This Day in Jewish History 1950: Jack Benny Takes Act to TV, Grumbling All the Way

Lousy student and supposedly a worse violinist, he was also terrible at business but discovered a rare talent for ad-libbing.

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On October 28, 1950, CBS Television broadcast the first episode of “The Jack Benny Program,” marking the beginning of the beloved comedian’s gradual move from radio to TV. Initially the show ran irregularly:...