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 Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman

Film release premierFilm Premier

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 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.