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1927 - Jack Benny married Sadye Marks on this day. Sadye changed her name to Mary Livingstone.

1937 - NBC radio presented the first broadcast of "The Guiding Light." The show remained on radio until 1956 and began on CBS-TV in 1952.

1949 - The first Emmys were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club.

1961 - John F. Kennedy presented the first live presidential news conference from Washington, DC. The event was carried on radio and television.

1987 - The New York Giants defeated the Denver Broncos, 39-20, in Super Bowl XXI on NBC. The game featured TV commercials costing $550,000 for 30 seconds.

1990 - Paul McCartney (Beatles) was profiled on CBS-TV's "48 Hours".

1990 - Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers) appeared on NBC-TV's "Cheers."

1995 - The 100th episode of "L.A. Law" aired.

2006 - Richard Hatch, the winner of $1 million in the debut season of "Survivor", was found guilty of failing to pay taxes on his winnings. Hatch was taken straight to jail. His sentencing hearing was scheduled for April 28.




Television Quotes

We cannot blame the schools alone for the dismal decline in SAT verbal scores. When our kids come home from school do they pick up a book or do they sit glued to the tube, watching music videos? Parents, don't make the mistake of thinking your kid only learns between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
- George Bush



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