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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of November 23, 1977 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

FBI Director-designate Frank M. Johnson Jr. requests that his nomination be withdrawn because he is not regaining his health as expected.

Seventy per cent of almost 24,000 high school juniors and seniors who are leaders and high achievers, say they have never had sexual intercourse, and 56% say they would prefer their husband or wife to be a virgin when they marry.

The Supreme Court refuses to thwart government efforts to dismantle AT&T.

Passing – Sen. John McClellan the Southern conservative who became a national figure through his investigations into labor unions and organized crime. He was 81.

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat invites all warring Middle East nations, including Israel to come to Cairo, along with American, Soviet and U.N. representatives to clear the way to a renewed Geneva peace conference.


Technology news – November 23, 1977

A hand-held X-ray machine that produces an instant image has been developed by a scientist who got the idea when studying the energy sources in space. NASA announced the device, saying it had high potential for emergency and other held use in medicine, dentistry and industry.

Warner Cable Corp inaugurates service in what company officials say is the most extensive and ambitious test yet of cable TV’s touted potentials, Called Qube, the interactive system will be available to 100,000 homes in the Columbus (OH) area.  Much of Qube’s programming also will be original. A children’s series called Pinwheel, aimed at preschoolers will run each day on one channel. The system has 30 channels. 


Music news – November 23, 1977

Fans of Elvis Presley will be allowed to visit his grave on the grounds of Graceland Mansion Sunday for the first time since his death August 16. Vernon Presley, the 62-year-old father of the legend, allowed reporters to view the recently completed burial grounds adjacent to the family swimming pool.

At his death, Elvis Presley had a checking account of $1 million, eight automobiles, six motorcycles, two airplanes and a mansion with 16 TV sets.   

Music on Television – Rolling Stone – The 10th Anniversary – A Special Salute To The Magazine. Featuring – The Coasters, Art Garfunkel, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mike Love, Melissa Manchester, Steve Martin, Billy Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Phoebe Snow, Keith Moon, Bette Midler, Jim Messina, Richie Havens and many more. On CBS-TV.


Television news – November 23, 1977

Comedian Dick Van Dyke, who replaced regular Harvey Korman has asked for a release and is leaving the Carol Burnett Show.  

The cast of Father Knows Best, which was brought together earlier this year for a 90-minute NBC special, will be reunited again for “The Father Knows Best Christmas Reunion.” See it Dec. 18 on NBC.  

On CBS-TV Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas. Share One Last Christmas With Bing! Starring the Bing Crosby Family, Twiggy, Ron Moody, Stanley Baxter and special guest – David Bowie.

Thanksgiving on NBC -  Thanksgiving Day – the 51st Annual Macy Parade on NBC-TV. Ed McMahon hosts. Look for Orson Bean, Carol Lawrence, Mel Tillis, Arte Johnson, Jo Anne Worley, Big Bird, Andrea McArdie and Dan Haggerty.

Music On Televison – The Beatles Forever. With Your Musical Guide Tony Randall. Beatles music sung by Diahann carroll, Ray Charles, Anthony Dowell, Anthony Newley, Bernadette Peters. Mel Tillis, Paul Willams.


Wednesday night television listings/programs/TV guide – November 23, 1977

CBS – Once Upon a Brothers Grimm, George Burns Special

NBC – Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, TV Movie, Tonight, Tomorrow

ABC – Eight is enough, Charlie’s Angels, Baretta

PBS – Nova, Great Performances


Special Once Upon A Brothers Grimm – Stars Dean Jones and Paul sand as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. With Ruth Buzzi, Teri Garr, Arte Johnson, Cleavon Little.

George Burns Special – With Bob Hope, Ann-Margret, Captain and Tennille, Gladys Knight and the Pips.


Some Top movies – November 23, 1977


Never Promised You A Rose Garden

Breaking Training

Oh God!

Star Wars

Darby O’Gill

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