GREAT GRAPHICS: ICONIC OPENING, ABC’s Wide World of Sports

The iconic opening to ABC’s Wide World of Sports. Ironically, the famous skier from March of 1970, Vinko Bogataj, was completely unaware that he had become an American icon and labeled the “agony of defeat” man. When ABC tracked him down to attend the 20th Anniversary of “Wide World of Sports,” ten years later, he […]

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Sesame Street, “Green,” March 10, 1970

(Sponsored by the letters G, O, Z, and the numbers 4 & 5) Without argument, Kermit the Frog’s “Green,” later retitled “Being Green,” is the most significant and successful song written for children and children’s television programming in the history of recorded music and broadcasting. Premiering at the end of the show’s first, wildly successful […]

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Here’s Lucy, September 14, 1970

After 19 years in television, Lucille Ball could still attract record-breaking audiences and lure top stars to appear on her show. On September 14, 1970, Here’s Lucy kicked off its third season with guest appearances by Hollywood’s royal couple, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The plot revolved around Taylor’s famous diamond ring, and basically implements a re-written […]

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