CBS in History (Part 4)

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Events in Film & TV

Events 301 - 400 of 510

Music Premiere

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

  • 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
  • 1962-09-28 "Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1962-10-01 "The Lucy Show" premieres on CBS
  • 1962-12-01 KGMB TV channel 9 in Honolulu, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963-09-02 CBS expands "CBS Evening News" program, anchored by Walter Conkrite, from 15 to 30 minutes

Television Debut

1963-09-28 "New Phil Silvers Show" debuts on CBS-TV

  • 1963-09-28 "Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales" cartoon voiced by Don Adams and Barbara Feldon debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1963-09-29 "My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV

Television Debut

1963-09-29 "The Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV

Film & TV History

1963-10-11 William Shatner stars in "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" episode of CBS anthology series "The Twilight Zone"

  • 1963-11-28 WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963-12-07 First use of the instant replay machine invented by CBS in a US Army vs Navy football game
  • 1963-12-31 Dear Abby show premieres on CBS radio (runs 11 years)
  • 1964-01-01 KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-01-01 KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-01-24 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
  • 1964-02-09 NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
  • 1964-04-25 "New Phil Silvers Show" last airs on CBS-TV

Television Debut

1964-09-26 TV sitcom "Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

  • 1964-10-12 WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
  • 1965-02-22 Rodgers & Hammerstein's television musical "Cinderella", starring Lesley Ann Warren and Stuart Damon, with Pat Carroll and Celeste Holm, premieres on CBS-TV

Television Premiere

1965-04-28 "My Name is Barbra", Barbra Streisand's first television special, premieres on CBS

  • 1965-09-04 KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-09-12 WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-09-17 CBS premiere of WWII sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"
  • 1965-10-17 WBMG TV channel 42 in Birmingham, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-10-27 WCFT-TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film & TV History

1965-11-22 "Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees" broadcast on CBS, watched by 25 million, brings Jane Goodall to international attention

Television Premiere

1965-12-09 "A Charlie Brown Christmas", the first Peanuts animated special premieres on CBS in the US

  • 1965-12-29 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
  • 1966-01-11 "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
  • 1966-02-26 KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-03-30 "Color Me Barbra", Barbra Streisand's second TV special and the first in color, premieres on CBS
  • 1966-09-01 KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-09-17 "Mission Impossible" premieres on CBS-TV

Television Debut

1966-12-18 Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" airs for 1st time on CBS; animated special directed by Chuck Jones, features voices of Boris Karloff, June Foray, and Thurl Ravenscroft, with songs by Albert Hague

  • 1967-02-05 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
  • 1967-06-04 KTVN TV channel 2 in Reno, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1967-06-14 "The Steve Allen Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS-TV

  • 1967-07-09 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-08-28 WCBS-AM (880) radio in NYC begins its all-news format; the AM station was knocked off the air just beforehand, moving the debut to the FM sister station (101.1)
  • 1967-09-02 KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1967-09-11 "The Carol Burnett Show" starring Carol Burnett premieres on CBS-TV in the US

Film & TV History

1967-12-10 CBS officially renames CBS-TV Studio 50 in New York (built in 1927 as Hammerstein's Theatre), as "The Ed Sullivan Theater" in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his program

  • 1968-01-04 Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million to CBS

Vietnam War

1968-02-27 CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite delivers a scathing editorial on America's chances of winning the Vietnam War

  • 1968-03-14 CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA
  • 1968-06-10 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1968-09-15 "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" premieres on CBS TV

Television Premiere

1968-09-24 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV

  • 1968-09-26 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS-TV
  • 1968-12-11 KECC (now KECY) TV channel 9 in El Centro, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1968-12-24 WATU (now WAGT) TV channel 26 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-02-02 KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-06-08 "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1969-06-15 "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV

Television Debut

1969-09-13 "Scooby-Doo Where are You" by Hanna-Barbera debuts on CBS in the US

  • 1969-10-26 WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1970-06-05 KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, Montana (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-06-23 "Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV

Television Premiere

1970-09-19 "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" premieres on CBS

Television Debut

1971-08-01 "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" debuts on CBS-TV, with comic actor and singer Jimmy Durante as guest

  • 1971-08-01 CBS presents the first episode of BBC production "The Six Wives of Henry VIII", continuing weekly until September 5th
  • 1971-10-13 WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting
  • 1971-12-18 CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts
  • 1971-12-19 CBS airs "Homecoming A Christmas Story," (introducing the Waltons)
  • 1972-02-14 CBS "Late Movie" premieres
  • 1972-05-18 "Me and The Chimp" an American TV sitcom last airs on CBS in the US
  • 1972-09-04 "The Price is Right" - US's longest running games show debuts on CBS
  • 1972-09-12 TV sitcom "Maude", a spin-off of "All In The Family", starring Bea Arthur and Bill Macy premieres on CBS
  • 1972-09-14 "The Waltons" TV program premieres on CBS starring Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, and Will Geer

Television Debut

1972-09-17 TV comedy series "M*A*S*H", adapted from the movie, starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Wayne Rogers, and McLean Stevenson debuts on CBS in the US; runs for 11 years garnering 14 Emmy and 1 Peabody Award

Sports History

1973-01-03 A 12-man syndicate led by Michael Burke and George Steinbrenner III buys MLB's New York Yankees from CBS for US$10 million

  • 1973-01-28 "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
  • 1973-03-26 TV soap opera "The Young & the Restless" premieres on CBS
  • 1973-04-02 CBS radio begins on the hour news, 24 hours a day
  • 1973-11-02 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" special premieres on CBS TV
  • 1974-01-01 NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
  • 1974-01-06 "CBS Mystery Theater" premieres on radio
  • 1974-02-08 American television soap opera "The Secret Storm" ends a 20 year run on CBS
  • 1974-02-08 TV sitcom "Good Times", spin-off from "Maude", starring Esther Rolle, John Amos, and J.J. Walker, premieres on CBS TV
  • 1974-12-27 Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years
  • 1975-01-18 "The Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
  • 1975-12-16 1st broadcast of "One Day at a Time" on CBS TV

Television Premiere

1976-04-01 "Helter Skelter", detailing Charles Manson's cult "family", their capture, trial, conviction and aftermath, premieres on CBS

  • 1976-09-29 "Alice" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1977-02-05 General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio
  • 1977-03-10 CBS' premiere of "A Circle of Children", starring Jane Alexander and based on the life and book about this by Mary Mac Cracken
  • 1977-03-19 Last episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" premieres on CBS, with a group hug searching for a box tissues, then singing "It's a Long Way to Tipperary"

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