Today is Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Today in
Television History

1951 - Joan Blondell made her TV debut on "Pot of Gold" episode of "Airflyte Theatre" on CBS-TV.

1974 - The first episode of "The Six Million Dollar Man" aired.

1975 - "The Jeffersons" debuted on CBS-TV.

1976 - The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 in Super Bowl X. The CBS telecast was viewed by an estimated 80 million people.

1978 - The 100th episode of "Good Times" was aired by CBS.

1987 - For the first time in history the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) was seen by over 100 million viewers. The audience was measured during the week of January 12-18.

1995 - The 100th episode of "Northern Exposure" aired on CBS.

2001 - The Cartoon Network exclusively aired the last episode of "Batman Beyond."


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1961 - Johnny Tillotson performed "Jimmy's Girl" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Ike & Tina Turner performed "Poor Fool" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Paul & Paula performed "Hey Paula" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Major Lance performed "Um Um Um Um Um" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - The Chi-Lites performed "Toby" on "American Bandstand."


Television Quotes

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon




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