NBC in History (Part 3)

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Events in Film & TV

Events 201 - 300 of 540

  • 1955-06-04 "Mickey Rooney Show" TV comedy last airs on NBC
  • 1955-06-12 TV comedy "Mister Peepers" starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
  • 1955-06-12 Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network
  • 1955-06-25 "Imogene Coca Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1955-07-01 KOTA TV channel 3 in Rapid City, SD (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-07-15 WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-07-31 WHIS (now WVVA) TV channel 6 in Bluefield, West Virginia (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1955-08-07 KSTF TV channel 10 in Scottsbluff-Gering, NB (CBS/NBC) begins
  • 1955-08-26 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
  • 1955-08-31 KTRE TV channel 9 begins broadcasting in Lufkin, Texas (ABC/NBC affiliate)
  • 1955-09-01 KARD (now KSNW) TV channel 3 in Wichita, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-09-02 KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-09-28 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
  • 1955-09-28 WITN TV channel 7 in Washington, NC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-12-03 KTVE TV channel 10 in Monroe-El Dorado, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-01-01 KHAS TV channel 5 in Hastings, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting

  • 1956-01-06 KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

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1956-01-09 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast live, for a 2nd time, on NBC as part of "Producers' Showcase" series

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin
  • 1956-01-15 KWAB TV channel 4 in Big Spring, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-02-01 WSAV TV channel 3 in Savannah, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-02-10 "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • 1956-04-29 WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-04-29 WWBT TV channel 12 in Richmond, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-05-06 WRCB TV channel 3 in Chattanooga, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-05-11 Pinky Lee Show last airs on NBC-TV

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1956-05-22 "Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope
  • 1956-05-22 KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-05-29 WESH TV channel 2 in Daytona Beach-Orlando, FL (NBC) 1st broadcast

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1956-06-05 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Comedian and TV Host Milton Berle
Comedian and TV Host
Milton Berle
  • 1956-06-08 WDAM TV channel 7 in Laurel-Hattiesburg, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1956-06-23 "Jimmy Durante Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Actor and Comedian Jimmy Durante
Actor and Comedian
Jimmy Durante

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1956-06-24 "Steve Allen Show" returns on NBC-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1956-08-05 KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-08-05 WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-08-12 KOTI TV channel 2 in Klamath Falls, OR (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-08-26 KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

  • 1956-09-10 WSYE (now WETM) TV channel 18 in Elmira-Corning, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1956-10-13 WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins

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1956-10-29 NBC anchors Chet Huntley and David Brinkley first team up in "The Huntley–Brinkley Report"

NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley
NBC News Anchor and Journalist
David Brinkley

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1956-11-05 The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • 1956-11-26 "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC
  • 1956-12-07 Helen O'Connell joins Today Show panel (NBC)
  • 1956-12-15 KGW TV channel 8 in Portland, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956-12-28 Miss Frances [Horwich], last Ding Dong School on NBC-TV
  • 1957-01-04 "Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)

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1957-01-28 "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)

Comedian and TV Host Jack Paar
Comedian and TV Host
Jack Paar
  • 1957-02-11 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-02-27 Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)
  • 1957-03-01 KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-03-18 WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins
  • 1957-05-28 WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-06-25 "Jonathan Winters Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1957-09-01 WAVY TV channel 10 in Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-09-01 WHC (now WPXI) TV channel 11 in Pittsburgh, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957-09-01 WTLV TV channel 12 in Jacksonville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-09-28 "Dollar A Second" last airs on NBC-TV

  • 1957-09-28 "Gisele MacKenzie Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1957-10-22 KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 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
  • 1957-11-01 WICZ TV channel 40 in Binghamton, New York (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-11-17 WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-12-17 The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show airs on NBC due to lack of national sponsorship
  • 1958-01-21 KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1958-01-31 "Jackpot Bowling" premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1958-03-15 KULR TV channel 8 in Billings, MT (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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
  • 1958-10-08 KCMT TV channel 7 in Alexandria, MN (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-11-05 KGLD (now KSNG) TV channel 11 in Garden City, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1958-11-17 KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-12-02 KNOP TV channel 2 in North Platte, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959-03-15 WILX TV channel 10 in Lansing, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959-04-24 WICD TV channel 15 in Champaign, IL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959-05-13 Kraft Music Hall with Milton Berle last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1959-05-16 WTOM TV channel 4 in Cheboygan, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

  • 1959-07-12 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game
  • 1959-08-01 WAAY TV channel 31 in Huntsville, AL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959-09-12 "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1959-10-11 KTHI TV channel 11 in Fargo-Grand Forks, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959-10-15 KNDO TV channel 23 in Yakima, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959-11-08 KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1959-11-28 KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook - Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins
  • 1960-05-23 WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)
  • 1960-06-06 "Steve Allen Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1960-07-31 KSOO (now KSFY) TV channel 13 in Sioux Falls, SD (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1960-09-29 "Outlaws" TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1960-12-08 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast, for a 3rd time, on NBC as a special event, videotaped in color for future rebroadcasts
  • 1961-01-21 KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, Idaho (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1961-01-27 "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV
  • 1961-01-30 Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC

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1961-02-07 Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
  • 1961-06-16 Dave Garroway is fired as host of NBC's "Today Show"
  • 1961-07-01 KNDU TV channel 25 in Richland-Pasco-Kennew, WA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1961-09-28 "Doctor Kildare" debuts on NBC-TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1961-09-28 "Hazel" starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV

Actress Shirley Booth
Actress
Shirley Booth
  • 1961-09-29 "Detectives" TV Crime Drama; moves to NBC-TV
  • 1961-10-02 "Ben Casey" premieres on NBC-TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1961-10-10 Variety TV show "The Bob Newhart Show" premieres on NBC in the US

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart
  • 1961-11-27 KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting

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