Through the Decades August 12
On August 12, Bill Kurtis of Through the Decades turns the lens of time back to 1981, when the United States Army began shipping its controversial arsenal of nerve gas bombs to Utah for storage a dangerous process that sparked public outrage. Kerry Sayers recalls the day in 1979 that Klu Klux Klan members were arrested as they marched from Selma to Montgomery, mocking the historic trek of civil rights activists. Ellee Pai Hong revisits 1990 for Sue Hendrickson's discovery of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, and Kerry revisits the day in 1913 that the Oreo trademark was registered, charting the popularity of milk's favorite cookie. Bill remembers the day in 1988 that director Martin Scorsese's controversial film The Last Temptation of Christ premiered, and Ellee revisits 1974 for the introduction of the lifesaving Heimlich maneuver. To close, Ellee profiles actor George Hamilton, known for his bronze tan as well as his talent.