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New Series 1970


all in the family

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

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mary tyler moore 1970The 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) History of the MTM Show

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odd couple1970The Odd Couple (1970-1975) Tony Randall and Jack Klugman reprise the roles of Jack Lemon and Walter Mathau in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. Two divorced men become roommates, Oscar Madison a slob and Felix Unger as the fastidious pinkydink. The show was mediocre but both actors did manage to squeeze emmy's out of it. Odd Couple TV

I woke up in love this morning, Partridge Family

The Partridge Family (1970-1974) A family pop band starring Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce. Susan Dey
Suzanne Crough, Jeremy Gelbwaks and Brian Forster and
Dave Madden as the managers. Overnight David Cassidy become a teen heart throb, began touring on his own and soon lost interest in his squeaky clean TV character. The Partridge Family Temple

night gallery 1970Night 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 susan lucci 1970All 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

McCloud (1970-1977)

The Flip Wilson Show (1970-1974)

Barefoot in the Park (1970-1971).

Dan August (1970-1971)


Most Watched 1970 - 1971

1  Marcus Welby M.D.
2  The Flip Wilson Show
3  Here's Lucy
4  Ironside
5  Gunsmoke
6  ABC Movie of the Week
7  Hawaii Five-O
8  Medical Center
9  Bonanza
10  The F.B.I.
11  The Mod Squad
12  Adam-12
13  Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
14  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
15  Mayberry R.F.D
16  Hee Haw
17  Mannix
18  The Men From Shiloh
19  My Three Sons
20  The Doris Day Show

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Television News 1970

pbs logo 1970


The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) begins broadcasting and National Educational Television is shut down. History of PBS





no smoking ban tv 1970



Legislation banning US radio and television advertising of cigarettes is passed by Congress and signed by President Nixon.





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Jon Pertwee
makes his first appearance as the Third Doctor in the Doctor Who serial. It also marks the first time that the series was broadcast in color. The Dr Whos





chet huntley 1970



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

Outstanding Series Comedy - 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

First Show Job Interview

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

Series End 1970


Here Come the Brides (1968-1970).
The Flying Nun (1967-1970).
Petticoat Junction (1963-1970).
Daniel Boone (1964-1970).
Get Smart (1965-1970).
I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970)

TV Guide Schedule 1970


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