Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 499.7: This Week in TV History: Remembering The CBS Bicentennial Minutes is now available for listening on demand

Remembering The CBS Bicentennial Minutes
Original Airdates: June 26-28, 2020
TVC 499.7: From June 2011: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember The Bicentennial Minutes (CBS, 1974-1976), a series of one-minute educational television segments, produced by CBS News, that every night aired in prime time (usually at the end of the 8pm hour) to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution. The series premiered on July 4, 1974 and was originally scheduled to end on July 4, 1976, but continued to run until the end of the bicentennial year, 1976. First Lady Betty Ford delivered the Minute on July 4, 1976, while President Gerald Ford delivered the final Minute on Dec. 31 of that year.

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