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1958-01-16, NBC, 30 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Genevieve, Dody Goodman, Betty Johnson, Bob Clayton, George Givot, Jessie Weiss, Jose Melis Orchestra

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

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.  

Bob Clayton subs for Hugh Downs as announcer for this one show. 

Guests: Betty Johnson, Dody Goodman, Genevieve, comedian George Givot, and Jessie Weiss, owner of Stone Crab Restaurant.
Jose Melis and his orchestra.

At desk, Jack introduces panel. Jose Melis plays a number. Dody Goodman sings "Someone Is Sending Me Flowers" Genevieve sings "United States Medley."

Commercials: Bufferin, NBC promoting "Wagon Train" and color TV, Perry Como Show, Steve Allen Show, Dinah Shore, Eddie Fisher, and Milton Berle Shows, all in color on NBC.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
1969-10-21, NBC, 30 min.
Bob Clayton

July 28th, 1958-March 23rd, 1973 NBC
1973-1979- Syndicated

One of the longest running and successful daytime game shows with various hosts, including Hugh Downs from 1958-1965. Bob Clayton succeeded Downs as the daytime host, while the syndicated version was hosted by Jack Narz. 

Host: Bob Clayton
1969-10-27, NBC, 30 min.
Wayne Howell, Bob Clayton, Art Flemming, Jerry, Lynn, Marlene Dram

July 28th, 1958-March 23rd, 1973 NBC
1973-1979- Syndicated

One of the longest running and successful daytime game shows with various hosts, including Hugh Downs from 1958-1965. Bob Clayton succeeded Downs as the daytime host, while the syndicated version was hosted by Jack Narz. 

Host: Bob Clayton
Announcer: Wayne Howell

On this episode contestants, from yesterday's broadcast, Lynn and Jerry (winner) play the game.

Art Fleming makes an appearance to promote his show, "Jeopardy,"
and its upcoming 6th annual Tournament of Champions. 

Next contestant is Marlene Dram, from Wisconsin.

Bob Clayton, at the end of the show, states the due to technical difficulties it was necessary to turn the whole puzzle around.

Commercials include:
Abalone Skin Cream, Aurifix Denture Adhesive, Kraft Parmesan Cheese, Kraft Carmel Apple Sticks, Oscar Myer, U.S. Government free book on "Hearing Loss" distributed by Bell Tone, Polident Green Denture Cream, and Betty Crocker. 
#9781: $20,000 PYRAMID
1976-04-08, ABC, 30 min.
Dick Clark, Bob Clayton, Vikki Lawrence, Rick Hurst, Lenore Lucy, Bob Palmary, Larry Banner, Ruth Pickholtz

This quiz show daytime version hosted by Dick Clark was re-titled The $20,000 Pyramid from The $10,000 Pyramid which aired from March 26, 1973 - March 29, 1974 (CBS - 242 episodes), and from May 6, 1974 - January 16, 1976 (ABC - 431 episodes).

Beginning on January 19, 1976, the series doubled its top prize and was retitled The $20,000 Pyramid. From October 1 to November 9, 1979, the series briefly became Junior Partner Pyramid, which scrapped the usual celebrity-contestant pairings in favor of children playing the game with a parent or other adult relative. Its last episode aired June 27, 1980, with Family Feud subsequently moving up a half-hour to take over the 12:00 noon (EST) slot formerly occupied by The $20,000 Pyramid. 

"Pyramid" received sixteen nominations for Emmys for "Outstanding Game Show" and won the award nine times.

Host: Dick Clark, Announcer: Bob Clayton. 

NOTE: The broadcast on April 8, 1976 is iconic and is of historical importance. On this program contestant Ruth Pickholtz, a young recently graduated attorney, appears in the second portion of the show playing four rounds with partner Rick Hurst ("Things Associated with Law," "Things People Pull Out," "Things People Join," and "Describe Things that Begin with the Letter K." Ruth Pickholtz wins $10,000. There is great celebration. 
However, when returning from a commercial break Dick Clark had the following caveat to say:

DICK CLARK: "Ruth, I've had some miserable jobs in my life and this is not the most pleasant. We have just gone through the exhilaration of your quote, "winning 10,0000 dollars." Human beings are entitled to mistakes. We made a bad one. We have given away 3 million dollars on this show, so a $10,000 gift really means nothing. We cannot in all consciousness give you that because as you will recall in the category "Things That Have Brands," Rick Hurst said something about names of products (Mouton Rothschild) which is really a description and it equals a brand. I just went through a lengthy meeting with our standards, people who have been watching over us all these years. We don't want the money. We cannot give it to you because of people who have gone bye before you and who will follow. We would like you to name a charity and we'll send them the $10,000 and give you another opportunity."    

RUTH PICKHOLTZ: "That's fine. I would like to give it to The National Association of Retarded Children."   

DICK CLARK: "You're a good lady. We'll see you first thing tomorrow."

Ruth Pickholtz returned the following day (broadcast, Friday April 9, 1976), and this time she won $10,000 to keep. 

NOTE: In January 2022 Ruth Pickholtz contacted Archival Television Audio, Inc. In a conversation with founder and owner of ATA, Phil Gries, Ruth stated how for many years she had been attempting to obtain/locate this show, but to no avail (very few "Pyramid" broadcasts survive in any form, video, audio, transcript, thru mid 1978). 

Finally, after appearing on this broadcast on April 8, 1976, she will be able to listen to herself for the first time in 46 years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
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