September 1, 1978 - Report on the great American pastime baseball, talking with fans, players, owners and others connected to the game.
October 3, 1978 - Steve Keefe, Minnesota senator and stadium proponent, discusses stadium bill in legislature, which he authored. Program also includes comments from Jim Ford, member of Fight to Advance the Nation’s Sports. Ford shares view of further commitment from sports team owners, and private funding vs. public funding of stadiums.
January 29, 1979 - MPR’s Bob Potter reports live from the state capital on the Minnesota Senate Tax Committee, which is hearing witnesses on the proposed repeal of the metropolitan area liquor tax as it relates to the proposed downtown Minneapolis domed stadium. Witnesses include stadium opponent Senator Robert Ashbach, principal stadium supporter Senator Steve Keefe, among others.
March 14, 1979 - MPR’s Bob Potter and Dale Connelly report from the stadium hearing held by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. Topics include various financial and lease negotiations with the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings regarding a new downtown stadium.
March 16, 1979 - The Minnesota House Tax Committee hears tax proposals to help finance a downtown Minneapolis domed stadium, including a 2% liquor tax. The committee votes to repeal the liquor tax. After vote, MPR’s John Merli interviews various committee members.
April 2, 1979 - MPR’s live coverage of Minnesota House debate on bill and vote on S.F. 20, a bill to repeal the 2% sports stadium commission liquor tax on on-sale liquor in the seven-county metro area. Includes conclusion of debate and subsequent house vote.
April 2, 1979 - MPR’s live coverage presenting introduction of bill prior to Minnesota House debate and vote on bill S.F. 20, which would repeal the 2% sports stadium commission liquor tax on on-sale liquor in the seven-county metro area. Includes speech by state representative Ray W. Fariscy and partial speech by state representative Lee Greenfield.
April 2, 1979 - MPR’s live coverage of Minnesota House debate on bill S.F. 20, which would repeal the 2% sports stadium commission liquor tax on on-sale liquor in the seven-county metro area. Includes conclusion of speech by state representative Lee Greenfield, and various other representatives sharing their views for and against bill.
August 8, 1979 - KCCM reporters Brigid Shea and John Ydstie present a sound portrait on the National High School Rodeo finals in West Fargo, North Dakota. The report includes various interviews and highlights of the week-long competition with some of the best young cowboys and cowgirls in the world.
February 26, 1980 - MPR’s Pat Kessler reports on the return home of TEAM USA hockey team after their 1980 Olympic Gold medal win. The team, and coach Herb Brooks, make appearance at Williams Arena on University of Minnesota campus. Coach Brooks and player Billy Baker speak to crowd.