NBC in History (Part 4)

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Events in Film & TV

Events 301 - 400 of 551

Television Debut

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

  • 1961-09-28 American medical drama series "Dr. Kildare", starring Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey, premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1961-09-29 "Detectives" TV Crime Drama; moves to NBC-TV

Television Premiere

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

  • 1961-11-27 KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962-02-08 KACB TV channel 3 in San Angelo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962-09-28 "Jan Murray Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1962-09-28 The last airing of "The Tonight Show" prior to Johnny Carson becoming host airs on NBC-TV
  • 1962-10-23 WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, South Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962-12-31 "Match Game" debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn
  • 1963-01-06 "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
  • 1963-04-01 American television soap opera premieres: "General Hospital" (ABC) & "Doctors" (NBC)
  • 1963-05-23 NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000
  • 1963-09-09 NBC expands "The Huntley–Brinkley Report", their evening television news program, from 15 to 30 minutes
  • 1963-09-28 "King Leonardo" cartoon last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1963-09-28 "Shari Lewis Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1963-12-30 TV game show "Let's Make A Deal," hosted by Monty Hall, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1964-01-29 NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
  • 1964-06-29 NBC approves Gene Roddenberry's script for pilot episode of "Star Trek" titled "The Cage"
  • 1964-09-13 WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-09-22 "Man from U.N.C.L.E." premieres starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum on NBC-TV: open channel D
  • 1964-10-01 WTSJ TV channel 18 in San Juan, PR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-10-12 WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
  • 1965-01-12 "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1965-02-12 KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-09-04 KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1965-09-18 TV sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

  • 1965-11-14 KCST TV channel 39 in San Diego, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-01-25 WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast

Music History

1966-06-16 Rowan & Martin host "The Dean Martin Show" Summer Series, on NBC-TV

  • 1966-07-26 WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-08-30 American medical drama series "Dr. Kildare", starring Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey, ends a five season run on NBC-TV

Television Premiere

1966-09-08 "Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

  • 1966-09-12 "Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1966-10-01 WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
  • 1966-11-06 1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC)
  • 1967-01-12 NBC revival of Jack Webb's police drama "Dragnet", now broadcast in color, debuts; runs through 1970
  • 1967-01-29 WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-02-05 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
  • 1967-07-09 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-12-28 KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-01-07 "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV
  • 1968-01-12 Nighttime version of "Hollywood Squares" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1968-01-22 "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" premieres on NBC
  • 1968-03-01 NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return
  • 1968-06-10 "Danny Thomas Hour" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1968-06-10 KCFW TV channel 9 in Kalispell, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-06-10 WHTV (now WTZH) TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (NBC/CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1968-09-21 Police drama "Adam-12" debuts on NBC in the US
  • 1968-10-26 KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-11-04 WRDU (now WPTF) TV channel 28 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1968-11-17 "Heidi Game", NBC cuts to show "Heidi" and misses Raider's rally to beat Jets, 43-32

Music Concert

1968-12-03 Elvis Presley's Comeback Special airs on NBC, his 1st live performance in seven years, re-launching his singing career

  • 1968-12-19 WCWB (now WMGT) TV channel 41 in Macon, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-02-09 KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

Television Finale

1969-05-27 Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV

  • 1969-06-03 Last episode of Star Trek airs on NBC (Turnabout Intruder)
  • 1969-08-29 KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, MT (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-09-29 "Bright Promise" TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1969-09-29 "Letters To Laugh-In" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1969-09-29 "Name Droppers" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1969-09-29 "Sale Of Century" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1969-10-07 WJMN TV channel 3 in Escanaba, MI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-10-20 WKYH (now WYMT) TV channel 57 in Hazard, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1969-11-09 "An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte ", music special with arrangements by Michel Legrand, premieres on NBC-TV

  • 1970-01-03 WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-03-30 Soap opera "Another World in Somerset" premieres on NBC, running through 1976
  • 1970-05-02 KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, AZ (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1970-05-12 KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-06-20 "Ray Stevens Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1970-06-23 "Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
  • 1970-07-31 Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"
  • 1970-09-17 American TV variety program "The Flip Wilson Show" debuts on NBC-TV,; runs for 4 seasons, winning 2 Emmy Awards
  • 1970-09-28 TV game show "Words & Music" debuts on NBC
  • 1970-10-29 WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, GA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1971-04-07 WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1971-09-15 1st broadcast of "Columbo" starring Peter Falk on NBC
  • 1971-09-29 "McMillan & Wife" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1972-01-14 "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx and Demond Wilson premieres on NBC TV
  • 1972-01-15 TV drama "Emergency" with Randolph Mantooth and Robert Fuller premieres on NBC TV

Presidential Convention

1972-08-23 Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates Vice President Spiro Agnew but not unanimously: 1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley

  • 1973-01-16 NBC presents 440th & final showing of western series "Bonanza"

Music History

1973-02-02 "The Midnight Special" late night rock music show debuts on NBC-TV; performers include Ike and Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, Don Mclean, the Byrds, and George Carlin

  • 1973-03-12 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1973-03-20 NBC TV premiere of pilot episode of "Police Story", based on Los Angeles Police Dept. Joseph Wambaugh's writings
  • 1974-01-01 NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
  • 1974-05-24 "The Dean Martin Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1974-06-27 American TV variety program "The Flip Wilson Show" last airs on NBC-TV, after 4 seasons, winning 2 Emmy Awards
  • 1974-09-10 Controversial TV drama "Born Innocent" premieres on NBC TV, starring Linda Blair as an abused teen in a juvenile detention home
  • 1974-09-13 1st broadcast of "The Rockford Files" on NBC-TV
  • 1975-01-06 "Wheel Of Fortune" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1975-02-11 Tv drama “Sarah T: Portrait of A Teenage Alcoholic”, starring Linda Blair, premieres on US network NBC
  • 1975-05-17 NBC pays $5M for rights to show "Gone With The Wind" one time
  • 1975-06-18 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) premieres on radio
  • 1975-07-10 Gladys Knight and Pips Summer Series premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1975-09-29 "Three For Money" debuts on NBC-TV

Television Premiere

1975-10-11 "Saturday Night Live" created by Lorne Michaels premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host

  • 1976-01-01 NBC replaces "peacock" logo with large block "N"; Design of new logo approached $1M, and was subject to copyright infringement suit costing NBC an additional $800K
  • 1976-01-14 "The Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)

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