Mary Tyler Moore
Valerie Harper On Working With Mary Tyler Moore


Valerie Harper played the role of Rhoda Morgenstern on the 1970s television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The show was groundbreaking in that it was the first with a central female character who was a never-married career woman. In this video, Harper recalls what it was like to work … Continue reading

All in the Family
Sammy Davis Jr. Appears On All In The Family

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In 1972, Sammy Davis Jr. made a guest appearance as himself on an episode of All In The Family. In the episode, Davis leaves a briefcase in Archie Bunker’s taxi and goes to the Bunker home to retrieve it. When he hears Archie’s racist remarks, Davis asks to take a … Continue reading

World Health Organization
The Eradication of Smallpox

The Eradication of Smallpox

Smallpox was an infectious disease that caused fluid-filled blisters all over the body and had a mortality rate of 30-35%. Thanks to effective vaccination campaigns, smallpox became the first disease to be declared eradicated by the WHO on December 9, 1979. In this video, D.A. Henderson, an epidemiologist and physician … Continue reading

Heisman Trophy
Archie Griffin On Winning The Heisman Trophy Twice


The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to the best player in college football whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The award was created in 1935, and was first awarded on December 9, 1935 to Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago. Archie Griffin, who played running … Continue reading

Richard Nixon
Trent Lott On the Watergate Smoking Gun Transcript

Trent Lott On the Watergate Smoking Gun Transcript

In July of 1974, the White House released subpoenaed tapes of White House conversations. One of these tapes became known as the “smoking gun”, a tape recorded on June 23, 1972, just six days after the Watergate break-in. On the tape, Nixon can be heard agreeing that the Director and … Continue reading

Bobby Fischer
Bobby Fischer vs. Boris Spassky: Chess Match of Century

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Witnesses, friends of finalists Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky, along with industry experts comment on the 1972 World Chess Championship, the “Match of the Century.” Spassky of the USSR, the reigning World Chess Champion at the time, was up two when he granted Fischer’s request for the games to be … Continue reading

Saturday Night Live
SNL’s Original Cast Explains The Show

SNL’s Original Cast Explains The Show

Saturday Night Live, originally called simply “Saturday Night” premiered on October 11, 1975. Prior to the debut, original cast members John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Dan Akroyd, Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman and Garrett Morris joined SNL’s creator Lorne Michaels for an interview with Tom Snyder.