First SI Television Special Debuts

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The first in a series of television specials produced by David L. Wolper Organization (in association with the SI) is broadcast by CBS. "MONSTERS! Mysteries or Myth" debuts at 8 p.m., and covers the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot. It was narrated by "The Twilight Zone's" Rod Serling. The program drew a national rating of 31.8 (45% share of the market), approximately 50 million people. The film was shown in the Carmichael Auditorium (as part of the Free Film Theater series) on 8 and 9 January 1975.


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Torch, 11/1974, p. 1

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November 25, 1974


  • Television
  • Public programs

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