CBS in History (Part 5)

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Events in Film & TV

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1978-12-27 CBS Television's premiere of its version of "Les Miserables", starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Perkins

  • 1979-01-26 "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on US TV network CBS
  • 1979-02-04 "Co-Ed Fever," TV Comedy, debut & cancelled that outing on CBS
  • 1979-02-05 Sears Radio Theater premieres on CBS
  • 1979-02-26 CBS' premiere of NYC sitcom "Flatbush", which received many derision phone calls about it from Brooklynites to CBS
  • 1979-03-04 "The Ordeal of Patty Hearst", television movie directed by Paul Wendkos, premieres on CBS

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1979-03-16 CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1979-05-29 CBS premiere of Melissa Anderson's modern "Survival of Dana", her first "bad girl" role, in which Anderson's title character leaves her North Dakota town for Los Angeles after her parents' divorce
  • 1979-12-27 Soap Opera "Knots Landing" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1980-02-01 Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
  • 1980-11-10 Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays $12.55 fare

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1980-11-19 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein jean ad featuring Brooke Shields

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields
Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein

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1980-12-11 "Magnum P.I." starring Tom Selleck premieres on CBS

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1981-03-06 Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 1981-03-09 Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News
  • 1981-04-28 "We’re Fighting Back" premieres on CBS in the US, based on the formation of the Guardian Angels

  • 1981-08-13 Last broadcast of "The Waltons" on CBS-TV
  • 1981-12-04 "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1982-03-25 1st broadcast of "Cagney & Lacey" starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly on CBS-TV
  • 1982-04-12 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot
  • 1982-12-31 CBS Mystery Theater final episode on radio after 8 years
  • 1983-02-02 CBS' premiere of fact based WW2 drama "The Scarlet and the Black", based on the life of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty
  • 1983-02-20 25th Daytona 500: 3rd win in the event for Cale Yarborough; first time an in-car camera goes into victory lane before a national CBS Sports audience

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1983-02-28 Final TV episode of "M*A*S*H", a 2-hour special directed by series star Alan Alda titled "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen", airs (CBS); record 125 million watch in the US

Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda
Actor Harry Morgan
Actor
Harry Morgan

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1984-02-07 Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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1984-03-19 American sitcom "Kate & Allie" premieres on CBS TV starring Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin

Actress Jane Curtin
Actress
Jane Curtin

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1984-04-22 CBS premiere of TV film "Pope John Paul II", starring Albert Finney in title role

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1984-09-30 CBS' premiere of "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Landsbury
  • 1985-01-15 CBS' premiere of TV made teen drug abuse drama, "Not My Kid", based on the previous year's book by Beth Polson
  • 1985-06-15 "Pryor's Place" children's show last airs on CBS-TV

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1985-07-03 CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner

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1985-08-16 CBS' premiere of its TV adaptation of "Death of A Salesman", starring Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich

  • 1985-09-18 "The Equalizer" TV spy/crime drama debuts in the US on CBS (starring Edward Woodward)
  • 1985-10-26 CBS' premiere of fact based TV film "Children of the Night", based on sociology student Lois Lee's expose on female crime and inconsistent enforcement of prostitution laws in Los Angeles

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1985-11-05 CBS premieres "Stone Pillow", a dramatic made-for-TV movie starring Lucille Ball as a homeless woman

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball

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1985-12-01 TV mini series "Anne of Green Gables" based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, starring Megan Follows is first shown on CBS in Canada


  • 1986-04-06 CBS' fact based "Nobody's Child", story of Marie Balter
  • 1986-05-20 Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration airs on CBS-tv
  • 1986-09-14 CBS premiere of true life "The Last Days of Patton"
  • 1986-09-29 "Designing Women" TV comedy, debuts on CBS
  • 1987-04-12 CBS' premiere of fact-based World War II drama "Escape from Sobibor"
  • 1987-08-31 Michael Jackson's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV
  • 1988-01-15 NFL analyst Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes several questionable comments about African Americans during a lunchtime interview on CBS' NFL Today; fired the next day
  • 1988-01-16 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • 1988-01-19 "48 Hours" premieres on CBS-TV

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1988-01-25 US VP George H. W. Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1988-11-14 Sitcom "Murphy Brown" starring Candice Bergen premieres on CBS
  • 1988-12-14 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
  • 1989-01-09 "Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS
  • 1989-02-22 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
  • 1989-04-23 CBS' premiere of fact based "The Littlest Victims", based on Newark, N.J. physician James Oleske as the first doctor to discover AIDS in children
  • 1989-06-12 "Doctor Doctor", TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1989-07-23 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1990-02-08 "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
  • 1990-02-09 "Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV
  • 1990-03-21 "Normal Life" starring Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV

  • 1990-03-21 "Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1990-04-13 Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS
  • 1990-05-21 Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV
  • 1990-05-28 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1990-06-25 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" last airs on CBS-TV
  • 1991-01-14 "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1991-01-21 CBS News correspondant Bob Simon and four TV crew captured and held for 40 days by Iraqis in the Persian Gulf

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1991-05-03 356th & final episode of CBS second longest running series TV show "Dallas", (2nd only to "Gunsmoke")

  • 1991-09-27 "Princesses" premieres on CBS TV
  • 1992-03-30 CBS TV premieres overnight news program "Up To The Minute"
  • 1992-09-04 "Scared Silent" is 1st non news program to be seen on 3 networks simultaneously. (CBS, NBC & PBS), about child abuse hosted by Oprah
  • 1993-01-05 Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident

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1993-01-14 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

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1993-04-21 Action TV series "Walker, Texas Ranger" starring Chuck Norris debuts on CBS

  • 1993-05-13 CBS' soap opera "Knots Landing" ends 14 year-run with 334th show in Netherlands and US
  • 1993-06-01 Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News
  • 1994-05-01 Charles Kuralt retires as CBS newsman (On the Road)
  • 1995-01-10 "Late Late Show" with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12:30 AM; program airs until 1999
  • 1995-05-20 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung
  • 1995-08-01 Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network

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1995-09-28 Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "NY News" on CBS

  • 1997-05-23 Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV
  • 1997-11-11 CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002
  • 1997-12-01 Westinghouse formally changes its name to CBS
  • 1998-01-13 CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years
  • 2003-09-23 Crime drama "NCIS" starring Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherley, Pauley Perrette and David McCallum premieres on CBS in the US

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2005-01-03 Craig Ferguson becomes the host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson

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2005-01-23 "Numbers", starring Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, debuts on CBS

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2007-09-24 "The Big Bang Theory" created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco premieres on CBS

Actress Kaley Cuoco
Actress
Kaley Cuoco
Actor and Producer Jim Parsons
Actor and Producer
Jim Parsons
Actor Johnny Galecki
Actor
Johnny Galecki

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2009-09-22 Crime drama "NCIS LA" starring Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J and Daniela Ruah premieres on CBS

Actor Chris O'Donnell
Actor
Chris O'Donnell
Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J

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2011-03-07 Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men"

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2014-07-01 Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"

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2015-09-08 Comedian Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of CBS's "The Late Show"

Comedian and TV Host Stephen Colbert
Comedian and TV Host
Stephen Colbert
  • 2015-11-14 Second Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by CBS, held in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 2017-11-21 CBS TV host Charlie Rose is fired after allegations of sexual harassment by eight women

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2018-03-26 Porn star Stormy Daniels claims she had an affair with Donald Trump in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes and was later threatened to keep quiet

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018-07-14 US President Donald Trump calls the EU a "trade foe" in interview with CBS ahead of meeting with Russian President Putin
  • 2018-07-27 CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves is accused of sexual misconduct in the "New Yorker" by Ronan Farrow
  • 2018-07-31 Actor Alan Alda reveals he has had Parkinson's disease for 3 years, in interview with CBS"s "This Morning"
  • 2018-09-09 CBS chief Les Moonves departs the company after six more women make allegations of sexual abuse in "The New Yorker"
  • 2018-12-13 Actress Eliza Dushku revealed received $9.5 million settlement from CBS after sexual harassment on set of "Bull" from actor Michael Weatherley
  • 2018-12-17 CBS announces former Chief Executive Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million exit payout

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