A ninety-minute nightly syndicated talk show with Mike Wallace and his co-host Joyce Davidson. Wallace and Davidson hosted the first hour from New York with Terrence O'Flaherty hosting the last half-hour from San Francisco. It was created to compete with the Jack Paar Show on NBC.
Mike Wallace explains yesterday's walkout by guest Burt Lancaster.
He speaks to his television and studio audience for 15 minutes detailing last night's walk-off by guest Burt Lancaster. Wallace mentions that this was the first time in 16 years someone walked off when interviewing him/her. Mike states that he likes to do an interview devoid of "fluff" and ask pointed and relevant questions.
Usually there is a pre-screening of questions by the staff and guest but not on this occasion. Mike mentions he met Burt ten minutes before going on TV in the men's room. Mike Wallace mentions that on last night's telecast which had Barbara Streisand, Phil Foster, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee as guests appearing before Burt Lancaster, he waited till the last 30 minutes to have Lancaster appear. Mike recalls the first three questions posed to Burt, and his taking exception to the question when asked why he has a bad temper, at which time he just got up and walked off. Wallace apologizes to Burt but also reads the 10 other questions he was going to ask Lancaster.
Guests Faye Emerson and Jerry Lester discuss with Mike their feelings about the walk off. Faye remembers being interviewed by Wallace on NIGHTBEAT and being asked, "if she thought Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller's marriage would last."
NOTE: When Burt Lancaster walked off the show , it was the first time such occurrence would happen in the career of Mike Wallace.
Wallace requested the audio air check audio tape of this moment archived in the ATA collection. He set up a meeting with Phil Gries, owner of Archival Television Audio, Inc. at The Paley Center in NYC where Gries gave him a dub of the recording.
A week later Phil Gries received a letter from Mike Wallace who stated that when listening to the air check he yelled into the play back machine to "stop talking so much.!"
Host: Mike Wallace.
"The Tomorrow Show" with Tom Snyder is NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
October 15, 1973-January 28, 1982.
This program is a repeat of the show from July 25, 1975. This broadcast featured members of "Broadway Open House." An hour-long talk show hosted by Tom Snyder. Network television's first entry into late-late-night programming on weeknights Monday thru Thursday, usually broadcasting on tape 1 AM to 2 AM. "Tomorrow" was expanded to 90 minutes on September 16, 1980.