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Today in TV: February 15, 2014

Matt Groening
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Here is today's obituary:

John Henson, a son of Muppets creator, Jim Henson, and a member of the performing troupe died on this date.

Here are some notable events from TV history for today:

On this date in 1962, CBS bought the exclusive rights to NCAA football games for $10.2 million.

Gino Vanelli became the first white performer on "Soul Train" on this date in 1975.

The first "Red Dwarf" series debuted on this date in 1988.

HBO aired the Garry Trudeau/Robert Altman political mockumentary, "Tanner '88" on this date in 1988.

"Greenfield at Large" aired for the last time on CNN on this date in 2002.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

"Simpsons" and "Futurama" co-creator Matt Groening was born on this date.

"Carol Burnett Show" player Harvey Korman was born on this sate.