Does anyone remember the last time CBS did not televise the national semifinals?

I was old enough to remember, but I don’t recall watching a few of the shows on Saturday, March 28, 1981 as NBC “The Peacock” televised its’ last ever NCAA Final Four games at the old Spectrum in Philadelphia.

As a bit of trivia to shock your friends, this was most of the CBS prime-time lineup on that same night as the semifinals:

8 p.m. WKRP in Cincinnati

8:30 p.m. The Tim Conway Show

9 p.m. the short-lived crime drama, Freebie and The Bean and a series that would be cancelled shortly thereafter, Secrets of Midland Heights–as evidenced in this former CBS promo:

By contrast, CBS on April 5, 2014 will have on its’ schedule:

Person of Interest, Criminal Minds, and 48 Hours.

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