True or False With Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan - Circa 1950sOn this edition of Ron’s Amazing Stories the blog, we look at the great Ed Sullivan. Who was he? Why Was he? I will attempt to fill your brains with knowledge. How we will do it? Let’s play, True or False with Edward Vincent Sullivan.

Q1 – Let’s Start out with the truth.

Edward Vincent Sullivan was born September 28, 1901, and was an American television personality, sports and entertainment reporter, and syndicated columnist. He is principally remembered as the creator and host of the television variety program The Ed Sullivan Show.

Q2 – Before all of his fame and attention he was a humble sports writer?

True: Sullivan landed his first job at The Port Chester Daily Item, a local newspaper for which he had written sports news while in high school. In 1919, he joined The Hartford Post, that newspaper folded in his first week there! He bounced through a series of news jobs with The Associated Press. Finally, in 1927, Sullivan joined The Evening Graphic as first a sports writer and then its sports editor.

Q3 – Wasn’t it in 1948 he became a household phenom?

False: In 1948 Marlo Lewis got the CBS network to hire Sullivan to do a weekly Sunday-night TV variety show called Toast of the Town. Debuting in June of 1948, the show was a success locally and was moved to CBS-TV Studio 50 in New York City. It was renamed to The Ed Sullivan Show where it would spend the next 23 years as a television icon!

Q4 – CBS-TV Studio 50 was the home of the David Letterman Show wasn’t it?

True: But it is no longer called CBS-TV Studio 50! In 1967 was renamed to the Ed Sullivan Theater. Before all of that, it was called the Hammerstein Theatre. It was built in 1927 named after Oscar Hammerstein, who was an American theatrical producer and director of musicals for more than 40 years.

Q5 – Ed Could not wait to book Elvis Presley on the show!

False: Sullivan was wary of Elvis Presley’s “bad boy” image, and initially said that he would never book him, but Presley became too big a name to ignore. So, in 1956, Sullivan signed him for three appearances. In August 1956, Sullivan was injured in an automobile accident near his country home in Southbury, Connecticut, and missed Presley’s first appearance. However, after Sullivan got to know Presley personally, he made amends by telling his audience, “This is a real decent, fine boy.”

That is all I have this time. If you want to learn more about Ed Sullivan I suggest heading over to The Ed Sullivan Official Website.

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have a jam-packed show and it’s all about cats! We have ghost cats, strange facts about cats, and science fiction story that begins with a cat being flash frozen! Want more? Well, there is more and you can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listings or find the station closest to you at this link.

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RAS #384 – The Moon Weed Part 2

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we play the conclusion to The Moon Weed by Harl Vincent. I read a story sent in from Price, Utah that warns, “Antiquers Beware!”, and Tom has another growing-up memory to wind up the show. Also, I answer the question, “Why?” Will I get it right? Listen to the show to find out.

Featured Story – The Moon Weed by Harl Vincent

Our featured story is called The Moon Weed. It first appeared in Astounding Stories #20 from August of 1931. This week we will hear the conclusion. In part one we met Carl Vanderventer, “Van” for short, who is a scientist that figured out a way to extract items from the moon with ray beams. He unwittingly brings seed pods back and unleashes an army of plant-beasts on the world. He now fights for earth’s very survival and against the tightening web of voracious carnivorous plants that seemingly can’t be killed.

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A Thank You Note!

RAS Thank YouI thought that I would take a moment to thank you all for sharing your stories with the show. It is such a pleasure each day to open my mailbox and see what you have sent me. Of course, I don’t get new stories every day, but it’s not too far off that mark. That you want to support the podcast means the world to me and I truly do appreciate it.

I do get emails asking why it takes so long for some of your stories to air. I try to group them together in a theme if I can, and unfortunately, some of the stories are not appropriate for young people. I have been asked to start a podcast for the harder tales and call it Ron’s Naughty Stories. I may do that someday!

Sincerely,

-Ron

This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we complete our story The Moon Weed By by Harl Vincent. Also, we have another story from Tom Williams, and Earl Patrick Ross shares an adventure he had with a haunted door! You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listings or find the station closest to you at this link.

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RAS #383 – The Moon Weed Part 1

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we have a discussion about radium, an update on the fabled UFO show, and we talk a bit more about how I put the podcast together. Our stories this week are amazing! We have beer drinking ghost, hard-souls on a carpet, and killer weeds from the moon. Also, Tom Williams is back with a fable he calls Life’s Perspective.

Featured Story – The Moon Weed – Part 1

A super scientist pits himself against the tightening web of the Plant-Beasts that he himself released from the Moon. Would he be able to save the world from a creature that seemingly can’t be killed?

Our featured story is called The Moon Weed. It first appeared in Astounding Stories #20 from August of 1931. What you will hear is part one of the tale. We will play the conclusion next week.  I think you are going to like this one. I was completely drawn in an captivated by it, and I knew that I had to play it for you. It is read for us by a friend to the podcast, Mark Nelson.

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The News – June 2019

UFO Project has a Date

You have been hearing about it, people have been asking about it, and now it finally has been scheduled. I was not able to book a UFOlogist for the show. Either I am not big enough or emails are not going through. I don’t know. None of the four even replied, and the one non-UFO guy politely declined. I have sent an email to the four people whose stories were being held for this show and they all agreed to my proposal. The show that will carry the UFO event will be the 400th episode of Ron’s Amazing Stories set to air on October 3, 2019. Yes, that is a bit in the future, but I have a surprise guest for that show, and it is going to be amazing! To Jim, Margarito, Scott, and Barbara I thank for agreeing to hold off on your incredible stories until then. More about this event as we get closer to October.

-Ron

RAS Expands Its Borders

We have expanded yet again. Starting this week the show can be now be heard on Radio.Com. Not to be confused with RadioPublic, which I announced a few weeks back. Radio.com is a free broadcast and Internet radio platform owned by Entercom. They distribute over 235 radio stations from across the United States. It was originally created by CBS Radio and was then acquired by Entercom as part of the company’s takeover of their radio network. I tried to find the podcast on their website, but it does not show up yet. However, on the phone and tablet applications, we are listed. If you use their service please take a moment and subscribe to the show.

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This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week we have a classic science fiction story from Astounding Magazine, August 1931. It is titled The Moon Weed and is read for us by Mark Nelson. Also, we have new stories from your fellow listeners, and Tom shares a short story about a man and his house.  You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

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