March 16, 2017: An Abbreviated Thursday Show

Today is Day of the Book Smugglers in Lithuania, and Latvian Legion Day.

It’s unofficially National artichoke heart day, national orange and lemon day, freedom of information day, and black press day.

It’s the birthday of former US President James Madison, I was born in 1751; actor and comedian Jerry Lewis, who is 91; and actor Erik Estrada, who is 68.

Now, let’s spin the wheel to pick a year at random.

This week in 1980, the top song in the U.S. was “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” by Pink Floyd.

The No. 1 movie was “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” while the novel “Princess Daisy” by Judith Krantz topped the New York Times Bestsellers list.

Now for our weekly question: Pluto was originally the pet dog of which Disney character?

Submit your answer at and we’ll add the name of the person with the first correct answer to our winner’s wall … at We’ll have the correct answer on tomorrow’s episode.



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