Week of September 1, 1972
President Nixon says that Justice Lewis Powell’s ruling in the Supreme Court test
of the two-month-old anti-busing law proved that the new federal measure was
totally inadequate. The President want a high priority to congressional passage
of his own proposals to outlaw any new busing plans and establish uniform
national standards for school desegregation.
Bulletin - Nine Israeli hostages and four Arab terrorists die in hail of gunfire and
explosions, climaxing an episode in which the Arabs seized the Israeli team’s
residence in the Olympic Village. The bloodbath began after West German police
opened fire on the Arabs as they were in the process of transferring the hostages
from helicopters to a waiting transport plane. Two other Israelis died earlier in
shooting at the village.
Millions watched live coverage of the
chilling drama at building 31 - the Israeli
quarters at the Olympic village in Munich,
where the commandos first killed two
Israelis and held none other hostage for
hours. ABC-TV, who has been covering
the Olympics, brought it all home to
Americans and others around the world.
North Vietnam’s army orders the release
of three captured American pilots.
The Munich Olympics honors the death of the 11 fallen Israelis. At Olympic
Stadium, some 80,000 visitors from abroad and Germans, led by their president
and chancellor, filed solemnly in for the memorial ceremony.
Eight Americans are shot to death and three other persons are injured when
robbers burst into the lobby of a plush golf course in Charlotte Amalie. The golf
course, part of Rockresorts Inc., is owned by Laurance Rockefeller and his
brother David, head of Chase Manhattan bank.
New TV star? - The debut of Lester Maddox’ s new show,
“Lester Maddox U.S.A.” over WSB-TV. Maddox, the
lieutenant governor of Georgia, says he would like to
syndicate the program.

Week of September 1, 1972
Sports -
Spassky a no-show. Bobby Fischer wins the 21 st game of
the world championship chess match in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The victory gave Fischer the 12 ½ points he needed to wrest
the title for Boris Spassky, who has held it for three years and
ending a 24-year dominance in chess by the Soviet Union.
Spassky didn’t even bother to show up. Fischer later said he
wanted a rematch with Spassky, whom he called “the best
player I’ve met.
Munich - Mark Spitz becomes the greatest swimmer in Olympic games history
receives his fourth, fifth, then sixth gold medal.
Mark Spits wins an unprecedented seventh gold
medal and promptly announces his retirement from
swimming.
Entertainment news - Ms. World USA - She’s
Lynda Carter of Tempe Arizona. Ms Carter is 21
with the stats of 38-26-38. Is there a TV show in
her future?
Prescilla Presley has left the singer for karate
expert Mike Stone. And Elvis is being seen with
Sandra Zancan - a singer-dancer.
Actor Robert Ryan (61) has just completed his 76 th movie,
“The Lolly Madonna War” at MGM. The actor as been at it
for some 30 years.
Dick Crenna, who swore off television after the cancellation
of “Slattery’s People” in 1965, says people think you’ve
disappeared if they don’t see you on television. He’ll be
appearing on a CBS TV movie soon.
Radio news - Breaks record - DJ Mike Kelly of WIXY
Cleveland (WIXY 1260) spends 21 days, 3-hours and 58-minutes on a ferris
wheel at nearby Cedar Point Amusement park.

Week of September 1, 1972
Music news -
John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform a
benefit concert for retarded children in
New York. John and Yoko were on for 75
minutes with the seven-man hard rock
band, Elephant’s Memory. Others who
appeared where Shan-Na-Na and Stevie
Wonder and his band - Wonderlove. The
concert was the idea of WABC-TV news
reporter Geraldo Rivera and actress
Geraldine Fitzgerald.
David Cassidy is in England where he’s become as popular. He’ll be back for
more live concerts and of course, he’ll resume shooting on “The Partridge
Family.”
Television news -
The Today Show’s Barbara Walters debuts “Not for Women Only” in syndication.
She points the program is designed to interest men as well.
20-hour telethon Jerry Lewis raises $9,200,754 for Muscular Dystrophy.
Steve Allen is set to host “I’ve Got A Secret.” The new version will be shown
once-a-week in syndication.
ABC’s Olympic Games coverage is tops with one night (Wednesday) getting 57
share in New York, easily the most-watched Olympics ever on television.
Monday night television -
CBS - Gunsmoke, Here’s Lucy, Doris Day, Cade’s County, late movie
NBC - Baseball, Tonight
ABC - Olympic Games From Munich, Dick Cavett
PBS - Journey To Eldorado
Gunsmoke - Victor French guests as a gunslinger that kills
the sheriff and a priest of a small Kansas town.

Week of September 1, 1972
Doris Day - Peter Lawford guests as a doctor who presses Doris into service as
a “nurse” when he is required to perform and emergency operation
Tonight - Guest host - Joey Bishop with Victor Buono, Joannie Sommers and
Professor Backwards.
Dick Cavett - Peter O’Toole is the guest.
At the movies -
The Godfather
What’s Up Doc?
Slaughter! - Jim Brown
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex…” - Woody Allen
Concert For Bangladesh
Kansas City Bombers - Kevin McCarthy