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    Today in History: Saturday, June 8, 2024

    Television: ABC sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter” concluded its four season run in 1979. By that time, both Gabe Kaplan and John Travolta were no longer series regulars and Marcia Strassman as Julie Kotter was suddenly working at James Buchanan High School as the office secretary and substitute teacher…ABC comedy “The Slap Maxwell Story” starring Dabney Coleman ended after one season in 1988…Daytime talk show “Forgive […]

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    Today in History: Friday, June 7, 2024

    Television: “The Texaco Star Theater”, hosted by Milton Berle, opened on NBC in 1948. The variety series was largely credited with driving American television set sales heavily. The number of TV sets sold during Berle’s run on the show was said to have grown from 500,000, his first year on the show, to over 30 million when it […]

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    5-Star Rated ‘The Deal’ Trailer: A First Look at the Oscar-Worthy Crime Thriller

    Get ready for a thrilling movie experience with “The Deal,” a new crime thriller short film that is sure to light up the suspense genre. “Directed by the visionary Mcgregory Frederique,” this exciting show promises a story with lots of twists and turns. An Outstanding Ensemble Cast  “The Deal” has a great cast that was […]

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    Today in History: Thursday, June 6, 2024

    Television “The Ed Sullivan Show,” which ran on CBS for 23 years, aired its final telecast in 1971…ABC newsmagazine “20/20” began in 1978. HBO’s “Sex and the City,” based on the best-selling book by Candace Bushnell, opened in 1998. It aired for six seasons, spawned two theatricals (in 2008 and 2010), and was the subject of prequel “The Carrie Diaries” on The CW (which was telecast for two half-seasons from 2013 to 2014) […]

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    Today in History: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

    Television Live 90-minute variety series “Your Show of Shows,” starring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, concluded its five season run on NBC in 1954. Other featured performers included Carl Reiner and Howard Morris (“The Andy Griffith Show”), while the writers included Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart (“M.A.S.H.”) and Woody Allen…Two other classic series ended: “The Milton Berle Show” on NBC in 1956 and “The George Gobel Show” on CBS in 1960…ABC presented its first […]

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    Today in History: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

    Television Variety hour “Cavalcade of Stars,“ initially hosted by Jack Carter, debuted on early network DuMont in 1949. After comedian Jerry Lester replaced Carter for four months, Jackie Gleason took over and introduced his “Honeymooners” sketch (with Art Carney as Ed Norton and Pert Kelton as the original Alice Kramden)…NBC comedy “The Mickey Rooney Show” (also known as “Hey, Mulligan”) ended after one year in 1955…Barbara Walters made her final appearance as […]

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    Today in History: Monday, June 3, 2024

    Crime drama “Dragnet” was first broadcast on radio (on KFI in Los Angeles) in 1949…The final episode of the original “Star Trek” aired in 1969 on NBC. But it was far from over, with 12 series in the franchise (original and animated) available for streaming on Paramount+. To-date, 12 TV series “Star Trek” franchise: the original series, the […]

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