Today's Events in Film & Television History

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1923 Cecil B. DeMille's first version of "The Ten Commandments" premieres

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille
  • 1961 WXGA TV channel 8 in Waycross, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1981 "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV

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1981 Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333) that allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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1984 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1985 President Reagan appoints Vice Adm John Poindexter as security adviser
  • 1988 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
  • 1989 NBC's premiere of "Howard Beach: Making A Case for Murder", based on December 1986 murders of black youths by white youths in New York City

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2005 U.S. debut of the first part of two-part TV biopic miniseries "Pope John Paul II" on CBS

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II