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TIM RUSSERT BECOMES THE NINTH MODERATOR FOR MEET THE PRESS

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. 

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NBC'S IRONSIDE, THE POPULAR DETECTIVE SERIES STARRING RAYMOND BURR, DEBUTS

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.

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UNIVERSAL STUDIO’S CITYWALK OPENS

CityWalk expanded Universal Studios Hollywood with a three-block entertainment, dining, and shopping promenade.

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UNIVERSAL'S JURASSIC PARK PREMIERES

With more than $1 billion in global box-office receipts, Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park is one of the most successful films in history.

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UNIVERSAL AND STEVEN SPIELBERG'S SCHINDLER'S LIST PREMIERES

The film won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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REAL FOLKS DEBUTS ON NBC RADIO

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. 

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UNIVERSAL RELEASES ITS FIRST “TALKING PICTURE,” MELODY OF LOVE

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.

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NBC SPORTS TELEVISES THE TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

The segments included some live-by-satellite telecasts, as well as same-day coverage.

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UNIVERSAL STUDIOS TOUR OPENS FOR BUSINESS

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.

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ONE OF TV'S MOST SUCCESSFUL FAMILY SERIES, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, IS LAUNCHED ON NBC

Bonanza veteran Michael Landon starred in and produced the series, which featured Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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NBC'S HOLOCAUST MINISERIES ATTRACTS 107 MILLION VIEWERS AND WINS 21 MAJOR AWARDS

The nine-and-a-half hour television event aired over four nights in April of 1978 and starred Michael Moriarty and Meryl Streep.

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UNIVERSAL’S NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE PREMIERES

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.  

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UNIVERSAL'S THE DEER HUNTER PREMIERES

The movie, which featured stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep, went on to win five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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NBC’S PEACOCK LOGO DEBUTS

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.”

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CHET HUNTLEY AND DAVID BRINKLEY GAIN NATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR THEIR ELECTION COVERAGE AND THEIR SUBSEQUENT HUNTLEY-BRINKLEY REPORT 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.” 

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NAT KING COLE IS FIRST MAJOR BLACK ARTIST TO HAVE HIS OWN NETWORK SERIES, ON NBC

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.

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UNIVERSAL WINS ITS FIRST ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE WITH ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

The acclaimed epic war film is considered to be one of the most realistic portrayals of warfare in the history of cinema.

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