Today in History: Sunday, July 24, 2022


Short-lived daytime talk show “America Alive!,” hosted by Jack Linkletter, debuted on NBC in 1978. Bruce Jenner (now known as Caitlyn Jenner) was one of the show’s traveling co-hosts…CBS sitcom “Morton & Hayes,” produced and hosted by Rob Reiner, began its six episode run in 1991…Real people took on the role of detectives to solve a fictional double homicide in the reality competition “Murder in Small Town X,” which premiered on Fox in 2001. Its 8-episode run was the one and only season produced for the series. The competition’s winner was New York City firefighter Angel Juarbe Jr.; the finale that featured his victory had aired on September 4, 2001. Seven days later, Juarbe was among the many firefighters killed at the World Trade Center in Manhattan…NBC announced in 2003 that Matt LeBlanc would be featured in spin-off “Joey” after “Friends” concluded in the spring of 2004. “Joey” lasted two seasons, producing 46 episodes from 2004-06.