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.
Included is a filmed interview by Barbara Walters with Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Harold Peterson discusses the fraudulent antique business (How Do You Know It's Old?). Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera, Jerry Orbach are guests discussing their Broadway musical "Chicago." Jim Hartz, Barbara Walters, Gene Shalit.
Firing Line was an American public affairs program hosted by William F. Buckley, Jr. Its 1504 episodes over 33 years, made Firing Line the longest-running public affairs show in television history with a single host.
William F. Buckley interviews Russian novelist and historian Alexander Solzhenitsyn from the United Kingdom.