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Today in TV: March 17, 2014

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Here are some notable events in TV history for today:

  • On this date in 1956, Carl Perkins made his TV debut on "Ozark Jubilee."
  • At the eighth Emmy Awards on this date in 1956, "The Phil Silvers Show," "Producer's Showcase," and "Lassie," took home the honors for best comedy, drama, and children's shows while Lucille Ball took home "Best Actress in a Continuing Performance."
  • On this date in 1968, the Bee Gees made their U.S. TV debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
  • On this date in 1998, the short-lived "Lateline," produced and written by current U.S. Senator Al Franken was launched by ABC. The unaired episodes later showed up on Showtime.
  • On this date in 2003, President George W. Bush told Saddam Hussein via American TV that he had 48 hours to leave Iraq.
  • On this date in 2002, ABC and NBC pulled their reporters from Iraq over concerns for their reporters' safety.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Professional Kardashian, Rob Kardashian was born on this date.
  • Rob Lowe from "Parks an Recreation" observes a birthday today.
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