Video: 'The Waltons The Literary man'
(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'
(Saturday, May 19, 1973) — “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
It was Wonder’s third of ten #1 hits on the chart (1963-1986). And Rolling Stone ranked the song #281 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Video: May 18, 1973 (at 6:46)
(Friday, May 18, 1973; during the Watergate scandal) — Attorney General-designate Elliot L. Richard today turned over prosecution of Watergate, one of the biggest political scandals in history, to a Democrat, Archibald Cox (pictured left), a former federal official and now a Harvard professor of law.
Video: 'Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer introduce the Watergate Hearings'
(Thursday, May 17, 1973, 10:02 a.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — Determined to “spare no one, whatever his station in life,” a U.S. Senate committee today opened public hearings on the Watergate scandal that has shaken President Richard Nixon’s administration and led even some Republican senators to question his ability to govern. Read more on U.S. Senate committee begins televised hearings into the Watergate scandal 40 years ago this hour (1973)…
Video: 'Apollo Skylab 1 Launch May 14, 1973.mp4' (liftoff at 4:40)
(Monday, May 14, 1:30:00 p.m. EST, part of NASA’s Skylab program) — Skylab, the United States’ first space station, soared into earth orbit today to serve as a giant “cabin in the sky” for nine astronauts in the next eight months. The first three-man crew would ride another rocket into space on May 25, 1973, to link up with the station.
Video: John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Flipside
(Saturday, May 12, 1973) — Former Beatle John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, were interviewed today for Flipside at The Record Plant East in New York for airing on June 30, 1973. Ono performed “Winter Song” from her recent album Approximately Infinite Universe.