"Early Show" weather anchor and features reporter Dave Price got his chance to "travel back" to that year in the week-long "Time Machine" series.
Price jumped inside our "time machine" -- fondly known as "Big Blinky" -- and brought back iconic items from that year. The items he brought back for his fellow anchors:
Feathered Hair Wig
This wig is representative of a hairstyle popular in the 1970s and the early 1980s with men and women. The hair was grown long on both sides (normally covering the ears, although it could be shoulder-length) unlayered (although some men with curly hair did have it layered) with either a side or a center part. The haircut gained phenomenal popularity in the early 1970s. Notable American celebrities who were known for the style include Farrah Fawcett and Don Johnson.
Many British celebrities also wore this style at some time or another, including Tim Brooke Taylor of The Goodies and Eric Idle.
Daisy Duke Jeans
"The Dukes of Hazard" first aired in 1979 on CBS. One of the show's characters, "Daisy Duke", became a fashion icon by wearing these very short cut-off jean shorts.
General Lee Remote Control Car
The popular TV show, "The Dukes of Hazard," began airing on CBS in 1979. "The General Lee" was the name of the car driven by the hero cousins, Bo and Duke Luke. On the roof of the 1969 Dodge Charger is a painting of the Confederate flag.
Sergio Valente Jeans
Not unlike Jordache jeans, Sergio Valente jeans were the hot denim of the late seventies. Known for being a tight fit, they emphasized the female figure and had strong visual detailing on the back pockets.
Original "Star Wars" Action Figure
The original "Star Wars" film was released in 1977. It was a wild success. Before the release of "The Empire Strikes Back" in 1980, original "Star Wars" action figures were some of the hottest toys around.
The Bee Gees were still one of the hottest musical acts of the late 1970's. They had two hits in the top 40 that year, and headlined and put together a benefit for UNICEF for the United Nations in 1979. A backlash against disco also began that year. The movement was called "Disco S--ks," and hundreds of disco records were burned.
"The Right Stuff," by Tom Wolfe
"The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe, was one of the top 10 best-selling non-fiction books of 1979. The book took a look at the establishment of the space program, the astronauts' initial experience in space and the program's first flights.
"The Dead Zone," by Stephen King
This King book was one of the hottest fiction books of 1979. The novel centers around a man who recovers from a five year coma, only to discover he can see dark and horrifying secrets about people he comes into contact with.
This piece of memorabilia comes from the highly-anticipated first "Star Trek" feature film, released in 1979.