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Today in
Television History

1924 - Newsreel pictures were taken of U.S. presidential candidates for the first time.

1948 - "ABC Network News and Views" premiered. It was ABC's first regularly scheduled nightly newscast.

1951 - The first major league baseball game to be televised in color was broadcast. The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves 8-1.

2009 - A United States Postal Service stamp issued a commemorative stamp to honor "Kukla, Fran and Ollie."


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1958 - Bobby Freeman performed "Betty Lou Got a New Pair of Shoes" and "Do You Wanna Dance" on "American Bandstand."

1959 - Johnny Tillotson performed "True, True Happiness" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt Kickers performed "Monster Mash" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Nick Glider performed "Rock Me" on "American Bandstand."


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"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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