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:   

Search Results

20 Results found for Billy Graham
Pages: [1]

#9422: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-07-23, WRCA, 43 min.
Jack Paar, Alexander King, Fred Demara, Billy Graham, Fidel Castro, Earl Grant, Marion Marlowe, Jose Melies, Ed Reimer, Virginia De Luce, Bob Crichton, Jimmy Hoffa

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Announcer Earl Reimer who subs for Hugh Downs, opens the show.

Jack comes out on stage and immediately states that he always seems to be in his dressing room writing at the last minute.
Jack tells true story that once he shared a dressing room with a star cowboy who wore the most expensive clothes he had ever seen. When the star took off his costume Paar noticed that he was wearing the most ragged underwear he had ever seen!

Jack mentions that last nights program, with Bobby Kennedy, was the most exciting show he has ever done in the two years that the Tonight Show has been on the air. Second and third most memorable shows were with Fidel Castro and Billy Graham. Kennedy stated on the show that it was time to do something about Jimmy Hoffa. 

Bob Grant is on next but Jack for a second cannot remember his name, which brings up a memory when he could not remember guest Marion Marlowe's name and had to stall for quite some time on live TV until someone could help him out. 

Earl Grant sings "Gave Birth to the Blues."

Jack recounts the time when his daughter Randy's pet gold fish died. Jack gave it a proper burial. He wrapped the goldfish
in saran wrap, followed by a layer of silver foil and all placed into a match box. Wife Miriam, accompanied them to the backyard for a proper burial. Randy said,
 "I'm sure he will survive before the ants get him." 

Bob Crichton, author of "The Great Imposer" discusses his book.Fred Demara makes a rare in person appearance. They all discuss his remarkable career impersonating ever conceivable type of professional individual and living the part. Favorite impersonation was that of a Texas warden. Demara states that there was no justification for what he did. Fred states that he is now ready to end his impostor career. 

Jack introduces Alexander King who discusses his new book, "May This House Be Saved From Tigers." Jack states what a warm and personable man King is who says that he believes in LOVE.  

*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)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
#19: JACK PAAR PRESENTS
1960-04-26, WNBC, 15 min.
Jack Paar, Red Skelton, Oscar Levant, Billy Graham

Oscar Levant, Red Skelton and Jack Paar's famous walk out and return are highlighted. Also, the Rev. Billy Graham guests during the final 15 min. of this prime-time Special, the second of nine Specials which Paar produced between 1960 and 1986.             
#9453: 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
#9454: 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
#565: WORLD'S GREATEST SHOWMAN: THE LEGEND OF CECIL B. DE MILLE, THE
1963-12-01, WNBC, 80 min.
Bob Hope, Elmer Bernstein, Edward G. Robinson, Gloria Swanson, Cecil B. DeMille, Charlton Heston, Cornel Wilde, Samuel Goldwyn, Billy Graham, Yul Brynner, Betty Hutton, Barbara Stanwyck

Cecil B. De Mille's career as a director and producer is profiled. Yul Brynner, Charlton Heston, Bob Hope, Gloria Swanson, Betty Hutton, Edward G. Robinson, Cornel Wilde and Barbara Stanwyck discuss his career and personality. Also, comments from Rev. Billy Graham and Samuel Goldwyn. Music by Elmer Bernstein.
#568: JACK PAAR PROGRAM, THE
1963-12-13, WNBC, 51 min.
Jack Paar, Jonathan Winters, Jose Melis, Monique Van Vooren, Billy Graham, Eva Gabor

Jonathan Winters appears in a Santa Claus routine. Jack Paar's other guests are Monique Van Vooren, Eva Gabor and Rev. Billy Graham. Paar narrates films he shot on the Leprosy island of Molokai. Jose Melis plays the theme from Mondo Cane.
#978: JACK PAAR PROGRAM: FINAL SHOW, THE
1965-06-25, WNBC, 52 min.
Jack Paar, Jayne Mansfield, Jonathan Winters, Liberace, Billy Graham, Bette Davis, Richard Burton, Beatrice Lillie

Jack Paar reflects on past shows from his three year primetime series. In his final broadcast, past excerpts are played highlighting special guests, repeating funny moments, as well as dramatic moments. Among the guests from past shows: Richard Burton, Beatrice Lillie, Bette Davis, Liberace, Jonathan Winters, Rev. Billy Graham, and Jayne Mansfield. Paar demonstrates new products on the market. The "warm up" tape used to get the studio audience in good cheer is played for the television audience for the first time. Paar bids his fans farewell.
#7716: BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE, THE
1968-06-21, SYN, 60 min.
Billy Graham, George Beverly Shea

Billy Graham's Pacific Northwest Crusade, from Portland, Oregon.                    
#771: 1968 NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONVENTION, THE
1968-08-08, WCBS, 103 min.
Walter Cronkite, Richard M. Nixon, Mike Wallace, Andrew West, Billy Graham, Julie Nixon, Roger Mudd, Morton Dean, Eric Sevareid, John Sears

CBS coverage with anchorman Walter Cronkite. Morton Dean talks with Presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon on the floor of the convention. Nixon gives a 39 min. acceptance speech to the convention. Rev. Billy Graham gives the final benediction. The convention is adjourned. Eric Sevareid gives his analysis of Nixon and his acceptance speech. Roger Mudd gives his own analysis of Nixon. Walter Cronkite and Mike Wallace join in discussion. Wallace traces Nixon's climb to his present popularity. There is a replay segment of a 1962 news conference - the morning after his defeat for California Governor to Pat Brown and his famous statement to the press, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because gentlemen, this is my last press conference." There is also a replay segment of Nixon's introduction speech at the 1964 Republican convention and a Sept. 1966 "Face the Nation" appearance. John Sears, Nixon's aid, comments. There is additional analysis of political events and maneuvers which catapulted Nixon to the head of the Republican Party through his 1968 primaries. Julie Nixon is heard campaigning. Nixon aids discuss campaign strategy. Nixon news media discussion at his hotel and more. Walter Cronkite gives his thoughts and wraps up the broadcast.
#6040: BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE
1968-10-20, WPIX, 60 min.
Billy Graham

The opening of Dr. Billy Graham's 1968 Pittsburgh Area Crusade, taped at Pitt Stadium. Tonight's topic: "Spiritual Vertigo."
#1075: WOODY ALLEN SPECIAL
1969-09-21, WCBS, 52 min.
Woody Allen, Billy Graham, The Fifth Dimension, Candice Bergen

A visit to the weird, wacky world of Woody Allen. His guests are Rev. Billy Graham, Candice Bergen and The Fifth Dimension.
#2074: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1974-10-31, WNBC, 52 min.
Jack Benny, Howard Cosell, Milton Berle, John Wayne, Bob Hope, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dean Martin, Billy Graham, Foster Brooks, Ronald Reagan, Ginger Rogers, Don Rickles, Phyllis Diller, Rich Little, Flip Wilson, Charlie Callas, Jimmy Stewart, Gerald Ford, Henry Kissinger, Omar Bradley

Roasting Bob Hope are: Dean Martin, President Gerald Ford, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Governor Ronald Reagan, General Omar Bradley, John Wayne, Jack Benny, Jimmy Stewart, Milton Berle, Don Rickles, Ginger Rogers, Flip Wilson, Rev. Billy Graham, Howard Cosell, Rich Little, Phyllis Diller, Foster Brooks, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Charlie Callas.
#7908: DEAN MARTIN ROAST, THE
1974-10-31, NBC, 52 min.
Jack Benny, Howard Cosell, Milton Berle, John Wayne, Bob Hope, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dean Martin, Billy Graham, Foster Brooks, Ronald Reagan, Ginger Rogers, Don Rickles, Phyllis Diller, Rich Little, Flip Wilson, Charlie Callas, Jimmy Stewart, Gerald Ford, Henry Kissinger, Omar Bradley

Roasting Bob Hope are: Dean Martin, President Gerald Ford, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Governor Ronald Reagan, General Omar Bradley, John Wayne, Jack Benny, Jimmy Stewart, Milton Berle, Don Rickles, Ginger Rogers, Flip Wilson, Rev. Billy Graham, Howard Cosell, Rich Little, Phyllis Diller, Foster Brooks, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Charlie Callas.    

Dupe Of # 2074                                   
#8028: DINAH!
1975-11-05, SYN, 60 min.
Andy Griffith, Dinah Shore, Willie Mays, Billy Graham, Barbara Eden, Natalie Cole

October 21st, 1974-1980.

90-minute talk show hosted by Dinah Shore. The program was seen during the daytime in most markets. In 1979, the show was retitled "Dinah and Friends" as Dinah employed a weekly co-host. Depending on the market where the syndicated show airs, it is presented as a 90-minute show or edited to a 60-minute broadcast. 




                                                                                           
#5512: TOMORROW SHOW WITH TOM SNYDER, THE
1975-11-06, WNBC, 60 min.
Billy Graham, Tom Snyder, Bruno Sammartino

October 15, 1973-January 28, 1982. This broadcast featured a discussion on professional wrestling. An hour-long talk show hosted by Tom Snyder. Network television's first entry into late-late-night programming on weeknights Monday thru Thursday, usually broadcasting on tape 1 AM to 2 AM. "Tomorrow" was expanded to 90 minutes on September 16, 1980.
#7713: BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE, THE
1976-09-07, SYN, 60 min.
Billy Graham, George Beverly Shea

Billy Graham's 1976 Pacific Northwest Crusade.        
#6746: JOHNNY CASH CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
1976-12-06, CBS, 60 min.
Billy Graham, Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell, Tony Orlando, June Carter Cash, Merle Travis

Johnny Cash, his family & friends re-live the great entertainer's all-time favorite Christmases.
#7714: BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE, THE
1976-12-31, SYN, 60 min.
Billy Graham, George Beverly Shea

Topic: Reflection on 1976 and speculation about 1977.                     
#7715: BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE, THE
1977-03-09, WTEN, 60 min.
Billy Graham, Norma Zimmer, George Beverly Shea, Tedd Smith, Cliff Barrows, Myrtle Hall, Don Hustad, Crusade Choir

Special: Dr. Graham speaks on the topic "How To Be Born Again" in the third of five programs from Pontiac, Michigan. Joining him are singer Norma Zimmer, Soprano Myrtle Hall, gospel singer George Beverly Shea, The Crusade Choir, directed by Cliff Barrows, Pianist Tedd Smith, and organist Don Hustad.                                 
#8255: HBO WRESTLING
1977-05-16, HBO, 135 min.
Billy Graham, Bruno Sammartino, Chief Jay Strongbow, Ken Patera, Vince McMahon, Billy White Wolf, Ivan Putski, Nicolai Volkoff, Gashouse Gilbert, Stan Stasiak, Carlos Rocha, Jan Nelson, Tony Garea, Baron Von Raschke, George Steele, Gorilla Monsoon, Rocky Tamayo, Ivan Koloff, Ron Mickolaczk

Vince McMahon calls the matches of the World Wrestling Federation from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Bouts include Carlos Rocha vs. Jan Nelson, Ron Mickolaczk vs. Gashouse Gilbert, Baron Von Raschke vs. Ivan Putski, George "The Animal" Steele vs. Bruno Sammartino, Chief Jay Strongbow vs. Ken Patera, World Heavyweight champion "Superstar" Billy Graham vs. Gorilla Monsoon in a world title match, Billy White Wolf vs. "Rocky" Tamayo, Tony Garea and Ivan Koloff vs. Stan Stasiak and Nicolai Volkoff in a tag-team title match.                                             
20 Results found for Billy Graham
Pages: [1]


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