# 244: 1978: Music & Headlines

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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)
Best Actress, Comedy: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family (CBS)
Best Actress, Drama: Sada Thompson, Family (ABC)
Best Actress, Daytime: Laurie Heinemann, Another World (NBC) (NOTE: Susan Lucci scored her first nomination in this category)
Best Actress, Special: Joanne Woodward, See How She Runs (CBS)
Best Actress, Limited Series: Meryl Streep, Holocaust (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Rob Reiner, All in the Family (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Robert Vaughn, Washington: Behind Closed Doors (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Special: Howard Da Silva, Verna: USO Girl (PBS)
Supporting Actor, Variety: Tim Conway, The Carol Burnett Show (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Julie Kavner, Rhoda (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Nancy Marchand, Lou Grant (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Special: Eva La Gallienne, The Royal Family (PBS)
Supporting Actress, Variety: Gilda Radner, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Best Game Show Host: Richard Dawson, Family Feud (ABC)
Best Talk Show Host: Phil Donahue, Donahue (Syndicated)
And Rita Moreno became the first performer to complete the EGOT by winning an Emmy for "The Rockford Files".

ACADEMY AWARDS (for 1977 Movies):
The 50th Anniversary of the Academy Awards was celebrated in 1978.
Best Picture: Annie Hall
Best Actor: Richard Dreyfuss, The Goodbye Girl
Best Actress: Diane Keaton, Annie Hall
Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards, Julia
Best Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave, Julia (Redgrave gave a controversial acceptance speech on Oscar night)
Best Original Song: "You Light Up My Life" (also co-won Grammy Award for Song of the Year)

GRAMMY AWARDS (for 1977 albums):
Album of the Year: "Rumours" - Fleetwood Mac
Song of the Year: "Evergreen" (Paul Williams & Barbra Streisand) and "You Light Up My Life" (Joe Brooks)
Record of the Year: "Hotel California" - The Eagles
Best New Artist: Debby Boone