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Television

Gertrude Berg debuts in "The Goldbergs"

November 20, 1929

Gertrude Berg debuted as matriarch Molly Goldberg on NBC Radio's "The Goldbergs."

Dr. Joyce Brothers wins $64,000 for boxing expertise

October 27, 1957

Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers put her boxing trivia to the test and came away with $64,000.

Molly Goldberg makes her television debut

October 18, 1948

Gertrude Berg, star and producer of the popular radio comedy "The Goldbergs," made her television debut as Molly Goldberg.

Barbara Walters becomes highest-paid journalist

October 4, 1976

When she joined the ABC evening news as a co-anchor, Barbara Walters became the highest paid journalist, male or female, up to that time.

Honor for children's television activist Peggy Charren

September 29, 1995

Peggy Charren, education advocate and founder of Action for Children's Television, received a Presidential Medal of Freedom acknowledging her almost three decades of advocacy.

Birth of entertainer Kitty Carlisle Hart

September 3, 1910

Actress, singer, game-show panelist, and arts advocate Kitty Carlisle Hart was born.

Puppeteer and TV star Shari Lewis dies

August 2, 1998

Children's television favorite Shari Lewis, a puppeteer who created the characters Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse, died.

Irna Phillips produces "The Guiding Light" on TV

June 30, 1952

"Guiding Light," created by Irna Phillips, debuted on television. It aired from 1952 to 2009, making it the longest-running daily television program.

Birth of multi-talented Ruth Hagy Brod

May 31, 1911

Birth in New York City of Ruth Hagy Brod, who would have a varied career in journalism, publishing, and public service.

Death of comedian Gilda Radner at 42

May 20, 1989

Comedian Gilda Radner died of ovarian cancer at the age of 42.

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