Today in TV History 8/1





Monday, August 1, 2022

Today in
Television History

1971 – “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” was debuted on CBS-TV.

1979 – CBS aired the last episode of “Good Times.”

1981 – MTV made its debut at 12:01am. The first video to be shown was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.

1996 – MTV launched another channel known as M2.

1995 – Westinghouse Electric Corporation made a deal to buy CBS for $5.4 billion.

2010 – HSN launched HSN2.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1963 – The Dovells performed “Betty in Bermuda” on “American Bandstand.”

1964 – The Premieres performed “Farmer John” on “American Bandstand.”

1964 – Dale and Grace performed “The Loneliest Night” on “American Bandstand.”

1970 – Norman Greenbaum performed “Canned Ham” on “American Bandstand.”

1970 – Robin McNamara performed “Lay a Little Lovin’ on Me” and “Got to Believe in Love” on “American Bandstand.”



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