1968 in television

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The year 1968 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1968.

For the American TV schedule, see: 1968-69 American network television schedule.

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Also in 1968
  • Rosemary Prinz, one of the first big soap opera stars, leaves As the World Turns in a less-than-amicable departure.
  • Nearly 200 million households now own television sets, 78 million of which are in the US.
  • The Guiding Light and Search for Tomorrow expand to 30 minutes.
  • The last round screen color TV sets are produced by all American manufacturers.

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Date Name Age Notability
May 9 Marion Lorne 85 actress (Aunt Clara on Bewitched)
June 7 Dan Duryea 62 actor
October 13 Bea Benaderet 63 actress (Kate on Petticoat Junction; the original voice of Betty Rubble on The Flintstones)