Wednesday, September 28, 2022


Today in
Television History


1944 - "The Boys From Boise" was shown on WABD in New York as the first full-length comedy written for television.

1955 - The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1961 - "Dr. Kildare" premiered on NBC-TV.

1961 - "Hazel" premiered on NBC-TV.

1976 - The 100th episode of "M*A*S*H" aired on CBS.

1984 - Bob Hope showed outtakes of his 34 years in television on NBC.

1987 - The first episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" aired.


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Today in
Dick Clark's American Bandstand History


1963 - Bobby Rydell performed "Let's Make Love Tonight" on American Bandstand.

1963 - The Ronettes performed "By My Baby" on American Bandstand.

1968 - Clarence Carter performed "Slip Away" and "Funky Fever" 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


1991 - Michael Jordan, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Spike Lee, Public Enemy and George Wendt were guests on Saturday Night Live. This was the first episode to feature "Weekend Update with Kevin Nealon."

1992 - Lorne Michaels, Nicolas Cage, Bobby Brown, Jan Hooks and Cher were guests on Saturday Night Live.

1994 - "Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd" was released on VHS.

1996 - Tom Hanks and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were guests on Saturday Night Live.

2013 - Tina Fey and Arcade Fire were guests on Saturday Night Live.


Saturday Night Live Quote

Dad always said that laughter is the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died from tuberculosis.
- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey




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Television History
Dick Clark's American Bandstand History