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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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memories of the ’70s – The Paper Chase

This story hit three mediums in this decade – novel, film and tv series: The Paper Chase. Written by John Jay Osborn Jr., the story is focuse on a first year Harvard Law student named Hart, who has one nemesis … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Simon and Simon

Private detective shows never go out of style, and in this decade two brothers were the focus of finding out what really happened in the series Simon & Simon. The brothers were portrayed by Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker and … Continue reading

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