1971 in television

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For the American TV schedule, see: 1971-72 American network television schedule.

The year 1971 involved some significant events in television. Below is a list of notable TV-related events.

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Changes of network affiliation[edit]

Show Moved from Moved to
The Lawrence Welk Show ABC Syndication
Hee Haw CBS

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Date Name Age Notability
March 11 Philo Farnsworth 64 Television pioneer
March 15 Bebe Daniels 70 Actress (42nd Street)
December 12 David Sarnoff 80 Television pioneer
December 30 Melba Rae 49 Actress (Search for Tomorrow)
December 31 Pete Duel 31 Actor (Alias Smith and Jones)