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#6965: TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1954-09-27, WRCA, 43 min.
Steve Allen, Steve Lawrence, Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Eydie Gorme, Pat Marshall

September 27,1954-January 25,1957 
Tonight! starring Steve Allen begins airing locally at 11:15pm, for 15 minutes, sponsored by Knickerbocker Beer. From 11:30 to 1:00am the broadcast aired nationally. 

The basic format of The Tonight Show was established during Allen's tenure: an opening monologue, a segment involving the studio audience (through interviews or games such as "Stump the Band"), and a simple set (a desk and chair for the host, a couch for the guests) were all trademarks of the Allen era. Allen inaugurated the out-of-town broadcast (the first one was done from Miami), the one guest show (Carl Sandburg was the first solo guest), and the one topic show (entire programs were devoted to such subjects as narcotics, civil rights, and black music). Allen also established the practice of paying his guests only "scale," the minimum fee required by union-network contract (this practice led to a highly publicized  feud between Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan and later between Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan, as Sullivan paid top dollar for his guests). Though Allen's Tonight! show closely resembled the shows of his successors, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, it was a more musical show; Allen himself was an accomplished musician and composer (he wrote his theme, "This Could Be The Start of Something Big"), and he employed a nucleus of musical regulars on his show. In addition to announcer – sidekick Gene Rayburn, the show featured singers Steve Lawrence (who was only seventeen when he began singing on Allen's local show), Eydie Gormé (who subsequently married Steve Lawrence), Andy Williams (who later hosted several series of his own), and Pat Marshall (who was succeeded by Pat Kirby).  Skitch Henderson led the Orchestra. 

Steve Allen makes his network television Tonight! Show debut. The broadcast accents comedy, song & music. News & sports are handled by Gene Rayburn.                                                                
#6966: TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1955-08-26, WRCA, 87 min.
Steve Allen, Andy Williams, Debbie Reynolds, Milton Berle, Steve Lawrence, Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Erroll Garner, Micki Marlo, Pete Ruggilo, Hy Averback

September 27, 1954 - January 25, 1957. This broadcast was the last from Hollywood which was the home of Tonight! Starring Steve Allen from June 27 to August 26, 1955. It was also the last time Hy Averback appeared as announcer.

The basic format of The Tonight Show was established during Allen's tenure: an opening monologue, a segment involving the studio audience (through interviews or games such as "Stump the Band"), and a simple set (a desk and chair for the host, a couch for the guests) were all trademarks of the Allen era. Allen inaugurated the out-of-town broadcast (the first one was done from Miami), the one guest show (Carl Sandburg was the first solo guest), and the one topic show (entire programs were devoted to such subjects as narcotics, civil rights, and black music). Allen also established the practice of paying his guests only "scale," the minimum fee required by union-network contract (this practice led to a highly publicized  feud between Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan and later between Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan, as Sullivan paid top dollar for his guests). Though Allen's Tonight! show closely resembled the shows of his successors, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, it was a more musical show; Allen himself was an accomplished musician and composer (he wrote his theme, "This Could Be The Start of Something"), and he employed a nucleus of musical regulars on his show. In addition to announcer – sidekick Gene Rayburn, the show featured singers Steve Lawrence (who was only seventeen when he began singing on Allen's local show), Eydie Gormé (who subsequently married Steve Lawrence), Andy Williams (who later hosted several series of his own), and Pat Marshall (who was succeeded by Pat Kirby).  Skitch Henderson led the Orchestra.                                                                 
#6968: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1956-06-24, NBC, 59 min.
Steve Allen, Jerry Lewis, Kim Novak, Bob Hope, Vincent Price, Wally Cox, Gene Rayburn, Sammy Davis Jr, Will Mastin, Dane Clark, Bambi Linn, Rod Alexander

Commercials included in this TV Audio Air Check are, Jergens Woodbury beauty bar, Crosley and Bandix Home Appliances, Crosley radio and Television, and Viceroy Cigarettes.

Premiere broadcast.

June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961. The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable, was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.
#742: MATCH GAME, THE
1965-09-10, WNBC, 18 min.
Roger Maris, Joe Garagiola, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Gene Rayburn, Joe Pepitone, Tom Tresh

Host Gene Rayburn welcomes Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle and Joe Pepitone, who challenge Joe Garagiola, Tom Tresh and Roger Maris.
#6144: MATCH GAME
1968-08-06, NBC, 30 min.
Gene Rayburn, Soupy Sales, Fannie Flagg

December 31, 1962-September 20, 1969 (NBC); July 2, 1973-April 20, 1979 (CBS); 1975-1981 (SYNDICATED). Host: Gene Rayburn. Guests: Soupy Sales and Fannie Flagg. Includes commercials.
#6362: MATCH GAME '75
1975-12-10, CBS, 30 min.
Julie London, Charles Nelson Reilly, Gene Rayburn, Richard Dawson, Ed Asner, Fannie Flagg, Brett Somers

December 31, 1962-September 20, 1969 (NBC); July 2, 1973-April 20, 1979 (CBS); 1975-1981 (SYNDICATED). Host: Gene Rayburn.
#6363: MATCH GAME '75
1975-12-22, CBS, 30 min.
Charles Nelson Reilly, Gene Rayburn, Pat Crowley, Gary Burghoff, Richard Dawson, Brett Somers, Joyce Bulifant

December 31, 1962-September 20, 1969 (NBC); July 2, 1973-April 20, 1979 (CBS); 1975-1981 (SYNDICATED). Host: Gene Rayburn.
#6364: MATCH GAME '75
1975-12-23, CBS, 30 min.
Charles Nelson Reilly, Gene Rayburn, Pat Crowley, Gary Burghoff, Richard Dawson, Brett Somers, Joyce Bulifant

December 31, 1962-September 20, 1969 (NBC); July 2, 1973-April 20, 1979 (CBS); 1975-1981 (SYNDICATED). Host: Gene Rayburn.
#6365: MATCH GAME '75
1975-12-24, CBS, 30 min.
Charles Nelson Reilly, Gene Rayburn, Pat Crowley, Gary Burghoff, Richard Dawson, Brett Somers, Joyce Bulifant

December 31, 1962-September 20, 1969 (NBC); July 2, 1973-April 20, 1979 (CBS); 1975-1981 (SYNDICATED). Host: Gene Rayburn.
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