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#904: NEW MARCH OF THE DIMES: THE SCENE STEALERS, THE
1962-01-02, WPIX, 49 min.
Ralph Edwards, James Garner, Jack Lemmon, Lorne Greene, Limeliters, Jackie Cooper, Fabian, Dr. Frank Baxter, Buster Keaton, Rosemary Clooney, Eartha Kitt, Abby Dalton, Fritz Feld, Dorothy Provine, Roger Williams, David Janssen, Nanette Fabray, Dan Blocker

Starring in this special program are Jimmy Durante, Buster Keaton, Dan Blocker, Rosemary Clooney, Jackie Cooper, Abby Dalton, Ralph Edwards, Fabian, Nanette Fabray, Fritz Feld, James Garner, Lorne Greene, David Janssen, Eartha Kitt, Jack Lemmon, The Limeliters, Dorothy Provine, Roger Williams and Dr. Frank Baxter. This film and its stars signal the opening of the 1962 March of Dimes Campaign.
#438: MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, THE
1963-03-28, WNBC, 37 min.
Milt Kamen, Merv Griffin, Hermione Gingold, Don Stuart, Lorne Greene

Merv Griffin's guests are Milt Kamen, Hermione Gingold, singer Don Stuart and Lorne Greene.
#14539: NBC SPECIAL: WORLD'S FAIR OPENING NIGHT
1964-04-22, NBC, 17 min.
Alexander Scourby, Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda, Lorne Greene, Walt Disney

World's Fair opening night.  

Guests include Fred MacMurray, Walt Disney, Alexander Scourby, and Lorne Greene. 

Host: Henry Fonda.                                                
#952: EMMY AWARDS:16TH ANNUAL
1964-05-25, WNBC, 94 min.
Jack Benny, Hugh Downs, Joey Bishop, Rod Serling, Chet Huntley, Danny Kaye, Jack Klugman, Nat King Cole, Garry Moore, John Daly, Milton Berle, Polly Bergen, Johnny Carson, Elliot Reid, Vince Edwards, Jane Wyatt, Carl Reiner, David L. Wolper, Shirley Booth, Lorne Greene, Mel Stuart, Richard Deacon, Pat Englund, Ruth White, Shelley Winters, Shirl Conway, Roberta Shore, James Drury, Zina Bethune, E.G. Marshall, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Patty Duke, David Janssen, Jerry Paris, James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, David Frost, Don Defore, Tom Gries, Inger Stevens, Gene Barry, Nancy Ames, Mel Brooks

Hosts for the sixteenth annual Emmy Awards are Joey Bishop in Hollywood and E.G. Marshall in New York. Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore introduce this special telecast. Humorous excerpts from past Emmy Award telecasts are played. A galaxy of celebrities appear including Danny Kaye, Hugh Downs, Chet Huntley, Rod
Serling, Patty Duke, Jane Wyatt, Carl Reiner, David Janssen, Jerry Paris, James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, David Frost, John Daly, Don Defore, Shirley Booth, Tom Gries, James Drury, Roberta Shore, Polly Bergen, and Mel Brooks who with Reiner does a "2000 Year Old Man" skit. Other personalities appearing include Inger Stevens, Richard Deacon, Gene Barry, Ruth White, Zina Bethune, Shirl Conway, Garry Moore, Jack Klugman, Vince Edwards, Shelley Winters, Nat King Cole, Johnny Carson, Milton Berle, Lorne Greene. The cast from "That Was The Week That Was," Elliot Reid, Nancy Ames, Pat Englund, and David Frost satirize the 1963-64 television season. Jack Benny presents the Emmy Award for Program of the Year, "The Making of the President." Mel Stuart and David L. Wolper accept the award.             
#961: ALLAN SHERMAN'S FUNNYLAND
1965-01-18, WNBC, 52 min.
The Ray Charles Singers, Lorne Greene, Winston Churchill, Angie Dickinson, Jack Gilford, Marvin Kaplan, Allan Sherman

Lorne Greene, Jack Gilford, Marvin Kaplan, Angie Dickinson, and The Ray Charles Singers get together for a tour of Funnyland guided by singing satirist Allan Sherman. An NBC Special Report News Bulletin interrups the program to inform the audience of 90 year old Sir Winston Churchill's ailing condition.
#5030: AMERICAN WEST
1965-05-03, WNBC, 52 min.
Lorne Greene, Beatrice Kay, Joe Reisman

An NBC SPECIAL broadcast. 

"Bonanza's" Lorne Greene forsakes the Ponderosa for a wilder range to tell the story of the American West...the savage beautiful land west of the Mississippi and north of the Rio Grande. 

Geene and singer Beatrice Kay chronicle the days of the early settlers, prospectors, Indians, lawmen, gunmen, wagon trains, cattle drives, railroad builders, church socials, dance halls and the Pony Express. 

Joe Reisman conducts the orchestra. Included, a medley of songs by a Chorus of singers. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

"The Land to Which They Came" "Ol' Tin Cup," "Ringo," "I've Been Workin' on the Railroad," "Bringing in the Sheaves," "Ghost Riders in the Sky."---------------------------------Lorne Greene

"Buffalo Gal," "What is a Home Without a Mother?"---Beatrice Kay 

"Shenandoah," "Sweet Betsy from Pike," 
"Red River Valley"---------------------------------Chorus

"Pony Express"--------------------------------------All                     
#14948: NBC PROMOS
1965-09-20, NBC, min.
Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Promo for Bonanza.          
#15140: EMMY AWARDS:18TH ANNUAL
1966-05-22, CBS, 162 min.
Peter Jennings, Hugh OBrien, Richard C. Hottelet, Adam West, Danny Kaye, Bill Cosby, Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Lloyd Bridges, Dina Merrill, Don Knotts, Rod Serling, Bob Crane, Eva Gabor, Ann Francis, David Janssen, Carol Burnett, Peter Falk, Carl Reiner, Leslie Uggams, Lorne Greene, Barbara Stanwyck, Jack Benny, Chet Huntley, Edward R. Murrow, Burt Ward, Robert Vaughn, Garry Moore, Carol Baker, Barbara Feldon, Kukla, Fran, and Ollie, Charles Schultz, Stephanie Powers, Marge and Gower Champion, Cliff Robertson, Lee Remick, Henry Fonda, David Susskind, Tina Louise, Jimmy Durante

The 8th Annual Emmy Awards are presented live from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California. 

Chet Huntley presents a special award to Edward R. Murrow
Outstanding Dramatic Series: The Fugitive
Best Variety Special: Bob Hope Christmas Special, Carol Baker accepting




Hosts: Danny Kaye and Bill Cosby.                                                                                           
#6143: MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
1966-11-24, NBC, 120 min.
Wayne Newton, Lorne Greene, Soupy Sales, Betty White, Bruce Yarnell, Jack Brabham, Francoise Hardy

Lorne Greene & Betty White host New York City's 40th annual Macy's Parade. Scheduled to appear are Soupy Sales, race car driver Jack Brabham, Bruce Yarnell, Wayne Newton, and Francoise Hardy.
#8489: MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE,40TH ANNUAL, THE
1966-11-24, NBC, 120 min.
Wayne Newton, Lorne Greene, Soupy Sales, Betty White, Bruce Yarnell, Francoise Hardy, Radio City Rockettes

The 40th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, one of the world's largest parades, is presented by the U.S. based department store chain Macy's. Hosts for the NBC Television viewing audience are Betty White and Lorne Greene. Star attractions are Santa Claus and the balloons, including the new Superman, and Smokey the Bear, joining old favorites Bullwinkle, Elsie the Cow, Popeye, Donald Duck, Dino the Dinosaur, Linus the Lionhearted, and a dragon. 

The parade started in 1924,tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States with America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit (with both parades being four years younger than Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day Parade). The two-hour parade is held in Manhattan from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally since 1947 and on NBC since 1952. Employees at Macy's department stores have the option of marching in the parade


The 40th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from Central Park to Herald Square in New York City. 

Hosts are Betty White and Lorne Greene who have hosted the Macy's Annual Thanksgiving Parade from 1963. 
 
Scheduled to appear, among others, are Wayne Newton, Bruce Yarnell,and The Radio City Music Hall Rockettes.

  
  It should come as no surprise that many of the telecasts from the 1950s thru the early 1970's are lost, or not known to presently exist in any broadcast form, and only TWO pre-1980 parade exists in full. One archived segment of the November 22, 1973 NBC MACY's THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE resides at The Paley Center for Media, and a segment of the November 26, 1959 CBS coverage of the THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE is archived at The Paley Center for Media. Not one pre-1980 TV Thanksgiving Day Parade is archived by The Library of Congress or by UCLA Film & Television Archive. 

 Network broadcast Kinescopes and Video were either discarded, wiped, or never recorded.  Video recording software (3/4" U-Matic) was first released to the Public at great cost in 1971, and the Betamax (1975) and JVC VHS (1976) gave the public a means to record television broadcasts off the air, but, to date, it seems nobody at home elected to record a complete parade and kept it making the 1971-1979 parades more likely to be found possibly only as clips than the 1952-1971 parades. Certain footage from old telecasts has been shown in anniversary specials, showing that some still exist. Bootleg copies circa 1980 to the present have been posted on You Tube...most all playback reflecting poor to fair quality till the 2000's. 

During the first television years, the parade went through changes. Many of the parade's most iconic balloons were introduced in this period, such as Popeye, Bullwinkle, the Happy Dragon, Underdog, Smokey Bear, Linus the Lionhearted, Sinclair's Dino, and the first two Snoopy balloons. The toy float concept was introduced in the 1960s, with a turkey-shaped one, introduced in 1973, eventually becoming parade mascot Tom Turkey.

A few notable lost parades include the 1956 parade (when Mighty Mouse crashed at Herald Square), 1965 (the debut of Underdog), and 1971 (when all the balloons had to be removed due to bad weather).
   
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (partially found NBC broadcasts of parade; 1953-1980)

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual event held in New York City every Thanksgiving Day. The Parade was founded in 1924 as a Christmas pageant by Macy's immigrant employees who wanted to celebrate the holiday, akin to parades held for special occasions in Europe. The Parade is perhaps best known for its iconic helium balloons that depict characters from pop culture such as cartoon characters, brand mascots, and original Macy's characters.

History 

Since 1953, NBC has held the telecast rights to the Parade prior to this, CBS broadcasted the Parade. NBC's broadcast of the Parade traditionally lasts three hours, with the first hour dedicated to performances by Broadway musicals and the Parade progressing to the finish line. The other two hours consist of the Parade itself, which features giant balloons, floats, cultural performances, celebrity appearances, and musical/talent ensembles. The Parade ends with Santa Claus riding on his own float, signaling the unofficial arrival of the holiday season.
Hosts of the NBC telecast have included such personalities as Lorne Greene, Betty White (from 1963 to 1972), Kent McCord, Martin Milner (1973), Ed McMahon (from 1974 to 1981), Helen Reddy (1975), Bryant Gumbel (from 1977 to 1980 and 1982 to 1984).

Availability 

Out of the 28 Parade broadcasts that aired on NBC between 1953 and 1980, only two (1959 & 1976) of them have surfaced in full. Video recording equipment was not readily available to the general public until 1971, meaning the 1953-1970 broadcasts have a lower chance of being found than the 1971-1980 broadcasts. Clips from various pre-1980 telecasts have been used in Parade anniversary specials produced by NBC, meaning at least parts of the broadcasts remain in the NBC archives.
Notably lost parades include the 1956 Parade (when all balloons succumbed to blustery winds, with Mighty Mouse crashing in front of NBC cameras), 1960 (the debut of the Happy Dragon, Macy's longest-running singular balloon to date) and 1971 (when all the balloons had to be removed due to heavy winds and rain).

Status List of Parades recorded (Kinescope/Video Tape/ Audio).

#	Year	Status	Notes
01	1953	Lost	
02	1954	Lost	
03	1955	Lost	
04	1956	Lost	

05	1957	Lost	Phil Gries founder of Archival Television Audio, Inc. filmed two minutes of color 8mm film at the parade capturing images of Bill "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd riding his horse Topper, the debut of the Popeye  Balloon, and the Turkey Balloon, and the Soldier Balloon. 

06	1958	Partially Found. Clips of the Spaceman balloon exist,  and Phil Gries founder of Archival Television Audio, Inc. filmed three minutes of 8mm color film at the parade capturing images of  actor George Montgomery on horseback, Benny Goodman and band float, and the Spaceman balloon navigated by crane (helium-in-flated balloons this one year was not used because the government missile program caused a cutback in helium supplies for civilian use), 
                                                        
07	1959	Found (Complete Kinescope)	
08	1960	Lost	
09	1961	Partially Found	
A clip of one of the Marching Bands exist online. Partially Found	Footage of Donald Duck was used as part of a special in 2011 and footage of Bullwinkle was used in 2016. 

10      1962    Audio of the final five minutes ending including arrival of Santa Claus and sign off is archived  in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc.
                                                        

11	1963	Partially Found. Footage of the start was used as part of a special in 2011.
12	1964	Partially Found	
13	1965	Partially Found. Footage of the Dino balloon and the Monroe Girls Corp exist online and can be viewed on You Tube and on Facebook.
                                                         

14	1966	Audio Exists of the complete parade archived in 
the collection of Archival Television audio, Inc. (two hours).
                        

15	1967	Partially Found	Audio of the Carlisle High School Marching Band and the first few seconds of The Happening's performance on the "Rock Candy Mountain" float exists on You Tube.
                                                        
16	1968	Lost
	
17	1969	Partially Found	Footage of the Broadway cast of Jimmy Performing exists, as does the complete audio air check archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. (two hours).

18	1970	Partially Found	Stills of Dino and Donald Duck exist.
19	1971	Partially Found.
	
20	1972	The complete audio air check of the parade is archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. (two hours). 

21	1973	The complete audio air check of the parade is archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. (two hours).

22	1974	Partially Found	
23	1975	Partially Found	Audio of the Christian County High School Band exists on YouTube.
                                                        
24	1976	Found, and the complete Audio Audio Air Check is archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc.
	
25	1977    The complete 173 minute TV Audio Air Check is archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. (Partial NBC and CBS television broadcasts audio recoded as broadcast simultaneously).

26	1978	Partially Found	CBS' unofficial airing of the 
Parade is found; however, NBC's broadcast remains lost.

27	1979	Partially Found.
28	1980	Partially Lost. The majority of the 1980 Parade is found with approximately 30 minutes missing.
                                                       
Surviving Videos:
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The 1959 Parade, the oldest surviving parade in full.
The 1976 Parade, the 2nd oldest surviving parade in full.
Parts of the 1972 Parade.
The intro, band performances and Santa Claus from the 1979 Parade.
Wrangler Belles performance from the 1971 parade.
Wrangler Belles performance from the 1973 parade.
Wrangler Belles performance from the 1977 parade and longer introduction to the 1977 Parade.
The Broadway Cast of Jimmy Performing "The Mayor of New York" in 1969.
Diana Ross's famous appearance in 1979.
Sinclair's Dino in the 1965 Parade.
The Village People performance in 1978.
Tom Turkey, known in 1974 as the Toy Turkey, makes his second appearance.
The Patriot Band performance in 1978.
The Independence High School 76th Cavalry Band in 1978.
The Salem High School Marching Band performance and Santa Claus in 1977.
Mason Reese performance in 1975.
The Dover High School Tornado Band performance in 1972.
The Ohio Youth Choir in 1975
Audio of the Christian County High School Marching Colonels performance in 1975.
The Spring Branch Sr. High School Marching Band performance in 1974.
The Spring Branch Bruin Brigade performance in 1974.
Audio of the Carlisle High School Marching Band performance in 1967.
Short silent clips of the 1966 Parade.                                                                                                        
#9058: ORANGE BOWL PARADE, THE
1967-01-02, NBC, 15 min.
Connie Francis, Bobby Rydell, Lorne Greene, Florence Henderson, The Supremes

The annual Orange Bowl Parade, telecast live from Miami, Florida. Lorne Greene and Florence Henderson are the hosts. Celebrity performers include Bobby Rydell, The Supremes, and Connie Francis.

This program contains the final 15 minutes only.  

          
#8407: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE, "HOW THE WEST WAS SWUNG."
1967-10-18, NBC, 56 min.
Ed Herlihy, Lorne Greene, Bobby Van, Lou Rawls, Barbara Eden, Jerry Van Dyke, Baja Marimba Band, Billy The Kid, Buffalo Bill, Calamity Jane

 September 13, 1967 - May 12, 1971
The 1967 version of The Kraft Music Hall lasted four seasons. It  was hosted by a guest celebrity each week, accept during the summer of 1969 when Tony Sandler and Ralph Young cohosted it. Don Ho hosted the show during the latter weeks of the summer of 1969. 

On this sixth broadcast of the series, host Lorne Greene opens a musical scrapbook of the Old West with guests Lou Rawls, Jerry Van Dyke, Barbara Eden, Booby Van and the Baja Marimba Band. 

Music and dancing recall such colorful Western characters as Calamity jane, Billy the Kid and Buffalo Bill. Comedy sketches recall the infamous medicine men, saloon keepers, schoolmarms and other figures who populate the myths and memories of Western folk lore. 

HIGHLIGHS:

"High Noon"-------------------------------Lou Rawls
"The Day the West Was Swung"--Lou Rawls, Barbara Eden, Bobby Van
"Billy the Kid---------------------------Lorne Greene, Bobby Van
"A Gay Ranchero"-------------------------Baja Marimba Band
"Buttons and Bows"-----------------------Barbara Eden
"I Am a Gun"-----------------------------Lorne Greene

Includes Ed Herlihy's Kraft Commercials . 

                                                                                                  
#6971: CELEBIRTY SOFTBALL GAME, FIRST ANNUAL
1967-11-28, NBC, 58 min.
Steve Allen, Don Drysdale, Jerry Lewis, Bobby Darin, Bill Dana, Milton Berle, Peter Falk, James Garner, Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, Larry Storch, Vince Edwards, Don Adams, Lorne Greene, Robert Morse, Willie Mays, Maury Wills, Leo Durocher, Brooks Robinson, Frank Howard, Tim McCarver, Vin Scully, Roberto Clemente, Pete Rose, Dick Shawn, Trini Lopez, Dale Robertson, Doug McClure, Willie McCovey, Robert Vaughn, Harmon Killebrew, Philip Crosby, Max Bear Jr., Robert Loggia, Ron Hunt, Emmett Ashford, Al Barlick, Michael Callan, Ron Fairly, John Cassavetes

Vin Scully calls the play by play of this first annual (only time) televised softball game, pitting major league baseball players against celebrities. Jerry Lewis does the color commentary in the booth alongside Scully. 

                                                                                                                   
#7495: CELEBIRTY SOFTBALL GAME, FIRST ANNUAL
1967-11-28, NBC, 58 min.
Steve Allen, Don Drysdale, Jerry Lewis, Bobby Darin, Bill Dana, Milton Berle, Peter Falk, James Garner, Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, Larry Storch, Vince Edwards, Don Adams, Lorne Greene, Robert Morse, Willie Mays, Maury Wills, Leo Durocher, Brooks Robinson, Frank Howard, Tim McCarver, Vin Scully, Roberto Clemente, Pete Rose, Dick Shawn, Trini Lopez, Dale Robertson, Doug McClure, Willie McCovey, Robert Vaughn, Harmon Killebrew, Philip Crosby, Max Bear Jr., Robert Loggia, Ron Hunt, Emmett Ashford, Al Barlick, Michael Callan, Ron Fairly, John Cassavetes

Vin Scully calls the play by play of this first annual (only time) televised softball game, pitting major league baseball players against celebrities. Jerry Lewis does the color commentary in the booth along side of Scully. 

Dupe of # 6971                                                                                                                    
#1955: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1968-02-08, WNBC, 52 min.
Red Buttons, Dean Martin, Jane Morgan, Lorne Greene, Skiles and Henderson

September 16, 1965-May 24, 1974. A variety hour hosted by Dean Martin. Several of the shows were celebrity "roasts," set at a banquet table, in which the guest of honor was showered with insults by other celebs. Regulars of the series included pianist Ken Lane (1965-1972), Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi, The Golddiggers, Marian Mercer (1971-1972), Tom Bosley (1971-1972), Rodney Dangerfield (1972-1973), Dom DeLuise (1972-1973), and Nipsey Russell (1972-1974).
#TW11: EMMY AWARDS:12TH ANNUAL(WITH COMMERCIALS)
1968-05-19, WNBC, 97 min.
Steve Allen, Walter Cronkite, Art Carney, Carol Burnett, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Sebastian Cabot, Kate Smith, Dean Martin, Lorne Greene, Barbara Stanwyck, Bill Cosby, Mike Douglas, Dick Van Dyke, Don Rickles, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Imogene Coca, Lloyd Bridges, Lucille Ball, Barbara Eden, Leonard Nimoy, Barbara Feldon, Sally Field, William Shatner, Johnnie Whitaker

(SPECIAL)(COLOR).  Providing entertainment:  Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Don Rickles and Johnnie Whitaker of "Family Affair."  Frank Sinatra and Dick Van Dyke host the 20th annual Emmy presentations in New York and Hollywood.  The Presenters: a "Who's Who" of TV's past and present, including Steve Allen, Lucille Ball, Lloyd Bridges, Carol Burnett, Sebastian Cabot, Sid Caesar, and Imogene Coca, Art Carney, Bill Cosby, Linda Cristal, Walter Cronkite, Mike Douglas, Barbara Eden, Barbara Feldon, Sally Field, Lorne Greene, Bob Hope, Gene Kelly, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Kate Smith and Barbara Stanwyck.
                          
#8129: EMMY AWARDS:20TH ANNUAL (WITH COMMERCIALS)
1968-05-19, WNBC, 90 min.
Steve Allen, Walter Cronkite, Art Carney, Carol Burnett, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Sebastian Cabot, Kate Smith, Dean Martin, Lorne Greene, Barbara Stanwyck, Bill Cosby, Mike Douglas, Dick Van Dyke, Don Rickles, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Imogene Coca, Lloyd Bridges, Lucille Ball, Barbara Eden, Leonard Nimoy, Barbara Feldon, Sally Field, William Shatner, Johnnie Whitaker

(SPECIAL)(COLOR).  Providing entertainment:  Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Don Rickles and Johnnie Whitaker of "Family Affair."  Frank Sinatra and Dick Van Dyke host the 20th annual Emmy presentations in New York and Hollywood.  The Presenters: a "Who's Who" of TV's past and present, including Steve Allen, Lucille Ball, Lloyd Bridges, Carol Burnett, Sebastian Cabot, Sid Caesar, and Imogene Coca, Art Carney, Bill Cosby, Linda Cristal, Walter Cronkite, Mike Douglas, Barbara Eden, Barbara Feldon, Sally Field, Lorne Greene, Bob Hope, Gene Kelly, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Kate Smith and Barbara Stanwyck.

Dupe Of # TW11.
                          
#19671: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1968-10-03, WNBC, min.
Dean Martin, Juliet Prowse, Lorne Greene, Dom DeLuise, Barbara Heller, Sammy Shore

September 16, 1965-May 24, 1974. A variety hour hosted by Dean Martin. Several of the shows were celebrity "roasts," set at a banquet table, in which the guest of honor was showered with insults by other celebs. Regulars of the series included pianist Ken Lane (1965-1972), Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi, The Golddiggers, Marian Mercer (1971-1972), Tom Bosley (1971-1972), Rodney Dangerfield (1972-1973), Dom DeLuise (1972-1973), and Nipsey Russell (1972-1974).     

Duplicate of #1965.   
#1965: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1968-10-03, WNBC, 52 min.
Dean Martin, Juliet Prowse, Lorne Greene, Dom DeLuise, Barbara Heller, Sammy Shore

September 16, 1965-May 24, 1974. A variety hour hosted by Dean Martin. Several of the shows were celebrity "roasts," set at a banquet table, in which the guest of honor was showered with insults by other celebs. Regulars of the series included pianist Ken Lane (1965-1972), Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi, The Golddiggers, Marian Mercer (1971-1972), Tom Bosley (1971-1972), Rodney Dangerfield (1972-1973), Dom DeLuise (1972-1973), and Nipsey Russell (1972-1974).
#15921: DON RICKLES SHOW, THE
1968-11-01, ABC, min.
Lorne Greene, Don Rickles

September 27th,1968-January 31st,1969-(ABC)

Half-hour series that was part quiz show and part variety show. Rickles spent most of the show trading insults with other celebrities and the quiz show contestants.

Tonight's guest is actor Lorne Greene. 

                         
#8267: HERE COME THE STARS
1968-11-24, WOR, 52 min.
Shari Lewis, George Jessel, Frankie Avalon, Lorne Greene, David Canary, Davis & Reese, Gypsy Rose Lee

Lorne Greene is roasted. George Jessel emcees this hour variety roast series featuring testimonials to guests of honor. This syndicated series aired from September 15, 1968 to March 9, 1969. Reruns ran through March 1, 1970. 

Duplicate of #3007.            
#3007: HERE COME THE STARS
1968-11-24, WOR, 48 min.
Shari Lewis, George Jessel, Frankie Avalon, Lorne Greene, Bob Melvin, David Canary, Davis & Reese, Gypsy Rose Lee

Lorne Greene is roasted. George Jessel emcees this hour variety roast series featuring testimonials to guests of honor. This syndicated series aired from September 15, 1968 to March 9, 1969. Reruns ran through March 1, 1970.             
#1946: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1968-12-19, WNBC, 54 min.
Jack Benny, Dennis Weaver, Red Skelton, Andy Griffith, Phil Harris, Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Bob Newhart, Dean Martin, George Burns, Don Adams, Lorne Greene, Bing Crosby, David Janssen, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Dom DeLuise, The Golddiggers, George Gobel, Joseph Cotton, Tennesse Ernie Ford

September 16, 1965-May 24, 1974. This was the Christmas Show broadcast. A variety hour hosted by Dean Martin. Several of the shows were celebrity "roasts," set at a banquet table, in which the guest of honor was showered with insults by other celebs. Regulars of the series included pianist Ken Lane (1965-1972), Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi, The Golddiggers, Marian Mercer (1971-1972), Tom Bosley (1971-1972), Rodney Dangerfield (1972-1973), Dom DeLuise (1972-1973), and Nipsey Russell (1972-1974). 

NOTE: An unusual ending as over thirty celebrities each state to children in a different orphanage in the USA that Santa is on his way.                                     
#8490: MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE: 43RD ANNUAL, THE
1969-11-27, NBC, 120 min.
Frank Gorshin, Julie Wilson, Guy Lombardo, Lorne Greene, Anita Gillette, Teresa Graves, Betty White, David Hartman, New York Mets, Four Seasons

The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, one of the world's largest parades, is presented by the U.S. based department store chain Macy's. The parade started in 1924, tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States with America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit (with both parades being four years younger than Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day Parade). The two-hour parade is held in Manhattan from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952. Employees at Macy's department stores have the option of marching in the parade.

The 43rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade telecast live from New York City.

Hosts; Lorne Green and Betty White who would co-host The Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade from 1963 to 1972.     

Scheduled to appear are Anita Gillette, Julie Wilson, Teresa Graves, David Hartman, The Four Seasons, Frank Gorshin, and The New York Mets Championship Baseball team.  

 The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, one of the world's largest parades, is presented by the U.S. based department store chain Macy's.The parade started in 1924,tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States with America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit (with both parades being four years younger than Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day Parade). The two-hour parade is held in Manhattan from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952. Employees at Macy's department stores have the option of marching in the parade.


  It should come as no surprise that many of the telecasts from the 1950s thru the early 1970's are lost, or not known to presently exist in any broadcast form, and only TWO pre-1980 parade exists in full. One archived segment of the November 22, 1973 NBC MACY's THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE resides at The Paley Center for Media, and a segment of the November 26, 1959 CBS coverage of the THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE is archived at The Paley Center for Media. Not one pre-1980 TV Thanksgiving Day Parade is archived by The Library of Congress or by UCLA Film & Television Archive. 

 Network broadcast Kinescopes and Video were either discarded, wiped, or never recorded.  Video recording software (3/4" U-Matic) was first released to the Public at great cost in 1971, and the Betamax (1975) and JVC VHS (1976) gave the public a means to record television broadcasts off the air, but, to date, it seems nobody at home elected to record a complete parade and kept it making the 1971-1979 parades more likely to be found possibly only as clips than the 1952-1971 parades. Certain footage from old telecasts has been shown in anniversary specials, showing that some still exist. Bootleg copies circa 1980 to the present have been posted on You Tube...most all playback reflecting poor to fair quality till the 2000's. 

During the first television years, the parade went through changes. Many of the parade's most iconic balloons were introduced in this period, such as Popeye, Bullwinkle, the Happy Dragon, Underdog, Smokey Bear, Linus the Lionhearted, Sinclair's Dino, and the first two Snoopy balloons. The toy float concept was introduced in the 1960s, with a turkey-shaped one, introduced in 1973, eventually becoming parade mascot Tom Turkey.

A few notable lost parades include the 1956 parade (when Mighty Mouse crashed at Herald Square), 1965 (the debut of Underdog), and 1971 (when all the balloons had to be removed due to bad weather).
   
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (partially found NBC broadcasts of parade; 1953-1980)

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual event held in New York City every Thanksgiving Day. The Parade was founded in 1924 as a Christmas pageant by Macy's immigrant employees who wanted to celebrate the holiday, akin to parades held for special occasions in Europe. The Parade is perhaps best known for its iconic helium balloons that depict characters from pop culture such as cartoon characters, brand mascots, and original Macy's characters.

History 

Since 1953, NBC has held the telecast rights to the Parade prior to this, CBS broadcasted the Parade. NBC's broadcast of the Parade traditionally lasts three hours, with the first hour dedicated to performances by Broadway musicals and the Parade progressing to the finish line. The other two hours consist of the Parade itself, which features giant balloons, floats, cultural performances, celebrity appearances, and musical/talent ensembles. The Parade ends with Santa Claus riding on his own float, signaling the unofficial arrival of the holiday season.
Hosts of the NBC telecast have included such personalities as Lorne Greene, Betty White (from 1963 to 1972), Kent McCord, Martin Milner (1973), Ed McMahon (from 1974 to 1981), Helen Reddy (1975), Bryant Gumbel (from 1977 to 1980 and 1982 to 1984).

Availability 

Out of the 28 Parade broadcasts that aired on NBC between 1953 and 1980, only two (1959 & 1976) of them have surfaced in full. Video recording equipment was not readily available to the general public until 1971, meaning the 1953-1970 broadcasts have a lower chance of being found than the 1971-1980 broadcasts. Clips from various pre-1980 telecasts have been used in Parade anniversary specials produced by NBC, meaning at least parts of the broadcasts remain in the NBC archives.
Notably lost parades include the 1956 Parade (when all balloons succumbed to blustery winds, with Mighty Mouse crashing in front of NBC cameras), 1960 (the debut of the Happy Dragon, Macy's longest-running singular balloon to date) and 1971 (when all the balloons had to be removed due to heavy winds and rain).

Status List of Parades recorded (Kinescope/Video Tape/ Audio).

#	Year	Status	Notes
01	1953	Lost	
02	1954	Lost	
03	1955	Lost	
04	1956	Lost	

05	1957	Lost	Phil Gries founder of Archival Television Audio, Inc. filmed two minutes of color 8mm film at the parade capturing images of Bill "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd riding his horse Topper, the debut of the Popeye  Balloon, and the Turkey Balloon, and the Soldier Balloon. 

06	1958	Partially Found. Clips of the Spaceman balloon exist,  and Phil Gries founder of Archival Television Audio, Inc. filmed three minutes of 8mm color film at the parade capturing images of  actor George Montgomery on horseback, Benny Goodman and band float, and the Spaceman balloon navigated by crane (helium-in-flated balloons this one year was not used because the government missile program caused a cutback in helium supplies for civilian use), 
                                                        
07	1959	Found (Complete Kinescope)	
08	1960	Lost	
09	1961	Partially Found	
A clip of one of the Marching Bands exist online. Partially Found	Footage of Donald Duck was used as part of a special in 2011 and footage of Bullwinkle was used in 2016. 

10      1962    Audio of the final five minutes ending including arrival of Santa Claus and sign off is archived  in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc.
                                                        

11	1963	Partially Found. Footage of the start was used as part of a special in 2011.
12	1964	Partially Found	
13	1965	Partially Found. Footage of the Dino balloon and the Monroe Girls Corp exist online and can be viewed on You Tube and on Facebook.
                                                         

14	1966	Audio Exists of the complete parade archived in 
the collection of Archival Television audio, Inc. (two hours).
                        

15	1967	Partially Found	Audio of the Carlisle High School Marching Band and the first few seconds of The Happening's performance on the "Rock Candy Mountain" float exists on You Tube.
                                                        
16	1968	Lost
	
17	1969	Partially Found	Footage of the Broadway cast of Jimmy Performing exists, as does the complete audio air check archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. (two hours).

18	1970	Partially Found	Stills of Dino and Donald Duck exist.
19	1971	Partially Found.
	
20	1972	The complete audio air check of the parade is archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. (two hours). 

21	1973	The complete audio air check of the parade is archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. (two hours).

22	1974	Partially Found	
23	1975	Partially Found	Audio of the Christian County High School Band exists on YouTube.
                                                        
24	1976	Found, and the complete Audio Audio Air Check is archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc.
	
25	1977    The complete 173 minute TV Audio Air Check is archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. (Partial NBC and CBS television broadcasts audio recoded as broadcast simultaneously).

26	1978	Partially Found	CBS' unofficial airing of the 
Parade is found; however, NBC's broadcast remains lost.

27	1979	Partially Found.
28	1980	Partially Lost. The majority of the 1980 Parade is found with approximately 30 minutes missing.
                                                       
Surviving Videos:
 |
The 1959 Parade, the oldest surviving parade in full.
The 1976 Parade, the 2nd oldest surviving parade in full.
Parts of the 1972 Parade.
The intro, band performances and Santa Claus from the 1979 Parade.
Wrangler Belles performance from the 1971 parade.
Wrangler Belles performance from the 1973 parade.
Wrangler Belles performance from the 1977 parade and longer introduction to the 1977 Parade.
The Broadway Cast of Jimmy Performing "The Mayor of New York" in 1969.
Diana Ross's famous appearance in 1979.
Sinclair's Dino in the 1965 Parade.
The Village People performance in 1978.
Tom Turkey, known in 1974 as the Toy Turkey, makes his second appearance.
The Patriot Band performance in 1978.
The Independence High School 76th Cavalry Band in 1978.
The Salem High School Marching Band performance and Santa Claus in 1977.
Mason Reese performance in 1975.
The Dover High School Tornado Band performance in 1972.
The Ohio Youth Choir in 1975
Audio of the Christian County High School Marching Colonels performance in 1975.
The Spring Branch Sr. High School Marching Band performance in 1974.
The Spring Branch Bruin Brigade performance in 1974.
Audio of the Carlisle High School Marching Band performance in 1967.
Short silent clips of the 1966 Parade.
                               
#1269: ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE
1970-02-24, WNBC, 52 min.
Andy Williams, Diahann Carroll, Lorne Greene, Jose Feliciano, Burt Bacharach, Liza Minnelli, Roy Clark, Bill Medley, Gaylord & Holiday, Steppenwolf

September 27, 1962-September 3, 1967 (NBC); September 20, 1969-July 17, 1971 (NBC); 1976 (Syndicated). In 1962, Williams was finally given a fall series on NBC; the hour show lasted five seasons and featured The New Christy Minstrels and the Osmond Brothers. His third NBC series, which premiered in 1969, featured comics Charlie Callas and Irwin Corey, along with Janos Prohaska; the hour show lasted another two seasons. In 1976, Williams hosted a syndicated series, entitled "Andy." The half-hour show featured puppeteer Wayland Flowers.
#5499C: YOUNG AMERICANS, THE
1970-03-12, WABC, 52 min.
The Young Americans, Lorne Greene, Tiny Tim, The Committee

An upbeat musical outing as the Young Americans headline their first network TV special. Milton C. Anderson introduces some of the 36 singers who comprise the Young Americans.
#1280: ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE
1970-10-17, WNBC, 52 min.
Andy Williams, Lorne Greene, Ella Fitzgerald, Chubby Checker, The Grass Roots

September 27, 1962-September 3, 1967 (NBC); September 20, 1969-July 17, 1971 (NBC); 1976 (Syndicated). In 1962, Williams was finally given a fall series on NBC; the hour show lasted five seasons and featured The New Christy Minstrels and the Osmond Brothers. His third NBC series, which premiered in 1969, featured comics Charlie Callas and Irwin Corey, along with Janos Prohaska; the hour show lasted another two seasons. In 1976, Williams hosted a syndicated series, entitled "Andy." The half-hour show featured puppeteer Wayland Flowers.
#3333: JOHNNY CASH SHOW, THE
1970-11-18, WABC, 59 min.
Lorne Greene, Johnny Cash, Mama Cass Elliot, The Statler Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, June Carter Cash, Carl Perkins, The Carter Family, The Tennessee Three

June 7, 1969-September 27, 1969; January 21, 1970-May 5, 1971. The first, "The Johnny Cash Show," was introduced as a summer series and returned later as a midseason replacement. In addition to Cash it featured June Carter Cash (his wife), Carl Perkins, The Carter Family, the Statler Brothers and the Tennessee Three. The second show, "Johnny Cash and Friends," was a summer series and featured Cash, June Carter Cash, Steve Martin, Jim Varney and Howard Mann.
#9357: "SWING OUT SWEET LAND."
1970-11-29, NBC, 90 min.
Jack Benny, Dennis Weaver, Red Skelton, John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Bob Hope, Leslie Uggams, Dean Martin, George Burns, Ed McMahon, Lorne Greene, Ann-Margret, Johnny Cash, Celeste Holm, Bing Crosby, Michael Landon, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Tom Smothers, Phyllis Diller, Dan Blocker, Glen Campbell, Lucille Ball, Roy Clark, Ross Martin, Lisa Todd, Cathy Baker, William Shatner, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Doodletown Pipers, Greg Morris, Hugh OBrien, Arthur Tovey, Jesse Vint, Roscoe Lee Browne

John Wayne and an all-star cast tell the story of America. 

Host: John Wayne.                        
#19275: "SWING OUT SWEET LAND."
1970-11-29, NBC, 90 min.
Jack Benny, Dennis Weaver, Red Skelton, John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Bob Hope, Leslie Uggams, Dean Martin, George Burns, Ed McMahon, Lorne Greene, Ann-Margret, Johnny Cash, Celeste Holm, Bing Crosby, Michael Landon, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Tom Smothers, Phyllis Diller, Dan Blocker, Glen Campbell, Lucille Ball, Roy Clark, Ross Martin, Lisa Todd, Cathy Baker, William Shatner, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Doodletown Pipers, Greg Morris, Hugh OBrien, Arthur Tovey, Jesse Vint, Roscoe Lee Browne

John Wayne and an all-star cast tell the story of America. 

Host: John Wayne.      

Duplicate of 9357.       

John Wayne's first TV special is a journey through American history with music, comedy, and more than two-dozen guest stars.
John's guests include Jack Benny as a citizen asking George Washington (Lorne Greene) about that dollar he supposedly threw across the Potomac, Bob Hope and Ann-Margret entertaining the troops at Valley Forge, printer Red Skelton discussing dissent with apprentice Tom Smothers, Lucille Ball as Miss Liberty, and Bing Crosby as Mark Twain, philosophizing with freed slave Frederick Douglass (Roscoe Lee Browne).
Also: Michael Landon as Peter Minuit, buying Manhattan Island from Indian Dan Blocker, Dean Martin as inventor Eli Whitney, Celeste Holm and Dennis Weaver as the parents of young Abe Lincoln, brothers Rick and David Nelson fighting on opposite sides in the Civil War, Phyllis Diller as a 19th-century presidential candidate, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin as the Wright Brothers.
Songs: Johnny Cash: "Ribbon Of Steel," Glen Campbell: "This Is A Great Country," Roy Clark: "Oh Suzanna," Leslie Uggams: "Clementine," Doddletown Pipers: "The Declaration." All: "God Bless America."                           
#5445: SPECIAL LONDON BRIDGE SPECIAL, THE
1972-05-07, WNBC, 52 min.
Jonathan Winters, Kirk Douglas, Hermione Gingold, George Kirby, Charlton Heston, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Tom Jones, Terry-Thomas, Elliot Gould, The Carpenters, Engelbert Humperdinck, Rudolf Nureyev, Merle Park, Jennifer O'Neil

The plot takes a backseat in this musical love story starring Tom Jones and Jennifer O'Neil with many guest appearances.
#4691: SONNY & CHER COMEDY HOUR, THE
1972-06-19, WCBS, 52 min.
Lorne Greene, Sonny & Cher, Teri Garr, Chad Everett, Billy Van, Ted Zeigler, Peter Cullen, Freeman King, Murray Langston, Chastity Bono

August 1, 1971-September 5, 1971; December 27, 1971-May 29, 1974. "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" was introduced as a summer variety show and found a place in the network's schedule in midseason. By the 1973-1974 season it was television's top-rated variety series. Regulars included their daughter Chastity Bono, Peter Cullen, Freeman King, Teri Garr, Ted Zeigler, Billy Van, and Murray Langston.
#10143: SALUTE TO TELEVISION'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
1972-09-10, WABC, 85 min.
Robert Young, Judith Anderson, Jimmy Durante, Rod Serling, Maria Cole, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Milton Berle, John Wayne, Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Ed Sullivan, The Smothers Brothers, George Chakiris, Lorne Greene, Dave Garroway, George C. Scott, Russell Arms, James Arness, Lucille Ball

25 years of television memories as 26 top stars, in person, celebrate a treasure of TV nostalgia. Performing and accepting awards for their roles in TV's success story are Judith Anderson, Russell Arms, James Arness, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, George Chakiris, Maria Cole, Jimmy Durante, Dave Garroway, Lorne Greene, Bob Hope, George C. Scott, Rod Serling, Dinah Shore, the Smothers Brothers, Ed Sullivan, John Wayne, Robert Young, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. There are 5 commercials including an opening commercial.  

Duplicate of # 1118.             
#1118: SALUTE TO TELEVISION'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
1972-09-10, WABC, 85 min.
Robert Young, Judith Anderson, Jimmy Durante, Rod Serling, Maria Cole, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Milton Berle, John Wayne, Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Ed Sullivan, The Smothers Brothers, George Chakiris, Lorne Greene, Dave Garroway, George C. Scott, Russell Arms, James Arness, Lucille Ball

25 years of television memories as 26 top stars, in person, celebrate a treasure of TV nostalgia. Performing and accepting awards for their roles in TV's success story are Judith Anderson, Russell Arms, James Arness, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, George Chakiris, Maria Cole, Jimmy Durante, Dave Garroway, Lorne Greene, Bob Hope, George C. Scott, Rod Serling, Dinah Shore, the Smothers Brothers, Ed Sullivan, John Wayne, Robert Young, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. There are 5 commercials including an opening commercial.
#4709: SONNY & CHER COMEDY HOUR, THE
1972-11-03, WCBS, 52 min.
Lorne Greene, Sonny & Cher, Teri Garr, Billy Van, Ted Zeigler, Peter Cullen, Freeman King, Murray Langston, Chastity Bono

August 1, 1971-September 5, 1971; December 27, 1971-May 29, 1974. "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" was introduced as a summer variety show and found a place in the network's schedule in midseason. By the 1973-1974 season it was television's top-rated variety series. Regulars included their daughter Chastity Bono, Peter Cullen, Freeman King, Teri Garr, Ted Zeigler, Billy Van, and Murray Langston.
#8491: MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE: 46TH ANNUAL, THE
1972-11-23, NBC, 120 min.
John Raitt, Lorne Greene, Donna Fargo, Betty White, Bill Anderson, Joe Gargiola, Dance Theater of Harlem, Santa Claus, Walt Disney Float, West Point Glee Club, Phil Gries

The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, one of the world's largest parades, is presented by the U.S. based department store chain Macy's. 

The parade started in 1924, tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States with America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit (both parades being four years younger than Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day Parade). 

The two-hour parade is held in Manhattan from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952. Employees at Macy's department stores have the option of marching in the parade

The 46th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade telecast live from New York City.

Hosts; Lorne Green and Betty White who have co-hosted The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from 1963-1972.

Scheduled to be in the parade and perform are Bill Anderson, The Dance Theater of Harlem, The World of Walt Disney, Donna Fargo, Jody Miller, John Raitt, Rockettes, West Point Glee Club. 

Joe Garagiola opens the broadcast congratulating Lorne Green and Betty White on their tenth consecutive appearance co-hosting the parade. Also noted that this telecast marks the 25th time, since 1945, that NBC Television has broadcast the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, either locally or nationally. From 1942 to 1944 the Parade was cancelled during World War 2. 

 
  It should come as no surprise that many of the telecasts from the 1950s thru the early 1970's are lost, or not known to presently exist in any broadcast form, and only TWO pre-1980 parade exists in full. One archived segment of the November 22, 1973 NBC MACY's THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE resides at The Paley Center for Media, and a segment of the November 26, 1959 CBS coverage of the THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE is archived at The Paley Center for Media. Not one pre-1980 TV Thanksgiving Day Parade is archived by The Library of Congress or by UCLA Film & Television Archive. 

 Network broadcast Kinescopes and Video were either discarded, wiped, or never recorded.  Video recording software (3/4" U-Matic) was first released to the Public at great cost in 1971, and the Betamax (1975) and JVC VHS (1976) gave the public a means to record television broadcasts off the air, but, to date, it seems nobody at home elected to record a complete parade and kept it making the 1971-1979 parades more likely to be found possibly only as clips than the 1952-1971 parades. Certain footage from old telecasts has been shown in anniversary specials, showing that some still exist. Bootleg copies circa 1980 to the present have been posted on You Tube...most all playback reflecting poor to fair quality till the 2000's. 

During the first television years, the parade went through changes. Many of the parade's most iconic balloons were introduced in this period, such as Popeye, Bullwinkle, the Happy Dragon, Underdog, Smokey Bear, Linus the Lionhearted, Sinclair's Dino, and the first two Snoopy balloons. The toy float concept was introduced in the 1960s, with a turkey-shaped one, introduced in 1973, eventually becoming parade mascot Tom Turkey.

A few notable lost parades include the 1956 parade (when Mighty Mouse crashed at Herald Square), 1965 (the debut of Underdog), and 1971 (when all the balloons had to be removed due to bad weather).
   
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (partially found NBC broadcasts of parade; 1953-1980)

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual event held in New York City every Thanksgiving Day. The Parade was founded in 1924 as a Christmas pageant by Macy's immigrant employees who wanted to celebrate the holiday, akin to parades held for special occasions in Europe. The Parade is perhaps best known for its iconic helium balloons that depict characters from pop culture such as cartoon characters, brand mascots, and original Macy's characters.

History 

Since 1953, NBC has held the telecast rights to the Parade prior to this, CBS broadcasted the Parade. NBC's broadcast of the Parade traditionally lasts three hours, with the first hour dedicated to performances by Broadway musicals and the Parade progressing to the finish line. The other two hours consist of the Parade itself, which features giant balloons, floats, cultural performances, celebrity appearances, and musical/talent ensembles. The Parade ends with Santa Claus riding on his own float, signaling the unofficial arrival of the holiday season.
Hosts of the NBC telecast have included such personalities as Lorne Greene, Betty White (from 1963 to 1972), Kent McCord, Martin Milner (1973), Ed McMahon (from 1974 to 1981), Helen Reddy (1975), Bryant Gumbel (from 1977 to 1980 and 1982 to 1984).

Availability 

Out of the 28 Parade broadcasts that aired on NBC between 1953 and 1980, only two (1959 & 1976) of them have surfaced in full. Video recording equipment was not readily available to the general public until 1971, meaning the 1953-1970 broadcasts have a lower chance of being found than the 1971-1980 broadcasts. Clips from various pre-1980 telecasts have been used in Parade anniversary specials produced by NBC, meaning at least parts of the broadcasts remain in the NBC archives.
Notably lost parades include the 1956 Parade (when all balloons succumbed to blustery winds, with Mighty Mouse crashing in front of NBC cameras), 1960 (the debut of the Happy Dragon, Macy's longest-running singular balloon to date) and 1971 (when all the balloons had to be removed due to heavy winds and rain).

Status List of Parades recorded (Kinescope/Video Tape/ Audio).

#	Year	Status	Notes
01	1953	Lost	
02	1954	Lost	
03	1955	Lost	
04	1956	Lost	

05	1957	Lost	Phil Gries founder of Archival Television Audio, Inc. filmed two minutes of color 8mm film at the parade capturing images of Bill "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd riding his horse Topper, the debut of the Popeye  Balloon, and the Turkey Balloon, and the Soldier Balloon. 

06	1958	Partially Found. Clips of the Spaceman balloon exist,  and Phil Gries founder of Archival Television Audio, Inc. filmed three minutes of 8mm color film at the parade capturing images of  actor George Montgomery on horseback, Benny Goodman and band float, and the Spaceman balloon navigated by crane (helium-in-flated balloons this one year was not used because the government missile program caused a cutback in helium supplies for civilian use), 
                                                        
07	1959	Found (Complete Kinescope)	
08	1960	Lost	
09	1961	Partially Found	
A clip of one of the Marching Bands exist online. Partially Found	Footage of Donald Duck was used as part of a special in 2011 and footage of Bullwinkle was used in 2016. 

10      1962    Audio of the final five minutes ending including arrival of Santa Claus and sign off is archived  in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc.
                                                        

11	1963	Partially Found. Footage of the start was used as part of a special in 2011.
12	1964	Partially Found	
13	1965	Partially Found. Footage of the Dino balloon and the Monroe Girls Corp exist online and can be viewed on You Tube and on Facebook.
                                                         

14	1966	Audio Exists of the complete parade archived in 
the collection of Archival Television audio, Inc. (two hours).
                        

15	1967	Partially Found	Audio of the Carlisle High School Marching Band and the first few seconds of The Happening's performance on the "Rock Candy Mountain" float exists on You Tube.
                                                        
16	1968	Lost
	
17	1969	Partially Found	Footage of the Broadway cast of Jimmy Performing exists, as does the complete audio air check archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. (two hours).

18	1970	Partially Found	Stills of Dino and Donald Duck exist.
19	1971	Partially Found.
	
20	1972	The complete audio air check of the parade is archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. (two hours). 

21	1973	The complete audio air check of the parade is archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. (two hours).

22	1974	Partially Found	
23	1975	Partially Found	Audio of the Christian County High School Band exists on YouTube.
                                                        
24	1976	Found, and the complete Audio Audio Air Check is archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc.
	
25	1977    The complete 173 minute TV Audio Air Check is archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. (Partial NBC and CBS television broadcasts audio recoded as broadcast simultaneously).

26	1978	Partially Found	CBS' unofficial airing of the 
Parade is found; however, NBC's broadcast remains lost.

27	1979	Partially Found.
28	1980	Partially Lost. The majority of the 1980 Parade is found with approximately 30 minutes missing.
                                                       
Surviving Videos:
 |
The 1959 Parade, the oldest surviving parade in full.
The 1976 Parade, the 2nd oldest surviving parade in full.
Parts of the 1972 Parade.
The intro, band performances and Santa Claus from the 1979 Parade.
Wrangler Belles performance from the 1971 parade.
Wrangler Belles performance from the 1973 parade.
Wrangler Belles performance from the 1977 parade and longer introduction to the 1977 Parade.
The Broadway Cast of Jimmy Performing "The Mayor of New York" in 1969.
Diana Ross's famous appearance in 1979.
Sinclair's Dino in the 1965 Parade.
The Village People performance in 1978.
Tom Turkey, known in 1974 as the Toy Turkey, makes his second appearance.
The Patriot Band performance in 1978.
The Independence High School 76th Cavalry Band in 1978.
The Salem High School Marching Band performance and Santa Claus in 1977.
Mason Reese performance in 1975.
The Dover High School Tornado Band performance in 1972.
The Ohio Youth Choir in 1975
Audio of the Christian County High School Marching Colonels performance in 1975.
The Spring Branch Sr. High School Marching Band performance in 1974.
The Spring Branch Bruin Brigade performance in 1974.
Audio of the Carlisle High School Marching Band performance in 1967.
Short silent clips of the 1966 Parade.                                                                                                          
#17567: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1974-01-07, NBC, min.
Johnny Carson, Lorne Greene, Rich Little

October 1, 1962-May 22, 1992. Johnny Carson, host of NBC's network late-night "Tonight Show" reigned for 30 unprecedented years...five times the combined tenure of Steve Allen, and Jack Paar. Carson was impervious to competition, including efforts to dethrone him by Les Crane, Joey Bishop, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, Jack Paar, Pat Sajak, Joan Rivers, and Arsenio Hall. Sadly, very few complete "Tonight Show" broadcasts survive during Johnny Carson's first ten years of broadcasting. Around 1965, through the early 1970's, oldest tapes were first erased systematically by orders from myopic NBC executives, to be recycled for purposes of saving money. Ironically, in many cases, these older master tapes were too brittle, and portended probable drop-outs for re-use after being erased. Subsequently blank after being erased, these older questionable master 2" Quad tapes were either sparingly used or never used again for recording new programming and eventually were discarded. Saving thousands of dollars at the time (wiping master tapes for potential re-use) resulted in losing millions of dollars by NBC in today's marketplace, and more importantly wiping thousands of historic TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts, which contain precious personal anecdotes from political, show business, and sports icons of the past.

Guest Host: Lorne Greene. Guest:Rich Little. NOTE: This specific TONIGHT SHOW may only contain an opening monologue by Johnny Carson. Other content, as listed, will have to be monitored and confirmed upon your order request.
#825: DEAN MARTIN COMEDY HOUR, THE
1974-02-08, WNBC, 78 min.
Joey Bishop, Jack Klugman, Kirk Douglas, Bob Newhart, Dean Martin, Pat Henry, Carol Channing, Lorne Greene, Nipsey Russell, Foster Brooks, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Phyllis Diller, Rich Little, Cliff Robertson, Charlie Callas, Eugene A. Cernan

The tables are turned on the master of the insult when acid-tongued Don Rickles is the target for "roasting" with Dean Martin. Among those needling the prince of putdowns are Carol Channing, Foster Brooks, Lorne Greene, Telly Savalas, Cliff Robertson, Jack Klugman, Bob Newhart, Rich Little, Phyllis Diller, Charlie Callas, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Joey Bishop, Pat Henry, Kirk Douglas, Eugene A. Cernan (Apollo XVII) and Nipsey Russell.
#2097: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1974-02-08, WNBC, 60 min.
Joey Bishop, Jack Klugman, Kirk Douglas, Bob Newhart, Dean Martin, Pat Henry, Carol Channing, Lorne Greene, Foster Brooks, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Phyllis Diller, Rich Little, Cliff Robertson, Charlie Callas

The master of the insult, Don Rickles is the target for roasting. Among those needling the prince of putdowns are Carol Channing, Kirk Douglas, Foster Brooks, Lorne Greene, Telly Savalas, Cliff Robertson, Jack Klugman, Bob Newhart, Rich Little, Phyllis Diller and Charlie Callas. Other guests include Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Joey Bishop and Pat Henry. Dean Martin is roastmaster.
#17612: DEAN MARTIN COMEDY HOUR, THE
1974-02-08, WNBC, min.
Joey Bishop, Jack Klugman, Kirk Douglas, Bob Newhart, Dean Martin, Pat Henry, Carol Channing, Lorne Greene, Nipsey Russell, Foster Brooks, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Phyllis Diller, Rich Little, Cliff Robertson, Charlie Callas, Eugene A. Cernan

The tables are turned on the master of the insult when acid-tongued Don Rickles is the target for "roasting" with Dean Martin. Among those needling the prince of putdowns are Carol Channing, Foster Brooks, Lorne Greene, Telly Savalas, Cliff Robertson, Jack 
Klugman, Bob Newhart, Rich Little, Phyllis Diller, Charlie Callas, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Joey Bishop, Pat Henry, Kirk Douglas, Eugene A. Cernan (Apollo XVII) and Nipsey Russell.


Duplicate of #825. 
             
#2066: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1975-05-15, WNBC, 52 min.
Sid Caesar, Ernest Borgnine, Dean Martin, Jan Murray, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Don Rickles, Phyllis Diller, Cliff Robertson, Guy Marks, Amanda Blake, Euell Gibbons, Victor Sen Yung

Special: Michael Landon is sizzled on a verbal spit by host Dean Martin, Amanda Blake, Ernest Borgnine, Sid Caesar, Phyllis Diller, Euell Gibbons, Guy Marks, Jan Murray, Don Rickles, Cliff Robertson and Landon's former "Bonanza" costars Lorne Greene and Victor Sen Yung. Taped in the Celebrity Room of the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.
#9668: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1976-06-03, NBC, 90 min.
Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Bob Newhart, Lorne Greene, Betty White

October 1, 1962-May 22, 1992. Johnny Carson, host of NBC's network late-night "Tonight Show" reigned for 30 unprecedented years...five times the combined tenure of Steve Allen, and Jack Paar. Carson was impervious to competition, including efforts to dethrone him by Les Crane, Joey Bishop, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, Jack Paar, Pat Sajak, Joan Rivers, and Arsenio Hall. Sadly, very few complete "Tonight Show" broadcasts survive during Johnny Carson's first ten years of broadcasting. Around 1965, through the early 1970's, oldest tapes were first erased systematically by orders from myopic NBC executives, to be recycled for purposes of saving money. Ironically, in many cases, these older master tapes were too brittle, and portended probable drop-outs for re-use after being erased. Subsequently blank after being erased, these older questionable master 2" Quad tapes were either sparingly used or never used again for recording new programming and eventually were discarded. Saving thousands of dollars at the time (wiping master tapes for potential re-use) resulted in losing millions of dollars by NBC in today's marketplace, and more importantly wiping thousands of historic TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts, which contain precious personal anecdotes from political, show business, and sports icons of the past.

Guest Host: Bob Newhart.
#9067: PATSY AWARDS, THE
1976-07-03, , 00 min.
James Stewart, Merv Griffin, Lorne Greene, Dick Cavett, Betty White, Allen Ludden, Edward Asner

The Patsy award was originated by the Hollywood office of the American Humane Association in 1939 honoring animal performers. The awards later covered both film and television. The awards ended in 1986. The hosts are Betty White and Allen Ludden.

The Grand Patsy Award Winner: Lola The Bird.       
#8304: HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
1976-10-14, NBC, 30 min.
Robert Fuller, Paul Lynde, Lorne Greene, Harvey Korman, Marty Allen, George Gobel, Donna Fargo, Peter Marshall, Karen Valentine, MacKenzie Phillips

October 17th, 1966- June 20th, 1980 (Daytime)
January 12th, 1968- September 13th, 1968 (Prime Time)
November 1st, 1971- September 1981.(Syndicated)

One of the longest-running daytime game shows on NBC television.

Host: Peter Marshall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
#8257: HEE HAW
1977-02-05, WCBS, 52 min.
Lorne Greene, Roy Clark, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty

June 15, 1969-September 7, 1969; December 17, 1969-July 13, 1971 (CBS); 1971-1992 (Syndicated). "Hee Haw" was a fast-paced mixture of songs, skits, blackouts, and corny jokes. A syndicated version of the show appeared; by 1977 it was the nation's number-one-rated non-network show. The series was co-hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark (by the late 1980s, Owens and Clark appeared only occasionally, having made room for various guest hosts). A large stable of regular performers have been featured, including Louis M. ("Grandpa") Jones, Junior Samples, Jeannine Riley, Lulu Roman, David Akeman ("Stringbean"), Sherry Miles, Lisa Todd, Minnie Pearl, Gordie Tapp, Diana Scott, Cathy Baker and Barbi Benton.                                       
#2257: DONNY AND MARIE
1977-03-11, WABC, 52 min.
Lorne Greene, Marie Osmond, Ruth Buzzi, Donny Osmond, Robert Hegyes

January 23, 1976-January 19, 1979. The first variety hour hosted by a brother-and-sister team. Additional regulars included Jim Connell and Hank Garcia.
#2967: HEE HAW
1977-07-30, WCBS, 52 min.
Lorne Greene, Roy Clark, Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, Conway Twitty

June 15, 1969-September 7, 1969; December 17, 1969-July 13, 1971 (CBS); 1971-1992 (Syndicated). "Hee Haw" was a fast-paced mixture of songs, skits, blackouts, and corny jokes. A syndicated version of the show appeared; by 1977 it was the nation's number-one-rated non-network show. The series was co-hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark (by the late 1980s, Owens and Clark appeared only occasionally, having made room for various guest hosts). A large stable of regular performers have been featured, including Louis M. ("Grandpa") Jones, Junior Samples, Jeannine Riley, Lulu Roman, David Akeman ("Stringbean"), Sherry Miles, Lisa Todd, Minnie Pearl, Gordie Tapp, Diana Scott, Cathy Baker and Barbi Benton.
#5153: ON STAGE: MUSIC, DRAMA AND COMEDY - CELEBRATION AT FORD'S THEATRE
1978-02-02, WNBC, 52 min.
Henry Fonda, Lorne Greene, Vincent Price, John Houseman, James Whitmore, Alexis Smith, Linda Hopkins, Billy Dee Williams, Jamie Ross, Barbara Cason, Patti LuPone, Mary Joan Negro, Mary Lou Rosato, Roderick Cook

   In 1865, after President Lincoln's assassination Ford's 
Theater in Washington D.C. closed for 103 years. It reopened in 1968 with an all-star television gala. Tonight, another gala marks the 10th anniversary of its rebirth.

  The scheduled highlights presented in this special are excerpts from plays produced at Ford's, featuring the stars who appeared in them...one-man shows with James Whitmore as Will Rogers and Vincent Price as Oscar Wilde; Billy Dee Williams as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in "I Have a Dream"; Patti LuPone, Mary Joan Negro and Mary Lou Rosato in Chekhov's "Three Sisters"; Linda Hopkins, singing "A Good Man's Hard to Find," in "Bessie and Me"; and the cast of "Oh Coward!"-Roderick Cook, Jamie Ross and Barbara Cason-singing "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" and "Don't Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs. Worthington."

   Lorne Green is the host; Alexis Smith, John Houseman and Henry Fonda are scheduled to introduce the segments.             
#2275: DONNY AND MARIE
1978-11-24, WABC, 52 min.
Lorne Greene, Marie Osmond, Donny Osmond, Cindy Williams, Bruce Kimmel, Seals & Crofts

January 23, 1976-January 19, 1979. The first variety hour hosted by a brother-and-sister team. Additional regulars included Jim Connell and Hank Garcia.
#2136: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1979-01-19, WNBC, 52 min.
Joey Bishop, Milton Berle, Dean Martin, Lorne Greene, Tom Bosley, Angie Dickinson, Joe Namath, Jimmie Walker, Orson Welles, Norm Crosby, Rich Little, Lee Meriwether, Ruth Buzzi, Dick Butkus, Mel Tillis, Bernie Kopell, David Doyle, George Blanda

From gridiron glory to "Celebrity Roast"-Joe Namath is on the receiving end of good-natured barbs from Orson Welles, Milton Berle, Jimmie Walker, Joey Bishop, Mel Tillis, Tom Bosley, Norm Crosby, Lee Meriwether, Rich Little, Angie Dickinson, David Doyle, Ruth Buzzi, Lorne Greene, Dick Butkus, George Blanda and Bernie Kopell.
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