Category Archives: 1970s

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)


Video: 'Mary Tyler Moore It's a Long Way to Tipperary Last Scene'

(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)

‘Three’s Company’ series debuts on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 15 1977)


Video: 'Three's Company S01E01 A Man About the House'

(Tuesday, March 15, 1977, 9:30-10:00 p.m. EST)Three’s Company, an American sitcom about three single roommates (played by John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers) who all platonically live together in a Santa Monica, California, apartment building, premiered tonight on ABC. Continue reading ‘Three’s Company’ series debuts on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 15 1977)

SNL spoofs President Carter’s call-in program 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 12 1977)


Video: 'Call President Carter'

(Saturday, March 12, 1977, 11:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EST) — President Jimmy Carter (Dan Aykroyd) takes unscreened calls from the public and demonstrates a knowledge of everything from programming automatic letter sorting machines to reassuring panicky teens on acid on tonight’s episode of the NBC late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live. Continue reading SNL spoofs President Carter’s call-in program 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 12 1977)