Events in Film & Television in January 1961

  • Jan 21 KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, Idaho (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 23 Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Jan 25 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

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Jan 25 Walt Disney's animated film "101 Dalmatians", based on the novel by Dodie Smith and directed by Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske is released in the US

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • Jan 27 "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 30 Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC
  • Jan 30 KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Jan 31 "The Misfits" premieres in NYC, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe