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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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Today in
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."

Television Quotes

"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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