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#6957A: ALL STAR COMEDY HOUR
1962-04-06, ABC, 00 min.
Johnny Carson, Buddy Hackett, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Mata and Hari, Kay Stevens, Joyce Brothers

Johnny Carson hosts this tongue-in cheek survey of some current brands of humor, spotlighting Carson,Buddy Hackett,
Mata and Hari, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Kay Stevens and Dr. Joyce Brothers, who explains why people laugh.                                      
#633: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"THE LAUGH MAKERS"
1964-03-22, WPIX, 99 min.
Jack E. Leonard, David Susskind, Jackie Kannon, Bill Cosby, Nipsey Russell, Mel Brooks

David Susskind greets laugh makers Jack E. Leonard, Mel Brooks, Bill Cosby, Nipsey Russell and Jackie Kannon.  

Another peerless audio recording off the air by Phil Gries at the time of the original broadcast. A  "lost" TV Broadcast.                         
#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.             
#693: LES CRANE SHOW, THE NEW
1964-08-03, WABC, 62 min.
Robert Preston, Les Crane, Celeste Holm, Harry Belafonte, Ricardo Montalban, Mel Brooks

The Premiere Pilot show on National Nighttime ABC Television is broadcast. Les Crane's guests include Harry Belafonte, Ricardo Montalban, Robert Preston, Celeste Holm and Mel Brooks, who does a satirical recap of tonight's broadcast. 

   
Television History of the LES CRANE SHOW

September 16, 1963 - July 31, 1964 (WABC N.Y.)
August 3 - 8, 1964 (ABC)
November 9, 1964 - February 26, 1965 (ABC)
June 28, 1965 - October 22, 1965 (Nightlife ABC)
January 15, 1968 - September 6, 1968 (WNEW N.Y.)

Debut of program was September 16, 1963. For the first month the title of the telecast was NIGHT LINE...LES CRANE. Beginning on October 22, 1963 the title was changed to THE LES CRANE SHOW. 

These late night LIVE broadcasts were aired Monday thru Friday. on local station WABC New York. Beginning December 6, 1963 late night broadcasts aired Tuesday thru Saturday. Also, another time slot opened for Crane with a similar format airing on WABC in the afternoon...a one hour version broadcast from 1:30-2:30pm, five days a week, and again returning to late night broadcasting usually 1am to 2:00am after the WABC late movie, THE BEST OF BROADWAY. This TALK SHOW / PHONE IN version of The Les Crane Show concluded its final broadcast  on July 31, 1964.

On August 3, 4, 5, 6, & 8, 1964 THE NEW LES CRANE SHOW premiered...a five program trial rivaling Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW.  It was Nationally televised and it is considered the FIRST network talk show program to compete with THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON. 

On November 9, 1964 THE LES CRANE SHOW premiered and aired regularly weeknights on the ABC network, opposite Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW.
After 14 weeks, and low ratings, this series ended with its last telecast airing on February 26, 1965. Les Crane's late night network career was over, as a solo host, and never to be resumed Nationally.

ABC renamed their late night time slot NIGHTLIFE, premiering on March 1, 1965.This one hour forty five minute weekly late night talk series showcased guest hosts. This series run  lasted four months, the last broadcast airing on June 25, 1965. Guest hosts included: Shelley Berman, Pat Boone, Jack Carter, Allan Sherman, Dave Garroway, Bill Cullen, William B. Williams (announcer of this series run), Eddy Arnold, Dale Robertson, Dick Shawn, Louis Nye, & Jan Murray. 

Form June 28 to October 22, 1965 Les Crane returned to this time slot...the series title remaining, NIGHTLIFE. Les Crane no longer was a solo host. He co-hosted with Dave Garroway, and Nipsy Russell.

Two years later, Les Crane returned to local late night television appearing for eight months on WNEW channel 5 in New York 11:15pm - 12:15am from January 15, 1968 changing time slots on July 8, 1968, 11:45pm - 12:45pm. Final show aired on September 6, 1968, and it was the last time Les Crane would host a late night television talk show.   

NOTE: A two hour radio broadcast profiling Les Crane, including TV Audio Air Check Crane highlights from the ATA archive can be listened to in its entirety. It appears on the ATA website under the link TV CONFIDENTIAL. The segment (SOUNDS OF LOST TELEVISION) was recorded in Pasadena California and aired in 2014 with host Ed Robertson, and guest Phil Gries. 

NOTE: Most all of Les Crane's cumulative 26 months of broadcasting as a talk show host is today non-existent. Tapes were destroyed, erased and whereabouts unknown. The 27 LES CRANE SHOW television air checks archived in the Archival Television Audio, Inc. library is the largest collection known to  exist of extant Les Crane broadcasts in the country.
 
Extant examples existing elsewhere include two broadcast kinescopes archived by The Paley Center for Media (one from 1967, and the other, a broadcast from January 31, 1968 titled "Rich Jews." There is archived at UCLA FILM & TV ARCHIVE four extant examples related to Les Crane, including a preserved 41:36 minute compilation demo/presentation kinescope reel with clips from the New Les Crane Show five night trial run (August 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 1964).

The content of what the UCLA Film & TV Archive's has related to the above programs include the first show with Les Crane introducing his show and  Robert Preston (2:53), a bullfighting segment with Ricardo Montalbaum (6:32), a Jackie Robinson segment debating William F. Buckley with Shelley Winters on the panel (5:40),a Pamela Mason and Artie Shaw segment (3:50), a segment related to New York City cab drivers with Les Crane interviewing a number of them (5:59), guest Irving Schulmen, Adela Rogers St.John and two other guests discussing the legendary actress Jean Harlow (4:18), a segment related to "Deathtraps related to playgrounds in New York" and interviewed comments from women on the street (3:11), an in studio interview segment with Marguerite Oswald, mother of Lee Harvey Oswald 4:14), and an in studio interview with Richard Burton and Les Crane sign off (6:03).

Of interest, as to the quality of the video and audio, it is noted many variations exist including tinny sound reproduction, at times, poor audio clarity, at times, echo effect, tinny effect, at times, occasional video glitches, dark, high contrast segments at times, overexposed ("milky") segments. at times.    

NOTE: The Les Crane Show  late night talk program on ABC during the 1964-65 television season pioneered a format of television later embraced by icon Phil Donahue, Crane fell to NBC’s The Tonight Show, a national brand with a decade of broadcasting tenure, proved its dominance.  Donahue began his legendary career in Dayton in 1967, evolving into a daytime programming staple for nearly 30 years.

Les Crane’s daughter Caprice points out that her father used journalism to cover topics and people that others feared to explore.  “He created the shotgun mike,” says Crane of her dad, who passed away in 2008.  “He had guests who did not provide the typical fluff, for example, Malcolm X, Bob Dylan, and the mother of Lee Harvey Oswald.  He had the first publicly gay man on his show.  He was also an amazing listener who helped create a new television format that demanded more information for the listener.  

The Les Crane Show didn’t last long because the person who tries the new thing always gets penalized.  People are afraid of the unknown until it becomes mainstream.”

A renaissance media man for the second half of the 20th century, Crane held interests and influences beyond journalism.  “My dad gave The Mamas and the Papas group its name,” reminds Caprice Crane.  “Casey Kasem credited him with inventing the Top 40 radio format at KRLA.  He also got into the computer business before it was big.  His company was Software Tool Works, which produced the Chess Master computer program.  He was always before his time.”

Crane’s innovative format allowed one of baseball’s biggest heroes, Jackie Robinson, to debate one of conservatism’s biggest allies, William F. Buckley.  Nowhere on television in the mid-1960s could audiences see this type of television fodder.  Unfortunately, The Les Crane Show fell victim to a common policy of television networks destroying tapes because of the shortsighted view that future generations would not be interested.  How wrong they were.                       
#695: LES CRANE SHOW, THE NEW
1964-08-05, WABC, 52 min.
John F. Kennedy, Les Crane, Marguerite Oswald, Melvin Belli, Lee Harvey Oswald, Mel Brooks

A debate between attorney Melvin Belli and Marguerite Oswald, mother of Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, eight and half months earlier.  

During the show Les Crane states that this program is his most important, and a breakthrough in television history broadcasting. 

NOTE: 
Mel Brooks, who listened to this tape in 2012, stated that he did not remember doing this show. He in fact does appear and contributes a rare serious editorial recap at the end of the broadcast. 

Archival Television Audio, Inc. sold to Shout Factory a number of "lost" Mel Brooks TV appearances used in their 2012 release of "The Incredible Mel Brooks," a five DVD and one CD box set.    

The only known broadcast record of this iconic broadcast, recorded, as it was telecast, by archivist Phil Gries, direct line on to his 1/4" Webcor Stereophonic Tape recorder.   

 
Television History of the LES CRANE SHOW

September 16, 1963 - July 31, 1964 (WABC N.Y.)
August 3 - 8, 1964 (ABC)
November 9, 1964 - February 26, 1965 (ABC)
June 28, 1965 - October 22, 1965 (Nightlife ABC)
January 15, 1968 - September 6, 1968 (WNEW N.Y.)

Debut of program was September 16, 1963. For the first month the title of the telecast was NIGHT LINE...LES CRANE. Beginning on October 22, 1963 the title was changed to THE LES CRANE SHOW. 

These late night LIVE broadcasts were aired Monday thru Friday. on local station WABC New York. Beginning December 6, 1963 late night broadcasts aired Tuesday thru Saturday. Also, another time slot opened for Crane with a similar format airing on WABC in the afternoon...a one hour version broadcast from 1:30-2:30pm, five days a week, and again returning to late night broadcasting usually 1am to 2:00am after the WABC late movie, THE BEST OF BROADWAY. This TALK SHOW / PHONE IN version of The Les Crane Show concluded its final broadcast  on July 31, 1964.

On August 3, 4, 5, 6, & 8, 1964 THE NEW LES CRANE SHOW premiered...a five program trial rivaling Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW.  It was Nationally televised and it is considered the FIRST network talk show program to compete with THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON. 

On November 9, 1964 THE LES CRANE SHOW premiered and aired regularly weeknights on the ABC network, opposite Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW.
After 14 weeks, and low ratings, this series ended with its last telecast airing on February 26, 1965. Les Crane's late night network career was over, as a solo host, and never to be resumed Nationally.

ABC renamed their late night time slot NIGHTLIFE, premiering on March 1, 1965.This one hour forty five minute weekly late night talk series showcased guest hosts. This series run  lasted four months, the last broadcast airing on June 25, 1965. Guest hosts included: Shelley Berman, Pat Boone, Jack Carter, Allan Sherman, Dave Garroway, Bill Cullen, William B. Williams (announcer of this series run), Eddy Arnold, Dale Robertson, Dick Shawn, Louis Nye, & Jan Murray. 

Form June 28 to October 22, 1965 Les Crane returned to this time slot...the series title remaining, NIGHTLIFE. Les Crane no longer was a solo host. He co-hosted with Dave Garroway, and Nipsy Russell.

Two years later, Les Crane returned to local late night television appearing for eight months on WNEW channel 5 in New York 11:15pm - 12:15am from January 15, 1968 changing time slots on July 8, 1968, 11:45pm - 12:45pm. Final show aired on September 6, 1968, and it was the last time Les Crane would host a late night television talk show.   

NOTE: A two hour radio broadcast profiling Les Crane, including TV Audio Air Check Crane highlights from the ATA archive can be listened to in its entirety. It appears on the ATA website under the link TV CONFIDENTIAL. The segment (SOUNDS OF LOST TELEVISION) was recorded in Pasadena California and aired in 2014 with host Ed Robertson, and guest Phil Gries. 

NOTE: Most all of Les Crane's cumulative 26 months of broadcasting as a talk show host is today non-existent. Tapes were destroyed, erased and whereabouts unknown. The 27 LES CRANE SHOW television air checks archived in the Archival Television Audio, Inc. library is the largest collection known to  exist of extant Les Crane broadcasts in the country.
 
Extant examples existing elsewhere include two broadcast kinescopes archived by The Paley Center for Media (one from 1967, and the other, a broadcast from January 31, 1968 titled "Rich Jews." There is archived at UCLA FILM & TV ARCHIVE four extant examples related to Les Crane, including a preserved 41:36 minute compilation demo/presentation kinescope reel with clips from the New Les Crane Show five night trial run (August 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 1964).

The content of what the UCLA Film & TV Archive's has related to the above programs include the first show with Les Crane introducing his show and  Robert Preston (2:53), a bullfighting segment with Ricardo Montalbaum (6:32), a Jackie Robinson segment debating William F. Buckley with Shelley Winters on the panel (5:40),a Pamela Mason and Artie Shaw segment (3:50), a segment related to New York City cab drivers with Les Crane interviewing a number of them (5:59), guest Irving Schulmen, Adela Rogers St.John and two other guests discussing the legendary actress Jean Harlow (4:18), a segment related to "Deathtraps related to playgrounds in New York" and interviewed comments from women on the street (3:11), an in studio interview segment with Marguerite Oswald, mother of Lee Harvey Oswald 4:14), and an in studio interview with Richard Burton and Les Crane sign off (6:03).

Of interest, as to the quality of the video and audio, it is noted many variations exist including tinny sound reproduction, at times, poor audio clarity, at times, echo effect, tinny effect, at times, occasional video glitches, dark, high contrast segments at times, overexposed ("milky") segments. at times.    

NOTE: The Les Crane Show  late night talk program on ABC during the 1964-65 television season pioneered a format of television later embraced by icon Phil Donahue, Crane fell to NBC’s The Tonight Show, a national brand with a decade of broadcasting tenure, proved its dominance.  Donahue began his legendary career in Dayton in 1967, evolving into a daytime programming staple for nearly 30 years.

Les Crane’s daughter Caprice points out that her father used journalism to cover topics and people that others feared to explore.  “He created the shotgun mike,” says Crane of her dad, who passed away in 2008.  “He had guests who did not provide the typical fluff, for example, Malcolm X, Bob Dylan, and the mother of Lee Harvey Oswald.  He had the first publicly gay man on his show.  He was also an amazing listener who helped create a new television format that demanded more information for the listener.  

The Les Crane Show didn’t last long because the person who tries the new thing always gets penalized.  People are afraid of the unknown until it becomes mainstream.”

A renaissance media man for the second half of the 20th century, Crane held interests and influences beyond journalism.  “My dad gave The Mamas and the Papas group its name,” reminds Caprice Crane.  “Casey Kasem credited him with inventing the Top 40 radio format at KRLA.  He also got into the computer business before it was big.  His company was Software Tool Works, which produced the Chess Master computer program.  He was always before his time.”

Crane’s innovative format allowed one of baseball’s biggest heroes, Jackie Robinson, to debate one of conservatism’s biggest allies, William F. Buckley.  Nowhere on television in the mid-1960s could audiences see this type of television fodder.  Unfortunately, The Les Crane Show fell victim to a common policy of television networks destroying tapes because of the shortsighted view that future generations would not be interested.  How wrong they were.                               
#696: LES CRANE SHOW, THE NEW
1964-08-06, WABC, 47 min.
Shelley Berman, Mort Sahl, Les Crane, Rona Jaffe, Richard Burton, Mel Brooks, Hugh Hefner

"Morals in America Today" is discussed by guests Hugh Hefner, Rona Jaffe, Shelley Berman and Mort Sahl. Richard Burton discusses his career in a separate segment and Mel Brooks does an editorial recap of tonight's show.    

  
Television History of the LES CRANE SHOW

September 16, 1963 - July 31, 1964 (WABC N.Y.)
August 3 - 8, 1964 (ABC)
November 9, 1964 - February 26, 1965 (ABC)
June 28, 1965 - October 22, 1965 (Nightlife ABC)
January 15, 1968 - September 6, 1968 (WNEW N.Y.)

Debut of program was September 16, 1963. For the first month the title of the telecast was NIGHT LINE...LES CRANE. Beginning on October 22, 1963 the title was changed to THE LES CRANE SHOW. 

These late night LIVE broadcasts were aired Monday thru Friday. on local station WABC New York. Beginning December 6, 1963 late night broadcasts aired Tuesday thru Saturday. Also, another time slot opened for Crane with a similar format airing on WABC in the afternoon...a one hour version broadcast from 1:30-2:30pm, five days a week, and again returning to late night broadcasting usually 1am to 2:00am after the WABC late movie, THE BEST OF BROADWAY. This TALK SHOW / PHONE IN version of The Les Crane Show concluded its final broadcast  on July 31, 1964.

On August 3, 4, 5, 6, & 8, 1964 THE NEW LES CRANE SHOW premiered...a five program trial rivaling Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW.  It was Nationally televised and it is considered the FIRST network talk show program to compete with THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON. 

On November 9, 1964 THE LES CRANE SHOW premiered and aired regularly weeknights on the ABC network, opposite Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW.
After 14 weeks, and low ratings, this series ended with its last telecast airing on February 26, 1965. Les Crane's late night network career was over, as a solo host, and never to be resumed Nationally.

ABC renamed their late night time slot NIGHTLIFE, premiering on March 1, 1965.This one hour forty five minute weekly late night talk series showcased guest hosts. This series run  lasted four months, the last broadcast airing on June 25, 1965. Guest hosts included: Shelley Berman, Pat Boone, Jack Carter, Allan Sherman, Dave Garroway, Bill Cullen, William B. Williams (announcer of this series run), Eddy Arnold, Dale Robertson, Dick Shawn, Louis Nye, & Jan Murray. 

Form June 28 to October 22, 1965 Les Crane returned to this time slot...the series title remaining, NIGHTLIFE. Les Crane no longer was a solo host. He co-hosted with Dave Garroway, and Nipsy Russell.

Two years later, Les Crane returned to local late night television appearing for eight months on WNEW channel 5 in New York 11:15pm - 12:15am from January 15, 1968 changing time slots on July 8, 1968, 11:45pm - 12:45pm. Final show aired on September 6, 1968, and it was the last time Les Crane would host a late night television talk show.   

NOTE: A two hour radio broadcast profiling Les Crane, including TV Audio Air Check Crane highlights from the ATA archive can be listened to in its entirety. It appears on the ATA website under the link TV CONFIDENTIAL. The segment (SOUNDS OF LOST TELEVISION) was recorded in Pasadena California and aired in 2014 with host Ed Robertson, and guest Phil Gries. 

NOTE: Most all of Les Crane's cumulative 26 months of broadcasting as a talk show host is today non-existent. Tapes were destroyed, erased and whereabouts unknown. The 27 LES CRANE SHOW television air checks archived in the Archival Television Audio, Inc. library is the largest collection known to  exist of extant Les Crane broadcasts in the country.
 
Extant examples existing elsewhere include two broadcast kinescopes archived by The Paley Center for Media (one from 1967, and the other, a broadcast from January 31, 1968 titled "Rich Jews." There is archived at UCLA FILM & TV ARCHIVE four extant examples related to Les Crane, including a preserved 41:36 minute compilation demo/presentation kinescope reel with clips from the New Les Crane Show five night trial run (August 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 1964).

The content of what the UCLA Film & TV Archive's has related to the above programs include the first show with Les Crane introducing his show and  Robert Preston (2:53), a bullfighting segment with Ricardo Montalbaum (6:32), a Jackie Robinson segment debating William F. Buckley with Shelley Winters on the panel (5:40),a Pamela Mason and Artie Shaw segment (3:50), a segment related to New York City cab drivers with Les Crane interviewing a number of them (5:59), guest Irving Schulmen, Adela Rogers St.John and two other guests discussing the legendary actress Jean Harlow (4:18), a segment related to "Deathtraps related to playgrounds in New York" and interviewed comments from women on the street (3:11), an in studio interview segment with Marguerite Oswald, mother of Lee Harvey Oswald 4:14), and an in studio interview with Richard Burton and Les Crane sign off (6:03).

Of interest, as to the quality of the video and audio, it is noted many variations exist including tinny sound reproduction, at times, poor audio clarity, at times, echo effect, tinny effect, at times, occasional video glitches, dark, high contrast segments at times, overexposed ("milky") segments. at times.    

NOTE: The Les Crane Show  late night talk program on ABC during the 1964-65 television season pioneered a format of television later embraced by icon Phil Donahue, Crane fell to NBC’s The Tonight Show, a national brand with a decade of broadcasting tenure, proved its dominance.  Donahue began his legendary career in Dayton in 1967, evolving into a daytime programming staple for nearly 30 years.

Les Crane’s daughter Caprice points out that her father used journalism to cover topics and people that others feared to explore.  “He created the shotgun mike,” says Crane of her dad, who passed away in 2008.  “He had guests who did not provide the typical fluff, for example, Malcolm X, Bob Dylan, and the mother of Lee Harvey Oswald.  He had the first publicly gay man on his show.  He was also an amazing listener who helped create a new television format that demanded more information for the listener.  

The Les Crane Show didn’t last long because the person who tries the new thing always gets penalized.  People are afraid of the unknown until it becomes mainstream.”

A renaissance media man for the second half of the 20th century, Crane held interests and influences beyond journalism.  “My dad gave The Mamas and the Papas group its name,” reminds Caprice Crane.  “Casey Kasem credited him with inventing the Top 40 radio format at KRLA.  He also got into the computer business before it was big.  His company was Software Tool Works, which produced the Chess Master computer program.  He was always before his time.”

Crane’s innovative format allowed one of baseball’s biggest heroes, Jackie Robinson, to debate one of conservatism’s biggest allies, William F. Buckley.  Nowhere on television in the mid-1960s could audiences see this type of television fodder.  Unfortunately, The Les Crane Show fell victim to a common policy of television networks destroying tapes because of the shortsighted view that future generations would not be interested.  How wrong they were.                     
#14650: HOTLINE WITH DAVID SUSSKIND
1964-10-20, WPIX, 19 min.
Jack E. Leonard, David Susskind, Dorothy Kilgallen, Joyce Davidson, Mel Brooks

October 6th, 1964-March 2, 1965 (WPIX)

A ninety-minute pilot program for a future short-lived phone-in discussion program seen on local WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York City.

Panel discussion on current topics with guests Jack E. Leonard, Mel Brooks, and Dorothy Kilgallen.

Host: David Susskind.

Host: David Susskind. The producer of the program is Joyce Davidson. She married Susskind in 1966.                                                                                                                             
#5178: DANNY THOMAS SPECIAL
1965-04-23, WNBC, 52 min.
Don Knotts, Andy Griffith, Danny Thomas, Bill Dana, Bob Hope, George Burns, Carl Reiner, Walter Brennan, Bing Crosby, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Mel Brooks, Rich Little, George Gobel, Guy Apollo

Cameo guest stars appear in this Danny Thomas special. They include Walter Brennan, George Burns, Bing Crosby, Bill Dana, George Gobel, Bob Hope, Don Knotts, Rich Little and Dick Van Dyke.
#1236: ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE
1966-11-27, WNBC, 52 min.
Andy Williams, Al Hirt, Roddy McDowall, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Shirley Bassey

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.
#1017: HOLLYWOOD PALACE
1967-04-08, WABC, 33 min.
The Kim Sisters, Carl Reiner, Tony Martin, Cyd Charisse, Mel Brooks, Jackie Clark

Host Tony Martin welcomes guests Cyd Charisse, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, the Kim Sisters and Jackie Clark.
#7187: HOLLYWOOD PALACE, THE
1967-04-08, WABC, 00 min.
Carl Reiner, Tony Martin, Cyd Charisse, Mel Brooks, Jackie Clark, Kim Sisters

January 4, 1964-February 7, 1970. This hour-long variety series was a midseason replacement for "The Jerry Lewis Show."   

Hosts: Tony Martin and Cyd Charisse

                                                                                                 
#1020: COLGATE COMEDY HOUR, THE
1967-05-11, WNBC, 52 min.
Shelley Berman, Carl Reiner, Kaye Ballard, Nanette Fabray, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Dick Shawn, Mel Brooks, Phyllis Diller, Edie Adams

An hour of comedy with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Phyllis Diller, Shelley Berman, Dick Shawn, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Edie Adams, Kaye Ballard, and Nanette Fabray.
#7026: COLGATE COMEDY HOUR
1967-05-11, NBC, 00 min.
Bob Hope, Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner, Nanette Fabray, Allan Sherman, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Dick Shawn, Mel Brooks, Phyllis Diller, Edie Adams

A special revival of the Colgate Comedy Hour.

Dupe Of 1020.              
#1065: ACADEMY AWARDS: 41ST ANNUAL
1969-04-14, WABC, 105 min.
Martha Raye, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Jane Fonda, Tony Curtis, Diahann Carroll, Burt Lancaster, John Woolf, Anthony Harvey, Natalie Wood, Hank Sims, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Marni Nixon, Don Rickles, Mel Brooks, Aretha Franklin, Walter Matthau, Rosalind Russell, Barbra Streisand, Sidney Poitier, Jack Albertson, Boris Levin, Abbey Lincoln, Jose Feliciano, Ruth Gordon, Henry Mancini, Onna White, Carol Reed, Jean Hersholt

The best performances & achievements from 1968 are honored as the 41st Academy Awards are telecast from the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion. Gregory Peck introduces the "Friends of Oscar," presenters who serve as hosts. They include Ingrid Bergman, Sidney Poitier, Jane Fonda, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, Walter Matthau, Diahann Carroll, Tony Curtis, Rosalind Russell, and Burt Lancaster. Frank Sinatra sings an opening number from the motion picture "Star!" Jack Albertson accepts a best supporting actor award, the first of many awards given this evening. Other
award winners and performers include Boris Levin, Abbey Lincoln, Jose Feliciano, Ruth Gordon, Marni Nixon, Henri Mancini, Don Rickles, Mel Brooks, Onna White, Aretha Franklin, Carol Reed, Bob Hope, Martha Raye (the first woman recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award), Anthony Harvey, Barbra Streisand, and John Woolf. Hank Sims introduces and closes the program.             
#5161: COMEDIANS, THE
1971-12-02, WOR, 52 min.
Peggy Cass, Tony Randall, Don Adams, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Ron Carey

Host Carl Reiner conducts a round table discussion. Included are topics related to love, money, poverty and wealth.
#10147: "TWO THOUSAND-YEAR-OLD MAN, THE"
1975-01-11, CBS, 30 min.
Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks

A reporter interviews a man who has lived for two thousand years.
Their topics range from the discovery of woman, the first language, rock music, etc. Mel Brooks portrays the two-thousand-year-old man and Carl Reiner plays the reporter.            
#9651: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1975-12-15, NBC, 60 min.
Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Burt Reynolds, Mel Brooks, Liza Minnelli, Doc Severinsen, Lauren Hutton, Gene Hackman

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: substituting for Johnny Carson is Burt Reynolds. This program contains the final 60 minutes of the broadcast. Missing the first third.
#9140: PHIL DONAHUE SHOW, THE
1976-08-23, SYN, 60 min.
Phil Donahue, Mel Brooks

1970-1996- Nationally Syndicated. 

In 1977 Phil Donahue shifted his base of operations to Chicago from Dayton, Ohio and the show's title became known simply as "Donahue," a one-hour show usually devoted to a single topic or guest.    

The guest is comedian Mel Brooks.                                
#10015A: GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, 34TH ANNUAL, THE
1977-01-29, NBC, 90 min.
Carol Burnett, Sophia Loren, Jack Jones, Tom Bosley, Henry Winkler, Shelley Winters, Paul Williams, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Raquel Welch, Mary Tyler Moore, Harry Belafonte, Mel Brooks, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Charo, Lee Majors, Rita Moreno, Penny Marshall, Anson Williams, Darleen Carr, Cindy Williams, Gavin MacLeod, Karen Valentine, Paul Michael Glaser, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lynda Carter, Kate Jackson, Edward Asner, Roy Scheider, Michael Douglas, Piper Laurie, Faye Dunaway, Maureen OHara, Peter Finch, Slyvester Stallone, Jodie Foster, Katherine Ross, Farrah Fawcett, Nick Nolte, Peter Strauss, Jill Ireland, John Cassavetes, Jessica Lange, Al Molinaro, Gena Rowlands, Cybil Sheperd, Jan-Michael Vincent, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Stephanie Zimbalist

The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards for 1976 are presented.

Host: Harry Belafonte.

                                     
#851: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1978-03-16, WFRV, 36 min.
Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks is Johnny Carson's guest. Ed McMahon is co-host.
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