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|History of ABS-CBN
taken from Pinoy Television: The Story of ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN Publishing), Pinoy TV Blog and Clodualdo del Mundo's "Telebisyon: Essay on the 50 Years of Philippine TV" (CCP)
The Philippines becomes the 3rd country in the world to manufacture color TV sets.
ABS-CBN opens new shows, including the talk show Impact with newspaper writer Max Soliven
ABS-CBN and other TV channels cover the 1st Quarter Storm, the series of nationwide bombings, including the Golden Buddha theft, the Dovie Beams scandal and the Quintero Payola Report at the Constitutional Convention.
ABS-CBN Channels 2 and 4 take hold of 80% TV audience share then.
August 21: ABS-CBN and the other TV networks cover the bombing in Manila's Plaza Miranda, disrupting the miting-de-avance (general meeting) of the opposition senatorial candidates.
Events take a turn on ABS-CBN this year.
TV channels report on the drafting of the new Constitution.
June 9: Benedicto and KBS employees take over ABS-CBN's Bohol Avenue studios.
August: Military people turn over ABS-CBN's Bohol Avenue Broadcast Center Complex for use without compensation to Kanlaon Broadcasting System (KBS), then broadcasting on Channel 2. The ABS-CBN Bohol Avenue Broadcast Center Complex becomes KBS Plaza.
Channel 2 reopens under the new Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), still under Benedicto.
TV channels cover the Miss Universe contest in Manila--the city's first time to be the contest venue.
ABS-CBN president Eugenio Lopez Jr goes on hunger strike from Fort Bonifacio. TV channels report on the hunger strike.
June: TV channels cover the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier boxing match "Thrilla in Manila".
Pre-October: ABS-CBN executive Eugenio Lopez Sr dies of cancer in the United States.
October: ABS-CBN president Eugenio Lopez Jr escapes with future senator Sergio Osmena III from Fort Bonifacio to the United States, starting the Lopez family exile in San Francisco.
Philippine TV channels give live coverage of Pope John Paul II's inaugural mass.
Channels 2 of BBC, 9 of KBS and 13 of IBC move into the new Broadcast Center in Quezon City's Diliman district.
Channel 4 becomes Maharlika Broadcasting Systems (MBS-4), and begins using ABS-CBN property and equipment from KBS.