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Today in TV: March 9, 2014

Dan Rather
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Here are some notable events in TV history for today:

  • On this date in 1954, WNBT broadcast the first color local TV commercial for Castro Decorators of New York City.
  • "The Smothers Brothers' Comedy Hour" was cancelled by CBS on this date in 1969.
  • On this date in 1979, ABC broadcast, "Heroes of Rock and Roll."
  • "The Muppets Tonight" aired for the first time on ABC on this date in 1996.
  • Dan Rather made his last appearance on "The CBS Evening News" on this date in 2005.

Here are some notable birthdays for today:

  • Emmanuel Lewis of "Webster" was born on this date.
  • Kato Kaelin, who leaped to prominence during the televised O.J. Simpson trial observes a birthday today.
  • Jean Louisa Kelly from "Yes, Dear" was born today.
  • Lauren Koslow from "Days of Our Lives" observes a birthday today.