Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Columbus day 2014: Old Time Radio, and some Youtube offerings.

Columbus Day media. First up; from the excellent OTR radio series "Cavalcade of America"

Chris gets some defense from Orson Welles

Listen here!

Next, from another excellent OTR series "You are There": CBS News circa 1948 covers Columbus's landing in the New World. Listen by clicking the link.

Both of these radio shows are downloadable as well. Right click and save.

From the Ridley Scott movie "1492: Conquest of Paradise," a stirring selection from Vangelis's excellent score:

Was Columbus really Italian? Not according to these guys. He was Portuguese..

Unless, of course, he was Greek..

Which would be OK with Mr. Vangelis I'm sure

But, not everyone is so eager to be associated with Columbus. Here is someone who is evidently not the biggest fan of old Chris:

To be balanced with a cartoon from the wayback machine:

Ya see, he wasn't all bad kiddies.

And some balanced perspective from a Columbus fan (along with some nifty info on the mad navigational skeelz of the C-man):

How we came to have Columbus Day as a holiday:

And, just to lighten up things a bit. Chris the Colombo Man Goes Disco! [Note: the blog does not necessarily approve of all images used in this video, and disclaims all responsibility for mental harms that may be caused by same]