Events in Film & TV on April 22

  • 1948 WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 US Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings begin

Television Debut

1976 Barbara Walters becomes 1st female US nightly network news anchor (ABC News)

Film & TV History

1976 Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation

Television Premiere

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

Film & TV History

1991 Johnny Carson announces he will retire next year from "The Tonight Show"

  • 1991 Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens
  • 1998 Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.

Television Premiere

2012 TV political comedy "Veep" created by Armando Iannucci, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Anna Chlumsky premieres on HBO

Film Premiere

2019 Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and an ensemble cast, premieres in Los Angeles