CBS in History (Part 3)

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Events in Film & TV

Events 201 - 300 of 502

  • 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

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

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

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • 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
  • 1955-09-15 WCTV TV channel 6 in Tallahassee-Thomasville, FL (CBS) begins
  • 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, ND (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, TX (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

Film PremierThe Wizard of Oz

1956-11-03 "The Wizard of Oz" 1st televised (CBS-TV)

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Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
Publicity still of the Wizard of Oz, showing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion
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  • 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
  • 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

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • 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
  • 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

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

Singer and TV Host Andy Williams
Singer and TV Host
Andy Williams
  • 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

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
  • 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

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

Actress Vera Miles
Actress
Vera Miles
  • 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

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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

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

Comedian and Actress Carol Burnett
Comedian and Actress
Carol Burnett
  • 1961-10-01 KGIN TV channel 11 in Grand Island, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1961-10-03 "The Dick Van Dyke Show" created by Carl Reiner starring Dick van Dyke premieres on CBS-TV

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner
Actor Dick Van Dyke
Actor
Dick Van Dyke
  • 1961-10-03 TV sitcom "Mr Ed" premieres on CBS
  • 1961-10-03 KMED (now KTVL) TV channel 10 in Medford, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962-01-02 Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS

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

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1962-06-11 "Julie & Carol at Carnegie Hall", musical comedy/variety television special with Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett premieres on CBS

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
Comedian and Actress Carol Burnett
Comedian and Actress
Carol Burnett
  • 1962-06-15 WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962-09-26 TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS
  • 1962-09-28 "Brighter Day" last airs on CBS-TV daytime

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