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The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

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The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by sfpcc » Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:11 pm

This afternoon Channel 50 is showing two films from the 60's, Barefoot In The Park and That Touch Of Mink. This is something you would see on Bill Kennedy back in the 70's early 80's. I'm not sure who made this decision but I applaud it.



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by Deleted User 15342 » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:28 pm

Most of the youngsters on this board have no clue who Bill Kennedy was. Most of them might think he was a president or something.



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by Momo » Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:02 pm

It wasn't President Bill Kennedy, it was President Ed Kennedy.



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by Deleted User 15342 » Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:14 pm

Or President Jamie Kennedy or even President George Kennedy.



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by SolarMax » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:27 pm

sfpcc wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:11 pm
I'm not sure who made this decision but I applaud it.
The weekend movies are satellite-delivered from syndication services, so you will never know who programs the feeds. Nobody local, for sure,



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by rugratsonline » Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:24 pm

SolarMax wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:27 pm
sfpcc wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:11 pm
I'm not sure who made this decision but I applaud it.
The weekend movies are satellite-delivered from syndication services, so you will never know who programs the feeds. Nobody local, for sure,
It's either those, or infomercials. And I rather watch an old movie than watching the same old colon blow infomercial again.



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by DAC » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:02 am

My main memory of Bill Kennedy is from sitting in front of the TV on winter afternoons after school, just wishing his program would finally end so the cartoons would start.



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by Honeyman » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:39 am

And was it Rita Bell who had Prize Movie on channel 7?



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by sfpcc » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:20 am

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And was it Rita Bell who had Prize Movie on channel 7?
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It was. She hosted the show from 1960 to 1981. It seemed every Thanksgiving they'd show The Yogi Bear Movie, but I'm not 100 percent sure on that. Also the Bing Crosby Bob Hope Road Movies seemed to be on a lot.



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by lidoshuffle » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:23 pm

DAC wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:02 am
My main memory of Bill Kennedy is from sitting in front of the TV on winter afternoons after school, just wishing his program would finally end so the cartoons would start

HaHa!! I remember those days well...I was the same way, "get off the TV old man I wanna watch The Flintstones...



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by lidoshuffle » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:25 pm

sfpcc wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:20 am
Honeyman wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:39 am
And was it Rita Bell who had Prize Movie on channel 7?

It was. She hosted the show from 1960 to 1981. It seemed every Thanksgiving they'd show The Yogi Bear Movie, but I'm not 100 percent sure on that. Also the Bing Crosby Bob Hope Road Movies seemed to be on a lot.
I remember Rita Bell, my mom was always watching her, she was on at 9am M-F on channel 7, and I think she was always calling people to win a contest, my mom always entered and waited by the phone but Rita never called...



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by Momo » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:46 pm

I remember she had a call-in segment on Prize Movie where viewers could win a daily, growing jackpot if they could identify a few bars of a song she would play. To my then-young ears at least, the songs were very obscure.



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by lidoshuffle » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:51 pm

Momo wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:46 pm
I remember she had a call-in segment on Prize Movie where viewers could win a daily, growing jackpot if they could identify a few bars of a song she would play. To my then-young ears at least, the songs were very obscure.
Yup I think you are right, I just have vivid memories of my mom in the morning, (when school was out) and sitting in the chair by the TV, those xtra large hair curlers in her hair, by the phone....watching the Channel 7 Prize Movie...



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by kc8yqq » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:48 am

I remember seeing Bill Kennedy in a locally made comedy movie that aired on TV4 (IIRC) back in the 80's. The movie featured many Detroit celebrities and was about the first Thanksgiving feast with the pilgrims and native Americans. I remember both groups sitting together and watching Bill Kennedy. Does anyone remember the movie and know where I can find it? I have searched youtube and didn't see it there.



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by innate-in-you » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:50 am

Momo wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:46 pm
I remember she had a call-in segment on Prize Movie where viewers could win a daily, growing jackpot if they could identify a few bars of a song she would play. To my then-young ears at least, the songs were very obscure.
If course, that couldn't work today - In the Shazam era😣



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