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Subject: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 3:47 am

February 11th 1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on "Stage Show" for the third time. He was finally given permission from CBS to perform "Heartbreak Hotel."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 4:04 am

February 11th 1960 - Jack Paar walked off while live on the air on the "Tonight Show" with four minutes left. He did this in response to censors cutting out a joke from the show the night before.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 4:04 am


February 11th 1960 - Jack Paar walked off while live on the air on the "Tonight Show" with four minutes left. He did this in response to censors cutting out a joke from the show the night before.
What was the joke he told?

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: snozberries on 02/11/16 at 4:32 am


What was the joke he told?


Something about a toilet.  ;D

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 5:19 am


Something about a toilet.  ;D

Thanks!

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 5:19 am

February 11th 1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono played "Instant Karma" on the BBC TV show "Top of the Pops."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 5:40 am

February 11th 1971 - The 100th episode of "Ironside" aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 5:59 am

February 11th 1979 - The TV movie "Elvis," with Kurt Russell, aired on ABC.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 6:00 am


February 11th 1979 - The TV movie "Elvis," with Kurt Russell, aired on ABC.
I saw that as a film in a cinema.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 6:37 am

February 11th 1982 - ABC-TV’s presentation of "The Winds of War" concluded. The 18-hour miniseries cost $40 million to produce and was the most-watched television program in history at the time.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 6:54 am

February 11th 1986 - Boy George guest-starred on an episode of "The A-Team."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 7:14 am

February 11th 1991 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Maligned Mobster" aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 7:46 am

February 11th 1994 - Prince premiered his song "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" on the 1994 Miss USA Pageant.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 8:52 am

February 11th 2002 - The six stars on NBC's "Friends" signed a deal for $24 million each for the ninth and final season of the series.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: snozberries on 02/11/16 at 8:57 am


Thanks!


Did you really not know? It's an old joke....maybe it was a new one then.


A British woman moved to some other country and was looking for a place to live and asked for help. Some dude helped her find a room in a boarding house. She sent a letter of thanks but also inquired about the WC conditions. Being not British he thought WC was an acronym for a church so he told her how the nearest WC was several kilometers away and that large crowds attended but only on Sunday's and Thursday's and that it was such a grand affair people would bring picnic baskets and spend the day. And his daughter met her hubby at the WC  and people would stand in line for hours.

It's a funny story but, being about a toilet the censors thought it was too delicate for a 1960s audience.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 9:00 am


Did you really not know? It's an old joke....maybe it was a new one then.


A British woman moved to some other country and was looking for a place to live and asked for help. Some dude helped her find a room in a boarding house. She sent a letter of thanks but also inquired about the WC conditions. Being not British he thought WC was an acronym for a church so he told her how the nearest WC was several kilometers away and that large crowds attended but only on Sunday's and Thursday's and that it was such a grand affair people would bring picnic baskets and spend the day. And his daughter met her hubby at the WC  and people would stand in line for hours.

It's a funny story but, being about a toilet the censors thought it was too delicate for a 1960s audience.
That form of that joke I had not heard off, and I was totally unaware it had history.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: snozberries on 02/11/16 at 9:03 am


That form of that joke I had not heard off, and I was totally unaware it had history.


Oh yeah.  I don't recall when I first heard it but it was online or something. I don't know tho if Jack Paar was the first to tell it or not. I just remember discussing it in a tv history class.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 9:16 am


Oh yeah.  I don't recall when I first heard it but it was online or something. I don't know tho if Jack Paar was the first to tell it or not. I just remember discussing it in a tv history class.
...and of course, the first time in film of a toilet being flushed was in Hitchcock's "Psycho".

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 9:26 am

February 11th 2002 - U.S. First Lady Laura Bush appeared on the "Tonight Show" with host Jay Leno

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/16 at 10:39 am

February 11th 1938 – BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term "robot".

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: snozberries on 02/11/16 at 1:18 pm


...and of course, the first time in film of a toilet being flushed was in Hitchcock's "Psycho".


On TV it was probably All in the Family b

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/16 at 1:05 am

February 12th 1985 - Johnny Carson surprised his audience by shaving the beard he had been wearing on "The Tonight Show."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/16 at 1:06 am

February 12th 1989 - The 100th episode of "Murder, She Wrote" aired on CBS.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Howard on 02/12/16 at 7:54 am


February 12th 1985 - Johnny Carson surprised his audience by shaving the beard he had been wearing on "The Tonight Show."


I never knew he had one.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 2:06 am


I never knew he had one.
That was because he shaved it off!  ;D

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 2:06 am

February 13th 1939 - Virginia Payne became a new character in NBC’s soap opera, "The Carter’s of Elm Street". She played the part of Mrs. Carter.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 2:07 am

1939 - Virginia Payne became a new character in NBC’s soap opera, "The Carter’s of Elm Street". She played the part of Mrs. Carter.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 2:21 am

February 13th 1966 - The Rolling Stones appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." The appearance had been taped the day before.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 2:39 am

February 13th 2000 - On "The Simpsons," Maude Flanders was "killed off."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 3:40 am

February 13th 2002 - ABC-TV announced that it had renewed "NYPD Blue" for its 10th season.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 3:58 am

February 13th 2003 - CBS-TV began airing "Survivor: The Amazon."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/16 at 2:13 pm

February 13th 1982 - The Jam became the first band since The Beatles to play two numbers on the same edition of Top Of The Pops when they performed 'A Town Called Malice', and 'Precious', their latest double A sided No.1.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 1:27 am

February 14th 1954 - The TV show "Letter to Loretta" changed its name to "The Loretta Young Show." The show premiered on September 20, 1953.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 1:44 am

February 14th 1958 - On CBS television Walter Cronkite reported that the Iranian government has banned rock & roll because it is against the concepts of Islam and also a hazard to health.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 1:54 am

February 14th 1964 - Chad & Jeremy were guests on the "Patty Duke Show."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 2:04 am

February 14th 1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a weeklong stay as co-hosts on "The Mike Douglas Show."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 2:14 am

February 14th 1980 - Walter Cronkite announced his retirement from the "CBS Evening News."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 2:27 am

February 14th 1985 - Cable News Network reporter Jeremy Levin was freed. He had been being held in Lebanon by extremists.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 2:51 am

February 14th 1986 - Frank Zappa appeared on "Miami Vice" playing a crime boss named "Mr. Frankie."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 3:04 am

February 14th 2001 - "Barbra Streisand: Timeless" aired on FOX. The show was a farewell-tour concert.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 3:20 am

February 14th 1962 – First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/16 at 3:09 pm

February 14th 1999 -  Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of the animated series The Simpsons shown on US TV.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/16 at 3:36 am

February 15th 1962 - CBS-TV bought the exclusive rights to college football games from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for a figure of $10,200,000.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/16 at 4:05 am

February 15th 1975 - Gino Vannelli became the first white artist to perform on "Soul Train."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/16 at 4:21 am

February 15th 1988 - The first series of "Red Dwarf" began.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/16 at 4:56 am

February 15th 2002 - The last "Greenfield at Large" was aired. CNN canceled the show due to low ratings.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/16 at 5:35 am

February 15th 1962 - Paul Peterson performed "She Can't Find Her Keys" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/16 at 6:59 am

February 15th 1964 - Bobby Vee performed "Stranger in Your Arms" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/15/16 at 7:15 am

February 15th 1969 - Willie Mitchell performed "30-60-90" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 12:56 am

February 16th 1959 - Little Anthony & the Imperials performed "So Much" and "Wishful Thinking" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 1:28 am

February 16th 1960 - Annette (Funicello) performed "O Dio Mio" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 3:40 am

February 16th 1974 - Redbone performed "Come and Get Your Love" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 5:02 am

February 16th 1980 - Rufus performed "Do You Love What You Feel" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 5:30 am

February 16th 1985 - New Edition performed "Mr. Telephone Man" and "Lost In Love" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 5:56 am

February 16th 1985 - Autograph performed "Turn Up the Radio" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 6:27 am

February 16th 1985 - Greg Kihn performed "Lucky" and "They Rock By Night" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 7:24 am

February 16th 1957 - Disc jockey Pete Murray began hosting BBC television's first Rock 'n' Roll music program The Six-Five Special, named for the time the show began, five minutes after six. The show was given air-time immediately after the abolition of what was called the Toddlers' Truce, which had seen television stop between 6 and 7pm so children could be put to bed.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 11:25 am

February 16th 1948 - NBC-TV began airing its first nightly newscast, "The Camel Newsreel Theatre", which consisted of Fox Movietone newsreels.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 11:47 am

February 16th 1985 - "Kojak" returned to network television after an absence of seven years with the CBS-TV special, "Kojak: The Belarus File."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 12:03 pm

February 16th 1991 - The 300th episode of "Saturday Night Live" aired on NBC.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 2:57 pm

February 16th 1975 - Cher started her own weekly hour of a music and comedy show on CBS-TV. The singer had co-presented The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour with her former husband. Cher's new show featured a female guest each week.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 12:42 am

February 17th 1965 - Comedienne Joan Rivers made her first guest appearances on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson" on NBC-TV.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 1:05 am

February 17th 1971 - James Taylor made his prime-time television debut on ABC's the "Johnny Cash Show."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 3:06 am

February 17th 1990 - Aerosmith appeared on Saturday Night Live. They performed the Wayne's World theme song while appearing in the skit as themselves.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 4:08 am

February 17th 1996 - The 400th episode of "Saturday Night Live" aired on NBC.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 4:48 am

February 17th 2013 - Jimmy Fallon took over NBC's "Tonight Show" from Jay Leno. Leno had started as host on May 25, 1992.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 7:27 am

February 17th 1959 - The Rivieras performed "Moonlight Serenade" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 7:56 am

February 17th 1968 - Music Explosion performed "Little Bit O' Soul" and "Sunshine Games" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 8:16 am

February 17th 1973 - The Gallery performed "Big City Miss Ruth Ann" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 8:55 am

February 17th 1979 - The Raes performed "A Little Lovin'" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 9:10 am

February 17th 1979 - Bonnie Pointer performed "Free Me From My Freedom" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 1:16 pm

February 17th 1976 - "One Man and His Dog", the BBC television series in the United Kingdom featuring sheepdog trials, was broadcast for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 1:49 am

February 18th 1953 - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz signed a contract worth $8,000,000 to continue the "I Love Lucy" TV show through 1955.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 2:06 am

February 18th 1990 - The movie "Death of the Incredible Hulk" aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 2:27 am

February 18th 1965 - Frank Gifford announced his retirement from football for a career in broadcasting.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 2:44 am

February 18th 1962 - On weekend leave from marine training, The Everly Brothers appeared on the US Ed Sullivan show, in full uniform and with regulation cropped hair, singing their new single, 'Crying In The Rain'.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 4:07 am

February 18th 1998 - Rob Smith (Cure) did battle with the forces of musical evil (Barbra Streisand) on the TV show South Park.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 4:46 am

February 18th 1959 - Roy Hamilton performed "I Need Your Lovin'" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 5:15 am

February 18th 1960 - Johnnie & Joe performed "Over the Mountain - Across the Sea" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 5:50 am

February 18th 1967 - P.J. Proby performed "Niki Hokey" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 6:43 am

February 18th 1967 - Fifth Dimension performed "Go Where You Wanna Go" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 6:48 am

February 18th 1978 - Gene Cotton performed "Before My Heart Finds Out" on "American Bandstand

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 7:53 am

February 18th 1995 - Deion Sanders was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 4:13 am

February 19th 1966 - The Mamas & Papas performed "California Dreamin'" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 4:46 am

February 19th 1966 - Bob Lind performed "Elusive Butterfly" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 5:05 am

February 19th 1972 - The Addrisi Bros. performed "We've Got to Get It On Again" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 5:30 am

February 19th 1977 - A video of Queen performing "Tie Your Mother Down" was aired on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 5:45 am

February 19th 1983 - Phil Everly performed "Who's Gonna Keep Me Warm Tonight" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 6:02 am

February 19th 1983 - Jeffrey Osborn performed "On The Wings of Love" and "Eenie Meenie" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 6:14 am

February 19th 1974 - Dick Clark premiered the "American Music Awards."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 6:40 am

February 19th 1974 - Kiss made their TV debut on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 7:17 am

February 19th 1987 - A controversial, anti-smoking ad aired for the first time on television. It featured Yul Brynner who died shortly after of lung cancer.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 7:39 am

February 19th 1985 – EastEnders, BBC's flagship soap opera, broadcasts for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 8:06 am

February 19th 1991 - Public Enemy boycotted the 1991 Grammy Awards because the rap award was not going to be presented during the live TV ceremony.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Howard on 02/19/16 at 8:07 am


February 19th 1987 - A controversial, anti-smoking ad aired for the first time on television. It featured Yul Brynner who died shortly after of lung cancer.


http://www.demotivationalposters.org/image/demotivational-poster/0806/smoking-demotivational-poster-1212375745.jpg

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 8:15 am


http://www.demotivationalposters.org/image/demotivational-poster/0806/smoking-demotivational-poster-1212375745.jpg
Smoking is foolhardy!

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 8:15 am

February 19th 1993 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal" aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 2:49 am

February 22nd 1986 - MTV aired 22 hours of the Monkees TV episodes in celebration of their station's 20th anniversary.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 3:14 am

February 22nd 1954 - ABC radio’s popular "Breakfast Club" program was simulcast on TV for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 3:41 am

February 22nd 1961 - Roy Hamilton performed "You Can Have Her" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 4:17 am

February 22nd 1962 - Patsy Cline performed "She's Got You" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 4:32 am

February 22nd 1964 - Jody Miller performed "Walk Like a Man" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 5:17 am

February 22nd 1968 - Tyrone Davis performed "Is It Something You've Got" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 10:41 am

February 22nd 1978 - The Police appeared in a Wrigley's Chewing Gum commercial for US TV, the band dyed their hair blonde for the appearance.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 12:41 am

February 23rd 1960 - Bobby Comstock & the Counts performed "Jambalaya" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 12:44 am

February 23rd 1964 - A tape of the The Beatles' first of three record-breaking appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" was aired. They performed "All My Loving," "Till There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There," and "I Want to Hold Your Hand." The show was taped on February 9.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 1:02 am

February 23rd 1985 - Animotion performed "Obsession" and "Let Him Go" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 1:05 am

February 23rd 1970 - Ringo Starr guest starred on "Laugh-In." It was his first solo TV appearance.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 1:19 am

February 23rd 1985 - The Sylvers performed "Falling For Your Love" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 3:02 am

February 23rd 1985 - The TV show "Gimme a Break" was broadcast live before a studio audience. It was the first TV sitcom to be seen live since the 1950s.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 3:29 am

February 23rd 1987 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Lost Love" aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 3:49 am

February 23rd 1997 - NBC-TV aired "Schindler's List." It was completely uncensored.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 1:11 am

February 24th 1979 - Eddie Rabbit performed "Every Which Way But Loose" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 1:15 am

February 24th 1964 - The Beatles appeared for the 3rd time on "The Ed Sullivan Show." They appeared via tape.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 1:26 am

February 24th 1978 - "The Second Barry Manilow Special" aired on ABC-TV with guest star Ray Charles.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 2:20 am

February 24th 1980 - NBC premiered the TV movie "Harper Valley P.T.A."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 3:37 am

February 24th 1999 - Johnny Rotten emceed VH1's live Grammy coverage.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 4:00 am

February 24th 2002 - "Ride to Freedom: The Rosa Parks Story" premiered on CBS TV.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 4:24 am

February 24th 2003 - Phil Donahue's talk show on MSNBC was cancelled. The show had premiered on July 15, 2002.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 2:16 pm

February 24th 1979 - A new UK TV show started on BBC2 called 'Seven To One', the title referring to the format of seven teenagers questioning a star guest, the first weeks guest was the singer from The Boomtown Rats, Bob Geldof.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 2:16 am

February 25th 1940 - The New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens played in the first hockey game to be televised in the U.S. The game was aired on W2WBS in New York with one camera in a fixed position. The Rangers beat the Canadiens 6-2.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 2:30 am

February 25th 1928 - The Federal Radio Commission issued the first U.S. television license to Charles Jenkins Laboratories in Washington, DC.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 2:41 am

February 25th 1950 - "Your Show of Shows" debuted on NBC.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 3:11 am

February 25th 1987 - Frank Sinatra guest starred on CBS-TV's "Magnum P.I."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 3:38 am

February 25th 1993 - Prince appeared on TV's "The Arsenio Hall Show" where he performed "The Max."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 4:11 am

February 25th 1978 - O.J. Simpson was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 4:42 am

February 25th 2001 - Fox TV aired "The Simpons" episode entitled "New Kids On The Blecch."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 1:31 am

February 26th 1984 - CBS premiered "Star Wars: A New Hope" on their network. The movie drew 36% of the total television viewing audience.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 1:45 am

February 26th 1990 - The 100th episode of "MacGyver" aired.

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February 26th 1991 - "Rockline on MTV" premiered.

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February 26th 1998 - A Texas jury rejected an $11 million lawsuit by Texas cattlemen who blamed Oprah Winfrey for price drop after on-air comment about mad-cow disease.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 2:31 am

February 26th 2002 - It was reported that NBC extended Conan O'Brien's contract with "Late Night" for four more years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 3:33 am

February 26th 1958 - Jackie Wilson performed "To Be Loved" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 3:56 am

February 26th 1960 - Lenny Welch performed "You Don't Know Me" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 5:20 am

February 26th 1963 - Johnny Tillotson performed "Out of My Mind" on "American Bandstand."

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February 26th 1966 - The T-Bones performed "Whatever Shape Your Stomach's In" and "Slippin' and Chippin'" on "American Bandstand."

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February 26th 1972 - Donnie Elbert performed "Sweet Baby" and "I Can't Help Myself" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 7:26 am

February 26th 1977 - Jennifer Warnes performed "Right Time of the Night" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 7:58 am

February 26th 1983 - Chas Jankel performed "Glad to Know You" and "I'll Get Over It If You Get Over Her" on "American Bandstand."

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February 26th 1983 - Kelly Groucutt performed "Am I a Dreamer?" and "You Don't Need to Hold Me Tight" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 1:10 am

February 28th 1954 - In San Francisco "Birth of a Planet" was aired. It was the first American phase-contrast cinemicrography film to be presented on television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 3:45 am

February 28th 1940 - The first televised basketball game was shown. The game featured Fordham University and the University of Pittsburgh from Madison Square Gardens in New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 4:16 am

February 28th 1958 - Tommy Sands performed "Sing Boy Sing" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 4:52 am

February 28th 1976 - Natalie Cole performed "Inseparable" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 5:35 am

February 28th 1976 - Jonathan Cain performed "It's Time to Say Goodbye" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 6:03 am

February 28th 1981 - The Association performed "Dreamer" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 7:37 am

February 28th 1979 - Mr. Ed, the talking horse, died.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 8:01 am

February 28th 1983 - "M*A*S*H" became the most watched television program in history when the final episode aired on CBS. The TV movie was entitled "Goodbye, Farewell, Amen."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 8:28 am

February 28th 1988 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Avenging Ace" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 8:36 am

February 28th 1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 8:41 am

February 28th 2002 - It was announced that John Madden would be replacing Dennis Miller on "Monday Night Football." Madden signed a four-year $20 million deal with ABC Sports.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 12:43 am

February 29th 2012 – Davy Jones, the Manchester-born lead singer with 60s band The Monkees, died aged 66, in his sleep at his home in Florida after suffering a massive heart attack. Jones who appeared as a teenager in soap opera Coronation Street, playing Ena Sharples's grandson was also a former apprentice jockey in Newmarket. Jones remained a keen horseman all his life, winning his first race in England as a jockey in 1996.

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February 29th 1988 - "Day by Day" premiered on NBC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 1:58 am

February 29th 1960 - The Revels performed "Midnight Stroll" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 2:55 am

February 29th 1996 - A television summit was held between U.S. President Clinton and broadcast industry representatives. At the meeting, the American television, cable and production community announced that it would establish and implement a voluntary rating system by January 1, 1997.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 3:43 am

February 29th 1964 - The Hollies appeared on UK music show 'Thank Your Lucky Stars.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:16 am

March 1st 1965 - The 150th episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:30 am

March 1st 1966 - "The Beatles At Shea Stadium" was world premiered on BBC1

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:44 am

March 1st 1970 - Two clips of the Beatles, performing "Let It Be" and "Two of Us," were aired on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It was the last time the group appeared on the show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 3:00 am

March 1st 1972 - The 100th episode of "Adam-12" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 4:41 am

March 1st 1979 - The NCAA granted ESPN the exclusive rights to telecast collegiate events.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 5:23 am

March 1st 1981 - The movie "Elvis And The Beauty Queen" aired on NBC-TV. Don Johnson played the part of Elvis Presley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 5:36 am

March 1st 1985 - A Beatles song was used for the first time in a U.S. TV commercial. Lincoln-Mercury used the song, "HELP!".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 5:55 am

March 1st 1991 - Geraldo Rivera became the first talk show personality from the West to be televised on a daily basis in the USSR. The first show featured a segment about the death of Elvis Presley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 7:18 am

March 1st 1992 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Fatal Framing" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 8:00 am

March 1st 1997 - "Bottom Line2" debuted on ESPN2.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 8:25 am

March 1st 2001 - The final episode of "La Femme Nikita" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 9:00 am

March 1st 2010 - Jay Leno returned as host to NBC's "Tonight Show".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 9:58 am

March 1st 1969 - Arthur Conley performed "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 10:10 am

March 1st 1975 - Sugarloaf performed "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 10:25 am

March 1st 1980 - Manhattan Transfer performed "Twilight Zone / Twilight Zone" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 10:57 am

March 1st 1980 - Pat Benatar performed "Heartbreaker" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 2:58 am

March 2nd 1960 - Jack Scott performed "What in the World's Come Over You" and "Burning Bridges" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 3:18 am

March 2nd 1968 - Iron Butterfly appeared on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 3:43 am

March 2nd 1974 - Bloodstone performed "Outside Woman" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 4:25 am

March 2nd 1984 - Jermaine Stewart performed "The Word Is Out" and "I Like It" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 5:08 am

March 2nd 1984 - The Blasters performed "Colored Lights" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 5:59 am

March 2nd 1940 - The first televised intercollegiate track meet was seen on TV in New York City on W2XBS. The game presented live from Madison Square Garden. New York University won the meet.

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March 2nd 1977 - "The Barry Manilow Special" aired on ABC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 7:28 am

March 2nd 1981 - Michael Jackson was a guest on Diana Ross' third TV special "diana" on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 7:51 am

March 2nd 1996 - The first episode of "Pacific Blue" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 9:09 am

March 2nd 2009 - Jimmy Fallon began has host of "Late Night."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 9:54 am

March 2nd 2010 - Rogert Ebert was interviewed on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." It was his first televised appearance since losing his ability speak due to complications from a 2006 thyroid cancer surgery.

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March 2nd 1991 - 21 years after it's first release 'All Right Now', by Free made No.2 in the UK singles chart after being re-issued to coincide with its use in a Wrigleys Chewing gum TV ad.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 1:20 am

March 3rd 1985 - The television show "Moonlighting" premiered.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 1:37 am

March 3rd 1986 - The pilot episode of "Matlock" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 1:52 am

March 3rd 1990 - The 100th episode of "ALF" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 3:05 am

March 3rd 1958 - Larry Hovis appeared on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 3:28 am

March 3rd 1973 - Hurricane Smith performed "Oh Babe What Would You Say" and "Who Was It" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 4:32 am

March 3rd 1979 - Roger Voudouris performed "Get Used to It" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 2:45 am

March 4th 1976 - The 100th episode of "The Waltons" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 3:02 am

March 4th 1997 - The first episode of "Just Shoot Me" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 4:13 am

March 4th 1997 - The first episode of "The Practice" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 4:58 am

March 4th 1972 - Frank Mills performed "Love Me, Love Me Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 5:51 am

March 4th 1978 - The Spinners performed ""If You Wanna Do a Dance" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 6:00 am

March 4th 1993 - ESPN formed "The V Foundation" with Jim Valvano.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 1:39 am

March 7th 1955 - "Peter Pan" was presented as a television special for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 1:56 am

March 7th 1961 - The 100th episode of "The Rifleman" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 2:23 am

March 7th 1975 - The final episode of "The Odd Couple" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 2:41 am

March 7th 1982 - The NCAA college basketball tournament selections were televised for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 4:29 am

March 7th 1983 - ESPN televised the first live professional football game on cable. The game was between the USFL's Birmingham Stallions and the Michigan Panthers.

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March 7th 1983 - TNN (The Nashville Network) began broadcasting.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 5:58 am

March 7th 1986 - The final episode of "Different Strokes" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 6:24 am

March 7th 1960 - Jackie DeShannon appeared on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 6:39 am

March 7th 1962 - Clyde McPhatter performed "Lover Please" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 7:18 am

March 7th 1964 - The Rip Chords performed "Three Window Coupe" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 8:14 am

March 7th 1970 - George Baker Selection performed "Little Green Bag" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 9:23 am

March 7th 1981 - James Taylor & J.D. Souther performed "Her Town Too" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 12:38 am

March 8th 1975 - Smokey Robinson performed "Baby That's Backatcha" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 12:55 am

March 8th 1980 - Bonnie Pointer performed "I Can't Help Myself" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 3:13 am

March 8th 1959 - Groucho, Chico and Harpo made their final TV appearance together.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 3:25 am

March 8th 1965 - David Bowie made his TV debut with The Manish Boys on a UK program called 'Gadzooks! It's All Happening' when they performed their current single 'I Pity The Fool.'

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March 8th 1964 - The Dave Clark 5 made their first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 5:01 am

March 8th 1974 - The last episode "The Brady Bunch" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 5:41 am

March 8th 1993 - "Beavis and Butthead" premiered on MTV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 6:27 am

March 8th 1996 - The first episode of "Muppets Tonight!" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 6:46 am

March 8th 2004 - Martha Stewart's syndicated television show, "Martha Stewart Living," was taken off the air by CBS and UPN. Stewart was found guilty on March 3 of lying about the reason for selling 3,298 shares of ImClone Systems stock, conspiracy, making false statement and obstruction of justice.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 2:16 am

March 9th 1954 - WNBT-TV (now WNBC-TV), in New York, broadcast the first local color television commercials. The ad was Castro Decorators of New York City.

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March 9th 1969 - "The Smothers Brothers' Comedy Hour" was canceled by CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 2:52 am

March 9th 2005 - Dan Rather appeared for the last time on "The CBS Evening News".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 3:21 am

March 9th 1960 - The Mystic performed "Hushabye" and "Don't Take the Stars" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 3:53 am

March 9th 1962 - Brian Hyland performed "Ginnie Come Lately" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 4:26 am

March 9th 1968 - The 1910 Fruitgum Co. performed "Simon Says" and "May I Take a Giant Step" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 5:43 am

March 9th 1968 - Brenton Wood performed "Lovey Dovey Kinda Lovin'" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 5:49 am

March 9th 1984 - Limahl performed "Never Ending Story" and "Only For Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 6:25 am

March 9th 1984 - Bonnie Pointer performed "The Beast In Me" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 7:27 am

March 9th 1954 – McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 11:49 am

March 9th 1975 – Actor Telly Savalas was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the David Gates (from Bread) song 'If'. Savalas was currently high in the TV ratings playing the policeman Kojak.

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March 9th 1977 – The Jacksons CBS show was aired for the last time on US TV finishing at the bottom of the ratings.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 2:04 pm

March 9th 1991 – 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go' gave The Clash their only UK No.1 single after the track was used for a Levi's TV advertisement. The track was first released in 1982 from their album Combat Rock album.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 1:30 am

March 10th 1940 - W2XBS-TV in New York City aired the first televised opera as it presented scenes from "I Pagliacci".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 1:45 am

March 10th 1956 - Julie Andrews at the age of 23 made her TV debut in "High Tor" with Bing Crosby and Nancy Olson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 1:58 am

March 10th 1965 - Walter Matthau and Art Carney opened in "The Odd Couple". It later became a hit on television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 2:23 am

March 10th 2002 - ESPN aired "A Season on the Brink." It was the first original motion picture by ESPN. The movie was about Bobby Knight.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 3:39 am

March 10th 1978 - CBS began airing the series "The Incredible Hulk."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 4:38 am

March 10th 1997 - The series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" began airing.

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Written By: snozberries on 03/10/16 at 5:35 am


March 10th 1997 - The series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" began airing.



dammit.... you took mine!!!!    >:(    :P   



:D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 5:36 am



dammit.... you took mine!!!!    >:(    :P   



:D
Sorry!

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March 10th 2001 - The 500th episode of "Saturday Night Live" aired on NBC.

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Written By: snozberries on 03/10/16 at 5:41 am


Sorry!


It's okay I was going to try and do it at midnight but I fell asleep... now that I'm at work (its after 3am here...) I thought I'll do it now... but I was an hour too late.

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March 10th 2002 - CBS aired a two-hour documentary on the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 6:05 am

March 10th 1961 - Paul Anka performed "The Story of My Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 6:35 am

March 10th 1979 - Bobby Caldwell performed "What You Won't Do for Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 9:13 am

March 10th 2001 - TV's 'Pop Idol' winner Will Young revealed in an exclusive News Of The World interview that he was gay, saying 'It's no big deal, its just part of who I am.'

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March 11th 1947 - The DuMont network aired "Movies For Small Fry." It was network television's first successful children's program.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 3:05 am

March 11th 1967 - A video of the Beatles performing "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" was played on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 3:23 am

March 11th 1990 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Desperate Deception" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 3:42 am

March 11th 1958 - Jack Jones appeared on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 3:56 am

March 11th 1958 - The Four Lads performed "Put a Light in the Window" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 4:20 am

March 11th 1978 - Cerrone performed "Supernature" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 7:10 am

March 11th 1966 - This week's ITV music show 'Ready Steady Go', was entirely devoted to the music of 'The Godfather Of Soul - James Brown.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 3:22 pm

March 11th 2006 - The Disney Channel Original Movie, 'High School Musical' was at No.1 on the US album chart. The album went on to break all records for a soundtrack selling over 7 million copies worldwide. A No.1 album In Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 1:46 am

March 12th 1974 - "Wonder Woman" debuted on ABC-TV. The show later went to CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 7:14 am

March 12th 1994 - Nancy Kerrigan and Aretha Franklin were guests on "Saturday Night Live."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 8:24 am

March 12th 2003 - The YES Network and Cablevision reached an interim deal to air New York Yankee games. Three million viewers had not had access to the games for 2002.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 3:41 pm

March 12th 2007 - Amy Winehouse made her US television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman performing 'Rehab'. The song went on to win three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and also won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song.

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March 14th 1955 - Elvis Presley was interviewed on Jimmy Dean's "Town & Country Jubliee" television show. Elvis did not perform.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 2:23 am

March 14th 1965 - Petula Clark made her American TV debut on CBS' "Ed Sullivan Show."

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March 14th 1968 - The final episode of "Batman" aired on ABC.

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March 14th 1985 - Former Miss America, Phyllis George, joined Bill Kurtis as host of "The CBS Morning News."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 3:12 am

March 14th 1961 - Jerry Butler performed "Find Another Girl" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 3:22 am

March 14th 1962 - Arthur Alexander performed "You Better Move On" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 3:36 am

March 14th 1963 - Jo Ann Campbell performed "Mother Please! (I'd Rather Do it Myself)" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 4:01 am

March 14th 1964 - April & Nino performed "Stardust" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 5:43 am

March 14th 1970 - Gladys Knight & the Pips performed "You Need Love Like I Do" and "Friendship Train" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 5:59 am

March 14th 1981 - Jermaine Jackson performed "You Like Me, Don't You" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 8:01 am

March 14th 1968 –The promotional film for 'Lady Madonna' was broadcast in black and white on Top Of The Pops on UK television. The video portion of the film clip was shot while The Beatles were performing the song 'Hey Bulldog', but the 'Lady Madonna' audio track was paired with the video for the promo release.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 8:37 am

March 14th 1969 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded a live concert for 'Fan Club', the Dutch TV show in Amsterdam, Holland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 2:47 pm

March 14th 1985 – Dead Or Alive were kicked off the UK music television show The Tube after admitting they were incapable of playing 'live.' The group scored the 1985 UK No.1 single 'You Spin Me Round, Like A Record'.

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Written By: Howard on 03/14/16 at 3:22 pm


March 14th 1985 – Dead Or Alive were kicked off the UK music television show The Tube after admitting they were incapable of playing 'live.' The group scored the 1985 UK No.1 single 'You Spin Me Round, Like A Record'.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGNiXGX2nLU

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 2:49 am

March 15th 1954 - CBS television debuted its "Morning Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 4:20 am

March 15th 1971 - CBS television dropped "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 4:49 am

March 15th 1977 - The first episode of "Eight is Enough" was aired on ABC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 6:08 am

March 15th 1979 - The 100th episode of "Barney Miller" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 6:22 am

March 15th 1980 - The 100th episode of "Saturday Night Live" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 6:48 am

March 15th 1985 - The first episode of "Mr. Belvedere" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 7:05 am

March 15th 1998 - CBS' "60 Minutes" aired an interview with former White House employee Kathleen Willey. Wiley said U.S. President Clinton made unwelcome sexual advances toward her in the Oval Office in 1993.

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Written By: Howard on 03/15/16 at 3:02 pm


March 15th 1985 - The first episode of "Mr. Belvedere" aired on ABC.


I remember that show. :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 1:05 am

March 16th 1980 - The first closed captioned television series were broadcast. The shows were The ABC Sunday Night Movie (ABC), The Wonderful World of Disney (NBC) and Masterpiece Theatre (PBS).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 1:20 am

March 16th 2010 - The first episode of "Justified" aired on FX.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 1:38 am

March 16th 1961 - The Echoes performed "Baby Blue" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 1:50 am

March 16th 1968 - Bobby Vee performed "Maybe Just Today" and "My Girl/My Guy Medley" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 1:58 am

March 16th 2000 - WRAL-TV Digital broadcast offered viewers the first opportunity to watch any one of the games played during the NCAA basketball tournament. WRAL broadcast four separate channels with each carrying a different game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 4:02 am

March 16th 1974 - The Natural Four performed "Can This Be Real" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 5:10 am

March 16th 1984 - Philip Bailey performed "Walkin' On the Chinese Wall" and "I Go Crazy" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 1:07 am

March 18th 1981 - The first episode of "The Greatest American Hero" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 1:23 am

March 18th 1962 - Gary "U.S." Bonds performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 1:36 am

March 18th 1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis performed "You Win Again Breathless" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 1:46 am

March 18th 1967 - Marvin Gaye performed "Little Darlin' I Need You" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 1:58 am

March 19th 1978 - War performed "Galaxy" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 6:17 am

March 19th 1985 – First episode of Neighbours broadcast.

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Written By: Howard on 03/18/16 at 7:54 am


March 19th 1978 - War performed "Galaxy" on "American Bandstand."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cBDbgRO1qY

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 12:26 pm

March 20th 1948 - Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra were featured in the first televised symphonic concert.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 12:28 pm

March 20th 1964 - The Beatles appeared on ITV's live "Ready Steady Go!" show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 12:47 pm

March 20th 1985 - CBS-TV presented "The Romance of Betty Boop."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 1:01 pm

March 20th 1986 - Fallon Carrington and Jeff Colby were wed on the TV drama "The Colby’s". "The Colby’s" was an offshoot of "Dynasty".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 1:45 pm

March 20th 1992 - Janice Pennington was awarded $1.3 million for an accident on the set of the "Price is Right" TV show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 1:50 pm

March 20th 1948 – With a Musicians Union ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 12:56 am

March 21st 1955 - NBC-TV presented the first "Colgate Comedy Hour".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 1:37 am

March 21st 1957 - Shirley Booth made her TV acting debut in "The Hostess with the Mostest" on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 1:54 am

March 21st 1980 – Dallas airs it's "A House Divided" episode, which leads to eight months of international speculation regarding Who shot J.R.?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 2:36 am

March 21st 1989 - Dick Clark announced that he would no longer be hosting the show "American Bandstand." He had been the host for 33 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 3:03 am

March 21st 1990 - "Normal Life" with Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa premiered on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 5:18 am

March 21st 1990 - "Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premiered on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 5:56 am

March 21st 1995 - The first episode of "NewsRadio" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 6:28 am

March 21st 1964 - Better Everett performed "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 6:53 am

March 21st 1964 - Trini Lopez performed "Jailer Bring Me Water" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 7:03 am

March 21st 1981 - Juice Newton performed "Angel of the Morning" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/16 at 8:04 am

March 21st 1973 - The BBC banned all teenybopper acts appearing on UK TV show, Top Of The Pops after a riot following a David Cassidy performance.

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Written By: Howard on 03/21/16 at 3:29 pm


March 21st 1989 - Dick Clark announced that he would no longer be hosting the show "American Bandstand." He had been the host for 33 years.


It was never the same after he left.  :(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/16 at 2:26 am

March 22nd 1977 - The John Denver TV special "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" was aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/16 at 2:45 am

March 22nd 2010 - Monty Hall began hosting "Let's Make a Deal" for a full week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/16 at 2:53 am

March 22nd 1956 - Perry Como became the first major TV variety-show host to book a rock and roll act on his program. The act was Carl Perkins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/16 at 2:57 am


March 22nd 1956 - Perry Como became the first major TV variety-show host to book a rock and roll act on his program. The act was Carl Perkins.
While driving to New York for appearances on 'The Perry Como Show', and 'The Ed Sullivan Show', the car that Carl Perkins was traveling in was involved in an accident putting Perkins in hospital for several months. The singer received four broken ribs and a broken shoulder, his brother Jay was killed in the accident.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/16 at 3:11 am

March 22nd 1960 - The Playmates performed "Beep Beep" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/16 at 3:33 am

March 22nd 1975 - Barry Manilow performed "Mandy" and "It's a Miracle" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Howard on 03/22/16 at 3:14 pm


March 22nd 2010 - Monty Hall began hosting "Let's Make a Deal" for a full week.


Was he retired by then?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 3:54 am


Was he retired by then?
This needs further research.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 3:54 am

March 23rd 1950 - "Beat the Clock" premiered on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 4:13 am

March 23rd 1967 - The 100th episode of "Bewitched" was aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 5:09 am

March 23rd 1973 - The last airing of "Concentration" took place. The show had been on NBC for 15 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 6:52 am

March 23rd 1981 - CBS Television announced plans to reduce "Captain Kangaroo" to a 30-minute show each weekday morning.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 7:15 am

March 23rd 1987 - The Soul Train Music Awards debuted. It was the first televised awards ceremony to pay exclusive homage to black producers, songwriters and recording artists in the music industry.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 7:27 am

March 23rd 1959 - Franie Ford performed "Sea Cruise" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 8:54 am

March 23rd 1968 - The Sunshine Company performed "Look, Here Comes the Sun" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 9:40 am

March 23rd 1968 - Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart performed "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" and "Goodbye Baby" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 9:54 am

March 23rd 1974 - Moments performed "Sexy Mama" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 10:48 am

March 23rd 1984 - George Thorogood & the Destroyers performed "Gear Jammer" and "Long Gone" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/16 at 11:53 am

March 23rd 1984 - DeBarge performed "Rhythm of the Night" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Howard on 03/23/16 at 3:13 pm


March 23rd 1984 - DeBarge performed "Rhythm of the Night" on "American Bandstand."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAQSZhazYk8

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 12:29 am

March 24th 1940 - The New York City NBC station W2XBS became the first to televise religious services.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 12:59 am

March 24th 1980 - "Nightline" with Ted Koppel premiered.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 2:03 am

March 24th 1958 - Billie & Lillie performed "La-Dee-Dah" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 2:20 am

March 24th 1979 - Sister Sledge performed "He's the Greatest Dancer" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 2:37 am

March 24th 1979 - Gary's Gang performed "Keep On Dancin'" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 4:00 am

March 24th 1984 - Paul Young performed "Come Back and Stay" and "Love of the Common People" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 5:07 am

March 24th 1984 - The video for Van Halen's "Jump" was aired on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 6:00 am

March 24th 1984 - UB40 performed "Red Red Wine" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/16 at 3:37 pm


March 24th 1984 - UB40 performed "Red Red Wine" on "American Bandstand."


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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 1:07 am

March 25th 1965 - The Beatles made their debut on UK TV show Top Of The Pops singing 'Can't Buy Me Love' and ‘You Can’t Do That.’ The show had been recorded on March 19th.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 1:21 am

March 25th 1954 - RCA manufactured its first color TV set and began mass production.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 1:40 am

March 25th 1972 - The final episode of "Bewitched" was aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 1:56 am

March 25th 1986 - The first episode of "Perfect Strangers" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 2:05 am

March 25th 1977 - The final episode of "Sanford and Son" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 2:13 am

March 25th 1968 - The 58th and final episode of "The Monkees" TV show was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 3:51 am

March 25th 1959 - The Flamingos performed "Lovers Never Say Goodbye" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 5:59 am

March 25th 1960 - The Temptations (not the Motown group) performed "Barbara" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 7:49 am

March 25th 1972 - Joe Tex performed "I Gotcha" and "You Said a Bad Word" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 7:55 am

March 25th 1978 - Raydio performed "Jack and Jill" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 8:05 am

March 25th 2002 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dismissed complaints against Walt Disney Co.'s ABC network broadcast of a Victoria's Secret fashion show in November 2001.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/16 at 6:37 pm

March 25th 2001 - The first Britney Spears Pepsi TV commercial was aired on US television. Spears had signed a multi-million dollar deal with Pepsi for her forthcoming world tour.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 1:48 am

March 29th 1961 - Bobby "Blue" Bland performed "I Pity the Fool" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 2:07 am

March 29th 1963 - Jan & Dean performed "Linda" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 2:24 am

March 29th 1969 - Ohio Express performed "Sweeter than Sugar" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 3:11 am

March 29th 1975 - Polly Brown performed "Up in a Puff of Smoke" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 4:14 am

March 29th 1980 - The Romantics performed "What I Like About You" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 4:48 am

March 29th 1980 - Ray, Goodman & Brown performed "Special Lady" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 5:15 am

March 29th 1984 - The 100th episode of "Knots Landing" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 3:11 am

March 30th 1964 - "Jeopardy" debuted on NBC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 3:21 am

March 30th 1966 - Barbra Streisand's "Color Me Barbra" special aired on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 3:37 am

March 30th 1970 - "Another World - Somerset" debuted on NBC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 3:55 am

March 30th 1978 - The final episode of "Police Woman" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 4:39 am

March 30th 1961 - Joe Jones performed "California Sun" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 5:48 am

March 30th 1961 - Rose (Originals) performed "Lonely Blue Nights" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 6:30 am

March 30th 1960 - The Olympics performed "Baby Hully Gully" and "Big Boy Pete" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 7:05 am

March 30th 1963 - Leslie Gore first appeared on ABC's "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 8:28 am

March 30th 1974 - David Essex performed "Rock On" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 2:02 pm

March 30th 1967 - During an appearance by Jimi Hendrix on Top Of The Pops a technician put on the backing track of Alan Price's 'Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear', to which Hendrix responded 'I don't know the words to this one man.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 3:02 pm

March 30th 1984 - Tears For Fears performed "Everyone Wants to Rule the World" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 3:28 pm

March 30th 1974 - The Dells performed "I Miss You" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/16 at 3:49 pm

March 30th 1984 - Jeffrey Osborne performed "The Borderlines" and "Let Me Know" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 3:54 am

March 31st 1961 - Clarence "Frogman" Henry performed "(I Don't Know Why) But I Do" and "Ain't Got No Home" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 4:14 am

March 31st 1985 - ABC-TV aired the 200th episode of "The Love Boat."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 5:55 am

March 31st 2003 - U.S. military officials accused Geraldo Rivera of disclosing unauthorized military movements. Rivera had outlined military movements in the dirt while embedded with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 5:56 am

March 31st 1987 - HBO (Home Box Office) earned its first Oscar for "Down and Out in America".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 7:14 am

March 31st 2003 - NBC fired Peter Arnett after he gave an unauthorized interview with state-run Iraqi TV. During the interview Arnett said that the American-led war effort had initially failed because of Iraqi resistance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 10:05 am

March 31st 2013 - TV hosts Ant and Dec scored their first British No.1 single, with their 1994 hit 'Let's Get Ready to Rhumble'. The song made it to No.1 after the duo performed the track on their ITV1 show Saturday Night Takeaway the previous weekend, prompting fans to download it. The duo were also giving all the money they made from sales to the ChildLine charity.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 10:21 am

March 31st 2003 - The first season of "American Chopper" began.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 11:43 am

March 31st 1973 - The Raspberries performed "I Wanna Be With You" and "Let's Pretend" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 12:03 pm

March 31st 1984 - Madness performed "The Sun and The Rain" and "Keep Moving" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 12:23 pm

March 31st 1984 - The video for Adam Ant's "Strip" was aired on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 2:24 pm

March 31st 1984 - K.C. performed "Give It Up" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 3:47 pm

March 31st 1985 – The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 5:23 pm

March 31st 1994 - Madonna appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman from New York City. The network had to delete 13 offending words from the interview before the show aired. Madonna also handed Letterman a pair of her panties and told him to sniff them. He declined and stuffed them into his desk drawer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 3:08 am

April 2nd 1978 - The first episode of "Dallas" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 3:31 am

April 2nd 1956 – As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS-TV. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 3:40 am

April 2nd 1993 - Roberta Flack appeared on the ABC-TV soap opera "Loving."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 4:25 am

April 2nd 1963 - Bobby Vinton performed "Over the Mountain" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 4:39 am

April 2nd 1966 - Mel Carter performed "Band of Gold" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 4:52 am

April 2nd 1966 - The Ventures performed "Secret Agent Man" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 5:07 am

April 2nd 1977 - The Rubinoos performed "I Think We're Alone Now" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 5:43 am

April 2nd 1977 - Thelma Houston performed "Don't Leave Me This Way" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 6:27 am

April 2nd 1983 - Bananarama performed "Really Sayin' Somethin'" and "Na Na Hey Hey" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 7:15 am

April 2nd 1965 - The first edition of new music show 'Ready Steady Goes Live!' was shown on UK TV, featuring presenters Cathy McGowan and Keith Fordyce.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 8:52 am

April 2nd 1965 - The Beach Boys appeared on ABC-TV's "Shindig!" and performed "Do You Wanna Dance?"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/16 at 12:36 pm

April 2nd 1955 - Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black), Slim Whitman, Hoot and Curley, Johnny Horton, Tibby Edwards and Floyd Cramer all appeared at the Louisiana Hayride broadcast from Shreveport Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, and shown on KWKH Television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 9:53 am

April 6th 1978 - The final episode, number 37, of "Black Sheep Squadron" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 10:27 am

April 6th 1998 - Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, Fabian and Lesley Gore appeared on CBS-TV's "Murphy Brown."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 11:04 am

April 6th 2000 - TNT held an all-star tribute to Joni Mitchell. James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, Elton John, and others performed her songs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 11:19 am

April 6th 1962 - Jay & the Americans performed "She Cried" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 12:32 pm

April 6th 1968 - The Lemon Pipers performed "Green Tambourine" and "Rice Is Nice" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 1:20 pm

April 6th 1974 - The Chi-Lites performed "Homely Girl" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 2:34 pm

April 6th 1968 - Kenny O'Dell performed "Springfield Plane" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 3:08 pm

April 6th 1982 – Estonian Communist Party bureau declares "fight against bourgeois TV"—meaning Finnish TV—a top priority of the propagandists of Estonian SSR

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Howard on 04/06/16 at 4:08 pm


April 2nd 1977 - The Rubinoos performed "I Think We're Alone Now" on "American Bandstand."


I didn't know there was a third version.  :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 4:10 pm

April 6th 1985 - Dokken performed "Just Got Lucky" and "Alone Again" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 4:11 pm


I didn't know there was a third version.  :o
There are more versions available to hear.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 3:15 am

April 7th 1927 - The first long-distance TV transmission was sent from Washington, DC, to New York City. The audience saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 3:31 am

April 7th 1991 - The 100th episode of "Married With Children" aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 4:52 am

April 7th 1958 - Jim Reeves performed "Anna Marie" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 5:08 am

April 7th 1956 - "Rock 'n Roll Dance Party" premiered on the CBS Radio Network.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 5:55 am

April 7th 1973 - The Sylvers performed "Wish That I Could Talk to You" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 6:11 am

April 7th 1979 - Linda Clifford performed "Bridge Over Troubled Water" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 6:30 am

April 7th 1979 - Shalamar performed "Second Time Around" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 6:46 am

April 7th 1984 - Dwight Twilley performed "Girls" and "Don't You Love Her" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 6:57 am

April 7th 1984 - Shalamar performed "Dancing in the Streets" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 7:27 am

April 7th 1984 - The video for Kool & the Gang's "Tonight" was aired on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/16 at 11:08 am

April 7th 1958 - The Alan Freed's Big Beat Show played two shows at the Memorial Hall in Canton, Ohio, featuring, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors, The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Pastels and Buddy Holly and the Crickets.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Howard on 04/07/16 at 3:40 pm


April 7th 1979 - Shalamar performed "Second Time Around" on "American Bandstand."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz4YQZ01Q_A

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Howard on 04/07/16 at 3:45 pm


April 7th 1984 - The video for Kool & the Gang's "Tonight" was aired on "American Bandstand."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3HOTPtTKaQ

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 2:18 am

April 8th 1963 - The final episode of "The Rifleman" aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 2:18 am


April 8th 1963 - The final episode of "The Rifleman" aired.
Did the show go out with a bang?

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 2:44 am

April 8th 1979 - The last episode of "All In The Family" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 3:05 am

April 8th 1990 - The first episode of "Twin Peaks" aired on ABC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 3:27 am

April 8th 1987 – Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 4:19 am

April 8th 1968 - The Petula Clark TV special "Petula" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 5:49 am

April 8th 1967 - Lesley Gore performed "California Nights" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 7:07 am

April 8th 1998 - The final episode of NBC's "Seinfeld" was filmed in Los Angeles.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 7:33 am

April 8th 1972 - Helen Reddy performed "No Sad Song" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 8:29 am

April 8th 1978 - Ashford and Simpson performed "Don't Cost You Nothing" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Howard on 04/08/16 at 8:34 am


April 8th 1998 - The final episode of NBC's "Seinfeld" was filmed in Los Angeles.


I remember the final episode.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 6:22 am

April 10th 1957 - Ricky Nelson sang for first time on TV's "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet." He performed the song "I'm Walking."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 6:43 am

April 10th 1967 - The 13-day strike by the American Federation of Radio-TV Artists (AFTRA) came to an end less than two hours before the 39th Academy Awards presentation went on the air.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 7:30 am

April 10th 1965 - Gene Chandler performed "Nothing Can Stop Me" and "You Can't Hurt Me No More" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 7:43 am

April 10th 1961 - Del Shannon performed "Runaway" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 7:58 am

April 10th 1971 - Tommy James performed "Adrienne" and "Church Street Soul Revival" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 11:36 am

April 10th 1999 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were the musical guests on "Saturday Night Live."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 12:47 pm

April 10th 1976 - The TV soundtrack album 'Rock Follies' started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. Follies featured Julie Covington.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 2:07 am

April 11th 1966 - NBC broadcasted the last episode of "Hullabaloo."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 5:10 am

April 11th 1985 - The 100th episode of "Hill Street Blues" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 5:46 am

April 11th 2010 - Conan O'Brien and TBS signed a deal for a late-night show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 6:20 am

April 11th 1968 - Big Brother & the Holding Company made their national TV debut on ABC's "Hollywood Palace."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 7:03 am

April 11th 1991 - Ringo Starr was a guest on Fox TV's "The Simpsons."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 8:01 am

April 11th 1970 - Tommy Roe performed "Stir It Up and Serve It" and "Pearl" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 8:14 am

April 11th 1981 - Sister Sledge performed "All American Girls" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/11/16 at 10:03 am

April 11th 1981 - Michael Damian performed "She Did It" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Howard on 04/11/16 at 2:47 pm


April 11th 1981 - Sister Sledge performed "All American Girls" on "American Bandstand."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfegLbIz6xk

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 6:41 am

April 13th 1953 - The National Edition of "TV Guide" was launched.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 7:26 am

April 13th 1999 - Jack Kervorkian was sentenced in Pontiac, MI, to 10 to 25 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Thomas Youk. Youk's assisted suicide was videotaped and shown on "60 Minutes" in 1998.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 12:07 pm

April 13th 1969 - Diana Ross appeared solo on Dinah Shore's NBC-TV special "Like Hep".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 12:31 pm

April 13th 1985 - "The Grand Ole Opry" debuted on television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 1:27 pm

April 13th 1999 - VH1 debuted their Internet radio station called VH1 at Work. The first webcast was the "Divas Live" concert.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/16 at 2:55 pm

April 13th 1996 - Rage Against The Machine appeared on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Their two-song performance was cut to one song when the band attempted to hang inverted American flags from their amplifiers.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 3:19 am

April 15th 2002 - HSN began airing "The NHL Show" featuring Phil Esposito.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 3:32 am

April 15th 1958 - The Ames Brothers performed "A Very Precious Love" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 5:16 am

April 15th 1960 - Freddy Cannon performed "Jump Over" and "The Urge" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 5:55 am

April 15th 1967 - Martha & the Vandellas performed "Jimmy Mack" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 6:06 am

April 15th 1967 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performed "Buy for Me the Rain" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 6:31 am

April 15th 1972 - Bobby Vinton performed "Every Day of My Life" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 7:00 am

April 15th 1972 - The Five Man Electrical Band performed "Signs" and "Absolutely Right" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 7:27 am

April 15th 1951 - The first episode of "Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 7:44 am

April 15th 2002 - The series finale of ABC's "Once & Again" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/16 at 9:13 am

April 15th 1956 - The worlds’ first, all-color TV station was dedicated. It was WNBQ-TV in Chicago and is now WMAQ-TV.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/16 at 7:55 am

April 16th 1973 - Paul McCartney's first television special, James Paul McCartney, was aired in America on the ABC network. The show, which includes performances by McCartney and Wings, would be broadcast in the UK on May 10th.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/16 at 10:43 am

April 16th 1962 – Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the CBS Evening News, during which time he would become "the most trusted man in America".

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/16 at 12:00 pm

April 16th 1977 - David Soul one half of TV cop show "Starsky & Hutch", went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Don't Give Up On Us', his only US hit. Also No.1 in the UK.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 5:16 am

April 18th 1979 - The TV show "Real People" premiered.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 6:25 am

April 18th 2012 – Dick Clark, American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions, Dick dies from a heart attack at the age of 82.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 6:41 am

April 18th 1971 - The Jackson 5 and Bill Cosby were guests on Diana Ross' solo TV special "Diana."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 8:30 am

April 18th 1975 - Alice Cooper's first TV special, "Welcome To My Nightmare: The Making Of A Record Album" aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 8:47 am

April 18th 1958 - Huey Smith & the Clowns performed "Don't You Just Know It" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 9:02 am

April 18th 1963 - Al Martino performed "I Love You Because" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 9:46 am

April 18th 1964 - The Beach Boys performed "Fun Fun Fun" and "I Get Around" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 10:53 am

April 18th 1970 - Norman Greenbaum performed "Spirit in the Sky" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 11:13 am

April 18th 1970 - Cold Blood performed "You Got Me Hummin'" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 12:56 pm

April 18th 1975 - Alice Cooper's first TV special, "Welcome To My Nightmare: The Making Of A Record Album" aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 1:27 pm

April 18th 2005 - It was announced the NFL's "Monday Night Football" would leave ABC in 2006 for a new home with ESPN. "Monday Night Football" had been on ABC since 1970.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 3:16 pm

April 18th 1964 - The Beatles appeared on the UK TV comedy program The Morecambe and Wise Show, playing ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and also participate in comedy sketches with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. The Beatles also held the UK and US No.1 position on this day with 'Can't Buy Me Love'.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/16 at 3:53 pm

April 18th 2005 - Reebok pulled a UK TV ad featuring 50 Cent after a mother whose son was shot dead complained it glamorised gun crime. Lucy Cope, from London went to the Advertising Standards Authority about the campaign featuring the US rapper. The ASA had been investigating 54 other complaints from viewers over a reference to the rapper having been shot nine times.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 1:32 am

April 19th 1989 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Musical Murder" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 1:41 am

April 19th 1997 - The first episode of "Angry Beavers" aired on NICK.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 2:09 am

April 19th 1961 - The Frogmen performed "Underwater" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 2:26 am

April 19th 1963 - Johnny Cymbal performed "Mr. Bass Man" and "Teenage Heaven" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 2:39 am

April 19th 1980 - Tommy James performed "Three Times in Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 2:42 am

April 19th 1987 – The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 9:21 am

April 19th 1990 - On this week's BBC- TV's 'French and Saunders' show, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Lemmy, Mark King (Level 42), and Gary Moore all appeared in a comedy courthouse sketch. The sketch ended with all the guitarist's jamming together.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 9:21 am


April 19th 1990 - On this week's BBC- TV's 'French and Saunders' show, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Lemmy, Mark King (Level 42), and Gary Moore all appeared in a comedy courthouse sketch. The sketch ended with all the guitarist's jamming together.
Now, that I would like to see!

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 9:30 am

April 19th 1990 - The TV movie "Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 3:51 pm

April 19th 2005 - It was announced that two 30-second television commercials designed to attract vacationing families to Graceland to experience the "real" Elvis Presley would air nationally in the US starting in April 2006. It was the first time in the history of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. that the company has used television advertising to promote Graceland tourism.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Howard on 04/19/16 at 3:57 pm


April 19th 1987 – The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show.


I remember that.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/16 at 4:11 pm

April 19th 2006 - BBC TV in the UK aired The McCartney's v The Fur Trade a program following the couple's anti-fur trade protests.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 2:07 am

April 20th 1959 - "Desilu Playhouse" on CBS-TV presented a two-part show titled "The Untouchables."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 2:37 am

April 20th 1989 - Scientist announced the successful testing of high-definition TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 2:48 am

April 20th 1981 - The final episode of "Soap" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 3:17 am

April 20th 1962 - Ketty Lester performed "Love Letters" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 3:52 am

April 20th 1974 - Tony Orlando & Dawn performed "It Only Hurts When I Try to Smile" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 5:19 am

April 20th 1985 - Lady Pank performed "Minus Zero" and "Hero" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 6:04 am

April 20th 1985 - Sheena Easton performed "Swear" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/16 at 8:14 am

April 20th 1964 – BBC Two launches with a power cut because of the fire at Battersea Power Station.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 2:56 am

April 21st 1982 - The final episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati" aired on CBS.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 3:19 am

April 21st 1959 - Jesse Belvin performed "Guess Who?" on "American Bandstand".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 3:33 am

April 21st 1960 - Dick Clark testified before a congressional committee investigating payola. He admitted that he had a financial interest in 27 percent of the records he played on his show in a period of 28 months.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 3:59 am

April 21st 1993 - The first episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 4:15 am

April 21st 1999 - Brooks & Dunn debuted their video "South of Santa Fe" while country.com simultaneously streamed the video. It was the first time that a country video debuted simultaneously on TV and the Internet.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 4:46 am

April 21st 1995 - MTV Asia re-launched its Mandarin-language channel.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 5:04 am

April 21st 1999 - The 200th episode of "L.A. Law" aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 6:10 am

April 21st 1961 - Shep & the Limelites performed "Daddy's Home" on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 6:30 am

April 21st 1973 - Tony Orlando & Dawn performed "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree" on "American Bandstand".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 6:47 am

April 21st 1979 - Fabulous Poodles performed "Mirror Star" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 8:40 am

April 21st 1977 - Natalie Cole and John Denver were guests on Frank Sinatra's ABC-TV special "Sinatra & Friends".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 8:56 am

April 21st 1965 - The Beach Boys appeared on ABC-TV's "Shindig!" and performed "Do You Wanna Dance?"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 10:02 am

April 21st 1984 - Shannon performed "Let the Music Play" and "Give Me Tonight" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 10:51 am

April 21st 1984 - Golden Earring performed "Clear Light Moonlight" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 12:35 am

April 22nd 1952 - An atomic test conducted in Nevada was the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 12:36 am


April 22nd 1952 - An atomic test conducted in Nevada was the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television.
Did the program go with a bang?

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 12:47 am

April 22nd 1954 - The U.S. Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 1:08 am

April 22nd 1978 - The final episode of "Maude" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 1:14 am

April 22nd 1959 - Johnny Nash performed "As Time Goes By" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 1:31 am

April 22nd 1967 - Gene Chandler performed "Girl Don't Care" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 1:42 am

April 22nd 1967 - Blues Magoos performed "Pipe Dream" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 1:57 am

April 22nd 1972 - Malo performed "Suavecito" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 2:00 am

April 22nd 1986 - NBC aired the final episode of "Riptide."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 2:14 am

April 22nd 1978 - Eddie Money performed "Baby Hold On" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 3:30 am

April 22nd 1978 - Millie Jackson performed "If You're Not Back in Love by Monday" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 3:50 am

April 22nd 1968 - Herb Alpert debuted "This Guy's in Love With You" on his CBS-TV special.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 4:27 am

April 22nd 2000 - ABC-TV aired a small portion of the Clinton-DiCaprio interview.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 5:20 am

April 22nd 2002 - Actor Robert Blake was charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife. He was later acquitted.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 5:59 am

April 22nd 2010 - The NFL Draft was aired in prime time for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 6:14 am

April 22nd 2005 - An anonymous bidder purchased the microphone that sat on Johnny Carson's desk. The final price was $50,787.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 1:49 pm

April 22nd 1978 - John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made their first ever appearance as The Blues Brothers when they appeared on US TV's 'Saturday Night Live'.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 12:47 am

April 23rd 1954 - Lucille Ball appeared solo on the cover of "TV Guide" for the first time. Ball eventually made appearances on 34 "TV Guide" covers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 1:02 am

April 23rd 1989 - NBC aired the pilot episode of "Baywatch."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 1:18 am

April 23rd 1958 - Laurie London performed "He's Got The Whole World in His Hands" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 1:32 am

April 23rd 1966 - Martha & the Vandellas performed "My Baby Loves Me" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 2:47 am

April 23rd 1962 - Duane Eddy performed "Deep in the Heart of Texas" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 2:59 am

April 23rd 1977 - The Sylvers performed "High School Dance" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 4:19 am

April 23rd 1977 - Cerrone performed "Love in C-minor on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 4:31 am

April 23rd 1983 - The English Beat performed "I Confess" and "Save It for Later" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 5:18 am

April 23rd 1983 - Red Rider performed "Human Race" and "Winner Take All" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 10:17 am

April 23rd 1979 - David Bowie premiered his new single 'Boy's Keep Swinging', on the BBC's TV's 'Kenny Everett Video Show.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 10:40 am

April 23rd 1985 - Liberace first appeared on the TV soap opera "Another World". He also was a guest VJ on MTV later in the afternoon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 2:45 am

April 24th 1952 - Raymond Burr made his TV acting debut on the "Gruen Guild Playhouse" in an episode titled, "The Tiger."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 3:06 am

April 24th 1962 - MIT sent a TV signal by satellite for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 3:30 am

April 24th 1998 - The reunion movie "Dallas: War of the Ewings" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 4:31 am

April 24th 2000 - ABC-TV aired the TV movie "The Three Stooges."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 4:56 am

April 24th 1998 - ABC confirmed that it was canceling the TV series "Ellen." The show was the first series to feature an openly gay lead character.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 5:07 am

April 24th 1992 - "Elvis -- The Great Performances" aired on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 5:30 am

April 24th 1959 - The Teddy Bears performed "I Don't Need You Anymore" and "Oh Why" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 5:48 am

April 24th 1976 - Al Wilson performed "I've Got A Feeling" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 5:59 am

April 24th 1957 – The BBC first broadcast The Sky at Night presented by Patrick Moore.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 6:28 am

April 24th 1976 - The video for Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was aired on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 6:29 am


April 24th 1976 - The video for Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was aired on "American Bandstand."
Why so long to be shown, it was premiered on Top Of The Pops in November the previous year?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 6:48 am

April 24th 1982 - John Cougar Mellencamp performed "Hurts So Good" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 7:17 am

April 24th 1982 - Ray Parker, Jr. performed "The Other Woman" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 9:03 am

April 24th 1959 - "Your Hit Parade" aired for the last time. The show had been on since 1935.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 12:08 pm

April 24th 1976 - Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watched Saturday Night Live on TV. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels made an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney thought about taking a cab to the studio, but decided they were too tired. This was the last time Lennon and McCartney were together.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 2:38 pm

April 24th 1992 - "Elvis -- The Great Performances" aired on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 12:20 am

April 25th 1940 - W2XBS (now WCBS-TV) in New York City presented the first circus on TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 12:20 am


April 25th 1940 - W2XBS (now WCBS-TV) in New York City presented the first circus on TV.
...and it has been a circus since then!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 12:36 am

April 25th 1961 - Johnny Maestro performed "Model Girl" and "What a Surprise" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 12:57 am

April 25th 1991 - The 300th episode of "Knots Landing" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 1:12 am

April 25th 1963 - Freddy Cannon performed "Pretty Baby" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 1:22 am

April 25th 1964 - Duane Eddy performed "Son of Rebel Rouser" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 1:23 am

April 25th 1992 - The final episode of "Growing Pains" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 1:48 am

April 25th 1970 - B.J. Thomas performed "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" and "I Just Can't Help Believing" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 3:32 am

April 25th 1961 - Faron Young performed "Hello Walls" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 4:10 am

April 25th 1981 - Dr. Hook performed "That Didn't Hurt Too Bad" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 4:38 am

April 25th 1981 - Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio performed "A Woman Needs Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 4:40 am

April 25th 1992 - The final episode of "Who's the Boss?" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 5:01 am

April 25th 1997 - The "Dukes Of Hazzard" television movie entitled "The Reunion" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 8:50 am

April 25th 1979 - The Police made their debut on BBC TV's Top Of The Pops performing 'Roxanne'. The single which was taken from their album Outlandos d'Amour was written from the point-of-view of a man who falls in love with a prostitute.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 2:03 am

April 26th 1998 - The 200th episode of "The Simpsons" aired on FOX.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 2:33 am

April 26th 2001 - The 100th episode of "Just Shoot Me" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 2:46 am

April 26th 2002 - It was announced that Henry Winkler would share producing duties of "Hollywood Squares."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 3:03 am

April 26th 1978 - "Ringo" aired on American television. It was the musical version of "The Prince and the Pauper." The show was narrated by George Harrison.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 4:19 am

April 26th 1961 - Bobby Rydell performed "That Old Black Magic" and "Cherie" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 4:29 am

April 26th 1969 - Spiral Starecase performed "More Today than Yesterday" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 4:46 am

April 26th 1975 - Sammy Johns performed "Chevy Van" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 5:22 am

April 26th 1967 - CBS-TV broadcasted "Inside Pop -- The Rock Revolution."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 5:44 am

April 26th 1980 - The Carpenters' "Music Music Music" TV special aired on ABC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 7:14 am

April 26th 1967 - CBS-TV broadcasted "Inside Pop -- The Rock Revolution."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 1:00 am

April 27th 1971 - The final episode of "Green Acres" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 1:13 am

April 27th 1986 - Captain Midnight (John R. MacDougall) interrupted HBO.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 1:44 am

April 27th 2001 - A&E aired "Live By Request" in which the The Bee Gees performed many of their hit songs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 1:56 am

April 27th 1962 - Fats Domino performed "You Win Again" and "Ida Jane" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 2:07 am

April 27th 1974 - Kool & the Gang performed "Hollywood Swinging" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 2:16 am

April 27th 1974 - The DeFranco Family performed "Save the Last Dance for Me" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 2:35 am

April 27th 1969 - Joe Cocker made his debut appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 2:37 am

April 27th 1969 - Glen Campbell and Dionne Warwick were guests on Jose Feliciano's TV special.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/16 at 1:01 am

April 28th 1975 - John Lennon appeared on "The Tonight Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/16 at 1:34 am

April 28th 1975 - Ringo Starr performed "No No Song" on "The Smothers Brothers Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/16 at 3:10 am

April 28th 1984 - Mr. Mister performed "Hunters of the Night" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/16 at 4:22 am

April 28th 1965 - Barbara Streisand's first TV special aired on CBS. It was titled "My Name is Barbara".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/16 at 9:20 am

April 28th 1994 - The 100th episode of "The Simpsons" aired on FOX.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/16 at 10:08 am

April 28th 2000 - Jay Leno received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 1:41 am

May 5th 1959 - The Crests performed "Six Nights a Week" and "Flowers of Love" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 2:15 am

May 5th 1988 - The 100th episode of "Night Court" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 4:08 am

May 5th 1973 - Vickie Lawrence performed "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 4:18 am

May 5th 1979 - Bachman-Turner Overdrive performed "Heartaches" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 4:32 am

May 5th 1984 - Christine McVie performed "Got a Hold on Me" and "Love Will Show Us How" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 5:28 am

May 5th 1984 - Wire Train performed "Chambers of Hello" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 5:42 am

May 5th 1992 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Reckless Romeo" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 6:09 am

May 5th 2001 - The 200th episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 6:25 am

May 5th 1988 - Michael Jackson became the first non-Soviet to be featured while advertising a product on Russian television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 6:36 am

May 5th 1979 - The 300 episode of "Soul Train" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 7:10 am

May 5th 1993 - The final episode of "Quantum Leap" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 7:45 am

May 5th 1997 - The final episode of "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 8:17 am

May 5th 2000 - The final episode of "Boy Meets World" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 9:45 am

May 5th 1977 – The first of The Nixon Interviews between David Frost and Richard Nixon are broadcast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 1:45 pm

May 5th 1974 - Television appeared at CBGB's in New York City, supported by the Stillettoes (later to become Blondie who were playing their first show at CBGB).

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May 5th 1966 - Manfred Mann were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Pretty Flamingo'. The recording features future Cream bassist Jack Bruce, who briefly joined the band in 1965. On their Top Of The Pops appearance, singer Paul Jones performed whilst standing on one leg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 1:25 am

May 6th 1964 - "Around The Beatles" aired on ITV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 1:42 am

May 6th 1981 - The 100th episode of "Quincy, M.E." aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 2:04 am

May 6th 1967 - The Electric Prunes performed "Get Me to the World on Time" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 2:46 am

May 6th 1967 - Brenda Holloway performed "Just Look What You've Done" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 3:19 am

May 6th 1972 - Honey Cone performed "The Day I Found Myself" and "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 4:07 am

May 6th 1978 - Bobby Arvon performed "Baby Hold On" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 4:23 am

May 6th 1984 - The final episode of "The Jeffersons" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 5:53 am

May 6th 1989 - The 100th episode of "The Golden Girls" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 6:50 am

May 6th 1992 - The final episode of "Jake and the Fatman" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 7:13 am

May 6th 2001 - The 100th episode of "The Practice" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 7:27 am

May 6th 1995 - The Classic Sports Network began on cable TV.

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Written By: Howard on 05/06/16 at 7:47 am


May 6th 1984 - The final episode of "The Jeffersons" aired.


I remember the final episode.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 9:46 am

May 6th 1960 – More than 20 million viewers watch the first televised royal wedding when Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 10:21 am

May 6th 2004 – The series finale of the television sitcom Friends is aired on NBC. The finale attracts 52.46 million viewers, making it the sixth most watched television series finale in U.S. history.

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Written By: nally on 05/06/16 at 12:14 pm


May 6th 2004 – The series finale of the television sitcom Friends is aired on NBC. The finale attracts 52.46 million viewers, making it the sixth most watched television series finale in U.S. history.

I was just realizing that this morning. In fact, I tuned in to watch the last 10 minutes of the episode.

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Written By: Howard on 05/06/16 at 1:50 pm


May 6th 2004 – The series finale of the television sitcom Friends is aired on NBC. The finale attracts 52.46 million viewers, making it the sixth most watched television series finale in U.S. history.


can't believe it's been 12 years.  :o

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Written By: nally on 05/06/16 at 11:22 pm


can't believe it's been 12 years.  :o

Time does fly.

I think it was a week or two later when Frasier, another long-running NBC sitcom, ended its run.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 12:37 am

May 7th 1947 - "Kraft Television Theater" premiered on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 12:38 am


Time does fly.
Now it is all too quickly for me!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 12:44 am

May 7th 1987 - Shelly Long, as Diane Chambers, made her last appearance as a regular on the TV show "Cheers."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 12:54 am

May 7th 1958 - The Champs performed "Tequila" and "El Rancho Rock" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 1:08 am

May 7th 1989 - The movie "Trial of the Incredible Hulk" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 1:35 am

May 7th 1958 - The Playboys performed "Over the Weekend" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 2:30 am

May 7th 1963 - Neil Sedaka performed "Let's Go Steady Again" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 2:46 am

May 7th 1977 - Hot performed "Angel in Your Arms" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 3:08 am

May 7th 1966 - Shadows of Knight performed "Gloria" and "Oh Yeah" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 4:21 am

May 7th 1977 - The Ohio Players performed "Feel the Beat" and "O-H-I-O" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 5:16 am

May 7th 1983 - Bow Wow Wow performed "Do You Want to Hold Me" and "Aphrodisiac" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 7:17 am

May 7th 1966 - Otis Redding performed "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 7:43 am

May 7th 1995 - The final episode of "Matlock" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 7:48 am

May 7th 1983 - The Thompson Twins performed "Lies" and "Love on Your Side" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 8:09 am

May 7th 1996 - Evan Chandler filed a $60 million breach of contract suit against Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley. The charge was that they had violated a confidentiality clause in the 1994 out-of-court settlement by discussing the case with Diane Sawyer on "Prime Time Live."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 8:56 am

May 7th 1998 - Leeza Gibbons received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 9:20 am

May 7th 1999 - A jury ruled that "The Jenny Jones Show" and Warner Bros. were liable in the shooting death of Scott Amedure. He was killed by another guest on the show. The jury's award was $25 million.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/16 at 10:15 am

May 7th 2012 - The 200th episode of "Two and a Half Men" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 3:54 am

May 8th 1984 - Joanie (Erin Moran) and Chachi (Scott Baio) got married on ABC-TV's "Happy Days."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 4:14 am

May 8th 1978 - ABC TV aired "The Stars Salute Israel at 30."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 4:59 am

May 8th 1994 - ABC aired the 500th commentary by Andy Rooney on "60 Minutes."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 5:58 am

May 8th 1997 - Larry King received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 9:39 am

May 8th 1961 - The Regents performed "Barbara Ann" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 10:23 am

May 8th 1976 - Dorothy Moore performed "Misty Blue" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 11:23 am

May 8th 1976 - Pratt & McClain performed "Happy Days" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 11:42 am

May 8th 1963 - Darlene Love performed "Today I Met The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 2:20 pm

May 8th 1971 - Mike Nesmith performed "Nevada Fighter" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 2:48 pm

May 8th 1971 - The Bells performed "Stay Awhile" and "I Love You, Lady Dawn" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 2:57 pm

May 8th 1982 - Atlantic Starr performed "Circles" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 12:17 am

May 9th 1946 - "NBC's Hour Glass" premiered. It was the first hour long entertainment show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 1:10 am

May 9th 1958 - Richard Burton made his network television debut in the presentation of "Wuthering Heights" on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 1:29 am

May 9th 1991 - Michael Landon appeared on the "Tonight Show" and talked about condition with cancer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 2:00 am

May 9th 1992 - The final episode of "The Golden Girls" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 2:24 am

May 9th 1996 - WRAL-TV filed the first application in the U.S. for a license to operate a high-definition television station.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 2:50 am

May 9th 1958 - Jody Reynolds performed "Endless Sleep" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 3:04 am

May 9th 1962 - The Castells performed "So This Is Love" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 4:06 am

May 9th 1964 - Dusty Springfield performed "Stay Awhile" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 5:09 am

May 9th 1964 - Round Robin performed "Kick That Little Foot, Sally Ann" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 6:07 am

May 9th 1970 - Crabby Appleton performed "Go Back" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 7:10 am

May 9th 2002 - The pilot episode of "CSI: Miami" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 8:35 am

May 9th 1970 - The Grass Roots performed "Baby Hold On" and "Walking Through the Country" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 9:33 am

May 9th 1981 - Bill Medley performed "Don't Know Much" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 10:32 am

May 9th 1990 - Sinead O'Connor refused to perform on "Saturday Night Live" after Andrew Dice Clay was named as host.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/16 at 11:42 am

May 9th 1998 - Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page were musical guests on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." They performed their collaboration "Come To Me."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 4:21 am

May 10th 1928 - WGY-TV in Schenectady, NY, began regular television programming.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 5:07 am

May 10th 1973 - The TV special "James Paul McCartney" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 5:39 am

May 10th 1982 - Elliott Gould made his dramatic television debut after 30 movies in 17 years. He starred in "The Rules of Marriage" on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 5:55 am

May 10th 1983 - The last episode of "Laverne & Shirley" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 7:12 am

May 10th 1969 - Tommy Roe performed "Heather Honey" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 7:41 am

May 10th 1969 - Smoke Ring performed "Not Much" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 7:51 am

May 10th 1975 - The Captain and Tennille performed "Love Will Keep Us Together" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 8:32 am

May 10th 1975 - Charlie Kulis performed "Runaway" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 9:00 am

May 10th 1994 - The "Perry Mason Mystery" TV movie "The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 9:50 am

May 10th 1964 - Dusty Springfield made her U.S. television debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 10:18 am

May 10th 1997 - Barbara Mandrell launched her "Country Sentiments" line of jewellery on the QVC cable TV channel.

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Written By: Howard on 05/10/16 at 3:16 pm


May 10th 1983 - The last episode of "Laverne & Shirley" aired on ABC.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_h6QEWHLPs

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 12:31 am

May 11th 1972 - John Lennon appeared on the "Dick Cavett" TV show and said that the FBI had tapped his phone.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 1:13 am

May 11th 1928 - In Schenectady, NY, General Electric opened their first TV station.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 1:31 am

May 11th 1976 - ABC aired the last episode of "Marcus Welby, MD."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 2:16 am

May 11th 1989 - The final episode of "Dynasty" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 3:43 am

May 11th 2001 - The Paul McCartney special "Wing Span" aired on ABC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 4:16 am

May 11th 1968 - The Byrds performed "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" on American Bandstand.

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May 11th 1974 - Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods performed "Billy Don't Be a Hero" on American Bandstand.

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May 11th 1992 - The 100th episode of "Murphy Brown" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 7:46 am

May 11th 1993 - The Paramaribo Suriname TV studio was destroyed by fire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 10:03 am

May 11th 1957 - The Everly Brothers made their debut on "Grand Ole Opry" in Nashville, TN.

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May 11th 1967 - The ABC-TV special "Rodgers & Hart Today" aired. It starred Bobby Darin, the Supremes, Petula Clark and the Mamas & the Papas.

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May 11th 1999 - CBS announced that it would provide high-definition prime-time programming beginning in September.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 1:03 pm

May 11th 1965 - The Byrds made their TV debut with "Mr. Tambourine Man" on NBC's "Hullabaloo."

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May 11th 1967 - The Bee Gees made their Top Of The Pops debut performing 'New York Mining Disaster' on the UK TV show.

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May 11th 1982 - The final episode of "The Incredible Hulk" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/16 at 1:47 am

May 11th 2002 - The 200th episode of "X-Files" aired on FOX.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/16 at 2:03 am

May 12th 1958 - Mickey & Sylvia performed "Bewildered" on American Bandstand.

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May 12th 1960 - Duane Eddy performed "Shazam!" and "Because They're Young" on American Bandstand.

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May 12th 1973 - Doby Gray performed "Drift Away" on American Bandstand.

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May 12th 1979 - Blondie performed "Heart of Glass" on American Bandstand.

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May 12th 1979 - G.Q. performed "Disco Nights" and "I Do Love You" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/16 at 5:31 am

May 12th 1984 - Yarbrough and Peoples performed "Don't Waste Your Time" on American Bandstand.

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May 12th 1963 -Bob Dylan walked out of rehearsals for the US TV Ed Sullivan show after being told he couldn't perform his song Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues due to it mocking the US military and segregation. CBS officials asked Dylan to substitute it for another song, but the singer reportedly said: 'No, this is what I want to do. If I can't play my song, I'd rather not appear on the show'

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May 12th 1955 - Gisele MacKenzie played a singer on the NBC-TV program, "Justice."

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May 12th 1960 - Elvis Presley guest-starred on "Welcome Home Elvis." The TV special was hosted by Frank Sinatra. Elvis sang "Witchcraft" and Sinatra sang "Love Me Tender."

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May 12th 1987 - The final episode of "Hill Street Blues" aired.

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May 12th 2001 - American singer and TV presenter Perry Como died aged 88. He scored fourteen US No.1 singles, from 150 US chart hits and over 25 UK chart hits, including the single 'Magic Moments' and 'Catch A Falling Star.' Como was once the highest-paid performer in the history of television

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May 12th 1986 – NBC debuts the current well-known peacock as seen in the NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/16 at 11:16 am

May 12th 1989 - The 2000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight" was aired.

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May 12th 1993 - The final episode of "The Wonder Years" aired on ABC.

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May 12th 1999 - The final episode of "The Nanny" was aired by CBS.

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Written By: Howard on 05/12/16 at 2:57 pm


May 12th 1999 - The final episode of "The Nanny" was aired by CBS.


I think they both got married on this episode.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/16 at 4:25 pm


I think they both got married on this episode.
Is it on YouTube?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 1:00 am

May 13th 1996 - O.J. Simpson appeared on British TV to discuss his not guilty verdict.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 1:47 am

May 13th 1959 - The Falcons (featuring Wilson Pickett) performed "You're So Fine" on American Bandstand.

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May 13th 1967 - Jerry Butler performed "I Dig You Baby" on American Bandstand.

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May 13th 1972 - Gallery performed "Nice to Be with You" and "I Believe in Music" on American Bandstand.

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May 13th 1972 - Millie Jackson performed "Ask Me What You Want" and "My Man, a Sweet Man" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 5:04 am

May 13th 1978 - Robert Palmer performed "Every Kind of People" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 6:47 am

May 13th 1978 - Chic performed "Everybody Dance" on American Bandstand.

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May 13th 1978 - The final episode of "Bionic Woman" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 7:42 am

May 13th 1989 - The 600th episode of "Soul Train" aired.

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Written By: Howard on 05/13/16 at 7:44 am


May 13th 1978 - Robert Palmer performed "Every Kind of People" on American Bandstand.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_the_YYqEH0

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Is it on YouTube?



I think it is. ???

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_the_YYqEH0
O0

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May 13th 1993 - The final episode of "Knots Landing" aired.

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May 13th 1996 - The 200th episode of "Murphy Brown" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 10:06 am

May 13th 1994 – Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/16 at 10:19 am

May 13th 1989 - Wayne Gretzky was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

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May 13th 1993 - The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler and Barry White were guest voices on the season finale of the "The Simpsons." The episode was entitled "Krusty Gets Kancelled."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 3:40 am

May 15th 1979 - The final episode of "Starsky and Hutch" was aired by ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 4:07 am

May 15th 1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show." Joe Garagiola was sitting in for Johnny Carson. During the show the establishment of the Apple record label was announced.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 4:23 am

May 15th 1988 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Lady in the Lake" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 4:53 am

May 15th 1997 - ABC News and Starwave Corp. launched ABCNEWS.com.

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May 15th 1959 - Dave "Baby" Cortez performed "The Happy Organ" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 7:13 am

May 15th 1965 - Jackie DeShannon performed "What The World Needs Now is Love" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 7:44 am

May 15th 1982 - War performed "You Got the Power" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 8:22 am

May 15th 1971 - The Staple Singers performed "Heavy Makes You Happy" and "You've Got to Earn It" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 8:34 am

May 15th 1981 - "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 8:45 am

May 15th 1961 - Gene McDaniels performed "A Tear" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 10:12 am

May 15th 1971 - Bobby Bloom performed "We're All Goin' Home" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/16 at 10:47 am

May 15th 1976 - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds performed "Every Day Without You" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 12:52 am

May 16th 1958 - The final episode of "Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 1:09 am

May 16th 1995 - The final episode of "In the Heat of the Night" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 1:53 am

1925 - WHAS made the first network broadcast of the Kentucky Derby.

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May 16th 1958 - Jack Scot performed "Leroy" and "My True Love" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 4:14 am

May 16th 1964 - Jan & Dean performed "Dead Man's Curve" on American Bandstand.

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May 16th 1970 - The Chairmen of the Board performed "Give Me Just a Little More Time" and "Dangling on a String" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 5:37 am

May 16th 1981 - Franke and the Knockouts performed "Sweethearts" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 6:04 am

May 16th 1965 - The Rolling Stones appeared with Chuck Berry on the television show "Hollywood A-GO-GO."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 7:14 am

May 16th 1948 - The body of CBS News correspondent George Polk was found in Solonika Bay in Greece. It had been a week after he'd disappeared.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 7:18 am

May 16th 1965 - The Beach Boys appeared on the "The Ed Sullivan Show" and performed "Help Me Rhonda."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 7:41 am

May 16th 1965 - The Beach Boys appeared on the "The Ed Sullivan Show" and performed "Help Me Rhonda."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 8:29 am

May 16th 1963 -The Beatles appeared live on the national BBC TV children's program ‘Pops and Lenny’, at Television Theatre, Shepherd's Bush Green, London, in front of an live audience. The Beatles performed ‘From Me to You’ and a shortened version of ‘Please Please Me.'

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May 16th 1997 - The final episode of "Baywatch Nights" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 10:20 am

May 16th 1999 - The 225th episode of "The Simpsons" was aired. The animated show had been airing since January 14, 1990.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 11:44 am

May 16th 2005 - The final episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 3:05 pm

May 16th 1967 - Jeff Beck appeared at the Corn Exchange in Bristol, Manfred Mann played at the Industrial Ballroom in Norwich and appearing on the ITV show 'As You Like It'; Lulu, Cat Stevens, Herd, Georgie Fame and the Tremeloes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 3:06 am

May 17th 1980 - Paul and Linda McCartney appeared as guest stars on "Saturday Night Live." They did not perform but the "Coming Up" video was shown.

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May 17th 1939 - The first fashion to be shown on television was broadcast in New York from the Ritz-Carleton Hotel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 4:17 am

May 17th 1961 - The final episode of "You Bet Your Life"/"The Groucho Show" was taped.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 4:49 am

May 17th 1975 - NBC TV bought the rights to show "Gone with the Wind." The one time rights cost NBC $5,000,000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 5:24 am

May 17th 1977 - Japan agreed to slow its TV exports to avoid a rise in U.S. tariffs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 5:46 am

May 17th 1985 - Bobby Ewing died on the season finale of "Dallas" on CBS-TV. He returned the following season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 6:29 am

May 17th 1969 - DeeDee Warwick performed "Foolish Fool" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 7:44 am

May 17th 1969 - The Ventures performed "Hawaii Five-O" and "Theme From A Summer Place" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 8:30 am

May 17th 1980 - Robbie Dupree performed "Steal Away" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 10:11 am

May 17th 1980 - Public Image Ltd. performed "Poptones" and "Careering" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 10:16 am

May 17th 1973 – Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 11:02 am

May 17th 1994 - The last episode of "The Joy of Painting" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 12:44 pm

May 17th 1999 - Alex Trebek received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 1:29 pm

May 17th 2000 - The final episode, number 296, of "Beverly Hills 90210" was aired by FOX.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 2:32 pm

May 17th 1993 - Barry Manilow appeared on the CBS-TV's "Murphy Brown."

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May 17th 1980 - Robbie Dupree performed "Steal Away" on American Bandstand.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-skfwy10_s

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 3:06 pm

May 17th 2012 - Lisa Marie Presley performed her song "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" on American Idol's results show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/16 at 4:25 pm

May 17th 1986 - Spitting Image started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Chicken Song.' Spitting Image had become the 'must see' Sunday night UK TV show, which mocked politicians and public figures.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 1:35 am

May 18th 1978 - The final episode of "Baretta" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 1:49 am

May 18th 1964 - Paul McCartney was interviewed by David Frost on BBC-TVs "A Degree Of Frost."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 2:06 am

May 18th 1965 - The Beatles appeared on the NBC-TV special "The Best on Record." The show featured recent Grammy Winners.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 2:43 am

May 18th 1985 - "Nightline" aired from a remote location for the first time. The location was in South Africa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 3:28 am

May 18th 1990 - The TV movie "Return To Green Acres" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 4:06 am

May 18th 1998 - The final episode of "Murphy Brown" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 4:24 am

May 18th 1959 - Jesse Lee Turner performed "The Little Space Girl" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 4:45 am

May 18th 1974 - The Staple Singers performed "Touch a Hand, Make a Friend" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: TheKid99 on 05/20/16 at 7:00 pm

May 20th, 1997. The series finale of Roseanne airs.... which is considered now to be one of the worst plot twists in history. I still tear up at the ending.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/16 at 11:40 am

May 27th 1987 - Jim and Tammy Bakker appeared on "Nightline" following the PTL scandal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/16 at 11:58 am

May 27th 1982 - The final episode of "Bosom Buddies" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/16 at 12:25 pm

May 27th 1967 - The Buckinghams performed "Kind of a Drag" and "Mercy Mercy Mercy" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/16 at 12:43 pm

May 27th 1972 - Love Unlimited performed "Walkin' in the Rain with the One I Love" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Howard on 05/27/16 at 2:41 pm


May 27th 1967 - The Buckinghams performed "Kind of a Drag" and "Mercy Mercy Mercy" on American Bandstand.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUyyfC7rsQY

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Written By: Howard on 05/27/16 at 2:44 pm


May 27th 1972 - Love Unlimited performed "Walkin' in the Rain with the One I Love" on American Bandstand.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOqhscD0-Pg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/16 at 2:51 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOqhscD0-Pg
Classic!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/16 at 2:51 pm

May 27th 1972 - Peter Yarrow performed "Don't Ever Take Away My Freedom" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/16 at 3:05 pm

May 27th 1978 - Donna Summer performed "Last Dance" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Howard on 05/27/16 at 3:12 pm


May 27th 1978 - Donna Summer performed "Last Dance" on American Bandstand.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8xv1MXrwNc

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/16 at 5:00 pm

May 27th 1950 - Frank Sinatra made his TV debut on NBC's "Star-Spangled Review."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 3:21 am

May 28th 1990 - "The Dave Thomas Comedy Show" debuted on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 3:33 am

May 28th 1962 - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles performed "I'll Try Something New" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 3:45 am

May 28th 1966 - The Gentrys performed "Keep On Dancing" and "Everyday I Have to Cry" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 4:11 am

May 28th 1966 - The Olympics performed "Mine Exclusively" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 5:37 am

May 28th 1977 - Alan O'day performed "Undercover Angel" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 6:57 am

May 28th 1977 - Shalamar performed "Uptown Festival" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Howard on 05/28/16 at 7:16 am


May 28th 1977 - Shalamar performed "Uptown Festival" on American Bandstand.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-XIIDBZOvk

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 7:42 am

May 28th 1983 - Simple Minds performed "Promised You a Miracle" and "Somewhere, Someone, Summertime" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 8:12 am

May 28th 1983 - Naked Eyes performed "Always Something There to Remind Me" and "Fortune and Fame" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 8:32 am

May 28th 1986 - Dick Clark's "America Picks the No. 1 Songs" TV special aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 9:22 am

May 28th 1969 - Judy Collins appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 10:41 am

May 28th 1986 - Dick Clark's "America Picks the No. 1 Songs" TV special aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 11:35 am

May 28th 1994 - "Cafe America" aired for the last time on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 2:21 pm

May 28th 1964 - The BBC received over 8,000 postal applications for tickets for The Rolling Stones forthcoming appearance on the British TV show, Juke Box Dury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 3:35 pm

May 28th 1969 - Judy Collins appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 12:45 am

May 29th 1949 - The TV comedy variety show "Candid Camera" moved to NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 1:03 am

May 29th 1988 - NBC aired "To Heal A Nation," the story of Jan Scruggs' effort to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 1:46 am

May 29th 2002 - Kelsey Grammer and his production company, Grammnet Inc., were ordered to pay more than $2 million in unpaid commissions to his former talent agency.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 2:19 am

May 29th 1971 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performed "Mr. Bojangles" and "House on Pooh Corner" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 2:37 am

May 29th 1976 - Fifth Dimension performed "Love Hangover" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 3:10 am

May 29th 1982 - Patrice Rushen performed "Forget Me Not" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 3:42 am

May 29th 1976 - Jim Stafford performed "Jasper" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 3:52 am

May 29th 2013 - "Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles" premiered on Cartoon Network. The episode was entitled "The Phantom Clone."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 4:02 am

May 29th 1962 - Barbra Streisand appeared on "The Garry Moore Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 1:05 am

May 30th 1981 - "Nightline" extended from four nights a week to five nights a week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 1:36 am

May 30th 1996 - John Tesh hosted "Entertainment Tonight" for the last time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 4:21 am

May 30th 1975 - On "Midnight Special," Joan Baez welcomed Kool & the Gang into the studio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 6:30 am

May 30th 1980 - On "Midnight Special," the Temptations hosted. The guests were Firefall and Robbie Dupree.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 8:24 am

May 30th 1961 - Johnny Burnette performed "Big Big World" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 10:44 am

May 30th 1963 - Lesley Gore performed "It's My Party" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 12:24 pm

May 30th 1964 - April & Nino performed "I'm Confessin'" and "Tea for Two" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 1:24 pm

May 30th 1981 - Don McLean performed "Yesterday Once More/Nothing Remains the Same" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 5:11 pm

May 30th 1996 - Alan Whitaker from Penzance appeared on the UK TV quiz show Mastermind, his specialist subject being the Sex Pistols. He won a place in the semi-final of the show answering all but one of the 18 questions correctly.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 12:30 am

May 31st 2003 - Yoda won an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight for his fight against Count Dooku in "-Attack of the Clones."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 12:48 am

May 31st 1990 - The first episode of "Seinfeld" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 1:35 am

May 31st 1962 - "Tell It To Groucho" aired for the last time on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 1:49 am

May 31st 1964 - The Dave Clark Five appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" for the first of 11 appearances.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 2:59 am

May 31st 1999 - VH1's "Behind the Music" began airing nightly. The premiere show was "The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Behind the Music."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 3:23 am

May 31st 1960 - Johnny & the Hurricanes performed "Down Yonder" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 4:14 am

May 31st 1960 - Preston Epps performed "Bongo, Bongo, Bongo" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 4:55 am

May 31st 1963 - Brian Hyland performed "I'm Afraid to Go Home" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 6:14 am

May 31st 1969 - Classics IV performed "The River is Wide" and "I'd Wait a Million Years" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 8:40 am

May 31st 1992 - The final episode of "Night Court" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 9:26 am

May 31st 1975 - Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes performed "I Wanna Dance wit'Choo" on American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 2:25 pm

May 31st 1966 - Filming began on The Monkees first TV series. The Monkees' first single, 'Last Train to Clarksville' was released in August 1966, just weeks prior to the TV broadcast debut. In conjunction with the first broadcast of the television show on September 12, 1966 on the NBC television network, NBC and Columbia had a major hit on their hands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 6:07 pm

May 31st 1980 - The Theme From M*A*S*H* (Suicide Is Painless), by Mash was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, 10 years after it was first recorded after being championed by BBC Radio 1 DJ Noel Edmonds. Mike Altman the son of the original film's director, Robert Altman, was 14 years old when he composed the song's lyrics.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 4:31 am

June 1st 1953 - Raymond Burr made his network-TV acting debut. It was in "The Mask of Medusa" on ABC-TV's "Twilight Theater."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 5:41 am

June 1st 1966 - The final episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 6:40 am

June 1st 1980 - Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news station.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 7:30 am

1999 - BBC Knowledge was launched on digital television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 8:53 am

2009 - Conan O'Brien debuted as the host of NBC's "Tonight Show." In January 2010 he stepped down after a dispute with the network.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 10:45 am

June 1st 1959 - Dion & the Belmonts performed "A Teenager in Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 11:45 am

June 1st 1960 - The Flamingos performed "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 12:23 pm

June 1st 1959 - The first edition of Juke Box Jury aired on the BBC. The shows host, David Jacobs, lead a revolving panel of guests in critiquing the week's top record releases. Although the songs were never played in their entirety, the four judges gave a verdict on whether each would be a "hit" or a "miss".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 12:49 pm

June 1st 1961 - Tony Orlando performed "Halfway to Paradise" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 12:59 am

June 9th 1938 - BBC-TV televised coverage of the Trooping of the Colour ceremony for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 3:23 am

June 9th 1973 - Gunhill Road performed "Back When My Hair Was Short" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 3:44 am

June 9th 1984 - Laura Branigan performed "Self Control" and "Satisfaction" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 5:08 am

June 9th 1984 - The video for Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear it for the Boy" was aired on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 1:37 am

June 10th 1989 - HBO aired the first episode of "Tales from the Crypt."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 3:05 am

June 10th 1958 - Leslie Uggams appeared on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 4:23 am

June 10th 1960 - The Crests performed "Trouble in Paradise" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 5:54 am

June 10th 1963 - Ray Stevens performed "Harry the Ape" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 6:25 am

June 10th 1967 - The Grass Roots performed "Let's Live for Today" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 6:56 am

June 10th 1973 - Frederick Knight performed "I've Been Lonely for So Long" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Howard on 06/10/16 at 7:01 am


June 10th 1973 - Frederick Knight performed "I've Been Lonely for So Long" on "American Bandstand."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FVAoNHSqMM

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 7:16 am

June 10th 1978 - Walter Egan performed "Magnet and Steel" on "American Bandstand."

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June 10th 1966 - Steve Marriott of the Small Faces collapsed while performing on UK TV show Ready Steady Go! The group were forced to cancel the following weeks gigs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 2:46 am

June 14th 1923 - Charles Francis Jenkins cited this date as the day he transmitted the earliest moving silhouette images. 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 3:25 am

June 14th 1997 - The final episode of "Lois and Clark" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 3:39 am

June 14th 2000 - "The Simpsons" received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 4:05 am

June 14th 1960 - Dante and the Evergreens performed "Alley Oop" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 5:20 am

June 14th 1961 - The Cleftones performed "Heart and Soul" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 6:18 am

June 14th 1962 - Brenda Lee performed "Everybody Loves Me but You" and "Here Comes That Feelin'" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 7:55 am

June 14th 1963 - Bobby Vinton performed "Blue on Blue" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 9:04 am

June 14th 1969 - Jerry Smith performed "Truck Stop" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 11:33 am

June 14th 1969 - Tony Joe White performed "Polk Salad Annie" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 12:13 pm

June 14th 1975 - Tamiko Jones performed "Touch Me Baby" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 12:42 pm

June 14th 1939 - Ethel Waters became the first African-American to perform on television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 1:43 pm

June 14th 1958 - BBC-TV aired "The Black and White Minstrel Show" for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 2:24 pm

June 14th 1995 - ABC's Diane Sawyer interviewed Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley on ABC-TV's Prime Time Live. It was the couple's first interview since their surprise marriage a year earlier and was part of the publicity push for Jackson's album 'HIStory - Past, Present and Future: Book One'. Jackson and Presley declared they were a "normal married couple who hoped to have a baby". When asked if they had sex, they replied "yes, yes, yes!" They also confirmed that a prenuptial agreement had been signed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/16 at 3:53 pm

June 14th 1964 -  The Manish Boys, (featuring David Bowie) auditioned for the UK television talent show Opportunity Knocks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/15/16 at 7:54 am

June 15th 1958 - The first teenage all-music TV show Oh Boy!, was broadcast for the first time in the UK. Each week Oh Boy! featured resident artists plus a selection of special guests. The residents included Cuddly Dudley, who sang on 21 shows, Cliff Richard (20 shows), The Drifters (Later to become The Shadows) (17 shows) and Marty Wilde (17 shows). Guests included Billy Fury, Tony Sheridan, Shirley Bassey and Lonnie Donegan; with occasional US stars, such as The Inkspots, Conway Twitty and Brenda Lee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/16 at 3:59 am

June 19th 1934 - The U.S. Congress established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The commission was to regulate radio and TV broadcasting (later).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/16 at 4:06 am

June 19th 1967 - Paul McCartney told a British television audience that he had taken LSD.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/16 at 4:25 am

June 19th 1962 - Shelley Fabares performed "Johnny Angel" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/16 at 5:12 am

June 19th 1976 - Rhythm Heritage performed "S.W.A.T. Theme" and "Barretta Theme" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/16 at 8:59 am

June 19th 1946 - Gillette Razor Company became the first company to be a television Network sponsor. They sponsored the Joe Louis vs. Bill Conn heavyweight boxing match.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/16 at 9:22 am

June 19th 1952 - "I’ve Got a Secret" debuted on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/16 at 9:58 am

June 19th 1971 - BBC-TV aired "Parkinson" for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/16 at 1:49 pm

June 20th 1948 - Toast Of The Town, which would later be called The Ed Sullivan Show, premiered on CBS-TV. The first show was produced on a budget of $1,375. Only $375 was allocated for talent and $200 of that was shared by the young stars of that night's program, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/16 at 2:04 am

June 21st 1937 - The BBC televised coverage of the Wimbledon tennis Championships for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/16 at 2:14 am

June 21st 1948 - The first network telecast of political conventions took place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/16 at 3:00 am

June 21st 1962 - Bobby Vinton performed "Rose Are Red" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/16 at 3:29 am

June 21st 1980 - Bernadette Peters performed "Gee Whiz" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/16 at 4:52 am

June 21st 1980 - Devo performed "Snowball" on "American Bandstand." In addition, the video for "Girl U Want" was shown.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/16 at 6:12 am

June 21st 1969 - BBC-TV aired "Royal Family" for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/16 at 3:12 am

June 22nd 1939 - The first actual telecast of beauty contest took place from Flushing Meadows.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/16 at 3:21 am

June 22nd 1960 - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters performed "Finger Poppin' Time" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/16 at 3:40 am

June 22nd 1968 - Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart performed "Alice Long" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/16 at 4:18 am

June 22nd 1974 - Johnny Nash performed "Lovin' You" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/16 at 5:48 am

June 22nd 1961 - The final episode of "You Bet Your Life"/"The Groucho Show" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/16 at 5:58 am

June 22nd 2001 - The final episode of "Xena: Warrior Princess" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 2:43 am

June 23rd 1961 - The Fireballs performed "Quite a Party" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 3:18 am

June 23rd 1973 - Three Dog Night performed "Joy to the World," "Black and White" and "Shambala" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 3:34 am

June 23rd 1979 - McFadden and Whitheead performed "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 4:03 am

June 23rd 1984 - Slade performed "Run Runaway" and "My Oh My" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 4:13 am

June 23rd 1984 - R.E.M.'s video for "South Central Rain" was aired on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/16 at 4:45 am

June 23rd 2011 - The pilot episdoe of "Suits" aired on USA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 3:17 am

June 24th 1940 - TV cameras were used for the first time in a political convention as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, PA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 3:37 am

June 24th 1981 - The final episode of "Charlie's Angels" was aired on ABC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 4:13 am

June 24th 1994 - "Saturday Night Armistice" was first transmitted by BBC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 4:27 am

June 24th 1998 - AT&T Corp. struck a deal to buy cable TV giant Tele-Communications Inc. for $31.7 billion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 4:55 am

June 24th 1959 - The Dick Clark episode of "This Is Your Life" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 5:39 am

June 24th 1967 - Fifth Dimension performed "Up, Up and Away" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 5:54 am

June 24th 1972 - John Kay performed "I'm Movin' On" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 6:45 am

June 24th 1972 - Joey Heatherton performed "Gone" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 7:09 am

June 24th 1978 - Tuxedo Junction performed "Chattanooga Choochoo" on "American Bandstand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 7:19 am

June 24th 2002 - Connie Chung debuted her prime-time news program on CNN.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 7:27 am

June 24th 2003 - Steven Cojocaru signed a deal to do celebrity interviews, monitor pop-culture trends and provide fashion commentary for the syndicated TV show "Entertainment Tonight."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 7:33 am

June 24th 2013 - The pilot episode of "Under the Dome" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/16 at 1:09 pm

June 24th 1949 – The first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 3:01 am

June 25th 1951 - The first commercial color TV program was a show presented on CBS using the FCC-approved CBS Color System. The public did not own color TV's at the time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 3:18 am

June 25th 1967 -  200 million people saw The Beatles perform 'All You Need Is Love', live via satellite as part of the TV global link- up, 'Our World', Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, Keith Moon and Gary Leeds provided backing vocals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 3:19 am


June 25th 1967 -  200 million people saw The Beatles perform 'All You Need Is Love', live via satellite as part of the TV global link- up, 'Our World', Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, Keith Moon and Gary Leeds provided backing vocals.
I can remember watching this program, but was sent to bed before The Beatles came on.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 3:35 am

June 25th 1985 – ABC’s "Monday Night Football" began with a new line-up. The trio was Frank Gifford, Joe Namath and O.J. Simpson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 3:49 am

June 25th 1962 - Jerry Butler performed "Make It Easy on Yourself" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 4:08 am

June 25th 1966 - Neil Diamond performed "Solitary Man" on "American Bandstand."

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June 25th 1977 - Dave Mason performed "So High" on "American Bandstand."

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June 25th 1977 - Starbuck performed "Everybody Be Dancin'" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 5:11 am

June 25th 1983 - Dave Edmunds performed "Slipping Away" and "Information" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 6:02 am

June 25th 1993 - "Late Night" with David Letterman aired for the last time on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/16 at 11:07 am

June 25th 1993 - Bruce Springsteen was a surprise guest on David Letterman's final show as host of NBC's Late Night.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 12:39 am

June 27th 1929 - Scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York revealed a system for transmitting color television pictures.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 12:56 am

June 27th 1949 - "Captain Video and His Video Rangers" premiered on the Dumont Television Network.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 1:21 am

June 27th 1955 - The first "Wide Wide World" was broadcast on NBC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 1:32 am

June 27th 1962 - Joanie Sommers performed "Johnny Get Angry" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 1:47 am

June 27th 1964 - The Paris Sisters performed "Dream Lover" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 2:04 am

June 27th 1970 - Trini Lopez performed "If I Had a Hammer" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 2:14 am

June 27th 1964 - The Rolling Stones appeared as the entire panel on BBC-TV's 'Juke Box Jury'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 2:29 am

June 27th 1968 - Elvis Presley began taping his first television special, "Elvis," at NBC studios in Burbank, CA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 2:41 am

June 27th 1958 - NBC's "Matinee Theatre" was seen for the final time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 4:18 am

June 27th 1966 - "Dark Shadows" began running on ABC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 4:28 am

June 27th 1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that individual colleges could make their own TV package deals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 4:57 am

June 27th 1968 - Elvis Presley appeared on an NBC TV show that was billed as his "comeback special". The show featured the king performing on a small, square stage, surrounded by a mostly female audience. Presley was outfitted in black leather and performed many of his early hits.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 5:40 am

1984 - The Federal Communications Commission moved to deregulate U.S. commercial TV by lifting most programming requirements and ending day-part restrictions on advertising.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 5:53 am

1989 - NBC aired "Miami Vice" for the last time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/16 at 7:56 am

June 27th 1971 – After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East in New York, New York, the "Church of Rock and Roll".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 6:42 am

June 28th 1951 - "Amos 'n' Andy" moved to CBS-TV from radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 7:02 am

June 28th 1959 - ABC aired "The Record Years" hosted by Dick Clark. It was the first broadcast of a tribute to the recording industry. The guests were Johnny Mathis, Fabian, the McGuire Sisters, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Fats Domino.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 7:16 am

June 28th 1969 - Spiral Starecase performed "No One for Me to Turn To" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 7:52 am

June 28th 1975 - The Jackson Five performed "Dancin' Machine" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 8:53 am

June 28th 1980 - Rocky Burnette performed "Tired of Toein' the Line" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/16 at 10:17 am

June 28th 2000 - Darva Conger announced that she had done a layout for Playboy magazine. Conger had married Rick Rockwell on Fox-TV's "Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 3:45 am

June 29th 1955 - BBC-TV transmitted "Life with the Lyons" for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 4:01 am

June 29th 1960 - BBC Television Centre in West London opened.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 4:16 am

June 29th 1995 - A Pizza Hut commercial featuring Ringo Starr premiered on U.S. television. Starr was the drummer in a re-formed Monkees with Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 4:56 am

June 29th 1959 - Dick Clark announced that he was teaming up with Irvin Feld to stage a series of Dick Clark Caravans.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 5:25 am

June 29th 1959 - Sam Cooke performed "Everybody Likes to Cha-Cha" and "Only 16" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 6:03 am

June 29th 1961 - Wanda Jackson performed "Right or Wrong" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 6:21 am

June 29th 1974 - William DeVaughn performed "Be Thankful for What You Got" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 6:37 am

June 29th 1936 - The Empire State Building television transmitter was used to demonstrate high definition television (343 lines) to RCA's Licensees.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 6:53 am

June 29th 2010 - Larry King announced he would be ending his CNN program "Larry King Live" in the fall.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 8:09 am

June 29th 1970 - NBC aired the "Liza Minnelli Special."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/29/16 at 12:34 pm

June 29th 1994 - Oasis made their debut on BBC TV's Top Of The Pops performing their new single 'Shakermaker'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 3:37 am

June 30th 1938 - Sir John Reith left BBC-TV.

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June 30th 1989 - The surviving Beatles filed for an injunction against Dave Clark (Dave Clark Five) to prevent him from selling copies of the Beatles on "Ready Steady Go!"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 4:23 am

June 30th 1952 - CBS-TV debuted "The Guiding Light."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/16 at 4:46 am

June 30th 1958 - Chuck Berry and the Four Lads made appearances on "Alan Freed's The Big Beat."

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June 30th 1959 - The Drifters performed "Alimony" on "American Bandstand."

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June 30th 1978 - On "Midnight Special" Martin Mull welcomed Jethro Tull, Robert Palmer, and Flo & Eddie.

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June 30th 1961 - Clarence "Frogman" Henry performed "You Always Hurt the One You Love" and "Lonely Street" on "American Bandstand."

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June 30th 1979 - Johnny Rotten and Joan Collins were paired on TV's "Jukebox Jury."

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June 30th 1973 - Skylark performed "Wildflower" on "American Bandstand."

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June 30th 1984 - LaToya Jackson performed "Heart Don't Lie" and "Betcha Gonna Need My Lovin'" on "American Bandstand."

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June 30th 1962 - Mike Sarne and Wendy Richards were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Come Outside.' Richards went on to become a famous television actress.

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July 12, 1976- Family Feud, a game show where two teams of families answer survey questions premieres on ABC, hosted by Richard Dawson. Over the years, it has had six different hosts: Dawson, Ray Combs, Louie Anderson, Richard Karn, John O'Hurley, and Steve Harley. On the first broadcast, the introduction and interview portion took over four minutes before the gameplay began. The first ever question was "Name a famous George," with the first answer given, George Washington, being the top survey answer.

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July 12, 1976- Family Feud, a game show where two teams of families answer survey questions premieres on ABC, hosted by Richard Dawson. Over the years, it has had six different hosts: Dawson, Ray Combs, Louie Anderson, Richard Karn, John O'Hurley, and Steve Harley. On the first broadcast, the introduction and interview portion took over four minutes before the gameplay began. The first ever question was "Name a famous George," with the first answer given, George Washington, being the top survey answer.


Happy 40th anniversary. :)

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July 29th 1963 - Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with '(You're The) Devil In Disguise'. His 14th UK No.1. In 1963, when the song was debuted to a British audience on the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, the celebrity guest John Lennon voted the song “a miss” stating on the new song that Elvis Presley was "like Bing Crosby now."

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July 29th 1936 - RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show & monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)

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July 30th 1948 - Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont)

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July 30th 1984 - Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV

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July 30th 1991 - MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993

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July 30th 2006 – The world's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/16 at 7:40 am

July 30th 1997, A judge in Los Angeles ruled that Michael Jackson and members of his family were not liable for losses incurred by the producers of the failed 1994 Jackson Family Honors TV special. The show was delayed for several weeks because Jackson was ill and could not perform solo as expected.

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July 30th 2006 – The world's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.


Wow, that's a long time.  :o

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Wow, that's a long time.  :o
Ten years, I remember the day.

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August 5th 1957 - American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.

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August 5th 1957 - American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.


and it would run for over 30 years until Dick Clark retired.

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and it would run for over 30 years until Dick Clark retired.

He was successful as host of the show. O0

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August 10th 1981 – Murder of Adam Walsh: The head of John Walsh's son is found. This inspires the creation of the television series America's Most Wanted.

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August 10th 1963, The 100th edition of 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' was aired on UK TV, with Cliff Richard, The Shadows, The Searchers, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas and Alma Cogan.

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August 10th 1948 – Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.

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August 10th 1948 -  WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

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August 10th 1964 - WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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August 10th 1985 - 'Money for Nothing' by Dire Straits peaked at No.4 on the UK singles chart. Notable for its groundbreaking music video and a cameo appearance by Sting singing the song's falsetto introduction and backing chorus, "I want my MTV" who also co-wrote the song with Mark Knopfler. The video was also the first to be aired on MTV Europe when the network started on 1 August 1987.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/16 at 2:21 am

August 11th 1951 - The first major league baseball game to be televised in color was broadcast. The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves 8-1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/16 at 1:29 am

August 22nd 1932 – The BBC begins television broadcasting using John Logie Baird's system.

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August 22nd 1981 - Manhattan Transfer performed "Boy from New York City" on "American Bandstand."

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August 22nd 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on the UK BBC TV Simon Dee show. Kiki Dee and Cat Stevens were also guests on the show.

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August 24th 1940 - Paul Nipkow died. He invented a rotating disk called the "Nipkow disk." The device made it possible to scan, analyze and transmit small portions of a television image.

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August 25th 1949 - RCA announced the development of a compatible color TV system.

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August 25th 1948 – The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.

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August 25th 1990 - 'Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini' by Bombalurina was the UK No.1 single. Bombalurina was childrens TV presenter Timmy Mallett with a remake of Brian Hyland's 1960 hit.

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August 25th 1994 - Jimmy Page and Robert plant recorded their MTV unplugged set at London's television centre.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/16 at 12:33 am

August 26th 1939 - The first televised major league baseball games were shown. The event was a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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August 26th 1955 - The first color broadcast of a tennis tournament was aired. It was the Davis Cup match between Australia and the United States.

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August 26th 1996 - "7th Heaven" aired for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/16 at 1:55 am

August 26th 1957 - Buddy Holly and the Crickets performed "That'll Be the Day" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 12:39 am

August 27th 1948 - On "Meet the Press," Whitaker Chambers accused Alger Hiss of being a communist.

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August 27th 1949 - ABC's "Stand By For Crime" aired for the last time. The 30-minute show used a guest detective to solve a crime.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 1:41 am

August 27th 1984 - Diane Sawyer became the fifth reporter on CBS-TV's "60 Minutes."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 5:21 am

August 27th 1950 - First transmission of a TV programme from continental Europe shown on BBC

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August 27th 1983 - Jeffrey Osbourne performed "Don't You Get So Mad" and "Stay With Me Tonight" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 6:22 am

August 27th 1957 - Johnny Nash performed "A Very Special Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/16 at 8:21 am

August 27th 1986 - 38th Emmy Awards presentation - Golden Girls and Cagney & Lacey dominate

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/16 at 5:24 am

August 28th 1962 - Jimmy Clanton performed "Venus in Blue Jeans" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/16 at 5:53 am

August 28th 1965 - Lovin' Spoonful" performed "Do You Believe in Magic" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/16 at 6:11 am

August 28th 1996 - The first episode of "The Jamie Fox Show" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/16 at 10:57 pm

August 30th 1993 - Billy Joel became the first musical guest on CBS-TV's "The Late Show with David Letterman" when the show debuted.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 12:16 am

August 31st 1981 - The 30-year contract between Milton Berle and NBC-TV expired.

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August 31st 1987 - CBS-TV aired a special entitle "Michael Jackson - The Magic Returns." Also, the 17-minute "Bad" video was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/16 at 1:38 am

August 31st 1993 - Tito and Jermaine Jackson walked off the set of NBC-TV's "Today" show when a crew arrived to interview the two about the troubles of their brother Michael with the Los Angeles Police Department.

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August 31st 1974 - "The Partridge Family" television show ended.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 12:07 am

September 1st 1949 - "Martin Kane, Private Eye" debuted on NBC-TV.

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September 1st 1970 - The last episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" aired on NBC-TV. The show premiered was on September 18, 1965.

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September 1st 1986 - Jerry Lewis raised a record $34 million for Muscular Dystrophy during his annual telethon for Jerry’s kids over the Labor Day weekend.

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September 1st 2010 - In Silver Spring, MD, a gunman took the Discovery Communications Building hostage for several hours. He was subsequently found dead and all hostages were unharmed.

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September 1st 1997 - The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon raised $50,475,055 to support Muscular Dystrophy Association research and services.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/16 at 5:06 am

September 1st 1965 - James Brown and Booker T. & the MG's appeared on "Shindig!"

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September 2nd 1963 – CBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.

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September 2nd 1969 - NBC-TV cancelled "Star Trek." The show had debuted on September 8, 1966.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/16 at 1:28 am

September 2nd 2013, British Broadcaster and presenter David Jacobs, whose career spanned seven decades, died aged 87. He started at the BBC in 1945, hosting shows including Housewives' Choice, Juke Box Jury and Any Questions. In 1964, he became one of the original Top Of The Pops presenters.

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September 2nd 1965 - The Rolling Stones appeared on the British TV show "Ready Steady Go!" Mick Jagger and Andrew Loog Oldham performed a parody of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe."

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September 3rd 1951 – The first long-running American television soap opera, “Search for Tomorrow”, airs its first episode on the CBS network.

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September 3rd 1963 - The BBC aired "Pop Go The Beatles."

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September 3rd 1966 - The television series "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" ended after 14 years.

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September 3rd 1967 - The TV game show "What's My Line?" broadcast its final episode. The show aired over 17 years on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 1:50 am

September 3rd 2002 - It was announced that the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon had raised $58.3 million in nationwide pledges.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 2:08 am

September 3rd 1981 - David Brinkley left NBC News after 38 years to join with ABC.

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September 3rd 2002 - On FOX's "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini engaged in their final battle of the power ballads. The next evening Clarkson was named the newest pop star in the nation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 7:54 am

September 3rd 1994 - Prince/The Artist appeared on "Soul Train" as the bass player for Nona Gaye on the song "Love Sign."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/16 at 11:22 pm

September 4th 1951 - The first live, coast-to-coast TV broadcast took place in the U.S. The event took place in San Francisco, CA, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference. It was seen all the way to New York, NY.

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September 4th 1967 - "Gilligan's Island" aired for the last time on CBS-TV. It ran for 98 shows.

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Written By: nally on 09/04/16 at 12:10 am


September 4th 1967 - "Gilligan's Island" aired for the last time on CBS-TV. It ran for 98 shows.

98 episodes is not bad for a series that ran for three seasons.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 12:43 am

September 4th 1969 - The Youngbloods did not appear as scheduled on "The Tonight Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 4:05 am

September 4th 1971 - "The Lawrence Welk Show" was seen for the last time on ABC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 4:23 am

September 4th 2002 - FOX aired the two-hour finale of "American Idol." Kelly Clarkson was selected as the nation's newest pop star.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 5:16 am

September 4th 1957 - "The Buddy Deane Bandstand" debuted in Baltimore, MD.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/16 at 5:40 am

September 4th 1967 - Michigan Gov. George Romney said during a TV interview that he had undergone "brainwashing" by U.S. officials while visiting Vietnam in 1965.

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September 4th 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Show on US television.

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September 4th 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Show on US television.

The same day, The Price Is Right with host Bob Barker premiered on CBS.

He would remain host for 35 years, until Drew Carey took over in 2007.

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September 5th 1958 - The first color videotaped program was aired. It was "The Betty Freezor Show" on WBTV-TV in Charlotte, NC.

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September 5th 1983 - The "MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour" on PBS (Public Broadcasting System) became the first hour-long network news show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 12:33 am

September 5th 1986 - Merv Griffin aired his final program for Metromedia Television after 23 years on various talk shows.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 1:13 am

September 5th 1989 - Deborah Norville became the news anchor of the Today Show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 2:14 am

September 5th 2001 - Fox News Channel terminated Paula Zahn for breach of contract.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 2:17 am

September 5th 1987 - "American Bandstand," hosted by Dick Clark, was canceled after 30 years on television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 2:35 am

September 5th 2001 - The reality TV show "Amazing Race" aired for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 3:26 am

September 5th 2006 - Katie Couric made her first appearance as anchor on "CBS Evening News".

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September 5th 1968, On their first ever visit to the UK The Doors appeared on Top Of The Pops performing 'Hello I Love You' live on the TV show.

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September 6th 1952 - In Montreal, Canadian television began broadcasting.

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September 6th 1972 - John and Yoko appeared on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/16 at 11:25 pm

September 6th 1997 – The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Well over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.

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September 6th 1997 – The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Well over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.
I was there!

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September 6th 1958 - Georgia Gibbs sang "The Hula-Hoop Song" on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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September 6th 1997 - WRAL-TV became the first commercial station in the U.S. to complete a live HD satellite feed of an Atlantic Coast Conference football game.

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September 6th 1975, Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Sutherland Brothers song 'Sailing'. The song had been featured in the BBC TV series about HMS Ark Royal.

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September 6th 1997 – The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Well over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.


:\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/16 at 12:19 am

September 7th 1968, The Doors played the first of two nights at The Roundhouse, London, playing 2 shows a night on their first UK visit. Granada TV filmed the sold out gigs (later shown as "The Doors Are Open"), which were attended by members of The Rolling Stones and Traffic.

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Written By: nally on 09/08/16 at 7:27 pm

Fifty years ago today, on September 8th 1966: The landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired episode, "The Man Trap".

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September 8th 1968, The Beatles performed 'Hey Jude' on the UK television show 'Frost On Sunday' in front of an invited audience. The song was the first single from The Beatles' record label Apple Records and at over seven minutes in length, 'Hey Jude' was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the British charts. It also spent nine weeks as No.1 in the United States—the longest run at the top of the American charts for a Beatles' single.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 12:11 am

September 9th 1926 - The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).

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September 9th 1946 - Ben Alexander hosted "Heart’s Desire" for the first time on the Mutual Broadcasting System.

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September 9th 1975 - The first episode of "Welcome Back, Kotter" aired on ABC.

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September 9th 1956 - Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show "Toast of the Town." He was shot from just the waist up during the performance. Elvis would make a total of three appearances on the show.

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September 9th 1969 - Jimi Hendrix mad his U.S. television debut on "The Dick Cavett Show."

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September 9th 1998 - An episode of "Judge Judy" aired in which Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten appeared as the defendant in a case involving a drummer who sued Rotten for allegedly head-butting him during a contract dispute.

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September 9th 1965, US newspaper The Hollywood reporter ran the following advertisement; 'Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys. The Monkees were born. 437 people applied for the job.

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September 9th 1986 - Ted Turner presented the first of his colorized films on WTBS in Atlanta, GA.

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September 9th 1987 - Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer aired for the last time on CBS.

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September 9th 1995 - The cartoon "Earthworm Jim" began airing.

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September 9th 1977, David Bowie appeared on Marc Bolan's ITV show, Marc, singing ‘Heroes’ as well as a duet with Bolan, ‘Standing Next To You’, which is prematurely terminated when Bolan fell from the stage, much to Bowie’s amusement. After the show the pair recorded demos together which were never finished because Bolan was killed in a car crash a week later.

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September 9th 1995 - The cartoon "Freakazoid" began airing on the WB network.

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September 9th 2004 - NBC debuted the TV series "Joey." The show was a spinoff of the show "Friends."

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September 9th 1992, Nirvana's Krist Novoselic knocked himself unconscious during the MTV music and video awards after being hit on the head with his guitar after throwing it 'up in the air'.

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September 9th 1999 - Nine Inch Nails performed at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. It was their first-ever appearance on a televised award show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/16 at 11:04 pm

September 10th 1950 - Eddie Cantor began working on TV on the "Colgate Comedy Hour" on NBC.

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September 10th 1953 - Swanson began selling its first "TV dinner."

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September 10th 1955 - "Gunsmoke" premiered on CBS.

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September 10th 1955 - Bert Parks began a 25-year career as host of the "Miss America Pageant" on NBC.

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September 10th 1975 - The first episode of "Starsky and Hutch" was aired by ABC.

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September 10th 1993 - The first episode of "X-Files" aired on FOX. The series finale was aired on May 19, 2002.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/16 at 3:33 am

September 10th 1966 - The Rolling Stones appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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September 10th 2000 - NBC's "The West Wing" won a record nine Emmy awards.

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September 10th 1995 - Cyndi Lauper won an Emmy for her guest appearance on "Mad About You."

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September 10th 1955 – The television series Gunsmoke premieres on CBS. It was the second western television series written for adults. The first was the Lone Ranger.

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September 10th 2002 - It was reported that the Cartoon Network had purchased the television rights for the FOX animated series "Futurama."

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September 10th 1990 - NBC began airing the series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."

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September 10th 2006 - ABC aired the first part of its miniseries "The Path to 9/11." The version that aired had several scenes edited or deleted following protests from Clinton administration officials. The second part was scheuduled to air the following evening.

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September 10th 1992 - Howard Stern appeared as Fartman on the MTV Video Music Awards.

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September 10th 2007, Pamela Anderson's ex-husband Kid Rock was involved in an alleged assault on drummer Tommy Lee, (who was also married to the actress up until 1998). Police interviewed witnesses to a tussle involving the pair at the MTV Music Video Awards in Las Vegas. Lee was removed from the ceremony while Rock, was allowed to stay.

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September 11th 1954 - The Miss America beauty pageant made its network TV debut on ABC. Miss California, Lee Ann Meriwether, was the winner.

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1964 - "Friday Night Fights" was seen for the last time.

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September 11th 1967 - The Carol Burnett Show premiered on CBS.

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September 11th 1970 - The last "Get Smart" episode aired on CBS-TV.

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September 11th 1974 - "Little House on the Prairie" made its television debut.

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September 11th 1971 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC to promote Lennon's new LP and film ("Imagine"), Yoko's book, two films and a fine arts show.

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September 11th 1971, The animated Jackson Five series premiered on ABC-TV in the US.

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September 11th 1977, David Bowie recorded a guest appearance on 'Bing Crosby's 'Merrie Olde Christmas' TV show duetting with Crosby on 'Peace On Earth - Little Drummer Boy. The track became a UK No.3 hit five years later in 1982.

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September 11th 1977 - Bernie Taupin made his television acting debut on ABC's "The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew meet Dracula." He played the character Circus. Taupin was known for being Elton John's lyricist.

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September 11th 1987, Peter Gabriel cleaned up at this year's MTV Awards, winning best video, best male video, best concept video, best special effects and five other awards for the track 'Sledgehammer'.

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Written By: nally on 09/11/16 at 10:52 pm

We can be sure that 15 years ago today, regularly scheduled programming on tv was preempted by constant coverage of the tragic events taking place in NY. :\'( :-X

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/16 at 11:36 pm


We can be sure that 15 years ago today, regularly scheduled programming on tv was preempted by constant coverage of the tragic events taking place in NY. :\'( :-X
In the uk, the terrestrial channels had complete coverage.

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September 12th 1963 - The last episode of "Leave it to Beaver" was aired. The show had debuted on October 4, 1957.

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September 12th 1970 - CBS aired "Josie and the Pussycats" for the first time.

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September 12th 1959 – Premiere of Bonanza, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color.

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September 12th 1966 - "Family Affair" premiered on CBS television.

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September 12th 1972 - The first episode of "Maude" aired.

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September 12th 1966, N.B.C. aired the first episode of The Monkees TV show in the US. The series ran for a total of 58 episodes.

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September 12th 1984 - The first episode of "Punky Brewster" aired on NBC.

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September 12th 1966 - ABC-TV's "The Roger Miller Show" premiered.

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September 12th 1993 - The pilot episode of "Lois and Clark" aired.

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September 12th 1993 - The 10th season of "Murder, She Wrote" began.

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September 12th 1994 - The first episode of "Party of Five" aired on FOX.

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September 12th 1995 - The first episode of "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" aired.

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September 12th 1980 - An in-depth report on the death of Elvis Presley aired on ABC-TV’s "20/20". It raised so many unanswered questions that the official case concerning Elvis’ death was reopened.

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September 12th 1998 - A concert by Shania Twain was televised live on DirecTV. It was the first time direct broadcast had been used for a country star.

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Written By: nally on 09/12/16 at 7:41 pm


In the uk, the terrestrial channels had complete coverage.

So did the U.S.; everywhere you turned, there was complete coverage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/16 at 12:39 am

September 13th 1958, Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack Good's 'Oh Boy', performing 'Move It'. Before he was allowed to appear on the show, Richard was ordered to remove his sideburns.

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September 13th 1985, 'We Are The World' won Best Group Video and the Viewer's Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley's 'The Boys Of Summer' video won four trophies, including Best Video. Bruce Springsteen's 'I'm On Fire' gets the nod for Best Male Video and Tina Turner won Best Female Video for 'What's Love Got To Do With It'.

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September 13th 1947 - NBC voted to ban crime shows before 9:30pm.

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September 13th 1957 - The Everly Brothers performed "Wake Up Little Susie" on "American Bandstand."

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September 13th 1969 - Creedence Clearwater Revival performed "Bad Moon Rising" and "Green River" on "American Bandstand."

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September 13th 1974 - The first episode of "Police Woman" aired on NBC.

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September 13th 1974 - The first episode of "The Rockford Files" aired on NBC.

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September 13th 1969 - Stevie Wonder performed "My Cherie Amour" and "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday" on "American Bandstand."

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September 13th 1990 - The first episode of "Law and Order" aired. After almost 20 years, NBC announced it had canceled the show on May 14, 2010.

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September 13th 1993 - "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" premiered on NBC.

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September 13th 1998 - NBC's "Frasier" won a record fifth consecutive Emmy award as TV's best comedy series.

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September 13th 1996 - CBS began airing the television series "Everybody Loves Raymond."

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September 13th 1996 - CMT (Country Music Television) was allowed to resume broadcasting in Canada. The network had been taken off the air over a broadcasting rights dispute.

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September 13th 2005 - The first episode of "Supernatural" aired.

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September 14th 1962 - The third season of "The Flintstones" began. The first show of the season was the first to be broadcast in color. All previous episodes (the first two seasons) had been filmed in color but had been broadcast in black and white.

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1965 - "My Mother The Car" premiered on NBC TV. The series was canceled after only a few weeks after the debut.

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September 14th 1963 - Dion performed "Donna the Prima Donna" on "American Bandstand."

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September 14th 1967 - The first episode of "Ironside" aired.

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September 14th 1972 - The series "The Waltons" began airing.

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September 14th 1963 - Major Lance performed "Monkey Time" on "American Bandstand."

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September 14th 1968, The first episode of the comic strip 'The Archies' was aired on US TV. The recording group had contributions from Ron Dante, Andy Kim, Jeff Barry and others. Rock mogul, Don Kirshner (who also brought us The The Monkees) was put in charge of the studio group. The following year The Archies started a eight-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Sugar Sugar,' becoming the longest running One Hit Wonder in the UK.

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September 14th 1968 - O.C. Smith performed "Little Green Apples" on "American Bandstand."

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September 14th 1973 - The fifth, and final, season of "The Brady Bunch" began.

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September 14th 1977 - The pilot episode of the television show "The Amazing Spiderman," starring Nicholas Hammond, aired on CBS.

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Happy 35th Anniversary to Entertainment Tonight! :)

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September 14th 1978 - The first episode of "Mork and Mindy" aired on ABC.

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September 14th 1985 - The first episode of "The Golden Girls" aired on NBC.

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September 15th 1949 - "The Lone Ranger" premiered on ABC. Clayton Moore was the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels was Tonto.

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September 15th 1965 - "Lost in Space" premiered on CBS TV.

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September 15th 1965 - "Lost in Space" premiered on CBS TV.
I used to watch that!

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September 15th 1965 - "Green Acres" premiered on CBS TV.

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September 15th 1977 - The 10th season of "Hawaii Five-O" began.

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September 15th 1986 - NBC aired the pilot episode of "L.A. Law."

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September 15th 1995 - The first episode of "Xena: Warrior Princess" aired.

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September 15th 1959 - Duane Eddy performed "Some Kinda Earthquake" and "First Love, First Tears" on "American Bandstand."

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September 15th 1968 - The TV musical series "Soul" premiered on NBC.

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September 15th 1969 - The Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra released "The Sulli-Gulli." It was the only release by Sullivan.

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September 15th 1984 - Janet Jackson performed "Don't Stand Another Chance" and "Dream Street" on "American Bandstand."

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September 16th 1964 - "Shindig!" premiered on ABC. The first show opened with Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, The Wellingtons, The Righteous Brothers, Bobby Sherman and Alan Sues.

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September 17th 1963 - "The Fugitive" premiered on ABC-TV. The show starred David Janssen.

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September 16th 1965 - The second season of "Shindig!" was opened with the Rolling Stones performing "Satisfaction." The Kinks, Byrds and Everly Brothers also appeared on the season opener.

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September 17th 1972 - The first episode of "M*A*S*H" aired on CBS.

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September 17th 1964 - ABC began airing the series "Bewitched."

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September 17th 1965 - "Hogan's Heroes" debuted on CBS-TV.

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September 17th 1978 - The series "Battlestar Galactica" began airing on ABC.

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September 17th 1966 - "Mission Impossible" premiered on CBS-TV.

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September 17th 1995 - The 10th season of "Married With Children" began.

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September 17th 1991 - The first episode of "Home Improvement" aired on ABC.

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September 17th 1955 - "The Perry Como Show" moved to Saturday nights on NBC-TV.

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September 17th 2002 - "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" returned to television on Animal Planet.

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September 17th 2010 - CBS aired the final episode of "As the World Turns."

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September 17th 1965 - "The Smothers Brothers Show" premiered on CBS-TV.

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September 17th 1967 - The Doors appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and performed "Light My Fire" and "People Are Strange."

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September 17th 1966 - Neil Diamond performed "Cherry Cherry" on "American Bandstand."

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September 17th 1967 - The Who appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. An incident occurred with flash explosions that damaged Pete Townshend's ears.

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September 17th 1967, The Doors were banned from The Ed Sullivan Show after Jim Morrison broke his agreement with the show’s producers. Morrison said before the performance that he wouldn’t sing the words, ‘Girl, we couldn’t get much higher,’ from 'Light My Fire' but did anyway. The Doors also performed their new single 'People Are Strange.'

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September 17th 1989 - At the Emmy Awards, Paula Abdul won Best Choreography for her work on "The Tracey Ullman Show."

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25 years ago today, on September 17th 1991, the TV sitcom Full House kicked off its 5th season with the episode "Double Trouble."

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September 18th 1965 - The first episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" was shown on NBC-TV. The last show was televised on September 1, 1970.

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September 18th 1978 - The first episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati" aired on CBS.

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September 18th 1983, KISS appeared without their 'make-up' for the first time during an interview on MTV promoting the release of their newest album, Lick It Up.

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September 18th 1983 - ABC began airing "Hardcastle and McCormick."

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September 18th 1957 - "The Big Record" premiered on CBS-TV. The show only lasted one season.

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September 18th 1955 - The "Ed Sullivan Show" began on CBS-TV. The show had been "The Toast of the Town" since 1948.

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September 18th 1969 - Tiny Tim announced on "The Tonight Show" to Johnny Carson his engagement to Miss Vicki Budinger. Carson asked the two to be married on the show. They made TV history with the wedding on December 17, 1969.

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September 18th 1984 - The Beatles shared the Video Vanguard category, with David Bowie, at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards.

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10 years ago today, on September 18th 2006, the CW Network was launched.

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September 18th 1976 - The second annual Rock Music Awards ran on CBS.

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September 18th 1976 - A taped performance of Elton John & Kiki Dee performing "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" on "American Bandstand."

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September 18th 1963 - "The Patty Duke Show" premiered on ABC-TV.

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September 18th 1989 - A California Raisins commercial that featured a "claymation" version of Michael Jackson debuted on U.S. television.

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September 19th 1970 - The first episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" aired on CBS.

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September 19th 1972 - The 100th episode of "Hawaii Five-O" aired.

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September 19th 1984 - NBC began airing "Highway to Heaven."

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September 19th 1994 - NBC began airing the television series "ER."

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September 19th 1992 - The pilot episode of "Renegade" aired.

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September 19th 1999 - The first episode of "Judging Amy" aired.

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September 19th 2005 - The pilot episode of "How I Met Your Mother" aired on CBS.

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September 19th 1953 - Gisele MacKenzie took over as host on NBC-TV’s "Your Hit Parade."

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September 19th 1955 - Eva Marie Saint, Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman starred in the "Producer’s Showcase" presentation of "Our Town" on NBC-TV.

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September 19th 1998, American country music star Red Foley died aged 58. Sold over 25 million records, hosted the first popular country music series on network television, Ozark Jubilee.

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September 19th 1961 - Troy Shondell performed "This Time" on "American Bandstand."

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September 19th 1962 - Brian Hyland performed "Warmed Over Kisses (Left Over Love)" on "American Bandstand."

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September 19th 1964 - The Superbs performed "Baby Baby All the Time" on "American Bandstand."

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September 19th 1970 - Bobby Bloom performed "Montego Bay" on "American Bandstand."

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September 19th 1981 - A video of the Jacksons' "The Triumph (Can You Feel It)" was aired on "American Bandstand."

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September 19th 1981 - Simon and Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York's Central Park for an HBO special. Over 400,000 fans attend the show. The performance was recorded for a record and video release.

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September 19th 1997 - VH1 aired "Storytellers" live for the first time. The show was a 90 minute special featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.

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September 20th 1953 - The TV show "Letter to Loretta" premiered. The name was changed to "The Loretta Young Show" on February 14, 1954.

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September 20th 1964 - After a charity show that finished their U.S. tour, the Beatles appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

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September 20th 1953 - Jimmy Stewart debuted on the radio western "The Six Shooter" on NBC.

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September 20th 1969 - Associated TV bought control of the Beatles' music publishing company, Northern Songs, for a million pounds.

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September 20th 1955 - "You'll Never Be Rich" premiered on CBS-TV. The name was changed less than two months later to "The Phil Silvers Show."

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September 20th 1979 - The first episode of "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" aired on NBC.

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September 20th 1984 - The first episode of "The Cosby Show" aired on NBC.

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September 20th 1984 - The first episode of "Who's the Boss?" aired on ABC.

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September 20th 2004 - CBS News announced that they could not authenticate several documents that had been used in a "60 Minutes" story that questioned U.S. President George Bush's service in the National Guard. Two days later CBS announced that a panel would be appointed to investigate the story.

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September 20th 1957 - Don Rondo performed "There's Only You" on "American Bandstand."

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September 20th 1969 - Creedence Clearwater Revival performed "Commotion" and "Down on the Corner" on "American Bandstand."

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September 20th 1946 - WNBT-TV in New York became the first station to promote a motion picture. Scenes from "The Jolson Story" were shown.

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September 20th 1975 - Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods performed "Our Last Song Together" on "American Bandstand."

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September 20th 1975 - Ralph Carter performed "When You're Young and in Love" on "American Bandstand."

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September 20th 1969, Based on the comic-book TV series Archie and his friends The Archie's started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with Sugar Sugar. It became the longest running One Hit Wonder in the UK after spending eight weeks at the top of the charts.

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September 20th 1975 - The Bay City Rollers appeared live on the premiere of the Howard Cosell's Saturday Night show on ABC-TV. It was their U.S. debut.

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September 20th 1976 - The Captain & Tennille show premiered on ABC-TV.

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September 21st 1948 - Milton Berle debuted as the host of "The Texaco Star Theater" on NBC-TV. The show later became "The Milton Berle Show." Berle was the regular host until 1967.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/16 at 11:37 pm

September 21st 1953 - CBS aired Orwell's "1984" as a TV movie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 12:08 am

September 21st 1960 - Dorsey Burnetter performed "Hey Little One" on "American Bandstand."

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September 21st 1970 - "NFL Monday Night Football" made its debut on ABC-TV. The game was between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets. The Browns won 31-21.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 12:29 am

September 21st 1963 - Skeeter Davis performed "I Can't Stay Mad at You" on "American Bandstand."

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September 21st 1972 - ABC-TV debuted "In Concert." Alice Cooper appeared in the first episode.

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September 21st 1963 - Garnett Mimms performed "Cry Baby" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 1:59 am

1968 - Jay & the Techniques performed "Baby, Make Your Own Sweet Music" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 2:50 am

September 21st 1957 - The first episode of "Perry Mason" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 4:01 am

September 21st 1971, The first edition of the new BBC TV music show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' was aired. Presented by Richard Williams, the show included; film clips of Jimi Hendrix from Monterey Festival playing 'Wild Thing', Bob Dylan playing 'Maggie's Farm', plus America and Lesley Duncan 'live' in the studio. The influential show went on to enjoy a run from 1971 to 1987. According to presenter Bob Harris, the programme derived its name from a Tin Pan Alley phrase from years before. When they got the first pressing of a record they would play it to people they called the old greys—doormen in grey suits. The songs they could remember and whistle, having heard it just once or twice, had passed the old grey whistle test.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 4:32 am

1974 - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles performed "Do It Baby" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 5:56 am

September 21st 1968 - The television show "Adam-12" debuted on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 6:30 am

September 21st 1999 - HBO's live music show, "Reverb," debuted with performances by Alanis Morissette and Everlast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 8:05 am

September 21st 1993 - The first episode of "NYPD Blue" aired on ABC.

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September 21st 2001 - "America: A Tribute to Heroes" was shown on 35 separate broadcast and cable networks simultaneously. The telethon raised $150 million in pledges to benefit families of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. The pledges were made from September 21 through September 24, 2001.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 5:14 pm

September 21st 1998 - The first episode of "Will & Grace" aired on NBC.

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September 21st 1985, With the help Of heavy MTV exposure 'Money For Nothing' gave Dire Straits their first US No.1 single.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/16 at 11:52 pm

September 22nd 1960 - Johnny Tillotson performed "Poetry in Motion" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 12:37 am

September 22nd 1964 - "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." debuted on NBC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 1:11 am

September 22nd 1973 - Lobo performed "How Can I Tell Her" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 1:58 am

September 22nd 1961 - Lee Dorsey performed "Ya-Ya" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 2:30 am

September 22nd 1984 - Gary U.S. Bonds performed "Standing in the Line of Fire" and "Sneaking Away" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 3:10 am

September 22nd 1984 - The video for Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" was aired on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 3:53 am

September 22nd 2004 - The Federal Communications Commission voted to fine CBS a record $550,000 for indecency related to the Super Bowl in which Janet Jackson's right breast was exposed. The FCC fined each of the 20 CBS-owned television stations the maximum penalty of $27,500.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 4:36 am

September 22nd 1984 - The Psychedelic Furs performed "Heaven" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 5:46 am

September 22nd 1979 - ABC began airing the first episode of "Hart to Hart."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 5:56 am

September 22nd 1967, The Doors appeared on the Murray the K show on WPIX-TV in New York City performing 'People Are Strange' and 'Light My Fire.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 6:03 am

September 22nd 1985 - NBC began airing the series "Amazing Stories."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 6:55 am

September 22nd 1986 - The TV show "ALF" debuted on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 7:10 am

September 22nd 1992 - "MTV Unplugged" renamed one episode "MTV Plugged" when Bruce Springsteen played an electric set on the show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 7:46 am

September 22nd 1987 - ABC aired the first episode of "Full House."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 8:13 am

September 22nd 1989 - NBC began airing the series "Baywatch."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 8:41 am

September 22nd 1994 - NBC began airing the series "Friends."

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September 22nd 1986 - The TV show "ALF" debuted on NBC.


It's been 30 years.  :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 5:01 pm

September 22nd 1999 - The 10th season of "L.A. Law" began.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 5:34 pm

September 22nd 2003 - The pilot episode of "Two and a Half Men" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 6:01 pm

September 22nd 2004 - CBS News announced that a panel would investigate the "60 Minutes" story that used forged documents to question U.S. President George W. Bush's National Guard Service. The segment was based on several alleged memos from Bush's days in the National Guard. The memos were called forged or fake by many document experts.

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Written By: nally on 09/22/16 at 6:17 pm


September 22nd 1994 - NBC began airing the series "Friends."

A sitcom that would eventually last for 10 seasons.

In 1998 the older episodes (that is, prior to '98) went into syndication.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 6:45 pm

September 22nd 2011 - The pilot episode of "Person of Interest" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 7:12 pm

September 22nd 2004 - The first season of "CSI: New York" began.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 9:23 pm

September 22nd 2001, ‘A Tribute to Heroes’ was aired commercial-free on most of the major US TV networks. The live program was organised to raise money following the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York’s World Trade Center. Neil Young, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, U2, Limp Bizkit, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam all performed. Manning the telephones to take pledges were celebrities including Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Goldie Hawn, Robin Williams, Meg Ryan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kurt Russell, Adam Sandler and many more.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 9:58 pm

September 22nd 2004 - The pilot episode of "Lost" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 10:29 pm

September 22nd 2005 - The first episode of "Criminal Minds" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 11:13 pm

September 22nd 1969, A new weekly TV show 'The Music Scene' aired on ABC in the US for the first time. Stevie Wonder, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Tom Jones, Cass Elliot, James Brown, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone were all booked to appear on the show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 12:57 am

September 23rd 1962 - "The Jetsons" premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first program on the network to be carried in color.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 1:48 am

September 23rd 1968 - "Here's Lucy" aired for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 3:25 am

September 23rd 1952 - The first Pay Television sporting event took place. The Marciano-Walcott fight was seen in 49 theaters in 31 cities.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 4:19 am

September 23rd 1992 - The first episode of "Mad About You" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 5:22 am

September 23rd 1951 - The first transcontinental telecast was received on the west coast. The show "Crusade for Freedom" was broadcast by CBS-TV from New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 6:10 am

September 23rd 1976 - The first season of "Black Sheep Squadron" began on NBC under the name "Baa Baa Black Sheep".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 6:46 am

September 23rd 1986 - The first season of "Matlock" began on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 7:30 am

September 23rd 2002 - The first season of "CSI: Miami" began.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 7:44 am

September 23rd 1956 - Mickey Dolenz began his television career in NBC's "Circus Boy" series. He later became a member of the Monkees.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 8:01 am

September 23rd 2003 - The series "NCIS" premiered on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 8:18 am

September 23rd 1959 - The Clovers performed "Love Potion #9" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 8:41 am

September 23rd 1967 - Strawberry Alarm Clock performed "Incense and Peppermints" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 5:12 pm

September 23rd 2004 - It was announced that a "lost" episode of The Honeymooners" had been found in the Peabody Awards archive at the University of Georgia. The episode, entitled "Love Letter," originally broadcast on October 16, 1954, on "The Jackie Gleason Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 6:08 pm

September 23rd 2011 - "All My Children" aired its last episode. The show had run for 41 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 10:10 pm

September 23rd 1999 - Coolio appeared on TV's "Judge Joe" to settle a financial dispute with his backing band the Wyld Bunch. The judge ruled the band was due $4,000 in unpaid earnings.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 11:21 pm

September 23rd 2013, Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California was shut down for a 15-song set by Paul McCartney on the roof of the El Capitan Theatre. An estimated crowd of 10,000 listened from the street. The show followed his appearance on TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 12:41 am

September 24th 1967, Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' at West Malling Air Station, Maidstone, Kent with the shooting of the 'Your Mother Should Know' ballroom finale. With The Beatles all dressed in white suits and shoes, gliding down a glittery staircase as 160 members of Peggy Spencer's dance team swirled round about.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 1:34 am

September 24th 1968 - "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 2:16 am

September 24th 1961 - "The Bullwinkle Show" premiered in prime time on NBC-TV. The show was originally on ABC in the afternoon as "Rocky and His Friends."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 3:12 am

September 24th 1968 - "The Mod Squad" premiered on ABC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 3:42 am

September 24th 1955 - Judy Garland made her TV debut on the "Ford Star Jubilee" on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 4:30 am

September 24th 1962 - Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt Kickers performed "Monster Mash" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 5:56 am

September 24th 1989 - O.J. Simpson was a guest on the 15th Anniversary Special of "Saturday Night Live."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 7:24 am

September 24th 2006 - The Detroit Tigers clinched their first playoff berth since 1987.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 7:25 am

September 24th 1970 - The first episode of "The Odd Couple" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 7:43 am

September 24th 1958 - Johnny Tillotson performed "Will I'm Your Man" and "Dreamy Eyes" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 8:03 am

September 24th 1977 - "The Love Boat" debuted on ABC-TV. The theme song was sung by Jack Jones and was written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 8:31 am

September 24th 1966 - Martha & the Vandellas performed "What Am I Going to Do Without Your Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 8:45 am

September 24th 1975, Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Sailing'. The song became a hit after it was used in a TV documentary series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 9:08 am

September 24th 1985 - The first episode of "Growing Pains" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 4:08 pm

September 24th 1987 - The series "A Different World" debuted on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 4:26 pm

September 24th 1977 - Debby Boone performed "You Light Up My Life" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 5:10 pm

September 24th 1989 - Prince made an appearance on the 15-year anniversary of Saturday Night Live. He performed the song "Electric Chair."

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Written By: Howard on 09/24/16 at 5:41 pm


September 24th 1985 - The first episode of "Growing Pains" aired on ABC.


good show BTW.  :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 6:20 pm

September 24th 1994 - The 20th season of "Saturday Night Live" began on NBC. Eric Clapton performed on the show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 7:18 pm

September 24th 1977 - Paul Nicholas performed "Heaven on the 7th Floor" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 7:41 pm

September 24th 1991 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Fatal Fashion" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 7:57 pm

September 24th 1993 - ABC debuted the series "Boy Meets World."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 8:29 pm

September 24th 1996 - The 200th episode of "Roseanne" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 8:58 pm

September 24th 1997 - ABC began airing the series "Dharma and Greg."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 9:33 pm

September 24th 2007 - The pilot episode of "The Big Bang Theory" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 1:00 am

September 25th 1997 - NBC sportscaster Marv Albert pled guilty to assault and battery of a lover. He was fired from NBC within hours.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 1:54 am

September 25th 1965, The Beatles cartoon series premiered on ABC TV in the US. The first story was titled 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' and had the group exploring the ocean floor in a diving bell where they met a lovesick octopus.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 2:36 am

September 25th 1997 - The first episode of "Veronica's Closet" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 3:09 am

September 25th 1968, Welsh singer Mary Hopkin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Those Were The Days'. Hopkins had signed to The Beatles Apple label after appearing on UK TV talent show Opportunity Knocks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 4:03 am

September 25th 1999 - Peter Benchley's "Amazon" began airing in syndication.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 6:06 am

September 25th 1999 - The 10th season of "Baywatch" began with the airing of the 200th episode.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 6:44 am

September 25th 2012 - The 10th season of "NCIS" began on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 8:02 am

September 25th 1976 - The Walter Murphy Band performed "A Fifth of Beethoven" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 8:46 am

September 25th 1970, The first episode of The Partridge Family was shown on US TV, featuring Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey and Danny Bonaduce.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 6:11 pm

September 25th 1982, Queen made a guest appearance on US TV's Saturday Night Live, where they performed 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and 'Under Pressure'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 7:15 pm

September 25th 1993, Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince started a two week run at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Boom! Shake The Room'. Featuring Will Smith who was a rapper and actor starring in TV show The Fresh Prince of Belle Aire in 1993.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 7:02 am

September 26th 1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 9:07 am

September 26th 1986 - The episode of "Dallas" that had Bobby Ewing returning from the dead was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 7:43 pm

September 26th 1962 - "The Beverly Hillbillies" premiered on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 8:03 pm

September 26th 1996, Police found drugs hidden in a Smarties tube when they raided the London home of Paula Yates and INXS singer Michael Hutchence. The couple were away in Australia at the time of the raid.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 8:48 pm

September 26th 1957 - The Rays performed "Silhouettes" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 10:06 pm

September 26th 1964 - "Gilligan's Island" premiered on CBS-TV. The show aired for the last time on September 4, 1967.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 11:38 pm

September 26th 1961 - Dion performed "Runaround Sue" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 11:42 pm

September 26th 1982 - The first episode of "Knight Rider" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 12:51 am

September 27th 1954 - The "Tonight!" show made its debut on NBC-TV with Steve Allen as host.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 5:54 am

September 27th 1970 - "The Original Amateur Hour" aired for the last time on CBS. It had been on television for 22 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 7:46 am

September 27th 2004 - It was announced that Conan O'Brien will take over Jay Leno's position on the "Tonight" show in 2009.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 8:12 am

September 27th 1961 - Chubby Checker performed "The Fly" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 8:47 am

September 27th 1962 - Mary Wells performed "You Beat Me to the Punch" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 5:58 pm

September 27th 1964, The Beach Boys made their TV debut on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' on US TV where they performed 'I Get Around' and 'Wendy'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 11:10 pm

September 27th 1986 - The episode "The Raich" from the animated series "Ewoks" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 12:23 am

September 28th 1944 - "The Boys From Boise" was shown on WABD in New York as the first full-length comedy written for television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 12:57 am

September 28th 1961 - "Dr. Kildare" premiered on NBC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 1:41 am

September 28th 1984 - Bob Hope showed outtakes of his 34 years in television on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 3:32 am

September 28th 1955 - The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 4:30 am

September 28th 1991 - Michael Jordan was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 6:08 am

September 28th 1963 - Bobby Rydell performed "Let's Make Love Tonight" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 6:16 am

September 28th 1976 - The 100th episode of "M*A*S*H" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 8:11 am

September 28th 1951 – CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 8:32 am

September 28th 1961 - "Hazel" premiered on NBC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 8:42 am

September 28th 1987 - The first episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 2:50 pm

September 28th 1963 - The Ronettes performed "By My Baby" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 3:09 pm

September 28th 1968 - Clarence Carter performed "Slip Away" and "Funky Fever" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 3:16 pm

September 28th 1973 - The Rolling Stones appeared on U.S. television for the first time since 1967.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 5:55 pm

September 28th 1987 - Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson were guests on the television show "$10,000 Pyramid."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 11:54 pm

September 29th 1953 - "Make Room for Daddy" premiered on ABC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 12:28 am

September 29th 1960 - "My Three Sons" debuted on ABC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 12:55 am

September 29th 1977 - Eva Shain became the first woman to officiate a heavyweight title boxing match. About 70 million people on watched Muhammad Ali defeat Ernie Shavers on NBC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 1:28 am

September 29th 1960 - Chubby Checker performed "The Twist" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 3:13 am

September 29th 1963 - "The Judy Garland Show" premiered on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 4:33 am

September 29th 1963 - "My Favorite Martian" premiered on CBS-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 6:11 am

September 29th 1985 - The pilot episode of "MacGyver" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 4:26 pm

September 29th 1986 - The first episode of "Designing Women" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 4:41 pm

September 29th 1975 – WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world's first black-owned-and-operated television station.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 5:31 pm

September 29th 1992 - The 100th episode of "Roseanne" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 5:47 pm

September 29th 2002 - The first pilot episode of "American Chopper" aired. A second pilot was aired on January 19, 2003.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 8:43 am

September 30th 1965, Donovan made his US television debut on Shindig! along with The Hollies, The Turtles and the Dave Clark Five.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 8:57 pm

September 30th 1993 - David Crosby and George Harrison appeared on the fifth season premiere of "The Simpsons."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 10:41 pm

September 30th 1989 - Neil Young appeared on "Saturday Night Live" and performed "Rockin' In The Free World".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 10:56 pm

September 30th 1994, T.A.F.K.A.P. launched music channel VH1 in the UK, which gave the first airing of his new video 'Dolphin.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 12:22 am

September 30th 1998 - Jonny Lang, Slash (Guns 'n' Roses), Joey Ramone (Ramones) and Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) and others appeared on "The Drew Carey Show". All the musicians were trying out for lead guitarist of Carey's band.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 3:01 am

October 1st 1973, The Simon Park Orchestra were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Eye Level,' taken from the ITV series 'Van Der Valk.' It was the first TV theme to become a No.1 in the UK.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 6:57 am

October 1st 1999, Singer Lena Zavaroni died aged 35 after a long battle against anorexia. Zavoroni was discovered on TV talent show Opportunity Knocks, in 1974 she became the youngest British singer to earn a silver disc with 'Ma He's Making Eyes At Me' and the youngest person to appear on TV's Top Of The Pops.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 5:17 pm

October 1st 1962 – First broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

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Written By: Howard on 10/01/16 at 5:22 pm


October 1st 1962 – First broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.


It lasted 30 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 5:32 pm


It lasted 30 years.
I wondered when it finished.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/16 at 2:36 am

October 2nd 1925 – John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/16 at 7:56 am

October 2nd 1959 – The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/16 at 4:02 am

October 5th 2000, UK TV show Top Of The Pops issued a Top 40 chart based on singles that had spent the longest time on the UK chart. No.3 was 'My Way' by Frank Sinatra, No.2 'She Loves You', The Beatles and No.1 'Relax' by Frankie Goes To Hollywood'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/16 at 11:59 pm

October 6th 1949 - The "Ed Wynn Show" became the first regularly scheduled network show to be broadcasted from the West Coast of the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 12:32 am

October 7th 1964 - The Beatles appeared on "Shindig!" The show was taped in London and included the songs "I'm a Loser," "Kansas City," and "Boys."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 2:20 am

October 7th 1964 - The made-for-television movie "See How They Run" premiered.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 3:28 am

October 7th 1950 - "The Frank Sinatra Show" debuted.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 6:22 am

October 7th 1952 - "Bob Horn's Bandstand" began as a local program in Philadelphia. Dick Clark began hosting the show in July of 1956.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 6:35 am

October 7th 1967, Cass Elliot from The Mamas And The Papas spent the night in a London jail after being accused of stealing from a hotel. A TV and concert appearance had to be cancelled.

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Written By: Howard on 10/07/16 at 7:24 am


October 7th 1967, Cass Elliot from The Mamas And The Papas spent the night in a London jail after being accused of stealing from a hotel. A TV and concert appearance had to be cancelled.


What did she steal? ???

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 7:29 am


What did she steal? ???
good question?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 7:30 am

October 7th 1968, Jose Feliciano performed a controversial version of The Star Spangled Banner before the fifth game of the World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals. As a result of his slow, Bluesy delivery, many radio stations refused to play his songs, and his career suffered.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 7:34 am


What did she steal? ???
Alledgely stealing two keys and two blankets.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 7:42 am

October 7th 1996 – The Fox News Channel begins broadcasting.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Howard on 10/07/16 at 8:25 am


good question?


a sandwich?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 8:29 am


a sandwich?
The answer is above!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 5:53 pm

October 7th 1978 - The Rolling Stones appeared on "Saturday Night Live."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 12:12 am

October 8th 1998 - The 100th episode of "Friends" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 1:01 am

October 8tn 2000 - NBC debuted the television series "Ed."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 1:31 am

October 8th 2000 - The first episode of "Nikki" aired on the WB network.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 3:40 am

October 8th 1956 - The show "Lawrence Welk’s Top Tunes and New Talent" debuted.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 4:09 am

October 8th 1994 - "Elvis Aaron Presley - The Tribute" was aired as a pay-per-view special.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 4:15 am

October 8th 1988 - Keith Richards appeared as a musical guest on "Saturday Night Live."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 7:16 am

October 8th 1977, One half of TV cop show "Starsky & Hutch" (he was blonde Hutch), David Soul was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Silver Lady', his second and last UK No.1 single.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 3:38 am

October 10th 1970, The Carpenters were at No.2 on the US singles chart with 'We've Only Just Begun.' The song was originally written for a TV commercial advertising a bank.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 10:06 pm

October 10th 1992 - HBO aired the Michael Jackson concert "From Bucharest - The Dangerous Tour." They taped the show on September 19th in Bucharest, Romania.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 10:22 pm

October 10th 1950 - The FCC approved the CBS color TV system effective November 20. CBS had promised 20 hours of color programs a week within two months.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 10:50 pm

October 10th 2010 - Discovery Kids was relaunched and rebranded as The Hub. It was a joint operation by Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc.

Subject: Re: Today in Television History

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 12:19 am

October 11th 1971 - Hugh Downs left the "Today" show and "Concentration." He later became the host of ABC's "20/20".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 2:27 am

1975 - "Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time. George Carlin was the guest host. Janis Ian performed "At Seventeen" and "In the Winter" and Billy Preston played "Nothing from Nothing" and "Fancy Lady."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 7:05 am

October 11th 2004 – The PBS Kids Go! programming block is introduced replacing PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch a joint programming block with Nelvana Limited.

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Written By: nally on 10/11/16 at 8:44 pm


October 11th 1975 - "Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time. George Carlin was the guest host. Janis Ian performed "At Seventeen" and "In the Winter" and Billy Preston played "Nothing from Nothing" and "Fancy Lady."


Happy 41st b'day to SNL! :D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 9:50 pm


Happy 41st b'day to SNL! :D
I have still never watched it!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/16 at 3:13 am

October 12th 1960 – Television viewers in Japan unexpectedly witness the assassination of Inejiro Asanuma, leader of the Japan Socialist Party, when he is stabbed and killed during a live broadcast.

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Written By: nally on 10/12/16 at 10:11 pm


I have still never watched it!

I have never watched a full episode, but I did once watch an SNL special on commercial spoofs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/16 at 7:26 pm

October 13th 1974, TV host Ed Sullivan died. Leader of the Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra. Introduced The Beatles and other UK acts to America via his Ed Sullivan TV show, from New York City, which ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, on CBS every Sunday night at 8pm. The Beatles appearance on February 9th 1964 is considered a milestone in American pop culture and the beginning of the British Invasion in music. The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/16 at 7:41 pm

October 13th 1963, The Beatles made their debut on ITV's 'Sunday Night at The London Palladium', topping the bill and transmitted live to an audience of 15 million viewers. They played, 'From Me To You', 'She Loves You', 'Twist and Shout' and 'I'll Get You.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/16 at 5:48 pm

October 22nd 1974 - Fidel Castro gave his first in-depth interview since 1968. Dan Rather interviewed him on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/16 at 5:55 pm

October 22nd 1961 - Chubby Checker appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and performed "The Twist."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/16 at 6:46 pm

October 22nd 1991 - The 100th episode of "Full House" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/16 at 11:48 pm

October 23rd 1954 - Walt Disney appeared on the cover of "TV Guide." He was pictured on a TV screen surrounded by his most famous cartoon characters.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/16 at 12:20 am

October 23rd 1956 - NBC broadcasted the first videotape recording. The tape of Jonathan Winters was seen coast to coast in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/16 at 12:35 am

October 23rd 1984 - "NBC Nightly News" aired footage of the severe drought in Ethiopia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/16 at 2:35 am

October 23rd 2002 - A Michigan appeals court reversed the 1999 decision against the "Jenny Jones Show." The court ruled that the program had no legal duty to protect a guest who was murdered after revealing a gay crush. Scott Amedure was shot to death by Jonathan Schmitz in 1995, three days after Amedure revealed an attraction to Schmitz during a taping of the show in Chicago. The segment was never aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/16 at 3:24 am

October 23rd 2011 - The pilot episode of "Once Upon a Time" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/16 at 3:38 am

October 23rd 1976, Led Zeppelin made their US television debut on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, they performed ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Dazed And Confused’.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/16 at 4:29 am

October 23rd 2012 – After 38 years, the world's first teletext service (BBC's Ceefax) ceases broadcast due to Northern Ireland completing the digital switchover.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/16 at 7:07 pm

October 25th 1964, The Rolling Stones appeared for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show from New York, performing ‘Around And Around’ and ‘Time Is On My Side’. A riot broke out in the studio, prompting Sullivan’s infamous quote, ‘I promise you they’ll never be back on our show again.’ The Rolling Stones went on to make a further five appearances on Sullivan’s show between 1965 and 1969.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/16 at 8:36 pm

October 25th 1982 - The first episode of "Newhart" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/16 at 9:48 pm

October 25th 1990 - The 200th episode of "Cheers" aired on NBC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/16 at 10:21 pm

October 25th 1985, R.E.M. The Smiths and Tom Waits all appeared on The Tube at Tyne Tree Television Studios, Newcastle, England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 2:01 am

October 26th 1981 - The 10th season of "M*A*S*H" began on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 3:35 am

October 26th 1994 - Roseanne Barr appeared on her TV show "Roseanne" dressed as Prince.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 3:55 am

October 26th 1990 - William S. Paley died at the age of 89. He was the founder of CBS Inc.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 5:57 am

October 26th 2015, Justin Bieber cleaned up at the MTV's EMAs - (European Music Awards), winning best male, best North American act, best collaboration for 'Where Are You Now?', with Skrillex and Diplo, biggest fans and best look. One Direction won the prize for best pop, Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' won best song and Rihanna was named best female.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 8:50 pm

October 26th 1959 - Marv Johnson performed "You Got What It Takes" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 9:12 pm

October 26th 1974 - Johnny Bristol performed "You and I" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 12:12 am

October 27th 1959 - Stonewall Jackson performed "Waterloo" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 1:24 am

October 27th 1945 - U.S. President Harry S. Truman made his first live television appearance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 2:14 am

October 27th 1947 - The first episode of "You Bet Your Life" premiered on ABC Radio. The show was later shown on NBC TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 2:20 am

October 27th 1984 - Stephen Stills performed "Stranger" and "Can't Let Go" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 2:40 am

October 27th 1954 - The first Walt Disney television show "Disneyland" premiered on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 3:34 am

October 27th 1984 - Steve Perry's video for "Strung Out" was played on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 4:42 am

October 27 1984 - Prime Time performed "I Owe It to Myself" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 5:49 am

October 27th 1988 - The 10th season of "Knots Landing" began.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 6:09 am

October 27th 1998 - The reunion episode "CHiPs '99" aired for the first time on the cable network TNT.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 6:49 am

October 27th 2007 - The 500th episode of "Pokémon" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 1:15 am

October 28th 1956, Elvis Presley made his second appearance on US TV’s The Ed Sullivan Show, where the host presents him with a gold record for ‘Love Me Tender’.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 2:34 am

October 28th 1958, Buddy Holly appeared on Dick Clark's American Bandstand, where he lip-synched ‘It's So Easy’ and ‘Heartbeat’. It would be Holly's last major TV appearance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 4:37 am

October 28th 1963 - The 100th episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 5:46 am

October 28th 1996 - Members of the New York Yankees and their manager appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 5:55 am

October 28th 1956 – Elvis Presley receives a polio vaccination on national TV. This single event is credited with raising immunization levels in the United States from 0.6% to over 80% in just six months.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 7:42 am

October 28th 1964 - The 100th episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 7:52 am

October 28th 1976 - The 200th episode of "Hawaii Five-O" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 4:31 pm

October 28th 1978 - The movie "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" aired on NBC-TV as the NBC Movie of the Week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/16 at 12:19 am

October 29th 1962, The Beatles made their second appearance on the Granada TV program ‘People and Places.’ Filmed in Manchester, they performed two songs, 'Love Me Do' and ‘A Taste of Honey’.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/16 at 1:25 am

October 29th 1956 - "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/16 at 2:56 am

October 29th 1956 - Videotape was used for the first time in network television programming. CBS recorded the evening news and fed the tape to West Coast stations three hours later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/16 at 3:45 am

October 29th 1959 - General Mills became the first corporation to use close-circuit television.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/16 at 4:56 pm

October 29th 1996 - The 100th episode of "Mad About You" aired.

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Written By: nally on 11/01/16 at 5:59 pm

November 1st 1999 - The Early Show premiered on CBS. It would last until early 2012.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/16 at 6:11 am

November 2nd 1964, During a live 'Ready Steady Go!' TV show, singing 'Donna The Prima Donna' Dion walked off the show after becoming irritated by the audience dancing around him.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/16 at 6:11 am

November 4th 1963 - The Beatles topped the bill at The Royal Variety Show at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London. With the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret in the audience, this was the night when John Lennon made his famous remark ‘In the cheaper seats you clap your hands. The rest of you, just rattle your jewellery’. The show was broadcast on UK television on the Nov 10th 1963.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/16 at 1:06 am

November 5tb 1956, "The Nat King Cole Show" debuted on NBC-TV in America. The Cole program was the first of its kind hosted by an African-American.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/16 at 6:06 pm

November 5th 1982, Channel 4 TV's The Tube had its first showing. Presented by Paula Yates and Jools Holland, the show featured The Jam and an interview with Mick Jagger. The first live act on the show was local band Toy Dolls. The show ran until 1987 and was named after the plexiglass tunnel which led down into Studio Five at Tyne Tees TV, the place where all the stars from the 80’s subsequently appeared.

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Written By: nally on 11/06/16 at 12:25 pm

November 6th 1947: Meet the Press makes its television debut on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/16 at 11:12 pm

November 8th 1972 – HBO launches its programming, with the broadcast of the 1971 movie Sometimes a Great Notion, starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 2:05 am

November 8th 1975, David Bowie made his US TV debut performing 'Fame', on the Cher CBS-TV show. Bowie who was living in New York at the time had written the song with John Lennon during a jamming session.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 11/08/16 at 7:39 am


November 8th 1975, David Bowie made his US TV debut performing 'Fame', on the Cher CBS-TV show. Bowie who was living in New York at the time had written the song with John Lennon during a jamming session.


Also on November 8th (all of my posts are based on my personal collection):

1985- The Miami Vice episode "Junk Love" airs on NBC.
1988- Jackie Stallone and the The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) appear on the Phil Donahue Show.
1993- The Murphy Brown episode "All the Life That's Fit to Print" airs on CBS.
1996- The final episode of Jeopardy! with the "Grid Set" that had been used since 1991 airs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 1:56 pm

November 8th 1965 - The soap opera "Days of Our Lives" debuted on NBC-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 2:04 pm

November 8th 1957 - Chuck Berry performed "Rock 'n' Roll Music" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 4:52 pm

November 8th 1979 - The program, "The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage", premiered on ABC-TV. The show was planned to be temporary, but it evolved into "Nightline" in March of 1980.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 8:05 pm

November 8th 1969 - Cass Elliot performed "It's Getting Better" and "Make Your Own Kind of Music" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 8:09 pm

November 8th 1991 - Magic Johnson appeared on "The Arsenio Hall Show." It was his first appearance after announcing that he was HIV positive.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 8:33 pm

November 8th 2001, Winners at the MTV Europe Awards included Robbie Williams who won Best male and Best song for 'Rock DJ', Craig David won Best R&B act and Best UK & Ireland act, Dido won Best new act and Anastacia won Best pop act. Gorillaz won Best song for ‘Clint Eastwood’ and Best Dance act and Eminem won the Best Hip Hop award.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 8:56 pm

November 8th 1989 - The 100th episode of "Growing Pains" aired on ABC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 7:07 am

November 9th 1975 - David Bowie appeared on Cher's CBS TV show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 7:28 am

November 9th 1986 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Shooting Star" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 7:41 am

November 9th 1963 - Gene Pitney performed "24 Hours from Tulsa" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 8:00 am

November 9th 1994 - The "Perry Mason Mystery" TV movie "The Case of the Grimacing Governor" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 4:40 pm

November 9th 2014, One Direction were the big winners at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Glasgow, Scotland, picking up three awards including best pop act. They also won best live and biggest fans. Ariana Grande picked up her first EMA's for best female and best song for 'Problem'. 5 Seconds Of Summer won the Best New Act award.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 1:05 am

November 10th 1969 - "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 1:13 am

November 10th 1958 - The Four Aces performed "The World Outside" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 1:31 am

November 10th 1980 - CBS News anchor Dan Rather claimed he had been kidnapped in a cab. It turned out that Rather had refused to pay the cab fare.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 1:54 am

November 10th 1959 - Fats Domino performed "Be My Guest" and "I've Been Around" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 3:19 am

November 10th 1999 - Ted Danson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 4:35 am

November 10th 1973 - Steely Dan performed "My Old School" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 3:12 pm

November 10th 1984 - The Maria Vidal video for "Body Rock" was aired on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Howard on 11/10/16 at 3:23 pm


November 10th 1980 - CBS News anchor Dan Rather claimed he had been kidnapped in a cab. It turned out that Rather had refused to pay the cab fare.


that's so silly.

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Written By: Howard on 11/10/16 at 3:25 pm


November 10th 1969 - "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHp_Mq0hdxo

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 6:37 pm

November 10th 1984 - Dwight Twilley performed "Why You Wanna Break My Heart" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 1:46 am

November 11th 1967 - Van Morrison performed "Brown Eyed Girl" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 3:37 am

November 11th 1952 - The first video recorder was demonstrated by John Mullin and Wayne Johnson in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 4:56 am

November 11th 1984 - Gary Coleman, at age 13, underwent his second kidney transplant in Los Angeles. He had his first transplant at age 5.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 6:46 am

November 11th 2001 - ABC-TV aired the "I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary" special. The show featured never before seen footage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 7:05 am

November 11th 1971, BBC TV's Top Of The Pops celebrated its 400th show. The UK chart show was presented by Tony Blackburn with guests; Tom Jones, Dana, John Kongos, Cher, Slade, Cilla Black, The Piglets, Clodagh Rodgers and The Newbeats.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 7:20 am

November 11th 2010 - Gene Shalit left "The Today Show" after more than 40 years on the show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 2:53 pm

November 11th 1983, Mick Jagger appeared on the UK TV show The Tube to defend the video to The Rolling Stones latest single Undercover Of The Nightwhich had been banned by the Independent Broadcasting Authority. The Tube aired the video, minus the scene where Mick was shot through the head. The single peaked at No.8 on the UK chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 5:44 pm

November 11th 1995, TV actors Robson and Jerome had their second UK No.1 single when 'I Believe/Up On The Roof', started a four week run at the top of the charts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 8:27 pm

November 11th 1999, Britney Spears won four MTV Awards; Best Female Singer, Best Pop Act, Best Song, '...Baby One More Time', Best Breakthrough Artist. Best Rock Act went to The Offspring, Best Male Act, Will Smith and Bono won the Free Your Mind award.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/16 at 3:39 am

November 12th 1965, After changing his name from Toby Tyler to Marc Bolan, the future T Rex star performed his first single 'The Wizard' on the UK TV show 'Ready Steady Go!'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/16 at 5:11 am

November 12th 1957 - Joni James performed "Summer Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/16 at 7:03 am

November 12th 1966 - Count Five performed "Psychotic Reaction" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/16 at 8:26 am

November 12th 1996 - "Dennis Rodman's World Tour '96" debuted on MTV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/16 at 7:38 pm

November 12th 1998, Winners at the MTV Europe Awards included Madonna best female artist and album for 'Ray Of Light', The Spice Girls won best group, All Saints won breakthrough artist, Robbie Williams, best male artist and Natalie Imbruglia won best song with 'Torn.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 12:15 am

November 13th 1965 - Fontella Bass performed "Rescue Me" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 3:40 am

November 13th 1982 - Toni Basil performed "Mickey" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 4:36 am

November 13th 2001 - The 200th episode of "Frasier" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 7:26 am

November 13th 1965, Director Kenneth Tynan says the naughty word on BBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 6:15 pm

November 13th 1997 - Celine Dion released her first single in Japanese. The song, "Be The Man," was released in Japan only and is the theme to the Japanese TV drama "Eve."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 1:44 am

November 14th 1958 - Eddie Cochran performed "C'mon Everybody" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 3:01 am

November 14th 1960 - Wanda Jackson performed "Let's Have a Party" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 3:21 am

November 14th 1951 - The first telecast of a world lightweight title fight was seen coast to coast. Jimmy Carter beat Art Aragon in Los Angeles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 4:43 am

November 14th 1970 - Freda Payne performed "Deeper and Deeper" and "Band of Gold" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 5:17 am

November 14th 1964 - Bobby Freeman performed "S-W-I-M" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 7:12 am

November 14th 1965 - KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 7:29 pm

November 14th 1991, Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 11:32 pm

November 15th 1969 - The Cufflinks performed "Tracey" and "When Julie Come Around" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 2:19 am

November 15th 1969 - Dorothy Morrison performed "All God's Children Got Soul" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 2:41 am

November 15th 1965, The Rolling Stones made their US TV debut on Hullabaloo, performing ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’. Hullabaloo was an American one-hour musical variety series that ran on NBC from January 1965 through August 1966.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 3:02 am

November 15th 1996 - The reunion movie "Dallas: J.R. Returns" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 3:14 am

November 15th 1975 - David Ruffin performed " Walk Away From Love" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 4:11 am

November 15th 1985 - The 200th episode of "Dallas" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 5:01 am

November 15th 1999 - The 50th episode of "Ally McBeal" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 5:28 am

November 15th 1975 - ABBA performed "S.O.S." on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 5:30 am


November 15th 1975 - ABBA performed "S.O.S." on "American Bandstand”.
...and on Anni-Frid Lyngstad 30th birthday too!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 5:49 am

November 15th 2006 - Emmitt Smith was named winner of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 9:59 am

November 15th 2000, Winners at The MTV Europe Awards included All Saints for best pop act, Ricky Martin won best male artist, Madonna won best female artist, Red Hot Chili Peppers won best rock band, Blink 182 won best new act & Jennifer Lopez won best R&B act.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 5:43 pm

November 15th 2007, Kenneth Donnell, from Glasgow, paid £83,000 for two tickets to see Led Zeppelin rehearse and perform at the O2 arena in London on the 10th December. Donnell bid for the tickets as part of an auction for the BBC's Children in Need.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/16 at 5:31 am

November 17th 1968 – Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch it's exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/16 at 5:22 pm

November 17th 1978 – The Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS, receiving negative reception from critics, fans, and even Star Wars creator George Lucas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 2:00 am

November 17th 1956, Fats Domino appeared on the US TV Ed Sullivan Show performing 'Blueberry Hill.' Before the song became a rock and roll standard it had been recorded by various artists including Louis Armstrong, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Gene Autry and Jimmy Dorsey. The version by Fats Domino was ranked No.82 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 9:12 pm

November 18th 1983, R.E.M. made their first appearance outside the US when they appeared on Channel 4 UK TV show The Tube. The following night they made their live UK debut when the played at Dingwalls, London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 9:25 pm

November 18th 1993, Nirvana recorded their MTV unplugged special at Sony Studios, New York. Nirvana played a setlist composed of mainly lesser-known material and cover versions of songs by The Vaselines, David Bowie, Meat Puppets and Lead Belly. The album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 1996.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 10:06 pm

November 18th 1951 - Chuck Connors (Los Angeles Angels) became the first player to oppose the major league draft. Connors later became the star of the television show "The Rifleman."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 10:09 pm

November 18th 2007, 22-year-old X Factor winner Leona Lewis set a British record for the fastest-selling debut album with Spirit. The singer sold more than 375,000 copies in seven days, 12,000 more than the Arctic Monkeys' 2006 release Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. Oasis still had the overall record for the fastest selling British album, selling 813,000 copies in 1997.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/16 at 1:50 am

November 19th 1989 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the All-Star Assassin" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/16 at 2:12 am

November 19th 1999 - The 100th episode of "ER" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/16 at 2:27 am

November 19th 2008 - The 100th episode of "C.S.I.: NY" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/16 at 6:51 am

November 19th 1954 – Télé Monte Carlo, Europe's oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/16 at 7:17 am

November 19th 1967 – The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/16 at 3:15 pm

November 22nd 1957, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appeared as Tom and Jerry on ABC-TV's American Bandstand. Close friends through childhood, the first time they appeared on stage together was in a school play, Alice in Wonderland (Simon as the White Rabbit, Garfunkel as the Cheshire Cat). They later began performing together in their junior year as Tom and Jerry, with Simon as Jerry Landis and Garfunkel as Tom Graph.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/16 at 6:16 pm

November 22nd 1987 – Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 3:40 am

November 23rd 1963 – The BBC broadcasts the first episode of "An Unearthly Child" (starring William Hartnell), the first story from the first series of Doctor Who, which is now the world's longest running science fiction drama.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 6:55 am

November 23rd 1958 - The radio drama "Have Gun Will Travel" debuted. The show began after the end of the TV show of the same name.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 8:22 pm

November 23rd 1962 - Bobby Vinton performed "Troubles Is My Middle Name" and "Let's Kiss and Make Up" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 8:45 pm

November 23rd 1963 - April & Nino performed "Deep Purple" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 10:52 pm

November 24th 1959 - Tommy Edwards performed "Honestly and Truly" and "The Ways of Love" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 12:14 am

November 24th 1984 - Ollie & Jerry performed "Breakin'...There's No Stopping Us" and "Electric Boogaloo" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 12:38 am

November 24th 1984 - The Hall & Oats video for "Out of Touch" was aired on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 1:29 am

November 24th 1981 - The first episode of "Simon & Simon" aired on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 5:39 am

November 24th 1963 – In the first live, televised murder, Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is murdered two days after the assassination, by Jack Ruby, a nightclub operator, in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters. Oswald was being led by two detectives to an armoured car to take him to the nearby county jail.

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Written By: Howard on 11/24/16 at 3:03 pm


November 24th 1963 – In the first live, televised murder, Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is murdered two days after the assassination, by Jack Ruby, a nightclub operator, in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters. Oswald was being led by two detectives to an armoured car to take him to the nearby county jail.


So they kill him after then take him to jail? ???

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 4:01 pm

November 24th 1986 - Paul McCartney took part in the annual "Royal Variety Performance" at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 4:19 pm

November 24th 1962 – The influential British satirical television programme That Was the Week That Was is first broadcast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 5:06 pm

November 24th 1972 - The first episode of ABC-TV's "In Concert" was aired. Alice Cooper, Bo Diddley and Seals & Croft appeared in the first episode. It was recorded September 21.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 11:55 pm

November 25th 1958, Lord Rockinghams XI were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hoot's Mon', (based on the traditional Scottish folk song 'One Hundred Pipers'). Lord Rockingham's XI were the house band on the UK Jack Good TV show 'Oh Boy.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 2:07 am

November 25th 1921 - The first play-by-play broadcast of a football game was aired in College Station, TX, via an amateur radio station. The game was between the University of Texas and Texas A&M in Austin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 2:08 am

November 25th 1998 - The final episode of "Babylon 5" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 3:15 am

November 25th 1998 - The first episode of "Powerpuff Girls" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 3:25 am

November 25th 1967 - Paul Revere & the Raiders performed "Peace of Mind" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 3:37 am

November 25th 1965 - The first color broadcast of an NFL game aired on CBS. The Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Colts played to a 24-24 tie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 3:45 am

November 25th 1957 - Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps appeared on Ed Sullivan for their first national TV appearance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 4:06 am

November 25th 2009 - The 100th episode of "Criminal Minds" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 7:18 am

1966 – First television link between Australia and the UK.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 10:22 pm

November 26th 1959 - The Coasters performed "What About Us" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/16 at 12:47 am

November 26th 1989 - America's Funniest Home Videos aired as a special. The show debuted as a regular weekly series on January 14, 1990.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/16 at 1:26 am

November 26th 1962 - Paul Peterson performed "My Dad" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: nally on 11/26/16 at 8:24 pm


November 26th 1989 - America's Funniest Home Videos aired as a special. The show debuted as a regular weekly series on January 14, 1990.

And just a few weeks after its premiere as a regular series, I began watching it. (I had stumbled across it one Sunday night when I was channel-surfing.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/16 at 11:48 pm

November 29th 1948 - "Junior Jamboree" began airing as "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" in Chicago, IL.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 1:57 am

November 30th 1960 - The Chimes performed "Once in a While" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 2:38 am

November 30th 1971 - ABC-TV aired "Brian's Song." The movie was about Chicago Bears' Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 3:19 am

November 30th 1992 - The video "NFL Country," by various artists, was certified Gold by the RIAA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 4:33 am

November 30th 1976 - George Harrison appeared on BBC-2-TV's "The Old Grey Whistley Contest."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 6:59 am

1963 - Chubby Checker performed "Loddy Lo" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 6:38 pm

November 30th 1968 - Merilee Rush performed "Reach Out" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 9:30 pm

November 30th 1989, The Happy Mondays and fellow Mancunians The Stone Roses both made their debut appearance on UK TV music show Top Of The Pops. The Mondays performed 'Hallelujah' and the Roses 'Fools Gold.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 9:58 pm

November 30th 2001, The first Top Of The Pops UK Awards were held in Manchester, with categories voted by viewers of the BBC show. Winners included: Best pop act: Westlife, Best R&B Act: Destiny's Child, Best Rock Act: U2, Best Dance Act: Fatboy Slim, Best Newcomer: Nelly Furtado, Best Single: Kylie Minogue, 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head', Best Album: Travis, 'The Invisible Band', Artist on top of the world: Jennifer Lopez, Hall of Fame Award went to Paul McCartney.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 3:16 am

December 1st 1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets appeared on 'The Ed Sullivan Show', performing 'That'll Be The Day' and 'Peggy Sue'. Sam Cooke was also a guest on the same show performing 'You Send Me'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 3:39 am

December 1st 1976, The Sex Pistols appeared on ITV's live early evening 'Today' show (in place of Queen who had pulled out following a trip to the dentists by Freddie Mercury). Taunted by interviewer Bill Grundy who asked the band to say something outrageous, guitarist Steve Jones says: 'You dirty #######...you dirty ######...what a ####### rotter!' Grundy died of a heart attack aged 69 on 9th Feb 1993.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 4:48 am

December 1st 1975 - "The Edge of Night" became the first serial in television history to switch networks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 5:34 am

December 1st 1978 - The 100th episode of "The Rockford Files" aired on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 6:57 am

December 1st 2001 - Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey presented a tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison on "Saturday Night Live."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 7:40 am

December 1st 1994 - The Game Show Network was launched.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 12/01/16 at 12:12 pm


December 1st 1994 - The Game Show Network was launched.


But my cable provider didn't pick up the channel until October 1997, so I missed out on some gems that I could have recorded to add to my collection, such as the first two seasons of Trebek Jeopardy!, Bullseye, Play the Percentages, the first season of nighttime Wheel of Fortune, and many 1/2 hour episodes of The Price Is Right.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 4:03 pm

December 1st 1998 - Westinghouse Electric changed its name to CBS Corp. Westinghouse had owned CBS since November 1995.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 4:23 pm

December 1st 2004 - NBC anchor Tom Brokaw made his final appearance as anchor on "NBC Nightly News". He began his run on the show in April 1982. It was planned that Brokaw would host at least three documentaries a year for NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 11:00 pm

December 2nd 1957 - Danny & the Juniors performed "At the Hop" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 11:34 pm

December 2nd 1935 - Judy Garland, at the age of 12, sang on Wallace Berry's radio show on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 3:31 am

December 2nd 1957 - Jimmy Dee & the Off-Beats performed "Henrietta" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 5:20 am

December 2nd 1967 - The Candymen performed "Georgia Pines" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 6:01 am

December 2nd 2009 - The first episode of "Steven Seagal: Lawman" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 6:28 am

December 2nd 1963, The Beatles recorded an appearance on the UK TV comedy program The Morecambe and Wise Show. The Beatles played ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and also participate in comedy sketches with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. The program was broadcast on April 18, 1964.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 7:29 am

December 2nd 1988 - ESPN aired its 10,000th Sports Center, making it the most televised cable program in history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 7:45 am

December 2nd 1967 - Brenton Wood performed "Baby You Got It" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/16 at 7:57 am

1983, MTV aired the full 14-minute version of Michael Jackson's Thriller video for the first time. Now regarded as the most influential pop music video of all time, in 2009, the video was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, the first music video to ever receive this honor, for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 3:34 am

December 3rd 1987 - The 200th episode of "Knots Landing" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/16 at 7:21 pm

December 3rd 1968 - Elvis Presley's NBC-TV special "Elvis" was aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 2:18 am

December 4th 1965 - Gary Lewis & the Playboys performed "Everybody Loves a Clown" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 2:37 am

December 4th 1990 - Madonna appeared on "Nightline" to defend her "Justify My Love" video. She denied the video's explicit contents were intended to stir up controversy and get her publicity. The video was banned by MTV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 2:57 am

December 4th 1976 - Judy Collins performed "Send in the Clowns" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 3:57 am

December 4th 1982 - America performed "Right Before Your Eyes" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 5:06 am

December 4th 1962, The Beatles made their London-area debut on television when they appeared in a live broadcast from Wembley on Tuesday Rendezvous, on ITV station Rediffusion. The Beatles performed live, doing lip-sync performances of 'Love Me Do' and 45 seconds of ‘P.S. I Love You.’

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 4:57 pm

December 4th 1982 - Scandal performed "Goodbye to You" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 11:49 pm

December 4th 1995 - Michael Jackson appeared with legendary mime Marcel Marceau at New York news conference promoting a Jackson special airing on HBO.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 2:29 am

December 5th 1976 - The sixth and final season of "McMillan and Wife" began.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 3:59 am

December 5th 2003 - A spokesperson for Epic Records said "there's no chance that "One More Chance" will be released by Epic Records." The video was planned to debut on a CBS special on Michael Jackson. The show was indefinitely delayed after a child molestation accusation was made public against Jackson in November 2003.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 4:32 am

December 5th 1964, Lorne Greene star of the NBC TV show 'Bonanza' was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ringo', making him the second Canadian (after Paul Anka) to have a US No.1 single. The song was a No.22 hit in the UK.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 5:04 am

December 5th 1960 - Ronnie Love performed "Chills and Fever" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 6:52 am

December 5th 1964 - Mickey Lee Lane performed "Shaggy Dog" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 7:55 am

December 5th 1970 - The Carpenters performed "We've Only Just Begun" and "Close to You" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 6:20 pm

December 5th 1987, The Jesus And Mary Chain were banned from appearing on a US music TV show after complaints of blasphemy when the group's name was flashed across the screen. The CBS show asked the band to be called JANC but the group didn't agree.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 5:34 pm

December 6th 1995 - Michael Jackson was hospitalized after collapsing in a New York theater while rehearsing for a TV special.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 9:36 pm

December 6th 1994, Tower Records released The Beatles 'Live At The BBC', a 69 track, double album of tunes recorded for BBC shows such as Top Gear, Easy Beat, Saturday Club and Pop Go The Beatles. The LP will rise straight to the top of the UK chart, selling over 600,000 copies by the end of the year and 2,000,000 in the US four weeks later.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 9:48 pm

December 6th 1997 - Metallica performed "Fuel" and "The Memory Remains" with Marianne Faithfull on NBC's Saturday Night Live

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December 6th 1975 - The Hudson Brothers performed "Lonely School Year" on "American Bandstand."

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December 7th 1985 - The 200th episode of "Saturday Night Live" aired on NBC.

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December 7th 1963, All four Beatles appeared on BBC TV's 'Juke Box Dury'. Some of the songs The Beatles judged were ‘Kiss Me Quick’ by Elvis Presley, ‘The Hippy Hippy Shake’ by the Swinging Blue Jeans. ‘Did You Have a Happy Birthday’ by Paul Anka and ‘Where Have You Been All My Life’ by Gene Vincent.

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December 7th 1930 – W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts telecasts video from the CBS radio orchestra program, The Fox Trappers. The telecast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for I.J. Fox Furriers, who sponsored the radio show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 4:39 am

December 7th 1995 - Doctors announced that Michael Jackson "will require several days of critical-care monitoring and treatment." He was being treated for inflammation of the stomach, dehydration and kidney and liver irregularities caused by an electolyte imbalance. Jackson had collapsed onstage December 6th while rehearsing for an upcoming HBO special.

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December 7th 1988 - The 100th episode of "Highway to Heaven" aired.

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December 7th 1959 - Kitty Kallen performed "If I Give My Heart to You" on "American Bandstand."

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December 7th 1960 - Annette (Funicello) performed "Talk To Me Baby" on "American Bandstand."

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December 7th 1961 - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones performed "Let's Go Trippin'" on "American Bandstand."

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December 7th 1962 - Brian Hyland performed "I May Not Live to See Tomorrow" on "American Bandstand."

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December 7th 1974 - Andy Kim performed "Baby I'm on Fire" on "American Bandstand."

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December 7th 1974 - Al Wilson performed "La La Peace Song" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 4:39 am

December 8th 1973 - David Gates performed "Sail Around the World" on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 5:28 am

December 8th 1960 - Danny & The Juniors performed "Twistin' USA" on "American Bandstand."

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December 8th 1986 - The 100th episode of "Newhart" aired on CBS.

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December 8th 1984 - Bryan Adams performed "Run To You" and "Kids Just Wanna Rock" on "American Bandstand."

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December 8th 1984 - Ringo Starr was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

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December 8th 1952 - On the show "I Love Lucy," a pregnancy was acknowledged in a TV show for the first time.

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December 8th 1984 - The video for Chaka Khan's "I Feel For You" was aired on "American Bandstand." The song was originally written and performed by Prince.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 8:35 am

December 8th 1990 - "Wiseguy" was aired for the last time on CBS.

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December 8th 1968 - In the U.S., the TV special "Elvis" aired on NBC-TV.

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December 8th 1984 - Teena Marie performed "Lovergirl" on "American Bandstand."

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December 8th 1995, Courtney Love appeared on the ABC TV show '10 Most Fascinating People', telling the presenter that she wished she had done 'eight thousand million things differently' to have prevented the death of her husband Kurt Cobain.

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December 8th 1999 - Prince appeared on NBC's "Today."

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December 8th 2004 - It was announced that Martha Stewart would revive her daily homemaking show in September 2005.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 3:23 am

December 9th 1967 - The Sunshine Company performed "Back on the Street Again" on "American Bandstand."

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December 9th 1967 - Glen Campbell performed "By The Time I Get to Phoenix" on "American Bandstand."

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December 9th 2010 - Paul McCartney appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. He paid tribute to the origins of "Yesterday" by performing a food-themed reinterpretation of the song with Fallon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 4:29 am

December 9th 1972 - A taped of The Who performing "Join Together" was aired on "American Bandstand."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 6:17 am

December 9th 1960 – The first episode of Coronation Street, the world's longest-running television soap opera, is broadcast in the United Kingdom.

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December 9th 1995 - "Free as a Bird," debuted on a six-hour ABC documentary on the Beatles.

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December 9th 2001, Channel 4 TV apologised to viewers after Madonna said something very rude during live UK TV coverage at The Tate Gallery, London. Madonna was presenting a prize to artist Martin Creed. A TV spokesman said that did have a bleeper system but they missed the offending word.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 7:27 am

December 9th 1965 – A Charlie Brown Christmas, first in a series of Peanuts television specials, debuts on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 7:58 am

December 9th 1981 - Prince's concert in Houston, TX, was filmed for a planned documentary. The documentary was never released.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/16 at 3:07 pm

December 13th 1966, Jimi Hendrix made his TV debut on ITV's 'Ready Steady Go!' (Marc Bolan was also on the show). The Jimi Hendrix Experience also recorded 'Foxy Lady' on this day. The United States version of Are You Experienced listed the song with a spelling mistake as 'Foxey Lady' and this is how it is still known among many North American fans.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/16 at 7:08 pm

December 13th 1997, Children's TV characters The Teletubbies went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Teletubbies Say-eh-oh'. The single spent a total of 32 weeks on the chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/16 at 3:21 am

December 14th 1969, The Jackson Five made their first network television appearance in the US when they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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December 14th 1996, After presenting this week's edition of 'Top Of The Pops', John Peel was surprised to find he was the subject of the TV show 'This Is Your Life'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/29/16 at 10:22 pm

December 29th 1949 - KC2XAK of Bridgeport, CT, became the first ultrahigh frequency (UHF) television station to begin operating on a regular daily schedule.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/16 at 4:39 pm

December 30th 1965, The Kinks, The Who, Manfred Man, The Hollies and Gerry and the Pacemakers all appeared on tonight's episode of TV pop show 'Shindig!' The US series featured "British invasion" bands and performers throughout its run.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 12:27 am

December 31st 1984 - ESPN debuted in Hawaii, making it available in all 50 states.

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December 31st 2000 - CBS Sports aired a two-hour special that told the stories behind the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 1:16 am

December 31st 2003 - Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jim Anderson strongly denied that Michael Jackson was roughed up during his arrest. The sheriff also threatened to press charges against Jackson for making false accusations against an officer. The allegations were made by Jackson during an interview on "60 Minutes" on December 28.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 2:20 am

December 31st 1988 - "Simon & Simon" was aired for the last time on CBS.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 2:28 am

December 31st 1962, During his first visit to the UK Bob Dylan played at the King And Queen pub in London. Dylan had arrived in the UK on 17th Dec after British TV director Philip Saville had heard Dylan perform in Greenwich Village, and had invited him to take part in a BBC television drama: The Madhouse On Castle Street.

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December 31st 1966 - Mrs. Miller performed "Downtown" and "A Lover's Concerto" on "American Bandstand”.

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December 31st 1971 - Peter Duel was found dead in his apartment in Hollywood Hills of an apparent suicide. Duel played the role of Hannibal Heyes in the series "Alias Smith and Jones".

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December 31st 2002 - Jermaine Jackson did an interview with CNN's Connie Chung. The primary topic was Michael Jackson's behavior when he had dangled his child over a balcony in Berlin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 5:48 am

December 31st 1979, David Bowie performed an acoustic version of 'Space Oddity' on the UK TV 'Kenny Everett New Year's Show'.

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December 31st 1923 - In London, the BBC first broadcast the chimes of Big Ben.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 9:01 am

December 31st 2005 - Regis Philbin hosted "New Year's Rockin' Eve" from Times Square. It was the first time in 32 years that Dick Clark was unable to host the show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 9:32 am

December 31st 1954 - The last episode of the radio show "Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" aired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 10:50 am

December 31st 1968 - In the U.K., the TV special "Elvis" aired on BBC2-TV.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 5:04 pm

December 31st 2010 - The Discovery television network announced it had "postponed indefinitely" its plans to broadcast a reenactment of Michael Jackson's 2009 autopsy. The show's title was "Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson."

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December 31st 1966 - The Blues Magoos performed "We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet" on "American Bandstand”.

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December 31st 1983 - ABC performed "That Was Then, but This Is Now" and "S.O.S." on "American Bandstand”.

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December 31st 1961 – RTÉ, Ireland's state broadcaster, launches its first national television service.

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December 31st 1999 - "Rave Un2 The Joy 2000" was aired. Prince had recorded the show on December 18, 1999 at Paisley Park Studios.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 8:25 pm

December 31st 1983 - Oingo Boingo performed "Wake Up It's 1984" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 10:23 pm

December 31st 1940 - As a result of a dispute between the radio networks and ASCAP (the American Society of Composers and Publishers), the radio industry was prevented from playing any ASCAP-licensed music. The ban lasted for ten months.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 12:22 am

January 1st 1964, The first edition of the BBC TV show Top Of The Pops was transmitted from an old church hall in Manchester, England. Acts miming to their latest releases included The Rolling Stones, (I Wanna Be Your Man), The Dave Clark Five, (Glad All Over), The Hollies, (Stay), and The Swinging Blue Jeans, (Hippy Hippy Shake). The first song played was Dusty Springfield's 'I Only Want To Be With You'. Also featured on disc and film, The Beatles (I Want to Hold Your Hand), Freddie & the Dreamers, Cliff Richard and the Shadows and Gene Pitney.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 4:13 am

January 1st 1957, BBC Television aired its new rock & roll show 'Cool For Cats' for the first time. With a miniscule budget, the program was forced to rely on artists miming and the talents of a resident dance group (led by Douglas Squires). Ker Robertson, the first host, was succeeded after a few weeks by Kent Walton, later better known for his ITV wrestling commentaries

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 4:36 am

January 1st 1926 - The Rose Bowl was carried coast to coast on network radio for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 7:54 am

January 1st 1967, The Doors made their first live television appearance lip-synching their first single 'Break on Through' on Shebang, KTLA-TV Channel 5 in Los Angeles. The single peaked No. 126 on the US chart mainly due to lack of airplay after censors objected to the drug use implied by the line "she gets high", which is repeated in the middle section of the song.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 5:29 pm

January 1st 1992 - The ESPN Radio Network was officially launched.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/17 at 3:40 pm

January 3rd 1964, The Beatles were seen for the second time on US TV when a clip from the BBC's 'The Mersey Sound' showing the group playing 'She Loves You' was shown on The Jack Paar Show. The first US airing showing The Beatles was on Nov 18, 1963, on the NBC news program "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" (albeit pre-recorded) of The Beatles in concert.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/17 at 5:39 pm

January 3rd 1969, Appearing live on The Lulu show on UK TV, The Jimi Hendrix Experience were booked to perform two songs, Voodoo Child, (which is performed in full), then Hendrix stopped performing his new single 'Hey Joe' after a verse and chorus and instead launched into a version of the Cream song 'Sunshine Of Your Love' as a tribute to the band who had split a few days earlier. Hendrix then proceeded to continuing jamming, running over their allocated time slot on the live show, preventing the show's host Lulu from closing the show properly.

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Written By: nally on 01/08/17 at 11:28 am

January 8th 1979: The game show Password Plus debuts on NBC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/17 at 11:42 pm

January 11th 2004 - Members of Michael Jackson's family scheduled a news conference for the next day to announce their plans for Jackson's arraignment in Santa Maria. The arraignment was scheduled for January 17.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/17 at 11:55 pm

January 11th 1947 - "Murder and Mrs. Malone" debuted on ABC radio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 1:24 am

January 11th 1958 - "Seahunt" debuted on CBS-TV. The show was aired on the network for four years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 1:29 am

January 11th 1992, Nirvana appeared on NBC-TV's Saturday Night Live performing two songs, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and 'Territorial Passings'. Also on this day the group's Nevermind went to No.1 on the US album chart.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 2:58 am

January 11th 1949 – The first "networked" television broadcasts took place as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and midwest programming.

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January 11th 1963, The Beatles recorded their first national TV show 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'. They mimed to their new single 'Please Please Me' which was released on this day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 3:57 pm

January 11th 1983 - "The Joy of Painting" aired for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 5:10 pm

January 11th 2014, The third series of The Voice UK aired with will.i.am and Tom Jones returning as coaches, while Kylie Minogue and Ricky Wilson joined the show as replacements for former coaches, Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue.

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January 11th 1963 - Freddy Cannon performed "If You Were a Rock'n'Roll Record" on "American Bandstand”.

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January 11th 1994 – The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 8:21 pm

January 11th 1975, The Alan Freeman BBC Radio 1 show broadcast a Pink Floyd show recorded at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England on 16th Nov 1974. The band had played four nights at Wembley on their The Dark Side of The Moon tour and tapes from these shows have been remixed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 4:24 pm

January 12th 1964, The Beatles appeared on the ATV show Sunday Night At The London Palladium performing ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’, ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘Money’ and ‘Twist And Shout’. The compere for the evening was Bruce Forsyth. When The Beatles appeared on this show on October 13, 1963, their fee had been £250, now, just three months later, their fee was £1,000.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 7:15 pm

January 12th 1926 – Original Sam 'n' Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos 'n' Andy in 1928.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 8:14 pm

January 12th 1958 - Major league baseball players Stan Musial and Johnny Padres were guests on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/17 at 9:21 pm

January 12th 1968 - NBC vice-president Tom Sarnoff announced that Elvis Presley and NBC had agreed to produce an Elvis movie and a Christmas TV special for the 1968 Christmas season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/17 at 12:44 am

January 13th 1963, The Beatles recorded a TV appearance on the ABC Television program "Thank Your Lucky Stars" in Birmingham playing their new single, 'Please Please Me' The show was broadcast on January 19.

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January 13th 1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place; a live performance of the operas Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci are sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

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January 13th 1958 - Dickie Doo & the Don'ts performed "Click-Click" on "American Bandstand”.

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January 13th 1998 - The NFL completed a $9.2 billion deal to keep "Monday Night Football" on ABC and the entire Sunday night cable package for ESPN.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/17 at 6:19 am

January 13th 1966 - Elizabeth Montgomery’s character, Samantha, on "Bewitched," had a baby. The baby's name was Tabitha.

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January 13th 1968 - The Box Tops performed "Cry Like a Baby" on "American Bandstand”.

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January 13th 1998 - NBC agreed to pay almost $13 million for each episode of the TV show E.R. It was the highest amount ever paid for a TV show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/17 at 4:39 pm

January 13th 1998 - One of the 110 missing episodes of the British TV show "Doctor Who" was found in New Zealand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/17 at 5:11 pm

January 13th 1979 - Peaches & Herb performed "Reunited" on "American Bandstand”.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/17 at 4:53 am

January 14th 1952 – NBC's long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/17 at 7:20 am

January 14th 1973 – Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets the record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/17 at 6:39 pm

January 14th 2010, The BBC admitted coverage of the launch of U2's album No Line On The Horizon in 2009 went too far - giving "undue prominence" to the band. RadioCentre, the trade body for commercial radio companies, had made a formal complaint over the coverage saying the BBC had given U2 "the sort of publicity money can't buy".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/17 at 10:05 pm

January 14th 2002 - TNT world premiered the TV movie "Monday Night Mayhem."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/17 at 3:02 am

January 15th 1967, The Rolling Stones were forced to change the lyrics of 'Let’s Spend The Night Together' to Let’s Spend Some Time Together when appearing on the US TV The Ed Sullivan Show, after the producers objected to the content of the lyrics. Jagger ostentatiously rolled his eyes at the TV camera while singing the changed lyrics, resulting in host Ed Sullivan announcing that The Rolling Stones would be banned from performing on his show ever again.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/17 at 3:21 am

January 15th 1958 - The New York Yankees announced that they would televise 140 games in the 1958 season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/17 at 5:11 am

January 15th 1967 - The first National Football League Super Bowl was played. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs (of the American Football League) with a final score of 35-10. The game was televised by both CBS and NBC and was not a sell out.

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Written By: nally on 01/19/17 at 5:46 pm

15 years ago today, on January 19th 2002: GSN began airing the reruns of the Fox game show Greed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/17 at 3:40 am

January 20th 1967, The Monkees TV show was shown for the first time in the UK. The series followed the adventures of four young men (the Monkees) trying to make a name for themselves as rock 'n roll singers.

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Written By: nally on 01/22/17 at 9:10 pm

70 years ago today, on January 22nd 1947, KTLA became the first commercial television station in Los Angeles.

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Written By: nally on 01/25/17 at 11:04 pm

80 years ago today, on January 25th 1937: Soap opera The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it would move to CBS television, where it would remain until September 18, 2009.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/17 at 3:15 am

January 28th 1965, The Who made their first appearance on UK TV show Ready Steady Go! To project the desired image, the hand-picked audience consisted only of teens dressed in the current Mod fashion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/17 at 6:55 pm

January 28th 1956, Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black), made his first National Television appearance on the Dorsey brother's "Stage Show". It was the first of six appearances on the show and the first of eight performances recorded and broadcast from CBS TV in New York City. After the success of their first appearance they were signed to five more in early 1956.

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Written By: nally on 01/31/17 at 7:52 pm

January 31st 1949: These Are My Children, the first television daytime soap opera is broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago.

However, it would be cancelled after only one month on the air.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/17 at 1:05 am

February 9th 1993, British broadcaster Bill Grundy died of a heart attack aged 69. He conducted the famous Sex Pistols interview on Thames Television on December 1, 1976; when Grundy provoked the band into using obscenities on live TV. The broadcast wrecked Grundy's television career. He was also the first television presenter to present The Beatles on Granada Television on October 17, 1962.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/17 at 4:58 am

February 9th 1964, The Beatles made their US live debut on CBS-TV's 'The Ed Sullivan Show'; they performed five songs including their current No.1 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'. Never before had so many viewers tuned-in to a live television program, which with 73 million viewers, was three-fourths of the total adult audience in the United States.The show had received over 50,000 applications for the 728 seats in the TV studio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/17 at 7:18 am

February 9th 1967, The film for the latest Beatles single 'Penny Lane' and 'Strawberry Fields Forever' was shown on BBC-TV's Top Of The Pops. It was the first Beatles single not to make No.1 in the UK since 1963, held off the top by Engelbert Humperdinck's 'Release Me'.

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February 28th 1955: The I Love Lucy episode "The Fashion Show" (part of the Hollywood arc) aired.

Also, Gilbert Gottfried was born.

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Written By: nally on 02/28/17 at 6:03 pm

February 28th 1940 - Basketball is shown on television for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/17 at 9:33 pm

March 2nd 1961 – John F. Kennedy announces the creation of the Peace Corps in a nationally televised broadcast.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/17 at 2:37 am

March 5th 1955, Elvis Presley made his TV debut when he appeared on the weekend show 'Louisiana Hayride' on KWKH TV, broadcast from Shreveport Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/17 at 7:04 pm

March 5th 1982, Actor and singer John Belushi died from an overdose of cocaine and heroin. Belushi was one of the original cast members on US TV's Saturday Night Live, played Joliet 'Jake' Blues in The Blues Brothers and also appeared in the film Animal House. His tombstone reads "I may be gone, but rock n roll lives on."

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/17 at 4:21 am

March 6th 1975 – For the first time the Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/17 at 9:03 pm

March 7th 1962, The Beatles recorded their first radio appearance, at the Playhouse Theatre, Hulme, Manchester, for the BBC radio program Teenager's Turn - Here We Go'. After a rehearsal, the Beatles put on suits for the first time and, along with the other artists appearing on the program, record the show in front of a teenage audience.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/17 at 3:05 am

March 8th 1962, The Beatles made their radio debut on the BBC's 'Teenagers Turn', (Here We Go), singing Roy Orbison's 'Dream Baby'. It was reportedly the first time they wore suits onstage.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/17 at 4:25 am

March 8th 1965, David Bowie made his TV debut with The Manish Boys on a UK program called 'Gadzooks! It's All Happening' when they performed their current single 'I Pity The Fool.'

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/17 at 7:35 pm

March 8th 1978 – The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/17 at 1:16 am

March 9th 1954 – McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/17 at 4:06 am

March 8th 1959 - Groucho, Chico and Harpo made their final TV appearance together.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/17 at 2:37 am

March 11th 1966, This week's ITV music show 'Ready Steady Go', was entirely devoted to the music of 'The Godfather Of Soul - James Brown.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/17 at 7:31 pm

March 12th 2007, Amy Winehouse made her US television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman performing 'Rehab'. The song went on to win three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and also won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/17 at 7:34 pm

March 14th 1968, The promotional film for 'Lady Madonna' was broadcast in black and white on Top Of The Pops on UK television. The video portion of the film clip was shot while The Beatles were performing the song 'Hey Bulldog', but the 'Lady Madonna' audio track was paired with the video for the promo release.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/17 at 8:11 pm

March 14th 1985, Dead Or Alive were kicked off the UK music television show The Tube after admitting they were incapable of playing 'live.' The group scored the 1985 UK No.1 single 'You Spin Me Round, Like A Record'.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/17 at 1:33 am

March 17th 1973, Dr Hook's single 'On The Cover Of Rolling Stone peaked at No.6 on the US chart. The single was banned in the UK by the BBC due to the reference of the magazine.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/17 at 3:55 am

March 19th 1954 – Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in colour.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/17 at 6:28 pm

March 19th 1979 – The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/17 at 9:42 pm

March 19th 1953 - The Academy Awards came to television for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: nally on 03/19/17 at 10:13 pm

Two days late... 12 years ago, on March 17th 2005, various radio stations in the U.S. flipped to a "Jack FM" format, including KCBS-FM (93.1) in Los Angeles.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 12:26 am

March 20th 1985 - CBS-TV presented "The Romance of Betty Boop."

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 12:58 am

March 20th 1948 – With a Musicians Union ban lifted, the first telecasts of classical music in the United States, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini, are given on CBS and NBC.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 1:16 am

March 20th 1986 - Fallon Carrington and Jeff Colby were wed on the TV drama "The Colby’s". "The Colby’s" was an offshoot of "Dynasty".

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 1:52 am

March 20th 1964, The Beatles appeared live on the UK television program Ready Steady Go!, miming to ‘It Won't Be Long’, ‘You Can't Do That’, and ‘Can't Buy Me Love’. They were also presented with a special award from US magazine Billboard, in recognition of The Beatles having the top three singles on the chart simultaneously.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 2:09 am

March 20th 1989 - "Return of the Jedi" made its network premiere on NBC. It earned a 15.1 rating.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 2:22 am

March 20th 1992 - Janice Pennington was awarded $1.3 million for an accident on the set of the "Price is Right" TV show.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: nally on 03/28/17 at 6:00 pm

March 28th 1998: "American Top 40" returns to the airwaves, once again with Casey Kasem as the host. The show is actually the renamed "Casey's Top 40", which Kasem had hosted since its premiere in 1989. Kasem would remain with the program until December 2003.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: nally on 03/30/17 at 6:56 pm

March 30th 1985: CBS Storybreak, a Saturday morning anthology television series, debuted on CBS television.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: nally on 04/02/17 at 7:01 pm

One day late: April 1st 1997 - Pokémon, a popular animated television series based on the videogame franchise of the same name, premieres on TV Tokyo.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: nally on 04/02/17 at 7:38 pm

April 2nd 1956: As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS-TV. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/17 at 12:43 am

April 15th 1951 - The first episode of "Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/17 at 12:55 am

April 15th 1956 - The world's first, all-color TV station was dedicated. It was WNBQ-TV in Chicago and is now WMAQ-TV.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/17 at 1:51 am

April 15th 2002 - The series finale of ABC's "Once & Again" aired.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/17 at 5:34 am

April 15th 2002 - HSN began airing "The NHL Show" featuring Phil Esposito.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: nally on 04/15/17 at 6:09 pm

Also 15 years ago today, the game show Whammy - The All New Press Your Luck premiered on GSN.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/17 at 12:37 am

April 16th 1956 - ABC premiered the TV show "Rhythm on Parade."

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/17 at 1:11 am

April 16th 1962 - Walter Cronkite began anchoring "The CBS Evening News".

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/17 at 1:27 am

April 16th 1981 - The final episode of "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" aired on NBC.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/17 at 1:55 am

April 16th 1995 - Courtney Love and her band Hole performed on the sixth season premiere of MTV's "Unplugged."

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/17 at 2:22 am

April 16th 1961 – In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist–Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/17 at 8:18 am

April 16th 1973, Paul McCartney's first television special, James Paul McCartney, was aired in America on the ABC network. The show, which includes performances by McCartney and Wings, would be broadcast in the UK on May 10th.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/17 at 4:31 pm

April 16th 1977, David Soul one half of TV cop show "Starsky & Hutch", went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Don't Give Up On Us', his only US hit. Also No.1 in the UK.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: nally on 04/19/17 at 6:43 pm

30 years ago today, on April 19th 1987: The Simpsons first appear as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, first starting with "Good Night."

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: nally on 04/22/17 at 8:31 pm

April 22nd 1994 - Dennis Miller Live premieres on HBO. The program would run for 8 years.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/17 at 8:35 am

April 30th 1968, BBC TV launched The Cilla Black Show making Cilla the first British female performer to have her own TV show. The theme song, 'Step Inside Love', was written by Paul McCartney.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/17 at 4:12 am

May 1st 1999 – SpongeBob SquarePants premieres on Nickelodeon after the 1999 Kids' Choice Awards.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 12:28 am

May 2nd 1941 - The Federal Communications Commission agreed to let regular scheduling of TV broadcasts by commercial TV stations begin on July 1, 1941. This was the start of network television.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 1:55 am

May 2nd 1965 - The "Early Bird" satellite was used to transmit television pictures across the Atlantic.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 4:28 am

May 2nd 1922 - WBAP-AM began broadcasting in north Texas.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 5:50 am

May 2nd 1965 - Rolling Stones made their second appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 6:25 am

May 2nd 1932 - Jack Benny's first radio show debuted on NBC Radio.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 7:15 am

May 2nd 1996 - Phil Donahue taped the final edition of his talk show "Donahue." On July 15, 2002, he returned to television with a talk show under the same name.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 7:48 am

May 2nd 2010 - Conan O'Brien made his first television appearance since his final appearance on "The Tonight Show." He did an interview with Steve Kroft on CBS' "60 Minutes."

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 9:29 pm

May 2nd 1991, The video for the R.E.M. song 'Losing My Religion', was banned in Ireland because its religious imagery was seen as unfit for broadcast.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 12:54 am

May 3rd 1966 - The game "Twister" was featured on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.

Subject: Re: Today in Television and Radio History

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 1:14 am

May 3rd 1964 - Gerry & the Pacemakers made their U.S. TV debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show." They performed "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying."

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