Events in Film & Television in January 1972

  • Jan 1 KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 14 "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 14 WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, Mississippi (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 14 WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, Mississippi (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 14 WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, Mississippi (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 22 "Emergency" with Robert Fuller premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 24 WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast