On this Day in History: December 19

1971 – CBS airs “Homecoming A Christmas Story,” introducing the Waltons family.
1968 – WCWB, which is now WMGT, TV channel 41 in Macon, Georgia – part of NBC – begins broadcasting.
1953 – KFYR TV channel 5 in Bismarck, North Dakota begins broadcasting.
1949 – WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, Ohio – part of CBS – begins broadcasting.