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Events in Film & TV

Events 1 - 100 of 525

  • 1920-04-20 Big Show ends 2 year run on NBC radio
  • 1921-03-21 Walter Kerr Theater (Ritz, CBS, NBC, ABC) opens at 223 W 48th St NYC
  • 1922-07-25 AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA & WFAN)
  • 1926-10-09 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms
  • 1926-11-15 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
  • 1928-03-19 "Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
  • 1928-12-23 NBC sets up a permanent, coast-to-coast radio network
  • 1929-10-24 Rudy Vallee's "The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" begins broadcasting on NBC radio
  • 1930-07-30 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio
  • 1930-10-20 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, premieres on NBC radio
  • 1931-04-06 1st broadcast of "Little Orphan Annie" on NBC-radio
  • 1931-10-30 W2XB TV channel 1 in NYC, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1932-04-29 1st broadcast of "One Man's Family" on NBC radio, longest-running dramatic serial on US radio (ends 1959)
  • 1932-05-02 Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)
  • 1932-12-02 "Adventures of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network
  • 1933-06-23 Don McNeill's Pepper Pot (Breakfast Club) begins 35½ year run on NBC

AgreementContract of Interest

1934-04-05 Baseball superstar Babe Ruth agrees to do three 15-minute broadcasts a week over NBC for a fee of $39,000 for 13 weeks; $4,000 more than his NY Yankees playing contract

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1935-03-24 Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network
  • 1935-07-20 1st broadcast of "Gang Busters" on NBC-radio
  • 1937-01-25 1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
  • 1937-11-13 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
  • 1937-12-12 NBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY
  • 1937-12-25 Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1937-12-27 Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio

Actress Mae West
Mae West

Music concertMusic Concert

1938-03-26 NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1938-05-17 Radio quiz show "Information Please!" debuts on NBC Blue Network
  • 1938-07-26 1st radio broadcast of "Young Widder Brown" on NBC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-04-30 NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with FDR at opening of NY World's Fair

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939-05-17 1st televised baseball game is broadcast on NBC, with Princeton defeating Columbia 2-1
  • 1939-08-06 1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio
  • 1939-10-22 NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game; Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field
  • 1940-02-01 NBC performs the first inter-city television broadcast from its station in New York City to another in Schenectady, New York by General Electric relay antennas.
  • 1941-07-01 1st commercial TV licenses granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC
  • 1941-07-01 WNBT TV (W2XBS, Now WNBC) channel 4 in NYC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1941-08-31 Great Gildersleeve, a spin-off of Fibber McGee & Molly debuts on NBC
  • 1941-09-03 KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1942-07-19 US première of Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony in NYC by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini in a concert broadcast nationwide on NBC radio

  • 1944-02-21 "War As It Happens" news show premieres on NBC TV (NYC only)
  • 1944-08-13 Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio
  • 1946-05-09 1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres
  • 1946-11-01 WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)
  • 1947-02-08 KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St Louis, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1947-03-04 WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1947-05-07 "Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC
  • 1947-06-27 WRC TV channel 4 in Washington, D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1947-10-27 WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1947-11-06 NBC's "Meet the Press" debuts - US's longest running TV show
  • 1947-11-12 KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
  • 1947-12-27 1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC
  • 1948-01-18 Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)
  • 1948-02-05 "Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time
  • 1948-02-09 WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-02-16 1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News", shown on NBC
  • 1948-06-08 "Texaco Star Theater" premieres on NBC-TV, with "Mr. Television" Milton Berle being made the permanent emcee in September of the same year
  • 1948-06-09 WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-07-21 WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-09-28 WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • 1948-09-29 WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX (NBC) begins
  • 1948-11-24 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, Kentucky (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-11-25 KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-11-29 "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie" debuted on NBC
  • 1948-11-29 KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-12-11 WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-12-18 WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-01-01 KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-01-03 "Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
  • 1949-01-16 KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949-01-31 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)
  • 1949-03-15 WICU TV channel 12 in Erie, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-03-15 WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-03-18 WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-03-21 WTVJ TV channel 4 in Miami, FL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-04-03 WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-05-29 Candid Camera, TV comedy show, moves to NBC
  • 1949-06-06 WKY (now KTVY) TV channel 4 in Oklahoma City, OK (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949-06-14 WROC TV channel 8 in Rochester, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-06-24 "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
  • 1949-07-02 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • 1949-07-07 "Dragnet" premieres on NBC radio; also a TV series in 1951 & 1967
  • 1949-07-10 WJAR TV channel 10 in Providence, RI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-08-15 WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-09-01 KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-09-15 WJAC TV channel 6 in Johnstown, PA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-10-16 WDAF TV channel 4 in Kansas City, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-10-31 WOC (now KWQC) TV channel 6 in Davenport, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949-12-01 WKTV TV channel 2 in Utica, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-12-11 WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1950-01-30 "Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
  • 1950-02-15 WSYR (now WSTM) TV channel 3 in Syracuse, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950-02-25 "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1950-07-10 "Your Hit Parade" premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV (broadcast on radio from 1935)
  • 1950-07-20 "Arthur Murray Party" premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)
  • 1950-09-30 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1951-02-03 "Victor Borge Show" debuts on NBC TV
  • 1951-05-14 Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
  • 1951-06-09 "Doodles Weaver Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1951-06-22 Gene Rayburn & Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio
  • 1951-06-30 "Victor Borge Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1951-07-02 "Bob & Ray show" premieres on NBC radio
  • 1951-09-04 NBC extends to become a 61 station coast-to-coast network

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1867-03-25 Arturo Toscanini, Parma Italy, temperamental conductor (NBC)
  • 1890-08-05 Erich Kleiber, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1890-08-12 Al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
  • 1891-02-27 David Sarnoff, American radio and television pioneer (RCA, NBC), born in Uzlyany, Belarus, Russian Empire (d. 1971)
  • 1907-09-29 Richard Harkness, Artesian SD, newscaster (Story of the Week, NBC)
  • 1908-02-13 Pauline Frederick, journalist/correspondent (UN, NBC TV)
  • 1910-05-12 Gordon Jenkins, American arranger and orchestra leader (Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra), born in Webster Groves, Missouri (d. 1984)
  • 1911-08-09 Robert McCormick, Danville Ky, NBC newscaster (Current Opinion)
  • 1911-12-10 Chet Huntley, American newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), born in Cardwell, Montana (d. 1974)
  • 1915-11-26 Earl Wild, American composer and pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1919-01-25 Edwin Newman, American journalist & author (NBC-TV, Comment), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1919-06-18 Melville "Mel" Brandt, American actor and NBC staff announcer (Faraway Hill), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1920-04-28 Nan Merriman, American-Dutch singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1920-07-10 David Brinkley, American NBC news anchor (Huntley-Brinkley), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2003)
  • 1920-07-17 Bill Monroe, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1921-09-12 Frank McGee, American news anchor (NBC Evening News), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1974)
  • 1921-10-13 Harper MacKay, American orchestra leader (NBC Follies), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1922-08-26 Irving R. Levine, American journalist (NBC News), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (d. 2009)
  • 1923-02-02 Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1924-12-23 Floyd Kalber, American television journalist & anchorman (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2004)
  • 1926-01-11 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (NBC), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1927-01-27 Nancy Dickerson, pioneering American radio and TV journalist (NBC, CBS), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • 1927-07-14 John William Chancellor, news anchor (NBC, VOA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1927-11-05 Bob Abernethy, American journalist and newscaster (NBC News Encore), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1927-12-20 Jim Simpson, American sportscaster, (NBC, ESPN) born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2016)
  • 1928-01-08 Sander Vanocur, American journalist (NBC Weekend News), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928-02-09 Roger Mudd, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News, NBC Evening News), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1928-03-24 Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orchestra)
  • 1929-01-07 Douglas Kiker, NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)
  • 1930-03-06 Lorin Maazel, French conductor (NBC Symphony Orch 1941), born in Neuilly France, (d. 2014)
  • 1930-06-09 Marvin Kalb, American educator/newscaster (CBS/NBC, Meet the Press), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-01-19 Robert MacNeil, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1931-06-21 Lawrence K Grossman, American news president (PBS, NBC-TV), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1932-02-01 John Hart, American TV journalist (CBS News Retrospective, NBC News), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1933-12-28 Jack Perkins, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday, NBC Magazine), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1935-01-09 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 1935-09-10 John Palmer, American news anchor (NBC Weekend News), born in Kingsport, Tennessee
  • 1936-03-12 Lloyd Dobbins, newscaster (NBC News Overnight), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1936-05-12 Tom Snyder, American newscaster (The Tomorrow Show, NBC Weekend News), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2007)
  • 1936-10-12 Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees) and sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1937-09-13 Fred Silverman, American broadcasting executive (ABC/NBC/CBS), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-09-20 Pia Lindström, Swedish critic (WNBC-TV), journalist (From Russia With Love) and first child of Ingrid Bergman, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1939-08-28 [Catherine] Cassie Mackin, American newswoman (NBC TV) and 1st woman to regularly anchor an evening network newscast alone, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1982)
  • 1939-11-19 Garrick Utley, newscaster (1st Tuesday, NBC Weekend), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-02-03 Jim Hartz, newscaster (NBC-TV, Innovations)
  • 1940-02-06 Tom Brokaw, American news anchor (NBC Nightly News 1982-2004), born in Webster, South Dakota
  • 1940-07-23 Don Imus, American radio disc jockey (WNBC), born in Riverside, California
  • 1940-12-15 Nick Buoniconti, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins) and sportscaster (NBC), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1941-06-12 Marv Albert, American "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter, born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-08-15 Linda Ellerbee, American journalist (Weekend, NBC Overnight), born in Bryan, Texas
  • 1946-08-20 Connie Chung [Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich], American news anchor (NBC, CBS), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1946-10-30 Andrea Mitchell, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-10-12 Chris Wallace, newscaster (NBC Weekend News), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-02-02 Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
  • 1949-01-13 Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC)
  • 1949-03-12 Mary Alice Williams, news reporter (NBC-TV)

Person of interestTim Russert

1950-05-07 Tim Russert, American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • 1950-10-31 Jane Pauley, American newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1953-02-26 Bree Walker, American news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV), born in Oakland, California
  • 1953-12-27 Arthur Kent [The Scud Stud], American newscaster (prominent Gulf War coverage for NBC), born in Alberta, Canada
  • 1954-08-20 Al Roker, American weatherman (NBC, Today), born in Queens, New York
  • 1954-12-02 Stone Phillips, American news host (NBC Dateline), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1955-11-03 Phil Simms, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1986 [MVP], 90; NY Giants) and broadcaster (ESPN, NBC CBS), born in Springfield, Kentucky
  • 1958-08-13 David Feherty, Irish golfer, broadcaster (5 European Tour titles, CBS, NBC), born in Bangor, Northern Ireland
  • 1962-03-24 Star Jones, attorney/TV hostess (NBC, Inside Edition)
  • 1962-06-13 Hannah Storm, American sports journalist (CNN, NBC), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1964-08-23 Ray Ferraro, Canadian ice hockey center (Hartford Whalers, New York Islanders) and broadcaster (TSN Radio, TSN, NBCSN), born in Trail, British Columbia
  • 1964-09-19 Bob Papa, American sportscaster (NBC Sports), born in Dumont, New Jersey
  • 1965-04-09 Jeff Zucker, American television executive (CEO of NBC Universal), born in Homestead, Florida
  • 1965-10-16 Tom Tolbert, American sports broadcaster (KNBR SF-'The Razor & Mr. T'; NBC, ESPN, ABC) and basketball forward (GS Warriors, Orlando Magic, LA Clippers), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970-11-18 Megyn Kelly, American television news anchor and journalist (Fox News, NBC), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1974-06-09 Randy Winn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 2002; TB Devil Rays, Seattle Mariners, SF Giants) and analyst (NBC Sports Bay Area), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975-06-14 A J Mleczko, American ice hockey forward, broadcaster (Olympics gold 1998; NBC), born in Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • 1977-01-02 Brian Boucher, American ice hockey goaltender (NHL modern record for the longest shutout streak 332:01, 2003-04) and broadcaster (NBCSN, NBC), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1983-06-24 "NBC Sports" sportscaster Bob Costas (31) weds Carole Randall Krumenacher
  • 1986-11-28 NBC's Ahmad Rashad marriage proposal is accepted by Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of Det Lions-NY Jets football game

LoveWedding of Interest

1997-04-06 Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan (71) weds NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell (50) at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Alan Greenspan
  • 1999-06-13 CNBC anchor-reporter Maria Bartiromo (31) weds son of multimillionaire financier Saul Steinberg, Jonathan Steinberg (34) in Long Island, New York
  • 2004-07-24 Former MSNBC news anchor Ashleigh Banfield (36) weds real estate financier Howard Gould (31) in Kenora, Ontario
  • 2005-10-09 "The O.C." writer and talk show host Regis Philbin's daughter Jennifer Joy Philbin (31) weds NBC comedy series "The Office" writer Michael Schur (32) at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York City
  • 2005-12-03 NBC correspondent Hoda Kotb (41) weds New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga in the Dominican Republic
  • 2006-01-02 NBC correspondent Chip Reid weds Nina Block in Hawaii
  • 2006-04-02 NBC "Weekend Today" anchor Campbell Brown (38) weds FOX News contributor Dan Senor (34) at the Beaver Creek Chapel in Beaver Creek, Colorado
  • 2006-11-04 Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street
  • 2008-09-19 NBC's The Biggest Loser contestant Matt Hoover (30) weds Suzy Preston (30) at the Grand Lido Negril resort in Jamaica
  • 2014-06-07 Good Morning America's meteorologist Ginger Zee (33) weds NBC news correspondent Benjamin Aaron at beachfront ceremony in Petoskey, Michigan

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2012-06-05 NBC musical drama series "Smash" actress Debra Messing (43) divorces actor and producer Daniel Zelman (44) by their mutual decision after 10 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1957-01-07 Al White, choreographer (NBC Comedy Hour), dies
  • 1957-01-16 Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
  • 1971-12-12 David Sarnoff, American radio and television pioneer (RCA, NBC), dies at 80
  • 1972-01-10 Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • 1974-03-20 Chet Huntley, American newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 62
  • 1974-04-17 Frank McGee, American news anchor (NBC Evening News), dies of cancer at 52
  • 1982-11-20 [Catherine] Cassie Mackin, American newswoman (NBC TV) and 1st woman to regularly anchor an evening network newscast alone, dies of cancer at 43
  • 1983-10-23 Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
  • 1983-10-24 Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35
  • 1984-05-01 Gordon Jenkins, American arranger and orchestra leader (Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra), dies of Lou Gehrig's disease at 73
  • 1986-10-22 Jane Dornnacker, WNBC-AM NYC helicopter traffic reporter, dies doing a live traffic report as her copter crashes
  • 1990-02-18 Hulk, fictional character in "Death of Incredible Hulk" on NBC, dies
  • 1991-08-14 Douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1994-04-03 Pat Harper, NYC news anchor (WPIX, WNBC), dies
  • 1994-04-17 Peter Hacker, American journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69
  • 1995-06-02 Harper MacKay, American orchestra leader (NBC Follies), dies at 73
  • 1996-07-12 John Chancellor, news anchor (VOA, NBC), dies at 68
  • 1997-08-27 Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC), dies at 48
  • 2003-06-11 David Brinkley, American NBC news anchor (The Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 82
  • 2008-03-14 Melville "Mel" Brandt, American actor and NBC staff announcer (Faraway Hill), dies at 88

Person of interestTim Russert

2008-06-13 Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator, dies at 58

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • 2009-03-27 Irving R. Levine, American journalist (NBC News), dies at 86
  • 2012-07-22 Nan Merriman, American-Dutch singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra), dies at 92
  • 2016-11-28 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (Chairman of NBC), dies at 90
  • 2017-11-12 Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), dies at 94
  • 2017-12-21 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • 2018-03-24 Lawrence K. Grossman, American news executive (PBS, NBC-TV) and author (The Electronic Republic), dies of Parkinson’s disease and cancer at 86
  • 2019-07-30 Nick Buoniconti, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins) and sportscaster (NBC), dies at 78