NIGHTLINE DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1980

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Nightline, or ABC News Nightline is a late-night news program broadcast by
ABC-TV. The original anchor was Ted Koppel (above). Ted had been the State Department news Correspondent for ABC prior to anchoring the program until his retirement in  November 2005. 

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ABC News’ "Nightline" evolved from the ABC News special broadcasts,
"The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage," which began November 8, 1979.

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Ted Koppel on the Nightline set prior to his retirement
 

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COMEDIAN LOUIE ANDERSON IS 58 TODAY

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Stand-up comedian Louie  Anderson created and produced a Saturday morning 
animated series for Fox called Life With Louie in 1995. He has written three 
books,and was the initial host of the second revival of the ABC-TV game show
Family Feud, from 1999 to 2002.

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Anderson with his cartoon character ‘Louie’

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TV GAME SHOW PREMIERED ON THIS DATE IN 1950

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Beat the Clock was a Goodson-Todman game show which  aired on CBS
television from 1950 to 1958 and on ABC from 1958 to 1961. The original
host of the show was Bud Collyer (shown above).

 

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The Beat the Clock home game

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AWARDS CEREMONY ON TV ~ FIRST TIME ON THIS DATE IN 1953

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The 25th annual Academy Awards show was first televised on NBC which continued to cover the event until 1960 when the ABC Network took over, televising the festivities through 1970, after which NBC resumed the broadcasts. ABC once again took over broadcast duties in 1976; it is under contract to do so through the year 2020. Bob
Hope is shown above hosting the first televised ceremony.

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COUNTRY SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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Five Star Jubilee was a country music variety show carried by NBC-TV from
March 17–September 22, 1961. The live program, a spin-off of ABC-TV’s Jubilee
USA, was the first network color television series to originate outside New York
City or Hollywood. It was produced from the Landers Theater (above) in Springfield, Missouri. The series featured five rotating hosts, Snooky Lanson, Tex Ritter, Rex
Allen, Jimmy Wakely, and Carl Smith. The sponsor was Massey Ferguson.

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