Here are some highlights from today in TV history:
- "Mr. Ed" aired for the last time on this date in 1966.
- On this date in 1972, CBS received over a half-million pieces of protest mail after announcing that the network would air an edited version of the X-rated feature, "Demand."
- "The Winds of War" miniseries debuted on this date in 1993.
- Jesse Ventura Announced on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" that he would be hosting a nightly show on MSNBC.
- During the Super Bowl XXXIX halftime, MTV and MTV2 aired a 15-munute commercial announcing the relaunch of MTV2.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
- Patrick MacNee of "The Avengers" was born on this date.
- Mike Farrell of "MASH" was born today.
- News anchor and TV host Tom Brokaw celebrates a birthday today.
- Alice Eve from the TV show, "Entourage" observes a birthday today.