Archive for June 14th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Father's Day (06/14)

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Father’s Day & Fatherhood

June 14 : 06 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that since the 1950s, TV dads have wielded tremendous paternal influence over generations of American families?

Some of the most popular fathers to grace our sets have included Ward Cleaver, Mike Brady, Howard Cunningham and Everybody Loves Raymond’s Ray Barone.

Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” So join our Father’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Father’s Day on Sunday June 20th!

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Countdown to Father's Day: Top TV Dads

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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As we countdown to Father’s Day (06/20) – here’s our continuing look at some of TV’s favorite fathers: From the 1950s cardigan-wearing, “Father Knows Best” types to the 21st century guys juggling dysfunctional families and questionable careers.

TV’s Top Dads (in chronological order)

Howard Cunningham (1970’s/80’s)
Ever-jolly Howard Cunningham (played by Tom Bosley) was the Midwestern TV Dad on the 1950s-style comedy Happy Days (1974-1984). Howard earned his living by running the hardware store, but always managed to find time to solve the woes of his teenage kids. And he even played surrogate dad to son Richie’s rather wayward collection of friends.

Check back each day for another TV dad (or you can cheat and check out all our TV dads here).

(June 14) Today we're observing . . .  Flag Day / National Flag Day USA

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Flag Day
By Presidential Proclamation; honors and celebrates our flag, our country, and our heritage.

National Flag Day USA: Pause for Pledge
All Americans are asked to pause at 7PM EST to share a moment of nationwide patriotism.

Related link: Independence Day on the Net – U.S. Flag Etiquette

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(June 14) Today we're observing . . .  Flag Day/National Flag Week

Monday, June 14th, 2010


Flag Day/National Flag Week
By Presidential Proclamation; this week, which includes Flag Day, honors and celebrates our flag, our country, and our heritage.

Related link: Independence Day on the Net – U.S. Flag Etiquette

photo credit: via flickr

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