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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of September 1, 1971 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts




In The News

President Nixon acts to support his new economic policies with a 5-to10 month deferment of pay increases for some 4.85 million federal employees. 

The four-power Berlin “Quadripartite” agreement is signed, marking the end of 17-months of hard negotiations.

An Alaskan Airlines 727 jetliner flying through rain and fog, slams into a mountain side 17 miles northwest of Juneau, killing 111 persons.

 Chancellor Willy Brandt praises President Nixon for his role in bringing the Berlin Negotiations to a successful conclusion.

A study says that childbearing in the United States is declining at a record rate and could achieve a zero population growth within this century, so says the Washington Center for Metropolitan Studies.

Increasing scientific evidence suggests that children are using violence on television as “a partial guide for their own actions,” say researchers. The findings were contained in a summary of a report prepared for the United States Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Television and Social Behavior. 


Music news – September 1, 1971

The word is Paul McCartney has formed a band for recording and live appearances. It features his wife Linda on piano, Denny Laine on guitar and Denny Siewell on drums.

Howard Smith, a columnist for New York’s Village Voice and a friend of John Lennon, says there’s a possibility that Lennon and George Harrison may tour. Let’s see.

Elvis Presley announces a concert tour of 12 cities in November. Presley broke his own attendance record during a month’s engagement that ended this week at the Las Vegas Hilton. The tour will begin in Minneapolis on November 5.

Singer-songwriter John Denver performs at Doug Weston’s Troubadour on Melrose. Some of the songs he sang – “Follow Me,” and “Sticky Summer Weather” – both his own.

The Rolling Stones sued their former manager Allen Klein for $29 million because he allegedly failed to represent their best financial interests and was “directly or indirectly using his position for his own personal profit, benefit or advantage.”


Entertainment/Movie news – September 1, 1971

Steve Krantz and Ralph Bakshi are teaming to produce the first X-rated cartoon. Titled “Fritz the Cat” and it should be released in December.  


Television news – September 1, 1971

Merv Griffin asks CBS to release him as host of its late-night talk show as of December 31. His contract with the network expires in February. Metromedia producers Corp. has offered Griffin a syndicated talk show, an offer he is said to be considering. Named most frequently in recent months as possible replacements for Griffin have been Bill Cosby; Sonny and Cher who had a hit summer replacement show and Dan Rowan and Dick martin of Laugh-In. 

More Merv – Griffin sues to bar use of his picture on toys allegedly sold on behalf of a medical research organization. Apparently, Griffin wants no part in the sale of toy pillboxes and yo-yos at $1 each with half the proceeds going to Griffin. Griffin said he told the Queens Institute for Cancer and Allied Research and Puccini Accessories that he did not want to be associated with sales for a charitable organization that would compensate him.


Tuesday night television listings/programs/TV guide – September 1, 1971

CBS – Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres Cimarron strip, On The Road With Charles Kuralt, Merv Griffin

NBC – Baber Comes to America, Make Your Own Kind of Music, First Tuesday, Tonight Show

ABC – Mod Squad, Movie, Marcus Welby MD, Dick Cavett


 Baber Comes To America (special) – Peter Ustinov narrates and voices this animated special from the work of the late French writer-artist Jean de Brunhoff and the adventures of Baber the elephant.

Green Acres – Hooterville secedes from the state. The reason: everyone’s up in arms over taxes. They name Oliver, King Oliver I.

 Make Your Own Kind Of Music – Richard and Karen Carpenter and Al Hirt welcome the 5th Dimension, The New Doodletown Pipers and Mark Lindsay.

First Tuesday – Highlights a report on the Zuni Indians. 

Merv Griffin – With Arthur Treacher, Hans Conreid, Harold Peary, Grady Sutton, Maxie Rosenbloom, Cecil Kellaway.

Johnny Carson – John Byner, Jaye P. Morgan, the Bee Gees.

Dick Cavett – Orson Welles hosts. Appearing – Bella Abzug (D-NY) and the Jackson 5.

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