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Friday, May 2, 2014

Shows 692-640

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Boatswain’s Mate First Class Alexander Peters (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 15, 1904, on board the U.S.S. Missouri. His citation reads:

For heroism in attempting to rescue from drowning Cecil C. Young, ordinary seaman, 15 September 1904, while serving on board the U.S.S. Missouri.

Private George J. Peters (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 24, 1945, near Fluren, Germany. His citation reads:

Pvt. Peters, a platoon radio operator with Company G, made a descent into Germany near Fluren, east of the Rhine. With 10 others, he landed in a field about 75 yards from a German machinegun supported by riflemen, and was immediately pinned down by heavy, direct fire. The position of the small unit seemed hopeless with men struggling to free themselves of their parachutes in a hail of bullets that cut them off from their nearby equipment bundles, when Pvt. Peters stood up without orders and began a l-man charge against the hostile emplacement armed only with a rifle and grenades. His single-handed assault immediately drew the enemy fire away from his comrades. He had run halfway to his objective, pitting rifle fire against that of the machinegun, when he was struck and knocked to the ground by a burst. Heroically, he regained his feet and struggled onward. Once more he was torn by bullets, and this time he was unable to rise. With gallant devotion to his self-imposed mission, he crawled directly into the fire that had mortally wounded him until close enough to hurl grenades which knocked out the machinegun, killed 2 of its operators, and drove protecting riflemen from their positions into the safety of a woods. By his intrepidity and supreme sacrifice, Pvt. Peters saved the lives of many of his fellow soldiers and made it possible for them to reach their equipment, organize, and seize their first objective.

Private Henry C. Peters (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 3, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads:

Was one of a party that volunteered and attempted to run the enemy's batteries with a steam tug and 2 barges loaded with subsistence stores.

The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time

Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).

692   Kate & Allie   1984-1989  

691   The Edge of Night   1956-1984  

690   SpongeBob SquarePants   1999-present  

689   The Lucy Show   1962-1968   This very well could be underrated, but I just don't think it's as good as some of her other work.

688   Mrs. Columbo   1979-1980   A spinoff that wasn't as good as the show it spun-off from.

687   The Bold Ones: The Protectors   1969-1970  

686   The New Leave It to Beaver   1983-1989   A lot of "The New" shows are in these lower rankings… they weren't horrible, but they also weren't as good as the original.

685   Dark Shadows   1966-1971  

684   My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic   2010-present  

683   Roswell   1999-2002  

682   The Parkers   1999-2004  

681   The High Chaparral   1967-1971  

680   Power Rangers Time Force   2001-2002   I wasn't a big Power Rangers fan, but I realize they were pretty popular.'

679   Mannix   1967-1975  

678   Daktari   1966-1969  

677   The Jerry Springer Show   1991-present  

676   The Fugitive   1963-1967  

675   The Midnight Special   1973-1981  

674   Emergency!   1972-1977  

673   The Electric Company   1971-1977  

672   V.I.P.   1998-2002  

671   48 Hours   1988-present  

670   The Magic Garden   1972-1984  

669   Unhappily Ever After   1995-1999  

668   The Dick Clark Show   1958-1960  

667   The Amazing Spider-Man   1977-1979  

666   The Bold Ones: The New Doctors   1969-1973  

665   Nova   1974-present  

664   Last Call with Carson Daly   2002-present  

663   Doc   2001-2004  

662   Pee-wee's Playhouse   1986-1990   I might be wrong, but I believe my cousin Louis was a big fan of this show…

661   Adventures in Wonderland   1992-1993  

660   Family Affair   1966-1971  

659   Combat!   1962-1967  

658   One Tree Hill   2003-2012  

657   The Mothers-in-Law   1967-1969  

656   Outsourced   2010-2011   I had high hopes for this show, but it couldn't deliver.

655   The Legend of Tarzan   2000-2003  

654   The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis   1959-1963  

653   Monster Squad   1976-1977  

652   Out of this World   1987-1991  

651   The Good Guys   1968-1970  

650   Caught Red Handed   2012-present   I LOVE this show. The only reason it's this low is the short amount of time it's been on the air. But I do love it.

649   Person of Interest   2011-present   This seems like the kind of show I would like, but I haven't really had time to get into this show.

648   The Bob Newhart Show   1961-1962  

647   Hotel   1983-1988  

646   The Dating Game   1965-1999   This game was always good for a laugh.

645   Blue's Clues   1996-2006  

644   The Hitchhiker   1983-1991  

643   60 Minutes   1968-present   One of the

642   True Blood   2008-present   This is actually a pretty good vampire show… but it's still a vampire show.

641   The View   1997-present  

640   Everybody Hates Chris   2005-2009  

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