This was Television on March 1

1952: Death Valley Days debuts

Adapted from a 1930s–40s radio series, the anthology Western series related stories based on true events. It aired over 450 episodes in first-run syndication during 18 seasons from 1952–1975. -A.D.

Also on March 1

2005: NYPD Blue, the acclaimed yet controversial ABC cop drama from Steven Bochco and David Milch, concludes its run of 12 seasons and 261 episodes.

Today’s Birthdays: Jensen Ackles, demon hunter (35); Dirk Benedict, mercenary (68); Harry Caray, sportscaster (d. 1998); Robert Conrad, Secret Service agent (78); Tim Daly, pilot (57); Jack Davenport, coupled (40); George Eads, forensic investigator (46); Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Baysider (39); Ron Howard, wholesome youth (59); Pete Rozelle, Super Bowl steward (d. 1996); Alan Thicke, Seaver patriarch (66).

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