Daily Archives: October 25, 2012

‘Newhart’ debuts on CBS-TV 30 years ago this hour (1982)


Video: 'In The Beginning...' (Oct. 25, 1982)

(Monday, October 25, 1982, 9:30 p.m. EDT)Newhart, a situation comedy series about an author and wife who owned and operated an inn located in a small, rural Vermont town that was home to many eccentric characters, debuted tonight on CBS-TV. It starred Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Jennifer Holmes, Julia Duffy, Tom Poston, Steven Kampmann, Peter Scolari, William Sanderson, Tony Papenfuss and John Volstad.

‘Badge Heavy’ episode airs on ‘Adam-12’ 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: 'Badge Heavy' (part 1)

(Wednesday, October 25, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — Reed puts his reputation on the line when he decides to file a formal complaint against a fellow officer after witnessing him use excessive force on a suspect on tonight’s episode of the NBC-TV police drama Adam-12. Continue reading ‘Badge Heavy’ episode airs on ‘Adam-12’ 40 years ago this hour (1972)

The Beatles record ‘A Taste of Honey’ for BBC radio 50 years ago this hour (1962)


Audio: 'A Taste of Honey' (Oct. 25, 1962)

(Thursday, October 25, 1962, 8:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m. BST) — The Beatles recorded an appearance on the BBC Light Programme Here We Go tonight at Playhouse Theater in Manchester, England. They performed three songs for broadcast the next day at 5:00 p.m., but only a snippet of A Taste of Honey survives.

Adlai Stevenson confronts Soviet Ambassador Valerian Zorin on missiles in Cuba 50 years ago today (1962)


Video: October 25, 1962 (at 0:49)

(Thursday, October 25, 1962, day ten of the Cuban missile crisis, part of the Cold War) — In a dramatic confrontation before the U.N. Security Council in New York City, U.S. Ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson II demanded that Soviet Ambassador Valerian Zorin confirm or deny the existence of Soviet-built missile bases in Cuba. Continue reading Adlai Stevenson confronts Soviet Ambassador Valerian Zorin on missiles in Cuba 50 years ago today (1962)

Rommel resumes command at Second Battle of El Alamein 70 years ago today (1942)


Video: Oct. 25, 1942 (at 2:23)

(Sunday, October 25, 1942, during the Second Battle of El Alamein, part of Western Desert Campaign of World War II) — Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who had fallen ill and was recovering in Germany for about a month, flew to Rome early today to press the Comando Supremo for more fuel and ammunition; and then on to North Africa to resume command of the Panzer Army Africa, which was renamed the “German-Italian Panzer Army” (Deutsch-Italienische Panzerarmee).