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Morning 5: John Madden’s ‘Maddenisms’

It’s in the game. “John Madden Football” is in the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Here are five “Maddenisms” you might hear in the game. 1) “When you have great players, playing great, well that’s great football!” 2) “Some…

Morning 5-Cyclone Nargis

Ten years ago on this date, Cyclone Nargis, one of the worst natural disasters in Southeast Asian history, struck Burma. 5 things about Cyclone Nargis: 1) The cyclone sent a storm surge about 30 miles up the densely populated Irawaddy…

Morning 5: Days of our Lives

‘Days of Our Lives’ stood tall at the Daytime Emmy Awards, winning outstanding drama series and outstanding lead actor (James Reynolds). 5 facts about DOOL: 1) The show debuted on Nov. 8, 1965, and since then 13,330 episodes have been…

Morning 5: Robotics championship

High school robotics teams from Wolcott, Watertown, Southington and other local communities are competing at the world championship of FIRST Robotics Competition in Detroit. Things to know: 1) FIRST stands for For Inspiration & Recognition of Science and Technology. It…

Morning 5: Superhero movies

“Avengers: Infinity War” is in theater’s Friday. Here are five of the best superhero movies, according th Rotten Tomatoes: 1) “X-Men: Days of Future Past” – Two Professor Xs in the same movie? James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart did it….

Morning 5: Al Pacino

Alfredo James ‘Al’ Pacino, film and stage actor, was born 78 years ago. 5 of Pacino’s greatest roles are: 1) Michael Corleone in ‘The Godfather,’ ‘The Godfather II’ and ‘The Godfather III,’ directed by Francis Ford Coppola. 2) Frank Serpico…

Morning 5-Barbra Streisand

Brooklyn-born Barbara ‘Barbra’ Joan Streisand is 76 years old today. 5 things about her: 1) She is among a small group of entertainers who have received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award, and is one of only two artists…

Morning 5: Barbra Steisand

YOUR MORNING 5 Brooklyn-born Barbara ‘Barbra’ Joan Streisand is 76 years old today. 5 things about her: 1) She is among a small group of entertainers who have received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award, and is one of…

Morning 5: 4/20

Today is 4/20. Here are five movies about marijuana: 1) “Up in Smoke”- Cheech and Chong’s first movie helped establish the stoner drama. 1) “Pineapple Express”-Seth Rogen and James Franco run from Ted, the supplier, and smoke this rare strain…

Morning 5: Political shows

Tonight is the series finale of ‘Scandal’ on ABC (10p.m.) Here are five other political TV shows: 1 “The West Wing” – Aaron Sorkin’s drama gave us a look at the workings of the White House and the president, Martin…

Morning 5-Bay of Pigs

On this day in 1961, a CIA-sponsored military force attempted an invasion of Cuba at the so-called Bay of Pigs. 5 things about the Bay of Pigs Invasion: 1) The invasion force, Brigade 2506, was comprised of Cuban exiles and…

Morning 5: Bay of Pigs

On this day in 1961, a CIA-sponsored military force attempted an invasion of Cuba at the so-called Bay of Pigs. 5 things about the Bay of Pigs Invasion: 1) The invasion force, Brigade 2506, was comprised of Cuban exiles and…

Morning 5-Rock Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the bands Bon Jovi, Dire Straits and the Cars and (too belatedly) Moody Blues, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Nina Simone. 5 artists who weren’t inducted but deserve to be are: 1) Link…

Morning 5: ‘The Sandlot’

Celebrate 25 years of “The Sandlot” this Saturday at the Warner. Here are five things about the classic baseball flick: 1) The Great Bambino – The kids struggle to retrieve a ball signed by the Babe Ruth. 2) “You’re killing…

Morning 5-Good Friday Agreement

Thirty years ago today, the Good Friday Agreement was signed by the British and Irish governments, as well as parties in Northern Ireland. 5 things about it: 1) For the first time, the government of the Republic of Ireland accepted…

Morning 5-Tom Lehrer

Tom Lehrer, the singing satirist who influenced topical songwriting of the 1960s, turns 90 today. 5 things about him: 1) Lehrer started performing while a math grad student at Harvard in the early 1950s, inspired by Cole Porter and Gilbert…

Morning 5-Great speeches

On the night before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of his powerful ‘Mountaintop’ speech in Memphis. 5 other powerful U.S. oratories include: 1) Patrick Henry, March 1775, Virginia convention: “Give me liberty or give me death!”…

Morning 5-Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando was born on this day in 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska. 5 things about Brando’s life are: 1) His closest boyhood friend was Wally Cox, and they remained close until Cox’s death in 1973 2) After being expelled for…