Russert, a top-notch interviewer, would expertly grill Washington’s most powerful politicians during his 17-year tenure as host, the longest in the show’s history. His interviews were so compelling that Meet the Press eventually expanded to an hour-long format in 1992.
The TV movie of Ironside was such a success that this show was turned into a series - arguably, the first-ever with a handicapped character.
CityWalk expanded Universal Studios Hollywood with a three-block entertainment, dining, and shopping promenade.
With more than $1 billion in global box-office receipts, Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park is one of the most successful films in history.
The film won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Premiering on August 6, 1928, Real Folks was NBC’s first serial drama. Created and written by George Frame Brown (at microphone), the show revolved around the lives of the residents of Thompkins Corner, a typical small town in America.
The romantic drama in nine reels starred Mildred Harris as a French cabaret singer and Walter Pidgeon as the songwriter-turned-soldier who falls in love with her.
The segments included some live-by-satellite telecasts, as well as same-day coverage.
The tour was a reincarnation of the original Universal tour that was halted in the late 1920s, when "talkies" became the norm and producers demanded a set free of noise from visitors.
Bonanza veteran Michael Landon starred in and produced the series, which featured Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The nine-and-a-half hour television event aired over four nights in April of 1978 and starred Michael Moriarty and Meryl Streep.
Director John Landis and star John Belushi (Saturday Night Live) shattered expectations with the low-budget college fraternity film that has since become a comedy classic.
The movie, which featured stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep, went on to win five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
To promote NBC’s color programming (and sales of color TV sets made by NBC’s owner, RCA), NBC introduced a brightly-colored eleven-feathered peacock logo and the famous voiceover “The following program is brought to you in living color on NBC.”
On the evening newscast, Chet Huntley reported from New York and David Brinkley from Washington. Their closing lines became one of television’s best-known catchphrases: “Goodnight, Chet. Goodnight, David. And goodnight, for NBC News.”
Even with his enormous charm and a stunning array of guests, Cole was unable to overcome resistance to a black headliner from some advertisers and affiliates. Unable to secure a national advertiser, NBC was forced to cancel the program in December of 1957.
The acclaimed epic war film is considered to be one of the most realistic portrayals of warfare in the history of cinema.