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#7462: VOICE OF FIRESTONE
1958-11-17, ABC, 00 min.
Martha Wright, Ohio State Glee Club

September 5, 1949-June 7, 1954 (NBC); June 14, 1954-June 16, 1963 (ABC). This was the first broadcast of the season. "Voice of Firestone," which began on radio in 1928, was a Monday-night perennial for more than two decades before coming to television in 1949; for the next five years it was simulcast on NBC radio and television, until a dispute between the sponsor and the network over the Monday time slot led Firestone to shift the program to ABC. The half-hour musical series presented all kinds of music, but emphasized classical and semiclassical selections. Each week a guest celebrity was featured, and for many years the principal guests came from the Metropolitan Opera Company. The Firestone Orchestra was conducted by Howard Barlow, and the show was hosted by John Daly during its years on ABC; Hugh James was the announcer. "Voice of Firestone" was seen as a series of specials from 1959 until 1962; it returned as a weekly series in the fall of 1962 for a final season (September 30, 1962-June 16, 1963).                          
#5952*: " href="ata_search.php?keywords=ARMSTRONG+CIRCLE+THEATER%3A+%3Cb%3E%22KISS+ME+KATE%22%3C%2Fb%3E">ARMSTRONG CIRCLE THEATER: "KISS ME KATE"
1958-11-20, WRCA, 54 min.
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June 6, 1950-June 25, 1957 (NBC). October 2, 1957-August 28, 1963 (CBS). Anthology series which specialized in dramatizations of actual events. One hour format began in 1955 when the series began a biweekly run. John Cameron Swayze hosted the show on NBC. Douglas Edwards, Ron Cochran and Henry Hamilton hosted the show on CBS. SEARCH PROGRAM TITLE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.
#9414: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1958-11-20, WRCA, 58 min.
Jack Paar, Jack Webb, Cliff Arquette, Oscar Levant, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jose Melis, Genevieve, Hy Averback, Dave Willock, Elizabeth Doubleday, Clark Dennis, Charley Weaver

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Final broadcast from Hollywood, California after three weeks.

Announcer, Hy Averback subs for Hugh Downs.
This program joined in progress. 

Jack Webb, Charlie Weaver and Jack Paar do a satire skit parading the TV series DRAGNET. "The Case of the Missing Baby." 

A few old film clips of Charlie Weaver are shown with him doing serious acting including one he did on the TV series DRAGNET. Charlie (Cliff Arquette) Weaver thanks Jack Webb for giving him opportunities to work at that time. 

Jack Webb discusses his successful long running TV series, 
DRAGNET, and his new book, "The Badge." 

Jack Paar introduces Elizabeth Doubleday who sings, "Autumn Leaves." Long segment with Zsa Zsa Gabor who discusses her new romances. Paar reflects when he was in the service during WW2 he was on a ship for 43 consecutive days, destination Guadalcanal. The commander of the vessel was an alcoholic and was relieved of his duty...as stated by Jack, "shades of Captain Queeg in "The Caine Mutiny." On that ship was Clark Dennis who is introduced and sings "Fools Rush In."

There is a ten minute "Glasss Cutting" routine done by Cliff Arquette and Dave Willock. Elzabeth Doubleday sings "My Funny Valentine." Paar states that the final half hour (12:30 to 1:00am is not seen in California. Jack thanks all of his technicians and Hy Averback. Sign off. Last show from Hollywood.  

*Most of this series does not survive in any broadcast form. Kinescopes were discarded, burned, decomposed...whereabouts unknown. 2" Quadruplex Video Tape was expensive ($300 for a one hour reel), weighting 26 pounds, requiring great storage space. Video Tape could easily be erased and was used for new program recordings...retained briefly for a re-run and then erased or discarded. Legend has it that even Jack Paar himself hired a junk man to come to his home garage and paid to have JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW recordings discarded (reels of kinescopes and video tapes) that were now cluttering up his space. 

During this era in television history archiving television programming was not a primary concern or vision, and considered an arcane pursuit. 

ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO, INC. retains over 70 complete and excerpt JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW air checks (34 hours), including the complete Jack Paar's first anniversary telecast which was broadcast live from Havana Cuba (June 28, 1958). These originally recorded off the air pristine sound direct line 1/4" reel to reel audio tracks, recorded at the time of the original broadcasts, represent the only broadcast record of a "lost" visual telecast. ATA is the largest single repository (one collection), in the United Sates of Jack Paar Tonight Shows recordings. The combined archives of The Library of Congress, Paley Center for Media, and UCLA Film & Television retain a composite total of 13 hours of representative JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts excerpts...none complete. 



 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 Conreid, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Jonathan 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. Beginning July 20, 1959 Jack Paar began taking off Monday nights & guest hosts would substitute for him (approximately on alternate Mondays). The first color broadcast aired on September 19, 1960.
Theme music, "Everything is Coming Up Roses" was first used beginning in the Fall of 1959. 

Location broadcast telecasts of the program telecast away from the Hudson Theater in New York City occurred 14 times during this series run. 

Jan. 13-17, 1958                     Miami Beach, Florida
July 28, 1958                        Havana,Cuba           
Nov. 3-21, 1958                      Hollywood, California
March 2-20, 1959                     Hollywood, California
Nov. 10-12, 1959                  Nassau, Bahamas (Video Tape)
Nov. 30- Dec. 10, 1959               Hollywood, California
March 28-April 1, 1960            London, England (Video Tape)
Nov.9-11, 1960                    Hawaii (Video Tape) - b&w
Nov.14-24, 1960                     Hollywood, California
March 21-24, 1961                 London, England (Video Tape)
Sept. 12-14, 1961                 West Berlin (Video Tape)
Nov. 14-17, 1961                  Hollywood, California (Tape)
Nov. 21-24, 1961                  Hollywood, California (Tape)
March 13-16, 1962                 London, England (Video Tape)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
#5952: KISS ME KATE
1958-11-20, WNBC, 80 min.
Jack Klugman, Julie Wilson, Bill Hayes, Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Harvey Lembeck, Paul McGrath

Presented on "ARMSTRONG CIRCLE THEATER." Television adaptation of Cole Porter's 1948 Broadway musical comedy about the backstage and onstage conflict between a formerly married theatrical couple who are starring together in a production of "The Taming Of The Shrew."

Sound quality has some variations. Complete broadcast open and close. Originally produced on Broadway in 1948 with songs by Cole Porter. A classic American musical comedy.
#7336: PERRY COMO SHOW, THE
1958-11-22, NBC, 00 min.
Perry Como, Jimmie Rodgers, Dorothy Collins

September 12, 1955-June 12, 1963. In the fall of 1955 Perry Como returned to NBC where he hosted a weekly hour show. From 1955 to 1959 it was seen Saturday evenings and was titled "The Perry Como Show." From 1959 to 1963 it was seen Wednesday evenings and was titled "The Kraft Music Hall." Regulars included Frank Gallop and the Ray Charles Singers. After his final weekly June 12, 1963 broadcast Perry Como appeared in scores of specials, beginning October 3, 1963, airing on NBC, CBS & ABC, and concluding on December 6, 1986.                                       
#7061: DEAN MARTIN SPECIAL
1958-11-22, NBC, 00 min.
Phil Harris, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby

October 6, 1957- November 8th, 1983. Dean Martin's third of twenty one specials.                         
#7463: VOICE OF FIRESTONE
1958-11-24, ABC, 00 min.
John Daly, Cesare Siepi, Rosalind Elias, Cesare Valletti, Dorothy Warenskjold, Wilfred Pelletier

September 5, 1949-June 7, 1954 (NBC); June 14, 1954-June 16, 1963 (ABC). This was the first broadcast of the season. "Voice of Firestone," which began on radio in 1928, was a Monday-night perennial for more than two decades before coming to television in 1949; for the next five years it was simulcast on NBC radio and television, until a dispute between the sponsor and the network over the Monday time slot led Firestone to shift the program to ABC. The half-hour musical series presented all kinds of music, but emphasized classical and semiclassical selections. Each week a guest celebrity was featured, and for many years the principal guests came from the Metropolitan Opera Company. The Firestone Orchestra was conducted by Howard Barlow, and the show was hosted by John Daly during its years on ABC; Hugh James was the announcer. "Voice of Firestone" was seen as a series of specials from 1959 until 1962; it returned as a weekly series in the fall of 1962 for a final season (September 30, 1962-June 16, 1963). 

"Best Of Opera."      

Narrated By John Daly. 

Wilfred Pelletier Conducts The Firestone Orchestra.                           
#9415: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1958-11-24, WRCA, 25 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Mrs. Miller, Jose Melis, Genevieve, Danny Scholl, Norman Lobsenz

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

First broadcast, back from Hollywood. 
Jack Paar states to his audience that it is good to be back in New York from Los Angeles where five years ago he was straggling and poor. "Oscar Levant's appearance on the show was the best moment." Jack introduces Mrs Miller in the audience who made the trip to LA, and as usual attended all of Paar's shows.

Jack's guest Danny School sings, "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die."
Ironically, School collapsed back stage and was rushed by ambulance to a hospital. Jack interviews Norman Lobsenz who discusses his book, "Emergency." Based on his own experiences as an emergency squad officer. He recounts one incident trying to extricate a very heavy lady who was stuck, in her bath tub.

Hugh Downs announces at 11:30pm the opening credits again. He converses with Jack who states to Hugh that he missed him in Hollywood. Downs relates an incident on his TV game show, "Concentration." The entire full page puzzle, right off the bat, was revealed because of a mechanical error which "blew the entire game." 

Jack remembers taking his daughter, Randy, to a radio show he was hosting. Jack wanted to get his daughter on the program with him and so when here were nine more minutes with nothing to fill he expected to interview his daughter, but she panicked when seeing the red on the air light and ran out of the theater. With nine minutes to go Jack, emotional at a drop of a hat, talk to an amputee marine. And everyone became emotional. 

Jack introduces Genevieve. 

*Most of this series does not survive in any broadcast form. Kinescopes were discarded, burned, decomposed...whereabouts unknown. 2" Quadruplex Video Tape was expensive ($300 for a one hour reel), weighting 26 pounds, requiring great storage space. Video Tape could easily be erased and was used for new program recordings...retained briefly for a re-run and then erased or discarded. Legend has it that even Jack Paar himself hired a junk man to come to his home garage and paid to have JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW recordings discarded (reels of kinescopes and video tapes) that were now cluttering up his space. 

During this era in television history archiving television programming was not a primary concern or vision, and considered an arcane pursuit. 

ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO, INC. retains over 70 complete and excerpt JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW air checks (34 hours), including the complete Jack Paar's first anniversary telecast which was broadcast live from Havana Cuba (June 28, 1958). These originally recorded off the air pristine sound direct line 1/4" reel to reel audio tracks, recorded at the time of the original broadcasts, represent the only broadcast record of a "lost" visual telecast. ATA is the largest single repository (one collection), in the United Sates of Jack Paar Tonight Shows recordings. The combined archives of The Library of Congress, Paley Center for Media, and UCLA Film & Television retain a composite total of 13 hours of representative JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts excerpts...none complete. 



 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 Conreid, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Jonathan 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. Beginning July 20, 1959 Jack Paar began taking off Monday nights & guest hosts would substitute for him (approximately on alternate Mondays). The first color broadcast aired on September 19, 1960.
Theme music, "Everything is Coming Up Roses" was first used beginning in the Fall of 1959. 

Location broadcast telecasts of the program telecast away from the Hudson Theater in New York City occurred 14 times during this series run. 

Jan. 13-17, 1958                     Miami Beach, Florida
July 28, 1958                        Havana,Cuba           
Nov. 3-21, 1958                      Hollywood, California
March 2-20, 1959                     Hollywood, California
Nov. 10-12, 1959                  Nassau, Bahamas (Video Tape)
Nov. 30- Dec. 10, 1959               Hollywood, California
March 28-April 1, 1960            London, England (Video Tape)
Nov.9-11, 1960                    Hawaii (Video Tape) - b&w
Nov.14-24, 1960                     Hollywood, California
March 21-24, 1961                 London, England (Video Tape)
Sept. 12-14, 1961                 West Berlin (Video Tape)
Nov. 14-17, 1961                  Hollywood, California (Tape)
Nov. 21-24, 1961                  Hollywood, California (Tape)
March 13-16, 1962                 London, England (Video Tape)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
#7331: PATTI PAGE OLDSMOBILE SHOW
1958-11-26, ABC, 00 min.
Patti Page, Florence Henderson, Bill Hayes

September 24th, 1958-March 16th, 1959.

Live musical variety show hosted by singer Patti Page.                                                                             
#7120: THE FORD SHOW
1958-11-27, NBC, 00 min.
Molly Bee, Tennessee Ernie Ford

Variety- NBC - 30 minutes, October 4th, 1956-June 29th, 1961.

Tennessee Ernie Ford was host, singer and comedian of this variety show. The musical portion of the program consisted mostly of Country and Western and Gospel music. 

                                                                                  
#7325: PAT BOONE CHEVY SHOWROOM, THE
1958-11-27, ABC, 00 min.
Steve Allen, Pat Boone

October 3rd, 1957-June 23rd, 1960.

Singer Pat Boone hosted this half-hour ABC variety series, featuring top-name guest stars. Sponsored by Chevrolet.                                        
#7337: PERRY COMO SHOW, THE
1958-11-29, NBC, 00 min.
Perry Como, Ethel Merman, Conway Twitty, Gower Champion, Marge Champion, Hugh Martin, Ralph Lane

September 12, 1955-June 12, 1963. In the fall of 1955 Perry Como returned to NBC where he hosted a weekly hour show. From 1955 to 1959 it was seen Saturday evenings and was titled "The Perry Como Show." From 1959 to 1963 it was seen Wednesday evenings and was titled "The Kraft Music Hall." Regulars included Frank Gallop and the Ray Charles Singers. After his final weekly June 12, 1963 broadcast Perry Como appeared in scores of specials, beginning October 3, 1963, airing on NBC, CBS & ABC, and concluding on December 6, 1986.                                                    
#13312: SHOCK THEATRE WITH JOHN ZACHERLEY
1958-11-29, WABC, 6 min.
John Zacherley

On September 22, 1958, John Zacherley came to New York to host WABC's late-night weekend entry "Shock Theatre." He replaced off-camera host Scott Vincent. Zacherley would wear ghoulish makeup and a long black coat as he performed various scientific experiments in his on-camera laboratory. He became beloved to viewers both young and old and continued his fame by also hosting "Zacherley At Large," the replacement title for Shock Theatre. In 1959, Zacherley came to local WOR-TV Channel 9 in New York City, hosting another late-night weekend horror entry, "Zacherley At 12."    

We hear the opening of the broadcast. Zacherley introduces tonight's film, "Werewolf Of London,"  which Zacherley states is pretty bad!                                         
#13313: NEWS, THE
1958-11-29, , min.
Gillo Pontecorvo

Highlights: The US puts a monkey 600 miles up in space but is lost at sea, the first time a high order of animal is in space, Nato chiefs to meet in Paris concerning Berlin, four Britains sail in a balloon from the Canary Islands to the West Indies, Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo to get Lenin prize.          
#7335: PATTI PAGE OLDSMOBILE SHOW
1958-12-01, ABC, 00 min.
Leslie Uggams, Patti Page, Vivian Blaine

September 24th, 1958-March 16th, 1959.

Live musical variety show hosted by singer Patti Page.                                                                                                                                 
#7464: VOICE OF FIRESTONE
1958-12-01, ABC, 00 min.
Shirley Jones, Roger Williams, Tony Martin

September 5, 1949-June 7, 1954 (NBC); June 14, 1954-June 16, 1963 (ABC). This was the first broadcast of the season. "Voice of Firestone," which began on radio in 1928, was a Monday-night perennial for more than two decades before coming to television in 1949; for the next five years it was simulcast on NBC radio and television, until a dispute between the sponsor and the network over the Monday time slot led Firestone to shift the program to ABC. The half-hour musical series presented all kinds of music, but emphasized classical and semiclassical selections. Each week a guest celebrity was featured, and for many years the principal guests came from the Metropolitan Opera Company. The Firestone Orchestra was conducted by Howard Barlow, and the show was hosted by John Daly during its years on ABC; Hugh James was the announcer. "Voice of Firestone" was seen as a series of specials from 1959 until 1962; it returned as a weekly series in the fall of 1962 for a final season (September 30, 1962-June 16, 1963). 

"Music Of Hollywood"

Academy Award winning songs from 1934-1957 are featured.                          
#7139: GARRY MOORE SHOW
1958-12-02, CBS, ?? min.
Carol Burnett, Allen Funt, Garry Moore, Dorothy Loudon, Durward Kirby, Marion Lorne, Steve Lawrence, Alan King

September 30th, 1958-June 16th, 1964

The Garry Moore variety series made a star out of Carol Burnett,brought back Allen Funt's Candid Camera and showcased many fine musical and comedic talents from 1958-1964.The highlight of most shows was "That Wonderful Year," consisting of film clips, comedy sketches and production numbers based on the events and styles of a given year.

Regulars: Garry Moore, Carol Burnett (1959-1962), Dorothy Loudon (1962-1964),Allen Funt (1959-1960, Durward Kirby (1958-1964)and Marion Lorne (1958-1962).                                                   
#7121: THE FORD SHOW
1958-12-04, NBC, 00 min.
Carol Channing, Tennessee Ernie Ford

Variety- NBC - 30 minutes, October 4th, 1956-June 29th, 1961.

Tennessee Ernie Ford was host, singer and comedian of this variety show. The musical portion of the program consisted mostly of Country and Western and Gospel music. 

                                                                                               
#6958A: THE AMERICAN JEW
1958-12-07, CBS, 00 min.
Al Capp, Susan Strasberg, Jeff Chandler, Stan Freeman

A documentary tribute to freedom is the subject of this Special.
A portrait of the Jew as an American and as representative of our minority cultures. Includes interviews and various performances. Susan Strasberg does a scene from the play "Diary of Anne Frank."

Host: Jeff Chandler                                                   
#13334B: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "METHOD OR MADNESS?"
1958-12-23, WNTA, 2 min.
David Susskind, Patricia Neal, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Lawrence Harvey, Jule Styne, Ben Gazarra, Michael Benthal

The oldest surviving archived remnant of a David Susskind OPEN END television broadcast  is a WNTA TV  December 23,1958 kinescope 20 minute segment of a broadcast titled "Method or Madness?" The topic, "method acting" with guests Michael Benthal, Ben Gazarra,  Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Lawrence Harvey, Jule Styne , and Patricia Neal.                

NOTE: Archival Television Audio, Inc. has a rare 90 second pristine sound recorded excerpt air check representing this early earliest extant OPEN END broadcast.  

Originally scheduled to premiere on October 7, but delayed one week.
October 14, 1958 - August 13, 1961
OPEN END with David Susskind: (WNTA Channel 13 Television)

September 10, 1961-May 5, 1963
OPEN END with David Susskind (WNEW Channel 5 Television)

June 9, 1963 last show of the season broadcast on WPIX TV.

October 13, 1963-September 18, 1966
OPEN END with David Susskind (WPIX Channel 11 Television)

October 2, 1966-September, 1986
DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW (SYNDICATED, PBS, and COMMERCIAL STATIONS, including WNEW, New York). 

After an association of nearly three decades with Channel 5 in New York, the former WNEW-TV, later changed to WNYW-TV, David Susskind stopped producing the program in September 1986 because of its late-night time slot, from 1:30 to 3:30 A.M. Sunday nights. His audience like his iconic talk show dwindled not only in its following but in the ratings. Susskind knew when to quit. His last David Susskind Show aired only five months from the time of his death. 
            
Open End with David Susskind was a break through talk show which literally had no time limit. 

The premiere broadcast reviewed in Variety stated:
"In the blueprint stage, OPEN END was initiated on WNTA-TV on Tuesday October 14th the same night 'The World of Suzie Wong' premiered on Broadway. When the show is going slowly, then Susskind has the right to end it as soon as he likes; when it's going well , he can stretch it the night through since "OPEN END" is the last scheduled WNTA program of the night."

The show ended when host, moderator David Susskind, felt all conversation points were discussed. Some of these marathon telecasts lasted over four hours! Jean Kennedy was the producer during the 28 year run of the series.

The series premiered and aired on WNTA Channel 13 in New York for three years, an independent broadcast station, before it would become a Public Broadcast Station in 1962. A myriad of talk show guests, famous, infamous and unknown, found a forum on OPEN END. Subjects varied focusing on usually one topic...show business, politics, the economy, sex, education, crime, etc. Typically, many guests would discuss a subject sitting around a large table with David Susskind moderating, leading his guests with baited questions. On occasion a solo guest would highlight the show.

For the first three years, of its 28 year existence as a regular series, WNTA TV was home to OPEN END which originally began its broadcasts on Tuesday nights, switching on January 18, 1959 to Sunday nights...a future Sunday evening time slot of the week where it would remain until 1986, for the rest of its run.

After broadcasting with a two hour truncated format on WNEW form September 10, 1961 to May 5, 1963 a falling out and rift occurred between Susskind and WNEW management centered on WNEW's reluctance to air discussions regarding race relations in America. WPIX reacted with interest in bringing OPEN END to their flagship New York channel. For the last OPEN END show of the 1962-1963 season WPIX  TOOK LAST MINUTE EMERGENCY MEASURES TO CLEAR TWO HOURS ON SUNDAY NIGHT  June 9, 1963, featuring solo guest Dr. Martin Luther KIng, pre-empting regular scheduled programming (6:30-8:30 pm).

Open End was later cut by WPIX to one hour time slot. David Susskind not satisfied with the shortened format reconnected with WNEW where he returned to a two hour format with a changed  program name. 
THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW  had its return premiere on WNEW TV October 2, 1966. 
 
The David Susskind Show also found syndication across the country and each market would run the program at different times at their own discretion. 

Most all of the telecasts were recorded on video tape, 2" quadruplex. Most shows were kept for a year or two like THE MOVIE MAKERS broadcast which was re-run on August 6, 1961 almost a year after it was first telecast on October 2, 1960. By this time the show was no longer without a time limit. It ran for a finite three hours long. Thus the re-run of the MOVIE MAKERS had some footage deleted from its original run which aired for over three and half hours, including commercials. 

The re-run of "THE MOVIE MAKERS" was the next to last broadcast telecast on WNTA channel 13. On September 10, 1961 the show moved to WNEW Channel 5 METROMEDIA in New York.

Sadly, most all of OPEN END broadcasts (1958-1966), later re titled THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW (1966-1986), were wiped erased, destroyed, discarded...whereabouts unknown, representing most shows produced and telecast during the late 1950's, 1960's and early 1970's.   Only a handful of OPEN END / DAVID SUSSKIND  shows are known to survive from 1958 thru 1969. Hundreds of programs survive representing the middle 1970's thru 1986. 

                
Open End with David Susskind was a unique break through talk with no time limit, rare during any time in television broadcast history, and never to be replicated in the future of television broadcasting after 1960. 

On occasion only one guest would be profiled. Mostly shows were comprised of many individuals discussing one topic which  included race relations, the draft, organized crime, the Hollywood scene, the politics of the times, sex-change operations, divorce, clairvoyants, psychoanalysis, prostitution, etc.

Sadly, most all of OPEN END broadcasts, later re titled THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW, commencing with the Oct. 2, 1966 broadcast, were wiped (erased), destroyed, discarded...whereabouts unknown, representing most shows produced and telecast during the late 1950's, 1960's and early 1970's. Hundreds of broadcasts circa mid 1970's - 1986 have been archived and are extant.           
#13314: BIG NEWS OF 1958, THE
1958-12-28, CBS, min.
Richard Nixon, Charles De Gaulle, Bernard Goldfine, Sherman Adams, Boris Pasternak

Highlights: CBS reviews the top news stories of 1958 which include De Gaulle to power, Quemoy shelled, the Berlin Crisis, the voyage of Nautilus, missiles, and space, approaches to the summit, Sherman Adams-Bernard Goldfine scandal, integration problems, the 1958 elections, Vice-President Nixon in Latin America, Alaska becomes the 49th State, the Papacy, Boris Pasternak receives the Nobel Prize, the Middle East crisis.                          
#7329: PATTI PAGE OLDSMOBILE SHOW
1959-00-00, ABC, 00 min.
Patti Page, Duke Ellington

September 24th, 1958-March 16th, 1959.

Live musical variety show hosted by singer Patti Page.                                                   
#7328: PATTI PAGE OLDSMOBILE SHOW
1959-00-00, ABC, 00 min.
Patti Page

September 24th, 1958-March 16th, 1959.

Live musical variety show hosted by singer Patti Page.                                                   
#13315: WQXR RADIO NEWS
1959-01-03, WQXR, min.
Fidel Castro, Dwight Eisenhower, Fulgencio Batista

Highlights: The Russians send a rocket near the moon, it will orbit the Sun, Fidel Castro supporters in victory celebration over Batista, Batista in exile, Castro will be the new president of Cuba, President Eisenhower signs a bill making Alaska the 49th State.             
#13316: NBC NEWS SPECIAL: ALASKA THE 49TH STATE
1959-01-03, NBC, min.
Dwight Eisenhower

A statement from President Eisenhower on Alaska becoming the 49th State, a description of the 49-star flag.             
#13317: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1959-01-03, CBS, min.
Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro, Ron Cochran, Dwight Eisenhower

Russian rocket passes within 5,000 miles of the moon and will possibly orbit the Sun, President Eisenhower congratulates Khrushchev, Havana awaits Fidel Castro, provisional government to be established.             
#13318: CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT TO THE NATION
1959-01-04, CBS, min.
Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite reports on where the US stands in space, Nasa chief describes future US space plans.   

 Anchor: Walter Cronkite                        
#13319: COLLEGE BOWL, THE
1959-01-04, CBS, min.
Allen Ludden, Northwestern University, Brown University

January 4th, 1959-June 16th, 1963 (CBS) 
September 22nd, 1963-June 14th, 1970 (NBC)
September 13th, 1987- December 20th, 1987 (Disney Channel)  

The College Bowl also referred to as the GE College Bowl was a competition between various colleges and universities. Each week, two teams comprised of four members would attempt to answer difficult questions on a variety of subjects. Allen Ludden hosted this quiz show from 1959-1962 followed by Robert Earle (1962-1970). Dick Cavett hosted the Disney Channel version in 1987.    

In this episode, Northwestern meets Brown. 

Series premiere.                                          
#7327: PATTI PAGE OLDSMOBILE SHOW
1959-01-05, ABC, 00 min.
Martha Raye, Patti Page

September 24th, 1958-March 16th, 1959.

Live musical variety show hosted by singer Patti Page.                                      
#7245: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE, STARRING MILTON BERLE
1959-01-14, NBC, 15 min.
Milton Berle, Harpo Marx

October 8, 1958 - May 20, 1959

Return to television by Milton Berle after an absence of two years.

Milton Berle returns to television in a half-hour weekly series. He'll offer comedy, performances by guest stars and music by an orchestra under the direction of Billy May, sometime actor who will also do an occasional comedy turn with Berle.

Producing the series is Hal Kanter, creator-producer-writer of the first George Gobel TV show. 

  Only Harpo's guest appearance has been archived.                                          
#7250I: LAWRENCE WELK SHOW, THE
1959-01-14, WABC, ?? min.
Lawrence Welk, Pete Fountain

July 2, 1955-September 4, 1971; 1971-1982 (Syndicated). "The Lawrence Welk Show" presented middle-of-the-road music for almost three decades. Numbers were performed by the members of Welk's television family. That large group included the Lennon Sisters (Dianne, Peggy, Kathy and Janet), Alice Lon, Norma Zimmer, Tanya Falan, Arthur Duncan, Joe Feeney, Guy Hovis, Jim Roberts, Ralna English, Larry Hooper, Jerry Burke and former Mouseketeer Bobby Burgess.                                                                                                        
#13321: TEX AND JINX SHOW, THE
1959-01-15, WRCA, min.
Errol Flynn, Barry Farber, Fidel Castro, Jinx Falkenburg, Tex McCrary, Fulgencio Batista

Report on Fidel Castro continued from # 13320, Tex and Jinx producer Barry Farber interviews Castro, actor Errol Flynn comments on Castro's "Freedom Fighters", On the spot interviews with Castro followers, one claims that Batista castrated Castro's followers, a preview of military trial of Batista "killer", interview with a potential victim, a tour of one of Batista's torture chambers where mutilations occurred.   
 Report on Fidel Castro continued from # 13320, Tex and Jinx producer Barry Farber interviews Castro, actor Errol Flynn comments on Castro's "Freedom Fighters", On the spot interviews with Castro followers, one claims that Batista castrated Castro's followers, a preview of military trial of Batista "killer", interview with a potential victim, a tour of one of Batista's torture chambers where mutilations occurred.                                                 
#9416: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-01-16, WRCA, 79 min.
Jack Paar, Jonathan Winters, Jose Melis, Don Pardo, Jack Haskell, Betty White, Elaine Stritch, Maury Scher

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Announcer Don Pardo substitutes for Hugh Downs.
Jack Paar's Monologue includes:
Zsa Zsa Gabor's engagement again...Jonathan  Winters on the show, funniest man I know...Bob Hope, not feeling well...
Jose Melis plays, "Serenade to a Wealthy Widow." 
Author Maury Scher discusses his book "Goldrick." 
Goldrick's ten rules...a potential officer in fatigues.

Jack introduces Betty White whose birthday is tonight. 
Paar remembers when he first drove in LA and in great panic...just staying in a lane was challenging, but not as challenging as driving in New York on the West Side Highway. 

Jack Haskell sings, "Love Look Away." Jack introduces Jonathan Winters, "One of the most creative extemporaneous wits I know."
Conversation between Jack, Jonathan and Betty who receives a birthday musical tribute from the band. Jonathan does a Maude Fricket airline hostess routine with Betty White who later remembers the first time she met Jonathan. 

Jack confesses that he doesn't usually meet his guests before the show goes on. 
Introduction of Elaine Stritch. Jack and Elaine talk. Betty White and Jonathan Winters join in and then suddenly, Jack Paar walks off the show, only to return two minutes later. 

Jack Haskell does another song, "Mr. Success."
Jack Paar signs off. Don Pardo announces who is on the next show. 

*Most of this series does not survive in any broadcast form. Kinescopes were discarded, burned, decomposed...whereabouts unknown. 2" Quadruplex Video Tape was expensive ($300 for a one hour reel), weighting 26 pounds, requiring great storage space. Video Tape could easily be erased and was used for new program recordings...retained briefly for a re-run and then erased or discarded. Legend has it that even Jack Paar himself hired a junk man to come to his home garage and paid to have JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW recordings discarded (reels of kinescopes and video tapes) that were now cluttering up his space. 

During this era in television history archiving television programming was not a primary concern or vision, and considered an arcane pursuit. 

ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO, INC. retains over 70 complete and excerpt JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW air checks (34 hours), including the complete Jack Paar's first anniversary telecast which was broadcast live from Havana Cuba (June 28, 1958). These originally recorded off the air pristine sound direct line 1/4" reel to reel audio tracks, recorded at the time of the original broadcasts, represent the only broadcast record of a "lost" visual telecast. ATA is the largest single repository (one collection), in the United Sates of Jack Paar Tonight Shows recordings. The combined archives of The Library of Congress, Paley Center for Media, and UCLA Film & Television retain a composite total of 13 hours of representative JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts excerpts...none complete. 



 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 Conreid, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Jonathan 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. Beginning July 20, 1959 Jack Paar began taking off Monday nights & guest hosts would substitute for him (approximately on alternate Mondays). The first color broadcast aired on September 19, 1960.
Theme music, "Everything is Coming Up Roses" was first used beginning in the Fall of 1959. 

Location broadcast telecasts of the program telecast away from the Hudson Theater in New York City occurred 14 times during this series run. 

Jan. 13-17, 1958                     Miami Beach, Florida
July 28, 1958                        Havana,Cuba           
Nov. 3-21, 1958                      Hollywood, California
March 2-20, 1959                     Hollywood, California
Nov. 10-12, 1959                  Nassau, Bahamas (Video Tape)
Nov. 30- Dec. 10, 1959               Hollywood, California
March 28-April 1, 1960            London, England (Video Tape)
Nov.9-11, 1960                    Hawaii (Video Tape) - b&w
Nov.14-24, 1960                     Hollywood, California
March 21-24, 1961                 London, England (Video Tape)
Sept. 12-14, 1961                 West Berlin (Video Tape)
Nov. 14-17, 1961                  Hollywood, California (Tape)
Nov. 21-24, 1961                  Hollywood, California (Tape)
March 13-16, 1962                 London, England (Video Tape)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
#13322: NBC NEWS
1959-01-19, NBC, min.
Fidel Castro, Arturo Frondizi, Anastas Mikoyan

Argentina's President Arturo Frondizi to visit Washington, Castro has pneumonia, he will not attend rally which triggers off new military tribunals, more trials to continue. Castro invites US Congressmen to witness trials, Premier Anastas Mikoyanin Washington, doubts US friendship.                                   
#13304A: BEN HECHT SHOW, THE
1959-01-19, WABC, 45 min.
Jimmy Durante, Ben Hecht

September 15, 1958-February 6, 1959 

This late night talk show aired on WABC television in New York. It's 25 minute time slot was 10:50pm to 11:15pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evenings. On Wednesdays it would air for 15 minutes from 11:00pm to 11:15pm.

Ben Hecht, playwright, screen writer, novelist, presented this live 21 week nightly commentary show. The format included Hecht's airing his views on the world at large, chatting with guests from varied fields, including literature, politics, journalism. Topics covered included the influences of critics, the fate of the poet in America, and the Supreme Court. 

Host was author, journalist, screenwriter, director, and producer Ben Hecht.

His caustic comments would enrage some of the viewers while engaging others. In all, a total of 105 episodes were produced. 

NOTE: The four episodes of THE BEN HECHT SHOW audio recorded at the time of the original broadcast and archived by Archival Television Audio, Inc. are the only extant examples in any broadcast form known representing  this series. 

Ben Hecht welcomes guest Jimmy Durante in a two part broadcast, totaling 45 minutes combined, the first airing on January 19, and the second on January 20, 1959. Jimmy sits at the piano and converses with his old time pal Ben Hecht who interviews Durante who gives many anecdotes about his show business career and personal  life.

Jimmy plays many numbers he created over the decades. We feel we are in his parlor at home chatting and reminiscing with music, laughter and song. 

One of the most endearing, personal television appearances by Jimmy Durante.
A "lost" Television Broadcast.                                                                                         
#13323: TEX AND JINX SHOW, THE
1959-01-22, WRCA, min.
Errol Flynn, Barry Farber, Fidel Castro, Jinx Falkenburg, Tex McCrary, Fulgencio Batista

More interviews from Cuba, Barry Farber interviews several "Freedom Fighters" for Castro, many deny they are Communists, a tour of Castro's jail full of Batista prisoners awaiting trial, interview with Castro comments on relationship with Russia, invites US tourists to "happy and beautiful" Cuba where freedom and democracy are a reality, comments on Errol Flynn with rebels, interviews with exiles returning to Havana, description of victory parade by Castro and followers in Havana Barry Farber is completely duped by Castro.                                                   
#8922: 1959 NBA ALL-STAR GAME, THE
1959-01-23, NBC, 45 min.
Don Dunphy, Win Elliott

Second half radio coverage of the 1959 NBA All-Star game. The West defeated the East 124-108. Elgin Baylor and Bob Pettit are co-MVPs for the West team.  

Announcers: Win Elliott and Don Dunphy.      
#13324: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE, STARRING MILTON BERLE
1959-01-28, NBC, min.
Milton Berle, Joan Davis, Bob Crosby

October 8, 1958 - May 20, 1959

Return to television by Milton Berle after an absence of two years.

Milton Berle returns to television in a half-hour weekly series. He'll offer comedy, performances by guest stars and music by an orchestra under the direction of Billy May, sometime actor who will also do an occasional comedy turn with Berle.

Producing the series is Hal Kanter, creator-producer-writer of the first George Gobel TV show. 

Guests are Joan Davis and Bob Crosby.
Host: Milton Berle.                                                                         
#13326: TEX AND JINX SHOW, THE
1959-02-06, WRCA, min.
Elia Kazan, Barry Farber, Fidel Castro, Jinx Falkenburg, Richard Nixon, Drew Pearson, Tex McCrary

Tex McCrary and Barry Farber interview columnist Drew Pearson.
Pearson thinks Castro is "highly moral and honest." Pearson says he will be a great force in the  Caribbean area, comments on the future of Castro, power may or may not go to his head, he talks about Latin American problems, US security predicts Nixon will go to Russia.  Tex McCrary interviews movie director, Elia Kazan.                                                       
#13325: CBS NEWS, THE
1959-02-06, CBS, min.
Nikita Khrushchev, Hubert Humphrey, Dwight Eisenhower

Highlights: Khrushchev attacks Senator Humphrey's remarks regarding his comments on the failure of Russian-Chinese communes, Humphrey detects possible Soviet-Chinese rift, President Eisenhower considers a visit to Russia, ICBM "Titan" missile is tested.                         
#7330: PATTI PAGE OLDSMOBILE SHOW
1959-02-09, ABC, 00 min.
Patti Page, Eydie Gorme

September 24th, 1958-March 16th, 1959.

Live musical variety show hosted by singer Patti Page.                                                                
#7002: BILLY DANIELS SHOW
1959-02-09, KTLA, 00 min.
George Jessel, Billy Daniels, Renee Block, Starlighters, Gloria Smith, Benny Payne

One of the few Afro-Americans to host a variety series during the early days of television (Oct 5th-Dec 28th, 1959). This updated one hour series premiered on local Los Angeles television (KTLA), January 13th, 1959. 

George Jessel sings Al Jolson songs. Billy Daniels piano accompanist is Benny Payne.         
#7465: VOICE OF FIRESTONE
1959-02-09, ABC, 00 min.
Rosemary Clooney, Pete Fountain, Woody Herman

September 5, 1949-June 7, 1954 (NBC); June 14, 1954-June 16, 1963 (ABC). This was the first broadcast of the season. "Voice of Firestone," which began on radio in 1928, was a Monday-night perennial for more than two decades before coming to television in 1949; for the next five years it was simulcast on NBC radio and television, until a dispute between the sponsor and the network over the Monday time slot led Firestone to shift the program to ABC. The half-hour musical series presented all kinds of music, but emphasized classical and semiclassical selections. Each week a guest celebrity was featured, and for many years the principal guests came from the Metropolitan Opera Company. The Firestone Orchestra was conducted by Howard Barlow, and the show was hosted by John Daly during its years on ABC; Hugh James was the announcer. "Voice of Firestone" was seen as a series of specials from 1959 until 1962; it returned as a weekly series in the fall of 1962 for a final season (September 30, 1962-June 16, 1963).  

"Mardi Gras Night."                         
#7003: BILLY DANIELS SHOW
1959-02-10, KTLA, 00 min.
Billy Daniels, Gloria Smith, Benny Payne

One of the few Afro-Americans to host a variety series during the early days of television (Oct 5th-Dec 28th, 1959). This updated one hour series premiered on local Los Angeles television (KTLA), January 13th, 1959. 

                     
#6980: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR
1959-02-10, WNBC, 00 min.
Donald Voorhees, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Rise Stevens

January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This musical series ran semi regularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra. 

Second Bell Telephone Hour broadcast. First aired as specials.
            
#7434: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1959-02-15, NBC, 00 min.
Steve Allen, Debbie Reynolds, Frank Gorshin, Tony Curtis, David Nelson, Ray Anthony, Terry Gibbs, Edward Byrnes, Diane Maxwell, Sandra Dee, David Ladd

Steve Allen Presents The Hollywood Merit Awards.                                 
#7065: DINAH SHORE CHEVY SHOW
1959-02-15, NBC, 00 min.
Craig Stevens, Dinah Shore, Andre Previn, George Gobel, Vera- Ellen

October 5th, 1956-May,12th, 1963. 

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show was an American Variety Series, hosted by Dinah Shore and broadcast on NBC from October 5th. 1956- May, 12th,1963.

Guests: Craig Stevens, Andre Previn, George Gobel, and Vera-Ellen.


                                                                                                                                                        
#9408: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-02-18, WRCA, 61 min.
Hugh Downs, Gypsy Rose Lee, June Havoc, Jose Melies, Richard Hayes, Alex King

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Announcer Hugh Downs opens the show, "The NBC Network Presents THE JACK PAAR SHOW with the Jose Melies Orchestra, and yours truly Hugh Downs. And now here's Jack."

Jack's monologue...an adult Disneyland, George Washington and why did he admit to cutting down his cherry tree?...famous birthdays in February and anecdotes about non-famous birthdays in February. 

Richard Hays sings "Sing You Sinners." Jack introduces Gypsy Rose Lee who discusses her relationship with sister June Havoc...early years performing together in vaudeville...switching birth certificates done by their mother. Jose Melies performs "Wedding of the Painted Dolls." Introduction of June Havoc who mentions that she has been performing since she was two years old. She relates who sister Gypsy posed in the nude winning many contests...first act together, "Baby June and her Pals."

Jack demonstrates new products, including a milking stool, a Lawrence Welk pretzel, Alaskan sneakers and an new book by Pat Boone. June and Gypsy sing duet "Til We Meet Again." 

Jack introduces Alexander King plugging stating that King is the most interesting man he has ever met. King plugs new book "Mine Enemy Grows Older." King relates that he was once a drug abuser, attending numerous programs to cure himself. 

Gypsy Rose Lee and sister June Havoc continue to relate stories about their early years in show business. Gypsy mentions that she was first married at the age of 13.
Jack mentions that the play "GYPSY" starring Ethel Merman will be opening soon. 
 Richard Hays sings "But Not For Me."

*Most of this series does not survive in any broadcast form. Kinescopes were discarded, burned, decomposed...whereabouts unknown. 2" Quadruplex Video Tape was expensive ($300 for a one hour reel), weighting 26 pounds, requiring great storage space. Video Tape could easily be erased and was used for new program recordings...retained briefly for a re-run and then erased or discarded. Legend has it that even Jack Paar himself hired a junk man to come to his home garage and paid to have JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW recordings discarded (reels of kinescopes and video tapes) that were now cluttering up his space. 

During this era in television history archiving television programming was not a primary concern or vision, and considered an arcane pursuit. 

ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO, INC. retains over 70 complete and excerpt JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW air checks (34 hours), including the complete Jack Paar's first anniversary telecast which was broadcast live from Havana Cuba (June 28, 1958). These originally recorded off the air pristine sound direct line 1/4" reel to reel audio tracks, recorded at the time of the original broadcasts, represent the only broadcast record of a "lost" visual telecast. ATA is the largest single repository (one collection), in the United Sates of Jack Paar Tonight Shows recordings. The combined archives of The Library of Congress, Paley Center for Media, and UCLA Film & Television retain a composite total of 13 hours of representative JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts excerpts, all KINESCOPES (sound quality inferior to originally direct line 1/4" reel to reel home recordings at the time of the broadcast). No COMPLETE intact visual and audio broadcasts survive. There are no extant video taped surviving RECORDINGS of the JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW...not even an excerpt. 

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 Conreid, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Jonathan 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. The LAST LIVE broadcast was aired July 3, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10,1959. Beginning July 20, 1959 Jack Paar began taking off Monday nights & guest hosts would substitute for him (approximately on alternate Mondays). The first color broadcast aired on September 19, 1960.
Theme music, "Everything is Coming Up Roses" was first used beginning in the Fall of 1959. 

Location broadcast telecasts of the program telecast away from the Hudson Theater in New York City occurred 14 times during this series run. 

Jan. 13-17, 1958                     Miami Beach, Florida
July 28, 1958                        Havana,Cuba           
Nov. 3-21, 1958                      Hollywood, California
March 2-20, 1959                     Hollywood, California
Nov. 10-12, 1959                  Nassau, Bahamas (Video Tape)
Nov. 30- Dec. 10, 1959               Hollywood, California
March 28-April 1, 1960            London, England (Video Tape)
Nov.9-11, 1960                    Hawaii (Video Tape) - b&w
Nov.14-24, 1960                     Hollywood, California
March 21-24, 1961                 London, England (Video Tape)
Sept. 12-14, 1961                 West Berlin (Video Tape)
Nov. 14-17, 1961                  Hollywood, California (Tape)
Nov. 21-24, 1961                  Hollywood, California (Tape)
March 13-16, 1962                 London, England (Video Tape)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
#7466: VOICE OF FIRESTONE
1959-02-23, ABC, 00 min.
Patrice Munsel, Bill Hayes, Alfred Drake, Dorothy Collins

September 5, 1949-June 7, 1954 (NBC); June 14, 1954-June 16, 1963 (ABC). This was the first broadcast of the season. "Voice of Firestone," which began on radio in 1928, was a Monday-night perennial for more than two decades before coming to television in 1949; for the next five years it was simulcast on NBC radio and television, until a dispute between the sponsor and the network over the Monday time slot led Firestone to shift the program to ABC. The half-hour musical series presented all kinds of music, but emphasized classical and semiclassical selections. Each week a guest celebrity was featured, and for many years the principal guests came from the Metropolitan Opera Company. The Firestone Orchestra was conducted by Howard Barlow, and the show was hosted by John Daly during its years on ABC; Hugh James was the announcer. "Voice of Firestone" was seen as a series of specials from 1959 until 1962; it returned as a weekly series in the fall of 1962 for a final season (September 30, 1962-June 16, 1963). 

"From Oklahoma To Music Man" is the theme.                          
#7326: PATTI PAGE OLDSMOBILE SHOW
1959-02-23, ABC, 00 min.
Patti Page, Helen Traubel, Hildegarde

September 24th, 1958-March 16th, 1959.

Live musical variety show hosted by singer Patti Page.                         
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