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The Biz: Television Takes Center Stage on CNN's The Sixties

If you were to put 1960s television on a psychiatrist's couch, it would be diagnosed as schizophrenic. Primetime was loaded with frothy, high-concept sitcoms, such as Gilligan's Island and I Dream of Jeannie, that became baby boomer favorites, while network news delivered grim images of the Vietnam War, social unrest, and assassinations.

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Barbara Walters Reflects On Her Historic Career

Barbara Walters started smashing the TV-news glass ceiling in 1961 when she became the first female correspondent on Today. During the following five decades, the Massachusetts native was also the first woman to cohost a morning news show (Today in 1974), to coanchor a nightly news program (ABC Evening News in 1976), and then, for 25 years, to cohost the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. She became known as the Queen of Scoop as she wrangled major stars and world leaders for her trademark in-depth interviews and produced and hosted annual Oscar specials and The 10 Most Fascinating People. Finally, Walters conquered daytime 17 years ago with The View, the all-female talk show that dares to spotlight politics as well as makeup, cooking and gossip...read more

The 60 Biggest News Moments of All Time

Television news has given us the chance to witness history as it happened. As part of TV Guide Magazine's 60th anniversary, we look back at the breaking stories and interviews that viewers will never forget.

1. John F. Kennedy assassination (1963) TV anchors (particularly Walter Cronkite) provide solace and real-time reporting when the nation needs it most. After four days of continuous coverage from Dallas, where JFK was killed, and Arlington, where he was laid to rest, TV Guide Magazine declares, "The medium gained a new sense of what it could do."

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Gerald Ford, the president America needed post-Watergate
More secrets told by the Nixon tapes
Today in History for July 27th
Ted Koppel on Covering Richard Nixon

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Year Title Description
2013 Richard Nixon Interview TV Show Series, Remarks by
2013 Life Portrait of Richard M. Nixon TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2013 President Nixon 1973 Inauguration TV Show Series, Appearing
2012 President Nixon's 1972 Trip to China TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2012 The 1959 Kitchen Debate TV Show Series, Subject (person only)

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Veteran Broadcaster David Frost Dies at 74

Veteran British broadcaster David Frost, who was famous for his interviews with former PresidentRichard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBCHe was 74.

Frost suffered from a suspected heart attack on Saturday night while aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship where he was due to speak. "His family are devastated and ask for privacy at this difficult time," a rep for Frost's family said in a statement to the BBC.

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The Biz: Inside the CNN Documentary Our Nixon

"I never laughed as much as when I worked in the Nixon White House," says Dwight Chapin in the documentary Our Nixon, which premieres Thursday, Aug. 1 at 9/8c on CNN.

Not the kind of reminiscence you expect from one of the disgraced president's men, especially since Chapin did jail time for his role in the Watergate scandal. But Chapin, along with H.R. "Bob" Halderman, Richard Nixon's crew-cut wearing right hand man, and domestic affairs advisor John Ehrlichman, believed they were part of something special when they went to work in the White House in... read more

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