Must-See TV 19 Years Ago Today
65 Million people tuned in for this.
Liam Neeson is famous for training Obi-Wan Kenobi as the Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn in the Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace. He's also trained The Dark Knight as Ra's Al Ghul. You might say he has a unique set of skills.
Nineteen years ago today, February 23rd, 1997, 65 million people tuned in to NBC for Schindler's List. The agreement Steve Spielberg had with NBC was that the three-hour film be aired uncut and uninterrupted by commercials. The network and Spielberg both advised viewers of the mature content of the film. According to the History Channel, the audience that watched the film that night was more than double the audience that saw it in theaters when it was released in 1993.
Schindler's List won seven Oscars, including Best Director and Best Picture. Chris Rock hosts the 88th Academy Awards this Sunday night.