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#5905C: BROOKLYN DODGERS VS NEW YORK GIANTS BASEBALL GAME (1950)
1950-04-22, MGM, min.
Roy Campanella, Red Barber, Jackie Robinson, Alvin Dark, Leo Durocher, Ralph Branca, Pee Wee Reese, Hank Thompson, Whitey Lockman, Eddie Stanky, Wes Westrum, Carl Furillo, Don Mueller, George Shuba, Jim Russell, Bobby Morgan, Dan Bankhead, Cal Abrams, Jack Banta, Jack Harshman, Jack Kramer, Sheldon Jones, Pete Milne, Burt Shotton, Connie Desmond

       Brooklyn Dodgers - 7 New York Giants 6  
From Ebbets Field the fourth game of the 1950 season, and the first regularly scheduled Brooklyn Dodger game to be Nationally broadcast.
Highlights include first Black Pitcher in Major League history, Dan Bankhead, starting the game for the Brooklyn Dodgers who hits a double in his first time at bat. Gil Hodges hits a home-run. 

Calling the play by play on this radio broadcast are Red Barber and Connie Desmond.                            
#5897: KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY
1950-11-17, WABC, 54 min.
John Raitt, Dennis King, Doretta Morrow, Loring Smith, William Lynn, Jed Prouty, Phil Coolidge, Stanley Carson, Brooks Dunbar, Jack Manning, Harvey Sheppard

Presented on "PULITZER PRIZE PLAYHOUSE." Television adaptation of the Maxwell Anderson-Kurt Weill musical about Peter Stuyvesant. 

Excellent sound. Broadcast contains opening. Complete.            
#5920: HIT THE DECK
1950-12-11, WNBT, 30 min.
Jack Gilford, John Beal, Iva Withers

Presented on MUSICAL COMEDY TIME. Adaptation of the 1927 Broadway musical. Musical numbers only.   

Very good sound recording for its vintage.

          
#5898: NO NO NANETTE
1951-03-05, WNBC, 30 min.
Jackie Gleason, Ann Crowley, Danny Scholl, Ruth Matteson

Presented on "MUSICAL COMEDY TIME." This Monday Night anthology series was seen every other week. Thirteen one hour musical comedy presentations were aired.

Jackie Gleason plays an Atlantic City bon vivant showing an aspiring flapper around town. Musical numbers only.
#5905B: BROOKLYN DODGERS VS NEW YORK GIANTS BASEBALL PLAYOFF GAME 3 (1951)
1951-10-03, WCFL, 132 min.
Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson, Alvin Dark, Willie Mays, Leo Durocher, Ralph Branca, Pee Wee Reese, Monte Irvin, Don Newcombe, Sal Maglie, Hank Thompson, Whitey Lockman, Eddie Stanky, Bobby Thomson, Wes Westrum, Carl Furillo, Gorden McLendon, Andy Pafko, Don Mueller, Clint Hatung, Bill Rigney, Ray Noble, Larry Jansen

The Liberty Network, WCFL, Chicago aircheck. 
The National League Championship game number three,  that included the famous game-ending home run by Bobby Thompson ("The Shot Heard Round the World"). 

This radio broadcast is actually a re-creation, using data about the game sent in by wire. The announcer is Gordon McLendon, who owned the Liberty Network. 

                    
#19154: FRIARS ROAST FOR JACK BENNY
1951-11-09, , 7 min.
Jack Benny, Fred Allen

Fred Allen seven-minute excerpt.                       
#9490: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN REVUE SPECIAL
1954-03-28, NBC, 71 min.
Jack Benny, Gordon MacRae, Mary Martin, Richard Rodgers, Ed Sullivan, Groucho Marx, Yul Brynner, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Martin, Patricia Morrison, Jan Clayton, John Rait, Ezio Pinza, Oscar Hammerstein

    To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the General Foods Corporation has taken over the NBC and CBS networks from 8:00 to 9:30 P.M. to present highlights from the musical productions of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, 2nd.  The shows to be represented in this review of eleven years of musical-comedy achievement are: Oklahoma, Carousel, Allegro, South Pacific, The King and I, and Me and Juliet. 

   Clarence Francis, chairman of General Foods, opens the program which is hosted by Mary Martin. The first musical number, "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," sung by Gordon MacRae, comes from "Oklahoma!", Rodgers and Hammerstein's first musical collaboration together. Jack Benny then appears in a sketch in which he recalls buying a ticket to "Carousel" for only six dollars and sixty cents. Then John Raitt sings "You're a Queer One, Julie Jordan," and is joined by Jan Clayton in singing "If I Loved You"; both songs are from "Carousel." After Martin sings "It Might as Well Be Spring," from the score to the movie "State Fair," Edgar Bergen and his dummy, Charlie McCarthy, introduce Bill Hayes and Janice Rule in "You Are Never Away," from the musical "Allegro." The following segment is an excerpt from Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life" television series, in which he interviews Rodgers and Hammerstein. Then Martin and Ezio Pinza perform "Some Enchanted Evening," and Martin sings "A Wonderful Guy." Both pieces are from the musical "South Pacific." Ed Sullivan then introduces excerpts from "The King and I," which feature Patricia Morison singing "Getting to Know You," with dancing by Michiko, as well as Yul Brynner performing "A Puzzlement." Jack Benny returns to showcase Tony Martin in "The Big Black Giant" and Rosemary Clooney in "No Other Love"; both pieces are from "Me and Juliet." The program ends with MacRae and Florence Henderson performing a duet from "Oklahoma!" titled "People Will Say We're in Love."       
#5942A: PANAMA HATTIE
1954-11-10, WCBS, 54 min.
Art Carney, Jack E. Leonard, Ethel Merman, Ray Middletown, Karin Wolfe, Neil Hamilton, Joseph Macauley, Betty O'Neill

Presented on "THE BEST OF BROADWAY." Ethel Merman reprises her Broadway role from the 1940 Cole Porter musical about a singer's efforts to impress the scion of Philadelphia society. Betty Furness contributes to the live commercials.
#5893: BABES IN TOYLAND
1954-12-18, WNBC, 80 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Wally Cox, Dave Garroway, Barbara Cook, Dennis Day, Ellen Barrie

Presented on "MAX LIEBMAN PRESENTS." This version is a lost television broadcast. Reprising the role of Santa Claus is Dave Garroway, who tells a young girl left in a department store the story of "Babes In Toyland."
#6976: EMMY AWARDS: 7TH ANNUAL(FIRST NATIONALLY TELEVISED)
1955-03-07, WRCA, 96 min.
Jack Benny, Steve Allen, Jimmy Durante, Danny Thomas, Ralph Edwards, George Burns, Dave Garroway, Dr. Frank Baxter, Don Defore, Gordon Jenkins

Broadcast from 11:30 pm to 1:05am, pre-empling Tonight Show starring Steve Allen, The seventh annual Emmy Awards , and for the first time televised Nationally. From Hollywood Steve Allen. From New York Emcee Dave Garroway. Commercials included.                                       
#5918: MERRY WIDOW, THE
1955-04-09, WCBS, 75 min.
Edward Everett Horton, Barry Sullivan, Anne Jeffries, John Conte, Helena Bliss, Jack Russell

Presented on "MAX LIEBMAN PRESENTS." Television adaptation of the 1907 Franz Lehar operetta. No open or close recorded.
#5905A: WORLD SERIES 1955 (GAME ONE)
1955-09-28, WNBC, 11 min.
Mel Allen, Whitey Ford, Jackie Robinson, Don Hoak, Casey Stengel, Gil Hodges, Vin Scully, Gil McDougald, Carl Furillo, Don Zimmer, Frank Kellert, Don Bessent, Jim Gilliam

The World Series, GAME ONE, September 28, 1955, at Yankee Stadium. 

The Brooklyn Dodgers vs New York Yankees. 
This is the NBC TV broadcast with Vin Scully calling the play by play.
 
Top of the eighth inning, Carl Furillo singles to center field. 
Gil Hodges flies out to left field. 
Jackie Robinson gets on base when his ground ball goes through the legs of New York Yankee third baseman, Gil McDougald...Furillo advancing to third base and Jackie winding up at second base. Don Zimmer flies out to center field allowing Furillo to tag up from third base making the score now 6 to 4, in favor of the New York Yankees. Robinson tags up from second base and advances to third base. Frank Kellert pinch hits for Brooklyn Dodger pitcher reliever, Don Bessent. On the second pitch by Whitey Ford, Jackie Robinson steals home, only the fifth player to accomplish this feat in World Series history, and the last to do so. 

NOTE: Not included in this air check is Kellert's single, after Robinson steals home. We pick up Vin Scully's play by play with Casey Stengel leaving in Whitey Ford to continue pitching and Don Hoak pinch running for Kellert, whose single is missing from this recording. Jim "Junior" Gilliam pops out to third base ending the inning. Mel Allen is heard doing a Gillette commercial with Casey Stengel.

Brooklyn Dodger Line-Up as described in 
www.baseball-reference.com

Jim Gilliam LF
Pee Wee Reese SS
Duke Snider CF
Roy Campanella C
Carl Furillo RF
Gil Hodges 1B
Jackie Robinson 3B
Don Zimmer 2B
Don Newcombe P
Don Bessent P
Clem Labine P
Frank Kellert PH
Don Hoak PR

NOTE: In a phone conversation with Vin Scully (October 19, 2021), Phil Gries plays the steal of home by Jackie Robinson audio track to which Scully states that his "trademark was to call a play and then shut up." 

When Jackie Robinson stole home Scully stated, "Robinson is dancing off third, shaking up the crowd. Robbie is coming to the plate. The throw to Berra. He steals it!" 

Only the roar of the crowd can be heard for over a minute afterwards, with no additional commentary from the greatest baseball announcer of all time, Vin Scully, as agreed upon by most baseball journalist historians.

Angeles City Council on Friday officially renamed Elysian Park Avenue after the revered announcer, Vin Scully, who's been the voice of the Dodgers for 67 years. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

By: Ed Sherman
September 14, 2016
   
There are many ways to measure the incredible longevity of Dodgers announcer Vin Scully. Given my background, I will go with the sportswriter perspective.

When Scully made his debut in 1950, Grantland Rice, the most influential sportswriter of all time, was writing columns about Jackie Robinson for a Dodgers teams located in Brooklyn.

Now that is some longevity.

Well, it turns out old Vin couldn’t go on forever. After 67 years in the booth, he finally is hanging up the microphone at the end of the Dodgers season.

It truly has been an epic run for Scully, and the fanfare will be unprecedented for his final game broadcasts. In the vast pantheon of great announcers in baseball history, there is no debate about No. 1.

“He’s so much greater than anyone who has ever done this,” Cubs radio announcer Pat Hughes told me for a Chicago Tribune column on Scully. “It’s not even close. It’s an embarrassment of riches. He’s the best, he’s done it the longest and he’s been with one franchise. It’s amazing all of this can be said about one man.”

Scully will leave behind numerous lessons for current and prospective members of the media. First and foremost is his emphasis on preparation. Hughes and Cubs TV announcer Len Kasper each made a point of marveling at how much research Scully does for a broadcast. 

Yet something Kasper said really gets to the essence of what makes Scully so great.

“It’s so striking that what he says, and the words he uses, plays as well on paper as it does on a broadcast,” Kasper said. “He’s like a great author. His pen is his voice.”
                                                                                                                                                                                 
#10172: CEREBRAL PALSY TELETHON
1956-01-04, WTVJ, 10 min.
Jack Paar, Bob Keeshan, Captain Kangaroo, Toni Gilman

    A 16 & 1/2 hour live telethon for Cereral Palsey telecast from South Florida on CBS affiliate station WTVJ Channel 4. 

Hosted by Jack Paar and Toni Gilman. Jack Paar would go on one year later to host THE TONIGHT SHOW.

 This TV audio air check counts down the last minutes of the telethon which raised $400,000. Jack Paar mentions how special this cause has been...the good people can do, and emotionally thanks all who have participated, including Bob Keeshan (whom we hear taking to a youngster) who only three months prior began his children's show CAPTAIN KANGAROO which would go on to become the longest running kids show in television history (29 years). 

The CP telethon began, Saturday night January 4th at 10:30pm and concluded Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. After sign-off the announcer mentions a long list of names of all the CBS shows which were pre-empted during the telethon's broadcast.  


                
#5893K: TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1956-03-23, WNBC, min.
Steve Allen, Jackie Cain

  
September 27, 1954 - January 25, 1957
The first host of THE TONIGHT SHOW, which was then titled TONIGHT!, Steve Allen began his broadcast career as a disc jockey. On July 27, 1953 Steve Allen began hosting a local show over WRCA-TV which ran from 11:20 P.M. to Midnight , Mondays through Fridays, sponsored by Knickerbocker Beer, developed by station executive Ted Cott to lure a potential sponsor, Rupert Breweries, away from a late-night show on New York's Channel 7 (TALK OF THE TOWN), hosted by Louis Nye, who would later be featured on Steve Allen's Sunday Night Variety Show.  

After a successful fourteen-month local run, THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW became a network show. Beginning September 27, 1954, the show retitled TONIGHT!, and expanded to 105 minutes from 40 minutes. 
 
NOTE: Sound of this Television Audio Air Check is PRISTINE. A rare return to an early TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN broadcast when Late Night Television was so informal and relaxed with open ended time dedicated to a person, topic, music, or just impromptu  comedy.                                                                                                                 
#6974: TODAY SHOW, THE
1956-06-24, NBC, 17 min.
Jerry Lewis, Jack Lescoulie, Dean Martin, Fay Emerson

Broadcast from Atlantic City at Paul D'Amato's 500 Club where Martin and Lewis were originally booked as singles and started to clown together to form a history-making combination. This live telecast would be the next to last broadcast for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis before they would split for good. Their last telecast came five days later when they hosted an MD    telethon from Carnegie Hall, June 29th and 30th.             
#13002: JACK BENNY PROGRAM, THE
1956-10-07, WCBS, 00 min.
Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson

Jack's guests are George Burns and Gracie Allen. Regulars are Eddie "Rochester" Anderson and announcer Don Wilson.                                      
#13008: BILL HICKEY SPORTS NEWS
1956-10-08, , 1 min.
Jackie Robinson, Bill Hickey

Sportscaster Bill Hickey reports on the fifth game of the 1956 World Series in which Don Larsen pitched a perfect game and reports on Jackie Robinson receiving an offer to manage the  Montreal Royals Minor League baseball team for $25,000.                                                                
#13013: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1956-10-09, WCBS, 1 min.
Jackie Robinson, Ron Cochran, Adlai Stevenson, Dwight Eisenhower

A report on game 6 of the 1956 World Series in which the Dodgers tied the fall classic at three games apiece. Jackie Robinson's final base hit of his Major League career wins the game 1-0, in the 10th inning, for Brooklyn. President Eisenhower attacks presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson for discussion of the hydrogen bomb halt and his plan to end the draft.                                       
#13018: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1956-10-27, WCBS, 12 min.
Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Henny Youngman

September 20, 1952-June 22, 1957; October 3, 1958-January 2 1959; February 3 1961-March 24, 1961; September 1962-September 12, 1970

Jackie's guest is comedian Henny Youngman. Also included is a Honeymooners sketch with Art Carney and Audrey Meadows.

After the 1954-1955 season (one hour live broadcasts), Jackie Gleason produced a series of 39 filmed half-hour episodes of "The Honeymooners" which was syndicated (1955-1956). For the following 1956-1957 season, the Jackie Gleason Show returned to a live one-hour variety format with a Honeymooners sketch included in many of its broadcasts. After this season, The Honeymooners sketches would not be revived until the 1966-1967 season of The Jackie Gleason Show.                                                     
#13064: JACK BENNY PROGRAM, THE
1956-11-04, CBS, 16 min.
Jack Benny, Ronald Coleman, Don Wilson, Mel Blanc, Mary Livingston, Dennis Day, Eddie Rochester Anderson, Mrs. Ronald Coleman

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.   

Jack Benny's guests are Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Coleman.

                                                                                   
#13087: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1956-11-10, WCBS, 12 min.
Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

September 20, 1952-June 22, 1957; October 3, 1958-January 2 1959; February 3 1961-March 24, 1961; September 1962-September 12, 1970


After the 1954-1955 season (one hour live broadcasts), Jackie Gleason produced a series of 39 filmed half-hour episodes of "The Honeymooners" which was syndicated (1955-1956). For the following 1956-1957 season, the Jackie Gleason Show returned to a live one-hour variety format with a Honeymooners sketch included in many of its broadcasts. After this season, The Honeymooners sketches would not be revived until the 1966-1967 season of The Jackie Gleason Show.   

In this episode, a Honeymooners sketch with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and Audrey Meadows.                                                   
#5951: PRODUCER'S SHOWCASE: "JACK AND THE BEANSTALK"
1956-11-12, WNBC, 54 min.
Cyril Ritchard, Billy Gilbert, Joel Grey, Celeste Holm, Peggy King, Arnold Stang, Leora Dana, Ray Charles Choir

            October 18, 1954-May 27, 1957
Live ninety minute productions aired every fourth week. The range of material was vast, from dramas to musicals.

Presented on "PRODUCER'S SHOWCASE." This special color broadcast opens with the words, "The following program is brought to you in compatible color." For the first few years, NBC introduced all broadcasts presented in color with this introduction, prior to replacing the word "compatible" with the word "living" in 1957.
 
Classic fairy tale about a farm boy who trades the family cow for magic beans and climbs the beanstalk that grows from the beans, confronting an ogre. There are ten different songs presented in this live musical fantasy.                          
#13094: JACK BENNY PROGRAM, THE
1956-11-18, CBS, 6 min.
Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mel Blanc, Mary Livingston, Dennis Day, Eddie Rochester Anderson

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.   


An excerpt from the November 18th, 1956 episode of this show.                                                                                                                         
#5991: HIGH BUTTON SHOES
1956-11-24, WNBC, 80 min.
Don Ameche, Hal March, Nanette Fabray, Joey Faye, Jack Collins, Janet Ward

Presented on "SATURDAY COLOR CARNIVAL." Nanette Fabray recreates her starring role in the 1947 musical about a charming con man and his attempt to convince a young couple that they will profit from the sale of their family property.
#13100: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1956-11-24, WCBS, 3 min.
Jackie Gleason

September 20, 1952-June 22, 1957; October 3, 1958-January 2 1959; February 3 1961-March 24, 1961; September 1962-September 12, 1970

After the 1954-1955 season (one hour live broadcasts), Jackie Gleason produced a series of 39 filmed half-hour episodes of "The Honeymooners" which was syndicated (1955-1956). For the following 1956-1957 season, the Jackie Gleason Show returned to a live one-hour variety format with a Honeymooners sketch included in many of its broadcasts. After this season, The Honeymooners sketches would not be revived until the 1966-1967 season of The Jackie Gleason Show.  

The show's opening is heard.                                                                              
#13108: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1956-11-30, WCBS, 5 min.
Jackie Gleason, Tommy Dorsey

September 20, 1952-June 22, 1957; October 3, 1958-January 2 1959; February 3 1961-March 24, 1961; September 1962-September 12, 1970

After the 1954-1955 season (one hour live broadcasts), Jackie Gleason produced a series of 39 filmed half-hour episodes of "The Honeymooners" which was syndicated (1955-1956). For the following 1956-1957 season, the Jackie Gleason Show returned to a live one-hour variety format with a Honeymooners sketch included in many of its broadcasts. After this season, The Honeymooners sketches would not be revived until the 1966-1967 season of The Jackie Gleason Show.    

A tribute to bandleader Tommy Dorsey.                                                                           
#13120: TEX AND JINX RADIO SHOW, THE
1956-12-18, WRCA, 40 min.
Jackie Robinson, Nelson Rockefeller, Marilyn Monroe, Elia Kazan, Jinx Falkenburg, Marian Anderson, Sol Hurok, Tex McCrary, Nelson Rockerfeller

Broadcast from 10:00pm to Midnight. Jackie Robinson is interviewed by Tex McCrary. Jackie discusses Branch Rickey

The guests are Jackie Robinson, Elia Kazan, and Marilyn Monroe.
Tex talks to Jackie about his recent trade, five days before on December 13th, from the Brooklyn Dodgers to the New York Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield, and $30,000. Robinson refused to report to the Giants forcing cancellation of the deal and his subsequent announcement of his retirement the following month. Robinson discusses the Dodgers acquisition of pitcher Sal "The Barber" Maglie who helped the team to win their final pennant in Brooklyn. 
Movie director Elia Kazan comments on the C-rating his latest movie "Baby Doll" received from the Catholic Church, Marilyn Monroe comments favorably on the film released on the day of this broadcast, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller comments on the Urban League community, Marian Anderson and Sol Hurok are the recipients of the 1956 Urban League awards. 

NOTE: Jackie Robinson would later say that he didn't spurn the New York Giants, but had planned to retire because of declining health, and a desire to pursue business opportunities. Robinson retired with a career .311 batting average, 947 runs scored and 197 stolen bases, the most notable his steal of home in game one of the 1955 World Series.                                                                                                                   
#13121: TEX AND JINX RADIO SHOW, THE
1956-12-18, WRCA, 40 min.
Jackie Robinson, Nelson Rockefeller, Marilyn Monroe, Elia Kazan, Jinx Falkenburg, Marian Anderson, Sol Hurok, Tex McCrary, Nelson Rockerfeller

Broadcast from 10:00pm to Midnight. Jackie Robinson is interviewed by Tex McCrary. Jackie discusses Branch Rickey

The guests are Jackie Robinson, Elia Kazan, and Marilyn Monroe.
Tex talks to Jackie about his recent trade from the Brooklyn Dodgers to the New York Giants and discusses the Dodgers acquisition of pitcher Sal "The Barber" Maglie who helped the team to win their final pennant in Brooklyn. Movie director Elia Kazan comments on the C-rating his latest movie "Baby Doll" received from the Catholic Church, Marilyn Monroe comments favorably on the film released on the day of this broadcast, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller comments on the Urban League community, Marian Anderson and Sol Hurok are the recipients of the 1956 Urban League awards.

NOTE: The Brooklyn Dodgers traded Jackie Robinson to rival New York Giants on Thursday, December 13, 1956, five days before this broadcast aired. At the time Jackie Robinson was 37 years old. He was traded for Giant pitcher Dick Littlefield and $30,000. ROBINSON REFUSED to report to the Giants, forcing a cancellation of the deal. Robinson would later say that he didin't spurn the Giants, but had planned to retire because of declining health and a desire to pursue business opportunities.

Breaking the major league league baseball's color barrier when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field on April 15, 1947, he was a six-time All-Star, Rookie of the Year and won the MVP in 1949. In his tenth and final season, he hit .275 with 10 home runs and 43 RBIs in 117 games. Jackie Robinson retired with a career .311 bating average, 947 runs scored and 197 stolen bases, the most memorable his steal of home in the first inning in game one of the 1955 World Series against the New York Yankees who had beaten the Brooklyn Dodgers the past five World Series they had played against one another (1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953).                                                                                                      
#13131: PABTS BLUE RIBBON BOUTS: MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP, THE
1957-01-02, , 12 min.
Les Keiter, Gene Fullmer, Jack Drees, Sugar Ray Robinson, Ruby Goldstein, Steve Ellis, Johnny Addie, Carmen Basillio, Tony Anthony, Gaspar Orgega, Tiger Jones

Radio broadcast opens with Jack Drees inviting audience to stay tuned to a great Middleweight Championship Boxing Match from Madison Square Garden in New York. 1,700 fans attend.
Introductions by ring announcer, Johnny Addie is heard. Fighters in attendance enter the ring to applause. They include, Carmen Basillio, Tony Anthony, Gaspar Ortega, and Tiger Jones.
Addie explains rules at center of the ring to Robinson and Fullmer.

NOTE:
Steve Ellis gives the blow-by-blow report from ringside. The referee is Ruby Goldstein.

Only the fifteenth round is recorded of this Middleweight Championship of the world between Sugar Ray Robinson and Gene Fullmer. Steve Ellis gives the blow-by-blow report from ringside. The referee is Ruby Goldstein.
The 15th round is heard (a few edits exist in this final round recording, but not significant). 
Gene Fullmer wins by decision, announced by Johnny Addie. 

Interviews with Robinson and Goldstein occur after the fight. 

NOTE 2:
Interestingly, this fight was blacked out in New York. No television broadcasting was permitted. It did air on Connecticut TV Channel 8 WNHC out of New Haven. From New York at 10pm SPORTS PARADE aired with Les Keiter kept viewers posted with spot reports interspersed with general sports films.
However, ABC channel 7 in New York did allow viewers to see the final decision after the end of the 15th round. 

NOTE 3:
This match was originally scheduled to occur on  December 12, 1956, but was postponed.                                                  
#13135: ED SULLIVAN SHOW (TOAST OF THE TOWN)
1957-01-06, CBS, 15 min.
Jackie Robinson, Ed Sullivan, Elvis Presley, Sugar Ray Robinson

           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. 

 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.   

On this show, Ed Sullivan congratulates Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson on his retirement from baseball, other guests include Sugar Ray Robinson, and Elvis Presley who sings,
"Hound Dog," (complete)
"Love Me Tender," (partial)
"Heartbreak Hotel," (partial)

Elvis Presley thanks all of his fans and introduces his biggest record, 
"Don't Be Cruel," (complete),
"Too Much," (partial)
"In My Arms To Take." (partial)                                              
#13136: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1957-01-12, WCBS, 6 min.
Jackie Gleason, Eddie Cantor, Edward R. Murrow

September 20, 1952-June 22, 1957; October 3, 1958-January 2 1959; February 3 1961-March 24, 1961; September 1962-September 12, 1970

After the 1954-1955 season (one hour live broadcasts), Jackie Gleason produced a series of 39 filmed half-hour episodes of "The Honeymooners" which was syndicated (1955-1956). For the following 1956-1957 season, the Jackie Gleason Show returned to a live one-hour variety format with a Honeymooners sketch included in many of its broadcasts. After this season, The Honeymooners sketches would not be revived until the 1966-1967 season of The Jackie Gleason Show.    

Eddie Cantor is honored on his 65th birthday. 
Cantor sings "Waiting For The Robert E. Lee."

Guests: Eddie Cantor, and Edward R.Murrow.                                                                                       
#6967: TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1957-01-25, WRCA, 87 min.
Steve Allen, Hy Gardner, Gene Krupa, Audrey Meadows, Milt Kamen, Jack Lescoulie, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Hackett, Bob Considine, Jayne Meadows, Peter Lawford, Irwin Corey, George Gobel, Ray McKinley, Doc Severinsen, Earl Wilson, Tina Louise, Micki Marlo, John Crosby, Sammy Davis, Sally Powers, Maggie Pierce, Dorothy Miller, Joe Interleggi, Vic Marcell, Jim Moran, Pat Marshall, Mrs. Sterling, Pat Kirby, Edie Gorme, Gene Raymond, Miki Marlo, Sol Yagid

September 27, 1954 - January 25, 1957. This evenings telecast is the final TONIGHT! show starring Steve Allen. A farewell party is staged. All the regular singers are featured in musical numbers and Steve uses some of the 'gimmicks which found great popularity on show during the 2 1/2 years on air, including the big salami, and goo goo dolls. Steve speaks briefly to some of the men on the new "Tonight" show which starts next week. They include Jack Lescoulie, Earl Wilson, Hy Gardner, & Bob Considine. 

The basic format of The Tonight! Show was established during Allen's tenure: an opening monologue, a segment involving the studio audience (through interviews or games such as "Stump the Band"), and a simple set (a desk and chair for the host, a couch for the guests), all trademarks of the Allen era. Allen inaugurated the out-of-town broadcast (the first one was done from Miami), the one guest show (Carl Sandburg was the first solo guest), and the one topic show (entire programs devoted to such subjects as narcotics, civil rights, and black music). Allen also established the practice of paying his guests only "scale," the minimum fee required by union-network contract (this practice led to a highly publicized  feud between Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan and later between Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan, as Sullivan paid top dollar for his guests). Though Allen's Tonight! show closely resembled the shows of his successors, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, it was more a musical show; Allen himself was an accomplished musician and composer (he wrote his theme, "This Could Be The Start of Something Big"), and he employed a nucleus of musical regulars on his show. In addition to announcer – sidekick Gene Rayburn, the show featured singers Steve Lawrence (who was only seventeen when he began singing on Allen's local show), Eydie Gormé (who subsequently married Steve Lawrence), Andy Williams (who later hosted several series of his own), and Pat Marshall (who was succeeded by Pat Kirby).  Skitch Henderson led the Orchestra.                                                    
#13139: TWENTY-ONE
1957-03-11, NBC, min.
Jack Barry, Charles Van Doren, Vivian Nearing

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 pained 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.

In this episode, Charles Van Doren loses to Vivian Nearing. Van Doren's total winnings were $129,000. Host Jack Barry congratulates Van Doren as "a credit to the youth of America."
Due to the scandal, creator Jack Barry did not work again on national television for a decade.
                                                                                         
#13141: EMMY AWARDS: NINTH ANNUAL
1957-03-16, NBC, 56 min.
Robert Young, Jimmy Durante, Claire Trevor, Danny Thomas, Ralph Edwards, Phil Silvers, Dinah Shore, Sid Caesar, Ed Sullivan, Peggy Lee, Carl Reiner, Dave Garroway, Loretta Young, Lloyd Nolan, Nanette Fabray, Perry Como, Jack Palance, Desi Arnaz, Peggy Wood

The Ninth Annual Emmy Awards for the best in television for 1956 are presented from the NBC studios in Burbank, California. Personalities include Ed Sullivan, Phil Silvers, Carl Reiner, Robert Young, Jimmy Durante, Lloyd Nolan, Jack Palance, Claire Trevor, Peggy Lee, Perry Como, Dinah Shore, Danny Thomas, Sid Caesar, Nanette Fabray, Ralph Edwards, Loretta Young, and Peggy Wood, "Requiem For a Heavyweight, a presentation of "Playhouse 90," was voted the Emmy Award for best television presentation of 1956.

Desi Arnaz is the host. Dave Garroway concludes the program.                                                                
#13148: ACADEMY AWARD CEREMONIES: 29TH ANNUAL
1957-03-27, NBC, 36 min.
Jerry Lewis, Claire Trevor, Anthony Quinn, Robert Stack, Eddie Cantor, Mickey Rooney, Ernest Borgnine, George Seaton, Janet Gaynor, Jack Lemmon, Cary Grant, Yul Brynner, Celeste Holm, Elizabeth Taylor, Dorothy Malone, Gower Champion, Marge Champion, Dorothy Dandridge, Mercedes McCambridge, Michael Todd, Patty McCormack, Nancy Kelly, Eva Marie-Saint, Carol Baker, Anna Magnani

The 29th Annual Academy Award ceremonies for excellence in film in 1956 are telecast live from two locations; The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood California, and The NBC Century Theatre in New York City. The hosts are Jerry Lewis and Celeste Holm.
Personalities scheduled to appear include Robert Stack, Mercedes McCambridge, Mickey Rooney, Patty McCormack, Nancy Kelly, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone, Elizabeth Taylor, Dorothy Dandridge, Jack Lemmon, Marge and Gower Champion, Eva Marie-Saint, Claire Trevor, George Seaton, Eddie Cantor, Carol Baker, Yul Brynner, Ernest Borgnine, Cary Grant, Janet Gaynor,    
and Anna Magnani.
Eddie Cantor receives an honorary award, Yul Brynner wins the best actor award for "The King and I," and Ingrid Bergman wins best actress award for "Anastasia."Cary Grant accepts the award for Ingrid Bergman."Around The World in Eighty Days" wins the best film award with producer Mike Todd accepting.                                                                                                     
#13157: SHOWER OF STARS
1957-04-06, CBS, 4 min.
Jack Benny, Ed Wynn, Bert Lahr, Tallulah Bankhead, William Lundigan

September 30th, 1954-April 17th, 1958 (CBS)

Shower Of Stars was a once-a-month replacement series for CBS's popular Thursday night entry, "Climax," with host William Lundigan. A wide variety of shows took place including a variety of spectaculars and dramatic shows. The show was first hosted by William Lundigan who was later replaced by Jack Benny.

This episode stars Tallulah Bankhead, Ed Wynn, Jack Benny, and Bert Lahr.                         
#13161: TONIGHT! AMERICA AFTER DARK
1957-04-19, NBC, 7 min.
Jack Lescoulie, Fifi DOrsay

After the departure of the Tonight Show's first host, Steve Allen, Jack Lescoulie served as host from January 28th to June 21st, 1957. NBC renamed the show "Tonight! America After Dark."

Host Jack Lescoulie interviews old-time vaudevillian Fifi D'Orsay who sings a song.                                                               
#13162: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1957-04-20, WCBS, 8 min.
Jackie Gleason, Reggie Van Gleason

September 20, 1952-June 22, 1957; October 3, 1958-January 2 1959; February 3 1961-March 24, 1961; September 1962-September 12, 1970


After the 1954-1955 season (one hour live broadcasts), Jackie Gleason produced a series of 39 filmed half-hour episodes of "The Honeymooners" which was syndicated (1955-1956). For the following 1956-1957 season, the Jackie Gleason Show returned to a live one-hour variety format with a Honeymooners sketch included in many of its broadcasts. After this season, The Honeymooners sketches would not be revived until the 1966-1967 season of The Jackie Gleason Show.  

There is a "PEOPLE TO PEOPLE" skit with Jackie Gleason playing Reggie Van Gleason.                                                                
#13171: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1957-05-04, WCBS, 7 min.
Jackie Gleason, Reggie Van Gleason

September 20, 1952-June 22, 1957; October 3, 1958-January 2 1959; February 3 1961-March 24, 1961; September 1962-September 12, 1970

After the 1954-1955 season (one hour live broadcasts), Jackie Gleason produced a series of 39 filmed half-hour episodes of "The Honeymooners" which was syndicated (1955-1956). For the following 1956-1957 season, the Jackie Gleason Show returned to a live one-hour variety format with a Honeymooners sketch included in many of its broadcasts. After this season, The Honeymooners sketches would not be revived until the 1966-1967 season of The Jackie Gleason Show.        

A Reggie Van Gleason skit in which he appears on the television show "This Was Your Life."                                                          
#13179: DRAGNET
1957-05-10, NBC, 11 min.
Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, George Fennerman

December 16th, 1951- September 6th, 1959 (NBC)
January 12th, 1967-September 10th, 1970  (NBC)

One of the most famous crime shows in television history. It Starred Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday with Ben Alexander as Friday's sidekick and George Fennerman who replaced Hal Gibney the announcer. In 1967, the show was revived with Webb once again playing the role of Joe Friday and Harry Morgan portraying Friday's partner, Bill Gannon. The revival was titled Dragnet '67. 

The open and first 11 minutes are heard. Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes.                                                  
#13192: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1957-05-25, WCBS, 5 min.
Jackie Gleason, Jack E. Leonard

September 20, 1952-June 22, 1957; October 3, 1958-January 2 1959; February 3 1961-March 24, 1961; September 1962-September 12, 1970

After the 1954-1955 season (one hour live broadcasts), Jackie Gleason produced a series of 39 filmed half hour episodes of "The Honeymooners" which was syndicated (1955-1956). For the following 1956-1957 season, the Jackie Gleason Show returned to a live one hour variety format with a Honyemooners sketch included in many of its broadcasts. After this season, The Honeymooners sketches would not be revived until the 1966-1967 season of The Jackie Gleason Show.  

Jack E. Leonard is the guest.  There is a JOE THE BARTENDER segment with Jackie Gleason behind the bar.

                                                              
#13195: JACK BENNY PROGRAM, THE
1957-06-02, CBS, 2 min.
Jack Benny

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.   

The Jack Benny signature "Your Money Or Your Life" skit is performed.                                                                                                
#13196: TWENTY-ONE
1957-06-02, NBC, 8 min.
Jack Barry, Henry Bloomgarden, James Snodgrass

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 contestants are Henry Bloomgarden and James Snodgrass. 

Jack Barry is the host.
                                                                                         
#13202: ED SULLIVAN SHOW (TOAST OF THE TOWN)
1957-07-07, CBS, 12 min.
Jack Paar, Louis Armstrong, Gary Cooper, Ed Sullivan, Theresa Brewer

           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. 

 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.   

Guests include Jack Paar, Theresa Brewer, Gary Cooper, and Louis Armstrong. 

NOTE: Jack Paar is introduced by Ed Sullivan who mentions that young comic Paar now has his own TV show. 
This was to be the sixth and final appearance by Jack Paar on The Ed Sullivan. Previous appearances:
May 20, 1956, June 24, 1956, Oct. 21, 1956, Dec. 16, 1956, 
April 28, 1957.                                   
#9467: TEXACO COMMAND APPEARANCE
1957-09-19, NBC, 50 min.
Steve Allen, Rudy Vallee, Ed Wynn, Keenan Wynn, Beatrice Lillie, Jack Palance, Alfred Drake, Janet Blair, Jill Corey, Rod Alexander, Billie Burke, Mimi Benzell

    A special tribute to Ed Wynn who has been in show business for 55 years. To celebrate Wynn's long career, which has recently enjoyed a rebirth, Alfred Drake emcees a one our salute originating in New York and Hollywood. This is the first in a series of such salutes to be spotted occasionally during the 1957-1958 television season.

NOTE: Unlike seasons past, when one shot TV events were televised and called "spectaculars" NBC will use the word "special" related to any show not aired on a regular basis.          
#13214: ED SULLIVAN SHOW (TOAST OF THE TOWN)
1957-09-22, CBS, 5 min.
George Raft, Jack Dempsey, Ed Sullivan, Betty Grable

           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. 

 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.   

Guests include Betty Grable, Jack Dempsey, and George Raft.                                               
#13216: TWENTY-ONE
1957-09-23, NBC, 5 min.
Jack Barry, David Mayer, Harold Craig

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 pained 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 contestants are David Mayer and Harold Craig.  
                                                                                                      
#13222C: BROOKLYN DODGERS VS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (FINAL GAME 1957 SEASON)
1957-09-29, WOKO, 123 min.
Roger Craig, Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, Gino Cimoli, Vin Scully, Sandy Koufax, Randy Jackson, Don Zimmer, Jerry Doggett, Bob Kennedy, Joe Pignatano, Richie Ashburn, Don Landrum, Ed Bouchee, Harry Anderson, Willie Jones, Solly Hemus, Joe Lonnett, Seth Morehead, Jim Gilliam, Chico Fernandez

The final Brooklyn Dodger baseball game before the Brooklyn Dodgers were scheduled to leave for Los Angeles, California, for the 1958 season, departing Brooklyn after playing 45 years at Ebbets Field. This final Brooklyn Dodger baseball game is played on the road in Philadelphia Pennsylvania against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Broadcast on radio WOKO 1460. Vin Scully and Jerry Dogget call the play-by-play. Ironically, this memorable baseball game was not televised to home fans in Brooklyn as was the New York Giants final game at the Polo Grounds.

This game is notable also for the fact that it contains the last at bat of Brooklyn Dodger catcher great Roy Campanella who would suffer paralysis as a result of an automobile accident on January 28, 1958, ending his illustrious baseball career.  
 
                         Starting Lineups 

Brooklyn Dodgers

1   Jim Gilliam  2B
2   Gino Cimoli  CF
3   Carl Furillo RF
4   Gil Hodges   1B
5   Bob Kennedy  LF
6   Randy Jackson 3B
7   Don Zimmer   SS
8   Joe Pignatano C
9   Roger Craig   P
10  Sandy Koufax  P      
11  Roy Campanella PH

Philadelphia Phillies

1	Richie Ashburn	RF
2	Don Landrum	CF
3	Ed Bouchee	1B
4	Harry Anderson	LF
5	Willie Jones	3B
6	Solly Hemus	2B
7	Chico Fernandez	SS
8	Joe Lonnett	C
9	Seth Morehead	P

NOTE: This is a COMPLETE GAME, unlike radio broadcast versions that exists on the internet and /or housed in other museums or private collector's archives, which contain in their recordings missing counts related to player at bats. 

Phil Gries has processed the original recording as recorded off the air at the time of the original broadcast, correcting pitch, sound glitches, clicks, and equalization, resulting in overall improved sound quality.  
                                                                                                                           
#9404: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1957-09-30, WRCA, 61 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Diahann Carroll, Jose Melis, Hans Conreid, Jack Haskell, Dody Goodman, Tubby Boots

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Diahann Carroll's first appearance on The Tonight Show with Jack Paar. First Afro American to appear with Jack Paar on The Tonight Show.

Announcer Hugh Downs opens the show stating, "The National Broadcasting Company Presents TONIGHT starring Jack Paar."
Jack Paar gives his customary 5 minute monologue, and introduces panel consisting of Dody Goodman, and Hans Conreid. Jack Haskell sings, "Darn That Green." Paar reminisces about a an old buddy he met from World War Two whom he had not seen in years. Orchestra leader, Jose Melies plays a piano medley. Dody Goodman reads her fan mail and answers questions. Jack introduces "New Discovery," Diahann Carroll who sings "Out of This World." She would be invited back by Jack appearing Oct. 2, 4, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Stand-up comedian Tubby Boots appears...his first TV show appearance. Paar talks to Hugh Downs about a ten year old boy, John Redding, who wanted to be on the show very badly and relates about his experience when coming to the show. Hugh tells anecdotal story about his son. Hans Conreid relates a story about his 3 year old son. Jack tells story about his eight year old daughter, Randy, who reacted to her mother Mirium, who said to her that "when two people love one another they become one." Randy replied, "YIKES, no wonder half the people in the world are disappearing." Dody Goodman recalls how she spends her day...dinner at Horn & Hardart. Paar, Goodman, Conreid check out the latest design in beds. Downs signs off, stating tomorrow's guests. 

*FOR THE RECORD, as archivists are aware, most of THE JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW SERIES which were broadcast on NBC TV from July 29,  1957 thru March 30, 1962 (A final BEST OF PAAR rerun originally televised November 21, 1961...guest Jack Benny)were ERASED, DESTROYED OR WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN. 

2" Quadruplex Video Tape was expensive ($400 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. 

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS retains in their archive only 4 program excerpts accounting for only one hour or material of JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOWS (November 14, 1958, December 23, 1959, October 19, 1959, and one 33&1/3rd audio disc promotional from 1957 presenting Jack Paar the new host  of the TONIGHT SHOW. 

THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA retains in their archive only 7 program excerpts accounting for only four and a quarter hours of material (July 29, 1957, November 1, 1957, November 7, 1958, November 10, 1958, November 14, 1958, July 22, 1959, December 21, 1959).

UCLA FILM & TV ARCHIVE retains in their archive only 8 program excerpts accounting for only seven hours of material (August 12, 1957, November 1, 1957, November 10, 1958, November 11, 1958, November 14, 1958, July 22, 1959, December 21, 1959).

For over 62 years Phil Gries, creator and owner of ARCHIVAL TLEVISION AUDIO, Inc. has continued to be a passionate television audio archive collector. TRULY UNIQUE TODAY AS AN INDEPENDENT TV AUDIO ARCHIVE. Currently, in 2021, to date, ATA has collated and archived over 20,000 TV Audio Air Checks representing 20,000 hours of sound...tens of thousands of broadcasts which represent the ONLY SURVIVING BROAADCAST RECORD OF A SPECIFIC TELEVISION SHOW (1946-1982). 

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 only 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. The final LIVE broadcast aired on 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)

OBSERVATION: Listening to the few extant audio air check COMPLETE JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts, as originally televised, AND RECORDED DIRECT LINE RESULTING IN  PRISTINE PLAYBACK SOUND,  retains the essence and specialty which Jack Paar was able to convey as host of his late night talk show. He set the standard for how the TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR format evolved, including introducing the standard monologue at the beginning of every show, which continues to evolve to this day...however, sans the whit, charm, warmth, ease, unpredictability, vulnerability, pace and controversy which Paar brought to TV audiences at night. Jack Paar was stellar, and he is sorely missed by most Baby Boomers who remember watching him in real time.

Mostly forgotten by todays' younger audiences Jack Paar needs to be re-evaluated at length to place him royally as one of the most, if not the most, important LATE NIGHT HOSTS IN THE HISTORY OF LATE NIGHT TELEVISION. 

Interestingly, current documentaries examining the history of Late Night television, including the current CNN 6 hours retrospective on the subject THE STORY OF LATE NIGHT (2021), relegates only 15 minutes of screen time to Jack Paar's contributions as one of many late night hosts.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
#13231: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1957-10-08, CBS, 5 min.
Nikita Khrushchev, Ron Cochran, Charles Wilson, Brooklyn Dodgers, Jack Sobel

Highlights: Senators urge congressional investigation on US position in satellite program, Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson calls Red Satellite a "neat scientific trick", Khrushchev says manned planes are obsolete due to the development of missiles, Sputnik radio signals go dead, Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to seven years in prison, Brooklyn Dodgers to move to Los Angeles. 

NOTE:  On August 19, 1957 Horace Stoneham and the Board of Directors voted 9-1 to move the New York Giants to San Francisco.

On October 8, 1957, The Walter O'Malley and Brooklyn Dodgers would follow the lead, moving from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, California. END OF AN ERA.                                                   
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