Week of March 22, 1969
President Nixon declares that campus violence has endangered intellectual
freedom in American and warned that student lawbreakers would lose federal
financial aid. “The nature and content of that dangers is as clear as any one thing
could be. Violence - physical violence, physical intimidation - is seemingly on its
way to becoming an accepted or at all events, a normal and not to be avoided
element in the clash of opinion within university confines.”
Yippies in trouble - Rennie Davis, David
Dellinger, John Froines, Tom Hayden,
Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Lee Weiner,
along with Black Panther co-founder
Bobby Seale, are indicted on Federal
charges of conspiring to cross state lines
with the intent of inciting violence and
with individually crossing state lines to
incite violence. The same grand jury
charges eight Chicago policemen with
civil rights violations for assaulting demonstrators and news reporters.
Tom Hayden, one of eight antiwar protesters indicted by a federal grand jury in
Chicago, surrenders to authorities in San Francisco. Hayden and the seven
others were indicted on conspiracy charges arising from disturbances during the
Democratic National Convention in Chicago last August. In a statement, Hayden
said - “these indictments marked the end of the so-called ‘new Nixon’ ... this
week it became absolutely clear that the President intends to perpetuate the
losing and unpopular effort in Vietnam...
. Nixon’s toughness covers up a basic
weakness. The government, not the New Left ... is on the eve of destruction.”
Passing - Dwight David Eisenhower , the
architect of victory in Europe in World War II who kept
his nation at peace through two terms as President
after a long, brave, battle with ill health. He was 79.
President Nixon delivers a eulogy of Dwight D.
Eisenhower at the Capitol Rotunda. “He was the
world’s most admired and respected man - truly the
first citizen of the world,” said Nixon.
Thousands of citizens file past the flag-shrouded coffin resting under the
perpetual guard of six servicemen in a small chapel of the Washington National
Cathedral.

Week of March 22, 1969
The widow of President John F. Kennedy, drops the name “Kennedy” after
remarriage. She now uses Jacqueline Bouvier Onassis as her full name.
President Nixon presents a gold Commemorative Medal to Mrs. Walt Disney in
recognition of the efforts of her late husband to make the world “a better place to
live” 18 members of the Disney family were present in the White House state
dining room and 200 children from Washington schools. They heard the
President characterize Disney as a man who “never talked down to children.”
Sci-Fi - stranger than true! This week, the aurora borealis -
northern lights, is seen over the eastern part of the country, with
sightings reported as far south as Louisiana.
The Chicago Daily News reports that former heavyweight-
boxing champion Muhammad Ali has been defrocked as a
Black Muslim minister and thrown out of the sect. He was
ousted by direct order of Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Black
Muslims.
One out of every four American wives would pick another husband, according to
a poll published in Family Circle. Only one in every 10 husbands, however, says
he would have proposed to another girl if he had known as much about his wife
then as he does now.
The Army orders chaplains to eliminate all reference to God and religious
philosophy in lectures aimed at instilling moral responsibility in his soldiers.
Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird ordered a high-level Pentagon review of the
new policy.
Sports - Westley Unseld , the Baltimore Bullet
rookie is named Most Valuable Player of the National
Basketball Assn.
Passing - Michael (Pinky) Higgins, former major
league infielder and Boston Red Sox manager - of a
heart attack.
Greenwich Village Happenings - Jerry Jeff Walker at
the Bitter End.

Week of March 22, 1969
Lots of Beatles news -
Ringo Starr says the Beatles will never again perform in public. “I suppose it’s a
bit nasty on the fans. I’m sorry for them but no more public shows - never.” They
were to have given their first concert in two years in January. There had been
delays before that date was set, and then it was postponed indefinitely.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono are conducting a seven-
day sleep-in - in Suite 902 at the Amsterdam Hotel.
He says there is a chance of a get-together after all.
“We’ve already been chatting about it among
ourselves. But I’ve a sneaky feeling Ringo wasn’t there
at the time. He was off making this film, you know, but
now I think there’s a good chance we’ll do another live
show. If I talk with Ringo, he’ll probably change his
mind.” Lennon explained that the Beatles felt they
needed time to settle down after the sudden death of
their manager, Brian Epstein, In August 1967. The Beatles were deeply affected.
More Beatles - As John and Yoko are conducting their bed-in for peace and love,
Paul McCartney is honeymooning with his new bride Linda Eastman in the
United States and Ringo is on location somewhere in England making his film
“The Magic Christian.” George Harrison and his wife, Pattie Boyd, are living
quietly at the Surrey home, pending the hearing of charges against them of
possessing marijuana.
Later, George Harrison visits Ottawa, Canada, the first Beatle to do so.
Registering under an alias at Chateau Laurier Hotel, he attended Eric Anderson’s
concert at the Capitol Theatre, which preceded the Beatles’ “Magical Mystery
Tour” film.
More Beatles - The Beatles’ Apple label buys the
contract of singer-organist-composer Billy Preston
from Capitol Records. He will appear with the Beatles on
their upcoming TV special, which will also be taped as a
live record album. Preston recently left Los Angeles for a
two-month stint in London, where he will work with the
Beatles. He’ll sing and solo on the electric piano. He will
also cut his own Apple record album, using his own songs
and new material from the Beatles.

Week of March 22, 1969
Music news - It’s announced that Diana
Ross is breaking up with the Supremes
and will go solo. She’ll make her first
national appearance without the
Supremes on Dinah Shore’s NBC special
on April 13. She’ll be singing and since
she wants to be an actress-comedian,
she’ll be trying her hand at that in a skit.
The Supremes (Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong) will be looking for a replacement.
Music news - A judge rules that the Doors will not be permitted go ahead with a
scheduled performance at the Cincinnati Music Hall. The decision has to do with
an allegedly obscene act the group put on March 1 at Miami. (The act was
performed by Jim Morrison on stage).
Music news - “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show,” a hit single by Neil
Diamond, may become an animated TV special, Diamond is set to write
additional material for the half-hour and do voice-over for Brother Love - the
Gospelman.
Off Broadway news - Ten people connected with the off-Broadway play “Che,”
which features a variety of sexual acts, some simulated in the nude, are
arraigned on obscenity charges The play opened at a small theater in the East
Village. Bail was set at $500 each.
Seen at department stores - unisex fashions. You can wear it, and she can too!
Hollywood news - Michael Douglas (24), son of Kirk
Douglas, is preparing to make his motion picture debut as one
of the leads in “Hail, Hero.” Says Michael - “I was determined
to start my professional career outside of Hollywood. I felt it
would be much cleaner because of my father’s stellar status in
motion pictures and because I wouldn’t have to deal with
friends of his right at the beginning. It may sound like a cliché,
but after I decided to become a player, I turned to New York
because I wanted to discover my own values and not be
influenced by parents or their friends.” Douglas has gone the avant-garde hippie
and neo-guru routes and once wore his hair shoulder length. He admits having
been turned-on several times (to drugs), but now that’s behind him because it
would interfere with what he’s doing.

Week of March 22, 1969
Sandra Dee is returning to movies after a three-year
hiatus. She’s long divorced from Bobby Darin (1966)
and is moving on. It’s an adult film titled “Dunwich.” Says
Sandra - “I get hypnotized by this evil man and all sorts
of things happen.” In one dream sequence, Sandra
walks into a room where an orgy is taking place and
she’s supposed to participate.
Marry - Joey Heatherton to
Lance Rentzel . Her father is vice
president and director of public
relations for the Franklin National Bank of New York. But
many remember Ray Heatherton on the kid’s program “The
Merry Mailman” over WOR-TV and WPIX-TV in the 50’s and
early 60’s. Ray, donned in mailman’s garb, would read letters
from viewers and host cartoons. Show would air around noon,
when the mail comes. Lance Rentzel is a flanker with the
Dallas Cowboys.
A best-selling pop-art pillow reads “Take Your Pill.”
Television news -
Thursday London Television logs -
BBC 1 (Channel 1) Begins at noon
International Golf: Ryder Cup
TeleweleWatch with Mother
News
Play School
Jackanory
Blue Peter
The Railway Children
The Magic Roundabout
News
The Newcomers
International Athletics: European
Championships
Dad’s Army: Battle School
Softly, Softly: Flash Point
News
Wojeck: Another Wonderful Day

Week of March 22, 1969
British By Choice
Liberal Party Assembly highlights
Weatherman
Eyeline
BBC 2 (Channel 33) Begins at 9:30am
Liberal Party Assembly
Play School (Thursday is idea day).
Liberal party Assembly
Newsroom
Call My Bluff
Money Programme
Plays
News Summary, Weather
Line-Up
Thames (Channel 9) Beings at 2:40pm
Liberal Party Assembly
Face of the Earth
News Headlines
Hubble Bubble
Crossroads
Robin Hood
Magpie
News
Peyton Place
Father, Dear Father
Film
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width
This Week
News
Cinema
Natchez
Judaism Today
Television news -
Bill Cosby apologizes on the Tonight Show to
viewers who might have been offended by his
comedy routine describing the communion
wafers distributed at Roman Catholic Mass as
“individual pizzas.” Cosby, a Protestant, used the
comparison in his opening monologue about the

Week of March 22, 1969
first time his Catholic wife took him to church.
Comedian Jackie Mason files a $20 million damage suit
against CBS, charging the network censored his appearance
on the Smothers Brothers show. Mason alleges the censorship
reduced his performance time from 15 to 8 minutes and
“mutilated and rendered meaningless” his appearance. As a
result Mason said, he “has been damaged in his reputation and
standing as an actor and entertainer.”
A nationally televised comment by comedian Jerry Lewis touches off a furor in
Mississippi when the governor and a congressman demand that the Tonight
Show be suspended until apologies are made. Lewis told his Tonight Show
audience that he fulfilled a lifetime ambition by “using the bathroom while flying
over Mississippi.” Gov.. John Bell Williams called the remark a “bigoted,
gratuitous, vulgar insult. Lewis apologized saying he was “genuinely sorry” for the
remark.

Week of March 22, 1969
TV home taping technology - Rheem Manufacturing introduces a combination
video-stereo tape recorder that handles 1/4” wide tape - not the bulky 1/2” wide
tape now in use for recorders. The unit sells for $1098.95 and introduces a tape
recorder that can be used equally well as a 4-track stereo sound recorder. An
entire unit, with recorder, monitor and camera, would run $1,675 with the camera
costing $300 and the monitor $280. You’ll save money on tape. You can
purchase 37 minutes of record time on 1/4” tape for $18.95. Comparable 1/2”
tape would cost you around $40.
In a Roper Survey - 44% of Americans say television is considered the “most
believable’ news medium
Newspapers - 21%
magazines - 11%
Radio - 8%
ABC’s purchase of UHF station WKTR (channel 16) in Dayton is snafued by rival
UHF station WKEF (channel 22). It seems that WKEF already carries a number
of ABC-TV programs, some at a loss. The WKEF complaint would most likely
take a few years to iron out, so ABC is backing-out of the purchase.
Wednesday Night Television -
CBS - CBS Evening News With Walter
Cronkite, Adventures At The Jade, The
Good Guys, Beverly Hillbillies, Green
Acres, Hawaii Five-O
NBC - Huntley-Brinkley Report, the
Virginian, Kraft Music Hall, The Outsider
ABC - ABC News With Frank Reynolds,
Here Come The Brides, The King Family,
TV Movie - Marcus Welby, M.D.
Here Come the Brides - A pair if itinerant
lawyers do a brisk business in law suits
and wills, disrupting Seattle friendships.
Joshua is talked into quitting the Bolt
brothers and starting his own logging
camp. Stars Robert Brown, Joan
Blondell, Bridget Hanley, Henry Beckman
Good Guys - When Claudia’s father
arranges to have one of her former beaus invite her to an elegant party, Bert and
Rufus pose as servants so they can keep an eye on her. Stars Bob Denver, Herb

Week of March 22, 1969
Edelman, Joyce Van Patten
Kraft Music Hall - Henry Fonda hosts a salute to the seasons top Broadway
musical shows. Guests - Jane Morgan, Herchel Bernardi, Richard Kiley, Joel
Grey, Marian Mercer.
Marcus Welby, M.D. - World premiere movie and preview of a new fall series.
Robert Young stars as a family doctor in conflict with today’s medical specialists.
Co-stars James Brolin, Anne Baxter, Lew Ayres, Tom Bosley, Peter Duel.
The Outsider - James Gregory guests as a veteran
policeman involved in a attempted bribe. Ross is a
witness, but believes the officer is a frame-up Victim.
Darren McGavin stars as Ross.
The Tonight Show - Jerry Lewis is guest host with
London Lee, Kitty Falger, Sally Ann Howes.
Joey Bishop - Guest Julie Andrews, Eddie Fisher, Daniel Massey, Lou
Alexander, John Hartford.
At the movies -
Angel In My Pocket - Andy Griffith, Jerry Van Dyke, Kay Medford, Henry Jones,
Lee Meriwether, Edgar Buchanan, Gary Collins
The Assassination Bureau - Oliver Reed , Diana
Rigg, Telly Savalas, Curt Jurgens, Philippe Noiret,
Warren Mitchell, Beryl Reid, Clive Revill
The Cats - Eva Dahlbeck, Gio Petre, Per Myrbert
If - Malcolm McDowell, Christine Noonan, Richard
Warwick, David Wood, Robert Swann
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang -
Walt Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson
Pendulum - George Peppard, Jean Seberg, Richard Kiley
Goodbye, Columbus - Richard Benjamin, Jack Klugman, Nan Martin, Ali
MacGraw
The Illustrated Man - Rod Steiger
Before Winter Comes - David Niven, Topol, Anna
Karina, John Hurt
Walt Disney’s The Love Bug - Dean Jones, Michele Lee,
David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett
Charro! - Elvis Presley, Ina Balin, Victor French, Barbara

Week of March 22, 1969
Werle, Solomon Sturges, Lynn Kellogg
3 in the Attic - Yvette Mimieux, Christopher Jones, Judy Pace, Maggie Thrett,
Nan Martin
Otley - Tom Courtenay Romy Schneider, Alan Badel, James Villiers, Leonard
Rossiter, James Bolam
Walt Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson
100 Rifles - Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Fernando Lamas, Dan
O’Herlihy, Hans Gudegast
DIZZY - Tommy Roe
PROUD MARY - Creedence Clearwater Revival
TRACES - Classics IV
TIME OF THE SEASON - Zombies
INDIAN GIVER - 1910 Fruitgum Co.
AQUARIUS/LET THE SUNSHINE IN - 5th Dimension
BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP - Foundations
RUN AWAY CHILD, RUNNING WILD - Temptations
THIS GIRL’S IN LOVE WITH YOU - Dionne Warwick
THE WEIGHT - Aretha Franklin
GALVESTON - Glen Campbell
MY WHOLE WORLD ENDED (The Moment You Left Me) -
David Ruffin
EVERYDAY PEOPLE - Sly & Family Stone
THINGS I’D LIKE TO SAY - New Colony Six
THIS MAGIC MOMENT - Jay & Americans
ROCK ME - Steppenwolf
YOU’VE MADE ME SO VERY HAPPY - Blood, Sweat & Tears
MR. SUN, MR. MOON - Paul Revere & Raiders
BUT YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU - First Edition
BABY, BABY DON’T CRY - Smokey Robinson & Miracles
MENDOCINO - Sir Douglas Quintet
YOU SHOWED ME - Turtles
I’VE GOTTA BE ME - Sammy Davis, Jr.
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY - Joe South
I GOT A LINE ON YOU - Spirit
HEAVEN - Rascals
YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN - Frankie Laine
HOT SMOKE AND SASAFRASS - Bubble Puppy
CRIMSON AND CLOVER - Tommy James & Shondells
SNATCHING IT BACK - Clarence Carter
TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS - Three Dog Night
SWEET CREAM LADIES, FORWARD MARCH - Box Tops

Week of March 22, 1969
GIVE IT UP OR TURNIT A LOOSE - James Brown
ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE - Jerry Butler
LOVIN’ THINGS - Grass Roots
I’LL TRY SOMETHING NEW - Diana Ross & Supremes & Temptations
TWENTY-FIVE MILES - Edwin Starr
A LOVER’S QUESTION - Otis Redding
TEAR DROP CITY - Monkees
JOHNNY ONE TIME - Brenda Lee
On college campuses - top music favorites in order:
Male Vocalist -
Glen Campbell
Jose Feliciano
Richard Harris
Otis Redding
Bob Dylan
Arthur Brown
Johnny Rivers
Donovan
Ed Ames
Arlo Guthrie
Tiny Tim
James Brown
Johnny Cash
Bobby Goldsboro
O.C. Smith
Andy Williams
Elvis Presley
Tom Rush
Bobby Vinton
Engelbert Humperdinck
Leonard Cohen
Glen Yarbrough
Richie Havens
Eddy Arnold
Frank Sinatra

Week of March 22, 1969
Favorite Female Vocalists on
College Campuses in order:
Aretha Franklin
Judy Collins
Dionne Warwick
Laura Nyro
Claudine Longet
Joni Mitchell
Nancy Wilson
Barbra Streisand
Joan Baez
Jeannie C. Riley
Miriam Makeba
Patti Page
Barbara Lynn
Petula Clark
Vikki Carr