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    Kraft Music Hall

    Kraft Music Hall

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    NBC (ended 1971)
    Welcome to the Kraft Music Hall guide at tv.com. The Kraft Music Hall started as a radio program that aired on NBC's radio network from 1933 until 1949. Bing Crosby hosted the radio series from 1935-46. In its many years on television The Kraft Music Hall went through many format changes: --The Milton Berle Show (October 1958 - May 1959) 30-minute weekly variety series. --The Dave King Show (May 1959 - September 1959) 30-minute Summer replacement series. --The Perry Como Show (1959 - 1963) 60-minute weekly variety series. The Perry Como shows from Fall 1959 through June 1963 were actually titled "Kraft Music Hall." This started when Kraft took over as sponsor. (Note: These episodes are not included on this episode guide. There is a separate Perry Como Show guide on TV Tome.) --Kraft Music Hall specials hosted by Perry Como (1963 - 1967) After the cancellation of Perry Como's weekly variety series, Kraft continued to sponsor specials featuring the singer. During this time, NBC aired roughly five or six "Kraft Music Hall" specials a year. (Note: I don't have a complete list of these specials but I'll list all of the ones that I'm aware of.) --The Kraft Music Hall (September 1967 - May 1971) A weekly 60-minute series with guest hosts. This series was unique because it dealt with a different theme each week. Thanks to Marty Farrell for providing many of the 1968-70 episode titles and details.moreless
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    Insight

    Insight

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    (ended 1984)
    The legendary edification of television by the Paulist Fathers ran for a quarter-century and produced 250 dramas (and comedies). Nearly everyone in Hollywood worked on Insight at one time or another, including directors such as Arthur Hiller, Norman Lloyd, Jack Shea, Delbert Mann, Ted Post, and Marc Daniels, writers such as Rod Serling, John T. Dugan, Lan O'Kun, and Michael Crichton, and every actor in the Guild.moreless
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    Yancy Derringer

    Yancy Derringer

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    CBS (ended 1959)
    Yancy Derringer is a gentleman adventurer living in New Orleans, Louisiana, after the Civil War. Widely respected, he is hired by the city administrator, John Colton, as a secret agent authorized to help maintain law and order and justice in the city by any means that may become necessary. His constant companion is a Pawnee Indian who communicates with him only by hand gestures, and appears ready at a moment's notice to use the shotgun that he always carries. Yancy owns a riverboat, the Sultana, and lives at the former family plantation, Waverly. Madame Francine is his love interest. Miss Mandarin is the proprietor of his hangout, the Sazarack Restaurant.moreless
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    Billy Bunter

    Billy Bunter

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    BBC (ended 1961)
    British sitcom
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    The Johnny Carson Show

    The Johnny Carson Show

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    CBS (ended 1956)
    Before his late night talk show; Johnny Carson hosted this summer replacement series.
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    The Frank Sinatra Show

    The Frank Sinatra Show

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    ABC (ended 1958)
    The Frank Sinatra Show was Sinatra's second attempt at a weekly TV show. The first was on CBS and ran for two years, 1950 to 1952. For this version ABC reportedly paid Sinatra $3,000,000. The show was to be a mixture of musical and dramatic programming, sometimes with Sinatra, other times he was to host episodes that he didn't appear in. The musical shows were recorded at The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. A survey of TV listings for the program shows that episodes were often changed at the last minute with dramatic shows being bumped for musical episodes. After it became clear the show was a ratings fiasco the show became more of a standard variety show. Sinatra often appeared opposite some of the best musical talent of the era but it didn't help much. Perhaps Sinatra was simply being spread too thin-he was still appearing in movies and making his classic albums for Capitol, in addition to appearing on other TV shows. After a break, for the 1959-1960 season Sinatra headlined a series of four specials for ABC under the umbrella title The Frank Sinatra Timex Show. In 2002 PBS aired a special "Sinatra: The Classic Duets" that included many excerpts from his 1957/58 show. In August 2003 another special "Vintage Sinatra," consisting of Sinatra solos from his show, aired on PBS stations. Both specials are available on home video & DVD. In September 2003 the Christmas show with Bing Crosby was also released on home video & DVD.moreless
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    Climax!

    Climax!

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    CBS (ended 1958)
    CLIMAX! a dramatic anthology series hosted by William Lundigan and co-hosted by Mary Costa, brought such introductions as James Bond in Casino Royale, Philip Marlowe in The Long Goodbye Leona Stevenson in Sorry, Wrong Number and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to the small screen. Also known as Mystery Theatre, once a month from September 30, 1954 to April 17, 1958 Shower of Stars, a variety program aired in the Climax! timespot also hosted by William Lundigan then Jack Benny. Of special note, eleven of the Climax! scripts were sold to the movies. And each episode cost upward of $40,000. Climax! was first done live then film and later taped productions. 1955 EMMY nominations Best Actress: Ethel Barrymore (nominated)"The Thirteenth Chair". Best Actress: Dorothy McGuire (nominated)"The Gioconda Smile". Best Art Direction: James Dowell Vance (nominated) Best Written Dramatic: David Dortort (nominated)"An Error In Chemistry". 1956 EMMY nominations Best Producer: Martin Manulis (nominated) Best Director: John Frankenheimer (nominated)"Portrait in Celluloid". Best Dramatic Series: (nominated) Best Camerawork: A.J. Cunningham (nominated) Best Art Direction: James Dowell Vance (nominated) Best Television Adaptation: Rod Serling (nominated)"The Champion". 1957 EMMY nominations Best Series: - one hour or more (nominated) 1958 EMMY nominations Best Dramatic Anthology Series: (nominated) Best Art Direction: Beulah Frankel (nominated)moreless
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    Telephone Time

    Telephone Time

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    CBS (ended 1958)
    Welcome to the Telephone Time guide at tv.com. The plays presented in this film series had all been adapted from short stories by author John Nesbitt, who also served as host of the show, introducing each episode. The subject matter ranged from contemporary to historical, with emphasis on the varied natures and qualities of people, both good and bad. He remained as the host of the series when it moved from CBS to ABC in the spring of 1957. By that time the works of other authors had been included among the presentations. He was replaced as host in September 1957 by Dr. Frank Baxter. Another wonderful gem from the Golden Era of TV a must see for fans!moreless
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    Pat Boone Chevy Showroom

    Pat Boone Chevy Showroom

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    ABC (ended 1959)
    Pat Boone Chevy Showroom was a "Cooga Mooga Production" which gave Fifties pop music star Pat Boone a chance to host this "Rock 'n Roll" variety show sponsored by Chevrolet. His success on the charts and the movies brought this charming, clean cut, wholesome image a whole new generation of admirers.moreless
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    The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

    The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

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    CBS (ended 1958)
    George Burns and Gracie Allen were among the few successful radio personalities to make the transition to television in the early days of the medium. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show exuded excellence, with a unique format, interesting plots, a great cast, and virtually non-stop comedy featuring the unparalleled zany wit of Gracie.moreless
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    Dennis the Menace

    Dennis the Menace

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    CBS (ended 1963)
    This is the 1959 CBS live-action situation comedy based on the comic strip by Hank Ketcham. Dennis is portrayed as the helpful menace that always seemed to cause chaos. Dennis Mitchell lived at 627 Elm Street with his parents, Henry and Alice. Next door was his best friend, Mr. Wilson (though the feeling was, certainly, not mutual). Dennis always was around to help Mr. Wilson whether he wanted the help or not. The allure of the series was to see how Dennis would unintentionally mess things up for Mr. Wilson. The series lasted four seasons, but, perhaps, could have lasted longer. Joseph Kearns, the actor who portrayed Mr. George Wilson, died during the show's third season. This left a huge void that even veteran actor Gale Gordon (Mr. John Wilson) couldn't fill. He was introduced toward the end of the third season, and the series was cancelled the following year. Main Title Theme Song "Dennis the Menace" by Irving Friedman CBS Broadcast History October 4, 1959 - September 22, 1963 ---- Sundays ---- 7:30 - 8:00 P.M. Nielsen Ratings - Top 30 Season 1 (1959-60) 16 (26.0) Season 2 (1960-61) 11 (26.1) Season 3 (1961-62) 17 (23.8) Season 4 (1962-63) Not In Top 30 First Telecast: October 4, 1959 Last Telecast: July 7, 1963 Episodes: 146 black-and-white episodesmoreless
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    The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet

    The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet

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    ABC (ended 1966)
    Welcome to The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet guide at TV.com. The real-life Nelson family - Ozzie, his wife Harriet and their sons David and Ricky - played themselves in this long-running sitcom, where Ricky got his start as a teen idol. When the Nelson boys grew up and married their sweethearts, Kris and June, their real-life wives played their TV wives. The series began as a radio program in 1944. At that time David and Ricky were played by actors. It wasn't until 1949, when radio personality Bing Crosby's sons began to play themselves on Bing's show that the real David and Ricky decided to join the Nelson family radio show. The "adventures" the family experienced every week involved very little conflict or friction. Problems and misunderstandings were solved quickly and with a shared laugh over the silliness of it all.moreless
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    The Bullwinkle Show

    The Bullwinkle Show

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    (ended 1963)
    The Bullwinkle Show is a funny animated cartoon about a dimwitted moose (Bullwinkle) and his spunky flying squrriel friend (Rocky) getting in and out of adventures and foiling the plans of their archenemies (Boris and Natasha). Rocky is the smarter of the two. He likes to fly in the air and cook salami soufflé. Bullwinkle isn't the brightest star in the sky, he likes to hang out with his buddy Rocky. Boris is the short bad guy with the black suit and is the one with the "brains." Natasha is a tall skiny dark haired lady that assists in Boris's evil scheme. Both are sent to do evil plots by their boss, Fearless Leader. First airing on ABC in 1959 with Rocky and Bullwinkle, the show was called "Rocky and his Friends". At that time, the show was in black and white. Later in 1961, the show moved to NBC with Bullwinkle's popularity, the show was renamed "The Bullwinkle Show". Then, the show began to run in color. The show would always air with a Bullwinkle segment, the "Fractured Fairy Tales" then "Mr. Know-it-All", "Peabody's Inprobabale History" Another Bullwinkle segment and finally "Bullwinkle's Corner". "Hello poetry lovers" One of segments on the Bullwinkle Show...Bullwinkle's Corner Bullwinkle always tries to recite a famous poem, but stuff always happens: Boris wrecks the poem, Rocky doesn't do his part right, or it's just plain Bullwinkle's fault! Rocky and Bullwinkle have been on TV for more than 40 years throughout various syndication. The show started in black and white called Rocky and His Friends, then went to color called The Bullwinkle Show. TV-G Characters Rocket J. "Rocky" Squirrel One of the main stars of the show. Rocky is just an all-american flying squrriel who wears a blue aviator's helmets. Bullwinkle J. Moose The Main Moose. Bullwinkle is a dimwitted moose who always goes anywhere without little buddy (Rocky). He and Rocky live in a little town of Frostbite Falls, Minnesota. Narrator The guy who lets ya' know what's going on. When narrating, he uses awful puns or confused words that makes you wanna laugh or wanna make Rocky, Bullwinkle, and everyone else get sore. Boris Badenov A Pottsyvainaian spy who is always wanting to "kill moose and squirrel" with his parter, Natasha. Natasha Fatale Boris's partner in crime. Fearless Leader Boris and Natasha's boss and the one who comes up with the plans to defeat Rocky and Bullwinkle. Mr. Big A midget villain who wanted Bullwinkle's upsidasium. Then was sent to the moon, where he made metal munching mice to destroy American TV. He appears in "Upsidasium" and "Metal-Munching Mice", Captain Peter Wrongway Peachfuzz One of Rocky and Bullwinkle's friends. His fullname is Wrongway Peachfuzz and no wonder because he does everything the wrong way. Gidney and Cloyd Moonman The moonmen duo and Rocky and Bullwinkle's friends. Gidney is the one with the moustache and Cloyd is the one with the scrootch-gun. They appeared in "Jet Fuel Formula" and "Metal-Munching Mice" Chaunzy and Edgar Two old timers that are frequently seen in the show. Usually you see them saying "Well there's something you don't see everyday Chauntzy" "What's that Edgar?" Uncle Dewlap Bullwinkle's dead uncle who was twice removed, once for vagrancy, and the other for loitering. Fairy She introduced Fratured Fairy Tales and is always getting squished by the fairy tale book. Edward Everett Horton The guy who let's you know what's going on in Fractured Fairy Tales. Mr. Peabody A Genius dog who can go back in time with his "WAYBAC" machine. SHERMAN was a orphen boy that Mr. Peabody adopted. Other Minor Characters Dudley Do-Right A mixed-up Canadian mounty who is "always there to save the day". He appears in Upsidasium, Buried Treasure and The Last Angry Moose. Nell Fenwick> Dudley's vision of lovelyness. Nell is the daughter of Ispector Fenwick. She appears in Upsidasium, Buried Treasure and The Last Angry Moose. Inspector Nathaniel Fenwick The Inspector of the R.C.M.P. (royal canadian mounted police) and Dudley's role model. He appears in Upsidasium, Buried Treasure and The Last Angry Moose. Horse Dudley's horse that Nell love. He appears in Upsidasium, Buried Treasure and The Last Angry Moose. Snidley K. Whiplash Dudley's archenemy and Nell's secret admirer. He appears in Upsidasium, Buried Treasure and The Last Angry Moose. Aesop An ancient Greek fableteller and alway's had a moral. He appears in Upsidasium, Metal-Munching Mice, Greenpernt Oogle, Rue Britannia, Buried Treasure, The Last Angry Moose, and Wailing Whale. Junior Aesops's son. He appears in Upsidasium, Metal-Munching Mice, Greenpernt Oogle, Rue Britannia, Buried Treasure, The Last Angry Moose, and Wailing Whale. History Rocky and Bullwinkle was originally to be part of the "Frostbite-Falls Revue." It was about a group of forest animals running a TV station. The group included Rocket J. Squirrel, Oski Bear, Canadian Moose (Bullwinkle), Sylvester Fox, Blackstone Crow, and Floral Fauna. The show was created by Jay Ward's former partner Alex Anderson, but it never sold. Airing format From seasons 1-2 were formated as one Bullwinkle and Rocky cartoon, then a Fractured Fairy Tale (or Aesop and Son), Mr. Know-it-All, then Peabody (or Dudley Do-Right), another Bullwinkle and Rocky cartoon, and finally Bullwinkle's Corner. Season 1 and 2was in black and white, although, some syndicated stations play the colorized season 1 episodes, but NO ONE plays the black and white season 2 episodes. From season 3-5 were formated as one Bullwinkle and Rocky cartoon, Mr. Know-it-All, then a Fractured Fairy Tale, another Bullwinkle and Rocky cartoon, and finally Bullwinkle's Corner, and one last B&R cartoon. Marathons of the Bullwinkle Show Rocky and Bullwinkle's You call this a marathon? Marathon This marathon was aired on July 2000 on Cartoon Network in response to the movie debut June 29, 2000. BOOMERANG Rocky and Bullwinkle Marathons In September 2003, BOOMERANG had 24 hr. R&B marathons every Friday starting a 8 AM. Original Air times But first, a little brief show info... ABC Years 1959-1961 at 6:30 PM Sundays, and Thursdays, 1964-1974 at 6:30 PM ?. NBC Years 1961-1964 at 6:3O PM Sundays FOX43 Years 2000-2001 at 6:30 AM Monday-Friday NICKELODEON Years 1990-199? at ?:?? ?? ?-? CARTOON NETWORK Years 1996-2001 at 11:00 pm Saturday-Sunday. BOOMERANG Years ?-2002 at 4:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 8:00 PM/2003-present at 7:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 11:00 PM. Current Line Up: BOOMERANG has Bullwinkle on at 7:00AM, 3:00PM, and 11:00PM. See "Boomerang" for complete up-to-date line-up.moreless
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    The Yogi Bear Show

    The Yogi Bear Show

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    (ended 1962)
    Yogi & Boo Boo are two bears who live in Jellystone Park. Yogi is always getting into trouble. He steals picnic baskets, tries to escape from the park, and other things. Ranger Smith always tries to stop him, and sometimes succeeds. Boo Boo, the level headed one, tries to steer Yogi in the right direction, but Yogi never listens. So, Boo Boo unwittingly helps him.

    Yogi Bear was originally part of "The Huckleberry Hound Show". In 1961, Yogi got his own show. In 1988, the show was called "The New Yogi Bear Show". And this show is one of the Hanna-Barbera's greatest hits.

    Nowadays you can watch The Yogi Bear Show on Boomerang (the Cartoon Network's co-brother channel which features classical cartoons [great part of them were produced by Hanna-Barbera]. Yogi Bear also had a crossover with Huckleberry Hound! Yogi Bear was in Huckleberry Hound's universe, and Huckleberry Hound was in Yogi Bear's universe!moreless
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    Mr. Peepers

    Mr. Peepers

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    NBC (ended 1955)
    Wally Cox played a timid science teacher at Jefferson Junior High School.
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    Zane Grey Theater

    Zane Grey Theater

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    CBS (ended 1961)
    Welcome to the Zane Grey Theater guide at TV.com. Zane Grey Theater were adaptations of short stories and novels of the West by author Zane Grey, when the material began to run out stories from other authors were used. Host Dick Powell introduced the episodes and starred in several himself. Wonderful tales of the Old West laden with history and adventure. The opening and closing orchestration was conducted by Harry Lubin, the song was called "Way Out West". There were five episodes which became series' of their own, they include: "Trackdown" which aired 3May57; "The Rifleman" which aired 07Mar58; "Black Saddle" which aired 23May58; "Johnny Ringo" which aired 05Mar59; "The Westerner" which aired 26Mar59. Stars like Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Lloyd Bridges, Eddie Albert just to name a few, appeared throughout the series. A Classic!moreless
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    Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat

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    (ended 1953)
    Felix the Cat follows the offbeat adventures of that curious feline, Felix. The first episodes where shown in black & white silent cartoons before it's relaunch in the 1960s. Throughout the 1920s, Felix was arguably the most popular of all silent-era cartoon characters. His image was mass-merchandised and used to sell dolls, baby oil, and many other products. He even had his own brand of cigars. Not only that, but he was also the first thing to be broadcasted on television. Sadly, he has be all but forgotten about by most.moreless
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    Hallmark Hall Of Fame

    Hallmark Hall Of Fame

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    CBS
    Beginning in 1955, Hallmark Hall of Fame has been a series of specials (appearing four to eight times a year throughout the 1960s The Hallmark Hall of Fame was launched on Christmas Eve 1951, with the world premiere of Amahl and the Night Visitors, an original opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. Viewer response was so positive that encores were televised. The next original production, of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, was broadcast in April 1953. More people watched Hamlet that evening than had cumulatively seen it in all its live performances in the 350 years since it had been written. Founder of Hallmark - Joyce C. Hall, Aired on NBC.moreless
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    Boston Blackie

    Boston Blackie

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    (ended 1953)
    Boston Blackie, played by Kent Taylor on television, was originally the hero of more than a dozen 1940s "B" movies, and the lead protagonist in this memorable TV show that aired in syndication from 1951 until 1953.
    Blackie was the enemy of those who made him an enemy, friend of those who had no friend, a reformed crook now turned detective, living in Los Angeles.
    Aided by his assistant and galpal Mary Wesley, played by Lois Collier, he regularly solved mystery crimes several steps ahead of the local police. Frank Orth played Inspector Faraday, Blackie's conduit with the LAPD.moreless
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    The Gumby Show

    The Gumby Show

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    NBC (ended 1957)
    Gumby first appeared in the 1953 film short Gumbasia, (believed to be one of the first music videos). In 1956 Gumby and his horse friend Pokey hit the airways on The Howdy Doody Show in their first shorts in 1956. It was so popular that it became its own show in 1957 called The Gumby Show. The show contained the 1956 shorts along with new ones. Each episode contained 3 cartoons. In the 1960's Goo the blue mermaid, Prickle the yellow dinosaur, and Nopey the dog were introduced. The Blockheads sometimes chased after Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, and Goo with some scheme. Gumbo and Gumba were Gumby's Dad and Mother.

    The show stopped in 1967 due to problems in Art Clokey's family and another cartoon. In the 1970's Gumby was totally ignored. The 1980's brought back new life to Gumby with tons of toys and new episodes in a new series called Gumby Adventures in 1988. And a movie in 1995.

    Ever since Art Clokey created new episodes in the 80s, he dubbed out the original background music and character voices with new ones.

    Gumby is currently off the air. It was first shown on NBC through the 1950's till 1967. In the 1980's it was shown on Fox. In the mid-1990's reruns were shown on Nickelodeon. In the late 1990's it was shown on Cartoon Network at 1:00 am. It has been off the air since 2001.moreless
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