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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of November 15, 1972 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts




In The News

The fourth phase in meetings to end the Vietnam War begin in Paris between Presidential advisor Henry Kissinger and North Vietnam’s Politburo-representative Le Duc Tho. Says Kissinger: “As far as the United is concerned, we believe we have come so far that both sides have an obligation to remove remaining obstacles. My colleagues and I dedicate ourselves to fulfilling the aspirations of mankind to bring an early end to the war and to help bring peace at last to the heroic peoples of Indochina on both sides of the conflict who have endured so much.

Passing - Admiral Thomas Kinkaid - leading WWII commander (84).

The Air Force says it will triple the amount of women in its ranks over the next five years. They’ll be open to all but combat jobs.


Best-selling books – November 15, 1972

“Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach, “The Odessa File” - Frederick Forsyth, “Semi Tough” - Dan Jenkins, “August 1914” - Alexander Salzhenitsyn, “I’m OK - You’re OK - Thomas A Harris, MD, Open Marriage” - George and Nena O’Neill, “The Peter Prescription” - Lawrence J. Peter, “Super Money” - Adam Smith, “A Nation Of Strangers” - Vance Packard.


Technology news – November 15, 1972

The American Stock Exchange (AMEX) says it will use computers to monitor its listings for the first time. Chairman Paul Kolton says the system should aid in detecting emerging financial problems and “where necessary, prompt faster disclosure of changing conditions to the investing public.”


Prices at the Supermarket – November 15, 1972

Pepsi announces that it will become the “exclusive international cola” to be bottled and distributed in the Soviet Union. Under terms of the agreement, Pepsi will immediately send technicians to the Soviet Union to make arrangements for a bottling plant. Operations are expected to begin sometime next year.

At Sears for the ladies - Double-knit pants - priced to please! In houndsmooth checks, argyles and florals. Popular flare-leg styling. Misses sizes 8-18 - $7.99 ... Ultra-sheer Nylon Panty Hose - 2 pairs for $1.22


Sports news – November 15, 1972

Dick Allen of the Chicago White Sox is voted Most Valuable Player in the American League - his fourth consecutive with a different team. Allen was traded to Chicago from the Dodgers a year ago for left-handed pitcher Tommy John. He led the American League with 37 home runs with 113 runs batted in at an average of .308.

QB Bill Kilter competes 7 for 7 in the third quarter - two of them touchdowns as the Washington Redskins jolt Atlanta out of first place in a 24-13 defeat.

Muhammad Ali knocks out light-heavyweight champion Bob Foster in the 8th round of a scheduled 12 round bout. Ali was bleeding in the nose and left eye. It’s Ali’s fist cut suffered in his 40 fight pro career. 


Celebrity/Hollywood news – November 15, 1972

Passing - Don Loper (65) Hollywood fashion designer. Discovered by actress Ginger Rogers. The Loper line included women’s and men’s wear. 


Radio news – November 15, 1972

In radio news - an irate sponsor hijacks station KZAP-FM in Sacramento and holds the on air Disc Jockey at gunpoint while he made certain remarks on the air. An engineer turned off the transmitter after five minutes. The gunman was angry about a bill for $31 for a spot advertisement. The station has a progressive rock and roll format.

Frank McGee and Barbara Walters of NBC’s “Today Show” will host a series of medical programs for NBC radio’s “Monitor” - heard weekends on NBC radio coast to coast.


Top TV shows – November 15, 1972

 All In The Family (31.7), Gunsmoke (31.4), Special-Snoopy At The Ice Follies (26.4), Special-Clorow Wilson-P.S. 14 - (25.5, Sanford & Son (25.1), Bridget Loves Bernie (24.9), Flip Wilson (24.6), Ironside (24.2), Adam-12 (23.5), Medical Center (23.3), The FBI (23.0), CBS Thursday Night Movie-Wait Until Dark (22.4), Mary Tyler Moore (22.3), Here’s Lucy (22.2), NBC Movie-Giant part 1 (22.1), Search (21.9), ABC Monday Night Football (21.8), Carol Burnett (21.5), Partridge Family (21.1), CBS Friday Night Movie-Hornet’s Nest (20.8), Bob Newhart (20.1), Little People (19.8), The Waltons (19.8), Madigan (19.5), The Paul Lynde Show (19.1), Doris Day (18.8), The Brady Bunch (18.5), Love American Style (17.9), The Odd Couple (17.7), Room 222 (17.7) CBS election coverage (17.6), NBC election coverage (17.3), Ghost Story (17.1), Emergency (17.6), Sonny & Cher (17.0), Dean Martin Show (16.9), ABC Wednesday Movie-The Crooked Hearts (16.8), the Mod Squad (16.8), Special-Trouble With People (16.8).


Television news – November 15, 1972

Production of All in the Family, Maude, The Bill Cosby Show and The Carol Burnette Show is halted due to a labor dispute between CBS and the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). CBS says all four shows can continue well into December and there will be no immediate effect on its entertainment schedule.


Saturday Night Television listings/programs/TV guide – November 15, 1972

 CBS - All In The Family, Bridget Loves Bernie, Mary Tyler Moore, The Bob Newhart Show, Mission: Impossible ... NBC - Movie ... ABC - College Football


All In The Family - Second of two parts - Flashback as the Bunkers announce the marriage of their daughter Gloria to Mike.

NBC Movie - “The Green Berets” (1970) - John Wayne, David Janssen.

Password’s Allen Ludden and his wife Betty White will guest on “The Odd Couple” - set to air the first week of December.

Lorne Green and Betty White will again host NBC’s coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.


Music news – November 15, 1972

 “In Concert” begins this week - seen Friday Nights on ABC. The audio track will be simulcast in stereo with FM stations around the country.  ABC will use its co-owned FM stations including -  Chicago - WDAI at 94.7 ... In Los Angeles - KLOS-95.5 ... In New York - WPLJ - 95.5. In San Francisco - KGO-FM at 103.7. This week features Alice Cooper. The show is produced by Don Kirschner ABC says it is simulcasting in all but one market.


Top pop hit music singles(top-40)USA – November 15, 1972

 “I Can See Clearly Now” - Johnny Nash, “I’ll Be Around” - The Spinners, “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” - The Temptations, “I’d Love You To Want Me” - Lobo, “Summer Breeze” - Seals and Crofts, “Garden Party” - Rick Nelson, “You Ought To Be With Me” - Al Green, “Mr. and Mrs Jones” - Billy Paul, “It Never Rains In Southern California” - Albert Hammond, “Listen To The Music” - The Doobie Brothers, “I’m Stoned In Love With You” - The Stylistics, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, “I Am Woman” - Helen Reddy, “Nights In White Satin” - The Moody Blues, “Clair” - Gilbert O’Sullivan, “Superfly” - Curtis Mayfield, “Ben” - Michael Jackson


Some top movies – November 15, 1972  

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask - Woody Allen, John Carradine, Lou Jacobi, Louise Lasser, Anthony Quayle, Tony Randall, Lynn Redgrave, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder.

The New Centurions - George C. Scott, Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander

Lady Sings The Blues - Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor

The Last Picture Show

Cabaret - Liza Manelli

Deliverance - Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds

Hammersmith Is Out - Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Peter Ustinov, Beau Bridges

 The Valachi Papers - Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Walter Chiari

The Mechanic - Charles Bronson, Jan Michael Vincent

Deliverance - Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds

Play It As It Lays - Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins

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