1970s culture

# 224: 1977: Music & Headlines

2:02:32 minutes (112.2 MB)

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



Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders
World Series:
NBA Finals:
Stanley Cup:
NCAA Tournament: Marquette Golden Eagles
Class AA High School Basketball: Linden McKinley Panthers
Heisman Trophy: Earl Campbell, Texas
The Game: Michigan

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.

Comedy Series: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Drama Series: Upstairs, Downstairs - Masterpiece Theatre (PBS)
Limited Series: Roots (ABC)
Daytime Drama: Ryan's Hope (ABC)

Academy Awards (for 1976 films):
Best Picture: Rocky (the only good one in the franchise)
Best Director: John G. Avildsen, Rocky (Lina Wertmuller became the first female director nominated for Directing for Seven Beauties)
Best Actor: Peter Finch, Network (awarded posthumously)
Best Actress: Faye Dunaway, Network
Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards, All the President's Men
Best Supporting Actress: Beatrice Straight, Network

Album of the Year: Songs In The Key of Life (Stevie Wonder)

Tony Awards:
Best Musical: Annie

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# 148B - The 1975: The Music and Headlines (Part 2 of 2)

58:55 minutes (53.95 MB)

Tonight, we're headed back in time 40 years to 1975. The Vietnam War came to an anti-climactic end as Saigon fell to the Communists. The men behind the Watergate Scandal had their day in court.

Movies included "Jaws", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", and "Barry Lyndon". New television shows included "Wheel of Fortune", "The Jeffersons", "Barney Miller", "Starsky and Hutch", "Welcome Back, Kotter", "Ryan's Hope", "Good Morning America", and "Saturday Night Live".

The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series. The Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl. UCLA won the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The Oklahoma Sooners won the National Championship in Football.

Here at home, Mayor Tom Moody (R) won re-election as Mayor of Columbus. Linden McKinley's Panthers won the Class AAA Boys Basketball Championship. The West High Cowboys won the Class AAA Baseball Championship. Interstate 270 was finally complete. Woody Hayes was named Associated Press Coach of the Year, while Archie Griffin picked up his Second Heisman Trophy.

"I Hope I Get It" - A Chorus Line
"Saturday Night Live Theme Song" - TeeVee Toons
"Ellery Queen Theme Song" - Elmer Bernstein
"Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow" - Sammy Davis Jr.
"Movin' On Up" - Ja'Net DuBois
"Barney Miller Theme Song" - Jack Elliot & Allyn Ferguson
"Mamma Mia" - ABBA
"Pick Up the Pieces" - Average White Band
"Why Can't We Be Friends?" - WAR
"Fame" - David Bowie
"Philadelphia Freedom" - Elton John
"Laughter in the Rain" - Neil Sedaka
"Fallin' in Love" - Hamilton, Joe, Frank, and Reynolds
"Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen

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