Events in Film & TV on September 1

  • 1949 KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WNOK (now WLTX) TV channel 19 in Columbia, SC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins

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1954 "Rear Window", directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, is released

  • 1955 KARD (now KSNW) TV channel 3 in Wichita, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KELP (now KCOS) TV channel 13 in El Paso, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Channel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.
  • 1966 KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 KMNE TV channel 7 in Bassett, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WIRT TV channel 13 in Hibbing, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WJRJ (WTCG, WTBS) TV channel 17 in Atlanta, GA (IND) begins

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1969 Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1975 Gunsmoke goes off the air
  • 1975 Jerry Lewis' 10th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
  • 1978 Last broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC TV

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1978 Horror film "Dawn of the Dead" written and directed by George A. Romero, starring David Emge, Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger premieres in Torino

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1989 "Roger and Me", the first documentary directed by Michael Moore, premieres at the Telluride Film Festival

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1992 49th Venice Film Festival: "The Story of Qiu Ju" directed by Yimou Zhang wins Golden Lion
  • 1993 "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion NYC for 38 performances
  • 1994 51st Venice Film Festival: "Before the Rain" directed by Milco Mancevski and "Vive L'Amour" directed by Tsai Ming-Liang jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • 1997 Cartoon Channel premieres in Japan
  • 1997 Jerry Lewis' 32nd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $50,500,000
  • 1999 56th Venice Film Festival: "Yi ge dou bu neng shao" directed by Zhang Yimou wins Golden Lion
  • 2004 61st Venice Film Festival: "Vera Drake" directed by Mike Leigh wins Golden Lion
  • 2006 Luxembourg becomes the 1st country to complete the move to all digital television broadcasting
  • 2010 67th Venice Film Festival: "Somewhere" directed by Sofia Coppola wins Golden Lion