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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of March 1, 1970 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

Eight day state visit - President Nixon flies to NY to express “apologies and regret” to French President Georges Pompidou for the strong protests he has encountered on his visit in the U.S. He was angered by demonstrations on his visit to Chicago.

Vice President Agnew condemns the attack by a white mob on buses carrying Negro children to a once-white school in Lamar, S.C. Several children were slightly injured. He said the Administration “does not condone and will not tolerate violence resulting from the lawful desegregation of schools anywhere.”

President Nixon reports that U.S. air operations over Laos are part of a determined, but carefully limited effort to bring peace to the troubled land. So far, the operations have lead to the loss of 400 airmen in 400 aircraft.

After White House prodding - Plans to withdraw up to 70,000 additional troops from Vietnam between April and September have been approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The Chicago 7 riot trial defendants are freed from jail after the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled Dist. Judge Julius Hoffman and granted them bail.

Patrick Nugent, the former Luci Johnson’s husband, has left his job in the Johnson family’s broadcasting company in Austin and now is a San Antonio businessman as president of Athletic Repair & Manufacturing Co. He drives 75 miles from his and Luci’s home in Austin to San Antonio every day.

General Motors modifies its call for lead-free gasoline, and suggests a low-lead content grade be permitted until the 1975 model year. The modification would ease the changeover burden on the oil industry and reduce cost to consumers, yet permit auto companies to meet 1972, 1973 and 1974 emission standards. 

Manson update – Charles Manson meet with Susan Atkins. Acting as his own attorney, Manson was given permission by the court to interview the other five defendants including her, to assist him in preparing his defense, provided they and their attorneys consented.

The FDA will require makers of oral contraceptives to warn the 8 ½ million American users of possible health hazards from the pill with a simply worded leaflet to be included in each package. 

NASA says it was taking no chances that the Apollo 13 astronauts next month will be menaced either by man-made lightening or moon-made germs. Apollo 12 took off last November and was hit by two electrical discharges. 

Freckles – the dog of Robert F. Kennedy’s family – is safe back home after being lost for two days.


Sports news – March 1, 1970

Gets mad - Jerry Quarry gets decked after the first-round bell, then smashes Rufus Brassell with a left hook and KO’d the once beaten heavyweight in the second round of a scheduled 10-rounder in Miami.

The FBI announces that it has arrested a suspect in the case of the telephoned threat against the life of Chicago Cubs vet Ernie Banks. He was Lawrence Bankhead (21) of Chicago.


Music news – March 1, 1970

On NET’s “Soul!” this week – Jerry Butler hosts with Robert Flack, the Unifics, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells, Chicago Bears Gayle Sayers and Author Jim Haskins.

On Ed Sullivan this week – Ed devotes his hour to music composed by the Beatles. Appearing – Dionne Warwick, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Peggy Lee, Duke Elington, Peter Gennaro, Edward Villella and the Muppets. All perform songs by the Beatles. 

Catch “Boss City” w/The Real Don Steele This Week Over KHJ/TV Channel 9 Los Angeles.


Television news – March 1, 1970

Peter Fonda will hot NBC’s “The New Communicators” featuring the works of amateur filmmakers from around the world.

Bob Barker is about to conduct his 3,000th “Truth or Consequences” TV show.

Aaron Spelling is busy – very busy. He has “The Mod Squad,” “Secret Force,”  and “Zig Zag” on the schedule and is readying “The Young Rebels.” He’s also producing 10 of ABC’s  “Movie of the Week.”

Don’t miss the Barbara McNair show in syndication. This week – Bill Dana, Brock Peters, The King Cousins, Sue Burns and Mitzi McCall and Charlie Brill.


Sunday night television listings/programs/TV guide – March 1, 1970

CBS – Lassie, To Rome With Love, Ed Sullivan, Glen Campbell, Mission: Impossible

NBC – Wild Kingdom, Disney, Bill Cosby, Bonanza, Bold Ones

ABC – Land of the Giants, The FBI, ABC Sunday Night Movie

NET – Forsythe Saga


Glen Campbell – Ella Fitzgerald, Raymond Burr, Neil Diamond and Charlie Manna. 


Friday night television listings/programs/TV guide – March 1, 1970

CBS – Get Smart, Tim Conway Show, Hogan’s Heroes, CBS Friday Night Movie, Merv Griffin

NBC – High Chaparral, Name of the Game, Bracken’s World, Johnny Carson

ABC – Flying Nun, Brady Bunch, Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Here Come the Brides, Love, American Style, Dick Cavett


Brady Bunch – The gang complains that the house is too small.

Ghost and Mrs. Muir – Cousin Harriet (Alice Ghostly) comes snooping around.

Johnny Carson – Bill Cosby guest hosts with Brock Peters, Hal Holbrook, Cecil Brown. 


Some top movies – March 1, 1970

Paint Your Wagon

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

Scream and Scream Again – Vincent Price

The Reivers


Cactus Flower

Midnight Cowboy

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

Midnight Cowboy


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