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A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE SONNY LISTON VS. FLOYD PATTERSON REMATCH HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT|
Floyd Patterson, Les Keiter, Howard Cosell, Rocky Marciano, Jack McCarthy, Mickey Allen, Cassius Clay, Cus D'Amato
A first round KO of Floyd Patterson broadcast over ABC Radio. Howard Cosell is at ringside along with Les Keiter who does the blow-by-blow reporting with commentary from Rocky Marciano. Jack McCarthy announces the fighters. Mickey Allen sings the National Anthem. Number 2 contender Cassius Clay mocks Sonny Liston at ringside and in the ring. The three knockdown first round is broadcast. Howard Cosell interviews Patterson, Cus D'Amato and Liston after the fight.
JACK PAAR PROGRAM, THE|
Jack Paar, Liberace, John F. Kennedy, Milt Kamen, Mary McCarthy, Cassius Clay
This program was scheduled to air one week before on Nov. 22, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Re-scheduled for tonight there is also a brief epilogue by Jack Paar about the tragedy. Guests are Liberace, Cassius Clay, Mary McCarthy and Milt Kamen.
A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE SONNY LISTON VS. CASSIUS CLAY FIRST HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT|
Walter "Red" Smith, Jack Cutty, Les Keiter, Howard Cosell, Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Sonny Liston, Jim Brown, Cy Burick, Charles McCabe, Cassius Clay, Frank Gifford, Arthur Daly, Frank Gibbons, John Carmichael, Alexander Robbins, Cus D'Amato, Angelo Dundee, Leo Peterson, Marty Marshall, Shirley Povich, Dick Young, Mel Durslag, Jack Hand, Lyle Smith, Murray Kempton
Live radio network coverage of Cassius Clay's 6th round defeat of Champion Sonny Liston is broadcast. There are pre-fight interviews and color commentary by Howard Cosell. The outcome predictions of the fight are heard from a dozen sports columnists, all but one, predicting a Liston slaughter. They include Walter Red Smith, Mel Durslag, Charles McCabe, Lyle Smith, Frank Gibbons, Cy Burick, Hal Abrams, Shirley Povich, Murray Kempton, Jack Cutty, Jack Hand, Arthur Daly and John Carmichael. The legend of Liston's invincibility is also expressed by former champ Joe Louis to Howard Cosell. Also, comments from heavyweight Liston opponent Marty Marshall, trainer Cus D'Amato and from Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay, who states to Cosell that he will KO Liston in round eight. We hear from blow-by-blow commentator Les Keiter at ringside, along with Cosell, former heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano and Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns. After the upset Clay victory, Cosell interviews Clay and Liston in the ring. Keiter interviews Sugar Ray Robinson and Joe Louis. Howard Cosell recaps the fight; he interviews Dick Young of the Daily News and Clay's trainer Angelo Dundee. Cassius Clay is heard live at the News Press Conference in its entirety. There is a wrap-up with Les Keiter and comments from UPI sports editor Leo Peterson. In addition, on the following day, CBS Sports With Frank Gifford is heard. Frank Gifford recounts the fight. There is a brief interview with fight physician Alexander Robbins, who stopped the fight giving Cassius Clay his first championship.
STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE|
Steve Allen, Cassius Clay
Cassius Clay is Steve Allen's guest on this repeat of a show originally broadcast one month earlier, before Clay won the Heavyweight Championship from Sonny Liston.
ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE|
Bill Dana, Ed Sullivan, Cassius Clay, The Kessler Twins, Buddy Greco, Minnie Pearl, June Allyson, Michael J. Brody
June 20, 1948-June 6, 1971. Television's longest-running variety show ran on Sunday nights for twenty-three years. Its host, Ed Sullivan.
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