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Reboot of “Route 66″ series planned

Los Angeles-based Slingshot Global Media reportedly is developing a reboot of the “Route 66″ television drama, according to Deadline and other media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly. The remake will build on the original concept, chronicling the journey of two young…

Patti Page collection will be at Oklahoma museums

A collection of late singer Patti Page‘s memorabilia will be on display through the rest of the year at the Oklahoma History Center and will later travel to several other Oklahoma sites, including the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton.…

New public service announcement about Route 66

This video landed in my email inbox this week. It aims to promote travel on Route 66: And this message: This project has been in the planning stages by the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce for over two years, and…

Los Angeles station gives major time to Route 66

KABC, the major affiliate of ABC in Los Angeles, in recent days gave a lot of time examining Route 66 in the region in its “Eye on L.A.” show. Here is the San Bernardino to San Gabriel Valley segment: Monrovia…

London combines charity road trip with TV production

Here’s something you don’t see every day — a British television company aims to raise more than $400,000 for a cancer support group and gain a television series at the same time by using a journey on Route 66 in…

Teen with rare aging disease is touring Route 66

Sammy Basso, an 18-year-old Italian boy afflicted with progeria, a rare genetic disease that ages him prematurely, is traveling Route 66, and a subsidiary with the National Geographic Channel is documenting the journey, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph. The folks…

“Route 66″ performed on Indonesia TV

Bobby Troup’s estate got another dose of cha-ching Friday. On a show called “Rising Star Indonesia,” contestant Reyna Qotrunnada performed his best-known song. Yes, her English during the song is a clumsy, but do remember it’s not her mother tongue.…

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