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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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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.

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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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Best NBA Commentators of All Time, Ranked | Stadium Talk
William W. (Bill) Schonely (June 1, 1929 – January 21, 2023) 

Bill Schonely was local sports broadcaster who was the play-
by-play announcer for the
Portland Trail Blazers for almost
three decades, from the team’s launch in 1970 until 1998.

The Trail Blazers organization retired Schonely’s microphone
on November 3, 2003.

In 1999, Schonely was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of
for Broadcasting.

In 2012, Schonely was awarded the Curt Gowdy Media Award
from the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Legendary broadcaster Bill Schonely says farewell to Trail Blazers fans at retirement ceremony ...

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Earl Boen, the Silberman psychologist from 'Terminator' has died ...

Where Are They Now? The Cast of Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Earl Boen ( August 8, 1941 – January 5, 2023)

Earl Boen, best known for his roles in the Terminator movies,
passed away Thursday in Hawaii.

Alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Boen appeared in three
of the Terminator films. According to
Variety, the voice and
character actor was 81 years old and had been diagnosed
with stage four lung cancer in the fall. Boen was an actor
who wasn’t a household name for many, yet he worked
consistently in film and television. Boen retired from on-
camera work in 2003 but nevertheless continued to do voice-
over until he officially retired from all acting work in 2017.

CBS via Getty Earl Boen

Boen as criminal psychologist Dr. Peter Silberman in The Terminator (1984)

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(Fox News) – "The Wizard of Oz,"(1939) the Hollywood epic
beloved by generations of Americans for its fantastical
allegory rooted in love of heartland, home and family,
appeared on the CBS television network for the first time
on this date in history, Nov. 3, 1956.

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