I feel a little nostalgic in missing their program and for the quality and diversity of films back then too. You'll note that most of the films covered are fairly serious films, no blockbuster, super hero action type films. I don't necessarily have anything against those film, I go see them too. But it does seem we have an over abundance of them. I realize too that money fuels the box office, and mostly young people are purchasing those tickets (or their parents).
Whenever Siskel and Ebert was showing each week I'd either try and tape it on VHS or watch it whenever possible. I kept up with both gentlemen until both died. I wish someone on PBS or one of the cable networks would bring back something akin to that program. It's not like it would be all that expensive to produce. I realize a lot of that has filtered its way over to Youtube, and I watch some of them. But most of those reviews are not mature in their tone or approach, in fact most of them are down right immature and adolescent. I'd tried to find some older reviewer that might talk a bit about older films, but so far I haven't any.
At any rate, if you are curious about what did win back in 1978, here are the Oscar winners for that year. https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/1979