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Encyclopedia > 1987 in television

This is a list of television-related events in 1987. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Years in television: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Years in film: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Years in home video: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
Years: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

For usa United States network television schedule, please see 1987-88 United States network television schedule. This page indexes the individual year in television pages. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1984. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1985. ... See also: 1985 in television, other events of 1986, 1987 in television and the list of years in television For the American network television schedule, please see 1986-87 American network television schedule. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1988. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1989. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1990. ... This page indexes the individual year in film pages. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... // Chris Rock and Adam Sandler join SNL February 4 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Mimi Rogers divorce. ... This page indexes the individual year in home video pages. ... This is a list of home video-related events in 1984. ... This is a list of home video-related events in 1985. ... This is a list of home video-related events in 1986. ... This is a list of home video-related events in 1987. ... This is a list of home video-related events in 1988. ... This is a list of home video-related events in 1989. ... This is a list of home video-related events in 1990. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The 21st century is the present century of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... The 2010s decade is a period of time that consists of the dates from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2019 inclusive. ... This page indexes the individual years pages. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... This was the television schedule on all four United States commercial television networks for the fall season beginning in September 1987. ...

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January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Remington Steele was an American television series first broadcast on the NBC network from 1982 to 1987. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Pierce Brendan Brosnan OBE[1] (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor and producer who now holds American citizenship and is best known for portraying James Bond in four films: GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). ... Flemings commissioned image of James Bond to aid the Daily Express comic strip artists. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Budd Dwyer (November 21, 1939 — January 22, 1987) was a former Pennsylvania politician who, on the morning of January 22, 1987, committed suicide by shooting himself in the mouth with a handgun during a televised press conference. ... Look up killing in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Eyes on the Prize: Americas Civil Rights Years (1954-1965) is a documentary series about the American Civil Rights Movement. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Amerika – suggesting a Russian name for the United States – was an American television miniseries that was broadcast in 1987. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Facts of Life was an American sitcom which ran on the NBC network from 1979 to 1988. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in leap years). ... Murder by the Book is a Nero Wolfe mystery novel by Rex Stout published in 1951 by the Viking Press, and collected in the omnibus volume Royal Flush (1965). ... Catherine Mary Stewart, née Nursall (born April 22, 1959 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian actress. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Matthew Abram Groening (born February 15, 1954[2] in Portland, Oregon;[3] his family name is pronounced ) is an Emmy Award-winning American cartoonist and the creator of The Simpsons,[4] Futurama and the weekly comic strip Life in Hell. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Tracey Ullman Show was a weekly American television variety show, hosted by comedian and onetime pop singer Tracey Ullman. ... Mr. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (136th in leap years). ... The Southfork Ranch, home of the Ewing family The original cast of Dallas. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 153 days remaining. ... The Iran-Contra Affair was a political scandal in the United States during the 1980s. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... Image:GenieFrancis001. ... General Hospital is the longest-running daytime soap opera on the American ABC television network, and is also the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood (having been taped at the Prospect Avenue ABC Television Center West since its inception). ... Days of our Lives (Days or DOOL) is an American soap opera. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith August 20, 1943) is a Scottish actor. ... BBC One (styled BBC1 until 1997) is the most watched domestic channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... Doctor Who is a long-running British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC, (and a 1996 television movie). ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. ... CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. The network has broadcast this program since 1948, and has used the CBS Evening News title since 1963. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Damon and Debbie was a three-part soap bubble from Brookside, broadcast late on Wednesday evenings on Channel 4 in November 1987, with an omnibus edition over the Christmas period of that year. ... For other uses, see Brookside (disambiguation). ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... Robert William Bob Barker (born December 12, 1923) is a seventeen-time Emmy Award-winning American television game show host. ... Monty Hall, born August 25, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as Maurice Halprin, is a Canadian-born actor, singer and sportscaster, but is best known for being the MC of popular American television game shows. ... Alex Trebek, with his once-iconic mustache, hosting a 1986 episode of Jeopardy! George Alexander Trebek (born as Giorgi Suka-Alex Trebek [1] on July 22, 1940) is an Emmy Award-winning Canadian-American television personality and best known as the host of the game show Jeopardy! since September 10... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera (the first being Guiding Light),[1] airing each weekday on CBS. It debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956[2] at 1:30pm. ... Martha Byrne as Lily Walsh Snyder Mary Martha Byrne (born December 23, 1969 in Ridgewood, New Jersey) is an American actress. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... Sonny and Cher were an American rock and roll duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Late Night with David Letterman was a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC hosted by David Letterman. ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Doctor Who is a long-running British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC, (and a 1996 television movie). ... Horror of Fang Rock is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from September 3 to September 24, 1977. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... WTTW (Channel 11) is the Chicago, Illinois, member station of the Public Broadcasting Service. ... Max Headroom Max Headroom is the name of a fictional artificial intelligence, known for his surreal wit and a stuttering, distorted, electronically sampled delivery. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... In the USA, a televangelist (television evangelist) is a religious minister (often a Christian priest or minister) who devotes a large portion of his (or her) ministry to TV broadcasts to a regular viewing and listening audience. ... James Orsen Bakker (born January 2, 1940, in Muskegon, Michigan) is an American televangelist, a former Assemblies of God minister, and a former host (with his then-wife Tammy Faye Bakker) of The PTL Club, a popular evangelical Christian television program. ... The PTL (standing for Praise The Lord and People That Love) was a conservative religious group and TV network. ... Robert William Bob Barker (born December 12, 1923) is a seventeen-time Emmy Award-winning American television game show host. ... The Price Is Rights US 35th season logo. ... 227 is an African American sitcom that was broadcast on the NBC network from September 14, 1985 to July 28, 1990, for five seasons, and ranked onto the Nielsen Ratings for three seasons (1985 - 1986, 1986 - 1987, 1987 - 1988). ... Jackée Harry (August 14, 1956,Winston Salem, North Carolina) is an Emmy Award-winning African-American actress, best known for her roles as Mae West-like Sandra Clark on hit NBC sitcom, 227 from 1985 until 1989, when she dropped from the shows cast, after feuding problems with... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...

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January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... Detective Chief Inspector Morse is a fictional character, who features in a series of thirteen detective novels by British author Colin Dexter, though he is better known for the 33 episode TV series produced by Central Independent Television from 1987–2000, in which he was portrayed by John Thaw. ... It has been suggested that Channel 3 (UK) be merged into this article or section. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hey Dad. ... The Seven Network is an Australian television network. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hikari Sentai Maskman ), translated into English as Light Squadron Maskman, was the Toei production and the 11th entry of the Super Sentai Series. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (83rd in leap years). ... The Bold and the Beautiful (often called Bold or annotated to B&B) is an American television soap opera, created by Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... Married… with Children was a long-running American sitcom about a dysfunctional family living in Chicago. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Tracey Ullman Show was a weekly American television variety show, hosted by comedian and onetime pop singer Tracey Ullman. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... Ben Matlock in court Matlock was an American television legal drama starring Andy Griffith as attorney Ben Matlock. ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Concentration is NBCs longest running game show. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Alex Trebek, with his once-iconic mustache, hosting a 1986 episode of Jeopardy! George Alexander Trebek (born as Giorgi Suka-Alex Trebek [1] on July 22, 1940) is an Emmy Award-winning Canadian-American television personality and best known as the host of the game show Jeopardy! since September 10... A game in progress on the British Bob Holness-hosted version of Blockbusters. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... Watching is a television comedy written by Jim Hitchmough and starred Paul Bown and Emma Wray as mismatched couple Malcolm and Brenda. ... July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 153 days remaining. ... E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... For other uses, see Knightmare (disambiguation). ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... DuckTales is an animated series produced by The Walt Disney Company starring characters from the Scrooge McDuck universe as largely created by Carl Barks. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... Full House is a popular American television sitcom that ran from 1987 to 1995 on the ABC network. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A Different World was an American television sitcom which aired from September 24, 1987 until July 9, 1993. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... ChuckleVision is a popular British childrens television series, shown on CBBC, first shown in 1987. ... Going Live! was a Saturday morning magazine show, broadcast on BBC1 between 1987 and 1993. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (134th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Thirtysomething (1987 – 1991) was a ground-breaking and award-winning American television drama created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for United Artists Television. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson Film Productions Inc. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Beadles About was a British television programme hosted by Jeremy Beadle, where members of the public became victims of practical jokes behind hidden cameras. ...

Television shows

1940s

Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Candid Camera is a long-running television series, created and produced by Allen Funt, which initially appeared on radio as Candid Microphone in the 1940s, then screened in the United States in the 1950s, with local versions produced around the world. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Come Dancing BBC TV ballroom dancing competition show that ran on and off from 1949 to 1995, becoming one of televisions longest-running shows. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ...

1950s

Action Comics #127 (December 1948), featuring Superman appearing on the show with Ralph Edwards Truth or Consequences was an American quiz show, originally hosted on radio by Ralph Edwards from 1940 to 1957, and later on television by Edwards himself from 1950 to 1951, Jack Bailey from 1954 to 1955... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hallmark Hall of Fame is the most-honored program in the history of American television. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Today, commonly referred to as The Today Show to avoid ambiguity, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on the NBC television network. ... Panorama is a long-running current affairs documentary series on BBC television, launched in 1953 and focusing on investigative journalism. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Face The Nation logo, used until 2002. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was the full name of NBCs The Tonight Show during the years that Johnny Carson hosted from 1962 to 1992. ... See also: 1961 in television, other events of 1962, 1963 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1962-63 American network television schedule. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1992. ... This Is Your Life was a television documentary series hosted by Ralph Edwards, which originally aired in the United States from 1952 to 1961, and again from 1972 on NBC. It originated as a radio show airing from 1948 to 1952 on NBC Radio. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... What The Papers Say, is one of the longest running programmes on British television. ... The Sky at Night is a long running television programme on astronomy produced by the BBC. It is the longest running television programme with the same presenter anywhere. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Blue Peter (disambiguation). ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British television sport programme Grandstand is one of the BBCs longest running sports shows, alongside BBC Sports Personality of the Year. ...

1960s

Coronation Street is Britains longest-running television soap opera, first broadcast on Friday December 9, 1960, in the Granada region of ITV. The programme is consistently the highest-rated programme on British television. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Four Corners is Australias longest-running and most respected investigative journalism/current affairs television program. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Its Academic is a televised academic quiz competition for high school students, currently airing on NBC affiliates in Washington, DC (WRC-TV), Charlottesville, Virginia (WVIR), and Baltimore, Maryland (WJZ). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Another World (AW) (sometimes called Another World: Bay City to distinguish it from its spinoffs in the 1970s and 1980s) was a Daytime Emmy-winning American soap opera which ran on the NBC television network from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Crossroads was a British television soap opera set in a motel near Birmingham, England. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Play School is an educational television programme for pre-school aged children. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... This MONEY PROGRAMME is a scam trying to encourage young scots to pay as little as 300 pounds a fortnight and, they say it is for your pention but it is not. ... 60 Minutes is an investigative television newsmagazine on United States television, which has run on CBS News since 1968. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... One Life to Live (OLTL) is an American soap opera which has been broadcast on the ABC television network since July 15, 1968. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Born Alfred Hawthorn Hill (January 21, 1924/1925 - April 20, 1992), Benny Hill was a prolific comic British actor. ...

1970s

All My Children (AMC) is an American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... Masterpiece Theatre is a long-running anthology television series produced by WGBH which premiered on PBS on January 10, 1971. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Soul Train is a long-running American music-related syndicated television program. ... Emmerdale (known as Emmerdale Farm until November 1989) is an award winning and critically acclaimed British television soap opera, set in the fictional village of the same name (known as Beckindale until 1994) in West Yorkshire, England. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Newsround (originally called John Cravens Newsround, before the departure of Craven) is a BBC childrens news programme, which has run continuously since 4 April 1972, and was the worlds first television news magazine aimed specifically at children. ... Last of the Summer Wine, written by Roy Clarke, is a British television sitcom. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... For the Australian band, see Young and restless (band). ... Derrick is a German TV series produced by ZDF, ORF and SRG between 1974 and 1998 about Chief Inspector (Oberinspektor) Stephan Derrick (Horst Tappert) and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein (Fritz Wepper), who solve murder cases in Munich and surroundings (with only three unsolved cases). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Wish You Were Here. ... Arena is a British television documentary series, which has run in occasional seasons on the BBC TWO network since 1978. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcasted on the ABC television network. ... Jimll Fix It was a long running British television show broadcast by the BBC. // The show debuted on 31 May 1975, and ran until June 1994. ... Ryans Hope was a soap opera which aired for fourteen years on ABC, from July 7, 1975 to January 13, 1989. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... The correct title of this article is the fifth estate. ... This article discusses the current version of the U.S. game show. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Southfork Ranch, home of the Ewing family The original cast of Dallas. ... Grange Hill is a British childrens television drama series which is shown on BBC1. ... Knots Landing was a primetime television soap opera that aired for 14 seasons, from December 27th, 1979 to May 13th, 1993 on CBS, as a midseason replacement, just one week before replacing the long-running crime drama, Barnaby Jones in its timeslot, and was at that time the second longest... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... The Facts of Life was an American sitcom which ran on the NBC network from 1979 to 1988. ... You Cant Do That on Television (YCDTOTV) is a Canadian childrens television program, created by Roger Price and produced from 1979 until 1990. ... Antiques Roadshow is a British human interest television show in which antique appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom and appraise antiques brought in by local residents. ... Nightline is a late-night hard news program broadcast by ABC in the United States, and has a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. ... This Old House is a magazine and television program which is aired on the American public broadcast network PBS that follows remodeling projects of houses over a number of weeks. ...

1980s

Magnum, P.I. was an American television show that followed the adventures of Thomas Magnum (played by Tom Selleck), a private investigator living in Hawaii. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Solid Gold was an American syndicated television series which ran from 1980 to 1988. ... Dynasty was an American primetime television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 10, 1989. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news show that is syndicated by CBS Paramount Domestic Television throughout the United States, Canada, on the Nine Network in Australia and on UBC Inside in Thailand. ... Falcon Crest was an American primetime television soap opera about the feud between the Channings and the Giobertis, two separate rich wine families in West Central California, around San Francisco in a fictional town, Tuscany Valley. ... Simon & Simon was the name of a detective series starring Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker. ... What Now is a long running New Zealand childrens program. ... Timewatch is a long running television series produced by the BBC. It presents a broad range of historical investigations focusing forgotten events or forgotten aspects of major events. ... Cagney & Lacey was an American television series, which aired on CBS for seven seasons from 1982 to 1988. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cheers was an American situation comedy produced by Charles-Burrows-Charles Productions in association with Paramount Television for NBC. Cheers was created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles. ... Family Ties was a popular American television sitcom which aired on NBC for seven seasons, from 1982 to 1989. ... Newhart was a television situation comedy starring comedian Bob Newhart that aired on the CBS network from 1982 to 1990. ... St. ... The Journal was a popular current affairs newsmagazine on CBC Television from 1982 to 1992. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... For the animated television series, see Fraggle Rock (animated TV series). ... The U.S. soap opera Loving aired on ABC from June 27, 1983 to November 10, 1995 for 3,169 episodes. ... Webster was a sitcom produced by Paramount Television which premiered on ABC on September 16, 1983, and ran on that network until September 11, 1987, but continued in first-run syndication until 1989. ... The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the name given to the series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by British television company Granada Television between 1984 and 1994, although only the first two series bore that title on screen. ... Highway to Heaven was a television drama which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jeopardy! is a popular international television quiz game show, originally devised by Merv Griffin, who also created Wheel of Fortune. ... Kate & Allie was a television situation comedy, airing on CBS from 1984 to 1989. ... Miami Vice S4 is out on uk DVD 13TH AUGUST For the 2006 movie, see Miami Vice (film). ... Maggie Beare (Ruth Cracknell) and son Arthur (Garry McDonald) Mother and Son was an Australian television sitcom produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 1984 until 1994. ... Jessica in the Murder, She Wrote episode The Cemetery Vote Murder, She Wrote is a long-running television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. ... Night Court was an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 1984 until May 1992. ... Punky Brewster was a popular sitcom in the 1980s. ... Santa Barbara was an American soap opera which ran on NBC for 2137 episodes from July 30, 1984 to January 15, 1993. ... Tales from the Darkside is an anthology TV series from the 1980s produced by George A. Romero. ... The Bill is a long-running British television police procedural first shown on ITV1, at 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and contrary to recent speculation, The Bill will not be slashed to one episode per week. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Whos the Boss? is a television sitcom starring Tony Danza and Judith Light. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... EastEnders is a popular BBC television soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC1 on 19 February 1985[3] and continuing to date. ... Growing Pains was an American television sitcom that ran on the ABC network from 1985 to 1992. ... Its a Living was an American sitcom which ran from 1980 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1989. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Moonlighting is a television series that first aired on ABC in the United States from 1985 to 1989 with a total of 66 episodes. ... Neighbours is a long-running Australian soap opera, which began airing in March 1985. ... Only Fools and Horses is a British television sitcom, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were originally broadcast in the UK between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sally Jessy Raphaël (born Sally Lowenthal on February 25, 1935 in Easton, Pennsylvania) is an American tabloid talk show host. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... T-Bag was a witch-like character who appeared in a number of series of television programmes which ran from the mid-80s to early 90s on Childrens ITV. Written by Grant Cathro and Lee Pressman, each series had a different title and featured a single story told over... T-Bag was a witch-like character who appeared in a number of series of television programmes which ran from the mid-80s to early 90s on Childrens ITV. Written by Grant Cathro and Lee Pressman, each series had a different title and featured a single story told over... The Golden Girls is an American sitcom that originally aired Saturday nights on NBC from September 14, 1985 to May 9, 1992. ... The Twilight Zone title. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Whats Happening Now!! was an American sitcom which ran in syndication from 1985 to 1988. ... ALF ALF is the name of a popular TV sitcom series produced by NBC between 1986 and 1990, inspired by and spoofing the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Amen was an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from 1986 to 1991 on NBC. The series stars Sherman Hemsley as Ernest Frye, a member of the deacon board at the fictional First Community Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Designing Women was an American television sitcom that centered around the working and personal lives of four women in an interior design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Double Dare was a childrens game show, originally hosted by Marc Summers, that aired on Nickelodeon. ... L.A. Law (1986 - 1994) was one of the most popular American television shows of the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Mamas Family is an American television sitcom which premiered on January 22, 1983, on the NBC television network, where it aired for two seasons, until its cancellation in May 1984. ... Ben Matlock in court Matlock was an American television legal drama starring Andy Griffith as attorney Ben Matlock. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Perfect Strangers is a sitcom television series which ran for eight seasons from 1986 through 1993 on ABC. The show was moved around in the prime-time lineup and eventually landed on Fridays as part of TGIF. It is about Larry Appleton (Mark Linn-Baker), a high-strung Chicago resident... The first incarnation of the Walt Disney anthology series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... The Oprah Winfrey Show is the longest-running daytime television talk show in the United States, and is hosted, produced and owned by Oprah Winfrey. ... Casualty is a long-running BBC television drama serial, first broadcast in 1986 and transmitted on BBC One. ... Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ... Tales Of The Unexpected is a British television series that originally aired between 1979 and 1988, made by Anglia Television for ITV. The series was an anthology of various different tales, initially based on short stories by author Roald Dahl that were sometimes sinister, sometimes wryly humourous and usually had... Hey Dad. ...

Ending this year

February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Too Close for Comfort was a television series which ran on the ABC network and in syndication from 1980 to 1986. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (63rd in leap years). ... Silver Spoons was a sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986 and in first-run syndication from September 15, 1986 to March 4, 1987. ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in leap years). ... Capitol was the name of a soap opera which aired on CBS from March 29, 1982 to March 20, 1987. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... Remington Steele was an American television series first broadcast on the NBC network from 1982 to 1987. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (133rd in leap years). ... Gimme a Break! is an American sitcom which aired on NBC from October 29, 1981 until May 12, 1987. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (139th in leap years). ... Fame was an American television series that ran from 1982 to 1987. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hill Street Blues was a serial police drama that first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Scarecrow and Mrs. ... The Jetsons was a prime-time American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and aired on Sunday nights on ABC from September 23, 1962 to March 3, 1963. ... 3-2-1 logo, 1982-1984 3-2-1 logo, 1985 3-2-1 logo, 1986 3-2-1 logo, 1987 3-2-1 was a game show, made by Yorkshire Television for ITV between 1978 and 1987 and hosted by former Butlins Red Coat Ted Rogers. ... Countdown was a long-running popular weekly Australian music television show broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from late 1974 until July 19 1987. ... The Old Grey Whistle Test was an influential BBC2 television music show that ran from September 1971 until 1987. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Todays Special was a childrens television show produced by Clive VanderBurgh at TV Ontario from 1981 to 1987. ... Card Sharks was an American television game show in which contestants guessed whether a playing card was higher or lower than the card that preceded it. ...

Made for television movies

  • Amerika
  • Assault and Matrimony
  • The Facts of Life Down Under
  • Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story

oeh, America is a great country! I love America! ...

Changes of network affiliation

Punky Brewster was a popular sitcom in the 1980s. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... Webster was a sitcom produced by Paramount Television which premiered on ABC on September 16, 1983, and ran on that network until September 11, 1987, but continued in first-run syndication until 1989. ...

Births

March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (69th in leap years). ... Shad Gregory Moss, formerly known as Lil Bow Wow (born 9 March 1987, Columbus, Ohio) is an African African rapper, actor, and music producer. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the album by the artist of the same name, see Hilary Duff (album). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Lizzie McGuire is a popular Disney Channel Original Series that aired on the Disney Channel from 2001 to 2004. ...

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