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#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.
#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.
#484: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1963-07-15, NBC, 29 min.
Johnny Carson, Mickey Rooney, Ed McMahon, Linda Day, Lynda Day George, Adam Keefe

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 plays "Stump the Band" with the audience. Among the participants is 19 year old aspiring actress Linda Day who would later become actress Linda Day George. Guests are Mickey Rooney and impressionist Adam Keith. Ed McMahon is co-host.
#548: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1963-11-11, NBC, 25 min.
James Stewart, Ed Wynn, Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon

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 James Stewart and Ed Wynn. Ed McMahon is co-host.
#658: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1964-05-26, NBC, 48 min.
Johnny Carson, Larry Storch, Ed McMahon, Paul Newman

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.

Guests are Paul Newman and Larry Storch. Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon do an "Aunt Blabby" sketch.
#681: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST WOODY ALLEN, THE
1964-07-10, WNBC, 62 min.
Woody Allen, Ed McMahon, Count Basie, Tom Poston, Louise Lasser, Edie Adams

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.

Guest host Woody Allen welcomes his guests Edie Adams, Tom Poston, Louise Lasser and Count Basie.
#718: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST SAMMY DAVIS JR., THE
1964-11-23, WNBC, 47 min.
Ed McMahon, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Robert F. Kennedy, Della Reese

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.

Guest host Sammy Davis Jr. welcomes his guests Della Reese, Peter Lawford and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Ed McMahon is co-host. Davis plugs his new book "Yes I Can." The program, joined in progress, includes a Nescafe Coffee commercial. Ed McMahon does a live (on tape) Sun Beam Iron Commercial.
#723: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1964-12-11, NBC, 28 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon

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 Jack E. Leonard. Ed McMahon is co-host.
#8165: "SINATRA: A MAN AND HIS MUSIC PART 11."
1967-04-03, NBC, 60 min.
Frank Sinatra, Ed McMahon, Nancy Sinatra

A sequel to the previous one-man show telecast on November 24th, 1965 that won two Emmys and one Peabody Award. Ed McMahon is the announcer. This second annual TV special includes Sinatra belting out signature songs, "Fly Me To The Moon," "Luck Be A Lady Tonight," and "That's Life."
Daughter, Nancy joins her dad in a playful duet.
This is a repeat broadcast of December 7th, 1966.                                       
#3576: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE
1968-03-12, WNBC, 52 min.
Shelley Berman, Ed McMahon, Ed Ames, Sonny & Cher, Joan Rivers, The Young Rascals

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. This was the "Vaudeville '68" broadcast. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week.
#8415: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE: "VAUDEVILLE '68."
1968-03-13, NBC, 52 min.
Shelley Berman, Ed McMahon, Ed Ames, Joan Rivers, Sonny and Cher

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week. This is the "Vaudeville "68" broadcast.

Host: Ed McMahon.

                       
#3595: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE
1968-07-03, WNBC, 52 min.
Ed McMahon, Richard Pryor, Roger Williams, Lana Cantrell, Billy Barnes, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week.
#3597: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE
1968-07-10, WNBC, 52 min.
Johnny Mathis, Ed McMahon, Jackie & Roy, Jackie Vernon, Harpers Bizarre, Eddie Hazell

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week.
#3596: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE
1968-07-17, WNBC, 52 min.
Paul Anka, Ed McMahon, Pete Fountain, Dick Cavett, Dana Valery, Vic Perry

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week.
#3598: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE
1968-07-24, WNBC, 52 min.
Ed McMahon, The Turtles, Flip Wilson, Doc Severinsen, Gloria Loring, Hendra and Ullett

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week.
#3599: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE
1968-07-31, WNBC, 52 min.
Shelley Berman, Ed McMahon, Bobby Vinton, Peter Nero, Spanky and Our Gang, Gerri Granger

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week.
#3600: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE
1968-08-14, WNBC, 52 min.
Ed McMahon, The New Vaudeville Band, Joanie Sommers, Norm Crosby, Hines,Hines And Dad

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week.
#6240: SNAP JUDGEMENT
1968-08-19, NBC, 30 min.
Ed McMahon, Don Meredith, Johnny Olsen, Jo Anne Carson

April 11, 1967-March 28, 1969. Daytime game show that featured "Tonight Show" sidekick Ed McMahon as host. Johnny Olsen, announcer. Johnny Carson played the game on March 28, 1968, and his wife, Jo Anne Carson played the game on August 19, 1968.

Host: Ed McMahon. Guests: Jo Anne Carson, in a rare television appearance, & Don Meredith. Not one episode of this two-year game show series survives. All video tapes (two episodes are rumored to exist) were erased soon after broadcasts were aired.
#3601: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE
1968-08-21, WNBC, 52 min.
Ed McMahon, Joan Rivers, Rita Gardner, Sly and the Family Stone, The Four Tops, Tim Hardin

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week.
#3602: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE
1968-09-04, WNBC, 52 min.
Ed McMahon, Barbara McNair, The Rascals, Charlie Manna, Little Anthony and the Imperials

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week.
#3556: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE
1968-10-23, WNBC, 52 min.
Steve Allen, Ed Sullivan, Groucho Marx, Johnny Carson, Alan King, Ed McMahon, Don Rickles, Dick Cavett, Flip Wilson, John Lindsay

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. This was the "Johnny Carson Friar's Club Roast" broadcast. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week.
#8417: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE
1968-10-23, NBC, 52 min.
Steve Allen, Ed Sullivan, Groucho Marx, Johnny Carson, Alan King, Ed McMahon, Don Rickles, Dick Cavett, Flip Wilson, John Lindsay

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. This was the "Johnny Carson Friar's Club Roast" broadcast. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week.  

Duplicate Of #3556.            
#1819: COMEDY TONIGHT
1970-07-05, WCBS, 52 min.
Alan King, Shelley Berman, Robert Merrill, Ed McMahon, Nipsey Russell, Robert Klein

July 5, 1970-August 23, 1970. A summer replacement for "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour," this hour comedy-variety series was hosted by Robert Klein. Regulars included Marty Barris, Peter Boyle, Barbara Cason, MacIntyre Dixon, Boni Enten, Judy Graubart, Laura Greene, Madeline Kahn, Jerry Lacy, and Lynn Lipton.
#1817: COMEDY TONIGHT
1970-07-12, WCBS, 52 min.
Alan King, Robert Merrill, Ed McMahon, Robert Klein

July 5, 1970-August 23, 1970. A summer replacement for "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour," this hour comedy-variety series was hosted by Robert Klein. Regulars included Marty Barris, Peter Boyle, Barbara Cason, MacIntyre Dixon, Boni Enten, Judy Graubart, Laura Greene, Madeline Kahn, Jerry Lacy, and Lynn Lipton.
#1818: COMEDY TONIGHT
1970-07-19, WCBS, 52 min.
Alan King, Robert Merrill, Ed McMahon, Robert Klein, Johnny Puleo

July 5, 1970-August 23, 1970. A summer replacement for "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour," this hour comedy-variety series was hosted by Robert Klein. Regulars included Marty Barris, Peter Boyle, Barbara Cason, MacIntyre Dixon, Boni Enten, Judy Graubart, Laura Greene, Madeline Kahn, Jerry Lacy, and Lynn Lipton.
#8373: JERRY LEWIS LABOR DAY TELETHON, THE
1970-09-06, SYN, 540 min.
Jack Benny, Steve Allen, Jerry Lewis, Bobby Darin, Danny Kaye, Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ed McMahon, Joan Crawford, Vincent Price, Jack Jones, Patty Duke, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Ed Ames, Soupy Sales, Shirley Verrett, Joey Heatherton, Sam Jaffe, Dorothy Collins, Joan Rivers, Doug McClure, Jerry Vale, Helen Oconnell, Roy Wilkens, Annissa Jones, Hildegard

Jerry Lewis launches his ninth fund-raising telethon for Muscular Dystrophy with a huge array of stars. This was the first coast-to-coast telecast of the telethon. Nine hours of coverage recorded. 9 AM to 6 PM Eastern time. The complete broadcast spanned twenty hours and began at 10 PM Eastern time
September 5th, 1970.                                                     
#5017: ABC COMEDY HOUR, THE
1972-02-16, WABC, 52 min.
Milton Berle, Alan King, Ed McMahon, Diahann Carroll, Johnnie Ray, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Chubby Checker, June Allyson, Pinky Lee

January 12, 1972-April 5, 1972. This was "The 20th Century Follies" broadcast. Alan King toasts the 1900s. Seven segments of this thirteen-week comedy-variety series brought together a group of highly talented impressionists calling themselves The Kopykats. The other six segments of the series included two Alan King specials.
#5446: STARS AND STRIPES SHOW, THE
1972-07-04, WNBC, 52 min.
Chill Wills, Bob Hope, Ed McMahon, Anita Bryant, Nancy Wilson, Kenny Rogers and The First Edition, Mickey Newbury

Bob Hope headlines this patriotic salute. He's joined by Ed McMahon who is emcee with visits to the show by many guest stars, including sports greats.
#1868: DAVID STEINBERG SHOW, THE
1972-07-19, WCBS, 52 min.
Leslie Uggams, Ed McMahon, David Steinberg

July 19, 1972-August 16, 1972. A five-week summer variety hour, hosted by comedian David Steinberg.
#1570: BURNS AND SCHREIBER SHOW, THE
1973-07-21, WABC, 52 min.
Ed McMahon, Jack Burns, Avery Schreiber, Teresa Graves, The Muledeer and Moondog Medicine Show

June 30, 1973-September 1, 1973. Summer variety series cohosted by comedy duo Jack Burns and Avery Schreiber.
#8375: JERRY LEWIS LABOR DAY TELETHON, THE
1973-09-03, SYN, 420 min.
Steve Allen, Jerry Lewis, Carol Burnett, Bob Denver, Jack Klugman, Leslie Uggams, Patti Page, Peter Falk, Carol Lawrence, Robert Goulet, Merv Griffin, Glenn Ford, Johnny Mathis, Hermione Gingold, Buddy Hackett, Don Adams, Ed McMahon, Jan Murray, Hope Lange, Joan Crawford, Helen Hayes, Johnny Cash, Curt Gowdy, Mike Douglas, Arnold Palmer, Barbara Walters, Jayne Meadows, Don Rickles, Dionne Warwick, Muhammad Ali, Jack Albertson, Sarah Vaughan, Roy Clark, Richie Havens, Ruth Buzzi, Minnie Pearl, Rita Moreno, Richard Roundtree, John Lindsay, Earl Wilson, Sammy Davis Jr, Hugh OBrian, Roy Wilkens, John Cassavetes, BB King, Luci Nugent

A salute to the city of New York kicks off Jerry Lewis's 11th fund-raising campaign for Muscular Dystrophy from the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. Celebrities scheduled to join in the tribute include New York anchorman Buddy Hackett, New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay, Jack Albertson, Hermione Gingold, Ed McMahon, Rita Moreno, Barbara Walters, Earl Wilson, the members of Broadway casts and WNEW radio disc jockeys. Other guests scheduled to appear include Jan Murray, who does the honors in Hollywood, Roy Clark, who hosts the Nashville Segment, and Don Adams, Muhammad Ali, Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Ruth Buzzi, Carol Burnett, Johnny Cash, John Cassavetes, Joan Crawford, Sammy Davis Jr, Bob Denver, Mike Douglas, Peter Falk, Glenn Ford, Robert Goulet, Curt Gowdy, Merv Griffin, Richie Havens, Helen Hayes, BB King, Jack Klugman, Hope Lange, Carol Lawrence Johnny Mathis, Luci Nugent, Hugh O'Brian, Patti Page, Arnold Palmer, Minnie Pearl, Don Rickles, Richard Roundtree, Leslie Uggams, Sarah Vaughan,Dionne Warwick and Roy Wilkens.  
The broadcast begins at 9 PM Eastern time on September 2nd, 1973 and concludes on September 3rd, 1973 at 6:30 PM Eastern time. This was the first time the telethon was telecast from Las Vegas.                                                                 
#2085: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1973-09-28, WNBC, 52 min.
Jack Carter, Ernest Borgnine, Dean Martin, Pat Buttram, Ed McMahon, Dom DeLuise, Dionne Warwick, Charo, Jackie Vernon

Ed McMahon is roasted by: Dean Martin, Ernest Borgnine, Dom DeLuise, Dionne Warwick, Charo, Jack Carter, Pat Buttram and Jackie Vernon.
#4719: SONNY & CHER COMEDY HOUR, THE
1973-10-10, WCBS, 52 min.
Ed McMahon, Jack Palance, Sonny & Cher, Teri Garr, Billy Van, Ted Zeigler, Peter Cullen, Freeman King, Murray Langston, Chastity Bono

August 1, 1971-September 5, 1971; December 27, 1971-May 29, 1974. "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" was introduced as a summer variety show and found a place in the network's schedule in midseason. By the 1973-1974 season it was television's top-rated variety series. Regulars included their daughter Chastity Bono, Peter Cullen, Freeman King, Teri Garr, Ted Zeigler, Billy Van, and Murray Langston.
#2608: FLIP WILSON SHOW, THE
1973-12-06, WNBC, 52 min.
Ed McMahon, Flip Wilson, Charlie Callas, Leonard Nimoy

September 17, 1970-June 27, 1974. A successful variety hour hosted by Flip Wilson.
#2573: FLIP WILSON SHOW, THE
1974-04-25, WNBC, 52 min.
Ed McMahon, Cicely Tyson, Rich Little, Flip Wilson, Bill Whithers

September 17, 1970-June 27, 1974. A successful variety hour hosted by Flip Wilson.
#6276: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1975-07-24, NBC, 90 min.
Johnny Carson, Peggy Lee, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Joan Rivers, David Brenner

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, Peggy Lee, Joan Rivers, David Brenner, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen.
#6130: JERRY LEWIS LABOR DAY TELETHON
1975-09-01, WNEW, 330 min.
Jerry Lewis, Ed McMahon, Julius LaRosa

Jerry Lewis' annual campaign to raise funds to fight muscular dystrophy. Five and a half hour excerpt. Tenth consecutive year campaign. Anchorman Ed McMahon joins Jerry in Las Vegas while Julius LaRosa is the MC in New York.
#6276A: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1975-09-11, NBC, 90 min.
Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Angie Dickinson, Florence Henderson, David Horowitz

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, Ed McMahon, Angie Dickinson, David Horowitz, Florence Henderson.
#8037: DINAH!
1975-12-22, SYN, 60 min.
Jerry Lewis, Dinah Shore, Ed McMahon, Sonny James

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. 








                                                                                                                                                                                                                
#3137: JACKSONS, THE
1976-06-30, WNBC, 27 min.
Ed McMahon, Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Janet Jackson, Tito Jackson

June 16, 1976-July 7, 1976; January 26, 1977-March 9, 1977. The Jacksons hosted a half-hour variety series which first appeared during the summer of 1976 and resurfaced briefly early in 1977. Eight of the nine Jackson children appeared on the show- brothers Michael, Marlon, Jackie, Tito and Randy, and sisters Maureen, La Toya and Janet.
#7760: BOB HOPE'S BICENTENNIAL STAR SPANGLED BANNER
1976-07-04, NBC, 90 min.
Don Knotts, Steve Allen, Debbie Reynolds, Bob Hope, Henny Youngman, Ed McMahon, Angie Dickinson, Ron Howard, Marie Osmond, Jimmie Walker, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Phyllis Diller, Donny Osmond, Doc Severinson, Sammy Davis Jr, Captain and Tenille

A variety salute to America's 200th birthday.                  
#8220: GREAT AMERICAN CELEBRATION, THE
1976-07-04, CBS, 720 min.
Steve Allen, Kirk Douglas, Ed McMahon, Jackie Cooper, Mike Douglas, Roger Miller, Roy Clark, Lynn Anderson, Labelle

A 12-hour coast to coast celebration. The frigate Constellation in Baltimore harbor, with Ed McMahon aboard and the aircraft carrier Constellation in San Diego Bay, with Jackie Cooper aboard, are the hubs of Bicentennial activities.
Scheduled intermittent coverage.....an all-night stage show at Fort McHenry, Maryland; festivities activities at Kings Island, Ohio; military pageantry outside the nation's capital, and taped interviews with historical figures portrayed by celebrities.
Scheduled to be on hand.....Mike Douglas, Roger Miller, Roy Clark, Steve Allen, Lynn Anderson, Kirk Douglas, Labelle.
A 12-hour celebration of the nation's 200th birthday. 
CBS 12 hours 7PM-Midnight, July 3rd, 1976 and midnight to 7 AM July 4th, 1976. 
                                  
#8906: MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY TELETHON, 11TH ANNUAL, THE
1976-09-06, SYN, 540 min.
Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ed McMahon, Others

The 11th annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon from Las Vegas, Nevada with host Jerry Lewis. In a surprise, Frank Sinatra brings out Dean Martin who is reunited with Jerry Lewis for the first time in 20 years. 

This special is a 540-minute excerpt.            
#4752: SONNY & CHER SHOW, THE
1976-11-07, WCBS, 52 min.
Ed McMahon, Sonny & Cher, Betty White, The Sylvers

February 1, 1976-August 29, 1977. In 1976, Sonny Bono and Cher were reunited in "The Sonny & Cher Show." Regulars included Ted Zeigler, Shields and Yarnell, Billy Van, and Gailard Sartain.
#8493: MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE THE: 50TH ANNIVERSARY, THE
1976-11-25, NBC, 120 min.
Shari Lewis, Roberta Peters, Ed McMahon, Della Reese, McLean Stevenson, Justino Diaz

The 50th anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, one of the world's largest parades, is presented by the U.S. based department store chain Macy's. The parade started in 1924, tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States with America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit (with both parades being four years younger than Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day Parade). The two-hour parade is held in Manhattan from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952. Employees at Macy's department stores have the option of marching in the parade.

The 50th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade telecast live from New York City.

Hosts: Ed McMahon, Shari Lewis, Della Reese, McLean Stevenson.

The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, one of the world's largest parades, is presented by the U.S. based department store chain Macy's. The parade started in 1924, tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States with America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit (with both parades being four years younger than Philadelphia's Thanksgiving Day Parade). The two-hour parade is held in Manhattan from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952. Employees at Macy's department stores have the option of marching in the parade

 It should come as no surprise that many of the telecasts from the 1950s thru the early 1970s are lost, and only one pre-1980 parade exists in full. Network broadcast Kinescopes and Video were either discarded, wiped, or never recorded.  Video recording software (3/4" U-Matic) was first released to the Public at great cost in 1971, and the Betamax (1975) and JVC VHS (1976) gave the public a means to record television broadcasts off the air, but, to date, it seems nobody at home elected to record a complete parade and kept it making the 1971-1979 parades more likely to be found possibly only as clips than the 1952-1971 parades. Certain footage from old telecasts has been shown in anniversary specials, showing that some still exist. Bootleg copies circa 1980 to the present have been posted on YouTube...most all playback reflecting poor to fair quality till the 2000s. 

During the first television years, the parade went through changes. Many of the parade's most iconic balloons were introduced in this period, such as Popeye, Bullwinkle, the Happy Dragon, Underdog, Smokey Bear, Linus the Lionhearted, Sinclair's Dino, and the first two Snoopy balloons. The toy float concept was introduced in the 1960s, with a turkey-shaped one, introduced in 1973, eventually becoming parade mascot Tom Turkey.

A few notable lost parades include the 1956 parade (when Mighty Mouse crashed at Herald Square), 1965 (the debut of Underdog), and 1971 (when all the balloons had to be removed due to bad weather).                                                                                    
#851: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1978-03-16, WFRV, 36 min.
Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks is Johnny Carson's guest. Ed McMahon is co-host.
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