EMMY AWARDS, THE 31ST ANNUAL (TV)

Summary

This special presentation features live coverage of the thirty-first annual Emmy Awards for outstanding achievement in television, 1978-1979. Those who appear introduce clips from old and recent programs and present awards include: Jaclyn Smith, Muppet characters Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, Ricardo Montalban, Herve Villechaize, Robert Guillaume, Jean Stapleton, Carol Burnett, Garry Moore, and others. Winners during the first hour include Kristy McNichol, Mariette Hartley, Ron Leibman, Carroll O'Connor, and the series "Lou Grant" and "Taxi." President Jimmy Carter pays tribute to journalists Don Harris, Robert Brown, and Bill Stewart, who were killed in the line of duty in Guyana and Nicaragua. In the second hour of the program, those who appear, introduce clips, and present awards include: Telly Savalas, pantomime duo Shields and Yarnell, Erik Estrada, Victoria Principal, John Chancellor, Gary Coleman, Danny Kaye, Donna Pescow, Robert Conrad, Tim Conway, Loni Anderson, Cindy Williams, Penny Marshall, David L. Wolper, Norman Fell, and John Ritter, among others. Winners during the second hour include Walter Cronkite, Sally Struthers, Robert Guillaume, Alan Alda, Noam Pitlik, the documentary "Scared Straight," Fred de Cordova, and Esther Rolle, among others. Other presenters include Norman Feld, John Ritter, Mary Tyler Moore, John Houseman, Stockard Channing, Ron Howard, Hal Linden, Richard Thomas, Pam Dawber, Rod Steiger, Marlo Thomas, and Edward Asner. Winners include: Esther Rolle, Marlon Brando, Milton Berle, David Greene, Patrick Nolan and Michael Mann (best writing for a special), Dwight Hemion and Gary Smith (executive producers of "Steve and Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin"), the television movie "Friendly Fire," the mini-series "Roots: The Next Generation," Peter Strauss, Bette Davis, and others. Includes commercials.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: September 9, 1979 Sunday 8:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 2:35:40
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T80:0261
  • GENRE: Specials
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Emmy awards - 1978-1979
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV, 1979
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Norman Rosemont … Executive Producer
    • Bill Lee … Producer
    • John Moffitt … Producer, Director
    • Victor Kaplan … Associate Producer
    • Marty Farrell … Writer
    • Cheryl Ladd … Host
    • Henry Winkler … Host
    • Alan Alda
    • Loni Anderson
    • Edward Asner
    • Milton Berle
    • Marlon Brando
    • Robert Brown
    • Carol Burnett
    • Jimmy Carter
    • John Chancellor
    • Stockard Channing
    • Gary Coleman
    • Robert Conrad
    • Tim Conway
    • Walter Cronkite
    • Bette Davis
    • Pam Dawber
    • Fred De Cordova
    • Erik Estrada
    • Norman Feld
    • David Greene
    • Robert Guillaume
    • Don Harris
    • Mariette Hartley
    • Dwight Hemion
    • Jim Henson
    • John Houseman
    • Ron Howard
    • Danny Kaye
    • Ron Leibman
    • Hal Linden
    • Michael Mann
    • Penny Marshall
    • Kristy McNichol
    • Ricardo Montalban
    • Mary Tyler Moore
    • Garry Moore
    • Patrick Nolan
    • Carroll O'Connor
    • Donna Pescow
    • Noam Pitlik
    • Victoria Principal
    • John Ritter
    • Esther Rolle
    • Telly Savalas
    • Shields and Yarnell (mime act)
    • Gary Smith
    • Jaclyn Smith
    • Jean Stapleton
    • Rod Steiger
    • Bill Stewart
    • Peter Strauss
    • Sally Struthers
    • Marlo Thomas
    • Richard Thomas
    • Herve Villechaize
    • Cindy Williams
    • David L. Wolper