On This Day

Events in Film & Television in April 1978

Television Finale

Apr 1 "The Bob Newhart Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart

Television Premiere

Apr 2 TV show "Dallas" starring Larry Hagman and Barbara Bel Geddes premieres on CBS as a 5 week mini-series; ratings success leads to a 13 year run

Academy Awards

Apr 3 50th Academy Awards: "Annie Hall", Richard Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win

Radio History

Apr 3 Larry King moves his radio show from Miami to Washington, D.C.

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • Apr 16 NBC's premiere of miniseries "Holocaust"
  • Apr 25 ABC premiere of crime drama "Vega$"
  • Apr 30 British film "The Stud" starring Joan Collins, based on the book by her sister Jackie Collins premieres in UK