New Series 1970
All in the Family (1971 -1979) - A Norman Lear production of an English comedy series, it takes the issues head on from both the liberal (Meathead) and the conservative (Archie Bunker) point of view. The twist of the show was the TV audience liked the bigot best. Starring Caroll O'Conner as Archie, Jean Stapleton as his wife Edith, Sally Struthers as daughter Gloria and Rob Reiner as the Son-in-Law Meathead. TV Guide places it at the #4 greatest TV show of all time. With an early January 1971 debut the show is often mistakenly rated and mixed in time. All in the Family site
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977) - Starring Mary Tyler Moore, Gavin MacLeod, Ed Asner, Ted Knight, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Betty White and Georgia Engel. Universally rated as one of the best series of all time, it broke ground as the first about a single independent career women. Ted Knight playing Tex Baxter the dufus often stole the show with his airhead wife Georgia Engel. Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman and Ed Asner enjoyed starring in spin offs of the show: Rhoda (1974-1978), Phyllis (1975-1977) and Lou Grant (1977-1982)
I woke up in love this morning, Partridge Family
The Partridge Family (1970-1974) A family pop band starring Shirley Jones,
Night Gallery (1970-1973) Rod Serling brings back an hour long color version of his TV classic the Twilight Zone. With one to three stories told per hour, its half hour syndication had the stories edited to fit, making them most unlike the original shows. The Night Gallery Webiste
All My Children (1970-present) Susan Lucci as Erica Kane has been the core of this popular soap opera for 39 years. It become popular with men as well as women and was one of the few TV shows of any kind that talked about Vietnam and abortion. Erica Kane's abortion to keep her modeling job in the 1973 season while the Supreme Court was deciding Roe vs Wade was a ratings bonanza. The Susan Lucci Page
The Flip Wilson Show (1970-1974)
Barefoot in the Park (1970-1971).
Dan August (1970-1971)
Most Watched 1970 - 1971
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Television News 1970
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) begins broadcasting and National Educational Television is shut down. History of PBS
Legislation banning US radio and television advertising of cigarettes is passed by Congress and signed by President Nixon.
Good night, Chet. Chet Huntley leaves The Huntley-Brinkley Report. The following day the program is renamed NBC Nightly News, its title to this day. The Huntley-Brinkley Report
NFL Monday Night Football (1970-2005) See Sports 1970
The Emmy's for 1970 - 1971
Outstanding Series Drama - The Bold Ones
Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series - Hal Holbrook, The Bold Ones
Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series - Susan Hampshire, Masterpiece Theatre: The First Churchills
Outstanding Single Program, Drama or Comedy - Hollywood Television Theatre: The Andersonville Trial
Outstanding New Series - All in the Family
Archie Bunker on TV answer to airline hijacking
Continued Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Jack Klugman, The Odd Couple
Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Jean Stapleton, All in the Family
Outstanding Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy - Edward Asner, The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Outstanding Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in Comedy - Valerie Harper, The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Outstanding Variety Series Musical - The Flip Wilson Show
Flip Wilson as Geraldine
Here Come the Brides (1968-1970).
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