Monday, September 17, 2018

Today in TV History - September 2018

Today is Monday, September 17, 2018


Today in
Television History

1955 - "The Perry Como Show" moved to Saturday nights on NBC-TV.

1963 - "The Fugitive" premiered on ABC-TV. The show starred David Janssen.

1964 - ABC began airing the series "Bewitched."

1965 - The first episode of "Hogan's Heroes" aired.

1965 - "The Smothers Brothers Show" premiered on CBS-TV.

1966 - "Mission Impossible" premiered on CBS-TV.

1967 - The Doors appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and performed "Light My Fire" and "People Are Strange."

1972 - The first episode of "M*A*S*H" aired on CBS.

1978 - The series "Battlestar Galactica" began airing on ABC.

1991 - The first episode of "Home Improvement" aired on ABC.

1995 - The 10th season of "Married With Children" began.

2002 - "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" returned to television on Animal Planet.

2010 - CBS aired the final episode of "As the World Turns."


Today in
American Bandstand History

1966 - Neil Diamond performed "Cherry Cherry" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - The Brothers Johnson performed "Strawberry Letter #23" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Amy Holland performed "I Hand on Your Every Word" and "Shake Me, Wake Me" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Scott Baio performed "Some Girls" and "She's Trouble" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Sunday, September 16, 2018

Today in
Television History

1963 - "The Outer Limits" premiered on ABC-TV.

1964 - "Shindig!" premiered on ABC. The first show opened with Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, The Wellingtons, The Righteous Brothers, Bobby Sherman and Alan Sues.

1965 - The second season of "Shindig!" was opened with the Rolling Stones performing "Satisfaction." The Kinks, Byrds and Everly Brothers also appeared on the season opener.

1965 - "The Dean Martin Show" debuted on NBC-TV.

1968 - "The Andy Griffith Show" was seen for the final time on CBS.

1968 - U.S. Presidential candidate Richard Nixon appeared on episode 15 of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In". He spoke the show signature line "Sock it to me."

1972 - "The Bob Newhart Show" premiered on CBS-TV.

1984 - The first episode of "Miami Vice" aired on NBC.

1987 - The first episode of "Wiseguy" aired on CBS.

1993 - The first episode of "Frasier" aired on NBC.

1996 - The first episode of "Cosby" aired on CBS.

2000 - "Soul Train" began its 30th season.

2002 - "Oprah After the Show" debuted on the Oxygen cable channel.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 - Barry Mann appeared on "American Bandstand."

1967 - The Lewis & Clarke Expedition performed "I Feel Good" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Brenda Holloway performed "You've Made Me So Very Happy" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - Rick Springfield performed "Speak to the Sky" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Foxy performed "Get Off" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Saturday, September 15, 2018


Today in
Television History

1949 - "The Lone Ranger" premiered on ABC. Clayton Moore was the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels was Tonto.

1965 - "Lost in Space" premiered on CBS TV.

1965 - "Green Acres" premiered on CBS TV.

1968 - The TV musical series "Soul" premiered on NBC.

1969 - The Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra released "The Sulli-Gulli." It was the only release by Sullivan.

1977 - The 10th season of "Hawaii Five-O" began.

1986 - NBC aired the pilot episode of "L.A. Law."

1995 - The first episode of "Xena: Warrior Princess" aired.


Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 - Duane Eddy performed "Some Kinda Earthquake" and "First Love, First Tears" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Janet Jackson performed "Don't Stand Another Chance" and "Dream Street" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The video for Lindsay Buckingham's "Go Insane" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Lakeside performed "Make My Day" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Friday, September 14, 2018


Today in
Television History

1962 - The third season of "The Flintstones" began. The first show of the season was the first to be broadcast in color. All previous episodes (the first two seasons) had been filmed in color but had been broadcast in black and white.

1965 - "My Mother The Car" premiered on NBC TV. The series was canceled after only a few weeks after the debut.

1967 - The first episode of "Ironside" aired.

1968 - "The Archies" premiered on CBS. The cartoon was based on the comic book series.

1971 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC to promote Lennon's new LP and film ("Imagine"), Yoko's book, two films and a fine arts show.

1972 - The series "The Waltons" began airing.

1973 - The fifth, and final, season of "The Brady Bunch" began.

1977 - The pilot episode of the television show "The Amazing Spiderman," starring Nicholas Hammond, aired on CBS.

1978 - The first episode of "Mork and Mindy" aired on ABC.

1984 - The MTV Awards are held for the first time. Bette Midler and Dan Ackroyd co-hosted the show.

1985 - The first episode of "The Golden Girls" aired on NBC.


Today in
American Bandstand History

1963 - Dion performed "Donna the Prima Donna" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Major Lance performed "Monkey Time" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - O.C. Smith performed "Little Green Apples" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - The Impressions performed "Sooner or Later" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Thursday, September 13, 2018


Today in
Television History

1947 - NBC voted to ban crime shows before 9:30pm.

1974 - The first episode of "Police Woman" aired on NBC.

1974 - The first episode of "The Rockford Files" aired on NBC.

1990 - The first episode of "Law and Order" aired. After almost 20 years, NBC announced it had canceled the show on May 14, 2010.

1993 - "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" premiered on NBC.

1996 - CBS began airing the television series "Everybody Loves Raymond."

1996 - CMT (Country Music Television) was allowed to resume broadcasting in Canada. The network had been taken off the air over a broadcasting rights dispute.

1998 - NBC's "Frasier" won a record fifth consecutive Emmy award as TV's best comedy series.

2005 - The first episode of "Supernatural" aired.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - The Everly Brothers performed "Wake Up Little Susie" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Creedence Clearwater Revival performed "Bad Moon Rising" and "Green River" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Stevie Wonder performed "My Cherie Amour" and "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - The B.T. Express performed "Give It What You Got" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - Austin Roberts performed "Rocky" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Larry Graham performed "One in a Million You" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Benny Mardones performed "Into the Night" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Today in
Television History

1963 - The last episode of "Leave it to Beaver" was aired. The show had debuted on October 4, 1957.

1966 - "Family Affair" premiered on CBS television.

1966 - The first episode of "The Monkees" aired on NBC.

1966 - ABC-TV's "The Roger Miller Show" premiered.

1970 - CBS aired "Josie and the Pussycats" for the first time.

1972 - The first episode of "Maude" aired.

1980 - An in-depth report on the death of Elvis Presley aired on ABC-TV’s "20/20". It raised so many unanswered questions that the official case concerning Elvis’ death was reopened.

1984 - The first episode of "Punky Brewster" aired on NBC.

1993 - The pilot episode of "Lois and Clark" aired.

1993 - The 10th season of "Murder, She Wrote" began.

1994 - The first episode of "Party of Five" aired on FOX.

1995 - The first episode of "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" aired.

1998 - A concert by Shania Twain was televised live on DirecTV. It was the first time direct broadcast had been used for a country star.

1998 - Vince Gill made his 100th appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Nick Noble performed "Moonlight Swim" on "American Bandstand."

1957 - The Tune Weavers performed "Happy Happy Birthday to You" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Larry Verne performed "Mr. Custer" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Freddy Cannon performed "What's Gonna Happen When Summer's Done" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Brenda Holloway performed "I'll Always Love You" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Today in
Television History

1954 - The Miss America beauty pageant made its network TV debut on ABC. Miss California, Lee Ann Meriwether, was the winner.

1964 - "Friday Night Fights" was seen for the last time.

1967 - The Carol Burnett Show premiered on CBS.

1970 - The last "Get Smart" episode aired on CBS-TV.

1974 - "Little House on the Prairie" made its television debut.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Webb Pierce performed "Holiday for Love" and "Don't Do It" on "American Bandstand."

1958 - Dickie Doo & and the Don'ts performed "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" and "Flip-Top Box" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - The Majors performed "Wonderful Dream" on "American Bandstand."

1965 - Gene Chandler performed "Good Times" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - John Travolta performed "When I'm Away From You" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - The Spinners performed "Rubberband Man" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - The Stray Cats performed "Rock This Town" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - The Dazz Band performed "Let It Whip" on "American Bandstand."
Today is Monday, September 10, 2018

Today in
Television History

1950 - Eddie Cantor began working on TV on the "Colgate Comedy Hour" on NBC.

1953 - Swanson began selling its first "TV dinner."

1955 - "Gunsmoke" premiered on CBS.

1955 - Bert Parks began a 25-year career as host of the "Miss America Pageant" on NBC.

1966 - The Rolling Stones appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1975 - The first episode of "Starsky and Hutch" was aired by ABC.

1990 - NBC began airing the series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."

1992 - Howard Stern appeared as Fartman on the MTV Video Music Awards.

1993 - The first episode of "X-Files" aired on FOX. The series finale was aired on May 19, 2002.

1995 - Cyndi Lauper won an Emmy for her guest appearance on "Mad About You."

2000 - NBC's "The West Wing" won a record nine Emmy awards.

2002 - It was reported that the Cartoon Network had purchased the television rights for the FOX animated series "Futurama."

2006 - ABC aired the first part of its miniseries "The Path to 9/11." The version that aired had several scenes edited or deleted following protests from Clinton administration officials. The second part was scheuduled to air the following evening.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - Jimmie Rodgers performed "Honeycomb" on "American Bandstand."

1958 - Little Anthony & the Imperials performed "Tears on My Pillow" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Tommy Roe performed "Sweet Pea" and "Hooray for Haze!" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - The Hollies performed "Bus Stop" and "I Can't Let Go" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Sunday, September 9, 2018


Today in
Television History

1926 - The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).

1956 - Elvis Presley performed "Love Me Tender" for his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show "Toast of the Town." He was shot from just the waist up during the performance. Elvis would make a total of three appearances on the show.

1969 - Jimi Hendrix mad his U.S. television debut on "The Dick Cavett Show."

1975 - The first episode of "Welcome Back, Kotter" aired on ABC.

1986 - Ted Turner presented the first of his colorized films on WTBS in Atlanta, GA.

1987 - Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer aired for the last time on CBS.

1995 - The cartoon "Earthworm Jim" began airing.

1995 - The cartoon "Freakazoid" began airing on the WB network.

1998 - An episode of "Judge Judy" aired in which Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten appeared as the defendant in a case involving a drummer who sued Rotten for allegedly head-butting him during a contract dispute.

1999 - Nine Inch Nails performed at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. It was their first-ever appearance on a televised award show.

2004 - NBC debuted the TV series "Joey." The show was a spinoff of the show "Friends."


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - The Diamonds performed "Zip Zip" and "Little Darlin'" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Bobby Freeman performed "(I Do) The Shimmy Shimmy" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - A tape of the Staples Singers performing "I'll Take You There" was played on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Frankie Valli performed "Grease" on "American Bandstand." 


Today is Saturday, September 8, 2018


Today in
Television History

1965 - The television trade publications "Daily Variety" and "The Hollywood Reporter" ran an ad seeking "Folk & Roll Musicians-Singers for acting roles in new TV series." The final four choices became the stars in the television show "The Monkees."

1966 - NBC-TV aired the first episode of "Star Trek" entitled "The Man Trap". The show was canceled on September 2, 1969.

1997 - The television show "Ally McBeal" debuted on Fox.

1998 - The first episode of "Pokémon" aired.

2004 - "60 Minutes" aired a report that questioned 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. On September 22, CBS News announced the that a panel would investigate the story.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1960 - The Drifters performed "Save the Last Dance for Me" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - Curtis Mayfield performed "Future Shock" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Scandal performed "The Warrior" and "Hands Tied" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The video for Peter Wolf's "Lights Out" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Patrice Rushen performed "Get Off" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Friday, September 7, 2018


Today in
Television History

1966 - The final episode of the original "The Dick Van Dyke Show" was aired on CBS-TV.

1971 - "The Beverly Hillbillies" was seen for the final time on CBS-TV.

1979 - ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, made its debut on cable TV.

2008 - The first episode of "True Blood" aired on HBO.

Today in

American Bandstand History

1960 - Della Reese performed "And Now" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Neil Sedaka performed "The Dreamer" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - The Jaynettes performed "Sally Go Round the Roses" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Patti Drew performed "Workin' on a Groovy Thing" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - The Grass Roots performed "Midnight Confessions" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Bloodstone performed "That's Not How it Goes" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Dave Loggins performed "Please Come to Boston" on "American Bandstand."
Today is Thursday, September 6, 2018

Today in
Television History

1958 - Georgia Gibbs sang "The Hula-Hoop Song" on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1952 - In Montreal, Canadian television began broadcasting.

1997 - WRAL-TV became the first commercial station in the U.S. to complete a live HD satellite feed of an Atlantic Coast Conference football game.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - Johnny and the Hurricanes performed "Rocking Goose" and "When the Saints Go Marching In" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - The Edwin Hawkins Singers performed "Oh Happy Day" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - Tavares performed "Only Takes a Minute" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Billy Preston & Syreeta performed "One More Time for Love" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Dave Mason performed "Save Me" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Today in
Television History

1958 - The first color videotaped program was aired. It was "The Betty Freezor Show" on WBTV-TV in Charlotte, NC.

1983 - The "MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour" on PBS (Public Broadcasting System) became the first hour-long network news show.

1986 - Merv Griffin aired his final program for Metromedia Television after 23 years on various talk shows.

1987 - "American Bandstand," hosted by Dick Clark, was canceled after 30 years on television.

1989 - Deborah Norville became the news anchor of the Today Show.

2001 - Fox News Channel terminated Paula Zahn for breach of contract.

2001 - The reality TV show "Amazing Race" aired for the first time.

2006 - Katie Couric made her first appearance as anchor on "CBS Evening News".


Today in

American Bandstand History

1961 - The Brothers Four performed "Frogg" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Johnny Rivers performed "Mabelline" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Jerry Wallace performed "In the Misty Moonlight" and "It's a Cotton-Candy World" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - Gary Puckett performed "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - Bert Sommer performed "We're All Playin' in the Same Band" on "American Bandstand."

1981 - The Sugarhill Gang performed "Eighth Wonder" and "Rapper's Delight" on "American Bandstand."

1987 - "American Bandstand," hosted by Dick Clark, was canceled after 30 years on television.



Today is Tuesday, September 4, 2018


Today in
Television History

1951 - The first live, coast-to-coast TV broadcast took place in the U.S. The event took place in San Francisco, CA, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference. It was seen all the way to New York, NY.

1967 - "Gilligan's Island" aired for the last time on CBS-TV. It ran for 98 shows.

1969 - The Youngbloods did not appear as scheduled on "The Tonight Show."

1971 - "The Lawrence Welk Show" was seen for the last time on ABC-TV.

2002 - FOX aired the two-hour finale of "American Idol." Kelly Clarkson was selected as the nation's newest pop star.

Today in

American Bandstand History

1958 - Jerry Butler & the Impressions performed "For Your Precious Love" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Johnny Cash performed "Bonanza" on "American Bandstand."

1965 - Del Shannon performed "Keep Serchin'" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - Davey Jones performed "Rainy Jane" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - The Grass Roots performed "Sooner or Later" and "Two Divided by Love" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - Labelle performed "Lady Marmalade" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Jermaine Jackson performed "Let Me Tickle Your Fancy" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Monday, September 3, 2018


Today in
Television History

1951 - "Search for Tomorrow" debuted on CBS-TV.

1966 - The television series "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" ended after 14 years.

1967 - The TV game show "What's My Line?" broadcast its final episode. The show aired over 17 years on CBS.

1981 - David Brinkley left NBC News after 38 years to join with ABC.

2002 - It was announced that the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon had raised $58.3 million in nationwide pledges.

2002 - On FOX's "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini engaged in their final battle of the power ballads. The next evening Clarkson was named the newest pop star in the nation.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - The Mello-Kings performed "Tonite, Tonite" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Lou Christie performed "Rhapsody in the Rain" and "Painter" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - Dean Friedman performed "Ariel" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - The Flirts performed "Telephone" and "Jukebox" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - X performed "New World" and "True Love Part II" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Electric Light Orchestra performed "Rock 'n' Roll is King" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Sunday, September 2, 2018


Today in
Television History

1963 - "The CBS Evening News" was lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.

1965 - The Rolling Stones appeared on the British TV show "Ready Steady Go!" Mick Jagger and Andrew Loog Oldham performed a parody of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe."

1969 - NBC-TV canceled "Star Trek." The show had debuted on September 8, 1966.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Andy Williams performed "Lips Of Wine" on "American Bandstand."

1957 - The Bobbettes performed "Mr. Lee" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - The Sunshine Company performed "Happy" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Brenton Wood performed "Gimme Little Sign" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Burton Cummings performed "Break It to Them Gentley" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Nick Gilder performed "Hot Child in the City" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Saturday, September 1, 2018


Today in
Television History

1949 - "Martin Kane, Private Eye" debuted on NBC-TV.

1970 - The last episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" aired on NBC-TV. The show premiered was on September 18, 1965.

1986 - Jerry Lewis raised a record $34 million for Muscular Dystrophy during his annual telethon for Jerry’s kids over the Labor Day weekend.

1997 - The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon raised $50,475,055 to support Muscular Dystrophy Association research and services.

2010 - In Silver Spring, MD, a gunman took the Discovery Communications Building hostage for several hours. He was subsequently found dead and all hostages were unharmed.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1958 - Frankie Ford made an appearance on "American Bandstand."

1984 - New Edition performed "Mr. Telephone Man" and "Cool It Now" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The video for Flock of Seagulls' "The More You Live the More You Love" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Romeo Void performed "Girl in Trouble" on "American Bandstand."

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