Category Archives: Television 1970s

Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘South Bank Show’ premiere 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1977)


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(Tuesday, October 4, 1977)The South Bank Show, a television arts magazine show, completed two days of filming and interviewing Paul McCartney today as the former Beatle worked on his next album, London Town, at Abbey Road Studios in London, for the program’s Jan. 14, 1978, premiere on ITV. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘South Bank Show’ premiere 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1977)

‘The Love Boat’ debuts as a regular series on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 24 1977)


Video: 'The Love Boat Season 1 Episode 1'

(Saturday, September 24, 1977, 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT)The Love Boat, an American television series set on a cruise ship starring Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange and Lauren Tewes, premiered tonight as a series on ABC (it had already aired as a made-for-TV movie on Sept. 17, 1976, Jan. 21, 1977 and May 5, 1977). Continue reading ‘The Love Boat’ debuts as a regular series on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 24 1977)

‘Soap’ series debuts on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 13 1977)


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(Tuesday, September 13, 1977, 9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT)Soap, a night-time parody of daytime soap operas starring Katherine Helmond, Cathryn Damon, Richard Mulligan, Robert Mandan and Robert Guillaume, premiered tonight on ABC. Continue reading ‘Soap’ series debuts on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 13 1977)

‘Roots,’ ‘Sybil’ big winners at Emmy Awards 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 11 1977)


Video: 'VAN DYKE AND COMPANY Wins Outstanding Comedy in a Variety or Music Series | Emmy Archive 1977'

(Sunday, September 11, 1977, 9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT)Roots, the most watched show in television history, dominated the 29th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, winning six awards, including Outstanding Limited Series. Continue reading ‘Roots,’ ‘Sybil’ big winners at Emmy Awards 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 11 1977)

George Harrison films cameo for Monty Python’s spoof of The Beatles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 2 1977)


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(Tuesday, August 2, 1977) — Former Beatle George Harrison filmed a cameo appearance today in London, playing a TV reporter for the Monty Python’s All You Need Is Cash, a television film that traces (in mockumentary style) the career of a fictitious British rock group called The Rutles, for broadcast on NBC-TV on March 22, 1978. Continue reading George Harrison films cameo for Monty Python’s spoof of The Beatles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 2 1977)

‘Mighty Good: The Beatles’ episode airs on ‘All You Need Is Love’ documentary series 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1977)


Video: 'THE BEATLES - All you need is love Documentary trailer'

(Saturday, May 14, 1977, 10:32 p.m.-11:28 p.m. BST) — The “Mighty Good: The Beatles” episode of Tony Palmer’s All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music documentary series, featuring a new interview with band member Paul McCartney, was broadcast tonight on Britain’s ITV network, telling the history of the group and their influence on contemporary, mostly American, musicians. Continue reading ‘Mighty Good: The Beatles’ episode airs on ‘All You Need Is Love’ documentary series 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1977)

’60 Minutes’ previews Frost’s interview with Nixon 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 1 1977)


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(Sunday, May 1, 1977, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT) — David Frost promoted his upcoming television interviews with President Richard Nixon tonight on the CBS News magazine program 60 Minutes, speaking with Mike Wallace about what viewers could expect and what the former president hoped to gain. Continue reading ’60 Minutes’ previews Frost’s interview with Nixon 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 1 1977)