More About The ’70s, From a Different Angle


Read Jim Henshaw’s excellent Farrah Fawcett post, which is about the professionalism that goes into making TV (good and bad), the difference between the way people look in the gossip columns and the way they look to people who work with them every day, and the late ’70s, one of the last eras of truly huge, mass-audience hits.

Not that TV in the late ’70s was better than it is now; overall, it was not, but with three networks, fewer entertainment options, and producers who knew what the broad public wanted, it was a time when, as Henshaw puts it, “More people probably tuned in to their lowest rated summer repeat episodes than are currently counted on first run series considered hugely successful.”

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