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America in Primetime: What DC Was Watching

America in Primetime first premiered at 8pm on October 30 on WETA Television. Since the show celebrates the art of American television, we thought it might be fun to see what other shows aired that same day in the past. Dust off your memory caps, Washington, this is what you were watching 10, 20, 30, 40, and even 50 years ago! (And it probably wasn't even in HD.)

 

 
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Emeril - WRC 4 (NBC)

World Series Pre-Game Show - WTTG 5 (FOX)

Charlie Brown Special - WJLA 7 (ABC)

JAG - WUSA 9 (CBS)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - WDCA 20 (UPN)

NOVA - WETA 26 (PBS)

Gilmore Girls - WFTY 50 (WB)

Wednesday, October 30, 1991

Unsolved Mysteries - WRC 4 (NBC)

Movie: Swing Shift - WTTG 5 (FOX)

Dinosaurs - WJLA 7 (ABC)

Royal Family - WUSA 9 (CBS)

Movie: Deepstar 6 - WDCA 20 (UPN)

Mark Russell Comedy - WETA 26 (PBS)

Movie: Too Scared to Scream - WFTY 50

Friday, October 30, 1981

NBC Magazine - WRC 4 (NBC)

The Waltons - WTTG 5

American Bandstand 30th Anniversary - WJLA 7 (ABC)

Charlie Brown Special - WDVM 9 (CBS)

NBA Basketball: Bullets vs. Celtics - WDCA 20

Washington Week in Review - WETA 26 (PBS)

Saturday, October 30, 1971

The Partners - WRC 4 (NBC)

Movie: Passage to Marseilles - WTTG 5

Getting Together - WMAL 7 (ABC)

All in the Family  - WTOP 9 (CBS)

Movie: Danger Has Two Faces - WDCA 20

The Turned on Crisis - WETA 26 (PBS)

Monday, October 30, 1961

National Velvet with Lori Martin - WRC 4 (NBC)

Divorce Court - WTTG 5

Cheyenne - WMAL 7 (ABC)

Pete and Gladys - WTOP 9 (CBS)

Tuesday, October 30, 1951

Star Theater - WNBW 4 (NBC)

What's the Story  - WTTG 5 (DuMont)

Charlie Wild: Private Detective - WMAL 7 (ABC)

The Frank Sinatra Show - WTOP 9 (CBS)

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