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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

44th Annual GMA Dove Awards Airs Tonight

Kirk Franklin and Amy Grant host the 44th GMA Dove Award
airing tonight at 8:00 p.m. on UP.
Photo: UP Network
The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards were aired on TV on October 21, 2013. To see who won, click here.

For those unaware, the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards is sort of like the American Music Awards for Christians. For many years, the only way to witness the award show was to actually attend the event. This will be the fifth year that viewers can watch the proceeding in the comfort of their own homes a week after the actual event on the UP network, but many are still unaware of this.

Tonight’s telecast, taped live from Nashville’s Lipscomb University, will be presented tonight at 8:00 p.m. (ET). You may not be aware that you can even view the channel in your home, but it is becoming more and more accessible to Christian families. You can click here to see if you already have the channel.

This year marks the award show’s 44th year and is hosted by Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin. Like other music award shows, it features many musical performances, and tonight they include acts by NEEDTOBREATHE, the Gaither Vocal Band, Jason Crabb, Michael W. Smith, the Newsboys, Tamela Mann, TobyMac and others.

Tonight’s presenters of the awards include: Candace Cameron Bure, Rusty & Julie Bulloch, Pastor Rick Warren, Joyce Meyer, Brandon Heath, Chonda Pierce, David Mann, Isaac Carree, Jaci Velasquez, Lecrae, Bart Millard, Mandisa and Montell Jordan.

This year, awards will be given out in 42 categories voted on by the GMA membership. For the first time, GMA added a feature film category this year in response to the rise in prominence and impact of inspirational films within the entertainment community. 

To view photos of tonight's show, click here.

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