NBC in History (Part 5)

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Events in Film & TV

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1978-04-01 "The Bob Newhart Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart
  • 1978-04-16 NBC's premiere of miniseries "Holocaust"
  • 1978-09-01 Last broadcast of "Columbo" starring Peter Falk on NBC
  • 1978-09-29 "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1978-10-28 NBC's premiere of Kiss' acting debut, "Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park" TV film
  • 1978-11-03 First broadcast of "Different Strokes" on NBC TV
  • 1978-12-11 NBC premiere of "A Woman Called Moses"
  • 1979-02-07 "Supertrain", TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC
  • 1979-04-18 "Real People" premieres on NBC TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1979-10-14 NBC premiere of U.S. TV adaptation of Helen Keller's life story "The Miracle Worker"

Author Helen Keller
Author
Helen Keller
  • 1980-01-10 Last broadcast of "The Rockford Files" on NBC

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1980-06-23 "David Letterman Show" debuts on NBC-TV daytime

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1980-12-20 NBC broadcasts NY Jets' 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio
  • 1980-12-30 "Wonderful World of Disney" last performance on NBC-TV
  • 1981-01-15 "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1981-02-06 "Brady Brides" debuts on NBC TV

  • 1981-05-15 SCTV Network 90, sequel to Second City Television, debuts on NBC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981-09-04 Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC

NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley
NBC News Anchor and Journalist
David Brinkley
  • 1981-10-31 1st live US radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)
  • 1982-01-04 Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show"
  • 1982-01-07 "Fame" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1982-01-10 NBC's premiere of TV film "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on the Watergate conspirator, participant and convict
  • 1982-02-01 "Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV, Bill Murray is first guest
  • 1982-06-10 "Taxi" last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1982-09-22 Sitcom "Family Ties starring Michael J. Fox premieres on NBC

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1982-09-26 "Knight Rider", starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC

  • 1982-09-29 1st broadcast of comedy "Cheers" on NBC-TV starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long
  • 1982-12-31 NBC radio cancels almost all of its network daily features

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-01-23 "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC

Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

1983-06-06 Betty White becomes 1st woman to win Outstanding Game Show Host at Daytime Emmy Awards for NBC's "Just Men"

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • 1983-07-29 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1983-10-10 NBC premiere of true life drama "Adam", based on John Walsh's son's murder
  • 1984-01-04 "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
  • 1984-01-09 "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)
  • 1984-01-31 Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network
  • 1984-06-02 "Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr Demento airs on NBC-TV

  • 1984-07-30 Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1984-09-16 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
  • 1984-09-20 "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1984-10-08 NBC's premiere of TV made "The Burning Bed", based on Francine Hughes
  • 1984-10-23 NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine
  • 1984-11-12 NBC premiere of "Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story", fact based telepic of actress Saldana's near fatal attack and its aftermath
  • 1984-11-18 NBC premiere of the first part of fact based crime mystery "Fatal Vision", based on Joe McGinnis' novel about Jefferey MacDonald and the 1970 murders of his then-pregnant wife and two children
  • 1985-06-14 "Michael Nesmith In Television Parts" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1985-09-14 "The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC
  • 1985-09-29 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1985-09-29 "Amazing Stories" by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985-09-30 Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1985-11-11 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost" screens in US on NBC
  • 1985-11-17 NBC's premiere of controversial TV thriller "Hostage Flight"

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1985-11-24 NBC miniseries "Mussolini: The Untold Story" starring George C. Scott premieres in the US

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Actor George C. Scott
Actor
George C. Scott
  • 1985-12-08 NBC premiere of thriller "Final Jeopardy", starring Richard Thomas and Mary Crosby
  • 1985-12-11 General Electric acquires RCA Corp & its subsidiary, NBC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986-05-22 American singer and actress calls David Letterman an a**hole on his "Late Night" TV program (NBC)

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1986-06-11 "Blacke's Magic" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1986-09-07 NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"

  • 1986-09-15 1st broadcast of legal drama "L.A. Law" created by Steven Bochco, with ensemble cast including Corbin Bersen, Jill Eikenberry and Harry Hamlin on NBC
  • 1986-09-29 NBC true life drama "Adam: His Song Continues" premieres, sequel to "Adam" (1983)
  • 1986-12-07 NBC premiere of miniseries "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna" (Part 1)
  • 1986-12-08 NBC premiere of miniseries "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna" (Part 2)
  • 1987-03-08 "A Team" last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years
  • 1987-10-24 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike
  • 1987-11-13 Sonny & Cher perform together for the final time, singing "I Got You Babe" on 'Late Night with David Letterman' (NBC)
  • 1988-01-24 NBC premiere of fact based "The Murder of Mary Phagan"
  • 1988-08-22 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
  • 1988-10-07 WNBC 660 final transmission, WFAN moves from 1050 to 660 & WUKQ begins on 1050 at 5:30 PM (NYC radio)
  • 1988-10-10 NBC premieres tele-biopic, "Winnie", starring Meredith Baxter and based on life of [Gwyanna] Winifred Sprockett

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988-10-22 "Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground" TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera screens on NBC

TV Host and News Personality Geraldo Rivera
TV Host and News Personality
Geraldo Rivera
  • 1988-12-01 NBC bids a record $401 million to capture television broadcasting rights for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympic Games
  • 1988-12-20 NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-03-24 NBC rebroadcasts Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard's 1960 version of "Peter Pan" for the first time since 1973

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin
  • 1989-03-27 1st African American soap opera, "Generations" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1989-04-05 NBC's "Late Night With David Letterman" becomes 1st network TV show broadcast in Dolby Stereo
  • 1989-05-14 Final TV episode of "Family Ties" airs on NBC with a 36 million audience
  • 1989-06-25 "Day By Day" last airs on NBC-TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1989-07-05 "Seinfield" (originally titled The Seinfeld Chronicles" screens its pilot episode starring Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards on NBC

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian Jerry Stiller
Comedian
Jerry Stiller
Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Seinfeld Comedienne
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

  • 1989-07-23 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1989-09-22 "Baywatch" starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson debuts on NBC
  • 1989-10-02 TV true life drama "A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story" premieres on NBC in the US
  • 1989-12-04 NBC's premiere of "Howard Beach: Making A Case for Murder", based on December 1986 murders of black youths by white youths in New York City
  • 1989-12-29 Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show
  • 1990-02-05 Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1990-03-31 "Carol & Company" starring Carol Burnett premieres on NBC-TV

Comedian and Actress Carol Burnett
Comedian and Actress
Carol Burnett
  • 1990-06-25 NBC decides to air episodes of "Quantum Leap" for 5 straight days

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-09-13 "Law and Order" created by Dick Wolf first premieres on NBC

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf
  • 1991-01-06 "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1991-01-28 "A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-06-06 NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson as host on "The Tonight Show" on May 25, 1992

TV Host and Comedian Jay Leno
TV Host and Comedian
Jay Leno
Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • 1992-02-06 "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
  • 1992-04-30 208th & final episode of "The Cosby Show" on NBC-TV
  • 1992-05-09 Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV
  • 1992-05-31 "The 1992 Boat Show" - the final episode of US comedy series "Night Court" - airs on NBC-TV
  • 1992-08-01 NBC's "Saturday Today" premieres
  • 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
  • 1992-11-17 Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucks, blowing up on impact, later revealed NBC rigged test
  • 1992-12-08 NBC announces that "Cheers" will go off the air in May 1993
  • 1993-01-08 NBC offers "The Tonight Show" to David Letterman
  • 1993-01-14 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
  • 1993-01-15 Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
  • 1993-02-08 GM sues NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires

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