CBS in History (Part 4)

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Events in Film & TV

Events 301 - 400 of 475

  • 1963-11-28 WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963-12-31 Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years)
  • 1964-01-01 KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-01-01 KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-01-24 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
  • 1964-02-09 NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
  • 1964-03-16 KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-06-27 "New Phil Silvers Show" last airs on CBS-TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1964-09-26 "Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver
  • 1964-10-12 WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
  • 1964-11-02 CBS purchases 80% of Yanks for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20%

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1965-04-28 Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1965-09-04 KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-09-12 WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-09-17 CBS premiere of WWII sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"
  • 1965-10-17 WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-10-27 WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-12-29 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
  • 1966-01-11 "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
  • 1966-02-26 KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-03-30 Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS
  • 1966-09-01 KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1966-12-18 Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • 1967-02-05 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
  • 1967-06-04 KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1967-06-14 Steve Allen Show" premieres on CBS-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1967-07-09 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-08-18 WCBS radio in NYC goes all-news
  • 1967-09-02 KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-09-03 Final episode of "What's My Line?" hosted by John Charles Daly on CBS TV
  • 1967-09-05 KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-09-17 "Mission Impossible" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1967-09-20 WCIX TV channel 6 in Miami, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-10-13 CBS radio cancels "House Party"
  • 1967-10-17 Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS
  • 1968-01-04 Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million to CBS
  • 1968-03-14 CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA
  • 1968-06-10 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1968-09-14 1st broadcast of "60 Minutes" on CBS-TV
  • 1968-09-15 "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" Show on CBS TV
  • 1968-09-24 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1968-09-26 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS-TV
  • 1968-12-11 KECC (now KECY) TV channel 9 in El Centro, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1968-12-24 WATU (now WAGT) TV channel 26 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-02-02 KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-06-08 "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1969-06-15 "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV
  • 1969-10-26 WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1970-06-05 KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-06-23 "Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV

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1970-09-19 "The Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres on CBS

  • 1971-01-12 "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
  • 1971-03-14 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV
  • 1971-03-26 "Cannon" with William Conrad premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1971-06-01 Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS
  • 1971-06-06 "Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV
  • 1971-08-01 CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII
  • 1971-10-13 WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting
  • 1971-12-18 CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts
  • 1971-12-19 CBS airs "Homecoming A Christmas Story," (introducing the Waltons)
  • 1972-02-14 CBS "Late Movie" premieres
  • 1972-05-18 "Me & The Chimp" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1972-09-04 "The Price is Right" - US's longest running games show debuts on CBS
  • 1972-09-13 1st TV broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS

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1973-01-03 George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1973-01-28 "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
  • 1973-03-26 TV Soap "The Young & the Restless" premieres on CBS
  • 1973-04-02 CBS radio begins on hour news 24 hours a day
  • 1973-11-02 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" airs on CBS TV
  • 1974-01-01 NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
  • 1974-01-06 "CBS Mystery Theater" premieres on radio
  • 1974-02-01 "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV
  • 1974-02-08 "Good Times" debuts on CBS TV
  • 1974-12-27 Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years
  • 1975-01-18 "Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
  • 1975-12-16 1st broadcast of "One Day at a Time" on CBS TV

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1976-04-01 "Helter Skelter", detailing Charles Manson's cult "family", their capture, trial, conviction and aftermath, premieres on CBS

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson
  • 1976-09-29 "Alice" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1977-02-05 General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio
  • 1977-03-10 CBS' premiere of "A Circle of Children", starring Jane Alexander and based on the life and book about this by Mary Mac Cracken
  • 1977-09-03 Last broadcast of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" on CBS

Film release premierFilm Premier

1978-03-10 "The Incredible Hulk", starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, premieres on CBS

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby
  • 1978-04-02 TV soap show "Dallas" starring Larry Hagman and Barbara Bel Geddes premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)
  • 1978-09-29 "Flying High," debuts on CBS
  • 1978-10-23 CBS raises LP prices to $8.98
  • 1978-12-13 CBS' premiere of "Lovey: A Circle of Children Part II", sequel to "A Circle of Children", which is also based on Mary Mac Cracken
  • 1978-12-27 CBS Television's premiere of its version of "Les Miserables", starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Persins
  • 1979-01-26 "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on US TV network CBS
  • 1979-02-04 "Co-Ed Fever," TV Comedy, debut & cancelled that outing on CBS
  • 1979-02-05 Sears Radio Theater premieres on CBS
  • 1979-02-26 CBS' premiere of NYC sitcom "Flatbush", which received many derision phone calls about it from Brooklynites to CBS

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1979-03-16 CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1979-05-29 CBS premiere of Melissa Anderson's modern "Survival of Dana", her first "bad girl role", in which Anderson's title character leaves her 'Prairie' like North Dakota town for Los Angeles after her parents divorce
  • 1979-12-27 "Knots Landing" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1980-02-01 Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
  • 1980-11-10 Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays $12.55 fare

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1980-11-19 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jean ad featuring Brooke Shields

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields

Film release premierFilm Premier

1980-12-11 "Magnum P.I." starring Tom Selleck premieres on CBS

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1981-03-06 Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 1981-03-09 Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News

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