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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of December 1, 1974 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts

 

 

In The News

A TWA 727 en route to Washington from the Midwest crashes about 45 miles away, killing all 92 aboard. Another Boeing 727, a Northwest Airlines charger plane on its way to Buffalo to pick-up the Baltimore Colts football team, crashes near White Plains, NY, killing 3 crewman.

Court-appointed doctors report that former President Richard Nixon was too ill to testify at the Watergate cover-up trial.

 News conference - President Ford says the new strategic arms understanding with the Soviet Union will permit the United States and the U.S.S. R. to deploy 2,400 strategic missiles each and to arm 1,320 of them with multiple warheads.

Unemployment rises to 6.5%, the highest level in 13 years. White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen says the economic situation was under review and that President Ford may seek new anti-recession legislation in the near future. 

U.S. Dist Judge John J. Sirica says that there was neither time nor any need for former President Richard Nixon to testify.

President Ford’s “Whip Inflation Now” campaign is emphasized with a new song written by Meredith Wilson at the request of the White House:

Win! Win! Win!

We’ll win together, win together!

That’s the true American way, today

Who needs inflation?

Not this nation!

Who’s going to pass it by?

You are and so am I.

Win together: lose? Never.

If you can win, so can I.

 

Entertainment/Celebrity news – December 1, 1974

Playing in Las Vegas –

Sammy Davis Jr. – Caesars Palace

Juliet Prowse and Jan Murray – Desert Inn

Danny Thomas – Dunes

Sandler and Young/Myron Cohen - Flamingo 

Gladys Knight and the Pips/Doc Severinsen – Hilton

Petula Clark/Frank Gorshin – Riviera

Jim Nabors/Charo - Sahara

Rich Little/Jerry Vale – Sands

 

Fascinating Facts – Lysterine In Trouble For False Advertising – December 1, 1974

Advertising – A Federal Trade Commission judge rules that future advertising for Lysterine must include a confession of false and misleading claims in the past. Up to this time, Listerine advertised that it was beneficial in the treatment of cold symptoms or sore throats, but the judge believes it is not effective. Listerine says the judge ignored evidence that the product is effective in the treatment of colds and their symptoms. 

Passing – Oil billionaire H.L. Hunt (85) – considered one of the world’s richest men. 

 

Sports news – December 1, 1974

One to watch – “The Intern” – rookie John Drew of the Atlanta Hawks.

 

Television news – December 1, 1974

Peter Jennings – ABC News bureau chief in Beirut, is named Washington co-host for the new ABC-TV morning program “AM America.” Jennings will join host Bill Beutel and co-host Stephanie Edwards, who will be based in New York.

Over-the-air pay-TV expands as Los Angeles UHF station KWHY-TV (channel 22) says it will scramble its signal at primetime to offer premium programming such as current movies, concerts and other events by late next year. Three other cities feature such programming – Newark, Milwaukee and Boston. The service works well in areas where there is limited cable penetration.

Bill Moyers, who left TV broadcasting last spring to take a time-out, is returning with a new show, Bill Moyers’ Foreign Report.

ABC Special – The John Denver Show – with Doris Day, Dick Vay Dyke and George Gobel.

 

Wednesday night television listings/programs/TV guide – December 1, 1974

CBS – Tony Orland and Dawn, Cannon, Manhunter, Late movie

NBC – Little House on the Prairie, Lucas Tanner, Petrocelli, Johnny Carson

ABC – That’s My Mama, Made-for-TV movie, Wide World of Entertainment

PBS – Life of Leonardo da Vinci, In Recital

 

Debut – Tony Orlando and Dawn – The recording artists now have their own variety show. Dawn is Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson.

That’s My Mama – Mama doesn’t like it at all – after Clifton purchases a gun after Earl’s apartment is robbed.

ABC TV Movie – “Only With Married Men”  (1974) – David Birney, Michele Lee, Dom deLuise, Judy Carne, Gavin MacLeod. A good-looking girl wants to date a married man.

On the Tonight Show – Johnny Mathis joins Johnny Carson.

Wide World of Entertainment – A salute to Redd Foxx.

 

Top pop hit music singles(top-40) USA – December 1, 1974

I CAN HELP - Billy Swan

MY MELODY OF LOVE - Bobby Vinton

WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN - Three Degrees

LONGFELLOW SERENADE - Neil Diamond

KUNG FU FIGHTING - Carl Douglas

ANGIE BABY - Helen Reddy

DO IT (’Til You’re Satisfied) - B.T. Express

YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET - Bachman-Turner Overdrive

CAT’S IN THE CRADLE - Harry Chapin

WISHING YOU WERE HERE - Chicago

SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) - Al Green

YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING - Barry White

BACK HOME AGAIN - John Denver

YOU GOT THE LOVE – Rufus

JUNIOR’S FARM - Paul McCartney & Wings

EVERLASTING LOVE - Carl Carlton

AFTER THE GOLDRUSH - Prelude

I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME - Kiki Dee Band

ONLY YOU - Ringo Starr

AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG - Rolling Stones

WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band                         

BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN - Stevie Wonder

 
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