Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Warriors' Hangover; KGO-TV Is Giddy; The Last Time The Warriors Won The NBA Finals Was 1975; Visuals For Those Who Care; Patty Hearst; 'Do The Hustle' And President Jerry Ford Outside The St. Francis
If you think KGO-TV personnel are happy now (like presumably every other Warriors fans this morning) just wait for the next few weeks.
For starters, KGO killed in the May Sweeps. They blockheaded the competition at all-important 11 PM and did very well at 5 and 6 PM too.
Now, they get the NBA Finals and ratings nirvana (ABC broadcasts the NBA Finals and of course KGO is ABC's O and O (Owned and Operated) station in the Bay Area.
Take that, everyone else!
The last time the Warriors were in the NBA Finals was 1975 (as pointed out) --they played at the Cow Palace, the dilapidated dump in Daly City.
In 1975 Jerry Ford was the POTUS. (Sarah Jane Moore tried to assassinate him in September outside the St. Francis Hotel) Joe Alioto was SF mayor. Patty Hearst was living on Morse Street with Bill and Emily Harris of the SLA. The Streets of San Francisco on ABC was #5 on TV and the local news was dominated by "Channel 7 News Scene"
#1 hit: "Do the Hustle"--Van McCoy. "When Will I See You Again."--The Three Degrees
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