Most Popular Titles With Howard K. Smith
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1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 137 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
2. V (1984–1985)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.
4. The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)
60 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
After fully recovering from her near fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.
6. Nashville (1975)
R | 159 min | Drama, Music
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.
7. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
Charles Dreyfus threatens to destroy the world with a doomsday device if Inspector Clouseau is not killed. Naturally, this is far harder than it sounds.
8. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Musical
Town Sheriff and regular patron, fights to keep a historical whorehouse open when a TV preacher targets it as the Devils playhouse.
9. 60 Minutes (1968– )
60 min | Documentary, News | Active
A popular television News magazine in the USA, in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contribute segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture.
11. Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)
143 min | Drama, History, War
During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were ... See full summary »
12. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
13. The Candidate (1972)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
14. The Best Man (1964)
Approved | 102 min | Drama
The two front runners for their party's Presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the ex-President's endorsement.
15. ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953– )
30 min | News
From the 60's to the 90's, the three major networks were, for the most part, the only source for national and international news. ABC News, anchored by Peter Jennings, regularly presented ... See full summary »
16. You Are There (1953–1957)
30 min | Drama, History
Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".
17. Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (1998– )
Based on information derived from formerly classified documents and messages, coupled with interviews with experts, authors and eyewitnesses from all over the world, SECRET OF WAR is the ... See full summary »
18. Nasty Habits (1977)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
In a Philadelphia convent, two nuns battle it out to be elected to the position of head abbess, and neither is about to let anything stand in the way of getting what she wants.
19. The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller
A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains, has Cooper following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite ... See full summary »
20. The Man (1972)
G | 93 min | Drama
When the President and Speaker of the House are killed in a building collapse, and the Vice-President declines the office due to age and ill-health, Senate President pro tempore Douglas ... See full summary »
21. The President's Plane Is Missing (1973 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
An incompetent Vice President is in control of the government after the President's plane mysteriously disappears with him on board.
23. See It Now (1951–1958)
30 min | Documentary, News
This show was an irregularly scheduled hour long program that gave more complete coverage of issues. The show consisted of 'Edward R. Murrow (I)' sitting in the New York studio talking ... See full summary »
26. Discovery (1962– )
30 min | Documentary, Family
Historical and cultural documentary TV series for children aired on ABC originally as a weekday series, but later moved to Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings throughout most of the Sixties.
28. Trapped Beneath the Sea (1974 TV Movie)
97 min | Action, Drama
Based on an incident that occurred off the coast of Florida in 1973, this film tells the story of four men who find themselves trapped in a mini-submarine in the ocean depths.
30. King: Man of Peace in a Time of War (2007 Video)
60 min | Documentary, Biography
A salute to a man who remains an inspiration and a force for social change nearly forty years after his untimely death at the age of 39.
32. Kennedy-Nixon Debate (1960 TV Movie)
A televised debate between 1960 presidential candidates John F. Kennedy (Democrat and Richard M. Nixon (Republican). Most political observers agree that Nixon came across poorly--unprepared... See full summary »
33. 1960 Presidential Debates (1960– )
240 min | News
Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee, and Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee, participate in the first set of general election presidential debates in United States history.
36. Winston Churchill: In Memory (1965 TV Movie)
60 min | News
ABC news anchor Howard K. Smith hosts and narrates this news and public affairs special on the day of Winston Churchill's death. Churchill died earlier that day at the age of 90.
40. Year End Review: Dinner at Howard K. Smith's (1966 TV Movie)
60 min | News
The annual year-end review program produced by ABC News featuring its correspondents analyzing world and domestic events of 1966. The program this year was produced at the Maryland home of ABC News correspondent Howard K. Smith.
41. The Other Walls (1962 TV Movie)
30 min | News
This public affairs film about recent German history was put together using archival footage of Nazi Germany, along with news footage financed by United Artists as part of a press junket ... See full summary »
47. Years of Crisis (1950–1964)
60 min | News
An annual year end news roundup, scheduled for late December or early January, moderated for most of its run by Edward R. Murrow. The program featured discussions of world events with CBS reporters.
48. The Year of Confrontation (1962 TV Movie)
30 min | News
The first of two year-end review programs produced by ABC News and featuring its correspondents analyzing world events, especially, in this case, the Cuban Missile Crisis.
49. The Geneva Conference (1959 TV Movie)
60 min | News
CBS news correspondent Howard K. Smith hosts this examination of the upcoming meeting of foreign ministers in Geneva, including a discussion of world issues such as the situation in Berlin ... See full summary »