Monday, October 23, 2017

This Week in Television History: October 2017 PART IV

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 really lies.


October 23, 2002

A Michigan appeals court reversed the 1999 decision against the Jenny Jones Show
The court ruled that the program had no legal duty to protect a guest who was murdered after revealing a gay crush. Scott Amedure was shot to death by Jonathan Schmitz in 1995, three days after Amedure revealed an attraction to Schmitz during a taping of the show in Chicago. The segment was never aired. 

October 25, 1982
Newhart first aired. 

Starring comedian Bob Newhart and actress Mary Frann as an author and wife who owned and operated an inn located in a small, rural Vermont town that was home to many eccentric characters. TV GuideTV Land, and A&E named its series finale as one of the most memorable in television history.

October 27, 1947
The first episode of You Bet Your Life premiered on ABC Radio. 

The show was later shown on NBC TV. 

To quote the Bicentennial Minute, "And that's the way it was".


Stay Tuned


Tony Figueroa
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