Events in Film & Television in December 1971

  • Dec 5 KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Dec 14 U.S. premiere of "Nicholas and Alexandra", film adaptation of Robert K. Massie's best selling novel
  • Dec 17 "Diamonds are Forever", 7th James Bond film, last starring Sean Conner, also starring Jill St. John is 1st released in West Germany
  • Dec 18 1st Candlelight Processional at the EPCOT Center, Disney World
  • Dec 18 CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts
  • Dec 19 CBS airs "Homecoming A Christmas Story," (introducing the Waltons)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 19 Stanley Kubrick's X-rated film "A Clockwork Orange" based on the book by Anthony Burgess and starring Malcolm McDowell premieres

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Novelist Anthony Burgess
Novelist
Anthony Burgess
  • Dec 22 KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 31 KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting