Events in Film & TV on January 25

  • 1937 1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
  • 1949 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale & Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
  • 1953 WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting

Conference of Interest

1961 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference with JFK

Film Release

1961 Walt Disney's animated film "101 Dalmatians", based on the novel by Dodie Smith and directed by Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske is released in the US

  • 1966 WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast

Film Premiere

1970 Dark comedy film "M*A*S*H", directed by Robert Altman, starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, and based on novel by Richard Hooker, premieres (Palme d'Or 1970)

  • 1971 WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting

Golden Globes

1975 32nd Golden Globes: "Chinatown", Jack Nicholson, & Gena Rowlands win

  • 1987 3rd Sundance Film Festival: "Waiting for the Moon" and "The Trouble with Dick" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Film & TV History

1988 US Vice President George H. W. Bush and Dan Rather famously clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair

  • 1991 Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year run
  • 1998 14th Sundance Film Festival: "Slam" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 1999 Supernatural horror film "The Blair Witch Project" premieres at the Sundance Film festival
  • 2004 20th Sundance Film Festival: "Primer", directed by Shane Carruth, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Golden Globes

2004 61st Golden Globes: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King", Sean Penn, and Charlize Theron win

  • 2009 25th Sundance Film Festival: "Precious" based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2015 Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2014

Music History

2019 Documentary "Leaving Neverland" detailing singer Michael Jackson's relationship with two boys premieres at the Sundance Film Festival