Notes for Sunday – March 27, 2016

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March 27th is the birthday of the late Robert W. Ford(born 1923, died 20 September 2013). He was an amazing man who had a remarkable life. His book, Wind Between The Worlds (an account of experiences in Tibet, captivity by the communist Chinese, and his fight against brainwashing), is highly recommended. It is available for free download.

Also, in 1794, in response to attacks and kidnapping by the Barbary pirates, the United States Congress passed the Naval Act to establish a naval force consisting of the USS Constitution and five other frigates, which eventually became the United States Navy. (Wikipedia)

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I was saddened to hear that actor and president of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Ken Howard passed away last week, at age 71. Ken and I had several conversations a few years back, when he was exploring doing a miniseries production based on my novel Patriots. That project never came to fruition, but it was great knowing that Ken was a kindred spirit. Ken Howard is most often remembered for his role on television in The White Shadow and in the movie 1776. But my favorite one of his many roles was as leading man Dave Barrett in the now almost forgotten Quinn Martin/CBS television series Manhunter. This was a show that aired in 1974 and 1975 about a WWI-veteran bounty hunter, set in Idaho during the 1930s gangster era. I hope that the entire 22-episode series is eventually released in a digital format, as a tribute to Ken Howard. He was a fine man who will be missed.

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