I represent the first generation whom, when we were born, the television was now a permanent fixture in our homes. When I was born people had breakfast with Barbara Walters, dinner with Walter Cronkite, and slept with Johnny Carson.
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Monday, November 14, 2011
This Week in Television History: November 2011 Part III
As always, the further we go back in Hollywood history, the more
that fact and legend become intertwined. It's hard to say where the truth
November 15, 1926
NBC radio network's grand opening.
Radio network NBC
debuts, celebrating its launch with one of the earliest remote musical
broadcasts. The debut program featured nationally known bands playing at
several different locations.
November 16, 1946
Television Screen Magazine launches.
The show, one of NBC's first network series,
included a collection of features on news, lifestyles, fashion, and other
topics. The show ran until 1949. In 1968, CBS revived the TV magazine concept
with 60 Minutes, which became one of the country's Top 10 shows in 1977
and stayed in the Top 20 for more than 20 years.
To quote the Bicentennial
Minute, "And that's the way it was".