ABC in History (Part 4)

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Events 301 - 379 of 379

  • 1976-05-11 Last broadcast of "Marcus Welby, MD" on ABC-TV
  • 1976-07-12 1st "Family Feud" game show debuts on ABC hosted by Richard Dawson
  • 1976-12-18 "Wonder Woman" debuts on ABC
  • 1977-01-14 "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
  • 1977-01-23 Mini-series "Roots" premieres on ABC
  • 1977-03-15 "Eight is Enough" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1977-05-25 "Brady Bunch Hour" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1977-09-24 1st broadcast of "Love Boat" on ABC-TV
  • 1978-04-25 ABC premiere of crime drama "Vega$"
  • 1978-05-08 ABC TV airs "Stars Salute Israel at 30"
  • 1978-07-10 World News Tonight premieres on ABC.
  • 1978-09-12 Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television
  • 1979-02-09 ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special
  • 1979-02-11 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC
  • 1979-02-18 Mini-series "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV

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1979-05-28 ABC premiere of TV's "The House on Garibaldi Street", based on the 1960 capture of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann
  • 1979-09-26 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
  • 1979-11-08 ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")
  • 1979-11-15 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
  • 1979-11-30 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iran Hostages (ABC)

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1980-03-24 ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"
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  • 1980-05-23 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton
  • 1980-10-04 ABC premiere of Saturday futuristic fantasy cartoon "Thundarr the Barbarian"
  • 1981-01-12 Soap opera "Dynasty" produced by Aaron Spelling and starring John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1981-03-24 "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC
  • 1982-01-04 ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network
  • 1982-05-03 ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)
  • 1982-06-10 "Taxi" last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
  • 1982-06-18 ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations
  • 1982-07-01 ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
  • 1982-08-02 Roger Ebert's "Movie News" premieres on ABC FM network
  • 1983-05-10 "Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 1983-09-18 Action series "Hardcastle and McCormick" premieres on ABC in the US
  • 1983-11-20 100 million watch ABC-TV movie "Day After" about nuclear war
  • 1985-03-18 Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC
  • 1985-09-29 "MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1985-12-20 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC
  • 1987-02-15 ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series
  • 1987-02-20 David Hartman quits ABC's "Good Morning America" after 11 years
  • 1987-06-18 Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon
  • 1987-09-29 "thirtysomething" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1988-01-11 ABC premiere of fact-based "Evil in Clear River"
  • 1988-06-30 "Sledge Hammer!" last aires on ABC-TV

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1988-10-18 "Roseanne" TV comedy starring Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf premieres in the US on ABC

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
Actor John Goodman
Actor
John Goodman
  • 1988-10-25 ABC News reports on potbellied pygmy pigs' popularity as pets
  • 1989-01-13 "Ryan's Hope" ends 13½ year run on ABC-TV
  • 1989-05-14 Moonlighting, TV Crime Drama last airs on ABC
  • 1989-07-23 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1989-09-24 ABC's premiere of "The Preppie Murder", based on 1986 murder in New York City of Jennifer Levin by ex prep school student Robert Chambers
  • 1990-04-04 "Marshall Chronicles" premieres on ABC-TV

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1990-05-19 "Elvis" TV Drama about early life of Elvis Presley last airs on ABC

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

  • 1990-07-16 Rick Dee's "Into the Night" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1991-01-08 "Davis Rules" with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1991-04-26 "Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1991-05-04 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent
  • 1991-06-10 David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" airs its final episode airs on ABC-TV
  • 1991-09-24 "Good & Evil" & "Sibs" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1991-09-25 "Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1991-09-28 "Commish" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1992-04-26 "Growing Pains" final episode on ABC TV
  • 1992-04-26 "Who's The Boss" final episode after 8 years on ABC TV

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1993-02-10 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1993-05-08 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Phil Ware
  • 1993-05-12 Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands
  • 1993-09-29 "Grace Under Fire" starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1994-03-30 ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe
  • 1995-05-06 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Mike Aulby
  • 1995-11-19 "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1996-05-04 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Ernie Schlegel
  • 1997-03-28 "City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV
  • 1997-03-31 "Daytime to Remember" a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1997-05-03 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jason Queen
  • 1997-05-15 ABC News & Starwave Corp launch ABCNEWS.com
  • 2001-01-09 ABC-TV deputs "The Mole" for the first time
  • 2004-09-22 "Lost" created by J.J. Abrams and starring Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly debuts on ABC in the US
  • 2009-09-23 "Modern Family" premieres on ABC, starring Ed 'Neill and Sofia Vergara
  • 2015-12-19 Third Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by ABC, held in Goffstown, New Hampshire
  • 2016-02-06 Eighth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by ABC, held in Goffstown, New Hampshire
  • 2018-05-29 ABC TV network cancels TV comedy "Roseanne" after its star Roseanne Barr posts a racist tweet

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