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Before Dancing With the Stars

It seems America is obsessed with shows featuring celebrities out of their element, like Dancing With the Stars, or The Celebrity Apprentice. This is not a new concept. Of course, game shows have always featured celebrities, on shows like $25,000 Pyramid, or Password. But that's not what I'm talking about. Do you remember a fascinating TV series from the 1970's called "Battle of the Network Stars"?  This was a fascinatingly bad program that featured celebrities competing in athletic events, like running, swimming..even obstacle courses and the tug of war. I liked it because it often featured teenage stars, who were still agile enough to compete in these types of events. I was checking youtube for some clips, and found some interesting ones--many featuring female stars who could have used better sports bras. And with none other than Howard Cosell doing the announcing..classic TV history was made. This one featured two child stars who should have kept up their running skills, especially when running from the law.

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