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LONG RUNNING SERIES ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet premiered on ABC-TV on October 10, 1952
and due to declining ratings, the show was canceled with the last episode airing 
on September 3, 1966. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet ran for a total of 
fourteen seasons, and for almost four de cades, held the record as the longest  
running television sitcom, live or animated, until that record was broken by The
Simpsons in 2004. It still holds the record for the longest running live-action
sitcom in television history. 

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THE KINGSMEN ON SHINDIG!

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the kingsmen today

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NETWORK RUN ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

 


What’s My Line?
was produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for the
CBS television network. The original series, which was usually broadcast live,
debuted on Thursday February 2, 1950 (above) at 8:00 p.m. ET. After airing
alternate Wednesdays, then alternate Thursdays, finally on October 1, 1950
it had settled into its weekly Sunday 10:30 p.m. ET slot where it would remain
until the end of its network run on September 3, 1967.

That final telecast was the 876th and was highlighted by clips from past shows,
a visit by the show’s first contestants, and the final "mystery guest," who was
John Daly himself (below). What’s My Line? won three Emmy Awards for "Best
Quiz or Audience Participation Show," in 1952, 1953 and 1958 and a Golden
Globe for Best TV Show in 1962. After its cancellation by CBS in 1967, the
show returned in syndication as a daily production which ran from 1968 until
1975.

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BEACH BOY AL JARDINE IS 69 TODAY

AL JARDINE THEN

AL JARDINE TODAY

Alan Charles "Al" Jardine is a founding member of the music group The Beach 
Boys. He is the rhythm guitarist and occasional lead vocalist for the group. He
was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. 

Al Jardine sang lead on their second U.S. number one single
“Help Me Rhonda”.

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DAVID BRINKLEY JOINED ABC ON THIS DAY IN 1981

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When Chet Huntley retired from the anchor chair of The Huntley–Brinkley Report
in 1970, the evening news program was renamed NBC Nightly News, and David
Brinkley co-anchored the broadcast with John Chancellor and Frank McGee.The
early years of the Nightly News never matched the popularity the Huntley-Brinkley 
Report
had enjoyed. The NBC network attempted to launch several news magazine  
shows with Brinkley as anchor and none of them succeeded. He soon became 
unhappy and left NBC in 1981. He was almost immediately offered a position 
at ABC where he anchored the Sunday morning TV news program, Issues 
and Answers,
later titled “This Week with David Brinkley”.  

When David Brinkley left NBC

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