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Today in
Television History

1953 - The National Edition of "TV Guide" was launched.

1969 - Diana Ross appeared solo on Dinah Shore's NBC-TV special "Like Hep".

1973 - The J. Geils Band performed live on ABC's "In Concert."

1985 - "The Grand Ole Opry" debuted on television.

1999 - VH1 debuted their Internet radio station called VH1 at Work. The first webcast was the "Divas Live" concert.

1999 - Jack Kervorkian was sentenced in Pontiac, MI, to 10 to 25 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Thomas Youk. Youk's assisted suicide was videotaped and shown on "60 Minutes" in 1998.


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - Johnny Tillotson performed "Earth Angel" and "Pleading My Love" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Neil Sedaka performed "King of Clowns" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Maureen McGovern performed "The Morning After" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Stories performed "If It Feels Good, Do It" on "American Bandstand."

1985 - The Gap Band performed "I Found My Baby" on "American Bandstand."

1985 - Los Lobos performed "Will the Wolf Survive" and "Don't Worry Baby" 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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