Events in Film & TV on October 11

  • 1932 1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC

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1939 Gertrude Lawrence's "Skylark" premieres in NYC

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence

Film release premierFilm Release

1944 "Laura", starring Gene Tierney, is released

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 1950 The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS
  • 1959 KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1975 "Saturday Night Live" created by Lorne Michaels premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

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1985 President Reagan bans import of South African Krugerrands to the USA

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

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1986 Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev open talks at a summit in Reykjavik, Iceland

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2006 "30 Rock", starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy Morgan, debuts on NBC

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey
Actor Alec Baldwin
Actor
Alec Baldwin