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Today in
Television History

1934 - The U.S. Congress established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The commission was to regulate radio and TV broadcasting (later).

1946 - Gillette Razor Company became the first company to be a television Network sponsor. They sponsored the Joe Louis vs. Bill Conn heavyweight boxing match.

1952 - "Iíve Got a Secret" debuted on CBS-TV.

1971 - BBC-TV aired "Parkinson" for the first time.

1976 - Rhythm Heritage performed "S.W.A.T. Theme" and "Barretta Theme" on "American Bandstand."

1998 - Loretta Lynn appeared on the Friday Night Opry.


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1958 - Fabian appeared on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Shelley Fabares performed "Johnny Angel" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - Rhythm Heritage performed "S.W.A.T. Theme" and "Barretta Theme" on "American Bandstand."


Television Quotes

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
- Groucho Marx




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