Archive for January 25th, 2023


The First Emmy Winners….January 25, 1949 – Eyes Of A Generation…Television's Living History
Stanley Rubin (second from the right) holds his Emmy award
for "The Necklace" at the first Emmy Awards, Los Angeles.

The first Emmy Awards ceremony was held on January 25, 1949
at the Hollywood Athletic Club. The awards recognize excellence
in television (which in the 1940s was a novel medium).

Hollywood’s first television academy had been founded three
years earlier by Sid Cassyd, a former film editor for Frank Capra
who later worked as a grip at Paramount Studios and an
entertainment journalist.

At a time when only about 50,000 American households had TV
sets, Cassyd saw the need for an organization that would foster productive discussion of the fledgling entertainment medium.

The academy’s membership grew quickly, despite the lack of
support from the Hollywood motion-picture establishment,
which perhaps understandably felt threatened by TV and its
potential to keep audiences entertained at home (and away 
from the theaters).

The first Primetime Emmy Awards, Jan. 25, 1949 - Photos - Memorable moments in Emmy Awards ...

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Lloyd N. Morrisett, PhD
Lloyd N. Morrisett Jr. (November 2, 1929 – January 22, 2023)

(AP) – Lloyd Morrisett, the co-creator of the beloved children’s
education TV series "Sesame Street," which uses empathy
and fuzzy monsters like Abby Cadabby, Elmo and Cookie
Monster to charm and teach generations around the world,
has died.

Morrisett’s death was announced Tuesday by Sesame Workshop,
the nonprofit he helped establish under the name the Children’s Television Workshop. No cause of death was given.

Sesame Street creator Lloyd Morrisett dies at the age of 93 | Marca

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Photos: President Kennedy conducts first live news conference | News |

President John F. Kennedy introduced a new era of White
House communications
when he hosted the first live
televised presidential press conference on this day in
history, Jan. 25, 1961.

OTD in History… January 25, 1961, John F Kennedy becomes the first president to hold a televised ...

JFK holds first televised news conference, Jan. 25, 1961 - POLITICO

OTD in History… January 25, 1961, John F Kennedy becomes the first president to hold a televised ...

On this day in history, Jan. 25, 1961, JFK hosts first live televised ...

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