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On this day in 1948, ABC introduced the hidden-camera reality show, Candid Camera...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
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On this day in 1982, CBS premiered the soapy sitcom, Filthy Rich, which satirized prime-time hits such as Dallas, Dynasty and Falcon Crest...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
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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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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On this day in 1994, the Discovery Channel premiered the critically-acclaimed documentary miniseries, Watergate...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
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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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
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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."...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

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