A famous bit of broadcast television occurred on this day in 1967, as The Who’s Keith Moon blew up his drum kit live on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.