Events in Film & Television in September 1978

  • Sep 1 Last broadcast of "Columbo" on NBC TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 1 Horror film "Dawn of the Dead" written and directed by George A. Romero, starring David Emge, Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger premieres in Torino

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Jerry Lewis' 13th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $29,074,405

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 9 Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
  • Sep 12 Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Filming on Monty Python's "Life of Brian" film, begins

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • Sep 17 30th Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Ed Asner & Sada Thompson win
  • Sep 29 "Flying High," debuts on CBS
  • Sep 29 "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV