Live WNEW radio coverage of the "Cleopatra" movie premiere at the Rivoli Theatre on Broadway. William B. Williams interviews "Cleopatra" director Joseph Mankiewicz. Williams also interviews Mrs. Dorothy Williams, (the wife of William B. Williams), Joan Fontaine, Roddy McDowall, Michael Rennie, and Red Buttons. Actress Ilka Chase reviews "Cleopatra." Following the film, Williams speaks to Rex Harrison who spent eight months on the film, and William's wife Dorothy.
WNEW Disc jockey William B. Williams is the host of this special news report broadcast from the SALUTE TO FREEDOM FLIGHT in the air headed with celebrities toward, the first integrated LIVE entertainment show in segregated Birmingham, Alabama.
Joey Adams, president of AGVA addresses those on the plane relating the logistics that all will be involved, including the many adversities and challenges putting this show on...including redress from the KKK. The primary purpose of this event is to allow the country to believe in Freedom For All.
WNEW's Billy Taylor and William B. Williams interview celebrities on the plane as it heads for The MIles University Stadium where the concert will be held later that night.
Those expressing why they have decided to join this historical protest, only two weeks prior to Dr. Martin Luther King's March on Washington rally in Washington D.C. are Al Birney, Johnny Mathis and Joe Louis.
Reporting live from The MIles University Stadium just prior to the beginning of the show is WNEW's Richard Marcin.
Guests are Joe Louis, Joey Adams, Johnny Mathis, others.
News commentary of the day including Jim Van Sickle reporting Kenya's struggle for independence and the Kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr. and his safe return in the words of the patrolman who found him. Frank Sinatra comments.
"Rock N' Roll: The New Loud Sound From Tin Pan Alley," is the topic with guests William B. Williams, Murray "The K" Kaufman, 17 year old Lesley Gore, Bobby Vinton, Goldie Goldmark, Jack Keller and 24 year old Phil Spector, who eventually dominates the conversation with many personal points of view, comments, and disagreements in particular with William B. Williams and moderator, David Susskind.
NOTE: This peerless TV Audio Air Check represents the first time that Phil Spector voiced subjective and personal anecdotal feelings on a TV talk show, revelatory to his revolutionary work he was doing and portending to do in the future. Of the over 20,000 titles in the collection of ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO this television audio air check is considered one of the extant audio gems representing this "lost" television broadcast which was erased soon after it was broadcast August 23, 1964.
This recording was personally Audio recorded off the air, 1/4" reel to reel tape, direct line, obtaining excellent sound quality at the time of this one time only broadcast, by Phil Gries, founder and owner of ATA.
October 6th, 1964-March 2, 1965 (WPIX)
A ninety-minute pilot program for a future short-lived phone-in discussion program seen on local WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York City.
Segment includes three questions addressed by t he panel from those who phone in on this live broadcast.
Why is the U.S.in Vietnam? Susskind, Kilgallen and Vidal each are opinionated, Traffic problems in New York City where one can't even get a cab, and appraisal of Gore Vidal's novel The Best Man which he says he wrote as a contribution to the 1960 presidential election describing on two types of characters, one intellectual and one an opportunist.
Host: David Susskind.
Host: David Susskind. The producer of the program is Joyce Davidson. She married Susskind in 1966.
A fiftieth anniversary of Radio Broadcasting, 1920 to 1970, with narrators Ben Gross, Jimmy Wallington, Henry Morgan, George Hamilton Combs, Garry Moore and Jack Bogut. Tracks include Warren Barber, Rudy Vallee, Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor, Al Smith, Amos 'N' Andy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Lauder, Will Rogers, Ben Bernie's Orchestra, Jack Benny and Mary Livingston, Arthur Godfrey, Charlie McCarthy and W.C Fields, Victor
Borge, Herbert Hoover, Bob Hope, Ed Wynn, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Fibber McGee and Molly, Agnes Moorehead, "The Lone Ranger," "The Shadow," Irene Wicker, Jack Armstrong, "Young Dr.Malone," "Mary
Noble Backstage Wife," "Sybil Trent,
Eleanor Powell, Ziegfeld Follies with James Melton, Lanny Ross, Ben Grauer, "The March of Time," Huey Long, John Daly, Walter Winchell, Winston Churchill, Kay Kayser's Orchestra, Command Performance,
Wartime Songs, "Your Hit Parade," Harry S. Truman, "Stage Door Canteen, "Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur, Bing Crosby, Princess Elizabeth, Edward R.
Murrow, General Wainwright, Wendell Willkie, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Bruce Morrow, Stan Freberg, William B. Williams, Rod MacLeish, Barry Farber, Death of J.F.K., radio fluffs and commercials.
Sammy Davis Jr. hosted this ninety-minute variety series.
Regulars included Joyce Jillson, Kay Dingle, Avery Schreiber, and Johnny Brown. William B. Williams served as the announcer.
Sammy welcomes guests Billy Eckstine, Bob Hope, Sarah Vaughn,
and Count Basie.
The Friar's Club Roast actor Roger Moore.
Host/Master of Ceremonies:: Frank Sinatra.
Roger Moore roasted in NYC on March 17, 1986 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and named Man of the Year by the New York Friars. Roasters include William B Williams, whom Frank Sinatra salutes and welcomes him back to the Friars after his illness which would take his life only four and half months later (Aug. 3, 1986), James Mellon-British Ambassador, Angie Dickinson, George Segal, Larry Rivers Dixieland Band, Cliff Robertson, Dean Martin sings “When You're Roger”, Cary Grant, Milton Berle, Dick Shawn, Roger Moore.
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