NBC in History (Part 4)

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Events in Film & TV

Events 301 - 400 of 540

  • 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
  • 1962-09-30 KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 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
  • 1963-09-02 CBS & NBC expand network news 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 "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1964-01-29 NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
  • 1964-09-13 WKEF TV channel 22 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1964-09-22 "Man from U.N.C.L.E." premieres 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

Appears on tv showTelevision 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

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

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • 1966-07-26 WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1966-09-08 "Star Trek" 1st 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 premiers the colorized remake of "Dragnet"
  • 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
  • 1968-12-03 NBC Elvis comeback special airs
  • 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

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

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • 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
  • 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"
  • 1970-09-28 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 premieres on NBC TV
  • 1972-01-15 TV drama "Emergency" with Randolph Mantooth and Robert Fuller premieres on NBC TV

Electoral defeatPresidential 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

Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew
Vice President of the United States
Spiro Agnew
NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley
NBC News Anchor and Journalist
David Brinkley
  • 1973-01-16 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
  • 1973-02-02 "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
  • 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 "Flip Wilson Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 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 paid $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

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

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
Actor Phil Hartman
Phil Hartman
Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
  • 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)
  • 1976-02-02 "Rich Little Show" debuts on NBC-TV

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1976-06-07 NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor & David Brinkley, premieres

NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley
NBC News Anchor and Journalist
David Brinkley
  • 1976-06-11 "Magnificent Marble Machine" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1976-08-30 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of NBC's "Today Show"
  • 1976-09-27 TV drama “Dawn: Portrait of A Teenage Runaway", starring Eve Plumb premieres on US network NBC
  • 1977-05-16 TV drama “Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn”, starring Leigh McCloskey, follow up to "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway" premieres on US network NBC, focusing on what happened to him after Dawn left L.A. to return to her hometown
  • 1977-05-29 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio
  • 1977-09-15 TV LA drama "CHiPs" debuts on NBC in US
  • 1978-03-22 The Rutles mockumentary "All You Need is Cash" debuts on NBC television

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