Events in Film & TV on December 7

Music History

1925 Noël Coward's "Easy Virtue" premieres in NYC

  • 1952 KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, North Carolina (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Helen O'Connell joins Today Show panel (NBC)
  • 1963 First use of the instant replay machine invented by CBS in a US Army vs Navy football game

Film Premiere

1979 "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" first movie of the series premieres directed by Robert Wise, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

  • 1986 NBC premiere of miniseries "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna" (Part 1)

Engagement of Interest

1990 Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement

Music History

1993 American singer Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

Radio History

1994 Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide

Television Debut

2005 U.S. debut of the second part of two-part TV biopic miniseries "Pope John Paul II" on CBS

Film & TV History

2018 Comedian Kevin Hart steps down as 2019 Oscars host after his history of homophobic statements is revealed

Film Premiere

2019 Greta Gerwig's film adaption of Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" starring Saoirse Ronan premieres at MoMA in New York