The second season of Homicide: Life on the Street, a US police drama TV
series, originally aired in the US in January 1994. Low ratings during
the first season meant NBC ordered only four episodes before deciding
whether to renew the show. The original cast returned for this season,
the last to include Jon Polito. Jean de Segonzac was director of
photography and Chris Tergesen was the music coordinator. "Bop Gun", was
the last episode filmed, but became the season premiere due to a guest
appearance by Robin Williams (pictured). The episodes "See No Evil" and
"Black and Blue" featured a police shooting based on a real-life
incident. Guest stars in this season also included Julianna Margulies,
Wilford Brimley, Isaiah Washington, Adrienne Shelly and a young Jake
Gyllenhaal. Homicide received generally positive reviews, and the show
received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor for Williams.
NBC demanded further changes to the show before committing to a third
Today's selected anniversaries:
King Henry VIII of England married his fourth wife, Anne of
Cleves; the marriage was annulled six months later.
Italian educator Maria Montessori opened her first school and
day-care centre for working-class children in Rome, employing the
philosophy of education that now bears her name.
During his State of the Union address, U.S. president Franklin
D. Roosevelt presented his Four Freedoms as fundamental freedoms that
all people ought to enjoy.
The first Asian Socialist Conference, an organisation of
socialist political parties in Asia, opened in Rangoon, Burma, with 177
delegates, observers and fraternal guests.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(Christianity) Synonym of Epiphany (“an annual Christian feast on the
twelfth day after Christmas Day (6 January) celebrating the appearance
of Jesus Christ to the Magi”).
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I believe that life has meaning. We are not on earth by chance;
we do not come from nowhere to go to nowhere. This is a statement; it
cannot be proved. Meaning implies both orientation and significance. Not
every event or act or word has meaning, but everything is set in that
orientation and signification.
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