October 11: This Day in TV History

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  1. DFWTexan1975

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    1919: Actress and voice artist Jean Vander Pyl (The Flintstones, The Jetsons) is born in Philadelphia.

    1949: WOR-TV (channel 9, now WWOR-TV) launches in New York City. It is the last of the city’s 7 VHF channels to sign on.


    1950: The FCC initially adopts the CBS field-sequential color system as the standard for color TV broadcasting, which would later be withdrawn the following year.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field-sequential_color_system

    1952: The first televised hockey game takes place in Canada.

    1953: Actor David Morse (St. Elsewhere, House) is born in Hamilton, Massachusetts.

    1957: Actress Dawn French (French and Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley) is born in Holyhead, Wales.

    1959: KXGO-TV (channel 11) begins operations in Fargo, North Dakota. After call changes to KEND-TV, then KTHI-TV, the station is now KVLY-TV.

    1960: The Bugs Bunny Show debuts on ABC in prime-time.

    1964: Writer/comedian Michael J. Nelson (Mystery Science Theater 3000) is born in St. Charles, Illinois.

    1966: Actor Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210) is born in Mansfield, Ohio.

    1968: Actress Jane Krakowski (Search for Tomorrow, Ally McBeal, 30 Rock) is born in Parsippany, New Jersey.

    1971: KMPH-TV (channel 26) signs on in Visalia, California.

    1975: Late-night TV will never be the same as NBC’s Saturday Night (later Saturday Night Live) debuts. The guest host is George Carlin, and the show features the TV debut of Andy Kaufman, lip-syncing to a record of the “Mighty Mouse†theme song.

    1976: NBC’s Today debuts its new anchor team of Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw..

    1985: Actress Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gossip Girl) is born in New York City.

    1988: Puppeteer Wayland Flowers (Madame’s Place) dies of complications from AIDS, aged 58.

    1991: Actor Redd Foxx (Sanford and Son) collapses from a fatal heart attack on the set of The Royal Family, aged 68. Reportedly, the rest of the cast initially thinks Foxx is just joking around (he was, after all, known for his dramatic fake heart attacks on Sanford and Son). DYK: He was born John Elroy Sanford, hence the surname of his most famous TV character.

    1991: On an Indio, California street, televangelist Jimmy Swaggart is stopped by police and found to be in the company of prostitute Rosemary Garcia. This follows by 3 ½ years a previous incident in which Swaggart was found (by a private investigator) cavorting with another lady of ill repute (Debra Murphree) in a Louisiana motel. (That debacle had caused Swaggart to be defrocked by the Assemblies of God.) In contrast to his dramatic, tearful, publicly televised “confession†(he never gave specifics) of the earlier sin, this time Swaggart would announce to his faithful that "The Lord told me it's flat none of your business."

    2006: 30 Rock debuts on NBC.
     
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    Hey I didnt know Luke Perry was from Ohio:)
     
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    and Jean Vander Pyl is oooold. she still alive?
     
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    Jean Vander Pyl (October 11, 1919 – April 10, 1999)

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    what kind of news anchor are you?

    You are supposed to say "they don't say here" or "uh.....who?"

    or my personal favorite of Robin's stupid comments: "you know....."
     
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    uhh they dont say how she died.. or if it was a violent or sudden death
     
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