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#13263: BOB HOPE SHOW, THE
1958-01-17, NBC, 18 min.
Jayne Mansfield, Bob Hope, Jerry Colonna, Erin OBrien

Bob Hope's tour of the Pacific with guests Jerry Colonna, Jayne Mansfield, and Erin O'Brien
#13264: SID CAESAR INVITES YOU
1958-01-26, ABC, 14 min.
Hugh Downs, Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca

January 26th, 1958-May 25th-1958

A short-lived half-hour comedy show starring Sid Caesar who was reunited with Imogene Coca for the first time since "Your Show Of Shows" left the air in 1954. Other regulars were Paul Reed, Milt Kamen, Carl Reiner, and Howard Morris. The show was dropped by the ABC network after just four months due to low ratings.

This is the season premiere with Imogene Coca, and Carl Reiner.
Announcer is Hugh Downs.                                       
#13265: NBC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT
1958-01-31, NBC, 4 min.
Herb Kaplow

Highlights: The US launches its first satellite, report from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Herb Kaplow reports.            
#13266: WMGM RADIO NEWS
1958-01-31, WMGM, 7 min.
James Van Allen, Ed Stokes

Highlights: More news on the satellite Jupiter C, a possibility it might be in orbit, includes a cosmic experiment devised by Dr. James Van Allen,  

Ed Stokes reports                        
#13267: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1958-01-31, NBC, 10 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Jonathan Winters

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Jonathan Winters subs for Jack Paar.

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. Altogether there were 243 broadcasts that 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 videotaped 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.  

The guest host is Jonathan Winters. Includes a five-minute news bulletin on the "Explorer I"  satellite, launched today.                                                                                                                                                                                      
#13267A: NBC MORNING NEWS, THE
1958-02-01, NBC, 4 min.
Robert McCormick, Dwight Eisenhower

Highlights: President Eisenhower announces that the Jupiter C satellite is in orbit.  Other name for satellite, "Alpha," & "Explorer." 

Host: Robert McCormick.                                    
#13268: CBS NEWS THE
1958-02-01, CBS, 4 min.
CBS Newsman

Highlights: More on the US satellite the "Explorer 1", Eygpt and Syria to announce their union in a "United-Arab Republic."            
#9409: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1958-02-04, WRCA, 76 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Jonathan Winters, Cliff Arquette, Charlie Weaver, Betty Johnson, Tim Moore, Jose Melies, Elsa Maxwell, Marge Green, Ann Bancroft

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Hugh Downs opens he broadcast announcing guests on the show, 
Cliff Arquette as Charlie Weaver, Betty Johnson, Marge Green and Elsa Maxwell. Jack Paar does his monologue, second day back from vacation. Orchestra leader Jose Melies plays a piano medley. Guest Ralph Jacobs who is a bartender a a Bohemian Restaurant in the Village discusses the concept "I want you, I  love you, I need you." He recites poetry, and praises those who write sayings on walls. 

Jack states that what makes The Tonight Show so popular is how charming a person can be perceived when sitting in a chair.

Now has 102 Stations. Introduction of Marge Green former writer for Ernie Kovacs. Jack relates true story. Recently, he and family was staying at a hotel when he was told that his daughter Randy was downstairs in the restaurant having breakfast with Rev. Billy Graham. Jack goes down to confirm. Graham mentions to Paar he had better shave if he wanted to be on time for Sunday services which Jack had no intention of going but now felt committed.  

Jack introduces Betty Johnson who sings, "Sleepy Time Down South." Jack introduces Charley Weaver who began appearing on the show a month ago. Jonathan Winters comes up in conversation. Elsa Maxwell is introduced. She discusses topics such as the Sack Dress, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and her intentions to fly to the moon. Maxwell praises rising talent Ann Bancroft and new play she just viewed starring Henry Fonda. Other names are talked about including Jayne Mansfield, & Gina Lollobrigida. Jack, who confides that he likes to rest admires Elsa for being so much on the go. Other topics on Maxwell's mind...juvenile delinquency, Mothers and Fathers running the country, importance of being gay and happy. 

Charlie Weaver and Marge Green talk about Jonathan Winters.

Jack Paar reminds his audience that on tomorrow's Tonight Show they are flying in from the West Coast, Tim Moore who played "The Kingfish" on TV's AMOS 'N' ANDY. Recent shooting incident is now resolved and Moore is back with his wife again.

Betty Johnson sings, "All The Way." Jack talks with Marge Green and Charlie Weaver. Introduction of comedian Bernie West who does a seven minute stand-up routine. Later he would go on to be a prolific TV writer responsible for shows such as The Ropers, Three's Company and The Jeffersons. Jose Melies plays the piano ("Love Nest"). Jack says, "Good Night." Hugh Downs closes the show by reminding viewers of guests who will be on tomorrow's night 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, 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)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
#13269: BOB HOPE AHOW, THE
1958-02-06, NBC, 7 min.
Bob Hope

Show opening and Bob's monologue.             
#13270: ED SULLIVAN SHOW (TOAST OF THE TOWN) THE
1958-02-17, CBS, 6 min.
Ed Sullivan, George M. Cohan, Victor Moore

           June 20, 1948 - May 30, 1971

ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE, (TOAST OF THE TOWN)
Television's longest running variety series. Originally, titled, TOAST OF THE TOWN, the name of the series changed on September 18, 1955 to THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW. Most remembered for introducing many stand-up comedians, and musical acts, including The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, The Beatles. 

Victor Moore reprises his Broadway Play lead song, "45 Minutes From Broadway," written for him by George M. Cohan. 

 Most of the 1,087 broadcasts, encompassing 10,000 performers, have been archived. The major exceptions are the first half-year of shows circa 1948 of which a few kinescope excerpts survive.
 
The ED SULLIVAN SHOW was a spectacular show-case that for twenty-three years entertained the American family. In its prime, more than thirty million viewers, young and old, tuned in at the same time to view popular culture.  

Guest Victor Moore sings "45 Minutes From Broadway."                                                                                                       
#13014B: HY GARDNER SHOW, THE
1958-02-26, WABD, 20 min.
Hy Gardner, Maria Callas, Marilyn Boshnick, George Callas

HY GARDNER CALLING - Sunday Night, half hour broadcast, weekly, WRCA Ch. 4 New York City - 11:30pm - 12:30am  April 29, 1956-January 13, 1957

HY GARDNER - Mon-Fri, weekdays, WRCA CH. 4 New York City 11:15-11:25pm, 11:20-11:30pm, 11:15-11:30pm September 10, 1956-January 25, 1957

TONIGHT: AMERICA AFTER DARK Hy Gardner ten minute segments "Face to Face" (New format replacing Steve Allen's TONIGHT!,
revised format series hosted by Jack Lescoulie.Last broadcast January 28, 1957 - July 26, 1958 (M-F 11:15pm - 1:00am).   

HY GARDNER CALLING - February 12, 1958 - September 3, 1958
WABD (Dumont). 30 minute broadcast Wednesday evenings 8:30-9:00pm.

HY GARDNER CALLING - September 10, 1958 - January 14, 1959 
WNEW. 30 minute broadcast Wednesday evenings 8:30 - 9:00pm

HY GARDNER SHOW - October 25, 1959-August 14, 1960 WNEW 45 minute and 60 minute broadcast, Sunday evenings 10-11pm.

HY GARDNER SHOW - September 24, 1960 - September 29, 1962 WOR one hour weekly broadcast, Saturday evenings 12am-1am.

HY GARDNER SHOW - October 21, 1962 - April 4, 1964 WOR one hour weekly broadcast Saturdays or Sundays 7:00pm-8:00pm.

HY GARDNER SHOW - September 26, 1964-January 10, 1965 WOR one hour weekly broadcast Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am or 12:00am-1:00am.


Hy Gardner was a well-known New York Herald-Tribune columnist.  He  appeared regularly on Tonight! and America After Dark, a short-term substitute for Tonight! after Steve Allen abandoned it early in 1957. Gardner specialized in profiling show business celebrities and other news makers, and he hosted a nightly ten-minute TV interview program in New York called Face to Face. His weekly Sunday-night show, Hy Gardner Calling!, also aired only in the New York area and consisted of interviews conducted by telephone, with the subject seemingly at home, but actually seated in one studio, while Gardner sat at his desk in another. The telephone hook-up was real, and there was no physical proximity between host and guest. The show premiered in 1954 ? on New York City’s NBC affiliate station WRCA-TV, Channel 4, and ran until 1965. 

Hy Gardner interviews operatic star Maria Callas and her father, George Callas.                                                                                                                              
#13168A: MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEW, THE
1958-03-01, ABC, 26 min.
Mike Wallace, Tennessee Williams

April 28th, 1957- April 18th, 1968 (with Mike Wallace) continuing till September 14th, 1958-ABC

A half-hour interview series with host Mike Wallace.
On this debut show, Mike interviews playwright Tennessee Williams.

NOTE:
One of the rare "lost" MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEW broadcasts, of which all but two of the 72 broadcasts survive.  

NOTE:
         Status of The Mike Wallace Interview
A total of 72 episodes of The Mike Wallace Interview were broadcast by ABC between 1957 and 1958. The series premiered on April 28th, 1957 and was sponsored by Phillip Morris through the April 18th, 1958 episode. The Fund for the Republic then sponsored a 13-week set of interviews entitled “Liberty and Freedom” (one of which was never broadcast) followed by an additional six episodes. The final broadcast took place on September 14th, 1958.

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has 66 of the 72 episodes of The Mike Wallace Interview, donated by Mike Wallace in the 1960's. Five of these broadcasts are only available as audio recordings while the rest are kinescopes. 
The Ransom Center also has a transcript of the Ben Hecht interview (broadcast February 25th, 1958) but no audio or video. Two of the episodes the Ransom Center does not have is a copy of is the controversial Mickey Cohen broadcast from May 19th, 1957, and the March 1, 1958 interview with Tennessee Williams, both of which do exist in the archive of ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO, Inc.

According to Steve Winston, Associate Curator of Film at the Ransom Center, “There are reports that the BBC still has some excerpts though we have not been able to locate the specific department that might hold them. Other than that, both interview appear to be lost.” 

Also missing from the Ransom Center’s collection are the two retractions read by ABC’s Oliver Treyz and Mike Wallace on May 27th  which Archival Television Audio, Inc. does have and December 14th. According to Winston, “We have no idea why the footage was not included in the kinescope. We don’t know if they were removed later, or if they were never recorded in the first place.” 

The UCLA Film & Television Archive has two episodes of the series: the Cyrus Eaton interview that is audio only at the Ransom Center and the Ben Hecht interview that the Ransom Center only has a transcript for. Both the Museum of Broadcasting and The Paley Center for Media have several episodes that are also part of the Ransom Center’s collection.

(According to a December 1957 article in The Los Angeles Times, a filmed “stand-by interview” with Evelyn Rudie was always ready to be used in the event a guest didn’t show up. It is not included in the episode count and its current whereabouts are unknown.)
                                                          
#13271: BOB HOPE SHOW, THE
1958-03-02, NBC, 7 min.
Bob Hope

The show opening.            
#13272: MAKE ME LAUGH
1958-03-20, ABC, 12 min.
Henny Youngman, Buddy Lester, Sid Gould, Robert Q. Lewis

March 20th, 1958-June 12th, 1958 ABC
1979 Syndicated

Premiere of short lived Game Show in which contestants won money by keeping a straight face. Three comedians would appear each week and were given one minute to get the contestant to laugh. The contestant was given a dollar for each second they kept a straight face
The series returned in syndication in 1979 with Bobby Van as host.

Guests are Buddy Lester, Sid Gould, and Henny Youngman.

NOTE: A "LOST" Television game show. 

Robert Q. Lewis is the host. Series premiere.                                                                            
#13273: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN,THE
1958-03-22, CBS, 4 min.
Winston Churchill, Ron Cochran, Mike Todd

Highlights: Showman Mike Todd dies in a plane crash, Winston Churchill is ailing in England, Rebel forces fight in Indonesia.                         
#7432: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1958-03-23, NBC, 00 min.
Louis Nye, Don Knotts, Steve Allen, Bill Dana, Skitch Henderson, Anita Ekberg, Tom Poston, Pat Harrington

June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961.
The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable, was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their  best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.    

                                               
#7199: JACK BENNY PROGRAM
1958-03-25, CBS, 00 min.
Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mel Blanc, Mary Livingston, Dennis Day, Herb Vigran

October 28th, 1950- September 15th, 1964 (CBS)
September 25th,1964-September 10th, 1965 (NBC)    

Jack Benny's half-hour show mixed variety and situation comedy with a company of regulars: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, announcer Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Mel Blanc, and Mary Livingston.   

"Railroad Station." Comedy

Eddie "Rochester" Anderson,Don Wilson,Mel Blanc,Herb Vigran                   
#9468: ACADEMY AWARD: 30TH ANNUAL
1958-03-26, NBC, 95 min.
David Niven, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Kennedy, Bob Hope, Red Buttons, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Hope Lange, Janet Leigh, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Don Murray, Rosalind Russell, Carolyn Jones, Jimmy Stewart, Russ Tamblyn, Donald Duck, Vittorio De Sica, Miyoushi Umeki, Diane Varsi

      The 30th annual "Oscar" presentations are telecast, for the first time entirely under the auspices of the movie industry. Emcees: Jimmy Stewart, Rosalind Russell, David Niven, Jack Lemmon, Bob Hope. Donald Duck narrates a cartoon history of the movies. Married couples acting as custodians of the "Oscars" are Hope Lange and Don Murray, Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner. Supporting - role nominees are Red Buttons, Vittorio De Sica, Sessue Hayakawa, Arthur Kennedy, Russ Tamblyn, Carolyn Jones, Elsa Lanchester, Hope Lange, Miyoushi Umeki, and Diane Varsi.        
#13274: ACADEMY AWARD CEREMONIES, 30TH, THE
1958-03-26, ABC, 31 min.
David Niven, Bob Hope, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, Joanne Woodward, Vincent Price, Cary Grant, Doris Day, Fred Astaire, Ronald Reagan, Gregory Peck, Rosalind Russell, Jean Simmons, June Allyson, Miyoshi Umeki, Eva Marie Saint, John WQayne, Anita Eckberg, Sam Spiegel, Dana Wynter

The 30th Academy Award ceremonies are telecast live at the RKO Pantages Theatre In Los Angeles. Personalities include Jennifer Jones, David Niven, June Allyson, Eva Marie Saint, Gregory Peck, Joanne Woodward, Rosalind Russell, Anita Eckberg, Vincent Price, Fred Astaire, Dana Wynter, Bob Hope, Doris Day, Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Cary Grant, Jean Simmons, Maurice Chevalier, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Sam Spiegel, Ronald Reagan, and Miyoshi Umeki.

Joined in progress.

Hosted by Bob Hope, Rosalind Russell, David Niven, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, and Clarence Nash (voice of Donald Duck).

Best Picture is awarded to "Bridge On The River Kwai"  

NOTE: MANY ABBREVIATED SEGMENTS.                                                  
#13275: CBS NEWS WITH DOUGLAS EDWARDS, THE
1958-03-26, CBS, 5 min.
Howard K. Smith, Nikita Khrushchev, Douglas Edwards

Highlights: Khrushchev rises to Prime Minister as Bulgarian falls, the US to prepare rockets for flight to the moon, Howard K. Smith reports.                                       
#13276: TEX AND JINX RADIO SHOW, THE
1958-03-26, WRCA, 5 min.
Jinx Falkenburg, Tex McCrary, Mike Todd

Tex McCrary comments on the recent death of Mike Todd. Also, interviews with Todd.

Hosts: Tex McCrary and Jinx Falkenburg.                         
#13277: BBC INTERVIEW WITH FIELD MARSHALL BERNARD MONTGOMERY
1958-03-26, , min.
Bernard Montgomery

A BBC interview with Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery who announces his retirement from the British Army. Montgomery recalls past experiences and speculates about the future.           
#13278: INTERVIEW WITH NATHAN LEOPOLD
1958-03-26, , min.
Nathan Leopold, Richard Loeb

Nathan Leopold measures his thirty three years in prison for the "thrill" murder of fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks and seeks mercy in a release. Leopold along with Richard Loeb kidnapped and murdered young Franks in May 1924 in Chicago. They called the murder a demonstration of their intellectual superiority. Both men were sentenced to life plus 99 years in prison, with Loeb being murdered by a fellow prisoner in 1936. Leopold was released on parole in 1958.                     
#7025: CLUB OASIS
1958-03-29, NBC, min.
Spike Jones, Helen Grayco, Joe Besser, Bob Lemond, Julie Redding

NBC- Sept 28th,1957-Sept 6th, 1958   

A bi-weekly variety series set in a night club.Each program hosted by a different guest star.
From June 7th, 1958 to final show, Sept 6th, 1958, Spike Jones took over as permanent host.

March 29th, 1958, Club Oasis. Spike Jones hosts with guests Helen Grayco, Julie Redding and Joe Besser, who does an Army recruiter sketch with Spike Jones. Announcer Bob Lemond mentions during the credits to tune in in two weeks when Dean Martin will host Club Oasis with his guest Eddie Fisher.                              
#13279: BOB HOPE SHOW, THE
1958-04-05, NBC, min.
Bob Hope

Bob Hope special from Moscow.                         
#7250A: LAWRENCE WELK SHOW, THE
1958-04-09, WABC, ?? min.
Lawrence Welk

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.             
#7435: SWING INTO SPRING
1958-04-09, CBS, 00 min.
Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and his band, Urbie Green

Special celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Benny Goodman band.                        
#7250B: LAWRENCE WELK SHOW, THE
1958-04-16, WABC, ?? min.
Lawrence Welk

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.                          
#5917*: " href="ata_search.php?keywords=DUPONT+SHOW+OF+THE+MONTH%3A+%3Cb%3E%22THE+RED+MILL%22%3C%2Fb%3E">DUPONT SHOW OF THE MONTH: "THE RED MILL"
1958-04-19, WCBS, 80 min.
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September 29, 1957-March 21, 1961. An irregularly scheduled collection of culturally outstanding dramas usually presented monthly. SEARCH PROGRAM TITLE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.
#5917: RED MILL, THE
1958-04-19, WCBS, 80 min.
Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Shirley Jones, Edward Andrews, Harpo Marx, Donald O'Connor, Elaine Stritch, Evelyn Rudie

Presented on "DUPONT SHOW OF THE MONTH." Revamped television adaptation of Victor Herbert's 1906 operetta. Three individuals pass through a small Dutch town and are affected by the legend of the Red Mill. Harpo Marx and Evelyn Rudie were the narrators. No open or close recorded.
#13280: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1958-04-22, NBC, 3 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Walter Winchell, Elsa Maxwell

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Brief excerpt beginning with Jack Paar setting the record straight, stating "...the only way to kill a lie is to reveal the truth," referring to what he believes have been miss-truths said about him over and over again by columnist Walter Winchell. 



 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. Altogether there were 243 broadcasts that 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 videotaped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10, 1959. The first color broadcast aired on September 19, news bulletin on the "Explorer I"  satellite, launched today. 

In this episode of the show, Jack accuses columnist Walter Winchell of lying.

Guest is Elsa Maxwell.                                                                                                                                                                                                        
#9426: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1958-04-22, NBC, 3 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Walter Winchell, Al Fanelli, Elsa Maxwell

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Brief excerpt beginning with Jack Paar setting the record straight, stating "...the only way to kill a lie is to reveal the truth," referring to what he believes have been miss-truths said about him over and over again by columnist Walter Winchell. 

Elsa Maxwell joins the conversation updating Jack about her gay card games, Belgium pavilion, and appreciation of South Pacific play.  

 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.                                                                                                                                                                
#13281: NEW YORK CLOSE-UP WITH TEX AND JINX
1958-04-23, WRCA, min.
Jinx Falkenburg, Jack Barry, Tex McCrary

The guest is quiz show host Jack Barry. Barry discusses how people get on his quiz show.

Hosts: Tex McCrary and Jinx Falkenburg.                                      
#7442: TIMEX ALL STAR JAZZ SHOW
1958-04-30, CBS, 00 min.
Garry Moore, Duke Ellington, Carmen McRae

December 30th, 1957-1959

Jazz series featuring top jazz artists of the day.                          
#7351: PHIL SILVERS ON BROADWAY
1958-05-13, CBS, 00 min.
Phil Silvers, Allan Melvin, Georgann Johnson, William Redfield, Walter Dare Wahl, Darryl Richard, Gloria Krieger, Billy Sands, Herbie Faye, Maurice Gosfield

Phil Silvers stars in a live variety show, with the accent on comedy.                                                    
#7367: RED SKELTON SHOW, THE
1958-05-13, CBS, 00 min.
Red Skelton, Milton Berle, Jo Stafford, Vincent Price, James Arness, Jimmie Rodgers, Sidney Miller, Richard Skelton

September 25, 1962-June 23, 1970. One of television's most inventive and popular comedians, Red Skelton hosted his own series for twenty years, seven of them in a one-hour format, "The Red Skelton Hour" on CBS. Skelton began his television career on NBC September 30, 1951 with a half-hour filmed variety series lasting until June 21, 1953. He then began his CBS affiliation, and began hosting "The Red Skelton Show," a half-hour variety show broadcast live until October 18, 1960, and subsequently on videotape. This series aired from October 13, 1953, continuing until June 26, 1962. From July 21, 1954 through September 8, 1954, "The Red Skelton Revue" was broadcast live on CBS in a one-hour format. Red Skelton returned to NBC in a half-hour taped format for his final series. "Red" as the show was known, premiered September 14, 1970. The first four broadcasts included introductions by Vice President Spiro T. Agnew (September 14, 1970), Dean Martin (September 21, 1970), Jack Benny (September 28, 1970), and Johnny Carson (October 5, 1970) who got his big break writing for Skelton in the early 1950's. Red Skelton's last first-run regularly scheduled television program aired on March 15, 1971. 

Milton Berle fills in for Red Skelton as host due to the death of Skelton's son Richard, who died two days earlier from Leukemia. 



                                                                                                                                                         
#13282: CBS NEWS SPECIAL
1958-05-14, CBS, min.
Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower

Vice-President Richard Nixon is to receive reception in Washington, DC following a trip to Venezuela in which his life was threatened by riotous mobs, Eisenhower comments on Venezuela; OAS Algerian (French) settlers active in Algeria- protest French policies in Algeria.            
#13283: CBS NEWS, THE
1958-05-15, CBS, min.
Richard Nixon, Charles De Gaulle

Highlights: Political chaos in France, General De Gaulle willing to assume power following rioting between extremist groups related to Algerian policy, Vice-President Nixon gets a heros welcome in Washington following an explosive trip to South America, comment by Nixon.                          
#13284: NBC NEWS WITH KENNETH BANGHART, THE
1958-05-18, NBC, min.
Kenneth Banghart, Charles De Gaulle, Elmer Davis

Highlights: Crisis in France, Frenchmen wait for comment from General De Gaulle, police prepare for the possible disorder, the crisis in the Middle East, UAR intending to stir up trouble in Lebanon, Russia's third sputnik passes over New York City, Canadian news commentator Elmer Davis has died.             
#7250C: LAWRENCE WELK SHOW, THE
1958-05-18, WABC, ?? min.
Lawrence Welk

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.                          
#7093: ED SULLIVAN SHOW
1958-05-18, WCBS, 00 min.
Ed Sullivan, Carol Lawrence, Sophie Tucker, Maurice Chevalier, Kim Sisters, Jack E. Leonard, West Point Glee Club

             
#13285: TWENTY-ONE
1958-05-19, NBC, min.
Jack Barry, Elfreda Von Nardroff

September 12th,1956-October, 16th 1958 

This quiz show was NBC's answer to the popular CBS quiz the $64,000 question and was hosted by series co-creator Jack Barry. Contestant Charles Van Doren proved to be the most popular of all the show's contestants although Elfreda Von Nardroff went home with the most money after twenty-one appearances. The two contestants were placed in isolation booths where they were asked a series of questions. Van Doren would often make facial expressions in his booth when asked a question he was struggling with. It was discovered later that Van Doren had been given some of the answers. Another contestant, Herbert Stempel blew the whistle on the show accusing the program of giving some of the answers to the contestants. In October 1958 the show was removed from the air as the quiz show scandal was becoming more widely-known.

The guest contestant is Elfreda Von Nardroff.

Jack Barry is the host.
                                                                                                      
#13286: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1958-05-24, CBS, min.
Ron Cochran, Charles De Gaulle, Jacque Massu, Jacque Soustelle

Highlights: French crisis continues, De Gaulle followers in Corsica, right-wing civilians and paratroopers seize the government, Junta trio in Algeria pledge to seek De Gaulle into power, the trio includes Jacque  Soustelle and General Jacque Massu, Paris calls it an insurrection, Lebanon claims UAR interferes with its internal affairs.                          
#13287: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1958-05-25, NBC, 00 min.
Steve Allen, Van Cliburn

June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961.
The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable, was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.    

Guest is pianist Van Cliburn, back from Russia after winning the Gold Medal.                                                          
#13288: THE CBS NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE, THE
1958-05-25, CBS, min.
Walter Cronkite, Charles De Gaulle, Jacque Massu, Jacque Soustelle

Highlights: French crisis, insurrection spreading under De Gaulle's symbol headed by Algerian Junta, pro-Junta demonstrations in Paris demand De Gaulle, Massu, and Soustelle look to De Gaulle to Save France, all demand that Algeria remains French.                          
#13289A: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1958-05-25, CBS, min.
Ron Cochran, Bernard Goldfine, Sherman Adams

Highlights: Russia agrees to President Eisenhower's suggestion on nuclear testing detection, presidential assistant Sherman Adams queried on the acceptance of gifts from industrialist Bernard Goldfine, congressman comments on Adams affair.
            
#13289: PIELS BEER COMMERCIAL WITH BOB AND RAY
1958-06-13, , 1 min.
Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding

A Piels Beer commercial with Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding.                         
#13290: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1958-06-17, CBS, min.
Ron Cochran, John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles, Imre Nagy, Bernard Goldfine, Sherman Adams

Highlights: Sherman Adams scandal charges; says he's innocent but used poor judgment, President Eisenhower receives a vicuna coat from Bernard Goldfine, Senator John Kennedy introduces a bill to curb union money activities, Secretary Dulles says troops will be sent to Lebanon to maintain that country's independence, Hungary executes four leaders of the 1956 revolt including Premier Imre Nagy.                                      
#13291: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1958-06-30, CBS, min.
Nelson Rockefeller, Daniel Schorr, Ron Cochran, Leonard Hall, Bernard Goldfine, Sherman Adams

The US Senate votes to make Alaska the 49th state, comment on 49 star flag design, the Supreme Court overules a $1 million dollar fine against the NAACP, more on Sherman Adams- Bernard Goldfine scandal, CBS newsman Daniel Schorr is expelled from Russia, Nelson Rockefeller wants to run for Governor of New York against Leonard Hall.                           
#13292: NEW YORK CLOSE-UP WITH TEX MCCRARY AND JINX FALKENBURG
1958-07-11, WRCA, min.
Jinx Falkenburg, Tex McCrary, Eric Browder

A daily morning radio talk show heard at 8:30 AM weekdays on the NBC radio network. It was hosted by Tex McCrary and his wife Jinx Falkenburg. Although officially titled "New York Close-Up, it was often billed in newspaper radio listings as Tex and Jinx. 

Tex McCrary interviews columnist Eric Browder.  

Hosts: Tex McCrary and Jinx Falkenburg.   

Debut show.                                 
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