Thursday, June 1, 2023

Today in
Television History

1953 - Raymond Burr made his network-TV acting debut. It was in "The Mask of Medusa" on ABC-TV's "Twilight Theater."

1959 - BBC-TV aired "Juke Box Jury" for the first time.

1966 - The final episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" aired.

1980 - Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news station.

1999 - BBC Knowledge was launched on digital television.

2009 - Conan O'Brien debuted as the host of NBC's "Tonight Show." In January 2010 he stepped down after a dispute with the network.

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Dick Clark's American Bandstand History

1959 - Dion & the Belmonts performed "A Teenager in Love" on American Bandstand.

1960 - The Flamingos performed "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do" on American Bandstand.

1961 - Tony Orlando performed "Halfway to Paradise" on American Bandstand.

1968 - The Irish Rovers performed "The Unicorn" and "Whiskey on a Sunday" 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

1980 - The film "The Blues Brothers" was released in the U.S.

Saturday Night Live Quote

Now, Garth, if you hurl, then I'm gonna spew. And if I spew, chances are someone else is gonna honk, alright? And if that happens it could set off a peristaltic chain reaction.
- Mike Myers (as Wayne)

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Dick Clark's American Bandstand History