Events in Film & TV on January 3

  • 1929 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS pres
  • 1949 "Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
  • 1952 "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
  • 1963 WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1973 George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1997 Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV

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2004 After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem

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2005 Craig Ferguson becomes the host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson