CBS in History (Part 3)

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Events in Film & TV

Events 201 - 300 of 510

  • 1955-05-30 KMVT TV channel 11 in Twin Falls, ID (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-06-03 KLFY TV channel 10 in Lafayette, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-06-07 "$64,000 Question" hosted by Hal March, premieres on CBS TV
  • 1955-06-27 "Julius LaRosa Show" debuts on CBS-TV

Television Debut

1955-06-30 "Johnny Carson Show" debuts on CBS-TV

  • 1955-07-31 KRNT (now KCCI) TV channel 8 in Des Moines, Iowa (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1955-08-07 KSTF TV channel 10 in Scottsbluff-Gering, NB (CBS/NBC) begins
  • 1955-09-05 WKRG TV channel 5 in Mobile, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-09-10 "Gunsmoke" premieres on CBS TV starring James Arness
  • 1955-09-15 WCTV TV channel 6 in Tallahassee-Thomasville, Florida (CBS) begins

Music History

1955-09-24 "The Judy Garland Special" kicks off the anthology performance series "Ford Star Jubilee" on CBS-TV

  • 1955-09-29 "Sergeant Preston" debuts on CBS
  • 1955-10-01 Jackie Gleason's sitcom "The Honeymooners" debuts on CBS, replacing his variety series; production ends after 39 episodes
  • 1955-10-02 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premieres on CBS television in the US
  • 1955-10-02 WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins
  • 1955-10-03 "Captain Kangaroo" premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!
  • 1955-10-03 WDBJ TV channel 7 in Roanoke, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-10-22 WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-11-19 KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, North Dakota (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-11-28 KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-01-01 KOSA TV channel 7 in Odessa, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-01-01 WREC (now WREG) TV channel 3 in Memphis, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-02-10 "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • 1956-04-01 KPIC TV channel 4 in Roseburg, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-04-29 WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-04-29 WSPA TV channel 7 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-05-10 KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, CA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-05-21 WITI TV channel 6 in Milwaukee, WI (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-06-24 WISC TV channel 3 in Madison, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-07-13 WCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-08-05 KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-08-12 KOTI TV channel 2 in Klamath Falls, OR (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-08-13 WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-08-26 KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-09-28 "Johnny Carson Show" TV Variety last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1956-09-29 "Oh! Susanna" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1956-10-13 WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins

The Wizard of Oz

1956-11-03 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" televised for 1st time - hosted by Bert Lahr and 10 year old Liza Minnelli, as the finale of the Ford Star Jubilee series (CBS-TV)

  • 1956-12-03 KFSA (now KFSM) TV channel 5 in Ft Smith, AR (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1956-12-15 WRAL TV channel 5 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-12-18 "To Tell the Truth" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1957-01-04 "Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)
  • 1957-03-01 KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1957-03-31 Rodgers & Hammerstein's live television musical "Cinderella", starring Julie Andrews, with Kaye Ballard and Alice Ghostley, premieres on CBS-TV

  • 1957-05-06 Last broadcast of "I Love Lucy" on CBS-TV
  • 1957-05-22 KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-07-24 KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-09-07 WWL TV channel 4 in New Orleans, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1957-09-21 "Perry Mason" TV series based on the character by author Erle Stanley Gardner, starring Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV

  • 1957-09-23 WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-09-29 "DuPont Show of the Month" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1957-09-30 WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, KY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-10-04 TV sitcom "Leave It to Beaver" debuts on CBS
  • 1957-10-27 WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-11-01 KXGN TV channel 5 in Glendive, Montana (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Music History

1957-12-08 CBS broadcasts "The Sound of Jazz", live from NYC: an all-star program featuring swing era and contemporary jazz artists, including Count Basie, Red Allen, Ben Webster;, Thelonious Monk, and Gerry Mulligan;, highlight is the last collaboration of Billie Holiday and Lester Young on "Fine and Mellow"

  • 1957-12-28 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
  • 1958-01-01 WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-02-08 KIRO TV channel 7 in Seattle, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-03-15 KULR TV channel 8 in Billings, MT (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-03-27 CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records
  • 1958-04-01 KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, CA (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1958-07-03 "Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)

  • 1958-09-02 KAYS TV channel 7 in Hays, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-09-29 "Studio One" TV Anthology Drama last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1958-09-29 "Texan" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1958-10-05 KRTV TV channel 3 in Great Falls, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-10-08 KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-12-05 WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1959-01-09 "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV

  • 1959-04-28 KLOE TV channel 10 in Goodland, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959-09-28 "Hennesey" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1959-09-29 "Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1959-10-02 Rod Serling's anthology series "The Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS-TV

Film & TV History

1960-02-26 Vera Miles stars in"Mirror Image" episode of CBS anthology series "The Twilight Zone"

  • 1960-03-17 WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960-06-01 WDTV TV channel 5 in Clarksburg-Weston, WV (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960-06-05 "George Gobel Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1960-09-28 "Millionaire" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1960-09-29 "Johnny Ringo" TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1960-10-01 KCBY TV channel 11 in Coos Bay, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting

Radio Premiere

1960-10-03 "Flair" (CBS' answer to Monitor) premieres on radio with Dick Van Dyke

  • 1960-10-03 US sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" premieres in CBS (runs till 1968)
  • 1960-10-05 KEYC TV channel 12 in Mankato, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960-10-07 TV series "Route 66" premieres on CBS
  • 1960-11-25 "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
  • 1960-11-25 CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series
  • 1960-11-27 CBS radio cancels "Have Gun Will Travel"
  • 1960-11-28 CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes
  • 1961-06-18 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke
  • 1961-07-22 WBNB TV channel 10 in Charlotte Amaile, VI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Radio Premiere

1961-09-04 Carol Burnett-Richard Hayes Show premieres on CBS radio

  • 1961-10-01 KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961-10-03 KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961-10-03 TV sitcom "Mr Ed" premieres on CBS
  • 1962-01-02 Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS

Film & TV History

1962-04-16 Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News

  • 1962-05-28 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
  • 1962-05-31 "Tell It To Groucho" last airs on CBS-TV

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