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# 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)

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