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Added by tersanay on 23 Apr 2011 06:15
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Firsts in TV

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I Love Lucy (1951)
First show to end it's run as the #1 show on TV, first to film in front of a live audience and Desi Arnaz is first hispanic on Network TV.
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Medic (1954)
First birth shown on TV.
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Strangely, the first to show a toilet, which had been taboo until then.
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First successful American Soap.
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First animated series made for prime time TV and first series to discuss infertility.
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I Spy (1965)
First TV show to have a black main character.
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People who added this item 1070 Average listal rating (792 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Star Trek (1966)
First interracial kiss and first time "Hell" is said on network tv.
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First "God damn it" and first gay character.
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Maude (1972)
First show where the main character has an abortion.
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M*A*S*H (1972)
First deliberate time male nudity, from behind, is shown.
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Born Innocent (1974)
First rape
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First accidental glimpse of a man's "package"
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First Fbomb on TV.
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People who added this item 198 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
NYPD Blue (1993)
First kiss shared between 2 females, although only one of them was gay.
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Ellen (1994)
First openly gay actor playing an openly gay character. She also was the first to come out on TV.
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First openly gay teenager.
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First Romantic kiss between 2 men on primetime TV.
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Spur of the moment list idea. I will add to it as I find new firsts.

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Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Apr 23 7:52
Great list, I like the idea !
Edit: 5 years, 7 months ago
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 22 5:49
US Bias, and I think you'll find some things started to change a lot sooner than quoted!

First lesbian kiss
Was in 1991 with a kiss on L.A. Law episode "He's a Crowd" between C.J. Lamb and Abby Perkins. In 1993, on Brookside (Soap), featured the first lesbian kiss on British television, with Anna Friel's character kissed Nicola Stephenson.

First Gay character on TV
You have to go back to 1971 with All In The Family

First openly gay teenager
Oranges are not the only fruit aired on BBC in 1990, starring Charlotte Coleman. Four years before My So Called Life

First kiss between two men on UK Primetime TV 1960 (and it was with Sean Connery!)
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2011/06/06/bfi-has-footage-of-first-male-to-male-television-kiss-featuring-sean-connery/
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 22 15:42
Oh it's defiantely US Bias. Here in the US we don't even have access to most foreign shows.
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Jan 19 3:31
I think I Spy had the first black main character on a DRAMATIC series. In the 50s, there was Amos and Andy and the Buelha show.

Of course, we are talking about American TV, what else?
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Sep 1 22:07
Ralph on Green Acres was clearly the first lesbian TV character.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jul 21 0:49
Buffy was the first network show to have a lesbian sex scene onscreen.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Feb 16 3:19
Talking about US television:

Faraway Hill (1946)
First soap opera ever.
http://www.listal.com/tv/faraway-hill

Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949)
First science fiction series.
http://www.listal.com/tv/captain-video-his-video-rangers

Truth or Consequences (1950)
First game show.
http://www.listal.com/tv/truth-or-consequences-1950

The Jonathan Winters Show (1956)
First show to use a pre-recorded sequence.
http://www.listal.com/tv/the-jonathan-winters-show-1956

The X Factor USA (2011)
First show to introduce voting via Twitter.
http://www.listal.com/tv/the-x-factor-2011

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