||Super Bowl XII airs on CBS, the first time the NFL's championship event is played and telecast at night.
||Roots One Year Later, a special examining the impact and influence of the miniseries, airs on ABC.
||The Doobie Brothers made a guest appearance on ABC's What's Happening!!
||ABC celebrates its silver anniversary with a retrospective special.
||The Beatles spoof The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash airs on NBC.
|March 26–April 1
||CBS commemorated its golden anniversary in radio and TV broadcasting with CBS: On the Air, a 9½-hour retrospective special airing over 7 nights.
||Holocaust, starring James Woods and Meryl Streep first aired on NBC.
||The Blues Brothers make their first appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live; the duo of Jake & Elwood Blues (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) are introduced in a skit by Paul Shaffer (as Don Kirshner) and performs "Hey Bartender".
||Ringo Starr's, Ringo, a musical version of The Prince and the Pauper, airs on NBC, with Starr's fellow former Beatle, George Harrison, providing the narration.
||In Charlotte, North Carolina, NBC affiliate WSOC-TV leaves the network and joins ABC, citing a stronger affiliation (at the time, NBC is in last place among the three major networks, while ABC is in first place). NBC eventually aligns with Ted Turner-owned independent station WRET-TV (now WCNC-TV), tempted by promises Turner made to NBC to make $2.5 million worth of upgrades, including a stronger transmitter and the launch of a news department; former ABC affiliate WCCB becomes an independent station, and eventually a charter affiliate of Fox in 1986.
||On ABC, the ABC Evening News get a revamp and become ABC World News Tonight, employing a unique three-anchor setup (Frank Reynolds serving as lead anchor from Washington, Max Robinson presenting national news from Chicago, and Peter Jennings with international news from London).
||Taking advantage of an oral escape-clause in his contract with ABC, Harry Reasoner returns to CBS, eventually rejoining 60 Minutes, the program he anchored with Mike Wallace from its 1968 premiere until he joined ABC News in 1970.
||The ceremony formalizing the success of the peace talks between Israel's Menachem Begin and Egypt's Anwar Sadat—the Camp David accords—is televised live from the White House East Room.
||The chairs on which Archie and Edith Bunker sat through 8 seasons of the CBS comedy All in the Family are presented to the Smithsonian Institution.
||WNNE-TV in Hartford, Vermont signs-on the air as a NBC affiliate (it is now a full satellite of WPTZ, the network's affiliate in nearby Plattsburgh, New York).
||Replacing Zara Cully and Damon Evans, Jay Hammer joins the cast of the CBS comedy The Jeffersons, for a short period of time.
||In Fort Smith, Arkansas, KLMN-TV (now KFTA-TV) signs-on the air as a CBS affiliate, taking that affiliation from KFPW-TV/KTVP (now KHBS/KHOG), who becomes a full-time ABC affiliate.
||The Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS. The special gives fans their first glimpse of Boba Fett, a character from the upcoming Star Wars sequel.
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