December 30, 2013
Here are some highlights from today in TV history:
- The first color sets were available for sale on this date in 1953 for about $1,175.
- James Arness was seen in a dramatic role on TV for the first time on this date as "The Chase" debuted in 1954. "Gunsmoke would debut in the fall of 1955.
- Games show history was made on this date in 1963 as "Let's Make a Deal" with Monty Hall made its debut.
- "The Wonderful World of Disney" bade farewell on NBC on this date in 1980 after 25 years. A Disney show would be later picked up by ABC.
- The CBS series, "Crazy Like a Fox" made its debut on this date in 1984.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
- Monkees member Davy Jones was born on this date.
- "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer observes a birthday today.
- "Today" show co-host Meredith Viera was also born today.