Tuesday, September 16, 2014


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Legends & Legacies

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Remembering Mary Travers

Remembering Mary Travers


In a soft but strong voice, singer Mary Travers of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary called for social change. The type of change could differ based on the audience, as she herself once noted in The New York Times about "Blowin' in the Wind," the Bob Dylan song her trio first made famous...

Buddy Holly Lives

Buddy Holly Lives


Rock 'n' roll pioneer Buddy Holly died in a tragic plane crash over 50 years ago, but his legacy lives on in the music he inspired during his brief but brilliant career. Today his sound can be heard in the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, the Rolling Stones and hundreds more guitar-powered pop and rock groups cranking out tunes three chords at a time in garages around the world. See how his groundbreaking music and enduring legend are remembered today.

Smile, You're Watching Candid Camera

Smile, You're Watching Candid Camera


With Candid Camera, Allen Funt made unwitting stars out of thousands of people during the show's decades on the air. Funt pioneered the art of hidden-camera practical jokes, putting normal people into highly abnormal situations, usually with hilarious results. It was always in good fun, as evidenced by the smiles that appeared once the participants heard Funt's catchphrase, "Smile, you're on Candid Camera." Now, 15 years after his death Sept. 5, 1999, the show that started it all is coming back, bringing Funt's legacy of laughter to a new generation via the TV Land channel. Before it hits the airwaves, see clips of some of our favorite Candid Camera moments.

What to Say – and Not Say – to the Bereaved

When someone you care about is grieving, it's hard to find the right words. Learn how to write a condolence note and get tips on providing comfort and support in times of loss.
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What You Need to Know Before the Funeral

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How to Write an Obituary or Eulogy

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2014 Memorial Site
2014 Remembering celebrities who died and the year's notable deaths
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Site | Image Source: Flickr Creative Commons/Vince Alongi
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Paying tribute to U.S. veterans of the Iraq-Afghan wars
Remember 9/11 Memorial Site
Remember 9/11 Honoring those we lost on Sept. 11, 2001