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Today in
Television History

1975 - "Barney Miller" made its debut on ABC-TV.

1977 - The TV mini-series "Roots," began airing on ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel.

1983 - "The A-Team" debuted on TV.

1985 - The proceedings of the House of Lords were televised for the first time.

1988 - At the Quaker State Open, Bob Benoit won a $100,000 bonus and became the first bowler to win a televised tournament by rolling a perfect 300 game.

1995 - The first episode of "Platypus Man" aired.

2002 - CNN announced that it had hired Connie Chung away from ABC News.

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Today in
American Bandstand History

1958 - Connie Francis performed "Who's Sorry Now" on "American Bandstand."

1959 - Little Willie John performed "You're a Sweetheart" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Johnny Mathis performed "What Will Mary Say" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - The Cowsills performed "The Rain, the Park, and Other Things" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - The Go-Go's performed "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got The Beat" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Stevie Woods performed "Just Can't Win 'em All" on "American Bandstand."

Television Quotes

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
- Groucho Marx

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