1970s sports

# 244: 1978: Music & Headlines


2:00:52 minutes (110.66 MB)

Tonight on the show, the music and headlines from 1978.

HEADLINES:
Coming Soon

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NBA: Washington Bullets
NHL: Montreal Canadiens
MLB: New York Yankees
Super Bowl XII: Dallas Cowboys
FIFA: Argentina (who also hosted the FIFA World Cup)
NCAA Basketball: Kentucky Wildcats
NCAA Football: Alabama Crimson Tide (Associated Press) & USC Trojans (UPI and Football Writers of America)
Masters/U.S. Open: Jack Nicklaus
Big Ten Football: Michigan (Rose Bowl rep) & Michigan State

COLUMBUS in 1978:
- A Blizzard sweeps through Ohio in January with blinding snow drifts, shutting down the state for days.
- Governor Rhodes is re-elected.
- Columbus City Schools are desegregated following the 1977 Ohio Supreme Court ruling by Judge Robert M. Duncan.
- Columbus Alternative High School opens its doors.

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONS:
State Girls Basketball: Bishop Hartley Lady Hawks
State Football, Class A: Newark Catholic Green Wave

TONY AWARDS (Broadcast on CBS for the first time ever):
Best Musical: Ain't Misbehavin'
Best Play: Da (by Hugh Leonard)

EMMY AWARDS:
Best Comedy Series: All in the Family (CBS); Record eighth consecutive win in this category for CBS
Best Drama Series: The Rockford Files (NBC)
Best Limited Series: Holocaust (NBC)
Best Variety Series: The Muppet Show (Syndicated)
Best Daytime Drama: Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Best Drama/Comedy Special: The Gathering (ABC)
Best Game/Audience Participation Show: The Hollywood Squares (NBC)
Best Children's Series: Captain Kangaroo (Entertainment; CBS), Schoolhouse Rock! (Instructional; ABC), and Animals! Animals! Animals! (Informational; ABC)
Best Talk Show: Donahue (Syndicated)
Best Actor, Comedy: Carroll O'Connor, All in the Family (CBS)
Best Actor, Drama: Ed Asner, Lou Grant (CBS)
Best Actor, Daytime: James Pritchett, The Doctors (NBC)
Best Actor, Special: Fred Astaire, A Family Upside Down (NBC)
Best Actor, Limited Series: Michael Moriarty, Holocaust (NBC)

# 186B: 1971: Music & Headlines


1:29:52 minutes (82.28 MB)

The second part of "1971: Music & Headlines" features the sports headlines of the year.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NBA: Milwaukee Bucks
MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates
NHL: Montreal Canadiens
Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts
NCAA Basketball: UCLA Bruins
NCAA Football: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Big Ten Football: Michigan Wolverines
Heisman Trophy: Pat Sullivan, QB for Auburn
Ohio High School Basketball: Walnut Ridge Scots

Also, the Columbus City League split into TWO Divisions, and the Columbus Jets became the Charleston Charlies, leaving Columbus without professional organized baseball for the first time since the 1890s, and also leaving Columbus without a baseball team until the birth of the Columbus Clippers in 1977.

Song List (Side B):
"That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" - Carly Simon
"(I Know) I'm Losing You" - Rod Stewart
"The Summer of '42/The Summer Knows" - Michel Legrand (?)
"We've Got To Get You A Woman" - Todd Rundgren
"Those Were The Days" (All in the Family Theme Song) - Carroll O'Connor & Jean Stapleton
"Pure Imagination" - Gene Wilder
"Cotton's Theme" - Barry DeVorzon
Theme from "Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
"Family Affair" - Sly and the Family Stone
"Joy to the World" - Three Dog Night
"Yo-Yo" - The Osmonds
"Tiny Dancer" - Elton John
"Draggin' the Line" - Tommy James (and the Shondells)
"Baba O'Reilly" - The Who
"Day by Day" - Robin Lamont (and the Original Cast of Godspell)
"Tea for Two" - Lawrence Welk with Norma Zimmer & Jimmy Roberts
"Jesus Christ Superstar" - Ben Vereen
"Live, Laugh, Love" - John McMartin

TONY AWARDS:
Best Musical - Company
Best Play - Sleuth

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series - All in the Family (CBS) - also won for New Series
Drama Series - The Bold Ones: The Senator (NBC)
Actor, Comedy - Jack Klugman, The Odd Couple (ABC)
Actress, Comedy - Jean Stapleton, All in the Family (CBS)
Supporting Actor - Edward Asner, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)

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