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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Celebrating 50 Years By Changing Our Name

The PR firm I have worked at for 13 years just changed its name from Planned Television Arts to MEDIA CONNECT.  We are celebrating 50 years as leaders in the book industry. Read about it here:  http://clients.plannedtvarts.com/PTA50.pdf

My parents just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and my beloved New York Mets were formed a half-centruy ago. 1962 may be remembered historically for a number of things.  There was no such thing as cable TV, the Internet, or tablets or Facebook.  1962 was the era of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays and of Bonanza, Lassie, and Perry Mason.  A new home cost $12,500 on average, annual salaries were $5,600, a new car cost $3,125 and a gallon of gas was just 28 cents.  It was the era of JFK and the Bay of Pigs.  The Civil Rights Movement of Martin Luther King was raging and the Vietnam War was escalating.  Space travel was in its infancy as John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth.  The nation’s population was less than half of today’s.  TV, often watched in black and white, was rising in popularity and becoming a greater influence in politics and culture.  Walter Cronkite was just named the anchor of CBS News.  And the year gave rise to Planned Television Arts….and now MEDIA CONNECT (http://www.media-connect.com/)

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