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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
30
 
 
This day in 1989 marked the last telecast of The Jim Henson Hour on NBC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
29
 
 
On this day in 1983, NBC attempted to capitalize on the growing popularity of music videos with the introduction of the late-night show, Friday Night Videos...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
28
 
 
On this day in 1952, NBC launched the short-lived quiz show, Up to Paar, with host Jack Paar...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
27
 
 
In 1983 ABC introduced The Hamptons, a soapy drama set in one of the nation's most affluential areas...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
26
 
 
On this day in 1999, MTV introduced its soapy anthology, Undressed...