Events in Film & TV on January 13

  • 1948 1st country music TV show, "Midwestern Hayride", premieres on WLW-T in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1953 KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting

Radio Premiere

1957 "All that Fall", first radio play by Samuel Beckett, aired on BBC Third Programme

  • 1989 "Ryan's Hope" ends 13½ year run on ABC-TV

A Bit of Fry and Laurie

1989 British comedy sketch show series "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie debuts on BBC1

  • 1998 CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years

Television Premiere

2015 TV comedy "Schitt's Creek" created by and starring Eugene Levy and Dan Levy premieres on CBC in Canada

Music History

2018 American actor Mark Wahlberg donates his $1.5M re-shoot fee for the film "All The Money In The World" to "Time's Up" movement after revelation co-star Michelle Williams was only paid $1000

Film & TV History

2020 Queen Elizabeth II issues a statement saying she reluctantly supports Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wish to live a more independent life