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MEDICAL DRAMA PREMIERED ON THIS DATE IN 1969

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Medical Center
is a medical drama series which aired on the CBS television
network from Wednesday September 24, 1969 to September 6, 1976. The
lives of both doctors and patients at a fictitious university hospital in Los
Angeles were showcased each week.

 

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Filming an episode of Medical Center

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Chad Everett turned 75 on June 11

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NEW COMEDY SHOW ON THIS DATE IN 1970

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The Odd Couple
is a television situation comedy broadcast from Thursday
September 24, 1970 to July 4, 1975 on the ABC television network. It was
based on the Neil Simon play of the same name.

 

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Jack Klugman turned 89 in April

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NEWS MAGAZINE DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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60 Minutes is a CBS television news magazine, which has aired since Tuesday 
September 24, 1968. The program was created by long-time producer Don 
Hewitt (below) using a unique style of reporter-centered investigation. It
has been among the top-rated TV programs for much of its life, and has
garnered numerous awards over the years, including 78 Emmys, as of
2007. It is considered by many to be the most distinguished investigative
television program in America. In 2002, 60 Minutes was ranked #6 on TV
Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

 

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Don Hewitt (December 14, 1922 – August 19, 2009)

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PUPPETEER WOULD HAVE BEEN 75 TODAY

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                             James Maury "Jim" Henson 

                     (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990)
 

Jim Henson was best known as the creator of The Muppets and performed
with his many characters on various television programs, such as Sesame
Street
and The Muppet Show.

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‘‘IKE’’ HAD A HEART ATTACK ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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President Eisenhower sits in a wheelchair after being released from
Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver

On Saturday September 24, 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered
a heart attack while vacationing in Denver, Colorado. He spent seven weeks
on the 8th floor of Fitzsimmons Army Hospital. In November the President
returned to Washington and then on to his farm in Gettysburg to recuperate.

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