Monthly Archives: September 2012

Kennedy urges ‘Ole Miss’ students to obey segregation laws 50 years ago this hour (1962)


Video: 'James Meredith University of Mississippi 1962 Integration Riot Newsreel PublicDomainFootage.com' (JFK at 0:41)

(Sunday, September 30, 1962, 10:00 p.m. EDT, during the American Civil Rights Movement) — As rioting intensified tonight in anticipation of the enrollment of James Meredith as the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi, President John F. Kennedy called tonight for a “healing of wounds” and orderly conduct by “Ole Miss” students. Continue reading Kennedy urges ‘Ole Miss’ students to obey segregation laws 50 years ago this hour (1962)

‘Cheers’ debuts on NBC-TV 30 years ago this hour (1982)


Video: 'Cheers Intro'

(Thursday, September 30, 1982, 9:00 p.m. EDT)Cheers, a television situation comedy series set in the Cheers bar (named for the toast “Cheers”) in Boston, Massachusetts, where a group of locals meet to drink, relax, chat and have fun, debuted tonight on NBC-TV. It starred Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger and and George Wendt. Continue reading ‘Cheers’ debuts on NBC-TV 30 years ago this hour (1982)

Rioting breaks out at ‘Ole Miss’ 50 years ago this hour (1962) as first African-American prepares to enroll


Video: Deadly Riots at Ol' Miss

(Sunday, September 30, 1962, 8:15 p.m. EDT, during the American Civil Rights Movement)Rioting broke out tonight at the University of Mississippi as a mob joined students on the campus in anticipation of the enrollment of James Meredith as the first African-American student at “Ole Miss.” Continue reading Rioting breaks out at ‘Ole Miss’ 50 years ago this hour (1962) as first African-American prepares to enroll

‘Did You See the Sunrise?’ episode airs on ‘Magnum, P.I.’ 30 years ago this hour (1982)


Video: 'Did You See the Sunrise?' (clip)

(Thursday, September 30, 1982, 8:00 p.m. ET) — Magnum, T.C., and an ex-army buddy named Nuzzo try to track down Ivan, a Russian who held them captive during the Vietnam War and won’t stop until he kills them all on tonight’s episode of the CBS-TV series Magnum, P.I..

This episode is listed as #98 on TV Guide‘s 2009 list of Top 100 Episodes of All Time.

Starr returns to Liverpool to complete TV special 20 years ago today (1992)


Video: 'Ringo Starr - Going Home' (performances captured on July 6, 1992; interviews were done Sept. 29,1992)

(Tuesday, September 29, 1992) — Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr returned to his birthplace of Liverpool today to film a walking tour of the city for the Disney Channel television special Ringo Starr: Going Home, featuring clips from a July 6 concert with his All-Starr band before 2,300 people at the Empire Theatre