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Today in
Television History

1964 - "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." debuted on NBC-TV.

1974 - "The Sonny Comedy Revue" made its television debut.

1979 - ABC began airing the first episode of "Hart to Hart."

1985 - NBC began airing the series "Amazing Stories."

1986 - The TV show "ALF" debuted on NBC.

1987 - ABC aired the first episode of "Full House."

1989 - NBC began airing the series "Baywatch."

1992 - "MTV Unplugged" renamed one episode "MTV Plugged" when Bruce Springsteen played an electric set on the show.

1994 - NBC began airing the series "Friends."

1999 - The 10th season of "L.A. Law" began.

2003 - The pilot episode of "Two and a Half Men" aired.

2004 - The Federal Communications Commission voted to fine CBS a record $550,000 for indecency related to the Super Bowl in which Janet Jackson's right breast was exposed. The FCC fined each of the 20 CBS-owned television stations the maximum penalty of $27,500.

2004 - CBS News announced that a panel would investigate the "60 Minutes" story that used forged documents to question U.S. President George W. Bush's National Guard Service. The segment was based on several alleged memos from Bush's days in the National Guard. The memos were called forged or fake by many document experts.

2004 - The first season of "CSI: New York" began.

2004 - The pilot episode of "Lost" aired.

2005 - The first episode of "Criminal Minds" aired.

2011 - The pilot episode of "Person of Interest" aired.


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - Johnny Tillotson performed "Poetry in Motion" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Lee Dorsey performed "Ya-Ya" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - Lobo performed "How Can I Tell Her" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Gary U.S. Bonds performed "Standing in the Line of Fire" and "Sneaking Away" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The video for Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The Psychedelic Furs performed "Heaven" on "American Bandstand."


Television Quotes

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon




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