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#6978: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1960-02-11, NBC, 68 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Shelley Berman, Jose Melis, Orson Bean

Jack Paar unexpectedly walks off the show during his opening monologue protesting NBC's censoring of a "Water Closet" joke he had told on last nights broadcast. After Paar walks off, Hugh Downs takes over and continues the show with guests who comment about what had just happened.

July 29, 1957- March 30,1960 For four years and eight months Jack Paar reigned supreme as host of the Tonight Show with a crew of regulars, but only two stayed with him for the entire run; announcer Hugh Downs and band leader Jose Melis, a former army buddy. Familiar faces who appeared many times with Jack included Dody Goodman, Betty Johnson, Elsa Maxwell, Alexander King, Genevieve, Jack Douglas; and wife Reiko, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hans Conried, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Johnathan Winters. Hugh Downs substituted for Jack Paar 79 times, more than any other substitute host. There were 20 different substitute hosts for Paar over the period of the series run. Joey Bishop substituted for Paar 31 times. Arlene Francis, 30 times, Jonathan Winters, 26 times, Orson Bean, 21 times and Johnny Carson 15 times. All together there were 243 broadcasts which had substitute hosts filling in for Paar during Jack Paar's TONIGHT SHOW tenure. The title of the late night broadcast changed to THE JACK PAAR SHOW which took effect on February 3, 1958. The first video-taped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10,1959. The first color broadcast aired on September 19, 1960.                                                                                                                                  
#36: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1960-07-08, WNBC, 47 min.
Jack Paar, James Cagney, Jim Bishop, Hugh Downs, Shari Lewis, Genevieve

Jack Paar's special guest is James Cagney, who plugs his new movie "The Gallant Hours," discusses conservation with Jim Bishop and demonstrates his dancing prowess with co-host Hugh Downs. Other guests chiming in are Genevieve and Shari Lewis. This show was a repeat.
#6979: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1960-07-19, NBC, 38 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Joey Bishop, Alexander King, Genevieve, H.V. Kaltenborn

H.V. Kaltenborn discusses the National Democratic Convention. He predicts that Richard Nixon will defeat John F. Kennedy for President of the United States. Joey Bishop discusses the candidates and also mentions that in September 1960 The Tonight Show will be telecast in color.

July 29, 1957- March 30,1960 For four years and eight months Jack Paar reigned supreme as host of the Tonight Show with a crew of regulars, but only two stayed with him for the entire run; announcer Hugh Downs and band leader Jose Melies, a former army buddy. Familiar faces who appeared many times with Jack included Dody Goodman, Betty Johnson, Elsa Maxwell, Alexander King, Genevieve, Jack Douglas; and wife Reiko, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hans Conried, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Johnathan Winters. Hugh Downs substituted for Jack Paar 79 times, more than any other substitute host there were 20 different performers over the period of the series run. Joey Bishop substituted for Paar 31 times. Arlene Francis, 30 times, Jonathan Winters, 26 times, Orson Bean, 21 times and Johnny Carson 15 times. All together there were 243 broadcasts which had substitute hosts filling in for Paar during Jack Paar's TONIGHT SHOW tenure. The title of the late night broadcast changed to THE JACK PAAR SHOW which took effect on February 3, 1958. The first video-taped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10,1959. The first color broadcast aired on September 19, 1960.                                                                     
#56: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1960-12-29, WNBC, 25 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr., Kay Thompson, Chester Morris, Lucille Ball

Substitute host Hugh Downs chats with guests Lucille Ball and children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., Kay Thompson and Chester Morris.
#60: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-01-09, WNBC, 18 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Joe E. Brown

Joe E. Brown is guest. Hugh Downs co-hosts.
#62: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-01-20, WNBC, 26 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Red Skelton, Joey Bishop

Jack Paar's guests are Red Skelton and Joey Bishop. Co-host is Hugh Downs.
#881: TONIGHT SHOW, THE
1961-09-12, WNBC, 55 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Peggy Cass

From Radio Free Berlin Studios and from on site locations, Jack Paar and Peggy Cass broadcast "The Tonight Show," 110 miles from Communist occupied Germany. There are many interviews with soldiers and with the cooperation of the United States Army, Paar tours the many facilities and shares his wit and observations with his American audience. From the Sept. 14 telecast, Paar and Hugh Downs comment about the controversy of the Sept. 12 broadcast which caused ripples in the press and with Congress in Washington D.C.
#169: JACK BENNY SHOW, THE
1962-02-18, WCBS, 26 min.
Jack Benny, Hugh Downs, Rock Hudson

Jack Benny's guests are Rock Hudson and Hugh Downs.
#183: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-03-29, WNBC, 43 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Jack E. Leonard, Alexander King, Robert Merrill, Buddy Hackett

Jack Paar makes his farewell appearance. Many guest stars from past shows join Jack, including Jack E. Leonard, Buddy Hackett, Robert Merrill, Alexander King and co-host Hugh Downs.
#184: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-03-30, WNBC, 51 min.
Jack Benny, Jack Paar, Hugh Downs

Jack Paar's guest is Jack Benny. Hugh Downs is co-host. This was to be the final televised "Jack Paar Tonight Show." This show was a repeat.
#6954: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST JERRY LEWIS, THE
1962-07-02, NBC, 95 min.
Jerry Lewis, Hugh Downs, Jack Carter, Henry Gibson, Skitch Henderson

Jerry Lewis returns for a second week as host of The Tonight Show. Included are NBC news commercials and spots for Ocean Spray, Tuck Tape, and L&M Cigarettes. 

The second interregnum (2 April 1962-28 September 1962). Because of his previous contract, Jack Paar's successor, Johnny Carson, was unable to take over the show until October 1, 1962. The twenty six week gap was filled by a succession of guest hosts, most of whom stayed for a week at a time. The parade included, among others, Mort Sahl, Soupy Sales, Art Linkletter, Groucho Marx, Merv Griffin, Jerry Lewis and Arlene Francis (The first woman to guest-host the show). Hugh Downs stayed on as the announcer until August, when he succeeded John Chancellor as host of the Today show; Ed Herlihy replaced Downs on Tonight. Skitch Henderson led the band during the transition period.                          
#245: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST HUGH DOWNS, THE
1962-08-14, WNBC, 43 min.
Hugh Downs, John Carradine, Jim Lucas, Sammy Davis Jr.

John Carradine and Sammy Davis Jr. each guest on two successive evenings. Jim Lucas is the announcer.
#247: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST HUGH DOWNS, THE
1962-08-17, WNBC, 48 min.
Hugh Downs, Jim Backus, Larry Storch, Jim Lucas, Jane Fonda, Rita Hayworth, Gary Merrill, Alan King

Guests for two consecutive nights are Jim Backus, Larry Storch, Jane Fonda, Rita Hayworth, Gary Merrill, Alan King, and announcer Jim Lucas. Hugh Downs pays tribute to "The Tonight Show" staff members and signs off for his final Tonight appearance.
#360: MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, THE
1963-01-14, WNBC, 13 min.
Hugh Downs, Merv Griffin, Joe Philips

Guest Hugh Downs conducts the NBC orchestra with his own musical composition "Sandwriting." Also, comic Joe Philips appears.
#447: TODAY SHOW WITH HUGH DOWNS, THE
1963-04-19, WNBC, 29 min.
Hugh Downs, Marlon Brando

January 14, 1952-Present. First early-morning network program and longest-running daytime series. Created by Sylvester "Pat" Weaver. Telecast Monday thru Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, the broadcasts have maintained a format including a News Summary, segments related to Sports, Weather, Interviews, and Features. Throughout its long run, hosts of "The Today Show" have included Dave Garroway (1952-1961), John Chancellor (1961-1962), Hugh Downs (1962-1971), Frank McGee (1971-1974), Jim Hartz (1974-1976), Tom Brokaw (1976-1981), Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel, Chris Wallace, Katie Couric, and others.

Hugh Downs interviews Marlon Brando in this very rare television appearance.
#541: TODAY SHOW WITH HUGH DOWNS, THE
1963-11-06, WNBC, 44 min.
Hugh Downs, Bronco Billy Anderson, Ken Maynard, Jack Lescoulie, Pat Fontaine

January 14, 1952-Present. First early-morning network program and longest-running daytime series. Created by Sylvester "Pat" Weaver. Telecast Monday thru Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, the broadcasts have maintained a format including a News Summary, segments related to Sports, Weather, Interviews, and Features. Throughout its long run, hosts of "The Today Show" have included Dave Garroway (1952-1961), John Chancellor (1961-1962), Hugh Downs (1962-1971), Frank McGee (1971-1974), Jim Hartz (1974-1976), Tom Brokaw (1976-1981), Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel, Chris Wallace, Katie Couric, and others.

Hugh Downs, Jack Lescoulie, and Pat Fontaine celebrate the 60th anniversary of the movie western and look back at "Cowboy Movies" with special guest Ken Maynard. Bronco Billy Anderson, the first movie cowboy, is interviewed in Hollywood.
#544: TODAY SHOW WITH HUGH DOWNS, THE
1963-11-08, WNBC, 21 min.
Hugh Downs, Peter Lorre, Jack Lescoulie, Pat Fontaine, Lon Chaney Sr., Fay Wray

January 14, 1952-Present. First early-morning network program and longest-running daytime series. Created by Sylvester "Pat" Weaver. Telecast Monday thru Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, the broadcasts have maintained a format including a News Summary, segments related to Sports, Weather, Interviews, and Features. Throughout its long run, hosts of "The Today Show" have included Dave Garroway (1952-1961), John Chancellor (1961-1962), Hugh Downs (1962-1971), Frank McGee (1971-1974), Jim Hartz (1974-1976), Tom Brokaw (1976-1981), Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel, Chris Wallace, Katie Couric, and others.

Horror Films are discussed by Hugh Downs and Jack Lescoulie and Pat Fontaine. Special guest is Fay Wray. A brief retrospective about Lon Chaney Sr. and Peter Lorre precede Wray's interview.
#944: TODAY SHOW, THE
1964-03-18, WNBC, 64 min.
Jack Benny, Hugh Downs, Fred Allen, Jack Lescoulie, Parker Kennelly, Peter Donald, Max Asnas, Jim Harkins, Kenny Delmar

January 14, 1952-Present. First early-morning network program and longest-running daytime series. Created by Sylvester "Pat" Weaver. Telecast Monday thru Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, the broadcasts have maintained a format including a News Summary, segments related to Sports, Weather, Interviews, and Features. Throughout its long run, hosts of "The Today Show" have included Dave Garroway (1952-1961), John Chancellor (1961-1962), Hugh Downs (1962-1971), Frank McGee (1971-1974), Jim Hartz (1974-1976), Tom Brokaw (1976-1981), Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel, Chris Wallace, Katie Couric, and others.

A live anniversary special salute to Fred Allen who died eight years ago in 1956. Joining Hugh Downs and Jack Lescoulie are Kenny Delmar, Parker Kennelly, Peter Donald, Max Asnas, Jim Harkins and some taped reflections by old pal Jack Benny. There are many personal reminiscences and some recreated skits live in the schedule.
#952: SIXTEENTH ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS, THE
1964-05-25, WNBC, 94 min.
Jack Benny, Hugh Downs, Joey Bishop, Rod Serling, Chet Huntley, Danny Kaye, Jack Klugman, Nat King Cole, Garry Moore, John Daly, Milton Berle, Polly Bergen, Johnny Carson, Elliot Reid, Vince Edwards, Jane Wyatt, Carl Reiner, David L. Wolper, Shirley Booth, Lorne Greene, Mel Stuart, Richard Deacon, Pat Englund, Ruth White, Shelley Winters, Shirl Conway, Roberta Shore, James Drury, Zina Bethune, E.G. Marshall, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Patty Duke, David Janssen, Jerry Paris, James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, David Frost, Don Defore, Tom Gries, Inger Stevens, Gene Barry, Nancy Ames, Mel Brooks

Hosts for the sixteenth annual Emmy Awards are Joey Bishop in Hollywood and E.G. Marshall in New York. Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore introduce this special telecast. Humorous excerpts from past Emmy Award telecasts are played. A galaxy of celebrities appear including Danny Kaye, Hugh Downs, Chet Huntley, Rod Serling, Patty Duke, Jane Wyatt, Carl Reiner, David Janssen, Jerry Paris, James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, David Frost, John Daly, Don Defore, Shirley Booth, Tom Gries, James Drury, Roberta Shore, Polly Bergen, and Mel Brooks who with Reiner does a "2000 Year Old Man" skit. Other personalities appearing include Inger Stevens, Richard Deacon, Gene Barry, Ruth White, Zina Bethune, Shirl Conway, Garry Moore, Jack Klugman, Vince Edwards, Shelley Winters, Nat King Cole, Johnny Carson, Milton Berle, Lorne Greene. The cast from "That Was The Week That Was," Elliot Reid, Nancy Ames, Pat Englund, and David Frost satirize the 1963-64 television season. Jack Benny presents the Emmy Award for Program of the Year, "The Making of the President." Mel Stuart and David L. Wolper accept the award.
#5182: DANNY THOMAS SPECIAL: THE ROAD TO LEBANON
1966-04-20, WNBC, 52 min.
Hugh Downs, Danny Thomas, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Sheldon Leonard, Claudine Auger

Musical-variety special based on the theme of Danny Thomas' adventures when he visits his relatives in Lebanon.
#1103: TODAY SHOW, THE
1971-10-11, WNBC, 51 min.
Hugh Downs, Joe Garagiola, Frank McGee, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Marlon Brando, Barry Goldwater, Barbara Walters, Hubert Humphrey, Flip Wilson, Frank Blair

January 14, 1952-Present. First early-morning network program and longest-running daytime series. Created by Sylvester "Pat" Weaver. Telecast Monday thru Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, the broadcasts have maintained a format including a News Summary, segments related to Sports, Weather, Interviews, and Features. Throughout its long run, hosts of "The Today Show" have included Dave Garroway (1952-1961), John Chancellor (1961-1962), Hugh Downs (1962-1971), Frank McGee (1971-1974), Jim Hartz (1974-1976), Tom Brokaw (1976-1981), Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel, Chris Wallace, Katie Couric, and others.

The last "Today Show" with Hugh Downs as host, who reminisces about past shows. Frank McGee, who replaces Downs joins the celebration. Barbara Walters gives tribute to her old partner, Downs. Other guests include Joe Garagiola & former Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Frank Blair does the news. In the second segment, Frank McGee interviews Marlon Brando who is critical of the U.S. Government's broken treaties with the Yaccama Indian tribe in the state of Washington. Final taped farewells to Hugh Downs, from Flip Wilson, Bob Hope, Sen. Barry Goldwater, Johnny Carson & Dave Garroway.
#5489: VARIETY
1974-03-31, WABC, 52 min.
Hugh Downs, Roberta Peters, Gabe Kaplan, Jim Stafford, David Merrick, Rodney Allen Rippy, Evel Knievel, Sami Jo

A pilot for a possible series, recapturing some of the feelings not since the days of "The Ed Sullivan Show." Hugh Downs is host.
#6262: TODAY SHOW, THE
1975-09-19, NBC, 90 min.
Hugh Downs, Barry Goldwater, Barbara Walters, Jim Hartz

January 14, 1952-Present. First early-morning network program and longest-running daytime series. Created by Sylvester "Pat" Weaver. Telecast Monday thru Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, the broadcasts have maintained a format including a News Summary, segments related to Sports, Weather, Interviews, and Features. Throughout its long run, hosts of "The Today Show" have included Dave Garroway (1952-1961), John Chancellor (1961-1962), Hugh Downs (1962-1971), Frank McGee (1971-1974), Jim Hartz (1974-1976), Tom Brokaw (1976-1981), Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel, Chris Wallace, Katie Couric, and others.

Bicentennial salute to Arizona. Guests include Senator Barry Goldwater and former "Today Show" host Hugh Downs. Hosts are Jim Hartz and Barbara Walters.
#5700: TOMORROW SHOW WITH TOM SNYDER, THE
1977-12-02, WNBC, 60 min.
Hugh Downs, Tom Snyder

October 15, 1973-January 28, 1982. An hour-long talk show hosted by Tom Snyder. Network television's first entry into late-late-night programming on weeknights Monday thru Thursday, usually broadcasting on tape 1 AM to 2 AM. "Tomorrow" was expanded to 90 minutes on September 16, 1980.
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