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Today in TV: December 16. 2013

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Here are some highlights from today in TV history:

  • The popular radio program, "Dragnet" make its first appearance on TV. It is shown in an episode of "Chesterfield Sound-Off Time" on this date in 1951. The actual program, produced by, and starring, Jack Webb makes its official debut on January 3, 1952.
  • The 50th episode of the Norman Lear innovative sitcom, "All in the Family" aired on this date in 1972.
  • Nirvana appears on MTV's first-ever "Unplugged" presentation on this date in 1993.
  • Fox aired the Mike Tyson-Buster Mathis on this date in 1995, Jr. fight. Tyson knocked out Mathis in the third round. The fight yielded Fox its highest Neilsen rate up to this date.
  • VH-1 aired its first episode of "I Love the 80s" on this date in 2002.
  • Liza Minelli and David Gest sued VH-1, MTV Network, Viacom and Remote Productions on this date on 2002. The suit was for $23 million. Minelli, and her hisband, Gest, alleged that the above entities violated a contract for dropping a reality show based on the couples' lives.
  • CNN waved goodbye to Larry King and his popular call-in and interview show on this date in 2010.

Here is a notable birthday from today:

Benjamin Bratt, who was featured on "Law and Order" celebrates a birthday today.


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