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DEBUT OF POLICE DRAMA ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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Adam-12 was a television police drama which followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy (Martin Milner) and Jim Reed Kent McCord),
as they patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in their police cruiser, 1-Adam-12. Created
by Jack Webb (Dragnet) the show ran from Saturday September 21,1968 through May
20, 1975 on NBC. The series depicted a typical day in the life of a police officer.

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Martin Milner                                               Kent McCord

 

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MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BEGAN ON THIS DATE IN 1970

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The original ABC Monday Night Football commentators from left: Don
Meredith, Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford.

Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live broadcast of the National Football
League on ESPN. From September 21, 1970 to 2005 it aired on ABC. It
was one of the longest running prime time commercial network television
series ever, particularly among male viewers. As of September 19, 2011,
the franchise had aired a total of 646 games.

 

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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1963

Blue Velvet

“Blue Velvet” held the top spot for three weeks and also spent
eight weeks atop the Middle-of-the-Road charts.

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MASTER STORY TELLER IS 64 TODAY

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Stephen Edwin King is the celebrated author of contemporary horror, suspense,
science fiction and fantasy fiction novels. His books have sold more than 350
million copies, which have been adapted into a number of feature films, TV
movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels,
including seven under the pen name of Richard Bachman, five non-fiction
books, and nine collections of short stories. Many of his writings are set in his
home town of Maine. King has received numerous awards, including the Medal
for Distinguished Contributions to American Letters in 2003 from the National
Book Foundation.

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DEBUT OF ‘’PERRY MASON’’ ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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The Legal drama Perry Mason had an original run from September 21, 1957 to
May 22, 1966. The title character was portrayed by Raymond Burr (above).The
show was, at one time, television’s most successful and longest-running lawyer
series.

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Perry Mason has been airing syndicated repeats of the show since
1966 as part of it’s afternoon viewing schedule.

 

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