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Today in
Television History

1959 - Groucho, Chico and Harpo made their final TV appearance together.

1964 - The Dave Clark 5 made their first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show".

1973 - The TV pilot movie "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" aired on CBS. The movie was the introduction to what later became the TV series "Kojack."

1974 - The last episode "The Brady Bunch" aired.

1993 - "Beavis and Butthead" premiered on MTV.

1996 - The first episode of "Muppets Tonight!" aired.

2002 - The documentary "Journeys with George" debuted at the South by Southwest film festival. The 77-minute movie was about George W. Bush.

2004 - Martha Stewart's syndicated television show, "Martha Stewart Living," was taken off the air by CBS and UPN. Stewart was found guilty on March 3 of lying about the reason for selling 3,298 shares of ImClone Systems stock, conspiracy, making false statement and obstruction of justice.


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1975 - Smokey Robinson performed "Baby That's Backatcha" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Bonnie Pointer performed "I Can't Help Myself" 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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