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1970 in television
                                     

ⓘ 1970 in television

  • "Country" comedian and Grand Ole Opry star Minnie Pearl makes her first appearance on Hee Haw.
  • In a cliffhanger on the American soap opera Search for Tomorrow, businessman Sam Reynolds is believed to be dead after perishing in Africa. One of the first "exotic" deaths for a soap opera character, it is in tune with actor Robert Mandans wish to leave the show.
  • February 7 – The Hollywood Palace variety series airs its 192nd and final hour-long episode on ABC, with Bing Crosby in his 31st appearance as guest host.
  • October 5 – The Public Broadcasting Service PBS in the United States begins broadcasting and National Educational Television is shut down.
  • March 26 – The first privately owned television station in Thailand, Channel 3, opens in Bangkok.
  • January 3 – Jon Pertwee makes his first appearance as the Third Doctor in the Doctor Who serial Spearhead from Space. It also marks the first time that the series is broadcast in colour.
  • March 16 – The FCCs "Miami channel 10 case" comes to a definite end as the station becomes WPLG.
  • Lloyd Robertson replaces Warren Davis as anchor of CBC Televisions The National.
  • August 2 – NBC expands full-service newscasts to seven nights a week with NBC Sunday News; it replaces The Frank McGee Report.
  • January 1 – WXTV becomes a full time Spanish-language station based in Paterson, New Jersey, which it remains into the 21st century.
  • January 19 – CBS in the United States launches Operation 100, a plan to beat NBCs ratings in the last 100 days of the season, using the slogan "The man cant bust our network."
  • May 31 – WAPI-TV 13 in Birmingham, Alabama, ends nine years of dual affiliation with NBC and CBS, becoming an exclusive affiliate of NBC, and WBMG 42 in Birmingham, WCFT-33 in Tuscaloosa and WHMA-40 in Anniston affiliate exclusively with CBS. Previously, Channels 33, 40 and 42 aired programming from NBC and CBS that was not aired on Channel 13.
  • March 7 – The "eclipse of the century" is covered by all three American networks.
  • December 25 – Plutos Christmas Tree is broadcast on BBC1 in the United Kingdom, the first complete Mickey Mouse cartoon to be shown on television in colour.
  • July 31 – Chet Huntley anchors his final newscast with David Brinkley and retires, bringing down the curtain on a 14-year career at NBC News in the United States and, thus, as chief anchor of The Huntley–Brinkley Report. The next Monday, August 3, the program is renamed NBC Nightly News, the title it retains for at least 40 years.
                                     

1. Programs/programmes

  • Where the Heart Is 1969–1973
  • Bozo the Clown 1949–present
  • Come Dancing UK 1949–1995
  • Bonanza 1959–1973
  • The Secret Storm 1954–1974
  • The Brady Bunch 1969–1974
  • The Mike Douglas Show 1961–1981
  • Hawaii Five-O 1968–1980
  • Love, American Style 1969–1974
  • Face the Nation 1954–present
  • Play School 1966–present
  • Hee Haw 1969–1993
  • Tom and Jerry 1965–1972, 1975–1977, 1980–1982
  • Its Academic 1961–present
  • The Goodies UK 1970-1982
  • The Money Programme UK 1966–present
  • Monty Pythons Flying Circus UK 1969–1974
  • Opportunity Knocks UK 1956–1978
  • The Edge of Night 1956–1984
  • Dark Shadows 1966–1971
  • The Today Show 1952–present
  • Meet the Press 1947–present
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962–1992
  • The Doris Day Show 1968–1973
  • The Guiding Light 1952–2009
  • Z-Cars UK 1962–1978
  • Grandstand UK 1958–2007
  • Gunsmoke 1955–1975
  • Sesame Street 1969–present
  • Four Corners Australia 1961–present
  • Candid Camera 1948–present
  • Love is a Many Splendored Thing 1967–1973
  • Days of Our Lives 1965–present
  • Captain Kangaroo 1955–1984
  • The Dean Martin Show 1965–1974
  • As the World Turns 1956–2010
  • The Sky at Night UK 1957–present
  • Panorama UK 1953–present
  • Family Affair 1966–1971
  • The Late Show Ireland 1962–present
  • That Girl 1966–1971
  • Clangers UK 1969–1972
  • American Bandstand 1952–1989
  • The Doctors 1963–1982
  • Hogans Heroes 1965–1971
  • Bewitched 1964–1972
  • Another World 1964–1999
  • Magpie UK 1968–1980
  • Blue Peter UK 1958–present
  • Mannix 1967–1975
  • Mayberry R.F.D. 1968–1971
  • The Ed Sullivan Show 1948–1971
  • Doctor Who UK 1963–1989, 1996, 2005–present
  • Mission: Impossible 1966–1973
  • Julia 1968–1971
  • Laugh-In 1968–1973
  • The Andy Williams Show 1962-1971
  • The Beverly Hillbillies 1962–1971
  • The Newlywed Game 1966–1974
  • Bright Promise 1969–1972
  • World of Sport 1965–1985
  • The Johnny Cash Show 1969–1971
  • Jeopardy! 1964–1975, 1984–present
  • Love of Life 1951–1980
  • Truth or Consequences 1950–1988
  • Green Acres 1965–1971
  • Top of the Pops UK 1964–2006
  • The Carol Burnett Show 1967–1978
  • One Life to Live 1968–2012
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951–present
  • The Wonderful World of Disney 1969–1979
  • Coronation Street 1960–present
  • My Three Sons 1960–1972
  • What the Papers Say UK 1956–present
  • Search for Tomorrow 1951–1986
  • The Good Old Days UK 1953–1983
  • Heres Lucy 1968–1974
  • This Is Your Life UK 1955–2003
  • The Mod Squad 1968–1973
  • Kimba the White Lion 1966–1967, re-runs
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969–1976
  • General Hospital 1963–present
  • 60 Minutes 1968–present
  • Room 222 1969–1974
  • The Lawrence Welk Show 1955–1982
  • The Benny Hill Show UK 1969–1989
  • Dads Army UK 1968–1977
  • Ironside 1967–1975
  • Dixon of Dock Green UK 1955–1976
  • Crossroads UK 1964–1988, 2001–2003
                                     

1.1. Programs/programmes Debuts

  • The Partridge Family on ABC –1974
  • Play for Today supersedes The Wednesday Play on BBC1; the anthology drama series lasts until 1984
  • September 24 – The Odd Couple –1975 and Barefoot in the Park –1971 both on ABC
  • September 17 – The Flip Wilson Show –1974 and Nancy –1971 on NBC
  • January 5 – Soap opera All My Children on ABC –2011
  • February 17 – McCloud pilot on NBC –1977; The series becomes a regular show the following fall as part of Four in One
  • March 30 – Soap opera Somerset on NBC –1976, while fellow soaps A World Apart 1970–1971 and The Best of Everything 1970 debut on ABC It marks the last time multiple soaps premiere on the same day in the US
  • September 25
  • September 16 – UFO on ITV –1971
  • September 12 – Josie and the Pussycats, on CBS Saturday morning –1974
  • September 21 – NFL Monday Night Football on ABC it moved to ESPN in 2006
  • September 19 – The Mary Tyler Moore Show on CBS –1977
  • January 6 – Kate on ITV –1972
  • January 30 – The Tim Conway Show on CBS ending June 19
  • September 20 – The Tim Conway Comedy Hour on CBS ending December 13
  • Party Game –1980
  • Adventures in Rainbow Country on CBC –1971
  • Doomwatch on BBC1 –1972
  • November – Mr Benn on BBC in syndication
  • November 8 - The Goodies on BBC2
  • December – I racconti di padre Brown on RAI –February 1971
                                     
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