jim mckairnes

THAT 70s MONTH:

MAY 16 1977 (NBC) More taboos broken in a taboo-busting year: ALEXANDER: THE OTHER SIDE OF DAWN tells the story of, yes, a male prostitute.

MAY 15 1979 (ABC) It seems that it ran longer, but buddy cop show STARSKY & HUTCH hangs up the badge after just four seasons and 94 episodes.


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"A great read cover to cover [that] uses wit and humor to engage in how this little box changed the world. Highly recommended!"

MAY 11 1978 (CBSCBS News' THE BODY HUMAN documentary specials continue to break ground. THE BODY HUMAN: THE VITAL CONNECTION explores the brain. And wins a Peabody Award for Excellence.)

MAY 19 1977 (syn) With a book to sell and with what he presumed to be a friendly interrogator, disgraced President Richard Nixon comes out of exile after nearly three year for an historic series of interviews about his life, politics, the White House, and Watergate.

"Wow. Just wow. Just finished All in The Decade. I flat-out loved it. A great read."

At some point between Watergate and The Love Canal, between Nixon and Carter, between Vietnam and Afghanistan, between POWs and Americans Held Hostage, between Robert Altman and Steve Martin, between The Supremes and The Ramones, between Helen Reddy and Blondie, between Joe Namath and Pete Rose ... the 1970s happened. And TV tried to keep up. Or did the country try to keep up with TV? From Archie to Kunta Kinte and from "Helter Skelter" to Jiggle TV, ALL IN THE DECADE recounts ten years in the life of television. 

one PARADE magazine mention =  400% sales spike!



"McKairnes' passion and knowledge makes this encyclopedia of the cause and effects of 70s television a must read for anyone interested in 1970s, pop culture and America history. Jam-packed with facts, theories and industry jargon separates ALL IN THE DECADE from previous books on the subject, because Jim McKairnes is one hell of a writer. His latest is pure joy."

-- Amazon.com review

A former student: "I was the biggest fan of this class and the way you taught it -- as not just 'Here's what happened when your parents were kids' but as 'This is why this shit matters to you and today's culture.' ...The book carries that tone in equal measure."

"Behind the scenes stories and trivia on television [we all] grew up watching. What a great book. I hadn’t realized the overall impact 1970s TV played in our society and its pivotal role in the shape of things to come."