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Thumbnail of Rachel King on Joyce Brothers's Win on the $64,000 Challenge, 2015

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Thumbnail of This Week in History: On October 27, 1957, Joyce Brothers won the $64,000 Challenge with an obscure question on boxing. Rachel King discusses how Brothers leveraged her media success to become one of the first pop psychologists, paving the way for everyone from Dr. Ruth to Dr. Phil.
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Thumbnail of This Week in History: On October 27, 1957, Joyce Brothers won the $64,000 Challenge with an obscure question on boxing. Rachel King discusses how Brothers leveraged her media success to become one of the first pop psychologists, paving the way for everyone from Dr. Ruth to Dr. Phil.

Icons for the New Year: Estelle Getty

When actors make it big later in life, they usually have a long history of smaller roles and near misses to back up their rise to fame. There’s no such thing as an overnight success, and so on. Estelle Getty’s journey to her star-making role in The Golden Girls was really just that—an overnight transformation—though it may not have felt that way for Getty.

Steve Benson on the Birth of "Mama" Cass Elliot

This Week in History: on September 19, 1943, Mama Cass Elliot was born. Steve Benson recalls how much Mama Cass brought to the Mamas and the Papas, and how the band helped define a generation.
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This Week in History: on September 19, 1943, Mama Cass Elliot was born. Steve Benson recalls how much Mama Cass brought to the Mamas and the Papas, and how the band helped define a generation.

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Steve Benson on Judith Crist

This Week in History: On August 7, 2012, noted film critic Judith Crist died. Steve Benson recalls her lifelong passion for the movies despite her fearsome reputation.
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This Week in History: On August 7, 2012, noted film critic Judith Crist died. Steve Benson recalls her lifelong passion for the movies despite her fearsome reputation.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On August 7, 2012, noted film critic Judith Crist died. Steve Benson recalls her lifelong passion for the movies despite her fearsome reputation.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On August 7, 2012, noted film critic Judith Crist died. Steve Benson recalls her lifelong passion for the movies despite her fearsome reputation.

Rachel King on Shari Lewis, 2015

This Week in History: On August 2, 1998, children's television mainstay Shari Lewis died. Rachel King discusses why Lewis's most famous creation, Lamb Chop, continues to have such enduring appeal.
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This Week in History: On August 2, 1998, children's television mainstay Shari Lewis died. Rachel King discusses why Lewis's most famous creation, Lamb Chop, continues to have such enduring appeal.

Thumbnail of Rachel King on Shari Lewis, 2015

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Thumbnail of This Week in History: On August 2, 1998, children's television mainstay Shari Lewis died. Rachel King discusses why Lewis's most famous creation, Lamb Chop, continues to have such enduring appeal.
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Thumbnail of This Week in History: On August 2, 1998, children's television mainstay Shari Lewis died. Rachel King discusses why Lewis's most famous creation, Lamb Chop, continues to have such enduring appeal.

Steve Benson on Sophie Okonedo Winning the Tony Award

This Week in History: On June 8, 2014, Sophie Okonedo won a Tony for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Steve Benson remembers his delight and curiosity to find out more about this talented actress.
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This Week in History: On June 8, 2014, Sophie Okonedo won a Tony for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Steve Benson remembers his delight and curiosity to find out more about this talented actress.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On June 8, 2014, Sophie Okonedo won a Tony for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Steve Benson remembers his delight and curiosity to find out more about this talented actress.

Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On June 8, 2014, Sophie Okonedo won a Tony for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Steve Benson remembers his delight and curiosity to find out more about this talented actress.

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