On This Day

Events in Film & Television in January 1968

  • Jan 1 ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM)
  • Jan 1 WDCO TV channel 15 in Cochran, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 2 KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, California (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 4 Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million to CBS
  • Jan 7 "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 12 Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 15 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 19 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jan 20 Arthur Penn's film "Bonnie and Clyde" premieres in Paris, France with stars Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway in attendance

Actor and Filmmaker Warren Beatty
Actor and Filmmaker
Warren Beatty
Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway
  • Jan 22 "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" premieres on NBC