2017
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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
11
 
 
On this day in 1980, ABC debuted the sitcom Too Close for Comfort, a series based on the British show Keep It in the Family...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
10
 
 
On this day in 1969, PBS presented its first episode of Sesame Street...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
9
 
 
This day in 1985 marked the eleventh season premiere of NBC's Saturday Night Live, with host Madonna and musical guest Simple Minds. But the episode's true significance was that it marked the return of the show's creator and founding producer, Lorne Michaels...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
8
 
 
On this day in 1972, television's first premium cable channel, HBO, made its debut...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
7
 
 
Today in 1976, the epic 1939 film Gone with the Wind made its broadcast television debut on NBC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
6
 
 
Before Oprah, there was Phil. And it was on this day in 1967 that Phil Donahue debuted his eponymous talk show in Dayton, Ohio...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
5
 
 
On this day in 1987, NBC premiered the Hill Street Blues spinoff, Beverly Hills Buntz...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
4
 
 
On this day in 1949, the popular radio serial One Man's Family made its television debut...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

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