Daily Archives: September 16, 2014

‘Miami Vice’ series debuts on NBC-TV 30 years ago this hour (Sep 16 1964)


Video: 'Miami Vice 1x01 Brother's Keeper (Full Episode)'

(Sunday, September 16, 1964, 9:00 p.m. EDT)Miami Vice, a crime drama about two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami, debuted tonight as a regular television series on NBC as a two-hour pilot (regular one-hour episodes would commence on Sept. 28, 1984). Continue reading ‘Miami Vice’ series debuts on NBC-TV 30 years ago this hour (Sep 16 1964)

‘Shindig!’ series debuts on ABC-TV 50 years ago this hour (Sep 16 1964)


Video: 'Sam Cooke - Blowin' in the Wind (live)'

(Wednesday, September 16, 1964, 8:30 p.m. EDT)Shindig!, a musical variety series featuring performances by popular rock ‘n’ roll artists, debuted tonight as a regular television series on ABC. It was presented by Jimmy O’Neill. Continue reading ‘Shindig!’ series debuts on ABC-TV 50 years ago this hour (Sep 16 1964)

President Ford offers conditional amnesty to Vietnam era draft evaders, military deserters 40 years ago this morning (Sep 16 1974)


Video: 'Gerald Ford-Remarks on Clemency for Vietnam Era Draft Evaders (September 16,1974)'

(Sunday, September 8, 1974, morning EDT; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War; also during the Watergate scandal) — Eight days after granting former President Richard M. Nixon an unconditional pardon, U.S. President Gerald Ford offered conditional amnesty today to thousands of Vietnam era draft evaders and military deserters who agree to work for up to two years in public service jobs (click here for an extended video clip and transcript of Ford’s remarks). Continue reading President Ford offers conditional amnesty to Vietnam era draft evaders, military deserters 40 years ago this morning (Sep 16 1974)