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Today in TV, January 23, 2014

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Here is today's obituary: Johnny Carson died on this date in 2005

Here are some notable events from today in TV history:

  • The ground-breaking mini-series, "Roots" first aired on this date in 1977.
  • The "A-Team" made its debut on this date in 1983.
  • On this date in 1985, proceeding of the British House of Lords were first broadcast.
  • Televised bowling history was made on this date in 1988 when Bob Benoit won a televised tournament and a $100,000 bonus by rolling a perfect game when he won The Quaker State Open.
  • "Platypus Man" debuted on this date in 1995 on UPN.
  • On this date in 2002, CNN said that Connie Chung was leaving ABC news to work for them.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

Mariska Hargitay, Olivia Benson from "Law and Order: SVU" was born on this date.

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