The 25th Anniversary of the March of Dimes is celebrated. Hosted by Dick Powell, guest artists include Morey Amsterdam, Pearl Bailey, Richard Chamberlain, Bing Crosby, Lionel Hampton, Dean Martin, Andre Previn, Juliet Prowse, Rose Marie, Dick Van Dyke, Jane Wyatt, Ed Wynn, Connie Stevens, Neville Brand, Don Knotts, Soupy Sales, Cara Williams and Frank Gorshin.
Hosts for the sixteenth annual Emmy Awards are Joey Bishop in Hollywood and E.G. Marshall in New York. Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore introduce this special telecast. Humorous excerpts from past Emmy Award telecasts are played. A galaxy of celebrities appear including Danny Kaye, Hugh Downs, Chet Huntley, Rod
Serling, Patty Duke, Jane Wyatt, Carl Reiner, David Janssen, Jerry Paris, James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, David Frost, John Daly, Don Defore, Shirley Booth, Tom Gries, James Drury, Roberta Shore, Polly Bergen, and Mel Brooks who with Reiner does a "2000 Year Old Man" skit. Other personalities appearing include Inger Stevens, Richard Deacon, Gene Barry, Ruth White, Zina Bethune, Shirl Conway, Garry Moore, Jack Klugman, Vince Edwards, Shelley Winters, Nat King Cole, Johnny Carson, Milton Berle, Lorne Greene. The cast from "That Was The Week That Was," Elliot Reid, Nancy Ames, Pat Englund, and David Frost satirize the 1963-64 television season. Jack Benny presents the Emmy Award for Program of the Year, "The Making of the President." Mel Stuart and David L. Wolper accept the award.
September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. This was the "A Very Special Show" 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.
NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 30, 1976
Premiere Broadcast - "How Old, How Young."
This much forgotten one hour dramatic TV series was based on John O'Hara's short stories about Gibbsville, a Pennsylvania mining town. Featured were Gig Young, John Savage, Biff McGuire, Peggy McCay, and Bert Remsen. The series was originally on NBC's fall 1976 schedule but was displace at the last minute. It finally surfaced for only six episodes (Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 pre-empted) replacing Gemini Man Thursday nights 10:00-11:00 pm.
Seven additional episodes, already completed, never aired.