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#13376: NEWS WITH MIKE WALLACE
1959-10-06, CBS, 9 min.
Dwight Eisenhower, WD Snodgrass, Harold Stempol

Russian rocket heads for side of the moon possibly to take pictures, Eisenhower invokes the Taft-Hartley act on tugboat strikers, house sub-committee investigates the television quiz show scandals, Harold Stempol a "twenty-one" quiz contestant says the entire program was rehearsed (given questions, answers, and told of gestures in isolation booth) poet W.D. Snodgrass says he double-crossed producers, the street fight between Puerto Rican and Italian youths.             
#13377: DR. JOYCE BROTHERS
1959-10-06, WRCA, 4 min.
Joyce Brothers, Dr. Joyce Brothers

Dr. Joyce Brothers, a former academic psychologist who, long before Drs. Ruth, Phil and Laura, was counseling millions over the airwaves.

Dr. Joyce Brothers, as she was always known professionally — a full-name hallmark of the more formal times in which she began her career — was widely described as the mother of mass-media psychology and homiletic guidance she administered for decades via radio and television.

Historically, she was a bridge between advice columnists like Dear Abby and Ann Landers, who got their start in the mid-1950s, and the self-help advocates of the 1970s and afterward.

Throughout the 1960s, and long beyond, one could scarcely turn on the television or open a newspaper without encountering her. She was the host of her own nationally syndicated TV shows, starting in the late 1950s with “The Dr. Joyce Brothers Show” and over the years including “Ask Dr. Brothers,” “Consult Dr. Brothers” and “Living Easy With Dr. Joyce Brothers.”
                       
#13378: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN
1959-10-07, CBS, 5 min.
Victor Borge, Ron Cochran, Mario Lanza

Highlights: strike news more on TV fixing of quiz shows by house committee former contestant testifies she was told to lose, rigged off the air, tenor Mario Lanza dies, Hi-Fi show in New York City with Victor Borge.                          
#3: 1959 WORLD SERIES: L.A. DODGERS VS. CHICAGO WHITE SOX, THE
1959-10-08, WNBC, 17 min.
Bill Veeck, Roger Craig, Don Drysdale, Larry Sherry, Duke Snider, Warren Giles, Joe Cronin, Ford Frick, Charlie Neal, Jack Brickhouse, Gil Hodges, Vin Scully, Walter Alston

Jack Brickhouse calls the play-by-play in the ninth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers win the 1959 World Series against the Chicago White Sox in Game 6. Final Score Dodgers 9, White Sox 3. 

A world series record for The Los Angeles Dodgers coming from seventh place in 1958, their first year in Los Angeles after moving from Brooklyn after the 1957 season, and winning a World Series the following year.  

Vin Scully interviews the victorious Los Angeles Dodgers from their clubhouse. He talks to Warren Giles, Bill Veeck, Gil Hodges, Duke Snider, Joe Cronin, Walter Alston, Charlie Neal, Roger Craig, Don Drysdale, Larry Sherry, and commissioner of baseball Ford Frick. Vin Scully signs off the air for the Gillette Safety Razor Blades sponsor with the Gillette theme music in the background. This was the last year a Gillette sign off was used for a World Series Television Broadcast.                           
#13379: BIG PARTY, THE
1959-10-08, CBS, 4 min.
Rock Hudson, Mort Sahl, Tallulah Bankhead

October 8, 1959-December 31, 1959

THE BIG PARTY video taped within a living room set  was planned as a series of 15 variety shows which would alternate with PLAYHOUSE 90. PLAYBOY'S PENTHOUSE duplicated the concept of using a  living  room. This same concept was replicated by Hugh Heftner with his series PLAYBOY'S PENTHOUSE (1960-1961). 

Today's guests on the Premiere show are Tallulah Bankhead, Rock Hudson, and Mort Sahl.                                                    
#13380: WNEW NEWS
1959-10-08, WNEW, 3 min.
Harold Macmillan, Charles Van Doren

Highlights: Prime Minister Macmillan, wins the election in England, Charles Van Doren suspended by NBC in light of the television quiz scandal investigations committee wants Van Doren to testify, so far he ducks the committee.                            
#6983: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR
1959-10-09, WNBC, 00 min.
Donald Voorhees, Alfred Drake

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. 

Series premiere as a series.


                                                   
#7178A: GEORGE GOBEL SHOW
1959-10-11, WCBS, 00 min.
Henry Fonda, Anita Bryant, George Gobel, Joe Flynn, Modernaires, Harry Von Zell

NBC October 2nd, 1954-March 10th, 1959
CBS October 11th, 1959-June 5th, 1960, 

Regulars: Harry Von Zell, Anita Bryant, Joe Flynn, The Modernaires

Guest: Henry Fonda. 
           
#13381: CBS LATE NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1959-10-12, CBS, 4 min.
Ron Cochran, Charles Van Doren, Owen Harris

Highlights: More on the Charles Van Doren mystery, Van Doren ducking subpoena of house committee TV quiz investigation, comment by Owen Harris chief investigator on the missing Van Doren, steel strike news.  

Includes a Life Cigarette commercial.                                      
#13382: HERE'S MORGAN (HENRY MORGAN AND COMPANY)
1959-10-13, WNTA, 17 min.
Henry Morgan, Orson Bean

HERE'S MORGAN (HENRY MORGAN AND COMPANY)  syndicated.

                       February 13, 1959-June 19, 1959 (90 minute show)
                      June 26, 1959-September 11, 1959 (60 minute show)
             September 14? or 21, 1959-November 20, 1959 (30 minute show)
                           

Sharp tongued Henry Morgan, who never was able to keep a television series on the air for more that a brief period of time, lasted only nine months with three different time slot entries for this early late night talk/variety show. 

Syndicated and broadcast in New York on WNTA Channel 13 this series had a 90 minute format (10pm-Midnight), and two additional time change formats all in 1959. 

Morgan's show was revised from a 90 minute format to a one hour broadcast time slot and continued for another three months and then again revised to a half hour for another two months before being cancelled altogether.

Orson Bean is a guest who anwers Live phone calls to the studio; a rare phenomenon for its time even preceding Les Crane who did the same during his late night entry into television on WABC in 1963, four years later.                                                              
#6975: THE JAZZ SINGER
1959-10-13, NBC, 54 min.
Jerry Lewis, Alan Reed, Molly Picon, Eduard Franz, Anna Maria Alberghetti

On this "Startime" presentation a modernized adaptation of "The Jazz Singer" by Samson Paphaelson. Jerry Lewis sings "Kol Nidre."                                       
#13383: CBS NEWS WITH MIKE WALLACE
1959-10-14, CBS, 10 min.
Mike Wallace, Charles Van Doren

Charles Van Doren press conference, upset by his NBC suspension he explains his departure from New York, the $64,000 question also rigged as claimed by a former contestant.                           
#7453: VICTOR BORGE SPECIAL, THE
1959-10-16, CBS, 00 min.
Victor Borge, Leonid Hambro

Variety special starring Victor Borge.                                                  
#5921: BALLAD OF LOUIE LOUSE
1959-10-17, WCBS, 54 min.
Phil Silvers, Eddie Albert, Pert Kelton

Phil Silvers stars in the title role of the book show dealing with the antics of a Broadway loan shark. Nat Hiken directed and wrote the book and lyrics for this one hour musical comedy.
#7069: DIXIELAND SMALL FRY
1959-10-18, KTLA, 00 min.
Stan Kenton, Bob Crosby, Bill Hollingsworth, The Hollytones, Russ Morgan, Dixieland Small Fry, Stuart Brotman, Dick Grayson, Barry McCormick, Steve Thompson, Jay Daversa, Stan Wright

A musical variety show that featured Bill Hollingsworth, the Hollytones and band leader Stan Kenton.
Host: Bill Hollingsworth.

Premiere: October, 18th, 1959. 


          
#7123: FRANK SINATRA SPECIAL
1959-10-19, ABC, 00 min.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Mitzi Gaynor

Dean Martin, Mitzi Gaynor and, Bing Crosby join Frank Sinatra in this one-hour musical special.
                                  
#859: FRANK SINATRA TIMEX SHOW
1959-10-19, WABC, 52 min.
Jimmy Durante, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Mitzi Gaynor

Frank Sinatra welcomes guests Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and Mitzi Gaynor. A surprise guest, Jimmy Durante, appears at the end of this variety special.
#13384: NBC NEWS- HUNTLEY -BRINKLEY REPORT, THE
1959-10-23, NBC, 15 min.
David Brinkley, Chet Huntley, Fidel Castro, Charles Van Doren, Hank Bloomgarden

Charles Van Doren admits to the New York District Attorney that he gave false answers to the committee, Hank Bloomgarden says "Twenty-one" quiz was a hoax, a big fire in Southern California, rocket experts transferred to civilian control, third anniversary of Hungarian revolt, Castro calls for rally to protest plane attacks from the United States.  Two commercials are included in this air check.                        
#13385: NEWSBEAT WITH MIKE WALLACE
1959-10-23, WNTA, 5 min.
Mike Wallace, Fabian

March 9, 1959-March 18, 1960
A daily news broadcast anchored by  Mike Wallace, on WNTA-TV Channel 13,  New York City.

Mike Wallace, TV interviewer and author of the recent book "Mike Wallace Asks," is the commentator for a half hour news program televised Monday through Friday. Wallace comments on national and international news stories. He is assisted by guest columnists and reporters who probe the important news in their fields. 

It was challenging to know exactly when Mike Wallace would be on the air with this daily early evening newscast for during the one year run of the show these broadcasts would change seven times related to beginning and ending times.
-March 9, 1959....... 7:30-8:00pm
-May 4, 1959 6:30.......6:30pm-7:00pm
-Sept. 14, 1959..............7:30-8:00pm
-Oct. 26, 1959.....................7:30-7:55pm
-Dec. 21, 1959.........................7:25-7:55pm
-Dec. 28, 1959...............................7:30-7:55pm
Jan. 25, 1960.......................................7:00-7:25pm

News show starring Mike Wallace, broadcast on WNTA-TV New York City.

New York City to host the 1964 World's Fair, Fabian arrives in Australia...an excerpt of his song. 
                                                                                        
#4: TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE MOVIES LEARN TO TALK
1959-10-25, WCBS, 26 min.
Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite narrates a history of the talking motion pictures.
#9430: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-10-28, WRCA, 12 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Joey Bishop, Alexander King

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Jack Paar comments on the Quiz Scandals  that are making the headlines. He also talks about other frauds that effect TV.
 
Guest Alexander King comments on Sleazy Funeral Parlor businesses in this country. 
 
*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)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
#13386: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-10-29, NBC, 12 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Charles Van Doren

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Brief excerpt beginning with Jack Paar setting the record straight, stating "...the only way to kill a lie is to reveal the truth," referring to what he believes have been miss-truths said about him over and over again by columnist Walter Winchell. 



 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 Melies, 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 Conried, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Johnathan Winters. Hugh Downs substituted for Jack Paar 79 times, more than any other substitute host there were 20 different performers 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. Altogether there were 243 broadcasts that 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 videotaped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10, 1959. The first color broadcast aired on September 19, news bulletin on the "Explorer I"  satellite, launched today. 

Comments on the TV Quiz show scandals by Jack Paar and  Hugh Downs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
#13387: WINS RADIO BROADCAST BULLETIN
1959-10-29, WINS, 8 min.
George Marshall, General George Marshall

An expanded bulletin from radio WINS 1010 in New York. 
General George Marshall is dead. Highlights of Marshall's career is profiled. 
#7070: DIXIELAND SMALL FRY
1959-11-01, KTLA, 00 min.
Stan Kenton, Bob Crosby, Bill Hollingsworth, The Hollytones, Russ Morgan, Dixieland Small Fry, Stuart Brotman, Dick Grayson, Barry McCormick, Steve Thompson, Jay Daversa, Stan Wright

A musical variety show that featured Bill Hollingsworth, the Hollytones and band leader Stan Kenton.
Host: Bill Hollingsworth.




                       
#9431: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-11-02, NBC, 8 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Genevieve, Jose Melies, Charles Van Doren

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

  Jack Paar comments further on frauds in show business including current scandal related to quiz shows. He talks about Charles Van Doren who just confessed to cheating today. Paar responds to today's newspaper column by Jack O'Brien.                                                                  
#13388: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN,THE
1959-11-02, CBS, 5 min.
Ron Cochran, Charles Van Doren

Highlights: Charles Van Doren testifies before House committee says his appearance on "Twenty-One" quiz show was a sham and deceitful, comments on how the producers told him what to do and how to be defeated, Columbia University accepts his resignation, other witnesses tell how they were coached on the "$64,000 Challenge."                         
#13389: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-11-02, NBC, 7 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Brief excerpt beginning with Jack Paar setting the record straight, stating "...the only way to kill a lie is to reveal the truth," referring to what he believes have been miss-truths said about him over and over again by columnist Walter Winchell. 



 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 Melies, 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 Conried, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Johnathan Winters. Hugh Downs substituted for Jack Paar 79 times, more than any other substitute host there were 20 different performers 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. Altogether there were 243 broadcasts that 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 videotaped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10, 1959. The first color broadcast aired on September 19, news bulletin on the "Explorer I"  satellite, launched today. 

Jack comments further about fraud in show business including TV quiz shows and Charles Van Doren. Comments from Hugh Downs about Charles Van Doren.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
#13390: NEWSBEAT WITH MIKE WALLACE
1959-11-02, WNTA, 9 min.
Ernest Hemingway, Danny Meehan, Mike Wallace, Charles Van Doren

March 9, 1959-March 18, 1960
A daily news broadcast anchored by  Mike Wallace, on WNTA-TV Channel 13,  New York City.

Mike Wallace, TV interviewer and author of the recent book "Mike Wallace Asks," is the commentator for a half hour news program televised Monday through Friday. Wallace comments on national and international news stories. He is assisted by guest columnists and reporters who probe the important news in their fields. 

It was challenging to know exactly when Mike Wallace would be on the air with this daily early evening newscast for during the one year run of the show these broadcasts would change seven times related to beginning and ending times.
-March 9, 1959....... 7:30-8:00pm
-May 4, 1959 6:30.......6:30pm-7:00pm
-Sept. 14, 1959..............7:30-8:00pm
-Oct. 26, 1959.....................7:30-7:55pm
-Dec. 21, 1959.........................7:25-7:55pm
-Dec. 28, 1959...............................7:30-7:55pm
Jan. 25, 1960.......................................7:00-7:25pm

Complete coverage of Charles Van Doren confession in a press conference says that his entire career on the quiz show "Twenty-One was rehearsed, Van Doren could be indicted for perjury, Ernest Hemingway arrives in New York City tells reporters about his travels and novels, Cuba (things are pretty good there).  

NOTE: This TV one on one interview with Ernest Hemingway was the only time he would appear for a television interview. Mike Wallace, from the studio, sets up the time and place as we switch to a filmed  1:06 interview by Danny Meehan with Hemingway who has just docked via his liner. Back in the studio, Wallace comments and wraps up the newscast. 

NOTE: This air check has been transacted to Ken Burns production company, Florentine Films, for inclusion in his documentary on the life of Ernest Hemingway.
                                                                                                                  
#13391: NBC NEWS-HUNTLEY-BRINKLEY REPORT, THE
1959-11-03, NBC, 5 min.
David Brinkley, Chet Huntley, Xavier Cugat, Charles Van Doren

Topics: NBC fires Charles Van Doren from $50,000 job on the network's "Today" show, TV producers say he helped to rig the "$64,000 question" and the "$64,000 Challenge under orders of sponsors and advertising agency, Xavier Cugat admits he was coached, Laos problems, communist infiltration.                                             
#7062: DEAN MARTIN SPECIAL
1959-11-03, NBC, 00 min.
Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney, Dean Martin

                          
#13392: NEWSBEAT WITH MIKE WALLACE
1959-11-03, WNTA, 5 min.
Mike Wallace, Xavier Cugat, Charles Van Doren

March 9, 1959-March 18, 1960
A daily news broadcast anchored by  Mike Wallace, on WNTA-TV Channel 13,  New York City.

Mike Wallace, TV interviewer and author of the recent book "Mike Wallace Asks," is the commentator for a half hour news program televised Monday through Friday. Wallace comments on national and international news stories. He is assisted by guest columnists and reporters who probe the important news in their fields. 

It was challenging to know exactly when Mike Wallace would be on the air with this daily early evening newscast for during the one year run of the show these broadcasts would change seven times related to beginning and ending times.
-March 9, 1959....... 7:30-8:00pm
-May 4, 1959 6:30.......6:30pm-7:00pm
-Sept. 14, 1959..............7:30-8:00pm
-Oct. 26, 1959.....................7:30-7:55pm
-Dec. 21, 1959.........................7:25-7:55pm
-Dec. 28, 1959...............................7:30-7:55pm
Jan. 25, 1960.......................................7:00-7:25pm

News show starring Mike Wallace, broadcast on WNTA-TV New York City.

Topic: The television quiz show scandal investigation. more on Charles Van Doren's comments firing by Columbia University comments about Xavier Cugat's involvement in the scandal.
                                                                                                     
#13396: NEWSBEAT WITH MIKE WALLACE
1959-11-04, WNTA, 11 min.
Mike Wallace, Dave Garroway, Dwight Eisenhower, Carles Van Doren

March 9, 1959-March 18, 1960
A daily news broadcast anchored by  Mike Wallace, on WNTA-TV Channel 13,  New York City.

Mike Wallace, TV interviewer and author of the recent book "Mike Wallace Asks," is the commentator for a half hour news program televised Monday through Friday. Wallace comments on national and international news stories. He is assisted by guest columnists and reporters who probe the important news in their fields. 

It was challenging to know exactly when Mike Wallace would be on the air with this daily early evening newscast for during the one year run of the show these broadcasts would change seven times related to beginning and ending times.
-March 9, 1959....... 7:30-8:00pm
-May 4, 1959 6:30.......6:30pm-7:00pm
-Sept. 14, 1959..............7:30-8:00pm
-Oct. 26, 1959.....................7:30-7:55pm
-Dec. 21, 1959.........................7:25-7:55pm
-Dec. 28, 1959...............................7:30-7:55pm
Jan. 25, 1960.......................................7:00-7:25pm
A daily news broadcast anchored by  Mike Wallace, on WNTA-TV Channel 13,  New York City.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks of his forthcoming trip to Europe and Nea East, French have a bomb, comments on the quiz scandals, Dave Garroway breaks down after hear comment by Charles Van Doren. 
         
#13397a: BIG PARTY, THE
1959-11-04, CBS, min.
Jack Carter

      October 8, 1959-December 31, 1959

THE BIG PARTY video taped within a living room set  was planned as a series of 15 variety shows which would alternate with PLAYHOUSE 90. PLAYBOY'S PENTHOUSE duplicated the concept of using a  living  room. This same concept was replicated by Hugh Heftner with his series PLAYBOY'S PENTHOUSE (1960-1961). 

Comedian Jack Carter is a guest.      
#9432: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-11-04, NBC, 16 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Peggy Cass, Jose Melies

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

   Jack Paar in his monologue comments further about the quiz show scandals.                                                                           
#13393: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1959-11-04, CBS, 5 min.
Ron Cochran, Dwight Eisenhower, Jack OBrien, John Hess

Highlights: Department store executive Hess says he made $1,000 payments to TV columnist Jack O'Brien for plugs, sponsors deny their part in rigging TV quiz shows, President Eisenhower to start a goodwill trip to Europe and the Middle East,                           
#13394: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-11-04, NBC, 16 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Peggy Cass

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Brief excerpt beginning with Jack Paar setting the record straight, stating "...the only way to kill a lie is to reveal the truth," referring to what he believes have been miss-truths said about him over and over again by columnist Walter Winchell. 

Elsa Maxwell joins the conversation updating Jack about her gay card games, Belgium pavilion, and appreciation of South Pacific play. 

Jack Paar mentions he turned down the offer to appear on $64,000 Question TV  show.  

 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 Melies, 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 Conried, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Johnathan Winters. Hugh Downs substituted for Jack Paar 79 times, more than any other substitute host there were 20 different performers 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. Altogether there were 243 broadcasts that 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 videotaped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10, 1959. The first color broadcast aired on September 19, 1960.  

Comments on quiz show scandals with Hugh Downs and guest Peggy Cass.                                                                                                                                                                                                   
#13395: HENRY MORGAN SHOW, THE
1959-11-04, WNTA, 11 min.
Henry Morgan, Jack OBrien, John Hess

September 14th, 1959- November 20th, 1959-WNTA-TV

A half-hour nighttime talk show starring humorist Henry Morgan.

Morgan rejoices because his enemy TV columnist Jack O'Brien has been accused of taking $1,000 bribe from Hess.                         
#13397: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1959-11-05, CBS, 5 min.
Ron Cochran, Charles Van Doren, Robert Kintner

Highlights: More on quiz show scandal investigation, Robert Kintner testifies, two employees are fired from "Treasure Hunt" on kickbacks from winners, CBS charged with not taking any action on quiz show rigging methods as described by a vice-president of Revlon, Columbia students hold a rally on behalf of Charles Van Doren, request his reinstatement.                          
#9497: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: TRIBUTE TO IRVING BERLIN
1959-11-06, NBC, 13 min.
Jaye P. Morgan, John Raitt, Burgess Meredith, The Four Aces

  During the first season (1959-1960) THE BELL TELEPHONE HOUR was broadcast as monthly specials. 

On this program a salute to Irving Berlin with host Burgess Meredith. Joining in this tribute  excerpt are Jaye P. Morgan, The Four Aces, Gene Nelson and John Raitt.

         
#13398: NEWSBEAT WITH MIKE WALLACE
1959-11-06, WNTA, 15 min.
Mike Wallace, Hal March, Frank Stanton

March 9, 1959-March 18, 1960
A daily news broadcast anchored by  Mike Wallace, on WNTA-TV Channel 13,  New York City.

Mike Wallace, TV interviewer and author of the recent book "Mike Wallace Asks," is the commentator for a half hour news program televised Monday through Friday. Wallace comments on national and international news stories. He is assisted by guest columnists and reporters who probe the important news in their fields. 

It was challenging to know exactly when Mike Wallace would be on the air with this daily early evening newscast for during the one year run of the show these broadcasts would change seven times related to beginning and ending times.
-March 9, 1959....... 7:30-8:00pm
-May 4, 1959 6:30.......6:30pm-7:00pm
-Sept. 14, 1959..............7:30-8:00pm
-Oct. 26, 1959.....................7:30-7:55pm
-Dec. 21, 1959.........................7:25-7:55pm
-Dec. 28, 1959...............................7:30-7:55pm
Jan. 25, 1960.......................................7:00-7:25pm

News show starring Mike Wallace, broadcast on WNTA-TV New York City.

More on TV quiz show scandals, Frank Stanton testifies says federal legislation is difficult, investigation on "payola" many disc jockeys to plug certain tunes, comment by Hal March who might sue to clear his name, a former contestant on "Twenty-One" quiz tells of rigging and will also sue NBC, public reaction to TV quiz show frauds and investigations. 
                                                                                                                               
#9425: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-11-10, WRCA, 72 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Jonathan Winters, Hermione Gingold, Phyllis Diller, Jose Melies, Richie Delamore, Peanuts Taylor, Katzenjammers Steel Band

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

The first of three shows broadcast from the British Colonial Hotel located on Nassau Island in the Bahamas. Included are filmed segments shot 'on location' to illustrate life and activities of the resort area. 

Hugh Downs opens the show, “THE JACK PAAR SHOW broadcasting tonight from the British Colonial Hotel in beautiful Nassau in the Bahamas..
A thousand miles from Times Square. Jack and all of us are enjoying a holiday in this mid-Atlantic paradise,  a warm and friendly British Colony here in the Bahamas. 
Holidaying with Jack tonight are Hermione Gingold, Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller, Peanuts Taylor, Richie Delamore, Jose Melis with his trio and the New Katzenjammers
Steel Band, and yours truly, Hugh Downs. And now here is, by Jove, Jack.”
Jack Paar monologue. He welcomes everyone. Says that back in the States they are investigating television. Here in Bahamas to spread a little good will in this crown colony. 

Jack states that NBC brought 50 people to Nassau to do this show which is seen by 30 million people…one hour forty five minutes…the most unrehearsed show which is part of the charm.

Jack introduces a young boy from Cuba whom he has known since 1943, Jose Melis who performs a number with the new Katzenjammers Steel Band.  Paar introduces Sir Rainier and 
his wife Lady Arthur.  Jack states that this first show from Bermuda is the largest TV show ever broadcast in Nassau. $55,000 for two tape machines, $35,000 each for five TV cameras…crew working four 
days and four nights and all a go until  a “hum” in the audio was detected and it took six hour to determine that someone dropped a dime in one to the TV cameras. Jack and Hugh converse. 
Jack states this is his sixth trip to the Bahamas. Beautiful here, and no income tax. No real estate tax.
Paar introduces guest Hermione Gingold. Jack says he is emotional even when he sees children drawing pictures; he introduces Richie Delamore who sings, “Island in the Sky.”

Jack Paar and Hermione Gingold sing a duet, from GIGI, entitled, “I Remember It Well.”

Jonathan Winters is introduced by Jack who says that he first put Jonathan on television five years ago.
“He is the greatest talent I know.” Johnny does a stand-up routine “The Amateur Show.” Jack, Hugh and Jonathan do a Webster Cigar commercial together, with lots of laughs.
Introduction of Peanuts Taylor, form Nassau, playing his steel drum.  Paar and Winters discuss Jonathan’s new book, “Did Anyone Bring an Opener?” which is a picture book of old time movies,
with funny captions created by Winters. 

Jack introduces a former housewife, mother of five children and discovered by Jack five years ago…Phyllis Diller, who performs a stand-up routine (plastic surgery). 
Jack relates his experiences trying to buy an Island in Nassau. Richard Delamore sings “Hold Em Joe.” Jack says goodnight and states that in December Jet flights will be available to go from the Sates
to Nassau in two and half hours. 


*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)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
#13399: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-11-12, NBC, 2 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Jonathan Winters

July 29, 1957- March 30, 1962. 

 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 Melies, 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 Conried, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Johnathan Winters. Hugh Downs substituted for Jack Paar 79 times, more than any other substitute host there were 20 different performers 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. Altogether there were 243 broadcasts that 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 videotaped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10, 1959. The first color broadcast aired on September 19, 1960.  

The guest is Jonathan Winters. The show's opening is heard.                                                                                                                                                                                                           
#9433: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-11-12, NBC, 1 min.
Hugh Downs, Jose Melies, .Jack Paar

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

  The Opening of the TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR.  
Third show of three broadcast from Nassau in he Bahamas.                                                                                                   
#5915: MUSIC FROM SHUBERT ALLEY
1959-11-13, WNBC, 54 min.
Andy Williams, Lisa Kirk, Alfred Drake, Ray Walston, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Doretta Morrow, Marc Breaux, Swen Swenson, George Reader

Andy Williams is host for an hour-long review of songs from musical comedies of the past 60 years.
#13400: WHAT'S MY LINE?
1959-11-16, CBS, 2 min.
John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallan

The show's opening only. 

Host: John Daly.                                                     
#859A: ZACHERLEY AT 12:00
1959-11-20, WOR, 30 min.
John Zacherley

October 9, 1959 - December 25, 1959 &
April 8, 1960 - July 1, 1960

John Zacherley, who became famous introducing horror films,and satirizing them on SHOCK THEATER / ZACHERLEY AT LARGE, on WABC TV, found a new home at WOR TV in October of 1959 and hosted "Zacherley at 12:00," a series initially lasting a little more  than two months, totaling 12 broadcasts from October 9 - December 25, 1959, and then returning for another 13 broadcasts in the Spring of 1960.

These WOR TV channel 9 ninety minute programs were presented on Friday Nights at Midnight, re-run (video tape) Saturday at noon, and re-run again, Saturday Night at Midnight, thru November 28, 1959.  

At his new WOR Ch. 9 berth, Zacherley remained a suave ghoulish monster from Cloud Transylvania, adding offbeat crazy humor to old "B" films which were edited to 60 minutes running time. The remaining 30 minutes of broadcast time was pure Zacherley. 

On this classic show Zacherley and the symphonic orchestra and Gypsy Band perform the opera "All Quiet On The Balkan Front." It celebrates the Victory of Transylvania over Bohemia in 1332. In tongue and cheek fashion, Zacherley sings and explains the story as it progresses in six minute segments, between commercials and the showing of the 1944 feature film, "Cry of the Warewolf," presented that evening. Songs include: "Transylvania We Do Or Die," "A Passivist I Will Always Be," "Oh Where Oh Where Has My Hairy Friend Gone?," "I Am A Vampire Now," and "You Are The One Dear For Me Dear." 

No video tapes and only a handful of excerpt kinescope clips from this WOR TV series of 25 programs survive (total of 12 & 1/2 hours of Zacherley 30 minute sketches broadcast), making this audio presentation a very rare retrospective, as well as  other air checks, from this series, preserved in the Archival Television Audio collection.                                                                                                                                 
#5926: GENE KELLY SPECIAL
1959-11-21, WNBC, 54 min.
Gene Kelly, Carol Lawrence, Donald O'Connor

Presented on "THE PONTIAC STAR PARADE." Gene Kelly performs with his guests, Donald O'Connor and
Carol Lawrence.             
#5927: GENE KELLY SPECIAL
1959-11-21, WNBC, 54 min.
N/A

See program #5926.
#13401: TWENTIETH CENTURY, THE
1959-11-22, CBS, min.
Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, Montgomery Clark

October 20th, 1957-September, 1969

Walter Cronkite hosted this Sunday-evening documentary series, that presented filmed reports on a wide variety of historical and scientific subjects. In January of 1967, the show's title was changed to The Twenty-First Century.

General Montgomery Clark reminisces about WW 11. with Edward R. Murrow.  

Host: Walter Cronkite.                      
#8126: ETHEL MERMAN ON BROADWAY. STARTIME: ETHEL MERMAN ON BROADWAY
1959-11-24, NBC, 60 min.
Tom Poston, Ethel Merman, Fess Parker, Tab Hunter, Bobby Sherwood

A musical salute to the career of Ethel Merman on Broadway, from her 1930 debut in "Girl Crazy" to her hit performance in "Gypsy."   Bobby Sherwood's trumpet accompanies one of Merman's numbers.

HIGHLIGHTS:
"Everything's Coming Up Roses".......All
Palace Guard Sketch.......Merman, Poston 
"Anything You Can Do"..........Merman, Poston
"Eadie Was a Lady"......Merman
Cowboy Sketch..............Merman, Parker
"Girl That I Marry".........Parker
"You Can't Get A Man with a Gun"......Merman
"You're an Old Smoothie".....Merman, Parker
"Blow Gabriel, Blow".....Merman, Sherwood
Psychiatrist Sketch.........Merman, Hunter
"You're Just in Love"........Merman, Hunter
Melody of Ethel Merman Tunes.....Merman
"Friendship"..........ALL
                                 
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