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    Today in History: Thursday, February 4, 2021

    Television and Radio Coverage flooded the airways on kidnapping of Patty Hearst in Berkeley, Calif. by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974…“Co-Ed Fever” on CBS, one of the three sitcoms derived from theatrical “Animal House”, came and went after just one episode in 1979. It starred David Keith and Heather Thomas… Singer Karen Carpenter died in 1983 at age 32…Musical special “Cher at the […]

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    Today in History – Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    Television and Radio The early, live, half-hour variety program “The Victor Borge Show” debuted on NBC in 1951. Borge’s blend of music and comedy earned him the nicknames “The Clown Prince of Denmark,” “The Unmelancholy Dane,” and “The Great Dane”…Also on this day: Fred bought Wilma a piano for their 10th anniversary on ABC’s “The Flintstones” in 1961; Ida Morgenstern (Nancy Walker) […]

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    3 Top TV Shows and Movies Shot in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is renowned for its huge casino-hotels and tourist activities. From the Fountains of the Bellagio to the Eiffel Tower restaurant, the bright lights and famous sites attract visitors worldwide to the location. As such, it is perhaps no surprise that the city has been the main location for numerous movies and TV shows […]

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    Today in History – Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Television and Radio Game show “What’s My Line,” hosted by John Daly, debuted on CBS in 1950. The panel on the first telecast was former New Jersey governor Harold Hoffman, columnist Dorothy Kilgallen, poet Louis Untermeyer, and psychiatrist Richard Hoffmann…”The Midnight Special“, the weekly 90-minute showcase of rock, pop and soul music acts, debuted in its regular Friday late-night time slot following […]

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    Today in History – Monday, February 1, 2021

    Television and Radio CBS sitcom “Private Secretary,” starring Ann Sothern, launched in 1953. It ran through 1957 and initially alternated with the “The Jack Benny Show”…News-themed “You Are There” with Walter Cronkite premiered on CBS in 1953. It started as a radio program in 1947. This first TV telecast featured a re-enactment of the Hindenburg disaster…CBS daytime drama “The Secret Storm” opened in 1954 and […]

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    Today in History – Friday, January 29, 2021

    Television and Radio “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” debuted on CBS in 1969. It ran through June 13, 1972 and is considered one of the victims of the “rural purge”…Shades of “I Love Lucy”: Chrissy (Suzanne Somers) and Jack (John Ritter) got handcuffed together on ABC sitcom “Three’s Company” in 1980. Early the following season, Somer’s demands at contract re-negotiation time (from a reported $30,000 to […]

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    Today in History: Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Television and Radio Elvis Presley made his first television appearance in 1956 on CBS musical/variety hour “Stage Show”…Detective drama “Barnaby Jones,” starring Buddy Ebsen, debuted on CBS in 1973. It aired for eight seasons…”Chico and the Man” star Freddie Prinze, 22, shot and mortally wounded himself in 1977.  He died the following day…In 1984, actor Ted McGinley joined the cast of ABC’s “The Love […]

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