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