Media

1975

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  • Bob Dyan & The Band-The Basement Tapes is named best album in the Pazz & Jop Music Critics poll.
  • Christopher Walken wins the Obie Award for best performance for his role in Kid Champion.
  • The Voice institutes a new program of monthly editorial and advertising supplements on specific subjects.
  • Publisher/Editor Clay Felker raises newsstand price to 50 cents.
  • Publisher Clay Felker names Thomas B. Morgan editor in chief .
  • Saturday Night Live debuts on NBC. The 90-minute comedy-variety show, whose cast is joined by a guest host and musical act each week, is one of the longest-running network entertainment programs in American television.
  • FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD. This famous New York Daily News headline is prompted by President Gerald Ford’s refusal to give financial assistance to the city as it neared bankruptcy.
  • J. Hoberman begins writing for the Voice.
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