Events in Film & TV on September 2

  • 1929 WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network

Film release premierFilm Release

1949 "The Third Man", directed by Carol Reed, starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli and Orson Welles, is released in the United Kingdom (Academy Awards Best Cinematography 1950)

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles
  • 1954 WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 KAYS TV channel 7 in Hays, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 CBS & NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes
  • 1967 KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968 Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1974 Jerry Lewis' 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
  • 1981 38th Venice Film Festival: "Die bleierne Zeit" directed by Margarethe von Trotta wins Golden Lion
  • 1985 Jerry Lewis' 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000
  • 1987 Philips introduces CD-video
  • 1991 Jerry Lewis' 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657
  • 1996 Jerry Lewis' 31st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $49,200,000
  • 2008 54th National Film Awards (India): "Pulijanmam" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2009 66th Venice Film Festival: "Lebanon" directed by Samuel Maoz wins Golden Lion
  • 2012 A decades-long ban on veiled female news presenters is lifted from State television in Egypt