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1954 - WNBT-TV (now WNBC-TV), in New York, broadcast the first local color television commercials. The ad was Castro Decorators of New York City.

1969 - "The Smothers Brothers' Comedy Hour" was canceled by CBS-TV.

1979 - ABC-TV aired the documentary "Heroes of Rock & Roll."

2005 - Dan Rather appeared for the last time on "The CBS Evening News".


Television Quotes

"I just want to say to the kids out there watching: You can do anything you want in life. Unless Jay Leno wants to do it too."
- Conan OBrien



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