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"You know I love coffee. I also love news. Newspapers, television news, internet news. More news. More better. "But this CBS mug has special meaning. My friend is moving to New York in a couple of weeks and she was having a yard sale. I went to the sale to say goodbye to her and her husband and what should I spy but a CBS logo mug. I said, ‘You can’t sell this! This is a collectible. I mean it’s part of your past!’"She and I met many years ago when we were both working for the local CBS-affiliate. I worked in — what else? News. She worked in programming. Anyway, after about three minutes of my convincing her that parting with the mug would be sinful, she handed it to me and said, ‘Here.’"So, every time I drink from this cup, I’ll think of her and all the memories we shared at that special time in our lives when we were young and excited and working in an industry we both loved and when news was really newsworthy. "Enjoy your Sunday! Monday is just around the corner."— Coffee Lover

"You know I love coffee. I also love news. Newspapers, television news, internet news. More news. More better.

"But this CBS mug has special meaning. My friend is moving to New York in a couple of weeks and she was having a yard sale. I went to the sale to say goodbye to her and her husband and what should I spy but a CBS logo mug. I said, ‘You can’t sell this! This is a collectible. I mean it’s part of your past!’

"She and I met many years ago when we were both working for the local CBS-affiliate. I worked in — what else? News. She worked in programming. Anyway, after about three minutes of my convincing her that parting with the mug would be sinful, she handed it to me and said, ‘Here.’

"So, every time I drink from this cup, I’ll think of her and all the memories we shared at that special time in our lives when we were young and excited and working in an industry we both loved and when news was really newsworthy.

"Enjoy your Sunday! Monday is just around the corner."— Coffee Lover

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Educating Archie was a BBC Light Programme comedy show broadcast from June 1950 to February 1958 on Sunday lunchtimes featuring ventriloquist Peter Brough and his puppet Archie Andrews. Educating Archie averaged 15 million listeners, and a fan club boasted 250,000 members. It was so successful that in 1950, after only four months on the air, it won the Daily Mail’s Variety Award.

The show introduced comedians who became well known including Tony Hancock as Archie’s tutor, who would greet Archie with a weary “Oh, it’s you again” and always replied to a put down by him with “flipping kids”. Other “tutors” included Benny Hill, Harry Secombe, Dick Emery, Bernard Bresslaw, Hattie Jacques and Bruce Forsyth together with a young Julie Andrews as Archie’s girlfriend. 
In 1958, Educating Archie transferred to television. The adapted ITV sitcom was broadcast 1958–59 and featured the ventriloquist’s dummy Archie Andrews taking on a life of its own, talking and walking all over its creator Peter Brough.

Educating Archie was a BBC Light Programme comedy show broadcast from June 1950 to February 1958 on Sunday lunchtimes featuring ventriloquist Peter Brough and his puppet Archie Andrews. Educating Archie averaged 15 million listeners, and a fan club boasted 250,000 members. It was so successful that in 1950, after only four months on the air, it won the Daily Mails Variety Award.

The show introduced comedians who became well known including Tony Hancock as Archie’s tutor, who would greet Archie with a weary “Oh, it’s you again” and always replied to a put down by him with “flipping kids”. Other “tutors” included Benny Hill, Harry Secombe, Dick Emery, Bernard Bresslaw, Hattie Jacques and Bruce Forsyth together with a young Julie Andrews as Archie’s girlfriend. 

In 1958, Educating Archie transferred to television. The adapted ITV sitcom was broadcast 1958–59 and featured the ventriloquist’s dummy Archie Andrews taking on a life of its own, talking and walking all over its creator Peter Brough.

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