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By Gabriel Baird and Gabriel Baird,SUN STAFF | October 16, 2002
Vaughn McMillian has seen the Robin Williams movie Good Morning, Vietnam at least 30 times. In fact, he liked the 1987 film so much that he chose broadcasting as his specialty in the Navy. Yesterday, McMillian got the chance to meet the military radio personality that Williams' Academy Award-nominated performance was based on: Adrian Cronauer. McMillian said that while Williams taught him about entertaining an audience, Cronauer was funny, too - and offered some good broadcasting tips.
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By Gabriel Baird and Gabriel Baird,SUN STAFF | October 16, 2002
Vaughn McMillian has seen the Robin Williams movie Good Morning, Vietnam at least 30 times. In fact, he liked the 1987 film so much that he chose broadcasting as his specialty in the Navy. Yesterday, McMillian got the chance to meet the military radio personality that Williams' Academy Award-nominated performance was based on: Adrian Cronauer. McMillian said that while Williams taught him about entertaining an audience, Cronauer was funny, too - and offered some good broadcasting tips.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Washington Bureau of The Sun | October 12, 1990
WASHINGTON -- Republican congressional candidate Wayne T. Gilchrest has changed his mind about not highlighting his Vietnam War record in the campaign against Representative Roy P. Dyson, whose status as a conscientious objector during the war has become a source of political controversy.And after a short meeting yesterday with President Bush at the White House, Mr. Gilchrest also embraced the failed budget accord for which the president was unable to garner sufficient public or congressional support.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Washington Bureau of The Sun | October 12, 1990
WASHINGTON -- Republican congressional candidate Wayne T. Gilchrest has changed his mind about not highlighting his Vietnam War record in the campaign against Representative Roy P. Dyson, whose status as a conscientious objector during the war has become a source of political controversy.And after a short meeting yesterday with President Bush at the White House, Mr. Gilchrest also embraced the failed budget accord for which the president was unable to garner sufficient public or congressional support.
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By LAURA CHARLES | June 12, 1991
OPRAH WINFREY will be in town to shoot her talk show from Baltimore's Convention Center June 19.Winfrey's broadcast from the Big Crab coincides with the Broadcasting, Promotion and Marketing Executives Conference taking place there. So far, no confirmation on the topic of the show, so stay tuned.THE LORD BALTIMORE HOTEL is hosting a showcase for government and military planners on June 27. Coordinated by events planner Joni Carter, guest of honor and keynote speaker for the event is Adrian Cronauer, the author and inspiration for "Good Morning Vietnam," the movie in which Robin Williams portrayed the veteran.
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By Adrian Cronauer | November 2, 1997
Thirty years ago, as a young Air Force disc jockey, I entertained U.S. troops in Vietnam. My signature wake-up call, "Good morning, Vietnam!" became the title of the hit movie based ever so loosely on my radio career in Saigon.The film had plenty of Hollywood exaggeration. For example, I must admit that Robin Williams, who played me in the film, is much funnier than I am. I also believe that I was a better disc jockey.But important element of truth to the film showed how frequently I annoyed the Saigon brass by fighting against military censorship.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 18, 1990
LA PLATA -- GOP candidate Wayne T. Gilchrest received a boost last night from one of the nation's top veterans, Veterans Affairs Secretary Edward J. Derwinski, but even supporters conceded it would be tough for the Republican challenger to overcome Representative Roy P. Dyson, D-Md.-1st, on his home turf in Southern Maryland."I think Wayne has all the ingredients of a perfect challenger," Mr. Derwinski told several dozen veterans and supporters at American Legion Post No. 82."We want more veterans in the Congress," he added.
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By John Fairhall and John Fairhall,Evening Sun Staff | October 12, 1990
WASHINGTON -- Wayne T. Gilchrest is not going to let voters forget that he served in Vietnam while Rep. Roy P. Dyson, D-1st, was a conscientious objector.Today, Adrian Cronauer, the former Air Force deejay whom Robin Williams played in the hit movie, "Good Morning, Vietnam," will say, "Good m-o-r-n-i-n-g, Maryland," while taping a radio campaign commercial for Gilchrest, Dyson's Republican challenger.In the 30-second message, Cronauer will emphasize the war record of "Gilchrest, a Marine who won the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star in Vietnam."
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September 21, 1993
Biker's helmet Deborah Norville wanted to ditch "the glamour-puss label I was stuck with" after the 1990 furor over her replacement of popular Jane Pauley as co-host of NBC's "Today" program.Ms. Norville, 35, told the Cincinnati Enquirer that the desire to change her image was one reason she joined CBS television's "Street Stories" program last year."Look at the rap on me when I left NBC: 'gorgeous; couldn't report her way out of a paper bag, a real bad attitude, a prima donna,' " she said.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,Sun Staff Writer | November 9, 1994
The general and the gadfly met on friendly territory yesterday to reclaim the image of the Vietnam veteran.Adrian Cronauer, the wartime Armed Forces Radio disc jockey, and retired Gen. William C. Westmoreland spoke glowingly of American soldiers to an audience of students, scholars and veterans at a University of Baltimore conference arranged by the Vietnam Veterans Institute. Both men are officers of the institute, founded in 1981 by Timonium resident J. Eldon Yates. The conference continues today.
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