Click on the picture
of your favorite celebrity
to view more information.
Home  |  About Us  |  ORDER INQUIRY  |  TV Categories  |  Personality Index  |  Title Index
A MATCHLESS LIBRARY TELEVISION ARCHIVE                  


Search the Archive (1946-1982)
Broadcast Title or Personality:   
Broadcast Airdate (mm/dd/yyyy):   / /
Archive ID Number: #  
Keyword / Phrase Search:   

Category: Talk

Tributes Talk Events News Variety
Documentary Music Comedy Juvenile Awards
Biography Sports Productions Others Quiz
    Specials    
0 - 9    A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z
Please enter a Show Title or Personality into the textbox:
          Search In:
543 Results found in Category Talk
Pages: 1  [2] 3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 

#6979q: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-03-14, NBC, 4 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Ed Sullivan, Jose Melies

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

 More discussion by Jack Paar regarding his feud with Ed Sullivan.
                                                                                                                                                                       
#6979r: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-05-29, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jose Melies

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

PAAR BEGINS TRACTORS FOR FREEDOM APPEAL.
In his monologue Jack Paar urges people to contribute to "Tractors for Freedom." He appeals to all viewers to send money to Detroit for the purchase of tractors. Tractors will then be sent to Cuba in exchange for release of Cuban prisoners. Paar announces that Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, founder of the Tractors for Freedom Committee, will be on the show Wednesday night. 
                                                                                                                                                                                    
#6979t: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-06-12, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Jonathan Winters, Jose Melies

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Jack Paar mentions that today the thermometer reached 96 degrees, the hottest temperature of the year. Very much effected were passengers on New York City subways. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                              
#87: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-06-29, WNBC, 13 min.
Jack Paar, Henry Morgan, Orson Bean

Substitute host Orson Bean welcomes guest Henry Morgan.
#93: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-07-12, WNBC, 28 min.
Jack Paar, Jonathan Winters, Selma Diamond

Jack Paar's guests are Jonathan Winters and Selma Diamond, who occasionally comment as Winters and Paar trade quips.
#102: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-07-21, WNBC, 57 min.
Jack Paar, Art Carney, Jonathan Winters, Cliff Arquette, Shelley Berman

There is a wild and uninhibited night of comedy ad lib with guests Jonathan Winters, Cliff Arquette, Shelley Berman and Art Carney. A re-run of an original broadcast May 15, 1961. 

An example of how expensive 2" Quad Video Tapes were saved briefly for one re-run and then eventually erased and re-used for other broadcasts.               
#104: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-07-24, WNBC, 81 min.
Jack Paar, Jonathan Winters, Bob and Ray, Jack E. Leonard, Joe Garagiola, Frank Verna

Substitute host Jonathan Winters welcomes guests Bob and Ray, Jack E. Leonard, and Joe Garagiola.
#118: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-08-15, WNBC, 14 min.
Jack Paar, Jack E. Leonard

Jack Paar's guest is Jack E. Leonard.
#121: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-08-24, WNBC, 11 min.
Jack Paar, Liberace

Jack Paar's guest is Liberace. This program was joined in progress as Liberace plays the piano and tells about the origin of his candelabra.
#881: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR,THE
1961-09-12, WNBC, 55 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Peggy Cass

From Radio Free Berlin Studios and from on site locations, Jack Paar and Peggy 
Cass broadcast "The Tonight Show," 110 miles from Communist occupied Germany. There are many interviews with soldiers and with the cooperation of the United States Army, Paar tours the many facilities and shares his wit and observations with his American audience. Also, included is a segment from the telecast broadcast on Sept. 14th when Paar and Hugh Downs comment about the controversy of the Sept. 12th broadcast which caused ripples in the press and with Congress in Washington D.C.                          
#184b: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-09-30, WRCA, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Nipsey Russell, Jose Melies, Athur Murray

  Arthur Murray,famed dance instructor and TV personality demonstratives the new dance craze, "The Twist" and "The Mashed Potatoes." Jack and Hugh Downs are game to learn the dance. Nipsey Russell also tries it. He also talks about Black Muslims.                    
#184c: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-10-12, WRCA, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Jose Melies

   Jack Paar, for the first time, announces that he will be leaving THE TONIGHT SHOW March 30, 1962. He states that the show will continue with a different host, yet to be determined.                               
#149: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-11-23, WNBC, 30 min.
Jack Paar, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson

Jack Paar's guest is Bob Hope.

Jack takes "blue cards" from the audience (questions for Jack). One question has to do with who will be replacing Jack when he leaves the show in four months, end of March, 1962. Paar sates that he believes his replacement will be Johnny Carson. 
                          
#6979u: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-01-19, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Selma Diamond, Phil Foster, Jose Melies

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

"BEST OF PAAR" Originally broadcast October 11, 1961. 
  
Jack's guest, Selma Diamond and Phil Foster.                                                                                                                                                                                                            
#6979v: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-02-01, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Buddy Hackett, Gore Vidal, Jose Melies, William Buckley

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

  Gore Vidal, writer and well-known liberal replies to remarks made by William Buckley last night sparking a feud between the two (liberalism vs conservatism).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
#6979w: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-02-05, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Bob Newhart, Margaret Mead, Jose Melies

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
#6979x: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-02-08, NBC, 20 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Richard M. Nixon, Jose Melies

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

 Former Vice President of the U.S. and candidate for President in 1960, Richard M. Nixon, is Jack's guest. Both Paar and Nixon discuss the Kennedy Nixon debates, John Birch Society, Nixon's forthcoming book, "Six Crisis." Nixon praises Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy...criticizes the administration for defeat in Cuba, discusses his debates with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Moscow at "the kitchen debates." Nixon plays piano solo - "Missouri Waltz."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
#6979y: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-02-20, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Dr. Joyce Brothers, John Glenn, Jose Melies

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

    In his monologue, Jack Paar comments on John Glenn's US first orbital flight. Jack talks to Dr. Joyce Brothers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
#172: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-02-23, WNBC, 52 min.
Jack Paar, Peter Lorre, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Ed Reimers, Jose Melis, Les Paul, Mary Ford, Leona Anderson, Maurice Bishop

Jack Paar's guests are Peter Lorre and Sir Cedric Hardwicke.

 This "Best of Paar" repeat program, originally broadcast November 16, 1961, had Ed Reimers announcing and co-hosting.

 Mystery guest is Maurice Bishop, brother of Joey Bishop. Jack states his great admiration for Joey.            
#172A: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-02-28, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Jackie Mason

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Jack Paar stated that this show with Jackie Mason, in top form, was one of the funniest shows he has ever done on The Tonight Show.

*Most of this series does not survive in any broadcast form. Kinescopes were discarded, burned, decomposed...whereabouts unknown. 2" Quadruplex Video Tape was expensive ($300 for a one hour reel), weighting 26 pounds, requiring great storage space. Video Tape could easily be erased and was used for new program recordings...retained briefly for a re-run and then erased or discarded. Legend has it that even Jack Paar himself hired a junk man to come to his home garage and paid to have JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW recordings discarded (reels of kinescopes and video tapes) that were now cluttering up his space. 

During this era in television history archiving television programming was not a primary concern or vision, and considered an arcane pursuit. 

ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO, INC. retains over 70 complete and excerpt JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW air checks (34 hours), including the complete Jack Paar's first anniversary telecast which was broadcast live from Havana Cuba (June 28, 1958). These originally recorded off the air pristine sound direct line 1/4" reel to reel audio tracks, recorded at the time of the original broadcasts, represent the only broadcast record of a "lost" visual telecast. ATA is the largest single repository (one collection), in the United Sates of Jack Paar Tonight Shows recordings. The combined archives of The Library of Congress, Paley Center for Media, and UCLA Film & Television retain a composite total of 13 hours of representative JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts excerpts, all KINESCOPES (sound quality inferior to originally direct line 1/4" reel to reel home recordings at the time of the broadcast). No COMPLETE intact visual and audio broadcasts survive. There are no extant video taped surviving RECORDINGS of the JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW...not even an excerpt. 

For four years and eight months Jack Paar reigned supreme as host of the TONIGHT SHOW with a crew of regulars, but only two stayed with him for the entire run; announcer Hugh Downs and band leader Jose Melis, a former army buddy. Familiar faces who appeared many times with Jack included Dody Goodman, Betty Johnson, Elsa Maxwell, Alexander King, Genevieve, Jack Douglas; and wife Reiko, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hans Conreid, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Jonathan Winters.

 Hugh Downs substituted for Jack Paar 79 times, more than any other substitute host. There were 20 different substitute hosts for Paar over the period of the series run. Joey Bishop substituted for Paar 31 times. Arlene Francis, 30 times, Jonathan Winters, 26 times, Orson Bean, 21 times and Johnny Carson 15 times. All together there were 243 broadcasts which had substitute hosts filling in for Paar during Jack Paar's TONIGHT SHOW tenure. The title of the late night broadcast changed to THE JACK PAAR SHOW which took effect on February 3, 1958. The first video-taped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. The LAST LIVE broadcast was aired July 3, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10,1959. Beginning July 20, 1959 Jack Paar began taking off Monday nights & guest hosts would substitute for him (approximately on alternate Mondays). The first color broadcast aired on September 19, 1960.
Theme music, "Everything is Coming Up Roses" was first used beginning in the Fall of 1959. 

Location broadcast telecasts of the program telecast away from the Hudson Theater in New York City occurred 14 times during this series run. 

Jan. 13-17, 1958                     Miami Beach, Florida
July 28, 1958                        Havana,Cuba           
Nov. 3-21, 1958                      Hollywood, California
March 2-20, 1959                     Hollywood, California
Nov. 10-12, 1959                  Nassau, Bahamas (Video Tape)
Nov. 30- Dec. 10, 1959               Hollywood, California
March 28-April 1, 1960            London, England (Video Tape)
Nov.9-11, 1960                    Hawaii (Video Tape) - b&w
Nov.14-24, 1960                     Hollywood, California
March 21-24, 1961                 London, England (Video Tape)
Sept. 12-14, 1961                 West Berlin (Video Tape)
Nov. 14-17, 1961                  Hollywood, California (Tape)
Nov. 21-24, 1961                  Hollywood, California (Tape)
March 13-16, 1962                 London, England (Video Tape)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
#6979z: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-03-13, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Peggy Cass, Jim Lucas, Robert Morley, Jose Melies, Samuel Shanton, Dickey Henderson

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 
 
  Beginning London Shows with host Jack Paar in London, England.Hugh Downs host in New York with Jim Lucas, announcer.
Samuel Shanton professes to Jack that the Earth is flat. Other guests include, Robert Morley, Peggy Cass, and Dickey Henderson.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
#6980a: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-03-14, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Peter Sellers, Jose Melies

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 
 
 From London, Jack welcomes, Peter Sellers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
#6980b: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-03-19, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Charles Laughton, Ed Sullivan, Dorothy Kilgallen, Jose Melies, William F. Buckley

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 
 
 Return from London England. Broadcast from New York.

In his monologue Jack Paar comments on Dorothy Kilgallen, Ed Sullivan, and William F. Buckley. 

Jack interviews Charles Laughton.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
#6980d: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-03-27, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Jonathan Winters, Billy Graham, Jose Melies

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 
 
  Jack's guests include the Reverend Billy Graham, and Jonathan Winters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
#183: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-03-29, WNBC, 43 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Jack E. Leonard, Alexander King, Robert Merrill, Buddy Hackett

Jack Paar makes his farewell appearance. Many guest stars from past shows join Jack, including Jack E. Leonard, Buddy Hackett, Robert Merrill, Alexander King and co-host Hugh Downs.
#6980e: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-03-29, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Joey Bishop, Jack E. Leonard, Alexander King, Richard M. Nixon, Bob Hope, Ed Sullivan, Dorothy Kilgallen, George Burns, Buddy Hackett, Nipsey Russell, Robert Morley, Walter Winchell, Tallulah Bankhead, Jose Melies, Dr. Rev. Billy Graham

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 
 
  FINAL FIRST RUN TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR.

 During the four and half years Jack Paar hosed the Tonight Show he clocked approximately 24,000 hours of programming of which only less than .1% survives!!! No video tapes survive. No color episodes survive. Only an handful of black and white kinescopes are extant.

What does survive is only a total of 13 hours archived by Paley Center for Media, Library of Congress, and UCLA Film & Television, combined. 

The greatest number of surviving broadcast TV Audio Air Checks in the country, representing THE JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW, is archived by ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO, INC. (34 hours). 

Among Jack's many guests on this final first run broadcast are Jack E. Leonard who opens the show. He acts as host for the first 15 minutes..introduces, many celebrities in the audience including Tom Poston, Sam Levenson, Selma Diamond, Jack Haskell and Max Asnas of the Stage Delicatessen. Jose Melies plays all of the familiar theme songs associated with Jack Paar. Hugh Downs reads excerpts for Abel Green's column "Variety' about the show and Jack.  Alexander King, and Buddy Hackett are live guests. On film Hugh Downs introduces good bye salutations from George Burns, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Richad M. Nixon, Tallulah Bankhead, Joey Bishop, Robert Morley, Nipsey Russell, and Rev. Dr. Billy Graham. . In Jack's last monologue he reminisces about his feuds with Walter Winchell, Dorothy Kilgallen and Ed Sullivan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
#184: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-03-30, WNBC, 51 min.
Jack Benny, Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Johnny Carson

Jack Paar's guest is Jack Benny. Hugh Downs is co-host. 
During Paar's monologue Jack states that Johnny Carson will be, most likely, the new host of The Tonight Show, starting in April, after he, Jack, leaves THE TONIGHT SHOW (last first run broadcast March 9,1962). 

NOTE: Johnny Carson did replace Jack Paar as permanent host of TTS, but due to a contractual agreement with ABC TV he could not begin his 30 year reign as host of The Tonight Show until October 1, 1962. 

This was to be the final televised "Jack Paar Tonight Show." This "Best of Paar" broadcast was a repeat of a telecast aired on November 22, 1961. 
                                                   
#186: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST ART LINKLETTER, THE
1962-04-02, WNBC, 22 min.
Art Linkletter, Kirk Douglas, Eddie Mayhoff

Art Linkletter's guests are Kirk Douglas and Eddie Mayhoff.
#197: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST JOEY BISHOP, THE
1962-04-19, WNBC, 67 min.
Joey Bishop, Danny Thomas, Sonny King, Ernest Borgnine, Lenny Kent, Edie Adams, Laud Brooks Schmidt

From two successive telecasts, guests are double talker Mr. Laud Brooks Schmidt,appearing on April 18, 1962, and the following night, April 19, 1962, Ernest Borgnine, Danny Thomas, Edie Adams, Sonny King and Lenny Kent.             
#209: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST MORT SAHL, THE
1962-06-11, WNBC, 19 min.
Dell and Bill, Otto Preminger, Mort Sahl

Guests are Dell and Bill who do a comedy routine about Vietnam, and Otto Preminger. Mort Sahl is guest host.             
#218: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST STEVE LAWRENCE, THE
1962-06-19, WNBC, 10 min.
Frank Gorshin, Steve Lawrence

Frank Gorshin is Steve Lawrence's guest.
#6954: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST JERRY LEWIS, THE
1962-07-02, NBC, 95 min.
Jerry Lewis, Hugh Downs, Jack Carter, Henry Gibson, Skitch Henderson

Jerry Lewis returns for a second week as host of The Tonight Show. Included are NBC news commercials and spots for Ocean Spray, Tuck Tape, and L&M Cigarettes. 

The second interregnum (2 April 1962-28 September 1962). Because of his previous contract, Jack Paar's successor, Johnny Carson, was unable to take over the show until October 1, 1962. The twenty six week gap was filled by a succession of guest hosts, most of whom stayed for a week at a time. The parade included, among others, Mort Sahl, Soupy Sales, Art Linkletter, Groucho Marx, Merv Griffin, Jerry Lewis and Arlene Francis (The first woman to guest-host the show). Hugh Downs stayed on as the announcer until August, when he succeeded John Chancellor as host of the Today show; Ed Herlihy replaced Downs on Tonight. Skitch Henderson led the band during the transition period.                          
#223: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST JERRY LEWIS, THE
1962-07-04, WNBC, 91 min.
Jerry Lewis, Chuck McCann, Phil Foster, Rick Norman, Milt Kamen, The Vagabonds, Henry Gibson

Jerry Lewis hosts on successive nights with guests Chuck McCann, Phil Foster, Rick Norman, Milt Kamen, The Vagabonds and Henry Gibson.
#229: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST JACK E. LEONARD, THE
1962-07-23, WNBC, 40 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Jimmy Dean, Katherine Leonard, George Montgomery

Guests are Jimmy Dean, George Montgomery and Jack E. Leonard's wife, Katherine Leonard.
#232: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING GUEST HOST MERV GRIFFIN, THE
1962-07-30, WNBC, 10 min.
Sophia Loren, Merv Griffin

Sophia Loren is interviewed by Merv Griffin in a filmed segment.
#245: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST HUGH DOWNS, THE
1962-08-14, WNBC, 43 min.
Hugh Downs, John Carradine, Jim Lucas, Sammy Davis Jr.

John Carradine and Sammy Davis Jr. each guest on two successive evenings. Jim Lucas is the announcer.
#247: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST HUGH DOWNS, THE
1962-08-17, WNBC, 48 min.
Hugh Downs, Jim Backus, Larry Storch, Jim Lucas, Jane Fonda, Rita Hayworth, Gary Merrill, Alan King

Guests for two consecutive nights are Jim Backus, Larry Storch, Jane Fonda, Rita Hayworth, Gary Merrill, Alan King, and announcer Jim Lucas. Hugh Downs pays tribute to "The Tonight Show" staff members and signs off for his final Tonight appearance.
#248: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST GROUCHO MARX, THE
1962-08-23, WNBC, 65 min.
Groucho Marx, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Salvatore Baccaloni, Joe Twirp, Joy Harmon, George Fenneman

Guests are Zsa Zsa Gabor, Salvatore Baccaloni, Joe Twirp, Joy Harmon, and announcer George Fenneman. Groucho Marx sings "Show Me A Rose."             
#253: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST HAL MARCH, THE
1962-08-28, WNBC, 42 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Mamie Van Doren, Sugar Ray Robinson, Alan Gale, Hal March

Guests are Mamie Van Doren, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jack E. Leonard and Alan Gale.
#254: TODAY SHOW WITH HOST JOHN CHANCELLOR, THE
1962-08-31, WNBC, 16 min.
John Chancellor, Jack Lescoulie, Pat Fontaine, Thomas Alva Edison

January 14, 1952-Present. First early-morning network program and longest-running daytime series. Created by Sylvester "Pat" Weaver. Telecast Monday thru Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, the broadcasts have maintained a format including a News Summary, segments related to Sports, Weather, Interviews, and Features. Throughout its long run, hosts of "The Today Show" have included Dave Garroway (1952-1961), John Chancellor (1961-1962), Hugh Downs (1962-1971), Frank McGee (1971-1974), Jim Hartz (1974-1976), Tom Brokaw (1976-1981), Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel, Chris Wallace, Katie Couric, and others.

The 65th anniversary of Thomas Edison's patent #589168 of the motion picture Kinetograph Camera is celebrated. John Chancellor hosts with Jack Lescoulie and Pat Fontaine.
#263: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST ART LINKLETTER, THE
1962-09-10, WNBC, 29 min.
Art Linkletter, Dick Powell, Don Ameche, Ed Herlihy

Art Linkletter's guests are Dick Powell and Don Ameche. Ed Herlihy is the announcer.
#262: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST ART LINKLETTER, THE
1962-09-11, WNBC, 11 min.
Art Linkletter, Gloria Swanson

Art Linkletter's guest is Gloria Swanson.
#272: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST DONALD O'CONNOR, THE
1962-09-28, WNBC, 19 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Donald O'Connor

Donald O'Connor's guest is Jack E. Leonard.
#382: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1963-02-04, NBC, 18 min.
Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Huntz Hall

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.

We are introduced to the show's opening by announcer Ed McMahon, who also jokes with Johnny Carson during his monologue. Guest is Huntz Hall. Johnny Carson's fifth month as star of the Tonight Show.
#398: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1963-02-18, NBC, 16 min.
Johnny Carson, Robert Taylor

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's guest is Robert Taylor.
#408: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1963-02-26, NBC, 20 min.
Johnny Carson, Glenn Ford, Hope Lange

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's guests are Hope Lange and Glenn Ford, who makes his first TV appearance before a live audience.
#447: TODAY SHOW WITH HUGH DOWNS, THE
1963-04-19, WNBC, 29 min.
Hugh Downs, Marlon Brando

January 14, 1952-Present. First early-morning network program and longest-running daytime series. Created by Sylvester "Pat" Weaver. Telecast Monday thru Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, the broadcasts have maintained a format including a News Summary, segments related to Sports, Weather, Interviews, and Features. Throughout its long run, hosts of "The Today Show" have included Dave Garroway (1952-1961), John Chancellor (1961-1962), Hugh Downs (1962-1971), Frank McGee (1971-1974), Jim Hartz (1974-1976), Tom Brokaw (1976-1981), Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel, Chris Wallace, Katie Couric, and others.

Hugh Downs interviews Marlon Brando in this very rare television appearance.
#468: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1963-05-20, NBC, 9 min.
Johnny Carson, Walter O'Malley, Mort Sahl

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.

Walter O'Malley and Mort Sahl trade quips with Johnny Carson.
#470: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1963-05-21, NBC, 50 min.
Milton Berle, Johnny Carson, Kirk Douglas, Skitch Henderson, Ed McMahon, Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Maury Wills

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 opens the show with his monologue. Guests are California Governor Edmund Brown and Kirk Douglas, Milton Berle and Maury Wills. Skitch Henderson leads the orchestra. Ed McMahon is co-host.
#482: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1963-06-27, WNBC, 25 min.
Louis Nye, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Piersall

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's guests are Louis Nye, Jimmy Piersall, and Susan and Jennifer Baker.
543 Results found in Category Talk
Pages: 1  [2] 3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11 


Please enter a Show Title or Personality into the textbox:
     Search In:


Top



To search for a broadcast, please e
nter a
Show Title
, Personality, Airdate, Archive ID, Keyword or Phrase into the Search textboxes at the top of the page:

PRESERVING & ARCHIVING THE SOUND OF
LOST & UNOBTAINABLE ORIGINAL TV
(1946 - 1982)

ACCREDITED BY GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS


Vintage Television Audio Broadcasts
15,000 Titles - 20,000 Hours
Home | About us | Order Inquiry | TV Categories | Personality Index | Title Index


Archival Television Audio, Inc.
www.atvaudio.com

209 Sea Cliff Avenue
Sea Cliff, New York 11579
Attention: Phil Gries

Founder & Owner Phil Gries
Director of Photography
www.philgries.com

"Any Inquiries"
Phone/Fax:    (516) 656-5677
Email Us: gries@atvaudio.com

© 2002-2019 Collector's Choice Archival Television Audio, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

 
Unique Visitors:
Visitor Counter
Visitor Counter

RETRIEVABLE LOST
MEMORIES


ORDER
Vintage Television Audio Broadcasts
15,000 Titles
20,000 Hours


Testimonials


Phil Gries' recordings
of vintage sounds
never grow old.
Newsday feature
June 22, 2016

Hear Phil Gries on

Hear Phil Gries
and Joe Franklin
on Bloomberg Radio
(April 28, 2012)




Home

Contact Us

ORDER INQUIRY

Hear Phil Gries on
National Public Radio
Archive Profile

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
"Raising Ali"
(May 22, 2015)



Hear Phil Gries
on Sports Talk
June 26, 2016
August 9, 2015


Archive

Search Library

TV Categories

Personality Index

Title Index

ARSC Journal Article Publication: Lost TV Programs (1946-1972)


Hear Phil Gries presentations at ARSC (Association for Recorded Sound Collections) 2001, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014.



Audio Samples
(Audio files may take 20 seconds or more to load)


1960's TV
Audio Player
103 Broadcast Samplers


AudioAndText™
Content

(Browser needs to
allow Flash content)



Content Collections

JFK Assassination
Coverage


NPR Walter Cronkite Essays

Civil Rights Movement (1956-1968)

Space Exploration (1956-1972)

Vietnam War
(1961-1968)



Company Information

About Us

Descriptions

Access

Fees

Archive
TIME-LINE


Accreditation

Master Materials

Research

Copyrights

Restricted Archive Titles

Catalogs

Related Materials


TV History

Lost Television


Jose Feliciano, at 70, listening to his FIRST TV variety show appearance (Al Hirt: FANFARE), telecast on July 17, 1965, when he was 19 years old.


TV Audio:
Rare & Valued


When TV Variety
Was King


This Anniversary Day
In Television History


ARSC/IASA London Conference: Why Collect?


News 12 Long Island
Live Television Profile:
Archival Television Audio, Inc


CAPTURED LIVE: CULTURES OF TELEVISION RECORDING AND STORAGE, 1945-1975


NBC MATINEE THEATER
FRANKENSTEIN
NBC TV - Feb. 5, 1957
8:23 min. excerpt