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Today in
Television History

1968 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon were guests on NBC's "Tonight Show" (with guest host Joe Garagiola).

1988 - Atlantic Records celebrated its 40th anniversary with a televised cable show.

1989 - The final episode of "Family Ties" aired.

1991 - The Perry Mason TV movie "The Case of the Glass Coffin" aired.

1994 - Janet Jackson performed on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."

1997 - The 100th episode of "The Nanny" was aired by CBS.

1998 - The final episode of "Seinfeld" aired on NBC. The commercial time during the show was priced at $2 million for 30 seconds.

2006 - The final episode of "West Wing" aired on NBC.

2010 - NBC confirmed it had canceled "Law and Order." The show began airing on September 6, 1990.


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1963 - The Rockin' Rebels performed "Rockin' Crickets" on American Bandstand.

1966 - Brian Hyland performed "3000 Miles" on American Bandstand.

1966 - Just Us performed "I Can't Grow Peaches on a Cherry Tree" on American Bandstand.

1977 - Rose Royce performed "I Wanna Get Next to You" on American Bandstand.

1983 - Nick Lowe performed "Wish You Were Here" and "Raging Eyes" on American Bandstand.

1983 - Jose Feliciano performed "Lonely Teardrops" and "One Night" on American Bandstand.


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I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
- Groucho Marx




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