Today in TV History 3/31

Today is Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Today in
Television History

1985 – ABC-TV aired the 200th episode of “The Love Boat.”

1987 – HBO (Home Box Office) earned its first Oscar for “Down and Out in America”.

2003 – U.S. military officials accused Geraldo Rivera of disclosing unauthorized military movements. Rivera had outlined military movements in the dirt while embedded with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq.

2003 – NBC fired Peter Arnett after he gave an unauthorized interview with state-run Iraqi TV. During the interview Arnett said that the American-led war effort had initially failed because of Iraqi resistance.

2003 – The first season of “American Chopper” began.

2015 – TV Land aired the first episode of “Younger.”

Today in
American Bandstand History

1961 – Clarence “Frogman” Henry performed “(I Don’t Know Why) But I Do” and “Ain’t Got No Home” on “American Bandstand.”

1973 – The Raspberries performed “I Wanna Be With You” and “Let’s Pretend” on “American Bandstand.”

1984 – Madness performed “The Sun and The Rain” and “Keep Moving” on “American Bandstand.”

1984 – The video for Adam Ant’s “Strip” was aired on “American Bandstand.”

1984 – K.C. performed “Give It Up” on “American Bandstand.”

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