Today in TV History 10/1/22

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Today in Television History

1952 – “This is Your Life” began airing on NBC-TV.

1955 – The television series “Honeymooners” began airing.

1962 – Johnny Carson began hosting the “Tonight” show on NBC-TV. He stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar was the previous host.

1962 – “The Lucy Show” aired for the first time.

1970 – The 200th episode of “Bewitched” was aired on ABC.

1982 – NBC aired the first episode of “Remington Steele.”

1997 – The 10th season of “Murphy Brown” began.

2006 – The pilot episode of “Dexter” aired.

2010 – Sony launched the Sony Movie Channel. It was Sony’s first wholly-owned American channel.


Today in Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1959 – The Poni-Tails performed “I’ll Be Seeing You” on American Bandstand.

1966 – ? and the Mysterians performed “96 Tears” and “I Need Somebody” on American Bandstand.

1966 – Lesley Gore performed “Young Love” on American Bandstand.

1977 – Leif Garrett performed “Surfin’ USA” and “Runaround Sue” on American Bandstand.

1983 – Bonnie Taylor performed “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” on American Bandstand.

1983 – Frank Stallone performed “Far from Over” on American Bandstand.

1983 – The Lionel Richie video for “All Night Long” was played on American Bandstand.

1997 – The hard back version of John Jackson’s book “American Bandstand: Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock ‘N’ Roll Empire” was published.


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