On This Day

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

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

Broadcast Journalist Barbara Walters
Broadcast Journalist
Barbara Walters

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1976 Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation

Director and Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director and Writer
Ingmar Bergman

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1984 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

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

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • 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.

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actor Chris Evans
Actor
Chris Evans
Actor, producer and screenwriter Vin Diesel
Actor, producer and screenwriter
Vin Diesel
Actor Chris Pratt
Actor
Chris Pratt