NBC in History (Part 5)

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Events in Film & TV

Events 401 - 500 of 518

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Author Helen Keller
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
  • 1981-09-04 Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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
Mr. T

Film tv awardsTelevision 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"

Film release premierFilm Premier

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
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
  • 1986-05-22 Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC
  • 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 "L.A. Law" on NBC-TV
  • 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
  • 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] Winefred Sprockett
  • 1988-10-22 "Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground" TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera screens on US NBC newtwork
  • 1988-12-01 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • 1988-12-20 NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years
  • 1989-03-27 1st African American soap opera, "Generations" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 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 "The Seinfeld Chronicles" [or Good News, Bad News], pilot episode of Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld debuts on NBC

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 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)
  • 1990-03-31 "Carol & Company" starring Carol Burnett premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1990-06-25 NBC decides to air episodes of "Quantum Leap" for 5 straight days
  • 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
  • 1991-06-06 NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992
  • 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 "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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993-04-26 NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien
Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1993-05-20 274th & final "Cheers" episode on NBC
  • 1993-06-11 "Scattergories" game show last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1993-06-11 "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1993-06-25 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for the last time on NBC-TV
  • 1993-07-27 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • 1993-09-16 "Frasier" starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce premieres on NBC
  • 1994-05-28 "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

1994-09-19 "ER" premieres on NBC, created by Michael Crichton, starring George Clooney, Anthony Edwards and Noah Wyle

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1994-09-22 "Friends" TV sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman debuts on NBC, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer

  • 1995-02-19 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV
  • 1995-04-19 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news

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