I Love the 70s: Volume 2

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  • Season 1
    • 1979
      1979
      Episode 10
      7/14/06
      9.3
      The decade is rounded out with discussion of television's Trapper John, M.D., The White Shadow, and the debut of ESPN. The Amityville Horror and Hair were popular movies. Joe Jackson, The B-52's, and The Ramones received heavy radio play. Happy Meals joined McDonald's menu and women turned to Tab for their diet soda needs.moreless
    • 1978
      1978
      Episode 9
      7/14/06
      9.5
      Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who appealed to 1978's science fiction TV fans. Midnight Express and Dawn of the Dead scared movie audiences in different ways. The radio was ruled by Blondie and Devo, as they started ushering disco out the door. The Ginsu knife and Charmin's Mr. Whipple were commercial sensations, and Garfield debuted in the comics.moreless
    • 1977
      1977
      Episode 8
      7/13/06
      9.5
      The Hardy Boys Mysteries and The Nancy Drew Mysteries teamed up to show the 1977 TV audience that teens could solve crime, too. Movie audiences were treated to Slap Shot and The Deep. Meatloaf came onto the music scene likeA Bat Out of Hell. Jimmy Carter was ashamed of his brother, Billy, while Arnold Schwarzenegger put all other body builders to shame in winning yet another Mr. Universe title.moreless
    • 1976
      1976
      Episode 7
      7/13/06
      8.7
      The Captain and Tennille and Leonard Nimoy's In Search of... were talked-about TV of 1976. Michael McDonald took charge of The Doobie Brothers while laser shows changed rock concerts forever. Freaky Friday and The Omen were popular movies of the day. Nadia Comaneci thrilled the gymnastics community with her perfect 10s in Montreal.moreless
    • 1975
      1975
      Episode 6
      7/12/06
      8.8
      Television from 1975 reminisced on includes S.W.A.T. and Swiss Family Robinson. Joe Cocker and Patti LaBelle had the popular songs, while Rollerball and Peter Sellers' The Return of the Pink Panther were popular movies. In real life, America fell in love with the AMC Pacer, women fell in love with their Nair, and the Boston Red Sox, as usual, blew the World Series.moreless
    • 1974
      1974
      Episode 5
      7/12/06
      8.4
      Chico and the Man and The Mary Tyler Moore Show were big TV hits in 1974. Linda Ronstadt and Electric Light Orchestra got heavy radio play. The movies were ruled by The Godfather, Book II and Earthquake. America was obsessed with Bedazzling their clothes and Hank Aaron's chase towards Babe Ruth's all-time home run record.moreless
    • 1973
      1973
      Episode 4
      7/11/06
      9.5
      1973 saw Match Game and televised celebrity bowling on our TV sets. Big movies for the year included Paper Moon and Westworld. Broadway got saved by Jesus Christ Superstar while Elvis had another big year on the radio. Women wore their Charlie perfume as America rooted for Secretariat to bring home the Triple Crown.moreless
    • 1972
      1972
      Episode 3
      7/11/06
      9.7
      Pop culture highlights of 1972 are discussed, with The Bob Newhart Show and Maude the big hits on television. Superfly and Pink Flamingos ruled the box office, while Carly Simon and James Taylor ruled the airwaves. Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, Nerf footballs, and the Goodyear Blimp captivated America.
    • 1971
      1971
      Episode 2
      7/10/06
      9.5
      1971's TV hits included The Hollywood Squares, The Flip Wilson Show, and The Dick Cavett Show. Film successes included The French Connection and Billy Jack. The music industry faced the death of Jim Morrison, the birth of the K-Tel compilation, and a flautist's rise to fame with Jethro Tull. Girls got to play with Malibu Barbie while boys across the country kept Supercombs in the back pockets of their Toughskin jeans.moreless
    • 1970
      1970
      Episode 1
      7/10/06
      9.7
      The decade is opened with nostalgia for TV's Hawaii Five-O and Adam-12. Three Dog Night and Sly and the Family Stone received heavy radio rotation, while Beneath the Planet of the Apes and Patton were big at the box office. Cultural icons included the hippie trend, the AMC Gremlin, and Orville Redenbacher's popcorn.moreless
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