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#5997: MUSIC OF GERSHWIN, THE
1956-05-12, WNBC, 78 min.
Tony Bennett, Ethel Merman, Alfred Drake, Cab Calloway, Richard Hayman, Lawrence Winters, Camilla Williams

Presented on "MAX LIEBMAN PRESENTS." A ninety minute spectacular salute to George Gershwin, with over fifteen vocal songs presented and over a dozen instrumentals.
#61: TRIBUTE TO A PATRIOT
1961-01-10, WNBC, 41 min.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Stewart, Merrill Mueller, Bobby Jones, Richard M. Nixon, Jawaharial Nehru, James A. Van Fleet, Konrad Adenauer, Harold Macmillan

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, on the eve of his departure from the White House, is given a special tribute. James Stewart is narrator and there are salutes from Merrill Mueller, Bobby Jones, Richard M. Nixon, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharial Nehru, James A. Van Fleet, German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, and the next President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.
#878: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE VALENTINE TO MY FAIR LADY
1961-02-14, WQXR, 50 min.
Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Samuel Liff, Franz Allers

A salute to Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe on this Valentine's Day live presentation saluting the play "My Fair Lady." Hosts are Samuel Liff, stage production manager for the original Broadway production and conductor Franz Allers, who also performed during the Broadway "My Fair Lady" debut. Musical selections are played from the British and American productions. Anecdotes and recollections reflect the many transitions experienced for this great classic as the company tours the world three years prior to the making of the motion picture in 1964.
#69: 25 YEARS OF LIFE MAGAZINE
1961-03-02, WNBC, 82 min.
Mary Martin, John F. Kennedy, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Peggy Cass, The Ray Charles Singers, Fredric March

A Life Magazine Anniversary Review is recalled in moments, both tragic and zany. Bob Hope hosts with guests Sid Caesar, Peggy Cass, Mary Martin, The Ray Charles Singers and Fredric March. President John F. Kennedy adds his own special salute.
#882: CARNEGIE HALL SALUTES JACK BENNY
1961-09-27, WCBS, 52 min.
Jack Benny, Roberta Peters, Isaac Stern, Benny Goodman, Eugene Ormandy, Van Cliburn

From Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern, Benny Goodman, Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Van Cliburn and Roberta Peters salute Jack Benny...a virtuoso with a violin. Benny demonstrates his violin prowess with Stern.
#136: DUPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK: THE USO - WHEREVER THEY GO, THE
1961-10-08, WNBC, 54 min.
Jack Benny, Joe E. Brown, Harry S. Truman, Dick Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Danny Kaye, Frances Langford, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, Merle Oberon, Irving Berlin

Many stars from Hollywood give tribute to the USO units who since 1942 have entertained troops overseas. They include Dick Powell, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Benny, Debbie Reynolds, Danny Kaye, Merle Oberon, Frances Langford, Joe E. Brown, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Bing Crosby. Included with these celebrity anecdotes, celebrating this 20th USO anniversary, is a clip of Irving Berlin singing his own song: "Until the Fifth Army Comes Home."
#885: DUPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK: THE ZIEGFELD TOUCH, THE
1961-10-29, WNBC, 58 min.
Robert Russell Bennett, Danny Meehan, Joan Crawford, Shirley MacLaine, Florenz Ziegfeld, Barbara Cook, Marilyn Lovell, Jack Irwin

Present day performers taking part in this tribute to Florenz Ziegfeld include Barbara Cook, Marilyn Lovell, Danny Meehan and Jack Irwin. Joan Crawford narrates this taped show. Robert Russell Bennett is the music supervisor.
#290: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW AND HIS AMERICAN SCENE MAGAZINE, THE
1962-10-20, WCBS, 3 min.
Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

Jackie Gleason gives tribute to his longtime associate Art Carney at the conclusion of his show.
#941: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE SOUND OF DANNY KAYE
1963-00-00, WHN, 96 min.
Danny Kaye, Dick Shepherd

Dick Shepherd is host giving tribute to Danny Kaye with songs from all his films, his work with UNICEF, complete biographical information, career highlights and anecdotes.
#923: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: MONITOR
1963-02-09, NBC, 43 min.
Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, Joey Bishop, Garry Moore, Bob Hope, Sammy Davis Jr., Ethel Merman

A 70th birthday salute to Jimmy Durante with personal reflections and anecdotes from Durante. We hear songs and musical excerpts from the past and listen to entertainers give tribute. They include Jack Benny, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop, Garry Moore, Ethel Merman and Bob Hope.
#925: FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS: AN EVENING WITH ROBERT MORLEY
1963-02-19, WNEW, 53 min.
Robert Morley

A one man performance with Robert Morley and what emerges is a many-sided portrait of a creative actor and writer.
#490: BABE RUTH: A LOOK BEHIND THE LEGEND
1963-08-15, WABC, 23 min.
Roger Maris, Babe Ruth, Claire Ruth, Bob Considine, Waite Hoyt, Joe Dugan, Leo Durocher, Larry McPhail, Horace McMahon

Horace McMahon commemorates the 15th anniversary of Babe Ruth's death with a special salute. Among those appearing are his widow (Claire Ruth), Roger Maris, Bob Considine, and some of Ruth's teammates; Waite Hoyt, Joe Dugan, Leo Durocher and Larry McPhail.
#522: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: DIMENSION
1963-10-14, CBS, 3 min.
John Ford, Marvin Miller

Host Marvin Miller pays tribute to director John Ford and his upcoming film production of "Cheyenne Autumn," soon to be completed on location in Monument Valley.
#576: KENNEDY TRIBUTE
1963-12-22, WNBC, 7 min.
John F. Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Ben Bradlee

Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and Ben Bradlee reflect on John F. Kennedy, the man and his humor, exactly one month after his death. Simultaneously broadcast on WCBS Ch.2.
#746: SINATRA
1965-11-00, WCBS, 12 min.
Walter Cronkite, Frank Sinatra

Walter Cronkite narrates the opening dozen minutes of this special profile on Frank Sinatra.
#995: LAMBS CLUB SALUTE
1966-04-14, WOR, 52 min.
Hy Gardner, Bert Lahr, Horace McMahon, Martin Begley, Ricardo Cortez, Jack Waldron

Hy Gardner hosts this tribute to the Lambs Club, often thought of as a "second home" to actors. Guests include Bert Lahr, Horace McMahon, Martin Begley, Ricardo Cortez, and Jack Waldron.
#6052: CAPTURED BY A UFO
1967-03-12, WNEW, 60 min.
Betty Hill, David Schoenbrun, Edward Edelson, Leon Jaroff, Carl Sagan, Leo Sprinkle, James McDonald, John G. Fuller, Barney Hill

Betty and Barney Hill are a New Hampshire couple who claim they were captured by the crew of a flying saucer. They have no direct recall of their encounter except for seeing a strange object in the sky. The story of what they believe happened after this sighting has been assembled with the help of hypnosis.

A panel of scientists and reporters question the Hills and John G. Fuller, author of a book about their experiences, "The Interrupted Journey: Two Lost Hours Aboard a Flying Saucer."

Panelists: Prof. James McDonald, University of Arizona; Dr. Leo Sprinkle, University of Wyoming; Dr. Carl Sagan, Harvard University; Leon Jaroff, science editor, Time magazine; Edward Edelson, science editor, World Journal Tribune.

The panel discusses other reports of UFO's and their investigation by the Air Force. David Schoenbrun is the moderator.
#6970: HERE COME THE STARS (PILOT)
1968-03-07, SYND, 47 min.
Jack Benny, Shari Lewis, George Jessel, Phil Harris, James Stewart, Frankie Avalon, Bob Hope, Mickey Rooney, Edward G. Robinson, Bob Newhart, Dean Martin, George Burns, Pat Henry, Morey Amsterdam, Pat McCormick, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, Don Rickles, Dick Martin, Phyllis Diller, Pat Boone, Della Reese, Gene Baylos, Rich Little, Shani Wallis, Bob Crane, Dick Patterson, Gary Crosby, Jan Dailey, Pamela Pall

A pilot special sales/promotional presentation tape demo presented by Four Star International pitching television stations to consider purchasing this series of 26 one hour episodes comprising 250 comedy stars and performances. Announcer and off camera host states the nature of the series... a celebrity is "roasted" similar to a Friar's Roast. The setting is that of a smart Hollywood hotel. Entertainment accompanies testimonial roasts by guest celebrities who perform in this pilot. Never televised.                                       
#768: ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE: THE TRIBUTE TO IRVING BERLIN ON HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY
1968-05-05, WCBS, 76 min.
Bob Hope, Ed Sullivan, Robert Goulet, Harry James, Bing Crosby, Fred Waring, Irving Berlin, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ethel Merman, The Supremes

President Lyndon B. Johnson introduces the show from the White House in Washington D.C. The show expands to 90 min. Joining Ed Sullivan and Irving Berlin are Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, The Supremes, Robert Goulet, Fred Waring and Harry James all performing Berlin tunes.
#1054: HERE COME THE STARS
1968-09-15, WOR, 51 min.
Jack Benny, George Jessel, Edward G. Robinson, George Burns, Pat Boone, Della Reese, Roberta Sherwood, Gene Baylos

George Jessel emcees this premiere variety series featuring testimonials to guests of honor. First up is George Burns followed by good natured anecdotes from Jack Benny, Edward G. Robinson, Pat Boone, Della Reese, Roberta Sherwood and Gene Baylos.
#1055: MARK TWAIN TONIGHT!
1969-01-02, WCBS, 79 min.
Mark Twain, Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook portrays the great American humorist Mark Twain. In his acclaimed one man presentation, Holbrook offers anecdotes and readings from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "Life on the Mississippi" and other works. This encore presentation was first broadcast on March 6, 1967.
#1071: MEMORY OF A MAN: TRIBUTE TO ROBERT F. KENNEDY
1969-06-08, WTTT, 59 min.
David Frost, Robert F. Kennedy, George Plimpton, Steve Smith, Adam Malinsky, Edward Kennedy

Remembering the one year anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, David Frost presents an interview with Kennedy (filmed on March 25, 1968). This interview, telecast for the first time, is shown in it's entirety, unedited with slates and interruptions exactly the way it was recorded. Frost indicates that this may have been the last personal interview given by the late Senator. It was recorded in a hotel room in Portland, Oregon. Senator Kennedy talks about communism, his heroes, his public image, how he would like to be remembered, the future of America and the Kennedy mystique. At the conclusion of the program, David Frost talks with George Plimpton, Steve Smith (RFK's brother-in-law and campaign manager) and Adam Malinsky (chief speech writer for RFK). They evaluate the Kennedy interview given one year previous. The broadcast concludes with a tape of Senator Edward Kennedy's eulogy for his brother at the time of Robert F. Kennedy's funeral, on June 6, 1968.
#796: KRAFT MUSIC HALL: THE FRIARS ROAST OF JACK BENNY, THE
1970-01-21, WNBC, 51 min.
Jack Benny, Phil Harris, Milton Berle, Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson, Alan King, George Burns, Spiro Agnew, Dennis Day

Jack Benny is roasted by "roastmakers" Johnny Carson, George Burns, Ed Sullivan, Alan King, Milton Berle, Phil Harris, Dennis Day and Vice President Spiro Agnew.
#6062: DAVID FROST SHOW, THE
1970-03-05, WNEW, 90 min.
Johnnie Ray, David Frost, Stanley Holloway

July 7, 1969-July 14, 1972 (SYNDICATED). During the three-year run of his American talk show, David Frost taped the show (approximately 750 programs) each week, Monday through Thursdays. The series was syndicated by Westinghouse. Guests include Johnnie Ray and Stanley Holloway.
#6142: LIFE WITH LINKLETTER
1970-03-05, NBC, 10 min.
Art Linkletter, Jack Linkletter, Clinton Duffy

December 29, 1969-September 25, 1970. Art Linkletter and son Jack co-hosted this series which included interviews, unusual people and happenings.

Guest Clinton Duffy discusses prison reform... prisoners rights to have conjugal visits.
#1095: JACK BENNY: 20TH TV ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
1970-11-16, WNBC, 52 min.
Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Don Wilson, Mel Blanc, Mary Livingston, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Benny Rubin, Dennis Day, Lucille Ball

Many celebrities appear in old TV film clips highlighting this 20th TV Anniversary salute to Jack Benny. His contemporary guests include Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore with cameos by Lucille Ball, Dean Martin, Red Skelton, Mary Livingston, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Mel Blanc, Benny Rubin, Dennis Day and Don Wilson.
#2396: ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE
1970-11-22, WCBS, 52 min.
Ed Sullivan

June 20, 1948-June 6, 1971. This was the "Richard Rogers Tribute" broadcast. Television's longest-running variety show ran on Sunday nights for twenty-three years. Its host, Ed Sullivan.
#1101: KRAFT MUSIC HALL: FRIARS ROAST JERRY LEWIS, THE
1971-01-27, WNBC, 52 min.
Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, Johnny Carson, Jack Carter, Alan King, Don Rickles, Rex Reed, Charlie Callas

Jerry Lewis is "roasted" by the Friars Club. Roast Master Johnny Carson is joined by Milton Berle, Alan King, Jack Carter, Don Rickles, Rex Reed, and Charlie Callas, who show their affection in the traditional manner- a shower of insults.
#5472: A SALUTE TO OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
1972-07-03, WCBS, 52 min.
Desi Arnaz Jr., Robert Stack, Milton Berle, Dinah Shore, Leslie Uggams, John Raitt, Burt Lancaster, Helen Hayes, Celeste Holm, Johnny Mercer, Harve Presnell, Jean Fenn, Ricardo Montalban, Ray Walston, Janet Blair, Miyoshi Umeki, Larry Hagman, Yaphet Kotto, Ryan O'Neal

A star-studded salute to a great lyricist - Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960). Originally taped in April 1971 at the University of Southern California.
#1118: SALUTE TO TELEVISION'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
1972-09-10, WABC, 85 min.
Robert Young, Judith Anderson, Jimmy Durante, Rod Serling, Maria Cole, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Milton Berle, John Wayne, Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Ed Sullivan, The Smothers Brothers, George Chakiris, Lorne Greene, Dave Garroway, George C. Scott, Russell Arms, James Arness, Lucille Ball

25 years of television memories as 26 top stars, in person, celebrate a treasure of TV nostalgia. Performing and accepting awards for their roles in TV's success story are Judith Anderson, Russell Arms, James Arness, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, George Chakiris, Maria Cole, Jimmy Durante, Dave Garroway, Lorne Greene, Bob Hope, George C. Scott, Rod Serling, Dinah Shore, the Smothers Brothers, Ed Sullivan, John Wayne, Robert Young, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. There are 5 commercials including an opening commercial.
#822: AFI SALUTE TO JOHN FORD
1973-04-02, WCBS, 72 min.
James Stewart, Richard M. Nixon, John Ford, Frank Sinatra, Jack Lemmon, Charlton Heston, Maureen O'Hara, Gregory Peck

The American Film Institute premieres this annual event by honoring Mr. John Ford. President Richard M. Nixon is among the notables paying tribute along with Charlton Heston, Jack Lemmon, Maureen O'Hara, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart and John Wayne. Danny Kaye is host.
#5483: A TRIBUTE TO GENE KRUPA
1973-10-25, WEVD, 175 min.
Gene Krupa, Danny Styles

On "The Danny Styles Show," from 10 AM to 1 PM over WEVD-FM Radio, Danny devotes his entire show in tribute to Gene Krupa (who passed away one week before, on October 16, 1973). Over two dozen Krupa records are played.
#1130: SHOW BUSINESS SALUTES MILTON BERLE
1973-12-04, WNBC, 51 min.
Jack Benny, Jackie Gleason, Redd Foxx, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Kirk Douglas, Ted Kennedy, Alan King, George Burns, Henny Youngman, Jack Lemmon, Jan Murray, Fulton J. Sheen, Sammy Davis Jr., Carroll O'Connor, Walter Matthau, Lucille Ball

The Friars Club "roasts" Milton Berle, who celebrates his 60th anniversary in show business. Guests include Sammy Davis Jr., Alan King, George Burns, Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Red Foxx, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Carroll O'Connor, Jan Murray, Walter Matthau, Kirk Douglas, Jack Lemmon, Senator Ted Kennedy, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and Henny Youngman.
#5454: ABC'S WIDE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT: HI HO STEVERINO: A 25TH ANNIVERSARY SALUTE TO STEVE ALLEN
1974-01-16, WABC, 78 min.
Louis Nye, Steve Allen, Milton Berle, Jack Carter, Steve Lawrence, Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Burns, Buddy Hackett, Tim Conway, Jayne Meadows, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Eydie Gorme

Milton Berle is host of this "roast" to Steve Allen, who celebrates his 25th year in TV. Roastees include George Burns, Buddy Hackett, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Jayne Meadows, Louis Nye, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Tim Conway, and Jack Carter.
#1142: ABC'S WIDE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT: HI HO STEVERINO: A 25TH ANNIVERSARY SALUTE TO STEVE ALLEN
1974-01-16, WABC, 63 min.
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See program #1133B.
#1133B: ABC'S WIDE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT: HI HO STEVERINO: A 25TH ANNIVERSARY SALUTE TO STEVE ALLEN
1974-01-16, WABC, 63 min.
Louis Nye, Steve Allen, Milton Berle, Jack Carter, Steve Lawrence, Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Burns, Buddy Hackett, Tim Conway, Jayne Meadows, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Eydie Gorme

Milton Berle is host of this "roast" to Steve Allen, who celebrates his 25th year in TV. Roastees include George Burns, Louis Nye, Jack Carter, Tim Conway, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eydie Gorme, Steve Lawrence, Jayne Meadows, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin and Buddy Hackett.
#825: DEAN MARTIN COMEDY HOUR, THE
1974-02-08, WNBC, 78 min.
Joey Bishop, Jack Klugman, Kirk Douglas, Bob Newhart, Dean Martin, Pat Henry, Carol Channing, Lorne Greene, Nipsey Russell, Foster Brooks, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Phyllis Diller, Rich Little, Cliff Robertson, Charlie Callas, Eugene A. Cernan

The tables are turned on the master of the insult when acid-tongued Don Rickles is the target for "roasting" with Dean Martin. Among those needling the prince of putdowns are Carol Channing, Foster Brooks, Lorne Greene, Telly Savalas, Cliff Robertson, Jack Klugman, Bob Newhart, Rich Little, Phyllis Diller, Charlie Callas, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Joey Bishop, Pat Henry, Kirk Douglas, Eugene A. Cernan (Apollo XVII) and Nipsey Russell.
#1134: DEAN MARTIN SHOW: CELEBRITY ROAST, THE
1974-02-22, WNBC, 50 min.
Jack Benny, Joey Bishop, James Stewart, Jack Carter, Dean Martin, Wayne Newton, George Burns, Pearl Bailey, Foster Brooks, Florence Henderson, Desmond Wilson, Mark Spitz, Zubin Mehta, Dick Martin, Norm Crosby, Rich Little

Jack Benny has the spotlight all to himself as the target of a full hour roasting. His cooks include James Stewart, Pearl Bailey, George Burns, Wayne Newton, Foster Brooks, Rich Little, Mark Spitz, Desmond Wilson, Dick Martin, Florence Henderson, Jack Carter, Joey Bishop, Norm Crosby and Zubin Mehta.
#827: AFI SALUTE TO JAMES CAGNEY
1974-03-18, WCBS, 80 min.
James Cagney, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Frank Gorshin, Kirk Douglas, Jack Lemmon, Charlton Heston, Shirley MacLaine, Doris Day, George C. Scott, Ronald Reagan, Mae Clarke, George Segal, Cicely Tyson

The second annual AFI life achievement salute goes to 30 year veteran film actor James Cagney. Celebrity honors come from Doris Day, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, California Governor Ronald Reagan, George C. Scott, John Wayne, Mae Clarke, Frank Gorshin, Bob Hope, George Segal, and Cicely Tyson. Frank Sinatra is the host. There are some commercials.
#1143: A 1970'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: JACK BENNY: A TRIBUTE IN MEMORIUM
1975-01-02, NPR, 156 min.
Jack Benny, Phil Harris, Jerry Haendiges, Barbara Stanwyck, Michael Curtiz, Paulette Goddard, Basil Rathbone, Jeanne Craine, Claudette Colbert, Don Wilson, James Hilton, Jinx Falkenburg, Truman Bradley, Jean Hersholt, Mary Livingston, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day

Jerry Haendiges hosts this tribute 7 days after Jack Benny's death. There is a brief biography of Benny's career and complete radio broadcasts from the 1940's, including two Jack Benny programs with Mary Livingston, Don Wilson, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day and Phil Harris. From 1945 we hear a complete program of Screen Guild Theater with Benny, Jean Hersholt, Barbara Stanwyck, Basil Rathbone, and Michael Curtiz. Announcer Truman Bradley is also heard. Mail Call from Armed Forces Radio presents a program with Benny, Claudette Colbert, Jinx Falkenburg, Paulette Goddard and Jeanne Crain. And from Hallmark Playhouse James Hilton introduces "My Financial Career" starring Jack Benny, which is heard in its entirety.
#5495: WIDE WORLD SPECIAL: MONTY HALL
1975-02-12, WABC, 78 min.
Danny Thomas, Pat Henry, Henny Youngman, Betty White, Ted Knight, Peter Marshall, Monty Hall, Steve Landesberg

Danny Thomas is the host of a Monty Hall roast. Ted Knight, Pat Henry, Betty White, Henny Youngman, Peter Marshall and Steve Landesberg are all there to fry Monty.
#837: AFI THIRD ANNUAL SALUTE TO ORSON WELLES
1975-02-17, WBAI, 75 min.
Dennis Weaver, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Joseph Cotten, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Peter Bogdonovich, Natalie Wood, Ingrid Bergman, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Orson Welles

Celebrities honoring Orson Welles are Charlton Heston, Ingrid Bergman, Edgar Bergen, (with Charlie McCarthy), Joseph Cotten, Janet Leigh, Dennis Weaver, Peter Bogdonovich, Johnny Carson and Natalie Wood. Host for this Life Achievement Award is Frank Sinatra.
#839: ABC LATE NIGHT WIDE WORLD SPECIAL: SALUTE TO WHAT'S MY LINE'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
1975-05-28, WABC, 60 min.
John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, Mark Goodson, Bennett Cerf

John Daly, Arlene Francis and Mark Goodson host this tribute on : "What's My Line's 25th Anniversary." A nostalgic retrospect with scores of celebrity guests from the past, via kinescope and videotape, including longtime panelists Dorothy Kilgallen and Bennett Cerf.
#6288: WOMAN: "CHILD CUSTODY"
1975-09-16, PBS, 30 min.
Sandra Elkin, Dan Melinoff, Doris Sassower

1973-1977 (SYNDICATED). Half-hour public affairs program on topics of interest to women, hosted by Sandra Elkin.

The custodial rights of divorced fathers are discussed by attorney Doris Sassower and client Dan Melinoff. Moderator: Sandra Elkin.
#1146: AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE SALUTES WILLIAM WYLER
1976-03-14, WCBS, 55 min.
William Wyler, James Stewart, Myrna Loy, Henry Fonda, Charlton Heston, Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Merle Oberon, Eddie Albert, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Harold Russell, Barbra Streisand

A live achievement award salute to famed motion picture director William Wyler. Guests paying tribute to Wyler are Eddie Albert, Henry Fonda, Greer Garson, Audrey Hepburn, Charlton Heston, Myrna Loy, Merle Oberon, Gregory Peck, Walter Pidgeon, Harold Russell, James Stewart and Barbra Streisand.
#1149: AMERICA SALUTES RICHARD RODGERS: THE SOUND OF HIS MUSIC
1976-12-08, WCBS, 93 min.
Gene Kelly, John Wayne, Richard Rodgers, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Diahann Carroll, Henry Winkler, Vic Damone, Sammy Davis Jr.

Gene Kelly and Henry Winkler appear in dramatized vignettes from Richard Rodgers' life. In addition, Rodgers' music is highlighted. Performing guests include Sammy Davis Jr., Diahann Carroll, Vic Damone, Peggy Lee and Lena Horne. In closing, John Wayne narrates footage from the Rodgers' score "Victory At Sea."
#1156: THAT'S HOLLYWOOD
1977-00-00, WABC, 22 min.
Tom Bosley, Irving Berlin

Tom Bosley narrates a salute to Irving Berlin.
#845: AFI SALUTE TO BETTE DAVIS
1977-03-21, WBAY, 77 min.
William Wyler, Peter Falk, Paul Henreid, Henry Fonda, Olivia De Havilland, Celeste Holm, Cicely Tyson, Natalie Wood, Bette Davis, Robert Wagner, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lee Grant, Martin Manulis, George Stevens Jr., Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Liza Minnelli

Taped in Green Bay Wisconsin CBS affiliate station. The American Film Institute Life Achievement Award is presented to Bette Davis. Paying tribute to Davis are hostess Jane Fonda, Henry Fonda, Olivia De Havilland, William Wyler, Liza Minnelli, Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Paul Henreid, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lee Grant, Celeste Holm, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Martin Manulis, George Stevens Jr. and Cicely Tyson.
#850: AFI SALUTE TO HENRY FONDA
1978-03-15, WBAY, 101 min.
James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Fred MacMurray, James Garner, Kirk Douglas, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Henry Fonda, Charlton Heston, Lloyd Nolan, James Dunn, Ron Howard, Jane Alexander, Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Billy Dee Williams, Dorothy McGuire, Marsha Mason, Gregory Peck, Richard Burton, Lucille Ball

Tributes to Henry Fonda are given by daughter Jane Fonda, son Peter Fonda, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Lucille Ball, Jack Lemmon, Charlton Heston, Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck, Richard Burton, James Garner, Fred MacMurray, Marsha Mason, Dorothy McGuire, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Alexander, James Dunn, Lillian Gish, Ron Howard, Richard Widmark and Billy Dee Williams.
#852: TRIBUTE TO MR. TELEVISION: MILTON BERLE
1978-03-26, WFRV, 50 min.
Joey Bishop, Gene Kelly, Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Carl Reiner, Angie Dickinson, Gabe Kaplan, Marie Osmond, Don Rickles, George Carlin, Marlo Thomas, Flip Wilson, Donny Osmond

Celebrities pay tribute to the man who put television on the map, Milton Berle. On hand are Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Kirk Douglas, Frank Sinatra, Flip Wilson, Lucille Ball, Don Rickles, Marlo Thomas, Angie Dickinson, Joey Bishop, Gregory Peck, George Carlin, Carl Reiner, Gene Kelly, Gabe Kaplan, Donnie Osmond and Marie Osmond.
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