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Today in TV: January 11. 2014

Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
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Here are some notable events in TV history for today:

  • On this date in 1958, "Sea Hunt," with Lloyd Bridges debuted.
  • On this date in 1963, The Beatles made their national TV debut in the U.K. on "Thank Your Lucky Stars."
  • On this date in 1983, "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross made its debut.
  • On this date in 1999 Jon Stewart took over "The Daily Show" from Craig Kilborn.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Kim Coles of "Living Single" and "In Living Color" celebrates a birthday today.
  • Deanna Wright, who portrayed Kay Bennett on the NBC soap opera "Passions" observes a birthday today.
  • Mark Blucas, who portrayed Riley Finn on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was born on this date.
  • David L. Wolper, who produced the TV mini-series, "The Thorn Birds" and "Roots" celebrates a birthday today
  • Alyson Reed, who appeared in "High School Musical" celebrates a birthday today.
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