CBS in History (Part 5)

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Events in Film & TV

Events 401 - 475 of 475

  • 1981-04-28 "We’re Fighting Back" premieres on CBS in the US, based on the formation of the Guardian Angels
  • 1981-08-13 Last broadcast of "The Waltons" on CBS-TV
  • 1981-12-04 "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1982-03-25 1st broadcast of "Cagney & Lacey" on CBS-TV
  • 1982-04-12 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot
  • 1982-04-26 CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio
  • 1982-12-31 CBS Mystery Theater final episode on radio after 8 years
  • 1983-02-02 CBS' premiere of fact based WW2 drama "The Scarlet and the Black", based on the life of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty
  • 1983-02-28 Final TV episode of "M*A*S*H" airs (CBS); record 125 million watch in the US

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1984-02-07 Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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1984-04-22 CBS premiere of TV film "Pope John Paul II", starring Albert Finney in title role

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1984-09-30 CBS' premiere of "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Landsbury
  • 1985-01-15 CBS' premiere of TV made teen drug abuse drama, "Not My Kid", based on the previous year's book by Beth Polson
  • 1985-06-15 "Pryor's Place" children's show last airs on CBS-TV

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1985-07-03 CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner

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1985-08-16 CBS' premiere of its TV adaptation of "Death of A Salesman", staring Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich

  • 1985-09-18 "The Equalizer" TV spy/crime drama debuts in the US on CBS (starring Edward Woodward)
  • 1985-10-26 CBS' premiere of fact based TV film "Children of the Night", based on sociology student Lois Lee's expose on female crime and inconsistent enforcement of prostitution laws in Los Angeles

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1985-11-05 CBS' premiere of TV made Lucille Ball drama "Stone Pillow"

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
  • 1985-12-01 TV mini series "Anne of Green Gables", starring Megan Follows is first shown on CBS in Canada
  • 1986-04-06 CBS' fact based "Nobody's Child", story of Marie Balter
  • 1986-05-20 Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration airs on CBS-tv
  • 1986-09-14 CBS premiere of true life "The Last Days of Patton"
  • 1986-09-29 "Designing Women" TV comedy, debuts on CBS
  • 1987-04-12 CBS' premiere of fact based World War II drama "Escape from Sobibor"
  • 1987-08-31 Michael Jacskon's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV
  • 1988-01-16 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • 1988-01-19 "48 Hours" premieres on CBS-TV

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1988-01-25 US VP George H. W. Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1988-12-14 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
  • 1989-01-09 "Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS
  • 1989-02-22 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
  • 1989-04-23 CBS' premiere of fact based "The Littlest Victims", based on Newark, N.J. physician James Oleske as the first doctor to discover AIDS in children
  • 1989-06-12 "Doctor Doctor," TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1989-07-23 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1990-02-08 "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
  • 1990-02-09 "Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV
  • 1990-03-21 "Normal Life" starring Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1990-03-21 "Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1990-04-01 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
  • 1990-04-13 Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS
  • 1990-05-21 Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV
  • 1990-05-28 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1990-06-25 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1991-01-14 "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1991-01-21 CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf
  • 1991-05-03 356th & final episode of CBS second longest running series "Dallas", (2nd only to "Gunsmoke")
  • 1991-09-27 "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV
  • 1991-11-08 Carol Burnette Show premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1991-12-27 "Carol Burnett Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1992-03-30 CBS TV premieres overnight news program "Up To The Minute"
  • 1992-09-04 "Scared Silent" is 1st non news program to be seen on 3 networks simultaneously. (CBS, NBC & PBS), about child abuse hosted by Oprah
  • 1993-01-05 Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident

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1993-01-14 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1993-05-12 Last broadcast of "Knots landing" on CBS
  • 1993-05-13 CBS' Knots Landing ends 14 year run with 334th show in Netherlands
  • 1993-06-01 Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News
  • 1994-05-01 Charles Kuralt retires as CBS newsman (On the Road)
  • 1995-01-10 "Late Late Show" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 AM
  • 1995-05-20 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung
  • 1995-08-01 Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network

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1995-09-28 Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "NY News" on CBS

  • 1997-05-23 Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV
  • 1997-11-11 CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002
  • 1997-12-01 Westinghouse formally changes its name to CBS
  • 1998-01-13 CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years

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2005-01-03 Craig Ferguson becomes the host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson

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2005-01-23 "Numbers", starring Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, debuts on CBS

  • 2005-12-04 U.S. debut of the first part of two-part TV biopic miniseries "Pope John Paul II" on CBS
  • 2005-12-07 U.S. debut of the second part of two-part TV biopic miniseries "Pope John Paul II" on CBS
  • 2007-09-24 "The Big Bang Theory" created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco premieres on CBS

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2011-03-07 Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men"

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2014-07-01 Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"

  • 2015-09-08 Comedian Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of CBS's "The Late Show"
  • 2015-11-14 Second Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by CBS, held in Des Moines, Iowa

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