May 09, 1977 12:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, May 4

THE NIXON INTERVIEWS

Syndicated (8:30 p.m. ET)

David Frost questions the former President about Watergate. This is the first of four 90-minute interviews.

THURSDAY, May 5

THE RICHARD PRYOR SPECIAL?

NBC (9 p.m. ET)

The inventive black comic—who uses racism as deftly as Jack Benny used skinflintery—sketches with poet Maya Angelou and John Belushi (Saturday Night), among others.

THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO

ABC (10 p.m. ET)

Iron pumper Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his television debut as a psychopath enraged by women who find his pectorals laughable.

THE CHEVY CHASE SHOW

NBC (10 p.m. ET)

Chevy falls into prime time with Tim Conway and two personalities whose humor is more often accidental—Jack LaLanne and Joyce Brothers.

FRIDAY, May 6

NUMBER OUR DAYS

PBS (check local listings)

An Oscar-winning documentary on a California community of elderly Jews and their chutzpah.

DUFFY

CBS (8:30 p.m. ET)

This series pilot may inspire a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to TV Viewers. It is about a dog who serves as a high school mascot.

SATURDAY, May 7

THE KENTUCKY DERBY

ABC (5 p.m. ET)

Favorite Seattle Slew leads the field into the 103rd running at Churchill Downs.

SUNDAY, May 8

IRWIN ALLEN’S PRODUCTION OF FIRE!

NBC (9 p.m. ET)

Still into cinematic pyromania, Allen (Towering Inferno) pits Ernest Borgnine against a forest fire.

MASTERPIECE THEATRE

POLDARK

PBS (check local listing)

Exit the Bellamys. Enter Ross Poldark (Robin Ellis), who duels and romances his way upstairs and down in 18th-century England in a 16-part series.

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