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Today in
Television History

1965 - Comedienne Joan Rivers made her first guest appearances on "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson" on NBC-TV.

1971 - James Taylor made his prime-time television debut on ABC's the "Johnny Cash Show."

1990 - Aerosmith appeared on Saturday Night Live. They performed the Wayne's World theme song while appearing in the skit as themselves.

1996 - The 400th episode of "Saturday Night Live" aired on NBC.

2013 - Jimmy Fallon took over NBC's "Tonight Show" from Jay Leno. Leno had started as host on May 25, 1992.


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 - The Rivieras performed "Moonlight Serenade" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Music Explosion performed "Little Bit O' Soul" and "Sunshine Games" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - The Gallery performed "Big City Miss Ruth Ann" on "American Bandstand."

1979 - The Raes performed "A Little Lovin'" on "American Bandstand."

1979 - Bonnie Pointer performed "Free Me From My Freedom" 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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