1960: 'Route 66' Drove Onto CBS
On this day in 1960, CBS introduced the ambitious series, Route 66, which was filmed in 40 different states, at locations along the fabled cross-country highway.
The series starred George Maharis and Martin Milner as Buz and Tod, two carefree guys wandering the U.S. in a Corvette convertible. Maharis fell ill and left the show partway through Season 3, Glenn Corbett, as Linc, became Tod's new traveling partner.
For more on the show, see Ed Bark's detail-packed story about show and the recent release of the Route 66 DVD collection.