October 15, 1973-January 28, 1982.
Tom Snyder's solo guest is Film Director Frank Capra who once before appeared on The Tomorrow Show in 1974 with a panel of other guests.
Tom Snyder discusses rumors related to himself, all untrue. Examples such as he will be returning to broadcasting the News on NBC, and considering anchoring the Today Show.
Frank Capra discusses a myriad of topics including the telecasting of the Academy Awards (too long), He states that when making motion pictures there are no bad actors, only bad directors...remembering making "Dirigible" (1931) and using "dry ice" in actor's mouths to assimilate vapor which created major problems for the actors. Favorite actors he has worked with...his first entrance in films as a director for Walter Montague making a 12 minute short film, "The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding House" in two days with amatuer actors, Capra remembers working for Mack Sennett and Hal Roach as a writer...his great five Oscar winning film "It Happened One NIght," at which time he thought this is the profession he wanted to be in for the rest of his life (up till then not sure). Frank Capra relates to Tom Snyder how he got a reluctant Claudette Colbert to lift her skirt in a scene. He states that most of his films had an Idealistic point of view focusing on the average man and how "lost causes" are never given into.
The effect of Television is discussed and Capra admits that as marvelous as this media is he could never work in it because he would not be able to have the independence that he required to make a film of his choosing.
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.