How wonderful. I remember Vaughn Meader well. I learned how to do a JFK impression by listening to the First Family record over and over and then practicing while riding my bicycle when doing my paper route
I then started using my little three inch reel to reel tape recorder to make up skits and comedy routines.
Sadly, one of my other inspirations from that era passed away today. I was a George Carlin fan from the very beginning of his career. I used to mimic his routine about the radio station, WINO and Al Sleet, the hippy dippy weatherman. It was the beginning of my comedy appreciation and education. I got to see him up close when I was a page at NBC and I was in the studio for the very first Saturday Night Live back in 1975.