Saturday, July 20, 2013
Rick Shaw. Wanna go for a ride?
What highly regarded 1962 film—the winner of seven Oscars—has no female speaking parts?
Lawrence of Arabia.
THIS DAY IN TV
Comedy Central’s The Daily Show debuted on July 21, 1996.
* First host: ex-ESPN anchor Craig Kilborn.
* It was conceived as a parody of news shows, but with a newsmagazine approach. Jon Stewart took over in 1999 and with a new writing staff, developed it into a satire of cable news and politics.
* Early features included “This Day in Hasselhoff History,” and “Last Weekend’s Top-Grossing Films, Converted into Lira.”
* Prominent former Daily Show “correspondents”: Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Ed Helms, and Demetri Martin.
More than 600 million people watched the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969.