Da-da-da-da–daa-daaaaaaaaa! In 1975, PBS hired former NBC correspondent Robert MacNeil to host a nightly half-hour news program in the mold of the other networks at the time. MacNeil and his soon partner Jim Lehrer had previously earned PBS Emmy awards … Continue reading Let’s Watch the MacNeil/Lehrer Report, March 6, 1978!
In 1978, the US-based television network ABC was on top of the world with shows like Charlie’s Angels and ready to take on the behemoth CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes. While 60 Minutes ran during primetime on Sunday evenings, 20/20 aired at 10pm on Friday nights (I’m certain … Continue reading Let’s Watch 20/20, June 7, 1991!
If you’re an American between the ages of 25 and 50, Siskel & Ebert At the Movies is probably how you first encountered the concept of movie critics. Beginning in 1975 as a local Chicago program called Opening Soon at a Theater … Continue reading Let’s Watch Sneak Previews, June 1982!