Category Archives: Television 1990s

Paul McCartney holds a live televised town hall in London 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1997)


Video: '1997 The World Tonight' (10 videos)

(Saturday, May 17, 1997, 6:00 p.m. BST)Paul McCartney’s Town Hall Meeting, a question and answer event hosted by John Fugelsang featuring the former Beatle, was transmitted live tonight on VH-1 from Bishopsgate Memorial Hall, in Bishopsgate, East London. Continue reading Paul McCartney holds a live televised town hall in London 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1997)

McCartney’s ‘In The World Tonight’ documentary debuts 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1997)


Video: '1997 The World Tonight' (10 videos)

(Friday, May 16, 1997, 9:00 p.m. EDT)In the World Tonight, a documentary about the making of Paul McCartney’s Flaming Pie album, received it’s worldwide television premiere tonight on VH-1 in the United States. Continue reading McCartney’s ‘In The World Tonight’ documentary debuts 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1997)

Harrison, Shankar interviewed at New York’s Plaza Hotel 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1997)


Video: 'Ringo Starr George Harrison Paul McCartney Interview 5/24/1997 Access Hollywood' (May 16 1997, at 1:57 and 5:05 and 5:35)

(Friday, May 16, 1997) — Former Beatle George Harrison and Indian musician Ravi Shankar continued their promotional tour for Chants of India, a new album by Shankar and produced by Harrison, today at the Plaza Hotel in New York with a second of two days of interviews with various media outlets.

Harrison, Shankar interviewed for VH-1 television special 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1997)


Video: 'George Harrison - The Last Performance (John Fugelsang)'

(Wednesday, May 14, 1997) — Former Beatle George Harrison and Indian musician Ravi Shankar taped a two-and-a-half-hour interview today with John Fugelsang for the VH-1 program George & Ravi – Yin & Yang, which would debut July 24, 1997. Continue reading Harrison, Shankar interviewed for VH-1 television special 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1997)

Ellen DeGeneres’ character comes out as a lesbian on ‘Ellen’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 30 1997)


Video: 'Ellen S04 E22 - The Puppy Episode (Part 1) eng, rus sub'

(Wednesday, April 30, 1997, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) — A visit from Richard, an old boyfriend, and his female boss, Susan, makes Ellen gradually realize she’s gay on tonight’s episode of the ABC television sitcom series Ellen. Continue reading Ellen DeGeneres’ character comes out as a lesbian on ‘Ellen’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 30 1997)

‘The English Patient’ wins Best Picture at 69th Academy Awards 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 24 1997)


Video: '1997 Oscars' (26 videos)

(Monday, March 24, 1997, 6:00 p.m.-9:34 p.m. PST)The English Patient, a British-American romantic drama film about a man dying from third-degree burns who remembers a tragic wartime romance, won nine Oscars tonight at the 69th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Anthony Minghella) and Best Supporting Actress (Juliette Binoche). Continue reading ‘The English Patient’ wins Best Picture at 69th Academy Awards 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 24 1997)

NBC airs ‘Schindler’s List’ virtually uncut, commercial free 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1997)


Video: '2/23/1997 NBC/WKYC Partial Intershow and Schindler's List Introduction' (film introduced at 6:28)

(Sunday, February 23, 1997, 7:30-11:00 p.m. EST)Schindler’s List, the true story of a Nazi war profiteer who saved the lives of 1,100 Jews during World War II, became the first network program to bear the maximum rating of TV-M — for mature audiences — when it aired tonight on NBC. Continue reading NBC airs ‘Schindler’s List’ virtually uncut, commercial free 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1997)

‘Intervention’ episode airs on ‘Party of Five’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 19 1997)


Video: 'PO5 - Claudia lies to Bailey'

(Wednesday, February 19, 1997, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) — The Salinger family tries to solve Bailey’s drinking problem on tonight’s episode of the Fox teen drama television series Party of Five. Continue reading ‘Intervention’ episode airs on ‘Party of Five’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 19 1997)

‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ parody airs on ‘The Simpsons’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 24 1996)


Video: 'Paul McCartney Sgt Pepper's Beatles Intro Simpsons.avi'

(Sunday, November 24, 1996, 8:00 p.m. EST) — A parody of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album cover was featured on tonight’s “couch gag” portion of the opening of the Fox animated sitcom television series The Simpsons.