Tag Archives: CBS TV

memories of the ’80s – The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Well known in the 1970s for their animated specials, Rankin/Bass completed their last holiday special in 1985 with The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Based on the 1902 book by L. Frank Baum (best known as the author of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Solar Eclipse March 7, 1970

In the first year of the 1970s, a solar eclipse occurred in March, visible across North and Central America. It was the first time a solar eclipse occurred that was shown in colour on television. CBS Television aired The Solar … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mystery Island

In the late 1970s, CBS TV aired a live-action series to lure in young mystery viewers: Mystery Island. Produced by Hanna Barbera and distributed by Warner Bros, the 10 minute segment was aired during The Skatebirds on CBS Television and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown

Our underdog hero, Charlie Brown, was the star of many TV specials, including one that featured him and the Little Red-Haired Girl in It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown. Airing in October 1977, the animated special was the 16th for … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The $10,000 Pyramid

After the gold rush of game shows in the 1960s, the 1970s provided a few gems, including¬†the popular daytime game show $10,000 Pyramid. Created by Bob Stewart, the basic premise of the game was two contestants, each paired with a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Cagney & Lacey

Opposites made the difference when these two New Yorkers paired up and took to the streets to protect and serve in Cagney & Lacey.¬† Created by Barbara Avedon and Barbara Corday, the duo initially wanted to make a buddy film … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Be My Valentine Charlie Brown

In the mid ’70s, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang faced up to the day devoted to hearts in the tv special Be My Valentine Charlie Brown. Released in 1975 prior to Valentine’s Day on CBS TV, this was the … Continue reading

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