May 08, 1978 12:00 PM

NBC (9 p.m. ET)

Forty pop stars—including ex-soccer player Rod Stewart, Gladys Knight and the Pips, members of the Electric Light Orchestra and Boston—compete credibly in swimming, basketball, and track and field. But viewers will feel like they’ve been through a decathlon by the last of the padded clips of the stars performing and of the clumsily written intros for Ed McMahon and Kristy McNichol, among other celeb commentators.

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