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Today in TV: February 14, 2014

Florence Henderson
Florence Henderson
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Here are some notable events in TV history for today:

  • On this date in 1954, "Letters to Loretta: changed its name to "The Loretta Young Show." The show debuted in 1953.
  • Walter Cronkite of CBS news reported on this date in 1958 that Iran had banned rock and roll because it is against Islam and hazardous to health.
  • Chad and Jeremy guested on "The Patty Duke Show" on this date in 1964.
  • CBS bought the rights for the NFL Championship Games for 1966 and 1967 for $2 million each on this date in 1966.
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono began their week-long stint as guest hosts on "The Mike Douglas Show" on this date in 1972.
  • On this date in 1980, "CBS Evening News" anchor, Walter Cronkite announced his retirement.
  • On this date in 1985, CNN reporter Jeremy Levin was freed from being held by Lebanese extremists.
  • Frank Zappa appeared as gangster, "Mr. Frankie," on "Miami Vice" on this date in 1986.
  • On this date in 1993, CBS aired part one of the mini-series, "Alex Haley's Queen."
  • Fox aired the Barbra Streisand farewell concert, "Barbra Streisand: Timeless" on this date in 2001.
  • Charlie Sheen made his last appearance on "Two and a Half Men" on this date in 2011.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Florence Henderson, TV's Carol Brady was born on this date.
  • Paul Butcher, who played Dustin Brooks on Nickelodeon's "Zoey 101" celebrates a birthday today.