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Being in the dark, for a good reason l Chuck's World

 


On Sunday, Jan. 17, 1965, I joined my brother and sister in front of our black-and-white TV set to watch the annual showing of “The Wizard of Oz” on CBS.

I’ve been alive long enough to recognize when I’m on shaky ground. My childhood memories are sometimes vivid and occasionally very detailed, and quite often wrong.

That said, I suspect this is closer to truth than not.

“The Wizard of Oz” was a big deal, a touchstone for a generation of kids born too early for “Sesame Street” and two decades removed from video stores. We watched what was on, and we didn’t watch that muc...



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