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Today in
Television History

1953 - The TV show "Letter to Loretta" premiered. The name was changed to "The Loretta Young Show" on February 14, 1954.

1953 - Jimmy Stewart debuted on the radio western "The Six Shooter" on NBC.

1955 - "You'll Never Be Rich" premiered on CBS-TV. The name was changed less than two months later to "The Phil Silvers Show."

1975 - The Bay City Rollers appeared live on the premiere of the Howard Cosell's Saturday Night show on ABC-TV. It was their U.S. debut.

1976 - The Captain & Tennille show premiered on ABC-TV.

1979 - The first episode of "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" aired on NBC.

1980 - Los Angeles Police Office Kenneth Osmond was shot three times while chasing a suspected car thief. He eventually retired in 1988. Osmond is known for playing Eddie Haskell on the television show "Leave It to Beaver."

1984 - The first episode of "The Cosby Show" aired on NBC.

1984 - The first episode of "Who's the Boss?" aired on ABC.

2004 - CBS News announced that they could not authenticate several documents that had been used in a "60 Minutes" story that questioned U.S. President George Bush's service in the National Guard. Two days later CBS announced that a panel would be appointed to investigate the story.

2016 - The first episode of "This Is Us" premiered on NBC.


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - Don Rondo performed "There's Only You" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Creedence Clearwater Revival performed "Commotion" and "Down on the Corner" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods performed "Our Last Song Together" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - Ralph Carter performed "When You're Young and in Love" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - The Spinners performed "Cupid/I've Loved You for a Long, Long Time" 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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