Category Archives: Television 1980s

Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Snyder fired for racial remarks 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1988)


Video: 'Jimmy The Greek Ruins His Career'

(Saturday, January 16, 1988)Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder was dismissed by CBS Sports today, one day after the veteran commentator made derogatory racial comments about athletes. Continue reading Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Snyder fired for racial remarks 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1988)

George Harrison interviewed on ‘West 57th’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1987)


Video: 'George Harrison - Interview 1987 West 57th'

(Saturday, December 12, 1987, 10:00-11:00 p.m. EST) — Former Beatle George Harrison was interviewed (possibly on Oct. 21, 1987) for tonight‘s West 57th newsmagazine series on CBS-TV to promote his new album Cloud Nine, his first in five years. Continue reading George Harrison interviewed on ‘West 57th’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1987)

TV special celebrates 20 years of Rolling Stone magazine 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 24 1987)


Video: 'ABC-ROLLING STONE PRESENTS:20 YEARS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL-11/24/87' (the music is edited due to copyright laws but the interviews are intact)

(Tuesday, November 24, 1987, 9:00-11:00 p.m. EST)Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll, a musical salute to two decades of Rolling Stone magazine, aired tonight on ABC-TV, featuring interviews with rock stars (including ex-Beatle George Harrison) and rare footage of musical performances. Continue reading TV special celebrates 20 years of Rolling Stone magazine 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 24 1987)

’60 Minutes’ profiles ‘patient zero’ Gaëtan Dugas 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1987)


Video: '"Patient Zero" Randy Shilts Interview, 1987 - HIV AIDS'

(Sunday, November 15, 1987, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST)Gaëtan Dugas, a Canadian flight attendant, was profiled tonight on the CBS newsmagazine television program 60 Minutes as “patient zero” for AIDS epidemic in the United States. Continue reading ’60 Minutes’ profiles ‘patient zero’ Gaëtan Dugas 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1987)

‘Home Is The Sailor’ episode airs on ‘Cheers’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 24 1987)


Video: 'Cheers Ep 601 Home Is The Sailor'

(Thursday, September 24, 1987, 9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT) — Sam returns to Cheers six months after he sold it to a large corporation to pursue a life of leisure on board a new boat on tonight’s episode of the Fox teen drama television series Party of Five. Continue reading ‘Home Is The Sailor’ episode airs on ‘Cheers’ 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 24 1987)

‘L.A. Law,’ ‘The Golden Girls’ big winners at Emmy Awards 30 years ago this hour (Sep 20 1987)


Video: 'Bruce Willis wins an Emmy for Moonlighting (1987)'

(Sunday, September 20, 1987, 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. EDT)L.A. Law picked up four awards at the 39th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, including Outstanding Drama Series. Continue reading ‘L.A. Law,’ ‘The Golden Girls’ big winners at Emmy Awards 30 years ago this hour (Sep 20 1987)

First ‘Got My Mind Set On You’ promo video mastered 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 10 1987)


Video: 'George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You (Version I)'

(Thursday, September 10, 1987) — The first of two videos to promote “Got My Mind Set On You”, the first single (released Oct. 12, 1987) off former Beatle George Harrison’s forthcoming album Cloud Nine, was mastered today. Continue reading First ‘Got My Mind Set On You’ promo video mastered 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 10 1987)

FCC votes down Fairness Doctrine in unanimous decision 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 4 1987)


Video: 'WHAT IS THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE?'

(Tuesday, August 4, 1987) — The Federal Communications Commission voted 4-0 today to abolish its Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and television stations to present balanced coverage of controversial issues, on the ground that it unconstitutionally restricts the free-speech rights of broadcast journalists. Continue reading FCC votes down Fairness Doctrine in unanimous decision 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 4 1987)