Sunday, November 15, 2009
"Billions and billions of stars and planets out there, and behind them all are God." ~ Billy Graham
I told this to my grandson one night when we were out - we were looking at the stars and he was telling me where the Big Dipper was (?) - anyway he loves the stars - and I told him this quote - and we both felt amazed at the awesomeness of it.
I do believe Billy Graham is a wonderful man.
Petula Clark - Happy Birthday
In 1968, NBC-TV invited Clark to host her own special in the U.S., and in doing so she inadvertently made television history.
While singing a duet of "On the Path of Glory," an anti-war song that she had composed, with guest Harry Belafonte, she touched his arm, to the dismay of a representative from the Chrysler Corp., the show's sponsor, who feared that the brief moment would offend Southern viewers at a time when racial conflict was still a major issue in the U.S.
When he insisted that they substitute a different take, with Clark and Belafonte standing well away from one another, Clark and her husband Wolff, the producer of the show, refused, destroyed all other takes of the song, and delivered the finished program to NBC with the touch intact.
The program aired on April 8, 1968, with high ratings and critical acclaim, and it marked the first time a man and woman of different races exchanged physical contact on American television.
Now here is another "Star"