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Today in
Television History

1955 - The "Ed Sullivan Show" began on CBS-TV. The show had been "The Toast of the Town" since 1948.

1957 - "The Big Record" premiered on CBS-TV. The show only lasted one season.

1963 - "The Patty Duke Show" premiered on ABC-TV.

1965 - The first episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" was shown on NBC-TV. The last show was televised on September 1, 1970.

1969 - Tiny Tim announced on "The Tonight Show" to Johnny Carson his engagement to Miss Vicki Budinger. Carson asked the two to be married on the show. They made TV history with the wedding on December 17, 1969.

1978 - The first episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati" aired on CBS.

1983 - ABC began airing "Hardcastle and McCormick."

1983 - KISS appeared unmasked on MTV for the first time.

1989 - A California Raisins commercial that featured a "claymation" version of Michael Jackson debuted on U.S. television.


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Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - Frankie Avalon made an appearance on "American Bandstand."

1958 - Arlene Smith & the Chantels performed "I Love You So" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - Bobbie Russell performed "Saturday Morning Confusion" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - A taped performance of Creedence Clearwater Revival performing "Sweet Hitchhiker" was played on "American Bandstand."

1976 - A taped performance of Elton John & Kiki Dee performing "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Men at Work performed "Who Can It Be Now" 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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