Today in TV History 12/4/22

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Today in Television History

1990 – Madonna appeared on “Nightline” to defend her “Justify My Love” video. She denied the video’s explicit contents were intended to stir up controversy and get her publicity. The video was banned by MTV.

2002 – The first part of an interview with John Houston, Whitney Houston’s father, was aired on ABC’s “Celebrity Justice.” In the interview he stated to his daughter, “You get your act together, honey, and you pay me the money that you owe me. If you do that, you haven’t got a lawsuit.” John Houston had filed a lawsuit against his daughter for failure to pay for negotiating work with Arista and drug charges from 2000.

Today in
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History

1965 – Gary Lewis & the Playboys performed “Everybody Loves a Clown” on American Bandstand.

1976 – Judy Collins performed “Send in the Clowns” on American Bandstand.

1982 – America performed “Right Before Your Eyes” on American Bandstand.

1982 – Scandal performed “Goodbye to You” on American Bandstand.

Today in
Saturday Night Live History

1950 – Pamela Stephenson was born.

1964 – Fred Armisen was born.

1982 – The Smothers Brothers and Laura Branigan were guests on Saturday Night Live.

1993 – Charlton Heston and Paul Westerberg were guests on Saturday Night Live.

1999 – Christina Ricci and Beck were guests on Saturday Night Live.

2010 – Robert DeNiro and Diddy-Dirty Money were guests on Saturday Night Live. Diddy-Dirty Money performed “Coming Home” and “Dance on the Floor” (featuring Swizz Beatz).

Saturday Night Live Quote

Kenny G will be releasing a CD fully comprised of Christmas songs. Happy birthday, Jesus – HOPE YOU LIKE CRAP!
– Norm Macdonald

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