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Today in
Television History

1940 - TV cameras were used for the first time in a political convention as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, PA.

1981 - The final episode of "Charlie's Angels" was aired on ABC-TV.

1994 - "Saturday Night Armistice" was first transmitted by BBC-TV.

1998 - AT&T Corp. struck a deal to buy cable TV giant Tele-Communications Inc. for $31.7 billion.

2002 - Connie Chung debuted her prime-time news program on CNN.

2003 - Steven Cojocaru signed a deal to do celebrity interviews, monitor pop-culture trends and provide fashion commentary for the syndicated TV show "Entertainment Tonight."

2013 - The pilot episode of "Under the Dome" aired.


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 - The Dick Clark episode of "This Is Your Life" aired.

1967 - Fifth Dimension performed "Up, Up and Away" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - John Kay performed "I'm Movin' On" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - Joey Heatherton performed "Gone" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Tuxedo Junction performed "Chattanooga Choochoo" 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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