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Today in TV: March 19. 2014

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Here are some notable events in TV history for today:

  • Joey Giardello knocked out Willie Tory in TV's first color televised boxing match on thus date in 1954.
  • "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was last broadcast on this date in 1977.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives started broadcasting daily sessions on this date in 1979.
  • "Dallas" made it to 100 episodes on this date in 1982.
  • "Kate and Allie" debuted on this date in 1984.
  • "Cagney and Lacey" came back to TV as a result of a letter-writing campaign on this date in 1984.
  • Televangelist Jim Bakker resigned from PTL on this date after admitting to an affair with Jessica Hahn.
  • "Dallas" made it to 300 episodes on this date in 1989.
  • The most-watched televised NBA game to date was aired on this date in 1995 when Michael Jordan came out of retirement to play again for The Chicago Bulls.
  • "Beverly Hills 90120" made it 200 episodes on this date in 1997.
  • On this date in 2003, Fox announced that Monica Lewinsky would host the dating show, "Mr. Personality."

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Bruce Willis, who got his start on "Moonlighting" was born on this date.
  • Renee Taylor from "The Nanny" observes a birthday today.
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