Events in Film & TV on September 5

Film Release

1916 "Intolerance", silent film directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Vera Lewis and Ralph Lewis, is released

  • 1955 WKRG TV channel 5 in Mobile, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WTTW TV channel 11 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1958 WKPC TV channel 15 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting


1966 Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day telethon raises $1 million

  • 1966 WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 KMEG TV channel 14 in Sioux City, IA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WEBA TV channel 14 in Allendale, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1976 Jim Henson's "The Muppet Show" premieres on television with Mia Farrow as the guest star

Television Premiere

1989 Daytime talk show "The Joan Rivers Show" hosted by Joan Rivers premieres on US TV

Film & TV History

1993 F. Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident

Music History

2022 Ringo Starr resumes his All-Starr Band tour after two musicians recover from Covid