going down tv memory lane October 8: This Day in TV History

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  1. DFWTexan1975

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    Just a few random TV related events that happened on October 8. Discuss or comment as you please……

    1943: Actor Chevy Chase (Saturday Night Live) is born (as Cornelius Crane Chase) in New York City.

    1948: WNBQ (channel 5, now WMAQ-TV) begins broadcasting in Chicago, the last of the city’s 4 commercial VHF stations to launch, as well as the 3rd of the original 5 NBC O&O’s.

    1953: WTAP-TV (channel 15) signs on in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

    1953: One from the VHF Morgue: KIVA (channel 11, Yuma, Arizona) begins full-power test transmissions from Pilot Knob (across the border in California). Regular programming would commence 10 days later. The sole station in the market for the first decade of its existence, KIVA was officially independent, but carried selected programs from all 4 commercial networks until becoming an NBC primary later on. Although licensed to Yuma (in the Mountain Time Zone), the station operated on Pacific Time as much of their viewership was located across the border in California’s Imperial Valley. The station would struggle, but persevere when competition arrived in the form of KBLU-TV (channel 13, now KSWT) in Yuma (1963) and KECC-TV (channel 9, now KECY-TV) in El Centro, California (1968). (In fact, one of KIVA’s owners, Bruce Merrill, fought tooth and nail against the establishment of these new stations.) With the market unable to support three local stations (and cable bringing additional competition from distant Phoenix and L.A. channels), KIVA ultimately gave up the ghost on January 31, 1970. The channel would remain dark for 18 years until KYMA signed on in 1988.

    1954: CHCT (channel 2, now CICT-TV) begins broadcasting in Calgary, Alberta, as that province’s first TV station.

    1966: WAND-TV (channel 17, Decatur, Illinois) activates its new 1100-foot tower in Argenta, Illinois. It is topped with an experimental RCA “Vee-Zee†antenna, one of only two ever put into service (the other at WJJY-TV in Jacksonville. Illinois).

    1968: Actress Emily Procter (The West Wing, CSI: Miami) is born in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    1985: KMBH-TV (channel 60) signs on in Harlingen, Texas, bringing a local PBS signal to the Rio Grande Valley for the first time.

    1988: Empty Nest premieres on NBC as a spin-off from The Golden Girls.

    1941: Civil rights leader, politician and 1984 & 1988 Democratic presidential candidate Jesse Jackson is born in Greenville, SC. He hosted "Saturday Night Live" in 1984, and also hosted the short-lived talk show "Both Sides With Jesse Jackson" in 1992.

    In light of what occurred by Philly pitcher Roy Halliday (Oct. 6, 2010):

    1956: Game 5 of the 1956 World Series, televised on NBC (announcers Mel Allen for the Yankees, and Vin Scully for the Dodgers). Yankee pitcher Don Larsen pitches the only postseason perfect game and only postseason no-hitter--until Roy Halliday's feat yesterday.
     
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    What?
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    wasnt there any history after 1988?
     
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    Depends. Why you asking.
     
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    Empty Nest -- has there been a shittier show that made it seven seasons -- I think not
     
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    everything you type I hear in Gilbert's voice :jj:
     
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    Is it Gilbert, or Gilbert Dice Clay?
     
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    Best thing about being a kid in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex during the late 1960s:

     
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    I remember this back in the 80's..
     
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    Boy -there was NOTHING like Texas Style wrestling.
    I 1st saw caged wrestling matches on Lively 11 I think it was.
    And they'd have these cool guys in Mexican wrestling masks wielding bullwhips and shit and I used to think ...goddamn -this is cooler than comic books!
     
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    Super Destroyers, Mil Mascaras ..Undertaker learned that walking the top rope from Mil..Taker first wrestled in Dallas under a mask.
     
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    nope it's gilbert -- but when i look at the pic, I hear the "dice clay" "ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"
     
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    You would be wrong. One made it 13 seasons.
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    That show was on when I was in elementary, middle school and my freshman year of high school..
     
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