"Lucy Goes To Alaska" was the eighth and final episode of the one-hour specials. The Riccardos and the Mertzes go to Alaska to do a show, with Red Skelton, to celebrate the state's admission to the union.
Lucille Ball is the guest of honor in an hour of roasting. Among those paying comical tribute: the late Jack Benny (in one of his final performances), Bob Hope, Vivian Vance, Milton Berle, Phyllis Diller, Ginger Rogers, Don Rickles and Lucy's husband Gary Morton. Other guests include Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gale Gordon, Nipsey Russell, Totie Fields and Rich Little.
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.
Dee Dee Ball mother of Lucille Ball is a guest.
Lucille Ball is joined by Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance, and President Jimmy Carter on this comedy special. Lucille plays Lucy Whittaker who decides to call President Jimmy Carter during his weekly radio show. The President tells Lucy he will be in her area and visits her for dinner.