This Was Television On December 6

1964: Rudolph joins in the reindeer games

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, based on the chipper holiday song of the same name, debuted on NBC. The special was produced by Rankin/Bass, the company famous for family holiday entertainments rendered in stop motion animation. Having aired at least once every year since 1964, Rudolph is one of the most popular and enduring Christmas programs in TV history. -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: Judd Apatow, scribe (45); Wally Cox, Underdog (d. 1973); Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street resident (62); Lindsay Price, fashionista (36);Janine Turner, pilot (50); Steven Wright, comic (57).

Add Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: