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#6976: SEVENTH ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS (FIRST NATIONALLY TELEVISED)
1955-03-07, WRCA, 96 min.
Jack Benny, Steve Allen, Jimmy Durante, Danny Thomas, Ralph Edwards, George Burns, Dave Garroway, Dr. Frank Baxter, Don Defore, Gordon Jenkins

Broadcast from 11:30 pm to 1:05am, pre-empling Tonight Show starring Steve Allen, The seventh annual Emmy Awards , and for the first time televised Nationally. From Hollywood Steve Allen. From New York Emcee Dave Garroway. Commercials included.                          
#6973: AT SIXTY FIVE
1957-01-12, CBS, 54 min.
George Jessel, Eddie Fisher, Edward R. Murrow, Eddie Cantor, George Burns, Burt Lancaster, Gracie Allen, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Connie Russel, Milton Ager, Harry Akst, Jimmy Mchugh, Marilyn Cantor

A special one hour salute to Eddie Cantor celebrating his 65th birthday. On hand to salute him in this variety program are Edward R. Murrow, Burt Lancaster, Connie Russel, George Jessel, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Eddie Fisher, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnay, Milton Ager, Jimmy McHugh, and Cantor's daughter, Marilyn Cantor. Eddie Cantor wrote the script for the show, pre-empting The Jackie Gleason Show.                                                                                                                     
#901: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: JOHNNY GREENE'S WORLD OF MUSIC
1961-00-00, WBFM, 57 min.
Jack Benny, George Burns, Sylvia Fine, Johnny Green

Johnny Greene hosts this informal radio talk show with special guests Jack Benny, George Burns and Sylvia Fine (wife of Danny Kaye). This was an extremely rare occurrence where Benny and Burns were able to trade anecdotes on the same broadcast about one another and to one another.
#131: DUPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK: LAUGHTER USA, THE
1961-09-17, WNBC, 53 min.
Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt, Fred Allen, Phil Silvers, Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, Burns & Allen, Laurel and Hardy, W.C. Fields, Groucho Marx, George Burns, Rod Reed, Buster Keaton

Samples of American humor from the beginnings till now are examined. A host of stars participate including Phil Silvers, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor, Burns and Allen, Buster Keaton, Fred Allen, Laurel and Hardy, W.C. Fields, Groucho Marx and Jack Benney. This premiere show for the series was produced by Donald B. Hyatt and his Project 20 staff. Written by Richard Hanser and Rod Reed. Original musical score by Robert Russell Bennett.
#4187: PERRY COMO SHOW, THE
1962-01-31, WNBC, 54 min.
Lena Horne, George Burns, Perry Como

September 12, 1955-June 12, 1963. In the fall of 1955 Perry Como returned to NBC where he hosted a weekly hour show. From 1955 to 1959 it was seen Saturday evenings and was titled "The Perry Como Show." From 1959 to 1963 it was seen Wednesday evenings and was titled "The Kraft Music Hall." Regulars included Frank Gallop and the Ray Charles Singers. After his final weekly June 12, 1963 broadcast Perry Como appeared in scores of specials, beginning October 3, 1963, airing on NBC, CBS & ABC, and concluding on December 6, 1986.
#300: JACK PAAR PROGRAM, THE
1962-11-02, WNBC, 9 min.
Jack Paar, George Burns

Jack Paar's guest is George Burns.
#4192: PERRY COMO SHOW, THE
1963-10-03, WNBC, 54 min.
George Burns, Perry Como, Allan Sherman, Cyd Charisse, June Allyson, Mitchell Ayres

September 12, 1955-June 12, 1963. In the fall of 1955 Perry Como returned to NBC where he hosted a weekly hour show. From 1955 to 1959 it was seen Saturday evenings and was titled "The Perry Como Show." From 1959 to 1963 it was seen Wednesday evenings and was titled "The Kraft Music Hall." Regulars included Frank Gallop and the Ray Charles Singers. After his final weekly June 12, 1963 broadcast Perry Como appeared in scores of specials, beginning October 3, 1963, airing on NBC, CBS & ABC, and concluding on December 6, 1986.

Starting his 15th consecutive year with Perry is bandleader Mitchell Ayres.
#4595: SING ALONG WITH MITCH
1964-02-10, WNBC, 52 min.
Mitch Miller, Milton Berle, Leslie Uggams, George Burns, Diana Trask, Sandy Stewart, Gloria Lambert, Bob McGrath, Dominick Cortese, The Quinto Sisters, Dick Hyman

January 27, 1961-April 21, 1961; September 28, 1961-September 21, 1964. Home viewers were able to participate in this hour-long musical series, as the lyrics to the songs were superimposed at the bottom of their screens; viewers were invited to "follow the bouncing ball" as it moved from one lyric to the next. Goateed composer-arranger Mitch Miller led the Sing-Along Gang, and on-stage aggregation of about two dozen. Among the featured vocalists were Leslie Uggams, Diana Trask, Barbara McNair, and Gloria Lambert. "Sing Along with Mitch" was introduced on "Ford Startime" in 1960 and had a limited run in the spring of 1961, alternating with "The Bell Telephone Hour," before going weekly in the fall of that year. Reruns were exhumed in the spring of 1966 to replace the faltering "Sammy Davis Jr. Show." Bill Hobin produced and directed the series.

Guest George Burns recalls his vaudeville career. Soloists: Leslie Uggams, Bob McGrath, the Quinto Sisters, accordionist Dominick Cortese and pianist Dick Hyman.
#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.
#5235: AN EVENING WITH CAROL CHANNING, OR HOW YOU CAN WATCH TELEVISION WITHOUT BEING PLUGGED IN
1966-02-18, WCBS, 52 min.
George Burns, Carol Channing, David McCallum

A music-comedy special starring Carol Channing and guests in singing-dancing spoofs of a variety of subjects, including a tour of Los Angeles landmarks.
#1002: WAYNE AND SHUSTER TAKE AN AFFECTIONATE LOOK AT GEORGE BURNS
1966-07-15, WCBS, 52 min.
Wayne and Shuster, George Burns

A biography and profile of the "Comedian's Comedian" George Burns as told by Wayne and Shuster.
#1904: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1966-10-13, WNBC, 52 min.
Jonathan Winters, Dinah Shore, Dean Martin, George Burns, Wisa D'Orso

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).
#1860: DANNY KAYE SHOW, THE
1967-03-01, WCBS, 52 min.
Danny Kaye, George Burns

September 25, 1963-June 7, 1967. Danny Kaye hosted his own Wednesday-night variety hour for four seasons. Regulars included Harvey Korman, four-year-old Victoria Meyerink & youngster Laurie Ichino.
#4607: SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR, THE
1967-09-24, WCBS, 52 min.
George Burns, Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Herman's Hermits

February 5, 1967-June 8, 1969. "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" was a breath of fresh air, but to CBS the Smothers Brothers seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the wrong things to say.
#3555: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE
1967-10-11, WNBC, 52 min.
George Burns, Nancy Ames, Dick Cavett, Dionne Warwick, Tony Tanner, Harpers Bizarre

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. This was the "Tin Pan Alley Today" broadcast. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week.
#1941: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1968-01-18, WNBC, 52 min.
Dean Martin, George Burns, Florence Henderson, Eddie Albert, Janet Tighe

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).             
#6970: HERE COME THE STARS (PILOT)
1968-03-07, SYND, 47 min.
Jack Benny, Shari Lewis, George Jessel, Phil Harris, James Stewart, Frankie Avalon, Bob Hope, Mickey Rooney, Edward G. Robinson, Bob Newhart, Dean Martin, George Burns, Pat Henry, Morey Amsterdam, Pat McCormick, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, Don Rickles, Dick Martin, Phyllis Diller, Pat Boone, Della Reese, Gene Baylos, Rich Little, Shani Wallis, Bob Crane, Dick Patterson, Gary Crosby, Jan Dailey, Pamela Pall

A pilot special sales/promotional presentation tape demo presented by Four Star International pitching television stations to consider purchasing this series of 26 one hour episodes comprising 250 comedy stars and performances. Announcer and off camera host states the nature of the series... a celebrity is "roasted" similar to a Friar's Roast. The setting is that of a smart Hollywood hotel. Entertainment accompanies testimonial roasts by guest celebrities who perform in this pilot. Never televised.                                       
#3033: HOLLYWOOD PALACE, THE
1968-04-06, WABC, 52 min.
George Burns, Don Adams, Joey Forman, The King Family, Hal Frazier, Enzo Stuardi

January 4, 1964-February 7, 1970. This hour-long variety series was a midseason replacement for "The Jerry Lewis Show."
#1054: HERE COME THE STARS
1968-09-15, WOR, 51 min.
Jack Benny, George Jessel, Edward G. Robinson, George Burns, Pat Boone, Della Reese, Roberta Sherwood, Gene Baylos

George Jessel emcees this premiere variety series featuring testimonials to guests of honor. First up is George Burns followed by good natured anecdotes from Jack Benny, Edward G. Robinson, Pat Boone, Della Reese, Roberta Sherwood and Gene Baylos.
#1945: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1968-12-12, WNBC, 52 min.
Phil Harris, Dean Martin, George Burns, Susan Barrett

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).
#5100: BOB HOPE SPECIAL, THE
1969-02-17, WNBC, 52 min.
Martha Raye, Bob Hope, George Burns, Rowan & Martin, Bing Crosby, The Supremes, Lisa Miller

A tribute to Vaudeville.
#3002: HERE COME THE STARS
1969-03-16, WOR, 52 min.
Jack Benny, George Jessel, Edward G. Robinson, George Burns, Pat Boone, Della Reese, Roberta Sherwood, Gene Baylos

George Burns is roasted. This program is a repeat of the show from September 15, 1968. 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.
#2327: ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE
1969-03-23, WCBS, 52 min.
Ed Sullivan, Jack Carter, George Burns, Dionne Warwick, Lana Cantrell, Sly and the Family Stone

June 20, 1948-June 6, 1971. Television's longest-running variety show ran on Sunday nights for twenty-three years. Its host, Ed Sullivan.
#3115: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1969-04-19, WCBS, 52 min.
Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, George Burns, Sheila MacRae, Georgie Kaye, Jane Kean, Marsh & Adams

September 29, 1962-September 12, 1970. Jackie Gleason was a fixture on CBS for most of two decades. In the fall of 1962 Gleason was back to a Saturday slot, which he occupied for another eight seasons. From 1962 to 1966 it was called "Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine," and featured topical comedy sketches as well as musical numbers. One of Gleason's characters, Joe the Bartender, appeared regularly. Addressing the camera as his patron, Joe told a few jokes before calling out the tipsy Crazy Guggenheim from the back room. Guggenheim, played by Frank Fontaine, traded quips with Joe and then sang a song. Sue Ann Langdon was also featured regularly. In 1966 Gleason moved the operation to Miami Beach. The show was retitled "The Jackie Gleason Show." For the first time in almost a decade, production of "The Honeymooners" was resumed. Gleason was reunited with Art Carney; Sheila MacRae and Jane Kean were added to play Alice and Trixie. Many of these later "Honeymooners" sketches ran a full hour, and the accent was now on music.
#4813: THIS IS TOM JONES
1969-05-22, WABC, 52 min.
George Burns, The Dave Clark Five, Sally Ann Howes, John Davidson, Tom Jones

February 7, 1969-January 15, 1971. Tom Jones hosted his own musical variety hour, which also featured Big Jim Sullivan and The Ace Trucking Company.
#2647: GLEN CAMPBELL GOODTIME HOUR, THE
1969-10-01, WCBS, 52 min.
George Burns, Glen Campbell, Sarah Vaughan, Bill Medley

January 29, 1969-June 13, 1972. In 1969 Glen Campbell returned to TV as host of "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour"; his regulars included Pat Paulsen, Jack Burns, John Hartford, Jerry Reed and Larry McNeeley.
#1990: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1969-10-16, WNBC, 52 min.
Dean Martin, George Burns, The Mills Brothers, Jack Gilford, Orson Bean, Joey Heatherton

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).
#3244: JIMMY DURANTE PRESENTS THE LENNON SISTERS HOUR
1969-11-14, WABC, 52 min.
Jimmy Durante, George Burns, John Gary, The Lennon Sisters, Sonny James

September 26, 1969-July 4, 1970. Hour-long variety series starring Jimmy Durante and the singing Lennon Sisters (Dianne, Janet, Kathy, and Peggy).
#5287: JACK BENNY'S NEW LOOK
1969-12-04, WNBC, 52 min.
Jack Benny, George Burns, Gregory Peck, Nancy Sinatra, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap

A comedy-variety special "Jack Benny Hour" broadcast, with guest stars.
#796: KRAFT MUSIC HALL: THE FRIARS ROAST OF JACK BENNY, THE
1970-01-21, WNBC, 51 min.
Jack Benny, Phil Harris, Milton Berle, Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson, Alan King, George Burns, Spiro Agnew, Dennis Day

Jack Benny is roasted by "roastmakers" Johnny Carson, George Burns, Ed Sullivan, Alan King, Milton Berle, Phil Harris, Dennis Day and Vice President Spiro Agnew.
#1092: DAVID FROST SHOW, THE
1970-05-18, WNEW, 72 min.
Jack Benny, Fred Allen, George Burns, David Frost

David Frost welcomes special solo guest Jack Benny, who talks at length about his long professional career and his personal life. There are many anecdotes including stories about George Burns, Fred Allen, his 44 year marriage, his violin career and why, after writing his autobiography for two years, he decided never to publish it.
#1097: A 1970'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF RADIO
1970-11-00, KDKA, 294 min.
Jack Benny, Rudy Vallee, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Garry Moore, Edward R. Murrow, John Daly, Arthur Godfrey, John F. Kennedy, Herbert Hoover, Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields, Ed Wynn, George Burns, Henry Morgan, Douglas MacArthur, Winston Churchill, Tommy Dorsey, Victor Borge, Eleanor Powell, Wendell Willkie, Ben Grauer, Charles Dickens, Irene Wicker, Gracie Allen, William B. Williams, Bruce Morrow, Stan Freberg, Rod MacLeish, Fibber McGee & Molly, Bing Crosby, Amos 'N' Andy, Barry Farber, James Melton, Kay Kayser, Lanny Ross, Walter Winchell, Will Rogers, Charlie McCarthy, Fanny Brice, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Armstrong, Ben Bernie, Sybil Trent, Mary Livingston, Ben Gross, Jimmy Wallington, George Hamilton Combs, Jack Bogut, Warren Barber, Al Smith, Harry Lauder

A fiftieth anniversary of Radio Broadcasting, 1920 to 1970, with narrators Ben Gross, Jimmy Wallington, Henry Morgan, George Hamilton Combs, Garry Moore and Jack Bogut. Tracks include Warren Barber, Rudy Vallee, Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor, Al Smith, Amos 'N' Andy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Lauder, Will Rogers, Ben Bernie's Orchestra, Jack Benny and Mary Livingston, Arthur Godfrey, Charlie McCarthy and W.C Fields, Victor Borge, Herbert Hoover, Bob Hope, Ed Wynn, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Fibber McGee and Molly, Agnes Moorehead, "The Lone Ranger," "The Shadow," Irene Wicker, Jack Armstrong, "Young Dr.Malone," "Mary Noble Backstage Wife," "Sybil Trent, Eleanor Powell, Ziegfeld Follies with James Melton, Lanny Ross, Ben Grauer, "The March of Time," Huey Long, John Daly, Walter Winchell, Winston Churchill, Kay Kayser's Orchestra, Command Performance, Wartime Songs, "Your Hit Parade," Harry S. Truman, "Stage Door Canteen, "Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur, Bing Crosby, Princess Elizabeth, Edward R. Murrow, General Wainwright, Wendell Willkie, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Bruce Morrow, Stan Freberg, William B. Williams, Rod MacLeish, Barry Farber, Death of J.F.K., radio fluffs and commercials.
#5106: BOB HOPE SPECIAL, THE
1970-11-16, WNBC, 52 min.
Danny Thomas, Bob Hope, George Burns, Tom Jones, Lucille Ball

Bob presents his third annual Vaudeville Show in comedy, music and song.
#5289: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT JACK BENNY AND WERE AFRAID TO ASK
1971-03-10, WNBC, 52 min.
Jack Benny, Phil Harris, John Wayne, George Burns, Dionne Warwick, Lucille Ball

A comedy-variety special "Jack Benny Hour" broadcast, with guest stars.
#1104: DAVID FROST SHOW: 600TH BROADCAST, THE
1971-11-01, WNEW, 60 min.
Jack Benny, Danny Kaye, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, George Burns, Pearl Bailey, Bill Cosby, Bing Crosby, Elizabeth Taylor, David Frost, Richard Burton, Flip Wilson, Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli

A David Frost retrospective from previous shows: Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Maurice Chevalier, Bob Hope, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, George Burns, Jack Benny, Liza Minnelli, Sophia Loren, Johnny Carson, Flip Wilson, Bill Cosby, Pearl Bailey, and Danny Kaye are viewed via video tape highlights.
#1114: PLAYHOUSE NEW YORK: THE 40'S - THE GREAT RADIO COMEDIANS
1972-05-12, WNET, 87 min.
Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Bob Hope, George Burns, Perry Miller Adato, Bing Crosby, Ken Roberts, Peter Donald, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, Kenny Delmar, Harry Bailey, Al Bernie, Jim Jordan

The lost art of radio comedy is examined with audio excerpts from Radio's past, including Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, George Burns, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Fred Allen, Bing Crosby, Jim Jordan, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelly, Peter Donald, Harry Bailey, Ken Roberts, and Al Bernie. Produced by Perry Miller Adato.
#4690: SONNY & CHER COMEDY HOUR, THE
1972-06-12, WCBS, 52 min.
George Burns, 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. This program is a repeat. "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.
#1428: BOBBY DARIN AMUSEMENT CO., THE
1972-07-27, WNBC, 52 min.
Bobby Darin, George Burns, Bobbie Gentry

July 27, 1972-September 7, 1972; January 19, 1973-April 27, 1973. Bobby Darin was given his own series in 1972, a summer replacement for "The Dean Martin Show." The series was revived that winter as a midseason replacement. Regulars included Dick Bakalyan, Steve Landesberg, and Rip Taylor.
#1119: TONIGHT SHOW: JOHNNY CARSON'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW, THE
1972-10-02, WNBC, 65 min.
Jack Benny, Jerry Lewis, Joey Bishop, Dinah Shore, Johnny Carson, Dean Martin, George Burns, Ronald Reagan, Don Rickles, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Don Durgin

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.

Johnny Carson welcomes guests Governor Ronald Reagan, Joey Bishop, George Burns, Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Dinah Shore, Jack Benny, Dean Martin and President of NBC Don Durgin.
#2107: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1973-11-02, WNBC, 52 min.
Jack Benny, Joey Bishop, Jonathan Winters, Jack Klugman, Redd Foxx, Howard Cosell, Johnny Carson, Tony Randall, Bob Newhart, Dean Martin, George Burns, Foster Brooks, Bette Davis, Dom DeLuise, Hubert Humphrey, Dionne Warwick, Rich Little, Doc Severinsen, Ruth Buzzi, Wilt Chamberlain, Kent McCord, Martin Milner, Mike Connors

Johnny Carson is the target for roasters Dean Martin, Jack Benny, George Burns, Bob Newhart, Redd Foxx, Sen. Hubert Humphrey, Bette Davis, Doc Severinson, Dionne Warwick, Dom DeLuise, Mike Connors, Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Joey Bishop, Wilt Chamberlain, Kent McCord, Martin Milner, Ruth Buzzi, Howard Cosell, Jonathan Winters, Rich Little and Foster Brooks.
#1130: SHOW BUSINESS SALUTES MILTON BERLE
1973-12-04, WNBC, 51 min.
Jack Benny, Jackie Gleason, Redd Foxx, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Kirk Douglas, Ted Kennedy, Alan King, George Burns, Henny Youngman, Jack Lemmon, Jan Murray, Fulton J. Sheen, Sammy Davis Jr., Carroll O'Connor, Walter Matthau, Lucille Ball

The Friars Club "roasts" Milton Berle, who celebrates his 60th anniversary in show business. Guests include Sammy Davis Jr., Alan King, George Burns, Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Red Foxx, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Carroll O'Connor, Jan Murray, Walter Matthau, Kirk Douglas, Jack Lemmon, Senator Ted Kennedy, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and Henny Youngman.
#5020: MANY FACES OF COMEDY, THE
1973-12-04, WABC, 52 min.
Don Knotts, Danny Thomas, Milton Berle, Alan King, George Burns, Nancy Dussault, Henny Youngman, Totie Fields, Angie Dickinson, Howard Morris, Rich Little, Godfrey Cambridge, Steve Landesburg

A satirical stroll down an adult version of "Sesame Street."
#1133B: ABC'S WIDE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT: HI HO STEVERINO: A 25TH ANNIVERSARY SALUTE TO STEVE ALLEN
1974-01-16, WABC, 63 min.
Louis Nye, Steve Allen, Milton Berle, Jack Carter, Steve Lawrence, Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Burns, Buddy Hackett, Tim Conway, Jayne Meadows, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Eydie Gorme

Milton Berle is host of this "roast" to Steve Allen, who celebrates his 25th year in TV. Roastees include George Burns, Louis Nye, Jack Carter, Tim Conway, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eydie Gorme, Steve Lawrence, Jayne Meadows, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin and Buddy Hackett.
#5454: ABC'S WIDE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT: HI HO STEVERINO: A 25TH ANNIVERSARY SALUTE TO STEVE ALLEN
1974-01-16, WABC, 78 min.
Louis Nye, Steve Allen, Milton Berle, Jack Carter, Steve Lawrence, Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Burns, Buddy Hackett, Tim Conway, Jayne Meadows, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Eydie Gorme

Milton Berle is host of this "roast" to Steve Allen, who celebrates his 25th year in TV. Roastees include George Burns, Buddy Hackett, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Jayne Meadows, Louis Nye, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Tim Conway, and Jack Carter.
#1134: DEAN MARTIN SHOW: CELEBRITY ROAST, THE
1974-02-22, WNBC, 50 min.
Jack Benny, Joey Bishop, James Stewart, Jack Carter, Dean Martin, Wayne Newton, George Burns, Pearl Bailey, Foster Brooks, Florence Henderson, Desmond Wilson, Mark Spitz, Zubin Mehta, Dick Martin, Norm Crosby, Rich Little

Jack Benny has the spotlight all to himself as the target of a full hour roasting. His cooks include James Stewart, Pearl Bailey, George Burns, Wayne Newton, Foster Brooks, Rich Little, Mark Spitz, Desmond Wilson, Dick Martin, Florence Henderson, Jack Carter, Joey Bishop, Norm Crosby and Zubin Mehta.
#2084: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1974-02-22, WNBC, 52 min.
Jack Benny, Joey Bishop, Jack Carter, Dean Martin, Wayne Newton, George Burns, Pearl Bailey, Foster Brooks, Florence Henderson, Desmond Wilson, Zubin Mehta, Dick Martin, Norm Crosby, Rich Little, Jimmy Stewart, Gary Burghoff

Jack Benny is roasted by: Dean Martin, Jimmy Stewart, Pearl Bailey, George Burns, Wayne Newton, Foster Brooks, Gary Burghoff, Rich Little, Desmond Wilson, Dick Martin, Florence Henderson, Jack Carter, Joey Bishop, Norm Crosby and Zubin Mehta.
#4661: SMOTHERS BROTHERS SHOW, THE
1975-01-13, WNBC, 52 min.
Redd Foxx, Johnny Carson, George Burns, Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Alice Cooper

January 13, 1975-May 26, 1975. This was the first broadcast of the series. After the Smothers Brothers had series on CBS and ABC, they entered the arena again on NBC in this short lived noncontroversial variety show.
#4356: RICH LITTLE SHOW, THE
1975-09-03, WNBC, 52 min.
George Burns, Sandy Duncan, Glen Campbell, Rich Little, Peter Marshall

February 2, 1976-July 19, 1976. This was "The Rich Little Special" broadcast. Rich Little hosted his own hour-long comedy-variety series. Other regulars included Charlotte Rae, R. G. Brown, Julie McWhirter, Joe Baker, and Mel Bishop.
#4431: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH HOWARD COSELL
1975-11-01, WABC, 52 min.
Howard Cosell, George Burns, Joan Sutherland, Walter Matthau, Rene Simard, Lee Majors, Steve Landesberg, O.J. Simpson, The Rockettes, Bill Murray

September 20, 1975-January 17, 1976. This hour-long variety show was hosted by Howard Cosell. Among Cosell's regulars was Bill Murray.
#3894: MAC DAVIS SHOW, THE
1976-04-22, WNBC, 52 min.
George Burns, Roy Clark, Mac Davis

July 11, 1974-August 29, 1974; December 19, 1974-May 22, 1975; March 18, 1976-June 17, 1976. Singer Mac Davis hosted three hour-long variety shows. Regulars included mimes Shields and Yarnell.
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