Saturday, September 23, 2023

Today in
Television History

1951 - The first transcontinental telecast was received on the west coast. The show "Crusade for Freedom" was broadcast by CBS-TV from New York.

1952 - The first Pay Television sporting event took place. The Marciano-Walcott fight was seen in 49 theaters in 31 cities.

1956 - Mickey Dolenz began his television career in NBC's "Circus Boy" series. He later became a member of the Monkees.

1962 - "The Jetsons" premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first program on the network to be carried in color.

1968 - "Here's Lucy" aired for the first time.

1976 - The first season of "Black Sheep Squadron" began on NBC under the name "Baa Baa Black Sheep".

1986 - The first season of "Matlock" began on NBC.

1992 - The first episode of "Mad About You" aired.

2002 - The first season of "CSI: Miami" began.

2003 - The series "NCIS" premiered on CBS.

2004 - It was announced that a "lost" episode of The Honeymooners" had been found in the Peabody Awards archive at the University of Georgia. The episode, entitled "Love Letter," originally broadcast on October 16, 1954, on "The Jackie Gleason Show."

2004 - The fifth season of "CSI" began.

2011 - "All My Children" aired its last episode. The show had run for 41 years.

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Dick Clark's American Bandstand History

1959 - The Clovers performed "Love Potion #9" on American Bandstand.

1967 - Strawberry Alarm Clock performed "Incense and Peppermints" on American Bandstand.

Dick Clark - American Bandstand Quote

"He had boundless energy and a remarkable ability to do innumerable things at any given time."
- Fran La Maina, the longtime president of Dick Clark Productions Inc.

Today in
Saturday Night Live History

1992 - The film Mr. Saturday Night was released in the U.S.

1999 - Saturday Night Live 25: The Music: 1990-1995 aired.

Saturday Night Live Quote

I'm Kevin Nealon and that's news to me.
- Kevin Nealon

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