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Today in TV: March 7, 2014

Bryan Cranston
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Here are some notable events from TV history for today:

  • "Peter Pan" was a TV special for the first time on this date in 1955.
  • "The Rifleman" made it to 100 episodes on this date in 1961.
  • The first "Six Million Dollar Man" TV movie aired on this date in 1973.
  • "The Odd Couple" aired its last episode on this date in 1975.
  • The NCAA Division One Basketball Tournament selection was broadcast for the first time on this date in 1982.
  • On this date in 1983. ESPN broadcast the first professional football game on cable. It was a USFL game between The Birmingham Stallions and the Michigan Panthers.
  • The Nashville Network was broadcast for the first time on this date in 1983.
  • "Different Strokes" aired its last episode on this date in 1986.
  • On this date in 1993, ABC debuted the news magazine "Day One" and aired a story that earned a lawsuit from tobacco company, Phillip Morris.
  • "The Pink Panther and Company" debuted on The Cartoon Network on this date in 2010.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Bryan Cranston of "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Breaking Bad" was born on this date.
  • Jenna Fischer of "The Office" was born today.