Events in Film & TV on August 31

1stHistoric Invention

1897 Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope [kinetographic camera], a device which produces moving pictures

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1941 Great Gildersleeve, a spin-off of Fibber McGee & Molly debuts on NBC
  • 1953 KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins
  • 1954 WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins
  • 1955 KTRE TV channel 9 begins broadcasting in Lufkin, Texas (ABC/NBC affiliate)
  • 1970 WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1983 40th Venice Film Festival: "First Name: Carmen" directed by Jean-Luc Godard wins Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Michael Jackson's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1992 44th Emmy Awards: Northern Exposure, Christopher Lloyd & Dana Delane win
  • 1993 50th Venice Film Festival: "Short Cuts" directed by Robert Altman and "Three Colors: Blue" directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • 2005 62nd Venice Film Festival: "Brokeback Mountain" directed by Ang Lee wins Golden Lion
  • 2011 68th Venice Film Festival: "Faust" directed by Alexander Sokurov wins Golden Lion

Film release premierFilm Premier

2012 "Argo" directed by Ben Affleck and starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2013)