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Today in TV: December 12, 2013

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Here is today's obituary:

Actor Don Mitchell, noted for portraying Mark Sanger on the original "Ironside" has died of natural causes at age 70. The actor had numerous other credits as well.

Here's what happened today in TV history:

  • The first episode of "Magnum: PI" aired today in 1980.
  • NBC secured the rights to the 2004. 2006, and 2008 Olympics today in 1995 for $2.3 billion.
  • Denver Pyle, noted TV actor who portrayed Briscoe Darling on the "Andy Griffith Show" and Uncle Jesse on "The Dukes of Hazzard" among many other TV roles received his star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Here are some notable birthdays:

  • Dr. Mayim Bialik, Ph.D., noted neuroscientist and actress, was born today. She starred on "Blossom" and is a featured player on "Big Bang Theory."
  • Noted game show host, Bob Barker, noted for "Truth or Consequences" and "The Price is Right" celebrates a birthday today.

Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
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    Music News
  • St. Louis Rams
    The Rams are offering $100K to anyone who can guess their 2014 schedule correctly
    NFL News
  • X-Men
    The final 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer is here, and it's marvelous
    Hot Trailers
  • Russell Westbrook
    See the NBA playoff teams that might consider making a panic trade
    NBA Buzz
  • Paul Walker
    Paul Walker's brothers will stand in for him on the set of 'Fast and the Furious 7'
    Movies Buzz
  • Matt Moore
    Rays pitcher Matt Moore will be undergoing season-ending elbow surgery
    MLB Buzz

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