Quincy Jones

The Story Behind Roots

January 23rd, 2017
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On January 23, 1977, Roots debuted on ABC. The first installment gave ABC ratings unlike any had that been seen before, and the miniseries went on to shatter viewership records night after night for its eight-day run. 

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Celebrate Movember with TV Legends' Best Mustaches!

November 7th, 2014
Dick Van Dyke

It's Movember once again, a month when men around the globe raise funds and awareness for men's health by seeking sponsors to support their mustache-growing efforts. Funds raised in the U.S.

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Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Still Thrills 30 years later

December 2nd, 2013
Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

It is largely considered to be THE best music video of all time. Michael Jackson's "Thriller" debuted to the masses 30 years ago today, on December 2, 1983. It was MTV's very first world premiere video and changed the way music videos were created. Budgets expanded, and airtime on MTV became more valuable.

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No Heart Attacks, Please, but "Sanford and Son" is Turning 40!

January 15th, 2012

Based on the BBC

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From Killing Radio Stars to Smooshing Guidos: MTV Turns 30

July 31st, 2011

On August 1, 1981 at 12:01 a.m., footage of Apollo 11 blasting off into space filled the TV scr

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