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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COMEDIAN MARTY ALLEN ~ 89 TODAY

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Marty Allen  is a popular stand-up comedian and actor. He has worked as a comedy
headliner in night clubs and as a dramatic actor in TV roles .He joined the Air Corps
during World War ll and earned a Soldier’s Medal for his bravery during a fire which happened while a plane was being refueled.

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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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FIRST TV SHOW TO HOST ROCK & ROLL ACT ON THIS DATE IN 1956

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