Thursday, January 26, 2023

Today in
Television History

1975 - The BBC showed a documentary on David Bowie called "Cracked Actor."

1959 - "Alcoa Presents" debuted on ABC-TV. The show would later be renamed "One Step Beyond".

1979 - The first episode of "The Dukes Of Hazzard" aired on CBS.

1984 - CBS television debuted Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer."

1994 - "Babylon 5" began airing on TNT.

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Today in
Dick Clark's American Bandstand History

1959 - Georgia Gibbs performed "The Hula Hoop Song" on American Bandstand.

1962 - Lou Rawls appeared on American Bandstand.

1974 - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes performed "The Love I Lost" on American Bandstand.

1985 - Stephanie Mills performed "The Medicine Song" and "Edge of the Razor" on American Bandstand.

1985 - John Hunter performed "Tragedy" on American Bandstand.

2005 - Dick Clark returned home after more than seven weeks in the hospital after what was described as minor stroke.

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

Saturday Night Live Quote

Well, isn't that special.
- The Church Lady

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