaye Adams United Kingdom Public Property (2001), The People Versus (2001) Rick Adams United Kingdom Crazy Cottage (1996), Karaoke Challenge (1997), Home Truths (1998), Mission: Paintball (2002) Jason Agnew Canada PopQ (2007), Brain Battle (2007–08), Sunday Morning Trivia (2010), Splatalot (2011), Door To Door (2012) Donna Air United Kingdom The Cooler (1998), Donna in Need (2001), Five Go Dating (2001), The Club (2003) Ray Alan United Kingdom Tichpuzzle! (1964–65), Where in the World? (1970-72), It's Your Word (1973), Three Little Words Ogie Alcasid Philippines Game Na, Game Na! (1994–96), Family Feud (2001–02), Da Big Show ( ...more...



This Guy's in Love with U Mare!

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This Guy's In Love With U Mare! is a 2012 Filipino comedy parody film under Star Cinema and Viva Films . It stars Vice Ganda , Luis Manzano and Toni Gonzaga , and it is directed by Wenn V. Deramas . The film received mixed reviews from Filipino critics. It currently holds the title of the tenth highest-grossing Filipino film of all time . Plot With three years of a happy relationship, Mike ( Luis Manzano ) decided to end his relationship with his gay lover, Lester ( Vice Ganda ), After their break-up, Lester soon finds out that Mike is cheating with him for the last year with a bank accountant Gemma ( Toni Gonzaga ). This leads to Lester hatching a plan to destroy Mike and Gemma's relationship, by acting like a real man so that Mike will come back to him. He told his four gay friends who are also his employees in his parlor, Babushka ( IC Mendoza ), Ricky (Lassie Marquez), Fanny (Ricky Rivero) and Bambi (Ricci Chan) to pretend to rob Gemma after her shift. Lester pretends to be her "knight and shining armor" ...more...



Barbara Hammer

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Barbara Hammer (born May 15, 1939) is an American feminist filmmaker known for being one of the pioneers of lesbian film whose career has spanned over 40 years. Hammer is known for creating experimental films dealing with women's issues such as gender roles, lesbian relationships and coping with aging and family. Biography Hammer was born in Hollywood , California , becoming familiar with the film industry from a young age, as her grandfather worked as a cook for the American film director D.W. Griffith . In 1961, Hammer graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology at University of California Los Angeles. She received a master's degree in English literature in 1963. In the early 1970s she studied film at San Francisco State University. This is where she first encountered Maya Deren 's Meshes of the Afternoon, which inspired her to make experimental films about her personal life. In 1974, she was married and teaching at a community college in Santa Rosa, California . Around this time she came out as a le ...more...



Craig Williamson

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Craig Michael Williamson (born 1949), is a former South African Police major, who was exposed as a spy in 1980, and was involved in a series of state-sponsored overseas bombings, burglaries, kidnappings, assassinations and propaganda during the apartheid era . Spy career Infiltration In the late 1970s, Craig Williamson had inveigled Lars Eriksson, director of the International University Exchange Fund (IUEF) in Geneva , into employing him as deputy director and help in the award of IUEF scholarships to African students. He was thus able to infiltrate the banned African National Congress (ANC) and, at the same time, make high-level contacts in Sweden which provided most of the funding for the IUEF. Williamson's networking through prime minister Olof Palme 's office in Stockholm put him in touch with a number of Palme's close associates including Pan Am Flight 103 victim, Bernt Carlsson , who had become secretary-general of the Socialist International in 1976 and was based in London until 1983. In 1981, Willia ...more...



Faina Ranevskaya

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Faina Georgievna Ranevskaya ( Russian : Фаина Георгиевна Раневская , born Faina Girschevna Feldman , 27 August [ O.S. 15 August] 1896 - 19 July 1984), PAU , is recognized as one of the greatest Soviet actresses in both tragedy and comedy. She was also famous for her aphorisms . She acted in plays by Anton Chekhov , Aleksandr Ostrovsky , Maxim Gorky , Ivan Krylov , Fyodor Dostoevsky , Leo Tolstoy , and others. Unfortunately, our judgement of her theater performances must come mostly from photos as only her three final performances of Make Way for Tomorrow by Vina Delmar, Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better by Aleksandr Ostrovsky, The Curious Savage by John Patrick were filmed. Faina Ranevskaya is more known to a wide audience as a cinema actress by her performance in such films as Pyshka ( Boule de Suif ), The Man in a Shell, Mechta (Dream), Vesna (Spring), Cinderella , Elephant and String and many more. Biography Birthplace of Faina Ranevskaya in Taganrog She was born as Faina Feldman (Фельдман) to a wealt ...more...



Rootless cosmopolitan

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Rootless cosmopolitan ( Russian : безродный космополит , bezrodnyi kosmopolit) is a pejorative label that originated during the anti-Semitic campaign in the Soviet Union after World War II. Cosmopolitans were intellectuals who were accused of expressing opposition to nationalism. Usage The term "rootless cosmopolitan" referred originally to Jewish intellectuals. It was popularized during the campaign in a Pravda article condemning a group of theatrical critics. Joseph Stalin in a 1946 Moscow speech attacked writings in which “the positive Soviet hero is derided and inferior before all things foreign and cosmopolitanism that we all fought against from the time of Lenin, characteristic of the political leftovers, is many times applauded.” In 1943 a new propaganda campaign of Russian patriotism began, with many well-known writers, composers and artists writing articles about patriotism in literature and the arts. At the same time the "worship" of foreign culture was denounced. Stalin, in a meeting with Soviet ...more...



List of English words of Russian origin

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This page transcribes Russian (written in Cyrillic script ) using the IPA . For a quick overview of Russian pronunciation, see Help:IPA/Russian . Many languages, including English , contain words ( Russianisms ) most likely borrowed from the Russian language . Not all of the words are truly fluent Russian or Slavic origin. Some of them co-exist in other Slavic languages and it is difficult to decide whether they made English from Russian or, say, from Bulgarian . Some other words are borrowed or constructed from the classical ancient languages, such as Latin or Greek. Still others are themselves borrowed from indigenous peoples that Russians have come into contact with in Russian or Soviet territory. Compared to other source languages, very few of the words borrowed into English come from Russian. Direct borrowing first began with contact between England and Russia in the 16th century and picked up heavily in the 20th century with the establishment of the Soviet Union as a major world power. Most of them ar ...more...



By Royal Command

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By Royal Command is the fifth novel in the Young Bond series depicting Ian Fleming 's superspy James Bond as a teenager in the 1930s. The novel, written by Charlie Higson , takes place in 1934 and see James at the age of fourteen. Locations include The Alps ( Kitzbühel ), England, France, Lisbon, and Vienna. By Royal Command was published in hardcover by Puffin Books in the UK on September 3, 2008. Cover art (featuring a black and red Union Jack) was not revealed until the day of publication. The paperback was released on May 28, 2009, and includes an extract from a new Young Bond short story by Charlie Higson, "A Hard Man to Kill". By Royal Command was released by Disney-Hyperion in the U.S. on May 18, 2010. Cover artwork is by Owen Richardson. Synopsis In Lisbon , OGPU Colonel Irina Sedova, also known as 'Babushka' (Russian for 'grandmother'), visits the leader of the Communist Cell in Portugal. However, she soon realizes that he isn't the cell leader. He vainly tries to kill her but Sedova's bulletproof ve ...more...



Charles Brehm

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Charles F. Brehm (January 14, 1925 - August 11, 1996) was a very close witness to the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Early life Brehm was also a World War II veteran who served in the United States Army Rangers who fought and was wounded at the Omaha beach invasion at Point du Hoc , France during D-Day . He later also served during the Korean War . Watched presidential motorcade with his son Charles F. Brehm and his 5-year-old son, Joe, were standing in the Dealey Plaza north infield grass, a few feet south of the south curb of Elm Street. They were across the street from Abraham Zapruder and the Dealey Plaza grassy knoll . Both Brehm and Joe can be clearly seen in the Zapruder film . When the presidential limousine turned from Main Street onto Houston Street, Brehm and his son watched from the northwest side of the intersection. After watching the turn, Brehm and his son quickly ran northwestward across the "north infield grass" towards the sou ...more...



The Time: Night

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The Time: Night ( Russian : Время ночь ) is a novella by Russian author Lyudmila Petrushevskaya . It was originally published in Russian in the literary journal Novy Mir in 1992 and translated into English by Sally Laird in 1994. In 1992 it was shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize . Plot Summary The Time: Night follows the struggles of the matriarchal Anna Andrianovna as she holds together an emotionally unstable and financially decrepit family in early . Writing in first-person, Petrushevskaya presents the novella as a manuscript Anna's family finds after her death, and into which she poured the frustration and sheer power of her parenthood. Anna's struggles throughout to reconcile her intense love for her family with their parasitic lifestyles. The opening pages introduce Anna's daughter, Alyona, through a brief stolen segment of her diary, unveiling her chronic promiscuity and destructive incompetence. Alyona's rambunctious toddler, Tima, for whom Anna shows riveting affection aion, accompanies his gra ...more...



List of people from Denver

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This article is a list of notable individuals who were born in, have lived in, and/or are commonly associated with Denver , Colorado . People born elsewhere but raised in Denver are marked with a § . People born and raised elsewhere who have lived in Denver as adults are marked with a # . Academia Harold Agnew (1921-2013), physicist Hal Anger (1920-2005), electrical engineer, biophysicist Lena Lovato Archuleta (1920-2011), administrator, librarian # John Arthur (1946-2007), philosopher Alfred Marshall Bailey (1894-1978), ornithologist # Jacques Bailly (1966- ), classics scholar, Scripps National Spelling Bee pronouncer Thomas Bopp (born 1949), astronomer and co-discoverer of comet Hale-Bopp Jason Box (1970- ), climatologist, geographer Hendrika B. Cantwell (born 1925), Dutch-American clinical professor of pediatrics, advocate for abused and neglected children Louis George Carpenter (1861-1935), engineer, mathematician # John Cotton Dana (1856-1929), librarian, museum director # Gertrude Crotty Davenport (1866 ...more...



Genia Berger

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Genia Berger (1907–2000) was an Israeli artist, born in the Russian Empire. Biography Genia Berger was born in Kharkov in 1907, modern day Ukraine, to a traditional and zionist family. In 1925 she moved to Germany, where she studied art. In 1926 she immigrated to Palestine and began to simultaneously study architecture at the Technion Montefiore and painting in Yitchak Frankel's studio in Tel Aviv. In the end of 1929, she returned to Berlin, where she began to study painting and set design at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 1933, she returned to Palestine and began to make a living by designing stage sets. From 1935 to 1937 she resided in Paris, France. In 1953 she became one of the founders of the artists' village of Ein Hod in Northern Israel. Berger's early work, influenced by French art, was in the post-impressionist painting style. Nonetheless, between the ages of 40 and 60, she focused mainly on theater set design for theater and the opera theater in Israel. Her designs were influenced considerably by Ru ...more...



List of television programs: B

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Alphabetically indexed lists of television programs  0-9   A   B   C   D  E F G H I-J K-L M N O P Q-R S T U-V-W X-Y-Z This is an alphabetical list of television program articles (or sections within articles about television programs). Spaces and special characters are ignored. This list covers television programs whose first letter (excluding "the") of the title is B . B BA Baa Baa Black Sheep Babes Babestation Babushka Babylon 5 Baby Boom Baby Daddy A Baby Story Baby Talk Bachelor Father The Bachelor (US) The Bachelor (UK) The Bachelor Canada Bachelor Pad Bachelor in Paradise Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise The Bachelorette The Bachelorette Canada Back at the Barnyard Backstrom Back to the Floor (UK) Back to the Future: The Animated Series Back to You Backyard Blitz The Backyardigans Bad Education The Bad Girl's Guide Bad Girls Bad Girls All-Star Battle Bad Girls Club Bad Girls Road Trip Bad Ink Bagdad Cafe Baggage Baggage Battles Bagpuss Bailando Kids (Argentina) Bailando por un Sueño (Argentina) Balam ...more...



IC Mendoza

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Isaiah Culleen Carvajal Mendoza (born January 30, 1989) better known as IC Mendoza , is a Filipino actor, model, and television personality. Early life Isaiah Culleen C. Mendoza was born on January 30, 1989 in Makati Medical Center, Makati City, Philippines. He is the grandson of the late television personality and "Queen Of Intrigues" and the mother of Philippine Talk Shows Inday Badiday (Lourdes Carvajal) and son of entertainment columnist Dolly Anne Carvajal. His father Ed Mendoza was a former PBA basketball player who`s now a pastor in New York. He came out as gay on The Buzz in 2005. Filmography TV shows Title Network Year Maynila GMA Network 2005 Maalaala Mo Kaya ABS-CBN 2006 Your Song 2007 Juicy! TV5 2008–2012 Talentadong Pinoy 2008–2013 Moomoo and Me 2008–2010 Darna GMA Network 2009 P.O.5 TV5 2010–2011 Hey it's Saberdey! 2011–2012 Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum 2011 Showbiz Konek na Konek 2015 Films Title Role Films Year Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum Ben's Family Viva Films 1991 Darna Pretty Boy Miss Na Miss Kita (A ...more...



Alexander Drankov

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Alexander Drankov Alexander Osipovich Drankov ( Russian : Алекса́ндр О́сипович Дранко́в ; 18 January 1886 – 3 January 1949) was a Russian photographer , cameraman , film producer , and one of the pioneers of the Russian pre-revolutionary cinematography . Early years The exact date of birth and birthplace of Alexander Drankov are unknown. According to some accounts, he was born in southern parts of Russia (possibly in Odessa ) in 1886. In the early 20th century, Drankov owned a dancing school in Sevastopol , which fed all of his family. Later on, he took interest in photography and soon became a professional in this craft. Drankov moved to Saint Petersburg , where he would earn fame for his photographic talent and be awarded the title of the Purveyor of the Royal Court of His Imperial Highness for his quality photographs of Nicholas II . Also, Drankov managed to make photographic work much cheaper and open a chain of no less than 50 studios, where they took photos under amplified electric lighting, thus reduci ...more...



Sergey Filippov

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Sergey Nikolayevich Filippov ( Russian : Серге′й Никола′евич Фили′ппов , 24 June 1912, Saratov , Russian Empire - 19 April 1990, Leningrad , USSR (present-day St. Petersburg, Russia )) was a Soviet film and theatre actor, best known for his parts in films Adventures of Korzinkina (1941), The Night Patrol (1957) and the adaptation of Ilf and Petrov 's classic The Twelve Chairs (1971), which granted him the People's Artist of the RSFSR title in 1974. Biography Filippov was born in Saratov. His father was a factory turner , his mother a dressmaker . Expelled from school for bad behaviour (involving, reportedly, dangerous experiments in the cabinet of a chemistry teacher), he tried several jobs (a baker’s boy, a carpenter, a turner) before joining a ballet studio, which in 1929 sent him to Moscow for further education. Filippov enrolled into the recently formed Popular Music and Circus college which he graduated in 1933 to join the Moscow Ballet and Opera Theatre troupe. The heart problem forced Filippov to drop ...more...



List of women in the Heritage Floor

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This list documents all 999 mythical, historical and notable women who are displayed on the handmade white tiles of the Heritage Floor as part of Judy Chicago 's The Dinner Party art installation (1979). The names appear as they are spelled on the floor. Since 2007 the installation has been on permanent exhibition in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum , New York. Name Birthdate Location Group (Related Place Setting) Notes Abella of Salerno 1350 Flourished c. 1350 Salerno, Italy Trotula Taught general medicine at Schola Medica Salernitana , the earliest medical school in Europe. She specialised in embryology , and published two treatises. Abigail -965 Flourished c. 965 BC Ancient Israel Judith Earliest female pacifist in biblical record. Her husband defied the future King David and to avoid war, she went behind her husband's back and prepared food for David, in order to keep the peace. Her husband died from the shock of her actions, and she would go on to become the third ...more...



A. J. Liebling

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Abbott Joseph "A. J." Liebling (October 18, 1904 – December 28, 1963) was an American journalist who was closely associated with The New Yorker from 1935 until his death. Biography Background Liebling was born into a well-off family on the Upper East Side of Manhattan , where his father worked in New York's fur industry. His mother, Anna Adelson Slone, was from San Francisco. After early schooling in New York, Liebling was admitted to Dartmouth College in the fall of 1920. His primary activity during his undergraduate career was as a contributor to the Jack-O-Lantern , Dartmouth's nationally known humor magazine. He left Dartmouth without graduating, later claiming he was "thrown out for missing compulsory chapel attendance". He then enrolled in the School of Journalism at Columbia University . Career Early years After finishing there, he began his career as a journalist at the Evening Bulletin of Providence, Rhode Island . He worked briefly in the sports department of the New York Times , from which he suppo ...more...



Ukrainian People's Republic

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The Ukrainian People's Republic or Ukrainian National Republic (Украінська Народня Республіка, in modern orthography Ukrainian : Українська Народна Республіка , Ukrajinśka Narodna Respublika ; abbreviated УНР , UNR ) was a predecessor of modern Ukraine declared on 10 June 1917 following the Russian Revolution . It was initially part of the Russian Republic but proclaimed its independence on 25 January 1918. During its short existence, the republic went through several political transformations from the socialist-leaning republic headed by the Central council with its general secretariat to the national republic, led by the Directorate and by Symon Petlyura . Between April and December 1918, the Ukrainian People's Republic did not function, having been overthrown by the Ukrainian State of Pavlo Skoropadsky . From autumn 1919, the UNR operated as an ally of the Second Polish Republic , but by then, the state de facto no longer existed. The 18 March 1921 Treaty of Riga between the Second Polish Republic, S ...more...



Tigran Petrosian

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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian ( Russian : Тигра́н Варта́нович Петрося́н ; Armenian : Տիգրան Պետրոսյան ; June 17, 1929 – August 13, 1984) was a Soviet Armenian Grandmaster, and World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969. He was nicknamed "Iron Tigran" due to his almost impenetrable defensive playing style, which emphasised safety above all else. Petrosian was a Candidate for the World Championship on eight occasions (1953, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1971, 1974, 1977 and 1980). He won the World Championship in 1963 (against Mikhail Botvinnik ), successfully defended it in 1966—against Boris Spassky —and lost it to Spassky in 1969. Thus he was the defending World Champion or a World Championship Candidate in ten consecutive three-year cycles. He won the Soviet Championship four times (1959, 1961, 1969, and 1975). Petrosian is widely known for popularizing chess in Armenia . Early years Petrosian was born to Armenian parents on June 17, 1929 in Tiflis , Georgian SSR (modern-day Georgia ). As a young boy, Petrosian was an exce ...more...



The Voice Kids (Ukrainian season 2)

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The Voice Kids is a Ukrainian television music competition created to find new singing talent. The second season began airing on 1 February 2015 on 1+1. Tina Karol returned as a coach, while Potap and Natalia Mohilevska joined the show as replacements for former coaches, Oleg Skrypka and Svitlana Loboda. Yuri Gorbunov presented the show for the first time, replacing Andrii Domanskyi. Coaches and finalists      – Runner-up coach/contestant. Final contestant first listed. Judges/coaches Tina Karol Potap Natalia Mohylevska – Roman Sasanchin – Ruslan Aslanov – Anastasia Bahinska – Ivan Lesnoy – Michael King – Bogdan Temchenko Blind auditions During the Blind auditions, each coach must now form a team of 15 young artists. It airs from February 1. Color key Episode 1 (February 1) Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and contestant's choices Tina Potap Natalia 1 Anna Komyakova 7 Illichivsk "Smile" ✔ ✔ ✔ 2 Ruslan Aslanov 12 Minsk, Belarus " Mamma Knows Best " ✔ ✔ ✔ 3 Ulyana Isachenko 11 Kryvyi Rih "Zima" – ✔ ✔ 4 Ga ...more...



East Slavic honorifics

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The system of East Slavic honorifics is used by the speakers of East Slavic languages to linguistically encode relative social status, degree of respect and the nature of interpersonal relationship. Typical linguistic tools employed for this purpose include using different parts of a person's full name, name suffixes , and honorific plural . History Linguistic instruments T–V distinction The most important, grammaticalized distinction is between plain (T) and honorific (V) form, the latter being expressed through honorific second person plural, reflected both in personal pronouns and verb declension. Historically, it used to be accompanied by slovoyers (enclitic -s added to one or several words of a phrase) and analytic verb form “изволить + infinitive”, both of which gradually fell out of use. The choice between T and V forms is influenced by a number of factors, such as relative age and position, relationship between the speaker and the addressee, as well the general formality of the situation. Generally, T ...more...



The London Studios

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The studios as seen from the London Eye in 2011 The reception entrance as seen in April 2013 The London Studios or The South Bank Studios (also known as The London Television Centre , ITV Towers and Kent House ) in Waterloo , Central London is a television studio complex formerly owned by London Weekend Television . The studios are located in Central London and are situated on the South Bank next to The IBM Building and the Royal National Theatre . The building is set on 2.5 acres of land and is 24 floors high. The facilities are the main studios for ITV , along with a number of production companies including ITV Studios and Shiver based in Kent House tower, while the studios are currently home to many entertainment, game and daytime shows. These include Good Morning Britain , The Graham Norton Show , Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and The Jonathan Ross Show . The studios are also used for other programmes from various other channels including BBC and Channel 4 . The Met Office weather studios which ...more...



List of television programmes broadcast by ITV

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This is a list of television programmes that are either currently being broadcast or have previously been broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom . 0–9 1000 Heartbeats (2015) The 10 Percenters (1994–1996) 2DTV (2001–2004) The 21st Question (2014) 24 Hour Quiz (2004) 24 Hours with... (2007) 3@Three (2010) 3-2-1 (1978–1988) 3-2-1 Penguins! (2000–present) 5 Gold Rings (2017–present) 500 Questions (2016) 60 Minute Makeover (2004–present) The $64,000 Question (1956–1958, 1990–1993) 71 Degrees North (2010–2011) A All Star Family Fortunes (2006-2015) Alphabetical (2016–present) Above Suspicion (2009–2012) The Adventurer (1972–1973) The Adventures of Ellery Queen (1955–1956) The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1956) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1994) The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956–1957) The Adventures of Twizzle (1957–1959) The Adventures of William Tell (1958–1959) Agatha Christie's Marple (2004–2013) Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013) American Dad! (2016–present) The Alan Titchmarsh Show (200 ...more...



The Amazing Race 13

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The Amazing Race 13 is the thirteenth installment of the American reality television show The Amazing Race . This season featured 11 teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. The 13th season was part of the fall lineup for the 2008–09 season . It aired Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET / PT from September 28, 2008 until the season finale on December 7, 2008. Siblings Nicholas "Nick" Spangler and Emily "Starr" Spangler were the winners of this race. Excluding the Family Edition of season 8, "Starr" remains the youngest person ever to win The Amazing Race, at age 21. Nick and Starr are also the first team of siblings to win the competition, with the exception of the winners of the Family Edition. A DVD for this season was released on April 8, 2014, through Amazon 's CreateSpace program. Production Development and filming The race's starting line was at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the neighborhood of University Park in Los Angeles. The Amazing Race 13 spanned 40,000 miles (64,0 ...more...



Western Pennsylvania English

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Western Pennsylvania English , known more narrowly as Pittsburgh English or popularly by outsiders as Pittsburghese , is a dialect of American English native primarily to the western half of Pennsylvania , centered on the city of Pittsburgh , but potentially appearing as far north as Erie County , as far east as metropolitan State College , as far west as metropolitan Youngstown (Ohio) , and as far south as micropolitan Clarksburg (West Virginia) . Commonly associated with the working class of Pittsburgh, users of the dialect are colloquially known as "Yinzers". Overview Scots-Irish , Pennsylvania German , Polish , Ukrainian and Croatian immigrants to the area all provided certain loanwords to the dialect (see "Vocabulary" below). Although many of the sounds and words found in this dialect are popularly thought to be unique to the city of Pittsburgh only, this is a misconception, since the dialect resides throughout the greater part of western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Central Pennsylvania, curr ...more...




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