This live presentation of the 30th Annual Emmy Awards celebrates outstanding achievement in television, 1977-1978. Celebrities who introduce clips from old and recent programs and present awards include: master of ceremonies Alan Alda, Cicely Tyson, Norman Lear, Gail Parent, Robert Alda, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas, Lee Rich, David Janssen, and Daniel Petrie. Individual winners include the following: Paul Bogart and Rob Reiner for "All in the Family"; Julie Kavner for "Rhoda"; Jean Stapleton and Carroll O'Connor for "All in the Family"; and Gerald Green and Marvin J. Chomsky for "Holocaust." Program winners include "All in the Family" and "The Rockford Files." During the second hour, celebrities presenting awards and introducing clips from old and recent programs include: Alda, Carol Burnett, Michael Learned, Henry Winkler, Lindsay Wagner, Julia Child, Kristy McNichol, Jack Albertson, Jack Lord, Kate Jackson, LeVar Burton, Jacques Cousteau, Linda Carter, and Dick Van Dyke. Individual winners during the second hour include: Robert Vaughn; Nancy Marchand and Edward Asner for "Lou Grant"; Sada Thompson for "Family"; Meryl Streep and Michael Moriarty for "Holocaust"; Ted Geisel; Tim Conway; and Gilda Radner. The ceremonies are suspended as a special report on the Camp David Summit Conference with Walter Cronkite begins. Continues with T78:0623. Includes commercials.


  • DATE: September 17, 1978 Sunday 8:27 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:54:16
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T78:0621
  • GENRE: Award presentations
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Emmy Awards - 1977-1978
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1978


  • Alexander H. Cohen … Producer
  • Al Lowenstein … Associate Producer
  • Clark Jones … Director
  • Hildy Parks … Writer
  • Alan Alda … Host, Master of Ceremonies
  • Walter Cronkite … Reporter, For CBS Special Report
  • Jack Albertson
  • Robert Alda
  • Carol Burnett
  • Julia Child
  • Tim Conway
  • Ted Geisel
  • Kate Jackson
  • David Janssen
  • Julie Kavner
  • Norman Lear
  • Michael Learned
  • Jack Lord
  • Kristy McNichol
  • Carroll O'Connor
  • Gail Parent
  • Daniel Petrie
  • Gilda Radner
  • Carl Reiner
  • Rob Reiner
  • Lee Rich
  • Jean Stapleton
  • Danny Thomas
  • Marlo Thomas
  • Cicely Tyson
  • Dick Van Dyke
  • Lindsay Wagner
  • Henry Winkler