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Tuesday, 28 February 2006

Tip for the Day: Buy Bleak House

NATPE Birthday to Charles Durning, Gavin MacLeod, Frank Bonner, Kelly Bishop, Gilbert Gottfried and Robert Sean Leonard!

Today in 1940, the first televised basketball game was shown (on W2XBS in NYC). In 1983, the final episode of M*A*S*H was seen by an estimated 125 million viewers.

New releases on DVD this week include The Avengers (Emma Peel Collector's Edition); The Beverly Hillbillies (Ultimate Collection Vol. 2); Bleak House; C.O.P.S. (Vol. 1); Charmed (Season 4); Ellen (Season 3); Monty's Python's Flying Circus (Graham Chapman's Personal Best, John Cleese's Personal Best, Terry Gilliam's Personal Best and Terry Jones' Personal Best); NewsRadio (Season 3); Rosemary & Thyme (Season 2); and Welcome Back, Kotter (Television Favorites).

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Monday, 27 February 2006

Notes from Montenegro

Our own Greg Pitts, in Montenegro on a Fulbright Fellowship, shares his observations in a special blog -- check it out!

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You'll Be Missed

NATPE Birthday to Howard Hesseman, Grant Show and Donal Logue!

Today in 1986, the U.S. Senate approved telecasts of its debates on a trial basis.

RIP: Don Knotts. We miss you already.


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Thursday, 23 February 2006

Thursday Birthday

NATPE Birthday to Majel Barrett, Sylvia Chase, Patricia Richardson, Kristin Davis and Marc Price!

Today in 1927, President Coolidge signed the Federal Radio Commission (later the FCC) into existence. In 1985, Gimme a Break became the first sitcom since the 1950s to air a live episode. In 2004, Sex and the City ended its run on HBO.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2006

Hump (Birth)Day

NATPE Birthday to Don Pardo, Bud Yorkin, Paul Dooley, Kyle MacLachlan, Steve Irwin, Rachel Dratch, Jeri Ryan, Jose Solano, Liza Huber and Daniel E. Smith!

Today in 1954, ABC radio's Breakfast Club was simulcast on television for the first time. In 1993, CBS announced they had bought the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York to house David Letterman's late night show.

New releases on DVD this week include 3rd Rock from the Sun (Season 3); Action (Complete Series); The Dick Cavett Show (Comic Legends); Goof Troop (Vol. 1); and NYPD Blue (Season 3).

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Tuesday, 21 February 2006

Post Presidential BDays

NATPE Birthday to Rue McClanahan, Tyne Daly, William Petersen, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin Rose and Jennifer Love Hewitt!

Today in 1998, Jimmy Swaggart announced on his television show that he had committed an unnamed sin, and that he would be leaving the pulpit. In 2000, David Letterman returned to TV a month after undergoing quintuple bypass surgery.

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Friday, 17 February 2006

Happy Friday!

NATPE Birthday to Hal Holbrook, Mary Ann Mobley, Janice Dickinson, Richard Karn, Rene Syler, Jerry O'Connell, Jason Ritter, Paris Hilton and Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

Today in 1965, Joan Rivers made her first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

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Thursday, 16 February 2006


NATPE Birthday to Barry Primus, William Katt, LeVar Burton, Ice-T and Lisa Loring!

Today in 1948, NBC presented the first nightly newsreel telecast, The Camel Newsreel Theatre . In 1950, What's My Line debuted on CBS. In 1975, Cher's musical variety show debuted on CBS, lasting one year. In 1985, Telly Savalas brought Kojak back after a seven year break for the special Kojak: The Belarus File.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2006

Happy Birthday

NATPE Birthday to Harvey Korman, Jane Seymour and Matt Groening!

Today in 1962, CBS bought the television rights to NCAA football games for $10.2 million.

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Tuesday, 14 February 2006


New Co-Chairs:

Emerson Coleman, VP of programming for Hearst-Argyle Television and Stephen J. Davis, president, mobile and online media, Infospace, have been elected to serve as co-chairs by the board of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE).

-courtesy of B&C (NATPE Press release here)

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