September 15, 2023 | September 15, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On September 15th of that year, WQLN’s fourth Great Television Auction began. But because of coverage of the Watergate Hearings, the auction would air from noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday nights over the next three weekends.
This Day in History is presented by the Emmy-nominated history series Chronicles. The new season begins next month and is available online at WQLN.org and on the PBS app - Passport.