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Mr. Television: Sunday, November 7, 2021

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Television and Radio
The first broadcast of “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” on CBS radio was in 1932…Classic theatrical “Gone with the Wind” made its broadcast debut on NBC in 1976 in a two-part airing that concluded the following evening…The episode titled “Strangers” on ABC’s “thirtysomething” in 1989 created a great deal of controversy because it depicted two gay men, Russell (David Marshall Grant) and Peter (Peter Frechette), in bed together after having sex. A number of advertisers pulled their commercials. In 2005, TV Land included this episode as part of the “Top 100 Most Unexpected Moments in TV History,” ranking it #27…”Dirty Jobs, featuring Mike Rowe, launched on Discovery in 2003.

Frank Sinatra and film star Ava Gardner were married in 1951. Their union lasted six years… Former Vice-President Joe Biden declared the winner of the US Presidential race, four days after the US election, defeating sitting President Donald Trump.

Magic Johnson announced he had the HIV virus are retired from the LA Lakers in 1991.

Celebrity Birthdays
Folk singer Joni Mitchell is 78; “The Brady Bunch” star Christopher Knight is 64; “Workaholics” star Adam DeVine is 37.

Did You Know?
David Clennon, who played Michael (Ken Olin) and Elliott’s (Timothy Busfield) corrupt boss Miles Drentell on “thirtysomething” reprised his role on ABC drama “Once and Again” in 2000. In that series, he was described as an unscrupulous developer.