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Today in
Television History

1955 - "The Perry Como Show" moved to Saturday nights on NBC-TV.

1963 - "The Fugitive" premiered on ABC-TV. The show starred David Janssen.

1964 - ABC began airing the series "Bewitched."

1965 - The first episode of "Hogan's Heroes" aired.

1965 - "The Smothers Brothers Show" premiered on CBS-TV.

1966 - "Mission Impossible" premiered on CBS-TV.

1967 - The Doors appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and performed "Light My Fire" and "People Are Strange."

1972 - The first episode of "M*A*S*H" aired on CBS.

1978 - The series "Battlestar Galactica" began airing on ABC.

1991 - The first episode of "Home Improvement" aired on ABC.

1995 - The 10th season of "Married With Children" began.

2002 - "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" returned to television on Animal Planet.

2010 - CBS aired the final episode of "As the World Turns."

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Today in
American Bandstand History

1966 - Neil Diamond performed "Cherry Cherry" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - The Brothers Johnson performed "Strawberry Letter #23" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Amy Holland performed "I Hand on Your Every Word" and "Shake Me, Wake Me" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Scott Baio performed "Some Girls" and "She's Trouble" on "American Bandstand."

Television Quotes

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

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