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# 343 - 1972: Music and Headlines


2:03:12 minutes (112.81 MB)

**Under Construction**

HEADLINES:
- Terrorists Hijack the Summer Olympic Games in Munich, killing 11 Israeli Athletes.
- Five people are arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. (AKA - The Beginning of the End for both President Nixon and the Republican Party)
- Mustachioed Speedo Wearing Swimmer Mark Spitz swims to heights at the Summer Olympics, winning a then-record Seven Gold Medals.
- President Nixon visits Russia and China.
- The Last TWO Moon Missions (Apollo 16 & Apollo 17) Take Place. NASA also announces the Space Shuttle Program.
- Idi Amin takes over Uganda.
- The last ground troops leave Vietnam.
- Sapporo, Japan hosts the Winter Olympics, 32 years after it was originally supposed to Host.

COLUMBUS in 1972:
- The First Community Festival (Comfest) takes place at 16th and Waldeck Avenues near the OSU Campus.
- Tom Moody takes office as Mayor of Columbus on January 1, beginning 28 straight years of Republican Leadership in the City of Columbus (the first 12 were by Moody).
- Archie Mason Griffin, a freshman fullback from Eastmoor High School in Columbus shatters records (which have since been shattered, sans the Heisman one) for Ohio State, in the first year that the NCAA allows Freshmen to compete.
- The OHSAA High School Football Playoffs are held for the first time. The Eagles from Bishop Watterson are Class AA Runners-Up in Football.
- Bishop Ready wins the Class AA Boys Basketball Championship.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NCAA Basketball - UCLA Bruins (6th Straight)
College Football - University of Southern California Trojans
Big Ten Football - The Ohio B*ckeyes
Super Bowl VI - Dallas Cowboys
NFL (1972 Season) - The Team of Perfection, the Miami Dolphins
NBA - Los Angeles Lakers (first Title in Los Angeles; Lakers also won a record 33 straight games that season)
Stanley Cup - Boston Bruins
World Series - Oakland Athletics

# 45A - 1976: Music and Headlines, Side A


58:45 minutes (53.79 MB)

Tonight, Side A to "1976, A Bicentennial Portrait" (Originally Aired on May 7, 2012).

SONG LIST:
"The Rockford Files" - Mike Post
"Kid Charlemagne" - Steely Dan
"Convoy" - C.W. McCall
"If You Leave Me Now" - Chicago
"More, More, More" - Andrea True Connection
"One" - A Chorus Line Cast
"S.W.A.T." Theme Song - Rhythm Heritage
"Happy Days" - Pratt & McClain
"Making Our Dreams Come True" - Cyndi Grecco
"Welcome Back" - John Sebastian
"Lowdown" - Boz Scaggs
"Disco Duck" - Rick Dees
"Moonlight Feels Right" - Starbuck

# 334 - The Earth Day Wind & Fire Happy Hour


58:31 minutes (53.58 MB)

Tonight on the show, a FULL hour of Earth, Wind & Fire classics (plus that one song that Philip Bailey paired up with Phil Collins, or 1/3 of Genesis + one fraction of Earth, Wind & Fire). Earth, Wind & Fire is a true American band, crossing genres in its five decade history, founded in Chicago by the late Maurice White in 1969. The band had its breakthrough year in 1975 with hits like "Shining Star", "Can't Hide Love", and "That's The Way of the World" (the latter song was also the name of an other than forgettable film co-starring the band and featuring their music, starring Harvey Keitel). The group is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the NAACP Image Award Hall of Fame, and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2019, in honor of the group's 50th Anniversary, the band was rewarded with the Kennedy Center Honor, one of the highest and most prestigious honors in the entertainment business. The group has infused African, Latin, Caribbean, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Disco, and Afro Pop through the years and through the hits.

# 302-B - 1979: Music and Headlines (Part 2 of 2)


1:32:40 minutes (84.84 MB)

Part 2 of 1979, Music and Headlines

COLUMBUS in 1979:
- Columbus City Schools begin mandated busing.
- East High School, coached by Larry Walker, wins the Class AAA (now Division I) State Championship, beating Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 74-65. Clark Kellogg scored 51 points for VASJ in a losing effort. Both he and East's Granville Waiters would become teammates for Coach Eldon Miller and the B*ckeyes the following Fall.
- Ohio State fires Woody Hayes after that incident involving a Clemson player. The B*ckeyes hire Iowa State coach Earle Bruce. Bruce and his fedora lead the B*ckeyes to an 11-0 Season, winning the Big Ten (and Bruce was the last B*ckeye Big Ten Coach of the Year), but then choking to Pac-10 Champs USC (which had a couple of Heisman winners - Charles White & Marcus Allen, and future NFL staples like Allen, Jeff Fisher, and a Matthews brother) in the Rose Bowl by one point.
- The Columbus Clippers win their first Governor's Cup (International League Championship).
- Columbus North High School on Arcadia Avenue closes its doors.
- Columbus Mayor Tom Moody coasts to an easy re-election.
- The Franklin County Courthouse and Government Center (369, 373, and 375 S. High St.) opens its doors for the very first time.
- Tom Watson wins the Memorial Tournament in Dublin.
- The State of Ohio pays $ 675,000 in retribution to the victims and survivors of Kent State.

ACADEMY AWARDS:
- John Wayne made his final public appearance at the 1979 Oscars before his death from cancer.
Best Picture: The Deer Hunter
Best Actress: Jane Fonda, Coming Home
Best Actor: Jon Voight, Coming Home
Best Supporting Actress: Dame Maggie Smith, California Suite
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter
Best Original Song: "Last Dance", from Thank God It's Friday

GRAMMYS:
Album of the Year: Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, Various Artists (including, but not limited to the Bee Gees)

# 302 A - 1979: Music & Headlines (Part 1 of 2)


1:31:03 minutes (83.37 MB)

Tonight on the Show, we go back in time to 1979, the end of a rollercoaster decade for pop culture and news.

HEADLINES:
- China introduces its "ONE Child per Family" Policy (which lasted 34 years, being altered to TWO Children in 2013)
- Pol Pot and Phnom Penh fall in Cambodia
- Idi Amin falls from power in Uganda and is exiled
- The Shah of Iran is exiled as the Ayatollah Khomeini takes over rule of Iran
- 63 Americans are held hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran
- Lord Mountbatten is assassinated by the IRA
- Margaret Thatcher becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain
- The Sandinistas take rule of Nicaragua
- Saddam Hussein takes over power in Iraq
- President Carter and Soviet Premier Brezhnev sign the SALT II Treaty
- Punk Rocker Sid Vicious dies of a drug overdose while on trial for murdering his girlfriend
- Sony introduces the Walkman, a portable cassette player (which cost $ 200 at the time of its debut in July)
- The State of Ohio pays $ 675,000 to the survivors and victims families of the Kent State Massacre (more Columbus Headlines in Part 2)

SPORTS:
- Michigan State beats Indiana State in the first-ever meeting between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird
- Earle Bruce takes over the Ohio B*ckeyes, leading them to an 11-1 record in his first year.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers return to the top of the NFL Mountain, winning Super Bowl XIII.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NBA - Seattle SuperSonics
Stanley Cup - Montreal Canadiens
World Series - Pittsburgh Pirates
Super Bowl XIII - Pittsburgh Steelers
Ohio High School Basketball Class AAA/Division I - Columbus East High Tigers (their last, to date)
Ohio Division II/Class AA Boys Golf - Dublin (Coffman) Shamrocks
Ohio Division I Girls Volleyball - Whitehall-Yearling Lady Rams
Ohio Division III Girls Volleyball - Newark Catholic Lady Green Wave
Ohio Division II/Class AA Baseball - St. Francis DeSales Stallions
Ohio Division I/Class AAA Track - Gahanna-Lincoln

# 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
The U.S. Supreme Court legalizes abortion in Roe vs. Wade.
Former U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson dies of a heart attack at his Texas ranch.

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

# 264 - 1970: Music and Headlines


1:59:23 minutes (109.31 MB)

1970. Kent State. The Beatles break up. The U.S. invades Cambodia. Apollo 13. Monday Night Football. Love Story. The B*ckeyes Win a National Championship After Losing. The NFL and AFL become one NFL. These were some of the things that shaped 1970.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
College Football National Champions: Texas **NOT OHIO STATE** Longhorns
College Basketball: UCLA Bruins (for the fourth year in a row, and sixth out of seven)
Big Ten Football: Ohio State (**NOT NATIONAL CHAMPIONS**)
NBA: New York Knicks
World Series: Baltimore Orioles
Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins
Super Bowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs
British Open: Jack Nicklaus
Stagg Bowl: Capital Crusaders

ENTERTAINMENT:
- The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel break up.
- Midnight Cowboy becomes the first X-rated movie (and only one) to win the Best Picture Academy Award.
- Room 222 upsets Sesame Street to win the New Series Emmy Award.

EMMY AWARDS:
Drama Series: Marcus Welby M.D. (ABC)
Comedy Series: My World and Welcome To It (NBC)
Variety or Musical Series: The David Frost Show (Syndicated)
Dramatic Program: A Storm in Summer - Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)
New Series: Room 222 (ABC)
Actor, Drama: Robert Young, Marcus Welby M.D. (ABC)
Actress, Drama: Susan Hampshire, The Forsyte Saga (NET)
Actor, Comedy: William Windom, My World and Welcome To It (NBC)
Actress, Comedy: Hope Lange, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (ABC)
Actor, Single Performance: Peter Ustinov, A Storm in Summer (NBC)
Actress, Single Performance: Patty Duke, My Sweet Charlie (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Michael Constantine, Room 222 (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Karen Valentine, Room 222 (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Drama: James Brolin, Marcus Welby M.D. (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Gail Fisher, Mannix (CBS) - first African-American winner in this category

ACADEMY AWARDS:
(For 1969 films)
Best Picture: Midnight Cowboy - only X-rated film to win this prize
Best Actor: John Wayne, True Grit

# 244B: 1978: More Music, No Headlines


31:00 minutes (28.38 MB)

# 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)

# 224: 1977: Music & Headlines


2:02:32 minutes (112.2 MB)

"May the Force Be With You." - Star Wars (Episode IV, A New Hope)

HEADLINES:
- "Blackout '77: Once More With Looting" - New York City went under a blackout for 36 hours.
- The Son of Sam Killer strikes in New York City.
- The Apple 2 Computer is created.
- The Trans-Alaska Pipeline opens.
- South African student leader Steve Biko starves to death.
- Jimmy Carter pardons Draft Dodgers and asks Americans to conserve energy.
- Voyager I & II were launched into the Solar System.
- The last guillotine execution takes place in France.

COLUMBUS:
- Ohio Supreme Court Justice Robert M. Duncan rules in favor of desegregating Columbus City Schools, a landmark and game-changing decision for Columbus City Schools.
- Columbus resident and State employee Susan Perkins is crowned Miss America.
- Jack Nicklaus wins in his very own tournament, The Memorial Tournament in Dublin.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS of 1977:
Triple Crown: Seattle Slew
Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders
World Series: New York Yankees
NBA Finals: Portland Trail Blazers
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens
NCAA Tournament: Marquette Golden Eagles
College Football: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Class AA High School Basketball: Linden McKinley Panthers
Heisman Trophy: Earl Campbell, Texas
The Game/Big Ten: Michigan
The Memorial: Jack Nicklaus himself

ENTERTAINMENT:
Roots becomes a cultural phenomenon, airing on ABC for eight consecutive nights.
Star Wars is released for the very first time, starting a global franchise that has blasted into the galaxy for over 40 years.
Censors are aghast of controversial shows Soap and Three's Company.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show goes out on top and on Happy Days, the Fonz literally jumps the shark.
The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, passes away.

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