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Good News in History, January 22

50 years ago today, the TV comedy variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In debuted on NBC. Characterized by psychedelic colors and a rapid-fire series of...

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On This Day in History

Good News in History, January 22

50 years ago today, the TV comedy variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In debuted on NBC. Characterized by psychedelic colors and a rapid-fire series of gags and sketches, many of which were politically charged or conveyed sexual innuendo, it ran for five years with 140 episodes. Hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, it featured, at various times, Goldie Hawn, Arte Johnson, Richard Pryor, Ruth Buzzi, Judy Carne, Jo Anne Worley, Henry Gibson, Lily Tomlin, Richard Dawson, and announcer Gary Owens. WATCH a ‘Best Of’ video... (1968)