"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
Under the patronage of St. Tammany
Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Hear a clip from the Guy Lombardo New Year's broadcast of 1946, from a page devoted to London, Ontario's favorite bandleader son. Long before becoming a New Year's staple at the Waldorf Astoria, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians were a hot dance band, as a selection of 1924 recordings attests.
For firing a gun in the air during a New Year's celebration, 12-year-old Louis Armstrong was sent to reform school, where he was taught to play cornet. Ken Burns et alreflect on the genius a round of blanks set in motion.