Daily Archives: May 20, 2013

‘The Waltons’ and ‘All in the Family’ top Emmys 40 years ago this hour (1973)

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(Sunday, May 20, 1973, 9 p.m. EDT)The Waltons, a gentle tale of a Depression family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, captured top honors tonight at the 25th Primetime Emmy Awards, winning six Emmys including Outstanding Drama Series – Continuing.

All In The Family, the pace setting show depicting an amiable bigot, was hailed as the Outstanding Comedy Series for the third year in a row.

Tonight’s ceremonies at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles were hosted by Johnny Carson.

Video: 'All In The Family - Archie is Branded'

Diane Downs shoots her three children 30 years ago this hour (1983)

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(Thursday, May 19, 1983, 10:48 p.m. PDT) — Diane Downs tonight shot her three children, killing one, to be free of them so she could continue her affair with a married man who did not want children in his life; and then falsely claimed she was carjacked on a rural road near Springfield, Oregon, by a strange man who shot her and her three children. Downs was convicted in 1984 and sentenced to life in prison. Continue reading Diane Downs shoots her three children 30 years ago this hour (1983)