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Born on this day!! Talk show host Phil Donahue is 85. Actor Jane Fonda is 83. Actor Larry Bryggman (TV’s “As The World Turns,” “film’s ”Die Hard: With A Vengeance”) is 82. Singer Carla Thomas is 78. Guitarist Albert Lee is 77. Actor Josh Mostel (“Billy Madison,” “Big Daddy”) is 74. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 72. Singer Nick Gilder is 70. Actor Dennis Boutsikaris (“Better Call Saul”) is 68. Actor Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 65. Country singer Lee Roy Parnell is 64. Entertainer Jim Rose of The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow is 64. Former child actor Lisa Gerritsen (“Phyllis,” ″The Mary Tyler Moore Show”) is 63. Actor-comedian Ray Romano (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) is 63. Country singer Christy Forester of the Forester Sisters is 58. Drummer Murph of Dinosaur Jr. is 56. Guitarist Gabrielle Glaser (Luscious Jackson) is 55. Actor-comedian Andy Dick is 55. Actor Michelle Hurd (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’) is 54. Actor Kiefer Sutherland is 54. Actor Karri Turner (“JAG”) is 54. Actor Khrystyne Haje (“Head of the Class”) is 52. Country singer Brad Warren of The Warren Brothers is 52. Actor Julie Delpy is 51. Contemporary Christian singer Natalie Grant is 49. Singer-guitarist Brett Scallions (Fuel) is 49. Singer Lukas Rossi of Rock Star Supernova (TV: “Rock Star: Supernova”) is 44. Actor Rutina Wesley (“True Blood”) is 42. Keyboardist Anna Bulbrook of Airborne Toxic Event is 38. Actor Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”) is 37. Actor Kaitlyn Dever (“Last Man Standing”) is 24.


1898 – Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium.
1620 – The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1891 – The first basketball game, invented at Springfield College in Massachusetts by James E. Naismith, was played.
1913 – The first crossword puzzle was printed in the New York World.
1937 – Disney’s Snow White, the first feature length color and sound cartoon, premiered.
1970 – Elvis Presley met with president Richard Nixon in the White House.
1988 – A terrorist bomb exploded aboard a Pan Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people.
1991 – Eleven of the former Soviet republics form the Commonwealth of Independent States.
1995 – Palestinians took over the control of the city of Bethlehem.

Today Is: Celebrate Short Fiction Day, Crossword Puzzle Day, Forefathers Day, Global Orgasm Day, Humbug Day, International Dalek Remembrance Day, Make Music Day in Winter, National Flashlight Day, National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day, Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day, Short Girl Appreciation Day, Shorts Day, World Peace Day/Winter Solstice, Winter (Winter Solstice) 21  502 AM EST

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola  /  9:00 – Kid Of The Year  /  10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00  – Dr. Seuss Grinch Musical  /  10:00 – The Weakest Link
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelorette /  10:00 – CMA Country Christmas
FOX – 8:00 –  NEXT  /  9:00 – Cosmos
CW – 8:00 –  Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer  /  9:00 – Greatest Holiday Commercials

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: LL Cool J, Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters (R 11/19/20)
Seth Meyers: Chris Hayes, David Sedaris (R 11/5/20)
James Corden: John Lithgow, Gary Barlow (R 12/1/20)
Lilly Singh: Lana Condor, Sofia Carson (R 2/24/20)
Daily Show: Pre-empted
Conan: Andy Daly (R 11/2/20)
Watch What Happens Live: Twelve Doorbells of Christmas
The Talk: Cyndi Lauper (R 10/9/20)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Ali Wentworth, KJ Apa, Chef Michael Symon
Ellen DeGeneres: Bethenny Frankel, Rachel Harper, Local Natives (R 10/23/20)
Wendy Williams: Fat Joe (R 12/8/20)
The Real: Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill (R 11/30/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Gal Gadot, Pedro Pascal, Patty Jenkins, Kaley Cuoco
Tamron Hall: Ayesha Curry, Stephen Curry, Lady A
Drew Barrymore: Kate Mara, Molly Sims, Eitan Bernath


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