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TV From The 1980s

The Day After' Was World War III TV That Scared Even Re...

November 20, 2020

In 1983, the TV movie The Day After brought a grim vision of nuclear holocaust into American living rooms when it aired on ABC. In the lead-up to the show, c...

'M*A*S*H' Finale: History-Making Series Ending That Cap...

February 28, 2020

Loretta Swit, Mike Farrell, David Odgen, and Jaime Farr,and the Cast of M*A*S*H at the press conference for the show's final episode. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron ...

1981: Charles Rocket, SNL's Next Big Star, Is Fired For...

February 21, 2020

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 5 -- Pictured: Charles Rocket during the 'Weekend Update' on December 20, 1980 -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank Whe...

One Guy Did The Laugh Track On All Of Your Favorite Sho...

September 28, 2019

You have one man to thank, or curse, for the laugh track you hear on old TV sitcoms: Charles "Charley" Douglass, a CBS sound engineer and keeper of the "Laff...

Erin Gray: 'Buck Rogers's Col. Wilma Deering, Then And ...

June 5, 2019

Left: Erin Gray on an episode of 'Love Boat' from 1980. Right: Gray as Colonel Wilma Deering on 'Buck Rogers In The 25th Century.' Sources: Photo by ABC Photo A...

When 'Dallas' Left Us All Asking 'Who Shot JR?'

May 28, 2019

Left: Actor Larry Hagman on the set of the television soap opera 'Dallas', 18th July 1979. (Photo by Maureen Donaldson/Getty Images). Right: People magazine asks the quest...