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#6984: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR
1960-10-28, WNBC, 00 min.
Mahalia Jackson, Jo Stafford, Robert Preston, Bill Hayes, Donald Voorhees, Dorothy Collins, Peter Palmer, Dukes Of Dixieland

January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This musical series ran semi regularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra. 

Host:Robert Preston


                                                                
#1330: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE!, THE
1961-04-28, WNBC, 52 min.
Mahalia Jackson, Robert Preston, Rosemary Clooney, Donald Voorhees, Marilyn Van Derbur, Marge and Gower Champion, Zino Francescatti, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, The Eddie Condon Jazz All-Stars

January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This was the final broadcast of the season. This musical series ran semiregularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra.             
#405: CAROL AND COMPANY
1963-02-24, WCBS, 52 min.
Carol Burnett, Robert Preston

Carol Burnett's very first special concludes with the routine "Just Can't Say Goodbye" with solo guest star Robert Preston.
#5146: CAROL AND COMPANY
1963-02-24, WCBS, 52 min.
Carol Burnett, Robert Preston

Carol Burnett's first television special.
#1351: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR, THE
1963-10-08, WNBC, 52 min.
Robert Preston, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Anna Moffo, Donald Voorhees, Richard Tucker, Grant Johannessen

January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This musical series ran semiregularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra.
#5440: STAR PARADE
1964-06-04, WCBS, 52 min.
The Young Americans, Robert Preston, Caterina Valente, Sergio Franchi, Meredith Wilson, Rini Wilson

First in a series of three original variety specials, starring composer Meredith Wilson and his wife Rini.
#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.                       
#971: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: GREAT MOMENTS, THE
1965-04-27, WNBC, 52 min.
Maurice Chevalier, Robert Preston, Harry Belafonte, Joan Sutherland, Clifford Curzon, Mel Brandt

Bell Telephone Hour celebrates its silver anniversary with five "great moments" from previous broadcasts. Performers include Harry Belafonte, Maurice Chevalier, Robert Preston, Joan Sutherland and Clifford Curzon. Announcer is Mel Brandt.
#16423: TONY AWARDS, 21ST ANNUAL, THE
1967-03-26, ABC, 6 min.
Barbra Streisand, Robert Preston

The 1967 Tony Awards broadcast from the Shubert Theater in New York City.

Hosts: Mary Martin and Robert Preston.      

NOTE: On another tape from the George Vlasto collection TBD this broadcast exists in a longer version.                      
#6999: BEST ON RECORD: GRAMMY AWARDS
1967-05-24, NBC, 60 min.
Liberace, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Louis Armstrong, Frankie Avalon, Tony Randall, Steve Lawrence, Robert Preston, George Schlatter, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Vikki Carr, Pat Boone, Eydie Gorme, Ella Fitzgerald, John Gary, Buddy Greco, Godfrey Cambridge, David Huston, Wes Montgomery, Beatles, Peter Noonan

   Ninth annual Grammy Awards Telecast.
Produced by George Schlatter.
Telecast on Video Tape from Hollywood, London and New York.

Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, Eydie Gorme, Louis Armstrong and others perform.  

Producer George Schlatter logged 15,000 miles to tape this year's Grammy Award winners. Performances by some of the winners of this year's Grammy Awards, made by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), annually, this year announced March 2nd and presented at various dinners around the country on that date. The re-created performances will also be introduced on the program by other top show business stars.                                  
#7704: BEST ON RECORD: GRAMMY AWARDS 9TH ANNUAL TELECAST
1967-05-24, NBC, 180 min.
Liberace, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Louis Armstrong, Frankie Avalon, Tony Randall, Steve Lawrence, Robert Preston, George Schlatter, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Vikki Carr, Pat Boone, Eydie Gorme, Ella Fitzgerald, John Gary, Buddy Greco, Godfrey Cambridge, David Huston, Wes Montgomery, Beatles, Peter Noonan

   Ninth annual Grammy Awards Telecast.
Produced by George Schlatter.
Telecast on Video Tape from Hollywood, London and New York.

Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, Eydie Gorme, Louis Armstrong and others perform.  

Producer George Schlatter logged 15,000 miles to tape this year's Grammy Award winners. Performances by some of the winners of this year's Grammy Awards, made by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), annually, this year announced March 2nd and presented at various dinners around the country on that date. The re-created performances will also be introduced on the program by other top show business stars. 

Ella Fitzgerald receives The Golden Achievement Award.     

                                          
#9746: TONY AWARDS, 23RD ANNUAL, THE
1969-04-20, NBC, 180 min.
Leslie Uggams, Alan King, Zero Mostel, Jack Lemmon, Gwen Verdon, Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll, Robert Preston, Robert Morse, Lauren Bacall, Shelley Winters, Vanessa Redgrave, Patty Duke, Harry Belafonte, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Benjamin, Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Godfrey Cambridge, Paula Prentiss, Arthur Miller

The 23rd Annual Tony Awards is telecast live from the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York City.

Hosts: Diahann Carroll and Alan King. 

1969 marked the first year scenes from the nominated plays were presented.                          
#1102: TONY AWARDS, 25TH ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY SHOW, THE
1971-03-28, WABC, 122 min.
Anthony Quinn, Ruby Keeler, John Raitt, Janis Paige, Zero Mostel, Paul Lynde, Carol Channing, Gwen Verdon, Anthony Shaffer, Diahann Carroll, Robert Preston, Robert Morse, Yul Brynner, Tom Bosley, Lauren Bacall, Florence Henderson, William Daniels, Stephen Sondheim, Jill Hayworth, Helen Gallagher, Patsy Kelly, Nanette Fabray, Stanley Holloway, Richard Kiley, Virginia Vestoff, Edie Adams, Dick Cavett, Anthony Quayle, Maureen Stapleton, Angela Lansbury, David Wayne, Alfred Drake, Ray Walston, Vivian Blaine, Sam Levine, Patricia Morison

Lauren Becall, Angela Lansbury, Anthony Quinn, and Anthony Quale host the 25th anniversary of the Tony Awards. Past musical highlights from 28 Broadway plays are performed by David Wayne, Nanette Fabray, Alfred Drake, Gwen Verdon, Stanley Holloway, Robert Preston, Richard Kiley, Tom Bosley, Florence Henderson, Paul Lynde, Robert Morse, Diahann Carroll, Zero Mostel, Carol Channing, Angela Landsbury, Patsy Kelly, Jill Hayworth, Leslie Uggams, William Daniels, and Virginia Vestoff. Also appearing are Dick Cavett, Ruby Keeler, Janis Paige, John Raitt, Anthony Shaffer, Maureen Stapleton, Helen Gallagher, Hal Linden, and Stephen Sondheim.             
#17667: TONY AWARDS, 28TH ANNUAL ,THE
1974-04-21, WABC, min.
Charles Nelson Reilly, Glynis Johns, Peter Falk, Henry Fonda, Jane Powell, Carol Channing, Johnny Carson, Marlo Thomas, Florence Henderson, Joel Grey, Elizabeth Montgomery, Robert Preston, Edward Asner, Cloris Leachman, Suzanne Pleshette, Carroll OConnor, Beatrice Arthur, Lynn Redgrave, Cicely Tyson, Will Geer, Cleavon Little, Nancy Walker, Alan Alda, Al Pacino, Lesley Ann Warren, Esther Rolle, Michael Learned, Ken Howard, Elliott Gould, Bette Davis, David Carradine, Karen Black

At the 28th Tony Awards Charles Nelson Reilly recaps his career in a stand-up comedy segment.   

The 28th Annual Tony Awards is telecast from the Shubert Theater in New York City. The theme of this year's broadcast is "Homecoming" where stars of film and television returned to Broadway to help present the awards or perform. Peter Falk, Florence Henderson, Robert Preston and Cicely Tyson are hosts. 

Duplicate of # 1138 with additional information.                                           
#5023: HAPPY ENDINGS
1975-04-10, WABC, 52 min.
Art Carney, Alan King, Elizabeth Wilson, Robert Preston, Lauren Bacall, James Earl Jones, John Cunningham

A strong cast in a quartet of original playlets by top writers. 1) Lauren Bacall and Robert Preston star in Peter Stone's "A Commercial Break," about truth in advertising and lies in marriage. 2) Neil Simon's "Big Joe & Kansas" (Alan King and James Earl Jones) are a pair of hobos with views on the economic crunch. 3) In Jules Feiffer's "Kidnapped," Art Carney is a bewildered father wearing an earphone-tuned in to his stereo and tuned out to the squabbling sounds of his wife (Elizabeth Wilson) and kids. 4) Herb Gardner's "I'm with Ya, Duke" is about an elderly hospital patient (King), who is given to insulting his young doctor (John Cunningham) and reminiscing about the Brooklyn Dodgers.
#8030: DINAH!
1975-11-25, SYN, 60 min.
Dinah Shore, Robert Preston, Yul Brynner, Dick Cavett, Ethel Merman, Abraham Beame

October 21st, 1974-1980.

90-minute talk show hosted by Dinah Shore. The program was seen during the daytime in most markets. In 1979, the show was re-titled "Dinah and Friends" as Dinah employed a weekly co-host. Depending on the market where the syndicated show airs, it is presented as a 90-minute show or edited to a 60-minute broadcast. 


                                                                                                                                  
#9943: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: JUBILEE
1976-03-26, WNBC, 78 min.
Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Mahalia Jackson, Steve Lawrence, Maurice Chevalier, The New Christy Minstrels, Andre Previn, Robert Preston, Fred Astaire, Burl Ives, The Kingston Trio, Bing Crosby, Andres Segovia, Harry Belafonte, Joan Sutherland

Bing Crosby & Liza Minnelli bring together many of the greatest entertainers in the history of television on the 100th anniversary of the telephone. 

Duplicate of #5050 and #5075.             
#5075: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: JUBILEE
1976-03-26, WNBC, 78 min.
Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Mahalia Jackson, Steve Lawrence, Maurice Chevalier, The New Christy Minstrels, Andre Previn, Robert Preston, Fred Astaire, Burl Ives, The Kingston Trio, Bing Crosby, Andres Segovia, Harry Belafonte, Joan Sutherland, Donald O'Connor, Anthony Newley, Van Cliburn, Duke Ellington, Eydie Gorme, Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli, Roy Clark, Ben Vereen, Les Paul, Erroll Garner, Marvin Hamlisch, Rudolf Nureyev, Mary Ford, Carl Sandburg, Roy Bolger, Pablo Casals, Gower Champion, Marge Champion, Peggy Fleming

Bing Crosby & Liza Minnelli bring together many of the greatest entertainers in the history of television on the 100th anniversary of the telephone.
#8067: DINAH!
1976-06-25, SYN, 60 min.
Dinah Shore, Robert Preston, Yul Brynner, Dick Cavett, Ethel Merman, Abraham Beame

October 21st, 1974- 1980. 

Ninety-minute talk show in most markets hosted by Dinah Shore. The show was seen during the daytime in most cities. In 1979 the show was retitled "Dinah and Friends" and had a co-host.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
#9748: TONY AWARDS, 31ST ANNUAL, THE
1977-06-05, ABC, 150 min.
Jonathan Winters, Leslie Uggams, Tony Randall, Robert Preston, Lauren Bacall, Jane Alexander, Jean Stapleton, Diana Ross, Jack Albertson, Lily Tomlin, Valerie Harper, Alan Arkin, Beatrice Arthur, Damon Evans

The 31st annual Tony Awards are telecast live from The Shubert Theatre in New York City.Hosted by Jonathan Winters. 

Host: Jonathan Winters. 
                       
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