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    Today in History: Monday, July 19, 2021

    Television: Short-lived ABC sitcom “Hi Honey, I’m Home!,” which was repeated on Nick-at-Nite and was based on the 1989 theatrical of the same name, debuted in 1991. It aired for six episodes on ABC and an additional seven on Nick-at-Nite…Horror anthology “Tales of the Crypt” concluded its seven season run on HBO in 1996…AMC’s critically acclaimed “Mad Men,” which won the Emmy […]

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    Today in History: Sunday, July 18, 2021

    Television: Fox sitcom “Karen’s Song,” starring Patty Duke, debuted in 1987. It aired for only nine episodes…Short-lived CBS sitcom “Normal Life,” featuring Cindy Williams (“Laverne & Shirley”) and Max Gail (“Barney Miller”) as the parents of three children (Dweezil Zappa and Moon Unit Zappa included) ended after 13 episodes in 1990. Movies: “The Nun’s Story” based on the novel by Kathryn Hulme, starring Audrey Hepburn, opened in Los […]

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    Today in History: Saturday, July 17, 2021

    Television and Radio: Crime solver “Dragnet” debuted on NBC radio in 1949… The Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, Calif. was first unveiled in a live TV special on ABC in 1955…John Chancellor replaced Dave Garroway as the host of NBC’s “Today” show in 1961…NBC police drama “CHiPs,” starring Erik Estrada, concluded its six season run on NBC in 1983. Larry Wilcox, Estrada’s original co-star, exited after five seasons […]

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    Today in History: Friday, July 16, 2021

    Television: Late fringe talk show “Into the Night Starring Rick Dees” debuted on ABC in 1990. It was only distributed to 44 percent of the network’s affiliates (New York was not included) and lasted one season…The “Stargate SG-1” spin-off “Stargate: Atlantis,” which chronicled the exploits of a team that was dispatched from Earth to explore Atlantis, made its debut on the […]

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    Today in History: Thursday, July 15, 2021

    Television: ABC daytime drama “One Life to Live” began its 43-year run in 1968. It exited on January 13, 2012 less than four months after the departure of another daytime veteran, “All My Children.” Both briefly returned with original episodes via production company Prospect Park in 2013…Cartoon character Garfield ate his first lasagna in the comic strip in 1978…Heather Locklear and Linda Purl starred in the […]

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    Today in History: Wednesday, July 14, 2021

    Television: Stephen J. Cannell‘s car adventure drama “Stingray” starring Nick Mancuso debuted on NBC in 1985 as a 2-hour TV movie. It aired for two short seasons…Shock-jock (and former “America’s Got Talent” judge) Howard Stern debuted in the New York market on WWOR in 1990 as host of a talk show featuring outrageous segments. The program entered national syndication […]

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    Today in History: Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    Television: The Hollywood sign was officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles in 1923. It originally read “Hollywoodland,“ but the four last letters were dropped after its renovation in 1949…A power failure in 1977 plunged New York City and Westchester County into a nearly 24-hour blackout…CBS sitcom “Cybill,” created by Chuck Lorre and headlined by Cybill Shepherd and Christine Baranski, concluded in 1998 after […]

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