Video: 'Strauss Don Quixote op.35 - Bernstein - NYP 1943'
(Sunday, November 14, 1943, 3:00 p.m. EWT) – Leonard Bernstein, 25, made his public debut today as conductor of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Bernstein filled in at the last minute for Bruno Walter, who became sick prior to a nationally broadcast concert on CBS radio.
(Tuesday, February 2, 1982, 12:30 a.m. EST) — Late Night With David Letterman premiered on NBC-TV this morning from NBC Studio 6A at the RCA (later GE) Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
The first guest was Bill Murray (click here to watch the entire first show beginning with a cold opening featuring Larry “Bud” Melman delivering lines as an homage to the prologue of Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein).
Video: 'The Hunt' (clip)
(Friday, January 26, 1962, 10 p.m. ET) — On a hunting trip, Hyder Simpson and his dog Rip dive into a lake after a raccoon. When he gets home he finds that no one can see or hear him on tonight’s episode of the CBS-TV anthology series The Twilight Zone. Read more on ‘The Hunt’ episode airs on ‘The Twilight Zone’ 50 years ago this hour (1962)…
(Thursday, April 25, 1861, around noon) — The New York Seventh Infantry Regiment, having taken a circuitous route through Philadelphia and Annapolis, arrived in Washington, D.C. today and marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House, averting the fall of the government during the American Civil War.