November 25, 1974

The first in a series of television specials produced by the David L. Wolper Organization in association with the Smithsonian 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 is narrated by “The Twilight Zone’s” Rod Serling. The program draws a national rating of 31.8 (45 percent share of the market), or approximately 50 million people.

Posted: 25 November 2010
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