2019
Aug
9
 
 
On this day in 1982, CBS premiered the soapy sitcom, Filthy Rich, which satirized prime-time hits such as Dallas, Dynasty and Falcon Crest...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
8
 
 
On this day in 2008, Beijing produced a four-hour Olympics opening ceremony that is considered by many to be the most spectacular Olympic opener ever staged...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
7
 
 
On this day in 1994, the Discovery Channel premiered the critically-acclaimed documentary miniseries, Watergate...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
6
 
 
This day in 1993 marked the final episode of the ABC fish-out-of-water sitcom, Perfect Strangers, which introduced the catch phrase "Don't be reee-deek-u-los!" and the ABC spinoff, Family Matters...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
5
 
 
On this day in 1965, CBS Evening News broadcast a report by correspondent Morley Safer that sent shockwaves across the U.S. and infuriated then-president Lyndon Johnson...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
4
 
 
On this day in 1996, Olympians and spectators gathered in the Centennial Olympic Stadium for the close of the "Centennial Olympics" in Atlanta, Georgia — a celebration filled with a range of popular American music...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
3
 
 
On this day in 1993, female sportscaster Gayle Gardner became the first woman to present televised play-by-play for a Major League baseball game...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
2
 
 
This day in 2007 marked the last telecast of CNN's prime-time news program, Paula Zahn Now, and the anchor's final day with the cable news channel...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
1
 
 
On this day in 1981 — at 12:01 a.m. ET — MTV made its debut, with a space-themed montage and the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll."...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
31
 
 
On this day in 1970, television viewers heard the famous signoff, "'Good night, Chet.' 'Good night, David. And good night, for NBC News,'" for the final time, when news anchor Chet Huntley said farewell to his long-time co-anchor David Brinkley...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

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