TV Guide is celebrating its 45th birthday with - what else? - a list of 45 celebrities.

Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch, Aaron Spelling and Edward R. Murrow were among those selected for the list of the 45 most influential people in the history of television.The list ranges from Lucille Ball and Jerry Seinfeld to the more obscure like Joan Ganz Cooney, whose Children's Television Workshop launched "Sesame Street."

"We tried to make it a mix of people," said Steven Reddicliffe, TV Guide editor in chief. "We wanted some behind-the-scenes people whose names you may have heard but didn't know much about."

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Birthdays: For Saturday, March 28

Actor Dirk Bogarde 77

U.S. security expert Zbigniew Brzezinski 70

Actor Ken Howard 54

Actress Dianne Wiest 50

Singer Reba McEntire 43