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#14463: THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS
1964-03-06, NBC, min.
Henry Morgan, Bill Cosby, Pat Englund, Buck Henry, David Frost, Nancy Ames, Phyllis Newman, Elliott Reid, Doro Merande, Burr Tillstrom Puppets

January 10th, 1964-May 4th, 1965 (NBC)

Based on a British series created by Ned Sherrin. A half-hour of satirized current events. Among the regulars were David Frost (who went on to host his own syndicated American weeknight talk show), Elliott Reid, Phyllis Newman, Henry Morgan, Alan Alda, Buck Henry, Pat Englund, Nancy Ames, and Doro Merande. Also featured were Burr Tillstrom's puppets. Skitch Henderson conducted the orchestra. First introduced as a special in November 1963, it went on to become a weekly series in January 1964. 



A satirical commentary on the week's news. 

Guest star: Bill Cosby.

                                                                                       
#633: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"THE LAUGH MAKERS"
1964-03-22, WPIX, 99 min.
Jack E. Leonard, David Susskind, Jackie Kannon, Bill Cosby, Nipsey Russell, Mel Brooks

David Susskind greets laugh makers Jack E. Leonard, Mel Brooks, Bill Cosby, Nipsey Russell and Jackie Kannon.  

Another peerless audio recording off the air by Phil Gries at the time of the original broadcast. A  "lost" TV Broadcast.                         
#V21: JACK PAAR PROGRAM, THE
1964-10-09, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Steve Lawrence, Bill Cosby, Eydie Gorme

     September 21, 1962 - September 10, 1965

Jack Paar elected to pursue a three year NBC series in prime time soon after stepping down as host of THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR (1957-1962). These broadcasts took on the form of a variety / talk show format. Each telecast opened with a Paar monologue. Also shown from time to time were personal home movies shot by Jack on various trips by the Paar family to Africa, Russia, and Europe.Jack's daughter, Randy Paar would often assist her dad narrating these films.  

Appearing with Jack were many of his old regulars from the TONIGHT SHOW including Alexander King, Oscar Levant and Jonathan Winters. This 10pm Friday prime time slot attracted many notable guests, including Richard Nixon, Barry Goldwater and Ted Kennedy. Also, given exposure were many young and veteran entertainers, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Ethel Merman, Peggy Lee, and stand-up comedians, among them, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, Godfrey Cambridge, Jackie Vernon, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Burns & Schreiber, and Dick Gregory. 

Impact appearances occurred introducing footage of The Beatles, prior to the group appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show, and a young Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), singing and spewing poetry with Jack and Liberace. 

After three years (one and a half years less than his tenure on THE TONIGHT SHOW), Jack Paar called it quits and would prematurely retire from the business with the exception of  producing and starring in a handful of Specials for NBC and accepting one brief return to regular television, for nine months, hosting an ABC late night talk show, JACK PAAR TONITE in 1973).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
#14622: JACK PAAR PROGRAM, THE
1964-10-09, NBC, 36 min.
Jack Paar, Steve Lawrence, Bill Cosby, Eydie Gorme

 September 21, 1962 - September 10, 1965

Jack Paar elected to pursue a three year NBC series in prime time soon after stepping down as host of THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR (1957-1962). These broadcasts took on the form of a variety/talk show format. Each telecast opened with a Paar monologue. Also shown from time to time were personal home movies shot by Jack on various trips by the Paar family to Africa, Russia, and Europe. Jack's daughter, Randy Paar would often assist her dad narrating these films.  

Appearing with Jack were many of his old regulars from the TONIGHT SHOW including Alexander King, Oscar Levant, and Jonathan Winters. This 10 pm Friday prime time slot attracted many notable guests, including Richard Nixon, Barry Goldwater, and Ted Kennedy. Also, given exposure were many young and veteran entertainers, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Ethel Merman, Peggy Lee, and stand-up comedians, among them, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, Godfrey Cambridge, Jackie Vernon, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Burns & Schreiber, and Dick Gregory. 

Impact appearances occurred introducing footage of The Beatles, prior to the group appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show, and a young Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), singing and spewing poetry with Jack and Liberace. 

After three years (one and a half years less than his tenure on THE TONIGHT SHOW), Jack Paar called it quits and would prematurely retire from the business with the exception of producing and starring in a handful of Specials for NBC and accepting one brief return to regular television, for nine months, hosting an ABC late-night talk show, JACK PAAR TONITE in 1973).

Jack's guests are Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, and Bill Cosby. 

                                                   
#14813: GRAMMY AWARDS SEVENTH ANNUAL, THE
1965-04-13, NBC, min.
Steve Allen, Jimmy Durante, Bill Dana, Woody Allen, Robert Goulet, Carol Channing, Bill Cosby, Johnny Mercer, Peter Sellers, Sammy Davis Jr., Eddy Arnold, Roger Miller, Arthur Fiedler, The Beatles, Geoffrey Cambridge

The seventh annual Grammy awards are presented from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California            
#14859: BEST ON RECORD: GRAMMY AWARDS, THE
1965-05-18, NBC, 53 min.
Steve Allen, Jimmy Durante, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Woody Allen, Bob Newhart, Steve Lawrence, Dean Martin, Carol Channing, Jack Jones, Bill Cosby, Ringo Starr, Tony Bennett, Peter Sellers, Paul McCartney, Henry Mancini, Petula Clark, Eddy Arnold, Roger Miller, Godfrey Cambridge, Stan Getz, Gale Garnett, Arthur Fiedler, John Lennon, Sammy Davis, Jr., George Harrison, Swingle Sisters, Les Brown

Winners of the 1964 Grammy Awards give performances. Les Brown conducts the orchestra. 

Dean Martin is the host.                                    
#3133: JACK PAAR PROGRAM, THE
1965-05-21, WNBC, 45 min.
Jack Paar, Helen O'Connell, Bill Cosby, Joan Rivers

September 21, 1962-September 10, 1965. After leaving the "Tonight" show in March 1962, Jack Paar returned that fall as host of a Friday-night variety series.
#1195: ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE
1965-06-14, WNBC, 52 min.
Andy Williams, The Osmond Brothers, Bill Cosby, Julie Andrews

September 27, 1962-September 3, 1967 (NBC); September 20, 1969-July 17, 1971 (NBC); 1976 (Syndicated). This program is a repeat. In 1962, Williams was finally given a fall series on NBC; the hour show lasted five seasons and featured The New Christy Minstrels and the Osmond Brothers. His third NBC series, which premiered in 1969, featured comics Charlie Callas and Irwin Corey, along with Janos Prohaska; the hour show lasted another two seasons. In 1976, Williams hosted a syndicated series, entitled "Andy." The half-hour show featured puppeteer Wayland Flowers.
#5177: DANNY THOMAS SPECIAL: WHAT MAKES PEOPLE LAUGH?
1965-11-08, WNBC, 52 min.
Spike Jones, Danny Thomas, Martha Raye, The Three Stooges, Tim Conway, Bill Cosby, Spike Jones and his City Slickers

A musical-variety show, the first of five scheduled specials to be broadcast this season.             
#1902: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1966-02-10, WNBC, 52 min.
Kate Smith, Dean Martin, Bill Cosby, Lucille Ball, Big Tiny Little

September 16, 1965-May 24, 1974. A variety hour hosted by Dean Martin. Several of the shows were celebrity "roasts," set at a banquet table, in which the guest of honor was showered with insults by other celebs. Regulars of the series included pianist Ken Lane (1965-1972), Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi, The Golddiggers, Marian Mercer (1971-1972), Tom Bosley (1971-1972), Rodney Dangerfield (1972-1973), Dom DeLuise (1972-1973), and Nipsey Russell (1972-1974).
#4207: PERRY COMO SHOW, THE
1966-02-28, WNBC, 54 min.
Judy Garland, Bill Cosby, Perry Como

September 12, 1955-June 12, 1963. In the fall of 1955 Perry Como returned to NBC where he hosted a weekly hour show. From 1955 to 1959 it was seen Saturday evenings and was titled "The Perry Como Show." From 1959 to 1963 it was seen Wednesday evenings and was titled "The Kraft Music Hall." Regulars included Frank Gallop and the Ray Charles Singers. After his final weekly June 12, 1963 broadcast Perry Como appeared in scores of specials, beginning October 3, 1963, airing on NBC, CBS & ABC, and concluding on December 6, 1986.
#7703: BEST ON RECORD, GRAMMY AWARDS: 8TH ANNUAL, THE
1966-05-16, NBC, 180 min.
Steve Allen, Jerry Lewis, Bobby Darin, Bill Dana, Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, Robert Goulet, Don Adams, Diahann Carroll, Bill Cosby, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Les Brown, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington, Petula Clark, Roger Miller, Herb Alpert, Godfrey Cambridge, Jody Miller, Tijuana Brass

The 8th annual Grammy Awards, telecast live from New York City, Nashville, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Duke Ellington receives a Golden Achievement Award. Jerry Lewis is the Master Of Ceremonies.                                  
#15140: EMMY AWARDS:18TH ANNUAL
1966-05-22, CBS, 162 min.
Peter Jennings, Hugh OBrien, Richard C. Hottelet, Adam West, Danny Kaye, Bill Cosby, Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Lloyd Bridges, Dina Merrill, Don Knotts, Rod Serling, Bob Crane, Eva Gabor, Ann Francis, David Janssen, Carol Burnett, Peter Falk, Carl Reiner, Leslie Uggams, Lorne Greene, Barbara Stanwyck, Jack Benny, Chet Huntley, Edward R. Murrow, Burt Ward, Robert Vaughn, Garry Moore, Carol Baker, Barbara Feldon, Kukla, Fran, and Ollie, Charles Schultz, Stephanie Powers, Marge and Gower Champion, Cliff Robertson, Lee Remick, Henry Fonda, David Susskind, Tina Louise, Jimmy Durante

The 8th Annual Emmy Awards are presented live from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California. 

Chet Huntley presents a special award to Edward R. Murrow
Outstanding Dramatic Series: The Fugitive
Best Variety Special: Bob Hope Christmas Special, Carol Baker accepting




Hosts: Danny Kaye and Bill Cosby.                                                                                           
#15173: EMMY AWARDS:18TH ANNUAL
1966-05-22, CBS, 162 min.
Danny Kaye, Bill Cosby

The Eighth Annual Emmy Awards are held.

Hosts: Danny Kaye and Bill Cosby.

Includes commercials.   

See #15140 for further details.                                                
#4369: ROGER MILLER SHOW, THE
1966-09-12, WNBC, 27 min.
Bill Cosby, Roger Miller

September 12, 1966-December 26, 1966. This was the first broadcast of the series. Country and western singer Roger Miller hosted his own half-hour musical variety series.
#1007: BOB HOPE SHOW: MURDER AT NBC, THE
1966-10-19, WNBC, 52 min.
Jimmy Durante, Jonathan Winters, Bill Dana, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Jack Carter, Red Buttons, Don Adams, Wally Cox, Bill Cosby, Shecky Greene, Don Rickles, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Dick Shawn, Soupy Sales

Bob Hope is joined by 16 fellow comedians for this special spy spoof. They are Milton Berle, Don Adams, Red Buttons, Johnny Carson, Jack Carter, Bill Cosby, Wally Cox, Bill Dana, Jimmy Durante, Shecky Greene, Don Rickles, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Soupy Sales, Dick Shawn, and Jonathan Winters.
#1906: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1966-10-27, WNBC, 52 min.
Dean Martin, Rowan & Martin, Bill Cosby, Joey Heatherton, Gail Martin

September 16, 1965-May 24, 1974. A variety hour hosted by Dean Martin. Several of the shows were celebrity "roasts," set at a banquet table, in which the guest of honor was showered with insults by other celebs. Regulars of the series included pianist Ken Lane (1965-1972), Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi, The Golddiggers, Marian Mercer (1971-1972), Tom Bosley (1971-1972), Rodney Dangerfield (1972-1973), Dom DeLuise (1972-1973), and Nipsey Russell (1972-1974).
#7927: DEAN MARTIN SHOW, THE
1967-05-25, NBC, 52 min.
John Wayne, Dean Martin, Rowan & Martin, Bill Cosby, Joey Heatherton, Gail Martin

September 16, 1965-May 24, 1974. A variety hour hosted by Dean Martin. Several of the shows were celebrity "roasts," set at a banquet table, in which the guest of honor was showered with insults by other celebs. Regulars of the series included pianist Ken Lane (1965-1972), Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi, The Golddiggers, Marian Mercer (1971-1972), Tom Bosley (1971-1972), Rodney Dangerfield (1972-1973), Dom DeLuise (1972-1973), and Nipsey Russell (1972-1974). 

Dupe Of # 1906. Repeat of 10-27-66.                          
#753A: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE: SUBSTITUTE HOST, HARRY BELAFONE
1968-02-05, NBC, 55 min.
Johnny Carson, Lena Horne, Ed McMahon, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Smothers Brothers, Robert Kennedy

October 1, 1962-May 22, 1992. 

In 1968, America was embroiled in protests over civil rights and the Vietnam War. In that tumultuous time, “The Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson turned over hosting duties for an entire week to actor and activist Harry Belafonte. His cast of guests included Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, just months before they were assassinated, during a week that’s been mostly lost in American history. 

NOTE: Only 51 total minutes related to all five 90 minute broadcasts survive as video (Dr. Martin Luther King, appearing on the fourth night, Singer, Leon Bibb singing "Suzanne," and Senator Robert F. Kennedy appearing on the first night...). All other programming was erased by NBC shortly after the airing of these five programs on color 2" Quad Video Tape. Archival Television Audio, Inc. has archived audio recordings, taped off the air during the first two broadcasts (Feb. 5, and Feb. 6, 1968) totaling 80 minutes, 59 minutes of which are unique...erased by NBC. 

This first show of five consecutive broadcast nights. Joined in progress. Final few minutes are heard of Bill Cosby' "Noah" comedy routine. Bill joins Harry at the desk. Cosby talks about his upcoming TV Special. Belafone recounts story of Bill Cosby's early school days where he was labeled a "clown." His report card indicated that he would not amount to anything. 

Senator Robert F. Kennedy is introduced. Harry Belafonte discusses many topics with the Senator, including Negro issues...poverty, current legislation, other. Kennedy states that there will be 70,000 fewer jobs this Summer, his meeting with Black Nationalists and their discontent with current governmental politics. There is a huge gap between the poor and the affluent in the USA. Also discussed is the war in Viet Nam. No hate for President Lyndon Johnson and optimism that America will be successful with its commitment in the Viet Nam conflict. Belafonte relates his introduction in 1961 on a visit to the White House of his admiration of The Peace Core and current disillusionment by today's applicants. Bill Cosby adds his own comedic philosophy during this 21 minute segment. 

Senator Kennedy discussed the 1968 race for the Presidency not confirming he is a candidate. 

Lena Horne is introduced. She sings "I Concentrate on You." Lena and Harry talk about the same Manhattan building they both live in, he on 5th floor and she on the 13th floor. Both Harry and Bill state their admiration of Lena Horne's beauty as a grandmother, Cosby flirting with her and then apologizing comedically  to his wife Camille who may be watching the show. Lena Horne states her commitment to her marriage and love of her grandchildren. Harry remembers incident meeting Lena and she befriending him in 1949 when he just got out of the Navy. 

Introduction of the Smothers' Brothers. They sing "The Same As My Old Man'" and do their usual comedic stand up routine around this song. Tom mentions he is 31 years old, Dick, 29 years old and Bill Cosby states he is 30 years old. Harry Belafonte and the Smothers' Brothers discuss their CBS TV Show and controversy surrounding the series. Tom mentions that they only usually do five minutes of observational political humor during an hour variety format, and what makes their show stand out is the fact that no other variety shows on television elect to cross this road.  Belafonte asks what jokes CBS does not permit the Smothers' Brothers to perform on their show. Bill Cosby chimes in with his point of view.  Both Tom and Dick state, in comedic fashion,  that they are appreciative of CBS for allowing them to be on The Tonight Show with Harry to do "distasteful" material that they could not do on their own show. 

Harry Belafonte reads list of entertainers who will appear on tomorrow nights show. He thanks his guests for appearing and signs off. Ed McMahon mentions that this program has been pre-recorded. 


At the time, Carson’s pioneering late night variety show had become one of the country’s most influential platforms. So the move to have Belafonte take this mainstream institution and transform it into a multicultural and political experience, introducing white America to his world of art and activism, was unprecedented.

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.                                   
#TW11: EMMY AWARDS:12TH ANNUAL(WITH COMMERCIALS)
1968-05-19, WNBC, 90 min.
Steve Allen, Walter Cronkite, Art Carney, Carol Burnett, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Sebastian Cabot, Kate Smith, Dean Martin, Lorne Greene, Barbara Stanwyck, Bill Cosby, Mike Douglas, Dick Van Dyke, Don Rickles, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Imogene Coca, Lloyd Bridges, Lucille Ball, Barbara Eden, Leonard Nimoy, Barbara Feldon, Sally Field, William Shatner, Johnnie Whitaker

(SPECIAL)(COLOR).  Providing entertainment:  Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Don Rickles and Johnnie Whitaker of "Family Affair."  Frank Sinatra and Dick Van Dyke host the 20th annual Emmy presentations in New York and Hollywood.  The Presenters: a "Who's Who" of TV's past and present, including Steve Allen, Lucille Ball, Lloyd Bridges, Carol Burnett, Sebastian Cabot, Sid Caesar, and Imogene Coca, Art Carney, Bill Cosby, Linda Cristal, Walter Cronkite, Mike Douglas, Barbara Eden, Barbara Feldon, Sally Field, Lorne Greene, Bob Hope, Gene Kelly, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Kate Smith and Barbara Stanwyck.
             
#8129: EMMY AWARDS:20TH ANNUAL (WITH COMMERCIALS)
1968-05-19, WNBC, 90 min.
Steve Allen, Walter Cronkite, Art Carney, Carol Burnett, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Sebastian Cabot, Kate Smith, Dean Martin, Lorne Greene, Barbara Stanwyck, Bill Cosby, Mike Douglas, Dick Van Dyke, Don Rickles, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Imogene Coca, Lloyd Bridges, Lucille Ball, Barbara Eden, Leonard Nimoy, Barbara Feldon, Sally Field, William Shatner, Johnnie Whitaker

(SPECIAL)(COLOR).  Providing entertainment:  Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Don Rickles and Johnnie Whitaker of "Family Affair."  Frank Sinatra and Dick Van Dyke host the 20th annual Emmy presentations in New York and Hollywood.  The Presenters: a "Who's Who" of TV's past and present, including Steve Allen, Lucille Ball, Lloyd Bridges, Carol Burnett, Sebastian Cabot, Sid Caesar, and Imogene Coca, Art Carney, Bill Cosby, Linda Cristal, Walter Cronkite, Mike Douglas, Barbara Eden, Barbara Feldon, Sally Field, Lorne Greene, Bob Hope, Gene Kelly, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Kate Smith and Barbara Stanwyck.

Dupe Of # TW11.
                          
#774: AN INTERVIEW WITH BILL COSBY
1968-08-23, WNDT, 28 min.
Bill Cosby, James Day

Host James Day from KQED San Francisco interviews Bill Cosby.
#15868: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON: 6TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
1968-10-01, NBC, 70 min.
Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, John Lindsay, Bert Parks, Joan Rivers, Bill Cosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Tiny Tim, Shirley Temple, James Drury, Doug McClure, Don Rickles, Jack Webb, Ed Ames, Norman Rockwell, Roddy McDowell, Joan Fontaine, Mr and Mrs Richard Rodgers, Darryl Zanuck, Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin, Don Piccard, Charles Addams

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 1970s, the 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 celebrates his 6th anniversary as host of the Tonight Show. This is the first-anniversary show to show clips from past shows.

Highlights include: The James Drury-Doug McClure bar fight
Don Rickles: "The Japanese Bath."
Commercials: "The Way We Have Wanted To See Just One."-Sammy Davis Jr. Tiny Tim
The opening of "Cleopatra" with Bert Parks
Joan Rivers live-mentions first appearance on February 17th, 1965
Derek Commercial-Take off
New York City Mayor John Lindsay appears live-he praises, Carson, as a civil leader
Jack Webb-Carson skit: "Clean Copper Clappers."
Johnny narrates a football game 1963/64. 
Hot Air Ballooning-Jumping out of a plane
Ed Ames Tomahawk throw
Shirley Temple parody-
Carson sings as Shirley Temple. "The Good Ship Lollipop."
Norman Rockwell-Painting of Johnny Carson.
Also appearing is Bill Cosby.

More information on previous clips:
Carson in a barroom fight with Doug McClure and James Drury of the "Virginian."
Johnny is enjoying a Japanese massage but is getting heckled by Don Rickles. Carson then throws Rickles into the tub, clothes and all
Johnny appears as a soap salesman with Sammy Davis Jr. appearing in KKK sheets 
Carson as a mad scientist who turns into Tiny Tim
The opening of "Cleopatra" in which Bert Parks ran into many difficulties trying to interview guests to the opening night, Roddy McDowell, Joan Fontaine, Charles Addams, Mr. and Mrs, Richard Rodgers, Darryl Zanuck, etc. 
Johnny appears as Ralph Willie, a West Coast Teatime movie salesman, Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin assisting
Carson as "Derek" a take-off on the Eric Cigar commercial
Carson appears in a skit with Jack Webb about stolen clappers that were taken from a school bell. "Clean Copper Clappers."
Carson plays football with members of the New York Jets football team and ballooning with Don Piccard
Carson's recent skydiving stint in California 
The famous and hilarious 1965 tomahawk throw by Ed Ames. Tomahawk lands in a private area of outlined wall figure.
Johnny dresses as Shirley Temple and sings "On The Good Ship USA." revealing underwear instead of the patriotic petticoat.
Interspersed among film and tape clips guests chatted with Carson. A surprise appearance by New York City Mayor John Lindsay joking with Johnny about strikes and safe streets, etc.
Joan Rivers emerges from a large birthday cake and guest Norman Rockwell presents Johnny with a portrait of himself
Closing credits over montage of Carson in various costumes..                                                                                                                                                                                  
#7517: ACADEMY OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS AWARDS, 2ND ANNUAL, THE
1969-02-19, NBC, 60 min.
Jack Benny, Joe Cronin, Roy Campanella, Art Linkletter, Kim Novak, Danny Kaye, Bill Cosby, Frank Howard, Bob Gibson, Vin Scully, Joe Namath, Pete Rose, Perry Como, Denny McLain, Laffit Pincay, Bill Russell, Willie McCovey, Jack Nicklaus, Elgin Baylor, Charleton Heston, Debbie Meyer, Ken Harrelson, Willie Shomaker, Red Auerbach, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Wes Unseld, Billy Casper, Lee Trevino, Sam Snead, Jean Beliveau, Vince Lombardi, Sammy Baugh, Clarence Campbell, John Hadl, Lance Alworth, Deacon Jones, Leroy Kelly, Braulio Baeza, Angel Cordero, Paul Robinson, Earl Morrall

In Hollywood, Perry Como hosts the second annual awards. Perry's aide is swimmer Debbie Meyer, winner of four Olympic Gold Medals. Winners in eight categories are chosen by their fellow athletes; sportswriters choose the Pro Athlete of the Year. Nominees and celebrity presenters...Baseball, AL: Ken Harrelson, Red Sox; Frank Howard, Senators; Denny McLain, Tigers.
NL: Bob Gibson,Cardinals; Wille McCovey, Giants; Pete Rose, Reds.
Presenters: Danny Kaye, Roy Campanella, Joe Cronin. Basketball: Elgin Baylor,Lakers; Bill Russell, Celtics; Wes Unseld, Bullets. Presenters: Bill Cosby, Red Auerbach. 
Football: AFL: Lance Alworth, John Hadl, Chargers; Joe Namath, Jets; Paul Robinson, Bengals. NFL: Deacon Jones, Rams; Leroy Kelly, Browns; Earl Morrall, Colts. Presenters: Charlton Heston, Vince Lombardi, Sammy Baugh. Golf: Billy Casper, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino. Presenters: Jack Benny, Sam Snead. Hockey: Jean Beliveau, Canadiens; Gordie Howe, Red Wings; Bobby Hull, Black Hawks. Presenters: Art Linkletter, NHL President Clarence Campbell. Horse Racing: Braulio Baeza, Angel Cordero, Lafitt Pincay. Presenters: Kim Novak, Willie Shomaker.
Pro Athlete of the Year nominees: Denny McLain, Earl Morrall, Joe Namath. 
Sportscaster Vin Scully narrates films of the stars in action.                                                          
#1064: BILL COSBY SPECIAL #2, THE
1969-04-19, WNBC, 49 min.
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby does a one man show. Among many sketches, Cosby does his classic Noah routine.
#1079: HEY, HEY, HEY: IT'S FAT ALBERT
1969-11-12, WNBC, 27 min.
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby and his childhood chums from North Philadelphia star in Bill's first animated TV Special.  

      An autobiographical animated special featuring comedian Bill Cosby's childhood reminiscences about friendship, football, monster movies, and girls. Serving as an imaginative proxy for the humorist is "Fat" Albert, a gargantuan playground fixture known for his throaty salutation "Hey, hey, hey!"     
#7000: COMEDY MUSIC SPECIAL: THIRD BILL COSBY SPECIAL, THE
1970-04-01, NBC, 00 min.
Bill Cosby, Roberta Flack

Bill Cosby performs various comedic routines on his third special.                               
#6093: BEST ON RECORD, THE
1970-05-07, NBC, 60 min.
Peggy Lee, Jack Jones, Johnny Cash, Bill Cosby, The Fifth Dimension, Sammy Davis Jr., Dionne Warwick, Henry Mancini, Blood,Sweat & Tears, The Nashville Brass, The Isley Brothers

The record industry's 12th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. Performers include Jack Jones, The Isley Brothers, The Nashville Brass, Dionne Warwick, Blood,Sweat & Tears, Johnny Cash, The Fifth Dimension, Peggy Lee, Henry Mancini, Sammy Davis Jr., and others. Bill Cosby offers a comedy monologue.
#2567: FLIP WILSON SHOW, THE
1970-10-29, WNBC, 52 min.
Bill Cosby, Flip Wilson, Gina Lollobrigida, John Sebastian

September 17, 1970-June 27, 1974. A successful variety hour hosted by Flip Wilson.
#2206: DON KNOTTS SHOW, THE
1970-11-10, WCBS, 52 min.
Don Knotts, Bill Cosby, Florence Henderson, Glenn Ash

September 15, 1970-July 6, 1971. Don Knotts headlined this variety series featuring Elaine Joyce, Frank Welker, John Dehner, Kenneth Mars, Eddy Carroll, Francis DeSales, Mickey Deems, Brad Logan, Fay DeWitt, Gary Burghoff and Bob Williams.
#7037: DAVID FROST SHOW, THE
1971-01-04, WNEW, 70 min.
Bill Cosby, David Frost, Herb Edelman

July 7, 1969-July 14, 1972 (SYNDICATED). During the three-year run of his American talk show, David Frost taped the show (approximately 750 programs) each week, Monday through Thursdays. The series was syndicated by Westinghouse.  

Thiry three year old Bill Cosby is the solo guest and does most of the talking about his life, and philosophy of comedy. Topics include...his favorite comedians in film, television and stand-up. His admiration is expressed for Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Jimmy Durante, Jack Benny, Jerry Lewis, Willie Best, and especially Jonathan Winters. Cosby reflection the perception of children including his five year old daughter Erica. Bill states that he waited long and hard to finally have a son, his third child.
Bill remembers his years at Temple University at a time when he wanted to become a teacher. But  overshadowing such ambition was his love for stand up comedy, listening incessantly to records by comics and remembering what he felt was funny. He parodied routines by Lenny Bruce and Bob Newhart, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. 
Cosby reflects on working his first jobs in dinky bars and doing a routine about an 80 year old infirmed man who insisted on rolling his own cigarettes. He recalls working in Greenwich Village at the Gaslight for $100 a week.   
Bill discusses what his motivation was creating his famous routine of Noah and the Ark. 
We are introduces to a clip from a Bill Cosby Show to be aired. Noted is Bill's love of sports in his life from the time he was a youngster, growing up poor and having no Christmas tree, his dislike for reading books, never doing homework, and living on welfare.   

Bill taks to David Frost about his own children and the trials raising them with many humorous "father" anecdotes revealed.  
Also remembered are his extended family and confrontations he had with his mother and father.

Another clip is shown from a Bill Cosby Show, a routine about quitting smoking with Herb Edelman. A  Youngster brought to the show, Brian Vernell, does the "Chicken Heart"  routine verbatim  right from a Bill Cosby comedy album.   

Frost is shocked to hear that Bill Cosby is planning to retire from show business, leaving his series after two seasons. Cosby states that he and his wife Camille plan to move to Massachusetts  where he will be enrolling in the University of Massachusetts. He would love to work with children as a teacher...his way. 

Note: Some slight transmission noise on track when originally broadcast, which while present does not diminish the clean direct line recording. 
                                                                
#2597: FLIP WILSON SHOW, THE
1971-01-28, WNBC, 52 min.
Bill Cosby, Nancy Wilson, Flip Wilson, Claudine Longet

September 17, 1970-June 27, 1974. A successful variety hour hosted by Flip Wilson.
#2216: DON KNOTTS SHOW, THE
1971-06-15, WCBS, 52 min.
Don Knotts, Bill Cosby, Elaine Joyce

September 15, 1970-July 6, 1971. Don Knotts headlined this variety series featuring Elaine Joyce, Frank Welker, John Dehner, Kenneth Mars, Eddy Carroll, Francis DeSales, Mickey Deems, Brad Logan, Fay DeWitt, Gary Burghoff and Bob Williams.
#5296: JACKSON 5 GOIN' BACK TO INDIANA, THE
1971-09-19, WABC, 52 min.
Bobby Darin, Bill Cosby, Diana Ross, The Jackson 5, Tommy Smothers, Bill Russell, Rosey Grier, Ben Davidson, Elgin Baylor, Elvin Hayes

The soul-rock music of the Jackson 5 is the main attraction in this prime time ABC special. Included: a lyrically bouncy basketball game pitting the Jackson 5 against basketball greats Elgin Baylor, Elvin Hayes, Bill Russell, pro-football players Ben Davidson and Rosey Grier.
#1104: DAVID FROST SHOW: 600TH BROADCAST, THE
1971-11-01, WNEW, 64 min.
Jack Benny, Danny Kaye, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, George Burns, Pearl Bailey, Bill Cosby, Bing Crosby, Elizabeth Taylor, David Frost, Richard Burton, Flip Wilson, Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli

A David Frost retrospective from previous shows: Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Maurice Chevalier, Bob Hope, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, George
Burns, Jack Benny, Liza Minnelli, Sophia Loren, Johnny Carson, Flip Wilson, Bill Cosby, Pearl Bailey, and Danny Kaye are viewed via video tape highlights.             
#4109: NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE
1972-01-01, WCBS, 52 min.
Pearl Bailey, Bill Cosby

September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.
#10000: GRAMMY AWARDS, 14TH ANNUAL THE
1972-03-13, ABC, 90 min.
Andy Williams, Mahalia Jackson, Bill Cosby, Leontyne Price, Freda Payne, Isaac Hayes, Tammy Wynette, Bill Evans, BB King, Carole King, Lou Adler, Carly Simon

The 14th Annual Grammy Awards from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Host: Andy Williams            
#4098: NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE
1972-09-25, WCBS, 52 min.
Tim Conway, Bill Cosby, Anthony Newley

September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.
#4099: NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE
1972-10-02, WCBS, 52 min.
Bill Cosby, Don Rickles

September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.
#4111: NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE
1972-10-09, WCBS, 52 min.
Diahann Carroll, Bill Cosby, Marty Feldman

September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.
#4112: NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE
1972-10-23, WCBS, 52 min.
Don Knotts, Bill Cosby, Bill Withers

September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.
#4115: NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE
1972-10-30, WCBS, 52 min.
Bill Cosby, Ray Charles, Teresa Graves

September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.
#4116: NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE
1972-11-13, WCBS, 52 min.
Connie Stevens, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor

September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.
#4104: NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE
1972-11-20, WCBS, 52 min.
Buddy Hackett, Bill Cosby, Roberta Flack

September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.
#4105: NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE
1972-11-27, WCBS, 52 min.
The Smothers Brothers, Bill Cosby, Maxine Weldon

September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.
#4100: NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE
1972-12-04, WCBS, 52 min.
Bill Cosby, Mark Spitz, Ike & Tina Turner

September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.
#4101: NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE
1972-12-11, WCBS, 52 min.
Tim Conway, Bill Cosby

September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.
#5259: HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS POPCORN MACHINE, THE
1972-12-13, WCBS, 52 min.
The Harlem Globetrotters, Bill Cosby, Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers, Dom DeLuise, Norm Crosby, Mama Cass Elliot, Teresa Graves, Ted Knight, Will Geer, Key Luke

Comedy-variety special, starring 18 members of the Harlem Globetrotters all-star basketball team and singer Teresa Graves, with guest performers.
#4108: NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE
1972-12-18, WCBS, 52 min.
George Kirby, Bill Cosby

September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.
#4113: NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE
1973-01-15, WCBS, 52 min.
George Kirby, Bill Cosby, Tina Turner, Marty Feldman, Ike & Tina Turner, Ike Turner, Sylver Family

September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.                          
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