1970s sports

# 290 - 1973: Music and Headlines


2:03:07 minutes (112.72 MB)

Tonight on the show, the music and headlines from 1973.

HEADLINES:
The U.S. starts to withdraw troops from Vietnam and Cambodia following the Paris Peace Accords.
"The Saturday Night Massacre": Nixon fires several members of his cabinet during the Watergate Scandal

SPORTS:
Secretariat wins the Triple Crown
The Miami Dolphins complete a (the NFL's last) perfect regular season.
The Big Ten Commissioners vote 6-4 to send the Ohio State B*ckeyes to the 1974 Rose Bowl, following a 10-10 tie in Ann Arbor in THE Game. The B*ckeyes get beat by USC in the Rose Bowl as a result.
The UCLA Bruins win their unprecedented seventh consecutive (and ninth in the last ten years) NCAA Tournament, beating Memphis (State).

Sports Champions:
NCAA Football: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
NCAA Basketball: UCLA Bruins (7th Straight)
NBA: New York Knicks
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens
Super Bowl: Miami Dolphins
World Series: Oakland Athletics
The Game/Big Ten: Nobody (ON the Field); Ohio State (OFF the Field)
Local High School Basketball: Bishop Ready Silver Knights
Heisman Trophy: John Cappelletti, Running Back, Penn State

ENTERTAINMENT:
Bob Fosse becomes the first (and only) person to win the Directing Triple Crown in the same year - winning an Academy Award, Tony Award, and Emmy Award for Directing
Sacheen Littlefeather refuses to accept an Academy Award on behalf of Marlon Brando
The Emmy Awards turn 25, where the Limited Series Category is awarded for the very first time

Academy Awards (for 1972 Films):
Best Picture - The Godfather
Best Actor - (See Above)
Best Actress - Liza Minnelli, Cabaret
Best Supporting Actor - Joel Grey, Cabaret
Best Supporting Actress - Bexley's own Eileen Heckart, Butterflies are Free
Best Director - Bob Fosse, Cabaret
Best Original Song: "The Morning After", The Poseidon Adventure

Emmy Awards (March 1972-March 1973):
Best Comedy Series - All in the Family (CBS)
Best Drama Series - The Waltons (CBS)

# 244: 1978: Music & Headlines


2:00:52 minutes (110.66 MB)

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

HEADLINES:
Coming Soon
- Over 900 people are killed in a Mass Suicide in Jonestown in Guyana.
- The Camp David Peace Accords take place.
- One of the worst blizzards in history sweeps through the Midwest.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NBA: Washington Bullets
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens
World Series: New York Yankees
Super Bowl XII: Dallas Cowboys
FIFA World Cup: 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
Gator Bowl: Clemson **NOT Ohio State** Tigers

COLUMBUS in 1978:
- A Blizzard sweeps through Ohio in January with blinding snow drifts, shutting down the state for days.
- The 28-year tenure of Woody Hayes comes to an abrupt end following a sideline altercation at the 1978 Gator Bowl.
- 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)

# 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)

# 45B - 1976 - A Bicentennial Portrait (Part 2 of 2)


59:37 minutes (54.59 MB)

We continue our journey through 1976 as we celebrate a Bicentennial that is not our own.

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