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Today in TV: March 2, 2014

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Here are some notable events in TV history for today:

  • New York City's W2XBS broadcast the fist intercollegiate track meet on TV on this date in 1940. New York University won the meet, which was broadcast from Madison Square Garden.
  • ABC aired "The Barry Manilow" special on this date in 1977.
  • Michael Jackson guested on Diana Ross' third TV special on this date in 1981.
  • "Pacific Blue" debuted on this date in 1996.
  • Jimmy Fallon began his run on "Late Night: on this date in 2009.
  • Roger Ebert made his first TV appearance since losing his ability to speak on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on this date in 2010.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Desi Arnaz was born on this date.
  • Gates McFadden, Dr. Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," observes a birthday today.
  • Robert Iller, who played Tony Sopranos son, AJ, on "The Sopranos" celebrates a birthday today.

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  • Rascal Flatts
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