"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."

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


"McKairnes' passion and knowledge makes this encyclopedia of the cause and effects of 70s television a must readfor 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

one PARADE magazine mention =  400% sales spike!

MARCH 25 1972 (ABC) After eight years and two Darrins, BEWITCHED airs its final episode with "The Truth, Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me Sam."

MARCH 24 1979 (CBS) Another failed movie-spin off of the 1970s, THE BAD NEWS BEARS makes its debut, barely lasting a inning or two, let alone a full season


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. 

MARCH 21 1973 (ABC) Tony Musante stars as real-life undercover cop TOMA, premiering this night. Two years later, the drama morphs in BARETTA, starring Robert Blake.

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