On This Day

Events in Film & TV on September 3

  • 1941 KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1951 TV soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS
  • 1955 KTBS TV channel 3 in Shreveport, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WJPM TV channel 33 in Florence, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1973 Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

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1977 Last broadcast of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" on CBS

  • 1979 Jerry Lewis' 14th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,000,000
  • 1984 Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566
  • 1990 Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186
  • 1991 48th Venice Film Festival: "Close to Eden" directed by Nikita Mikhalkov wins Golden Lion
  • 1992 Jerry Lewis' 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368
  • 1998 55th Venice Film Festival: "Cosi ridevano" directed by Gianni Amelio wins Golden Lion