Look Who's 50 

We interrupt this space, normally devoted to going out, for this important advisory: Stay home and stay tuned to WKNO-TV Channel 10 for the latest installment of Memphis Memoirs, airing Monday, December 4th, at 7 p.m.

WKNO's Memphis Memoirs is a documentary series that serves up a heaping of local nostalgia -- covering everything from "Lost Memphis" to the movie industry. For Monday evening's episode, the camera is turned around, so to speak, for "WKNO -- The First Fifty Years." The documentary examines the station's pioneers, such as local businessman and civic leader Julian Bondurant, who led fund-raising efforts for the station, and Frank Laubach and Pauline Hord, who were responsible for Streamlined Reading, the first program in the United States to teach reading and writing. And, of course, Elvis might get a mention or two.

All those who grew up with All Aboard with Mr. Be and now watch Hello Mr. Chuck! with their children, who discover great things about the area from Southern Routes, and who keep up with the latest health-related developments through Smart Medicine know what an important role WKNO plays in the community. Here's to the next 50 years.

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"Memphis Memoirs: WKNO -- The First Fifty Years," 7 p.m., Monday, December 4th, WKNO Channel 10

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