Sunday, October 23, 2022
Today in Television History
1954 – Walt Disney appeared on the cover of “TV Guide.” He was pictured on a TV screen surrounded by his most famous cartoon characters.
1956 – NBC broadcasted the first videotape recording. The tape of Jonathan Winters was seen coast to coast in the U.S.
1984 – “NBC Nightly News” aired footage of the severe drought in Ethiopia.
2002 – A Michigan appeals court reversed the 1999 decision against the “Jenny Jones Show.” The court ruled that the program had no legal duty to protect a guest who was murdered after revealing a gay crush. Scott Amedure was shot to death by Jonathan Schmitz in 1995, three days after Amedure revealed an attraction to Schmitz during a taping of the show in Chicago. The segment was never aired.
2011 – The pilot episode of “Once Upon a Time” aired.
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand History
– Dick Clark appeared on “The Jack Benny Program.”
1957 – Georgia Gibbs performed “Walkin’ the Floor Over You” on American Bandstand.
1961 – Fats Domino performed “Let the Four Winds Blow” and “What a Party” on American Bandstand.
1962 – Bobby “Blue” Bland performed “Stormy Monday Blues” on American Bandstand.
1965 – The Mojo Men performed “Dance With Me” on American Bandstand.
1971 – Al Green performed “Tired of Being Alone” and “Let’s Stay Together” on American Bandstand.
1976 – Lady Flash performed “Street Singin'” on American Bandstand.
1982 – Lionel Richie performed “Truly” on American Bandstand.
1982 – ABC performed “The Look of Love” on American Bandstand.
Saturday Night Live History
– Steve Martin and Kinky Friedman were guests on Saturday Night Live
1982 – Howard Hesseman, Men at Work, Andy Kaufman and Bill Irwin were guests on Saturday Night Live.
1993 – John Malkovich and Billy Joel were guests on Saturday Night Live.
1999 – Norm Macdonald and Dr. Dre were guests on Saturday Night Live.
1999 – Rachel Dratch joined Saturday Night Live as a featured player.
2004 – Jude Law and Ashlee Simpson were guests on Saturday Night Live. Simpson’s second music set was halted abruptly when her band began playing “Pieces of Me,” which had been played for the first set. The second song was supposed to be “Autobiography.”
2009 – “Thursday Night Live (3)” aired. This 30-minute prime time special consisted of a sketch where President George W. Bush endorsed John McCain, followed by an election-themed edition of Weekend Update.
2010 – Emma Stone and Kings of Leon were guests on Saturday Night Live. Kings of Leon performed “Radioactive” and “Pyro.”