Friday, July 5, 2024

Inside the Guide: TV Guide 50 years ago (June 29-July 5, 1974 Part 6)

A day late, but let's look at the Guide from Independence Day 50 years ago! The highlight for me is this little tidbit at the end of this description of a Waltons rerun:

Yes, it's the debut of the Bicentennial Minute!

Otherwise, there are specials and repeats, with this one being the standout:

Is Tennessee Ernie Ford about to be smothered by that Colonial American flag? And what's up with the incorrect spelling of Dionne Warwick?

Another interesting program is NBC's Comedyworld, featuring Rodney Dangerfield as host with Jimmie Walker, Mark Russell, "the black and white team of Freeman King and Murray Langston, and Puerto Rican Freddie Prinze."

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