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NBC in History (Part 6)

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Events in Film & TV

Events 501 - 541 of 541

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993-06-25 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for the last time on NBC-TV

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 1993-07-27 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1993-09-16 "Frasier" starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce premieres on NBC

Actor and Comedian Kelsey Grammer
Actor and Comedian
Kelsey Grammer

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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
  • 1995-04-29 Final TV broadcast of "Empty Nest" on NBC TV
  • 1996-01-09 First episode of "Third Rock from the Sun" screened on NBC
  • 1996-07-15 MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV
  • 1997-01-03 Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-02-23 NBC TV shows "Schindler's List" completely uncensored, 65M watch

Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński
Cinematographer
Janusz Kamiński

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-05-14 Seinfeld's final 2-part episode "The Finale" airs on NBC to 76.3M viewers (commercials priced at $2M for 30 seconds)

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1999-09-20 TV crime procedural "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" created by Dick Wolf, starring Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni premieres on NBC

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf
Actress Mariska Hargitay
Actress
Mariska Hargitay

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1999-09-22 "The West Wing" created by Alan Sorkin and starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe and Richard Schiff, debuts on NBC

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2000-11-07 Tim Russert famously declares the outcome of the 2000 Presidential election will depend on "Florida, Florida, Florida" during NBC coverage

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2001-10-02 "Scrubs", starring Zach Braff as Dr. John "J.D." Dorian, premieres on NBC

Actor Zach Braff
Actor
Zach Braff
  • 2004-05-13 The final episode of "Frasier" on NBC is watched by 33 million people

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2005-03-24 US version of "The Office" created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, developed by Greg Daniels, starring Steve Carell and John Krasinski premieres on NBC

Comedian Ricky Gervais
Comedian
Ricky Gervais
Comedian, Actor and Producer Steve Carell
Comedian, Actor and Producer
Steve Carell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006-02-09 Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with John Madden

Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 2006-10-03 American drama series "Friday Night Lights" starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton premieres on NBC

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2006-10-11 US sitcom "30 Rock" created by and starring Tina Fey alongside Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan first premieres on NBC in the US

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey
Actor Alec Baldwin
Actor
Alec Baldwin

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2009-04-09 Mockumentary "Parks and Recreation" starring Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari debuts on NBC in the US

Actress and Comedian Amy Poehler
Actress and Comedian
Amy Poehler
Actor Chris Pratt
Actor
Chris Pratt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009-05-15 "Farrah's Story" documentary following Farrah Fawcett's battle with cancer airs on NBC in the US

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2014-02-17 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC

Comedian and TV Host Jimmy Fallon
Comedian and TV Host
Jimmy Fallon

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

2014-08-25 66th Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers broadcast on NBC

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-12-04 NBC airs musical "Peter Pan Live!" starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken; substantially revised from the earlier Mary Martin productions

  • 2015-10-28 Third Republican presidential candidates debate run by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado
  • 2016-02-04 Fifth Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast on MSNBC, held in Durham, New Hampshire
  • 2017-11-29 American TV host Matt Lauer is fired from NBC's "Today" show after an allegation of sexual misconduct

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-06-04 Former US President Bill Clinton in interview with NBC says he hasn't and doesn't need to apologize to Monica Lewinsky

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-08-19 Rudy Giuliani, US President Donald Trump's lawyer claims in interview with NBC Chuck Todd that "truth isn't truth"

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018-10-23 Megyn Kelly is criticized after making comments supporting blackface on her NBC show
  • 2019-04-04 Kathie Lee Gifford leaves NBC's "Today" show after 11 years
  • 2021-05-10 NBC says it will not televise the 2022 Golden Globes because of criticism of its lack of diversity [1]

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