Here are some notable events in TV history today:
On this date in 1979, the series, "Flatbush" debuted. It was cancelled following protests about the broad ethnic portrayals by the characters, including protests from Brooklyn's borough president.
"MacGyver" made it to 100 episodes on this date in 1990.
"Rockline on MTV" debuted on this date in 1991.
On this date in 1998, a lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey was rejected by a jury. Texas cattlemen sued Winfrey for $11 million for a price drop following comments Winfrey made on air about mad cow disease.
On this date in 2002, NBC extended its contract with Conan O'Brien for four more years.
Here are some notable birthdays for today:
TV pioneer Jackie Gleason was born today.
William Frawley, from "I Love Lucy" and "My Three Sons" was born on this date.