The final season of CBS family drama “The Waltons” opened in 1980, which was also the 200th episode…The cult favorite sitcom “Bosom Buddies” with Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari debuted on ABC in 1980. It aired for two seasons, producing 38 episodes…In 1992, shock jock Howard Stern signed a contract for a reported $1.1 million for a total of 36 episodes of a late night talker on E! called “The Howard Stern Interview.“ It was one half-hour in length, with Stern speaking with one celebrity guest each week.
The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade was held in New York City, and it became an American tradition…Gay-rights activist Harvey Milk, who was one of the first openly gay elected officials in U.S. history, was assassinated in San Francisco in 1978. His killer, Dan White, was later convicted of manslaughter after successfully alleging that clinical depression had impaired his judgment.
Celebrity Birthdays: Bill Nye (“the Science Guy”) is 66; politician Caroline Kennedy is 64; actress Robin Givens (“Head of the Class”) is 57; Jaleel White (“Family Matters”) is 45.
Did You Know?
The main characters on “Bosom Buddies,“ “Kip” and “Henry,” are named after two bars in Berkeley, CA: “Kip’s” and “Henry’s”…NBC picked up “The Waltons” for a series of three made-for television movies after the series ended on CBS. In 1993, the cast reunited for “A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion,” the first of three movies on CBS.