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Today in TV: December 29, 2013

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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.

Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
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  • St. Louis Rams
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    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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