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My mother, Louise Lurie Hurvitz, second from left, meeting actor Ray Milland at WBBM-TV in Chicago. She was in charge of publicity for the station and frequently greeted notables who came to the Windy City, including actors Milland, Charlton Heston and, most notably, Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon, who faced off for their historic 1960 Presidential debate in the station's studios. View full size.