It's amazing how much coverage throughout the week the Democratic National Convention got in 1976. It was a time when people actually watched politics happen, rather than just what talking heads say about politics happening.
In a time before 24 hour news networks, it's pretty impressive to see the extent of the DNC coverage. Given that we're headed to convention time here in 2016, I figured this issue of TV Guide was timely, and I've put the entire DNC article at the end of this post.
Of course, it's not all politics. There's plenty of awful TV movies, strange specials, and forgotten sitcoms to keep our interest. Let's have a look....
It starts with a two page movie advertisement for a movie that I should know about, but actually haven't a clue. What the hell is this? - and was is any good?
It's interesting to see the dude behind J.J.'s paintings - the ghetto Picasso, Ernie Barnes.
Those that think we've become obsessed with bullying these days, should have a look at what was on at 11:30 Saturday morning. "It's the Hot Fudge show comin' on... It's the Hot Fudge show comin' on..."
Harvey Korman and McLean Stephenson appear on Glen Campbell, and on Hee-Haw, my main man, Conway Twitty - "Lord I love those ladies in them.... tight fittin' jeans."
Ian McShane and Shirley Jones in a TV Movie, and I don't remember Doc at all.
Ed McMahon is W.C. Fields and Janet Jackson is Mae West.... oh, dear Lord.
The new game show, Family Feud, premiers. Let the Dawson smooching begin.
Veronica Corningstone: For the entire Channel 4 news team, I'm Veronica Corningstone.
Ron Burgundy: And I'm Ron Burgundy. Go f**k yourself, San Diego.
Ernest Borgnine is the veteran cop, and Michael Shannon is the rookie... who also happens to be a robot. Let the crazy hijinks begin.
Carlton Fisk, Reggie Jackson, Steve Garvey, Rod Carew, George Brett, Lou Brock, and Pete Rose - God I loved baseball back then.
Think you'd find a Playboy ad in a TV Guide today? Think again.
I've never seen Jigsaw, but now I'm going to have to.
The article on the Democratic National Convention: