Category Archives: Television 1970s

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)

SNL spoofs David Frost’s interview with Richard Nixon 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 23 1977)


Video: 'THE FROST/NIXON INTERVIEWS'

(Saturday, April 23, 1977, 11:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EST) — David Frost (Eric Idle) sat down with Richard Nixon (Dan Aykroyd) to discuss the former president’s childhood, and many other topics, over 20 hours of interviews on tonight’s episode of the NBC late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live. Continue reading SNL spoofs David Frost’s interview with Richard Nixon 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 23 1977)

John Lennon interviewed at the circus in New York 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 29 1977)


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(Tuesday, March 29, 1977) — Former Beatle John Lennon was interviewed by ABC Channel 7 News today while attending the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden in New York City with his wife Yoko, son Sean and The Rolling Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger. Continue reading John Lennon interviewed at the circus in New York 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 29 1977)

‘Rocky’ wins Best Picture at 49th Academy Awards 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 28 1977)


Video: '1977 Oscars' (26 videos)

(Monday, March 28, 1977, 7:00 p.m.-10:38 p.m. PST)Rocky, an American sports drama film about a dimwitted boxer who fights to prove he can go the distance against a glamorous champ, won three Oscars tonight at the 49th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (John G. Avildsen). Continue reading ‘Rocky’ wins Best Picture at 49th Academy Awards 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 28 1977)

David Frost begins interviewing former President Nixon 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 23 1977)


Video: 'David Frost confronts Richard Nixon on Watergate scandal'

(Wednesday, March 23, 1977)The Nixon Interviews, a series of interviews of former U.S. President Richard Nixon (his first since resigning in August 1974) conducted by British journalist David Frost for a total of 28 hours and 45 minutes, began today in Monarch Bay, California, for broadcast on television in four programs beginning May 5, 1977. Continue reading David Frost begins interviewing former President Nixon 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 23 1977)

‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ series finale airs 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 18 1977)


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(Friday, March 18, 8:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. EST) — Lou flies in a couple of old friends to surprise a distraught Mary after the station manager fires everyone but Ted is fired on the finale finale episode of the American television series sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show that first aired tonight in Canada on CBC Television (it would debut exactly 24 hours later in the U.S. on CBS). Continue reading ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ series finale airs 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 18 1977)