Category Archive: Television

Dec 29

December 29, 1989: Jane Pauley Leaves The Today Show

On this day in 1989, Jane Pauley announced that she was leaving The Today Show. The departure marked the end of an era for the number-one morning show in America.

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Dec 18

December 18, 1946: Steven Spielberg Born

On this day in 1946, Steven Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is arguably the most influential filmmaker of all time.

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Dec 13

December 13, 1975: Saturday Night Live Uses Delay on Richard Pryor

On this day in 1975, Richard Pryor hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL) under a five-second broadcast delay. This is the first time SNL used a delay on one of its hosts to prevent profanity from making the airwaves.

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Dec 07

December 7, 1963: Instant Replay Debuts in Televised Sports

On this day in 1963, video instant replay was used for the first time in CBS’ telecast of the Army-Navy game. While the start was bumpy, it revolutionized the way games were broadcast.

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Nov 28

November 28, 1997: “Beavis and Butt-Head” Say Goodbye

On this day in 1997, MTV broadcast the final episode of Beavis and Butthead. The show about two dumb, metal head teenagers was one of the most popular cartoons of the 1990s.

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Nov 24

November 24, 1963: Jack Ruby Kills Lee Harvey Oswald

On this day in 1963, Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald inside the Dallas Police Headquarters. It was the first time a killing was ever captured on live television.

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Nov 06

November 6, 2001: “24” Premieres

On this day in 2001, “24” premiered on Fox. The serial action thriller set in real time starring Kiefer Sutherland produced countless thrills during its eight-season run.

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Oct 30

October 30, 1949: Leon Rippy Born

On this day in 1949, Leon Rippy was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He has become one of the more recognizable character actors working today.

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Sep 30

September 30, 1991: The Charlie Rose Show Airs

On this day in 1991, “The Charlie Rose Show” first aired. In an age where viewers are forced to navigate through the partisan rhetoric of the likes of Keith Olberman, Lou Dobbs, Bill O’Reilly, and Chris Matthews for insight, Charlie Rose remains a breath of fresh air in his time-slot.

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Sep 23

September 23, 1968: Mayberry R.F.D. Premieres

On this day in 1968, “Mayberry R.F.D.” premiered on CBS. This spinoff to “The Andy Griffith Show” remains one of the more successful in television history.

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