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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of November 24, 1972 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

Paris Peace talks – suspended for nine days. Both sides are looking at the current cease-fire and will go from there. The talks between presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger and Hanoi’s representatives have not dampened Administration expectations that a Vietnam peace settlement will be signed about mid-December.

President Nixon holds several conferences with Henry Kissinger on Vietnam. Not much was leaked to the press.

President Nixon begins the reorganization of his Administration. Elliot Richards, secretary of health, education and welfare since June 1970 is named to succeed secretary of defense Melvin R. Laird, who is resigning to return to private life.

Also Caspar Weinberger, director of the Office of Management and Budget since May, is named to succeed Richardson as head of the Health, education and Welfare department.

AFL-CIO President George Meany (78) is admitted to Phelps Memorial Hospital in N. Tarrytown (NY) for observation after suffering slight chest pains. Meany and his wife were visiting their daughter and her family in nearby Briarcliff Manor.

President Nixon lifts a 23-year-old ban on travel by American aircraft and ships to China. To movie now leaves it up to China to permit American carriers to use Chinese harbors and airports.

New Orleans - Four persons, three of them women who leaped eight stories from a fiery window, lost their lives when fire raced through the top two floors of a downtown office building.

The Gillotine is back - For the first time since March 1969, France uses the guillotine as capital punishment. It was used in the execution of two criminals convicted of murdering two hostages in an attempted jailbreak.

Fresh violence in Northern Ireland – 4 are dead and the IRA threatened to extended guerrilla action to Ireland in retaliation for the jailing of underground leader Sean MacStlofain.

President Ferdinand Marcos says he decided to place the Philippines under martial law after consulting God and receiving ‘several signs’ from him to act.

100 representatives of the Youth International Party meet in Columbus and what did they do? They kicked-out aging founders Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman. A spokesman believed the two were using the party for personal gain.


Radio news – November 24, 1972

Radio music news – KROQ Los Angeles hosts “The Ultimate Rock Concert,” in association with 5 other S. California radio stations. On the bill, Elephant’s Memory, Sly and the Family Stone, The Bee Gees, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, the Eagles and Marjoe and Sha Na Na.  


Entertainment/Celebrity news – November 24, 1972

Passing – Actress Marie Wilson – best known as the scatter-brained secretary in “My Friend Irma.” She was 55.

Johnny Weissmuller, best known for his portrayal of “Tarzan” in the movies, says he is better than Mark Spitz. Weissmuller now 68, runs a swimming pool business in Ft. Lauderdale. Weissmuller is also an Olympic swimming gold medal winner. “I never lost a race. Even when I was swimming at the YMCA. And besides, four of the events Spitz won medals in didn’t even exist when I swam in the Olympics.” “Spitz is a sprinter. I set 67 world records in distance events, from 50 years to 880 yards.”


Friday night television listings/programs/TV guide – November 24, 1972

CBS – Sonny and Cher, Movie, Late movie

NBC – Sanford and Son, The Little People, Ghost Story, Banyon, Tonight Show

ABC – Brady Bunch, partridge Family, Room 222, The Odd Couple, Love, American Style, In Concert

PBS – Wall Street Week, Washington Week, Just Generation, Masterpiece Theater


Sonny and Cher – Jim Brown and Bobby Vinton guest.

Brady Bunch – Bummed, Alice is leaving the family because she feels little connection to the family.

Partridge Family – Keith makes a screen test for a gangster film.

Room 222 – A potential dropout changes after being introduced to Shakespeare.

In Concert (first airing) – Alice Cooper, Curtis Mayfield, Seals and Crofts. (simulcast in FM stereo – see listings in your area.) 


Some top movies – November 24, 1972

Deliverance – Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds,

They Only Kill their Masters – James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook

Lady Sings The Blues – Diana Ross

The Mechanic – Charles Bronson

Young Winston – Robert Shaw, Anne Bancroft

The Nurses (X-rated) – Maggie Matson

Ulzana’s Raid – Burt Lancaster

Cabaret – Liza Minnelli, Michael York

Dracula A.D. 1972 – Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

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