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Golden Age of Candlepin Bowling on TV

June 19, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

 

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Venue

Derry Public Library
64 East Broadway
Derry, NH 03038 United States
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Author, radio personality, NH resident Mike Morin slides down the alley to Derry Public Library for a presentation on the Golden Age of TV’s Candlepin Bowling.

Hold on to your tray tables, boys and girls!

This was the Saturday lunchtime rally cry from legendary Channel 5 sports-caster Don Gillis. Every week for nearly four decades, families slurped tomato soup and crunched on grilled cheese sandwiches while the world’s best candlepin bowlers performed otherworldly feats for over 200,000 TV viewers. Candlepin Bowling, often the top-rated Boston sports show of the week, made names like Czernicki, Olszta, and Jutras as familiar as Bird, Yastrzemski and Orr. Mike Morin’s new book, Lunch With Tommy and Stasia: TV’s Golden Age of Candlepin Bowling, is the very first behind-the-scenes look at what made these pop-up stars tick. Morin watched hundreds of hours of classic TV matches and then sought out the bowlers to uncover what really happened on (and off) the lanes.

Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 pm

MikePhoto CreditJohn%20HessionAbout the author: Raised in Detroit, Mike Morin discovered candlepins later in life and quickly became interested in the stars whose stories made the game so compelling. A retired radio host and candlepin TV broadcaster, Mike continues to bowl candlepins in New Hampshire, where he lives with Barbara and their dog, Basia.

Details

Date:
June 19, 2019
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
https://derrypl.org

Organizer

Derry Public Library
Phone:
(603) 432-6140
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