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Today in TV: February 24, 2014

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Here are some notable events in TV history for today:

  • On this date in 1964, The Beatles made their third appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." This appearance was taped.
  • "The Second Barry Manilow Special" aired on this date in 1978 on ABC, with special guest, Ray Charles.
  • NBC aired the made-for-TV movie, "Harper Valley PTA" on this date in 1980.
  • On this date in 1995, HBO aired, "The Late Shift" based on the book about the contest between Jay Leno and David Letterman to replace Johnny Carson.
  • "Ride to Freedom: The Rosa Parks Story" aired on CBS on this date in 2002.
  • Phil Donahue's MSNBC show was cancelled on this date in 2003 after less than one year.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Abe Vigoda, who played Phillip Fish on "Barney Miller" and "Fish" was born on this date.
  • Kristen Davis from "Sex and the City" observes a birthday today.

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  • Transcendence
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  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
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