December 29, 2013
Here are some notable TV history highlights for today:
- UHF broadcasting began on this date in 1949. Bridgeport, Connecticut station KC2XAK begins broadcasting a daily schedule.
- CBS secured the rights for NFL regular games for the 1966 and 1967 seasons with an option for 1968 with an $18.8 million dollar agreement signed on this date in 1965.
- Phil Donahue and Soviet radio commentator Vladimir Posner held a "Citizens' Summit" on this date in 1985.
- Jane Pauley said, "goodbye" to "The Today Show" on this date in 1989.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
- Danny McBride, who portrays Kenny Powers on HBO's "Eastbound and Down" observes a birthday today.
- Ted Danson, the star of "Cheers" and other TV shows celebrates a birthday today.
- Jane Levy, who portrays Tessa Altman on "Suburgatory" was born on this date.