When was the first Nixon-Kennedy debate?

The first of the four Nixon-Kennedy debates was held on September 26, 1960, in Chicago. Howard K. Smith was the moderator. The panel included Robert Fleming (ABC), Stuart Novins (CBS), Sander Vanocur (NBC), and Charles Warren (Mutual Radio).

How many cable networks does Ted Turner own?

Ted Turner owns Cable News Network (CNN), Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), Turner Network Television (TNT), and CNN Headline News. As of 1989, they accounted for 31 percent of basic cable viewing.

What is the “ten-minute ticker”?

The “ten-minute ticker” is a rule devised by Michael Weisman, NBC Sports producer, requiring production assistants covering a game to update the scores for other games every ten minutes.

Who played “Honey West”?

Anne Francis played the female private detective “Honey West” during the 1965-66 season on ABC. Her pet ocelot was named Bruce.

Where was Peter Jennings born?

Peter Jennings was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1938. He anchored the “ABC Evening News” from 1965 to 1968. Jennings became co-anchor of ABC’s “World News Tonight” in 1978, and sole anchor in 1983.

When did Billie Jean King play Bobby Riggs?

ABC telecast the match between Billie Jean King play Bobby Riggs at 8:00 P.M. on September 20, 1973. It was played in the Astrodome in Houston. The prize was $100,000. King won the five-set match.

Who played Beulah the maid in “Beulah” (ABC, 1950-53)?

Two people: Ethel Waters (1950-52) and Louise Beavers (1952-53) played Beulah the maid in “Beulah” (ABC, 1950-53). Shirley Booth was Hazel Burke the maid in “Hazel” (NBC, CBS, 1961-66). Ann B. Davis played Alice Nelson, the housekeeper in “The Brady Bunch” (ABC, 1969-70).

What happened to the DuMont TV network?

The DuMont TV network started operating in 1944 with station WABD in New York (now WNYW). It had financing from Paramount Pictures but lacked a radio network such as the other networks had. Owning a radio network made it easier to sign up TV station affiliates. Further, complicated court rulings prevented DuMont from owning as … Read more

Who played Charlie Chan on TV?

On “The New Adventures of Charlie Chan,” a syndicated TV program in the 1956-57 season, the sleuth was played by J. Carroll Naish, an Irishman from New York.

When did NBC begin national nightly newscasts?

NBC began national nightly newscasts in April 1944. CBS began national nightly newscasts in May 1948, read by Douglas Edwards. ABC began national nightly newscasts in August 1948, read by H. R. Baukhage and Jim Gibbons.

When did Jim Henson and the Muppets make their national TV debut?

Jim Henson and the Muppets made their national TV debut in 1957 on “The Tonight Show” (NBC, 1954), hosted then by Steve Allen. Kermit (only one year old at the time) sang “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Your Face” to a monster who ate its own face and tried to eat Kermit’s as well.