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      Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:00 am Reply with quote

An action crime series titled, "Secret Service" premiered on NBC 20 years ago today on NBC. It was hosted by Steven Ford, the son of the former President of the United States "Gerald Ford". Steve also acted in many roles in movies and on TV shows with the most notable being his role as "Andy Richards" on 107 episodes of "The Young and the Restless".
 
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      Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:52 am Reply with quote

40 years ago today on August 26, 1972:

TV Guide switched from indicating color shows in their guide with a "C" to indicating Black & White shows with a "BW" because approximately 50% of American homes now had color Televisions.
 
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      Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:13 am Reply with quote

20 years ago today on August 27, 2012:

Fox premiered two new series, "The Heights" and "Martin".
 
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      Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:13 am Reply with quote

On this day, September 1st, in television history:

20 years ago: Goof Troop starring Disney's Goofy premiered on ABC.

50 years ago: Channel Television, the ITV franchise for the Channel Islands, went on the air for the first time.
 
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      Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:51 am Reply with quote

20 years ago today on September 4, 1992:

The first pilot episode of Beavis and Butthead was broadcast!

40 years ago today on September 4, 1972:

The (New) Price Is Right (1972–present), The Joker's Wild (1972–1975, 1977–1986), and Gambit (1972–1976) all premiered on CBS.
 
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      Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:45 am Reply with quote

60 years ago today on September 6, 1952:

Television was broadcast for the first time in Canada on CBFT in Montreal.
 
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      Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:26 am Reply with quote

40 years ago today on September 8, 1972:

Are You Being Served? premiered on BBC1 and aired through 1985.
 
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      Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:47 am Reply with quote

40 years ago today on September 9, 1972:

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids premiered on CBS and ran through 1984! The Lawrence Welk Show also opened its 18th season on location in Hawaii.
 
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      Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:11 am Reply with quote

20 years ago today on September 10, 1992:

Lamb Chop's Play-Along premiered on PBS.
 
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      Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:49 am Reply with quote

September 11th in TV History:

11 years ago in 2001 audiences where stunned to see the terrorist attacks that resulted in the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers in New York City, major damage to the U.S. Pentagon and the crash of United Airlines Flight 93. Nearly 3,000 lost their lives on that day!

20 years ago in 1992, CBS premiered their series, "The Little Mermaid".

30 years ago in 1982, NBC resurrected the series, "Texaco Star Theater" as a one-time special however, instead of inviting Milton Berle, the man who hosted the original series in the 1950s, the special presented a salute to musicals.

40 years ago in 1972, "Mastermind" premiered on BBC1 and "The Rookies" premiered on ABC.
 
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      Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:51 am Reply with quote

September 12th was a very busy day in TV history! Five new series premiered on that date in 1992. They were "Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa" on ABC, "Raw Toonage" and "Fievel's American Tails" on CBS and "California Dreams" and "Name Your Adventure" on NBC!

Forty years ago in 1972 "All in the Family" generated its first spinoff series when "Maude" made its premiere appearance. All in the Family would go on to spinoff three more series: "The Jeffersons", "Archie Bunker's Place" and "Gloria"!
 
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      Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:39 am Reply with quote

20 years ago today on September 13, 1992:

The Baywatch reunion aired more than 3 years after the series left the air and "Flying Blind" premiered on Fox.
 
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      Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:19 am Reply with quote

Wow! September 14th was a very busy day in TV history!

20 years ago today "Hearts Afire" premiered on CBS.

40 years ago today "The Waltons" premiered on CBS.

50 years ago today: Cigarette adverts were banned from children's programmes in the United Kingdom. Actors in those adverts now had to be over 21, and claiming that smoking will get you social success was now banned. Tobacco companies could no longer appear prior to 9PM.

50 years ago today: The U.S. All-Channel Receiver Act required UHF tuners to be on all consumer sets (channels 14 through 83), as well as VHF. This enabled those living in major metropolitan areas to receive far more over-the-air TV channels.

50 years ago today: Zenith began selling its first color TV, a 21" round screen set.
 
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      Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:08 am Reply with quote

40 years ago today on September 16, 1972:

The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978) on premiered on CBS and The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977) premiered on ABC.
 
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      Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:46 am Reply with quote

40 years ago today on September 17, 1972:

"M*A*S*H" premiered on CBS and ran through 1983. Also "The Adventures of Black Beauty" also debuted on ITV.
 
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