October 9: This Day in TV History

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  1. DFWTexan1975

    DFWTexan1975 The Saloon News Anchor

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    Just a few random TV related events that happened on October 9. Discuss or comment as you please……

    ...1940: John Lennon is born in Liverpool, England. As a member of The Beatles and a solo musician, sometimes in collaboration with wife Yoko Ono, Lennon participated in landmark broadcasts of several variety and talk programs (The Jack Paar Program, The Ed Sullivan Show, The David Frost Show, The Dick Cavett Show, The Mike Douglas Show, Tomorrow with Tom Snyder, The Jerry Lewis Labor Day MDA Telethon) and appeared in cartoon form on one of ABC's longer-running Saturday morning animated series of the 1960s, The Beatles, from September 1965 to September 1969...

    1948: WXYZ-TV (channel 7) launches in Detroit.

    1953: Actor Tony Shalhoub (Wings, Monk) is born in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

    1954: Actor Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise) is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

    1954: Actor and game show host John O’Hurley (Seinfeld, Family Feud) is born in Kittery, Maine.

    1966: Actress Karyn Parsons (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) is born in Hollywood, CA.

    1981: Actor Zachary Ty Bryan (Home Improvement) is born in Aurora, Colorado.

    1982: A major brush fire destroys the outdoor set of M*A*S*H in Calabasas, California, disrupting filming of the 2 ½ hour finale (“Goodbye, Farewell and Amen”). The fire was hastily worked into the script, being explained as the result of North Korean incendiary bombs falling while the 4077th had bugged-out.

    1986: Three decades after the demise of DuMont, a new “fourth network” is born as the Fox Television Network debuts The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers on a network of 96 stations reaching more than 80% of U.S. households. the first show had Elton John and David Lee Roth as guests.

    1992: Actor Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris) is born in Westchester County, New York.

    2001: Model and TV “sex symbol” Dagmar (neé Virginia Ruth Egnor) dies in Ceredo, West Virginia, aged 79.
     
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  2. DFWTexan1975

    DFWTexan1975 The Saloon News Anchor

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    The original Dallas Fox O&O, KDAF/33 (the first station to be an O&O in the market), had to be sold in 1995 as a result of the Fox-New World deal; Fox ended up with KDFW/4 as an affiliate (which became an O&O 2 years later) after buying New World. KDAF/33 (which affiliated with WB after the affil switching was over with) was sold to Renaissance Broadcasting, which was eventually bought by Tribune.

    The Shreveport (KMSS/33) and Amarillo (KCIT/14) stations have stuck with Fox since the start. For a time, each also were secondary UPN affiliates, until separate stations came along in each market to take on UPN.
     
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    Tarpon1965 Resident Dawg Whisperer

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    I like the new moniker you have.
     
  4. DFWTexan1975

    DFWTexan1975 The Saloon News Anchor

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    Thank you, I was bestowed this honor yesterday :hat: