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Friday, 30 June 2006

NATPE Birthday To

Brian Bloom, Nancy Dussault, Vincent D’Onofrio, Fantasia,

David Garrison, Rupert Graves, David Alan Grier and Monica Potter.

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iZone

USA Network in partnership with Lionsgate is the latest content provider to make its programming available for sale on the iTunes Music Store, with episodes of The Dead Zone. Season five of the show can be purchased the day after each broadcast airs. By the end of this summer, all 67 episodes will be available for download.

MTV Networks has added more programming content from its array of networks, to Apple's iTune's Music Store. Since MTVN's shows launched on iTunes earlier this year, Comedy Central's animated series South Park has sold over a million episodes.

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Still Shining

Today in 1952, CBS debuted The Guiding Light. It was a daytime serial that continues on the air as Guiding Light.

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Thursday, 29 June 2006

New Homes

ABC transformation series Extreme Makeover and CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men are both debuting off-network, thanks to new distribution agreements. Read more...

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NATPE Birthday To

Maria Conchita Alonso, Gary Busey, Amanda Donohoe, Fred Grandy, Melora Hardin, Richard Lewis and Sharon Lawrence.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2006

NATPE Birthday To

Tichina Arnold, Kathy Bates, Gil Bellows, Danielle Brisebois, Mel Brooks, John Cusack, Bruce Davison, Jessica Hecht, Alice Krige, Mary Stuart Masterson and Alessandro Nivola.

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Initial Move

Today in 1951, an old favorite of radio audiences made the switch to TV. Amos ’n’ Andy moved to CBS-TV. Two years later, a protest by the NAACP forced the network to drop the show.

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What a Blast!

ChannelBlast, the first fully-interactive, live digital broadcast network will roll out with original, live online video programming today. The first tier of programming airing on Wednesdays and Thursdays will include 15-minute live shorts in music, comedy and news commentary categories. Late this summer and fall, the second tier of programming will follow which will includes scripted and reality genres. Each show will engage viewers with interactive elements such as chatrooms, live phone-ins and webcams. Viewing is accessed through ChannelBlast.com through specially-designed ChannelPages.

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Tuesday, 27 June 2006

The First WWW

Today in 1955, the first Wide Wide World was broadcast on NBC-TV. Dave Garroway, of the Today show, was the program host.

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The First Captain

Today in 1949, Captain Video and His Video Rangers premiered on the Dumont Television Network. Captain Video was initially played by Richard Coogan. The voice of radio’s Green Hornet, Al Hodge, replaced Coogan in 1951. Don Hastings played the roll of the ranger until the series ended in 1955.

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