"The Tomorrow Show" with Tom Snyder is NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
October 15, 1973-January 28, 1982.
This is the "Fourth Anniversary Show" broadcast. 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.
On this special 4th anniversary broadcast Tom Snyder's solo guest is Mort Werner relates anecdotes working as NBC TV producer with Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson and Tom Snyder. It was Werner who was instrumental in getting the TOMORROW SHOW on the air.
Tom Snyder re-runs a two and half minute excerpt clip related to the Tomorrow Show pilot broadcast (October 5, 1973) which was never broadcast. Both Snyder and Sonny Fox who was in the studio prevail as many mishaps occur during a phone call to Bob Citron making this pilot unacceptable for airing.
Tom Snyder runs complete credits at the beginning of this broadcast to a musical rendition from "Annie."
Mort Werner, instrumental for the success of The Today Show, Home, and The Tonight Show remembers the challenges keeping the Tomorrow Show on the air during the first year. He was the first to predict that there would be on television "all night programming." He states to Tom Snyder many anecdotes related to working with Dave Garroway, Steve Allen on the original Knickerbocker Show (1953) a local late night show broadcast locally in New York segueing to the Nationally broadcast The Tonight Show beginning in September 1954. and The Steve Allen Show in 1957. Mort Werner talks about the greatness of Pat Weaver...many anecdotes about working with Jack Paar, and Johnny Carson. References are made related to Dave Tebet and the six months of Tonight Show broadcasts with substitute host after Paar left the air and before Carson would host permanently beginning October 1, 1962.
As a surprise to Tom Snyder, Mort Werner has prepared a 6 minute congratulatory anniversary tribute film with many celebrities, including Don Rickles, Mike Douglas, Dan Aykroyd, and Tom Brokaw as well as staff me members, fans and others,
chiming in both humorously and with satirical anecdotes of their own, directed at Snyder, who enjoys the tribute tremendously.
Tom and Mort discuss the challenges incurred when taping a broadcast which Snyder prefers vs broadcasting live which Werner prefers, and how society has changed from the 1950's to the 1970's.
Finally, Mort Werner talks about some of his other short lived broadcasting ventures, including "Let's Look Over the News at Midnight," and "My Mother the Car" which he produced.
Complete with commercials.