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Elvis Presley

Michael O'brien

A giant in the world of Texas arts died on Sunday. Bill Wittliff was a writer and photographer, and his work made Texas famous around the world.  

Hector Saldaña is curator at the Wittliff Collection at Texas State University in San Marcos. He said Wittliff left his mark on several artistic fields, and was perhaps most impactful in screenwriting.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the television event that recrowned Elvis Presley as the king of rock ‘n’ roll. The TV broadcast was sponsored by Singer sewing machines, but it became known as the ” ’68 Comeback Special.” Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins takes a listen back.