2019
Nov
21
 
 
This day in 1980 marked the resolution of one of television's most famous cliffhangers: Who Shot J.R.?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
20
 
 
On this day in 1983, ABC presented The Day After, a miniseries depicting the aftermath of a fictional nuclear war...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
19
 
 
On this day in 1995, ABC debuted the first installment of the three-part documentary series, The Beatles Anthology...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
18
 
 
Television's all-time most important and impressive newsmagazine, See It Now, was also its first. It began Nov. 18, 1951 in an almost hidden timeslot — 3:30 on a Sunday afternoon — with reporter Edward R. Murrow and Director Don Hewitt broadcasting live from a cramped CBS News studio...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
17
 
 
On this day in 1968, AFL rivals the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders were locked in a back-and-forth battle for dominance when, with just over a minute to play, NBC cut away from the game to broadcast the previously-scheduled film, Heidi, in the Eastern time zone...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
16
 
 
This day in 1966 marked the debut of Evening Primrose, the only original musical written by Stephen Sondheim for television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
15
 
 
On this day in 1989, Time Warner introduced cable's first all-comedy channel, simply called The Comedy Channel...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
14
 
 
On this day in 1998, CBS introduced Murphy Brown...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
13
 
 
On this day in 1969, Vice President Spiro Agnew stood before an audience at the Midwestern Regional Republican Conference in Des Moines, Iowa and spoke out against "the tiny, enclosed fraternity of privileged men elected by no one" whom he felt showed an unfair bias against President Richard Nixon — specifically, the television news media...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
12
 
 
On this day in 1984, actress Theresa Saldana played herself in the gut-wretching NBC telefilm, Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

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