Thursday, December 14, 2017

Today in TV History - December 2017

Today is Thursday, December 14, 2017


Today in
Television History

1966 - Chad & Jeremy and Don Ho were guests on ABC-TV's "Batman."

1984 - Howard Cosell retired from the NFL's Monday Night Football.

1988 - CBS won the exclusive rights to major league baseball's 1990-94 seasons for $1.1 billion.

1995 - "Frank Sinatra: 80 Years My Way" aired on ABC-TV.


Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - Jimmy Clanton performed "What Am I Gonna Do" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Hues Corp. performed "Rock the Boat" and "Rockin' Soul" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Today in
Television History

1925 - Actor-comedian Dick Van Dyke was born.

1966 - The rights to the first four Super Bowls were sold to CBS and NBC for at total of $9.5 million.

1975 - "Saturday Night Live" was told by the network to run a five-second delay for the first time.

1996 - The 100th episode of "Renegade" aired.

2001 - NBC-TV announced that it would begin running hard liquor commercials. NBC issued a 19-point policy that outlined the conditions for accepting liquor ads.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1961 - Del Shannon performed "Hey! Little Girl" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Connie Francis performed " I'm Going to Be Warm This Winter" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Oliver performed "Jean" and "Sunday Mornin'" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - People's Choice performed "Do It Anyway You Wanna" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Jimmy Hall performed "I'm Happy That Love Has Found You" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Today in
Television History

1980 - The first episode of "Magnum, p.i." aired.

1995 - NBC secured the rights for the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Olympics for $2.3 billion.

1997 - Denver Pyle received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Frankie Avalon performed "De De Dinah" on "American Bandstand."

1958 - Fabian performed "I'm a Man" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Dante & The Evergreens performed "Time Machine" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Neil Sedaka performed "Sunny" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Freddy Cannon performed "Action" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - Gene Chandler performed "Simply Call It Love" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Monday, December 11, 2017

Today in
Television History

1967 - The NBC-TV special "Movin' with Nancy Sinatra" aired.

1985 - General Electric Company agreed to buy RCA Corporation for $6.3 billion. Also included in the deal was NBC Radio and Television.
Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 - Johnny Tillotson performed "Why Do I Love You So" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Jimmy Elledge performed "Funny How the Time Slips Away" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - Jermaine Jackson performed "Let's Be Young Tonight" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Kim Carnes performed "Does It Make You Remember?" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - The Little River Band performed "The Other Guy" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Sunday, December 10, 2017


Today in
Television History

1994 - The 100th episode of "Baywatch" aired.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1962 - "Little" Esther Phillips performed "Release Me" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Saturday, December 9, 2017


Today in
Television History

1960 - The first episode of "Coronation Street" was screened on ITV.

1995 - "Free as a Bird," debuted on a six-hour ABC documentary on the Beatles.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1967 - The Sunshine Company performed "Back on the Street Again" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Glen Campbell performed "By The Time I Get to Phoenix" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - A taped of The Who performing "Join Together" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Sylvester performed "Dance" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Friday, December 8, 2017


Today in
Television History

1952 - On the show "I Love Lucy," a pregnancy was acknowledged in a TV show for the first time.

1968 - In the U.S., the TV special "Elvis" aired on NBC-TV.

1986 - The 100th episode of "Newhart" aired on CBS.

1990 - "Wiseguy" was aired for the last time on CBS.

2004 - It was announced that Martha Stewart would revive her daily homemaking show in September 2005.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1960 - Danny & The Juniors performed "Twistin' USA" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - David Gates performed "Sail Around the World" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Bryan Adams performed "Run To You" and "Kids Just Wanna Rock" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The video for Chaka Khan's "I Feel For You" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Teena Marie performed "Lovergirl" on "American Bandstand."

2004 - It was reported that Dick Clark had suffered a mild stroke earlier in the week.

Today is Thursday, December 7, 2017

Today in
Television History

1930 - W1XAV Boston broadcasted a video portion of the CBS radio program "The Fox Trappers" orchestra program.

1963 - CBS introduced the first-ever "Instant Replay" during the Army-Navy football game.

1985 - The 200th episode of "Saturday Night Live" aired on NBC.

1988 - The 100th episode of "Highway to Heaven" aired.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 - Kitty Kallen performed "If I Give My Heart to You" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Annette (Funicello) performed "Talk To Me Baby" on "American Bandstand."

1961 - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones performed "Let's Go Trippin'" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Brian Hyland performed "I May Not Live to See Tomorrow" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Andy Kim performed "Baby I'm on Fire" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Al Wilson performed "La La Peace Song" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - The video for The Babys "Isn't It Time?" was aired on "American Bandstand."

Today is Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Today in
Television History

1997 - Metallica performed "Fuel" and "The Memory Remains" with Marianne Faithfull on NBC's Saturday Night Live

Today in

American Bandstand History

1975 - The Hudson Brothers performed "Lonely School Year" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Today in
Television History

1976 - The sixth and final season of "McMillan and Wife" began.

2002 - ABC-TV aired a prime-time interview with Whitney Houston.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1960 - Ronnie Love performed "Chills and Fever" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Mickey Lee Lane performed "Shaggy Dog" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - The Carpenters performed "We've Only Just Begun" and "Close to You" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Monday, December 4, 2017

Today in
Television History

1990 - Madonna appeared on "Nightline" to defend her "Justify My Love" video. She denied the video's explicit contents were intended to stir up controversy and get her publicity. The video was banned by MTV.

2002 - The first part of an interview with John Houston, Whitney Houston's father, was aired on ABC's "Celebrity Justice." In the interview he stated to his daughter, "You get your act together, honey, and you pay me the money that you owe me. If you do that, you haven't got a lawsuit." John Houston had filed a lawsuit against his daughter for failure to pay for negotiating work with Arista and drug charges from 2000.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1965 - Gary Lewis & the Playboys performed "Everybody Loves a Clown" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - Judy Collins performed "Send in the Clowns" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - America performed "Right Before Your Eyes" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Scandal performed "Goodbye to You" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Sunday, December 3, 2017


Today in
Television History

1968 - Elvis Presley's NBC-TV special "Elvis" was aired.

1987 - The 200th episode of "Knots Landing" aired.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1959 - The Drifters performed "Dance With Me" and "True Love, True Love" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Otis Redding performed "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Music Machine performed "Talk Talk" and "The People in Me" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - The Village People appeared on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Glen Shorrock performed "Little Girls Get Lonely" and "Til I Love You" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - James Ingram performed "Party Animal" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Saturday, December 2, 2017


Today in
Television History

1988 - ESPN aired its 10,000th Sports Center, making it the most televised cable program in history.

2009 - The first episode of "Steven Seagal: Lawman" aired.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Danny & the Juniors performed "At the Hop" on "American Bandstand."

1957 - Jimmy Dee & the Off-Beats performed "Henrietta" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - The Candymen performed "Georgia Pines" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Brenton Wood performed "Baby You Got It" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Friday, December 1, 2017


Today in
Television History

1975 - "The Edge of Night" became the first serial in television history to switch networks.

1978 - The 100th episode of "The Rockford Files" aired on NBC.

1985 - The TV movie "Perry Mason Returns" aired.

1994 - The Game Show Network was launched.

1998 - Westinghouse Electric changed its name to CBS Corp. Westinghouse had owned CBS since November 1995.

2004 - NBC anchor Tom Brokaw made he final appearance as anchor on "NBC Nightly News". He began his run on the show in April 1982. It was planned that Brokaw would host at least three documentaries a year for NBC.

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