Roots, January 23 – 30, 1977

Roots is the dramatic television event that truly changed America. Overnight, a national dialog was created regarding the historical treatment of African Americans, and America had to face, head-on, the horrible truth about the American past and their ancestors. ABC’s nervousness about the miniseries Roots was essentially financial. Suspecting the series would bomb and displace […]

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CHARLIE’S ANGELS: Angel’s In Paradise, September 14, 1977

In the spring of 1976, a new television genre was officially launched. A jiggly television movie starringFarrah Fawcett, Jacqueline Smith, and TV series veteran Kate Jackson (Dark Shadows, The Rookies), surpassed anyone’s expectations, scoring a staggering 55% share of the TV audience. Naturally, ABC, under new leadership from TV programming genius Fred Silverman, scheduled the […]

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