Events in Film & Television in December 1989

  • Dec 4 NBC's premiere of "Howard Beach: Making A Case for Murder", based on December 1986 murders of black youths by white youths in New York City

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Dec 13 "Driving Miss Daisy" directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy is released (Best Picture 1990)

  • Dec 17 "The Simpsons" premieres on Fox TV as a full animated series with the episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"

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Dec 17 The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, debuts - America's longest-running sitcom

Cartoonist Matt Groening
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Matt Groening
  • Dec 29 Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show