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#5904: THREE FOR TONIGHT
1955-06-22, WCBS, 54 min.
Harry Belafonte, Gower Champion, Marge Champion

The three leads from the production of the Broadway musical revue star in this television adaptation. Complete broadcast. Has slight hum.
#6977C: BELAFONTE...NEW YORK 19, N.Y.
1960-11-20, CBS, 48 min.
Harry Belafonte, Gloria Lynne, Herb Levy, Contemporary String Quartet, John Lewis Modern Jazz Quartet

   This video taped SPECIAL presentation centers around Manhattan's theater district. Hosted by Harry Belafonte, the program features jazz singer Gloria Lynne, John Lewis and the Modern Jazz quartet; the Contemporary String Quartet, and Herb Levy and his penny whistle.           
#902: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: AN EVENING WITH HARRY BELAFONTE AT CARNEGIE HALL
1961-00-00, WABC, 58 min.
Don Lowe, Harry Belafonte

Highlights from April 19, 1959 and 1960 Carnegie Hall benefit performances by Harry
Belafonte with host Don Lowe presiding on the ABC Radio Network.             
#6959: JOHN F. KENNEDY INAUGURAL GALA
1961-01-19, N/A, 174 min.
Jimmy Durante, Joey Bishop, Gene Kelly, Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra, John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Mahalia Jackson, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Bette Davis, Harry Belafonte, Peter Lawford, Ethel Merman, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Lawrence Olivier, Frederick March

Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford star-studded gala and party fundraiser staged at the national Armory in Washington DC on the night before JFK's formal inauguration.                                       
#13568: EMMY AWARDS, 13TH PRIMETIME, THE
1961-05-16, NBC, min.
David Brinkley, Raymond Burr, Judith Anderson, Joey Bishop, Carol Burnett, Chet Huntley, Dick Powell, Robert Stack, Shirley Booth, Hedda Hopper, George Maharis, Fred Astaire, Barbara Stanwyck, Harry Belafonte, Maurice Evans, Martin Milner

Dick Powell and Joey Bishop are the hosts for the 13th Primetime Emmy Awards held in the Moulin Rogue Nightclub in Los Angeles, California.                                        
#1331: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: OPENING NIGHT, THE
1961-09-29, WNBC, 52 min.
Anna Moffo, Donald Voorhees, Harry Belafonte, Richard Tucker, Dorothy Collins

January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This musical series ran semiregularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra.
#13743: CELEBRITY TALENT SCOUTS
1962-08-25, CBS, 30 min.
Jim Backus, Harry Belafonte, Jack E. Leonard, Marty Allen and Steve Rossi

A summer replacement series hosted by
Sam Levenson in 1960,
August 1- September 26,

Jim Backus in 1962,
February 3, - September 11,

Merv Griffin in 1963,
July 2, - September 17, 

Art Linkletter in 1965, (ONE HOUR series)
June 22, - September 7.

Art Linkletter later hosted the program as a mid-season replacement for the Steve Lawrence Show, again in a one-hour format, titled Art Linkletter's Hollywood Talent Scouts from December 20, 1965 - September 5, 1966.   

Scouts include Allen and Rossi, Jack E. Leonard, and Harry Belafonte. 

Host: Jim Backus                                                                                      
#1345: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR, THE
1963-04-11, WNBC, 52 min.
Andres Segovia, Donald Voorhees, Harry Belafonte, Birgit Nilsson

January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This was the final broadcast of the season. This musical series ran semiregularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra.
#14276: CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH ON WASHINGTON, THE
1963-08-28, , 150 min.
Anthony Quinn, Frank McGee, Jackie Robinson, Martin Agronsky, Howard K. Smith, Lena Horne, Dick Gregory, Charlton Heston, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Marlon Brando, Robert Ryan, Ray Scherer, Ed Silverman, Gregory Peck, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Franciosa, Harry Belafonte, Marian Anderson, Bob Dylan, James Baldwin, Camilla Williams, Martin Luther King, Roy Wilkens, Lisa Howard, James Farmer, Strom Thurmond, Richard Bates, Eil Abel, Robert McCormack, Norman Thomas, Jim Groden, Russ Ward, Joe Michaels, Steve Cochran, Sidney Poiter, Ruby Dee, Patrick ODoyle, Daisy Bates, Rosa Parks, Floyd McKissick, Walter Reuther, A. Philip Randolph

SPECIAL REPORTS RECORDED ARE INTERLACED IN THESE AUDIO AIR CHECKS THROUGHOUT  THE DAY, STATIONS INTERRUPTING REGULAR PROGRAMMING, IN REAL TIME, AS EVENTS OCCUR. BROADCAST HEARD FROM WINS RADIO NEWS, ABC TELEVISION, WNBC RADIO, AND NBC TELEVISION. COVERAGE BEGINS AT 9:30 AM EASTERN STANDARD TIME. 

On the day of this unprecedented extraordinary March on Washington, an estimated  quarter of a million demonstrators planned to gather a the Washington Monument in the nation's capital. People from all walks of life and distances are taking part in a Jobs and Freedom March sponsored by six major civil-rights groups in the country. their goal: "A massive, peaceful and democratic demonstration as evidence of he need for the Federal government to take action on civil rights."

Howard K. Smith and Richard Bates report at the Lincoln Memorial. Ed Silverman reports on the parade march passing the White House, describing different groups who are marching. Jackie Robinson is heard...reports regarding the strength of the crowd now reaching 100,000 people...Eli Abel reports. Robert McCormack reports on Marian Anderson, singer. Advertisements  for Freedom Land and the new Jerry Lewis show, and  The Sunday Night Movie are heard. 

Frank McGee reports on the crowds as they reach the Lincoln Memorial. Ray Scherer at the Lincoln Memorial waiting for leaders to arrive anticipates the program will start at 1:30 pm. He describes details of the program. Martin Agronsky reports and interviews Norman Thomas of the Socialist Party, who praises the March. Richard Bates interviews Burt Lancaster. ABC NEWS journalist Lisa Howard interviews James Baldwin at the Washington Monument. He states that this day is a turning point, and that  "Americans will grow up." Report on the many buses arriving with people who are heard singing, "We Shall Overcome." At 11:20 am an up to the hour report from Jim Groden.

Russ Ward interviews Marlon Brando at the Lincoln Memorial (recorded earlier). Joe Michaels reports observations from a Mobile Unit during drive around the surrounding area of Washington D.C. Dick Gregory speaks to the crowd. Bob Dylan, Joan Biaz sing the spiritual song, "Hold ON." Burt Lancaster at the microphone..."The hour which we came approaches." He reads a scroll consisting of 1,500 supporters of the March. Announcements of the names of the speakers who will preside shortly are stated. Introduction of Harry Belafonte who reads some of the names on the scroll, including Marlon Brando, Tony Franciosa, Sammy Davis Jr., Steve Cochran, Robert Ryan, Sidney Poiter, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Paul Newman, Charlton Heston, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, others. Harry 
 Belafonte reads the pledge in its entirety, called "FREEDOM FOR ALL-THE AMERICAN DREAM." Marlon Brando is interviewed and states that "...all of us have been remiss in not voicing out..." On the podium Philip Randolph speaks, and introduces Camilla Williams who sings the National Anthem. Invocation by Patrick O'Doyle who sates, "This is the largest demonstration in the history of this nation." Additional reports from different stations. Miss Daisy Bates gives a special award to Rosa Parks. Walter Reuther speaks, as well as Floyd McKissick, National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality...speaking for James Farmer who is in prison.

Senator Strom Thurmond from South Carolina voices his opinions...thinks that the March on Washington is unnecessary! 

Howard K. Smith gives a commentary. Richard Bates reports, stating that the rally should wind up at around 4:40 pm. Freedom song is heard, "Freedom is Worth Shouting About." Mahalia Jackson sings a song requested by Dr. Martin Luther King, "I've Been Duped and I've Been Scared." A. Philip Randolph speaks abut the movement and those individuals whom have been devoted to the cause. Introduction of  "moral leader of our nation," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who gives his iconic 16 minute "I Have a Dream" speech.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
#14276B: MARCH ON WASHINGTON, THE
1963-08-28, WGBH, 900 min.
Jackie Robinson, John F. Kennedy, Mahalia Jackson, Dick Gregory, Burt Lancaster, Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte, Hubert Humphrey, Ralph Abernathy, Odetta, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Arthur Miller, Camilla Williams, John Lewis, Paul Douglas, Marion Anderson, Fred Shuttlesworth, Kenneth Keating, James Farmer, Roy Wilkins, Daisy Bates, Floyd McKissick, Walter Reuther, A. Philip Randolph, Whitney Young, George Geesey, Peter Paul & Mary, George W. Goodman, Bayard Rustin, John A. Volpe, Noman Thomas, Ralph Bunche, Len Chandler, Stuart Scharf, Eugene Carson Blake, Eva Jessye Choir, Joachim Prinz, Martin Luther King Jr., Benjamin E. Mays, G. Mennen Williams, Robert Rodeen, Isaiah Minkoff, Thomas Adwl Queener, Frank Abram Hale, Eliabeth Davis, Bill Cavness, William Higgs, Bob Genest, Josephine Baker

THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM - 1963 LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK (ERN). 

This 15 hour treasure of archived programming, retained by WGBH, has been processed, refined, improved with continuity (extraneous master material eliminated), by Phil Gries.

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was originally broadcast live across the Educational Radio Network (known as ERN, a precursor to NPR which established itself in 1971) on August 28, 1963. The coverage began at 9am and continued for 15 uninterrupted hours, until Midnight. The live broadcast was heard on 89.7 WGBH Boston Public Radio, a member of the network and an active participant in the broadcast.  

INCLUDED IN THE DAYS EVENTS AND RECORDED:

9am-10am-Introduction by anchor George Geesey, who reports from various locations by ERN staff. Pre-program entertainment from the stage at the Washington Monument grounds.

10am-11am-Interviews with participants, music from the stage Joan Baez, Peter, Paul & Mary, and Odetta. Segment also includes various interviews including with George W. Goodman, clergy from Acton, Mass., and an update from police headquarters.

11am-Noon-Bob Dylan sings. Comments from Bayard Rustin, Jackie Robinson. President John F Kennedy press conference clips, various on-the-spot interviews with marchers. 

Noon to 1:00pm-Reports of the actual March, along with pre-recorded "reflections" on the meaning of the march by Roy Wilkins. Pre-recorded interview with John A. Volpe, former Massachusetts governor. Interview with Norman Thomas. 

1:00pm-2:00pm-Interview with Marlon Brando. Pre-recorded interviews with Senator Paul Douglas (D-IL), Senator Kenneth Keating (R-NY), Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Josephine Baker, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Dr Ralph Bunche, and Dick Gregory. Bob Dylan sings Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Len Chandler and Stuart Scharf sing, "Keep Your Eyes On The Prize." Interviews with Burt Lancaster and Harry Belafonte.    

2:00pm-4:15pm - THE OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF THE MARCH:

Camilla Williams sings The National Anthem.
A. Philip Randolph introduction.
Daisy Bates speaks.
Dr. Eugene Carson Blake remarks.
Marion Anderson sings.
John Lewis speaks.
Walter Reuther remarks.
James Farmer (imprisoned) remarks read by Floyd McKissick). 
Eva Jessye Choir perform. 
Whitney Young remarks.
Roy Wilkins speaks
Mahalia Jackson sings.
Rabbi Joachim Prinz remarks.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. introduction by A. Philip Randolph.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks.
Bayard Rustin reads demands.
A. Philip Randolph reads pledge.
Dr. Benjamin E Mays of Morehouse College gives closing benediction.

4:15pm-5:30pm-Demonstrators leaving, clean-up logistics, singing replays of Bayard Rustin reading the list of demands and A. Philip Randolph reading the march pledge, pre-recorded comments by James Farmer, recorded interview with Senator Hubert Humphrey, recorded report with G. Mennen Williams, pre-recorded report form Voice of America reporter Robert Rodden, Isaiah Minkoff interview, follow-up on earlier report of food poisoning pre-recorded statement from Louis Fox. 

5:30pm-6:30pm-Commentaries on the march, problems of dispersal, pre-recorded telephone interview with Arthur Miller, live interview with Thomas Adel Queener (Ghana), discussion with psychiatrists Dr. Frank Abram Hale and Dr. Elizabeth Davis, press conference on White House meeting of top 10 march leaders with President John F. Kennedy.

6:30pm-7;00pm-Myron Spencer reports the news "Backgrounds." Myron Spence, director of the graduate school of business at Northeastern University with guest Dr. William C Kvaraceus, director of youth studies at the Lincoln Filenes Center and professor of education at Tufts University. 

7:00pm-9:00pm-WGBH's Bill Cavness introduces excerpts from the afternoon's official ceremony from the Lincoln Memorial.

9:00pm-10:30pm-Panel discussion on the implications of the Freedom March on Washington. Moderator Geoffrey Godsell, editorial writer for The Christian Science Monitor, with his guests, Heywood Burns, author of "The Voices of Negro Protest in America", William Higgs, civil rights consultant and representative of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on the Leadership Conference of Civil Rights, and William Goldsmith, assistant professor of politics at Brandies University. 

10:30pm-11:00pm-Reflections on The March by ERN reporters who covered it. Anchor George Geesey with Malcolm Davis, Arnold Shaw, Al Hulsen, Cal Mositer, Jeff Giley, and David Edwards. Bob Medgar Evers, Charles P. McLean, director of public relations for the E.O. Elks, and Massachusetts Attorney General, Edward Brook.

11:00-Midnight- One hour WGBH News retrospective. 

NOTE: The original archived complete 15 hour broadcast was recorded on 10 reels of 1/4" tape.  WGBH took the lead related to coverage, though it was basically hosted out of Washington, D.C. This affiliate station was more stable than many of  the others which were run mostly by college students. 

There are many compromised audio issues in the archived reels. Performances on stage in many cases were recorded at much lower volumes and many speeches were recorded "off mike." Similar issues related to the volume exist when reporters at the scene are talking and then vast changes in volume are heard when switching to anchors who would report on follow up details and the dissemination of events that were happening and scheduled to occur. 

The original recordings in some cases were poorly recorded in the first place at the time of the live broadcast. Whomever was controlling the sound mix of the varied broadcast audio feeds allowed, at times, for the ambiance of the crowd to overpower a performer on stage. 

There existed at the time during transfers, dubbing, etc. other recording issues related to the archived tapes themselves which created level inconsistencies. Also, it must be remembered that THE EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK at that time were comprised of NOT seasoned and experienced professionals like some of the other personnel employees working at the major networks.

Many of the above issues, related above, have been improved by Phil Gries after many hours of  equalizing and remastering the entire broadcast. What now exists as archived at Archival Television Audio, Inc.is the best version known to exist.  
                                                                                   
#14276C: CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH ON WASHINGTON, THE
1963-08-28, , 46 min.
Anthony Quinn, Frank McGee, Jackie Robinson, Martin Agronsky, Howard K. Smith, Lena Horne, Dick Gregory, Charlton Heston, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Marlon Brando, Robert Ryan, Ray Scherer, Ed Silverman, Gregory Peck, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Franciosa, Harry Belafonte, Marian Anderson, Bob Dylan, James Baldwin, Camilla Williams, Martin Luther King, Roy Wilkens, Lisa Howard, James Farmer, Strom Thurmond, Richard Bates, Eil Abel, Robert McCormack, Norman Thomas, Jim Groden, Russ Ward, Joe Michaels, Steve Cochran, Sidney Poiter, Ruby Dee, Patrick ODoyle, Daisy Bates, Rosa Parks, Floyd McKissick, Walter Reuther, A. Philip Randolph

*Highlights 
from ATA #14276 which runs 150 minutes. 
Some of the names notated here may be omitted from this condensed version which runs 46 minutes.

SPECIAL REPORTS RECORDED ARE INTERLACED IN THESE AUDIO AIR CHECKS THROUGHOUT  THE DAY, STATIONS INTERRUPTING REGULAR PROGRAMMING, IN REAL TIME, AS EVENTS OCCUR. BROADCAST HEARD FROM WINS RADIO NEWS, ABC TELEVISION, WNBC RADIO, AND NBC TELEVISION. COVERAGE BEGINS AT 9:30 AM EASTERN STANDARD TIME. 

On the day of this unprecedented extraordinary March on Washington, an estimated  quarter of a million demonstrators planned to gather a the Washington Monument in the nation's capital. People from all walks of life and distances are taking part in a Jobs and Freedom March sponsored by six major civil-rights groups in the country. their goal: "A massive, peaceful and democratic demonstration as evidence of he need for the Federal government to take action on civil rights."

Howard K. Smith and Richard Bates report at the Lincoln Memorial. Ed Silverman reports on the parade march passing the White House, describing different groups who are marching. Jackie Robinson is heard...reports regarding the strength of the crowd now reaching 100,000 people...Eli Abel reports. Robert McCormack reports on Marian Anderson, singer. Advertisements  for Freedom Land and the new Jerry Lewis show, and  The Sunday Night Movie are heard. 

Frank McGee reports on the crowds as they reach the Lincoln Memorial. Ray Scherer at the Lincoln Memorial waiting for leaders to arrive anticipates the program will start at 1:30 pm. He describes details of the program. Martin Agronsky reports and interviews Norman Thomas of the Socialist Party, who praises the March. Richard Bates interviews Burt Lancaster. ABC NEWS journalist Lisa Howard interviews James Baldwin at the Washington Monument. He states that this day is a turning point, and that  "Americans will grow up." Report on the many buses arriving with people who are heard singing, "We Shall Overcome." At 11:20 am an up to the hour report from Jim Groden.

Russ Ward interviews Marlon Brando at the Lincoln Memorial (recorded earlier). Joe Michaels reports observations from a Mobile Unit during drive around the surrounding area of Washington D.C. Dick Gregory speaks to the crowd. Bob Dylan, Joan Biaz sing the spiritual song, "Hold ON." Burt Lancaster at the microphone..."The hour which we came approaches." He reads a scroll consisting of 1,500 supporters of the March. Announcements of the names of the speakers who will preside shortly are stated. Introduction of Harry Belafonte who reads some of the names on the scroll, including Marlon Brando, Tony Franciosa, Sammy Davis Jr., Steve Cochran, Robert Ryan, Sidney Poiter, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Paul Newman, Charlton Heston, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, others. Harry 
 Belafonte reads the pledge in its entirety, called "FREEDOM FOR ALL-THE AMERICAN DREAM." Marlon Brando is interviewed and states that "...all of us have been remiss in not voicing out..." On the podium Philip Randolph speaks, and introduces Camilla Williams who sings the National Anthem. Invocation by Patrick O'Doyle who sates, "This is the largest demonstration in the history of this nation." Additional reports from different stations. Miss Daisy Bates gives a special award to Rosa Parks. Walter Reuther speaks, as well as Floyd McKissick, National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality...speaking for James Farmer who is in prison.

Senator Strom Thurmond from South Carolina voices his opinions...thinks that the March on Washington is unnecessary! 

Howard K. Smith gives a commentary. Richard Bates reports, stating that the rally should wind up at around 4:40 pm. Freedom song is heard, "Freedom is Worth Shouting About." Mahalia Jackson sings a song requested by Dr. Martin Luther King, "I've Been Duped and I've Been Scared." A. Philip Randolph speaks abut the movement and those individuals whom have been devoted to the cause. Introduction of  "moral leader of our nation," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who gives his iconic 16 minute "I Have a Dream" speech.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
#14279: ''AMERICAN REVOLUTION OF '63 THE"
1963-09-02, NBC, min.
David Brinkley, Chet Huntley, Jackie Robinson, Nelson Rockefeller, James Meredith, Bruce Catton, Harry Belafonte, William Scranton, Malcolm X, Roy Wilkens, Martin Luther King, Jr., Orval Faubus, George Romney, Ross Barnett, A. Philip Randolph

A three-hour report on the current battle for civil rights and its historical background. Included are interviews with black leaders Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, Roy Wilkens, A. Philip Randolph, Harry Belafonte, and Jackie Robinson. Also appearing are Governor George Wallace, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Orval Faubus, Bruce Catton, George Romney, and William Scranton. Also heard is Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett. An Emmy nominee as "Program Of The Year.". 

Heard is a promo for the NBC Huntley-Brinkley report. Promotion of new half-hour report.                                                  
#639: ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE
1964-03-29, WCBS, 27 min.
Ed Sullivan, Jack Carter, The Kessler Twins, Harry Belafonte

Ed Sullivan's performing guests are the Kessler Twins, Jack Carter, and Harry Belafonte.
#1364: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR, THE
1964-05-19, WNBC, 52 min.
Donald Voorhees, Harry Belafonte, George London, Grant Johannessen, Woody Herman

January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This musical series ran semiregularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra.
#693: LES CRANE SHOW, THE NEW
1964-08-03, WABC, 62 min.
Robert Preston, Les Crane, Celeste Holm, Harry Belafonte, Ricardo Montalban, Mel Brooks

The Premiere Pilot show on National Nighttime ABC Television is broadcast. Les Crane's guests include Harry Belafonte, Ricardo Montalban, Robert Preston, Celeste Holm and Mel Brooks, who does a satirical recap of tonight's broadcast.             
#971: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: GREAT MOMENTS, THE
1965-04-27, WNBC, 52 min.
Maurice Chevalier, Robert Preston, Harry Belafonte, Joan Sutherland, Clifford Curzon, Mel Brandt

Bell Telephone Hour celebrates its silver anniversary with five "great moments" from previous broadcasts. Performers include Harry Belafonte, Maurice Chevalier, Robert Preston, Joan Sutherland and Clifford Curzon. Announcer is Mel Brandt.
#1827: DANNY KAYE SHOW, THE
1965-09-15, WCBS, 52 min.
Danny Kaye, Harry Belafonte, Nana Mouskouri

September 25, 1963-June 7, 1967. Danny Kaye hosted his own Wednesday-night variety hour for four seasons. Regulars included Harvey Korman, four-year-old Victoria Meyerink & youngster Laurie Ichino.
#5461: STROLLING '20s, THE
1966-02-21, WCBS, 52 min.
George Kirby, Diahann Carroll, Nipsey Russell, Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Duke Ellington, Gloria Lynne, Brownie McGhee

Musical-variety, evoking the tempo, feeling and spirit of New York's Harlem in the 1920's.
#7415: STROLLING '20S, THE
1966-02-21, WCBS, 00 min.
George Kirby, Diahann Carroll, Nipsey Russell, Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Duke Ellington, Gloria Lynne, Brownie McGhee

Musical-variety, evoking the tempo, feeling and spirit of New York's Harlem in the 1920's.  

Dupe Of Number 5461.                         
#6949A: ABC STAGE 67; A TIME FOR LAUGHTER
1967-04-06, ABC, ?? min.
Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, Diahann Carroll, Richard Pryor, Harry Belafonte, Godfrey Cambridge, Moms Mabley, Diana Sands

September 14, 1966 - May 11, 1967. A potpourri of assorted specials with no regular host. Included were variety, dramas, and occasional documentaries.


Produced by Harry Belafonte


                                                             
#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.                                   
#753B: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE: SUBSTITUTE HOST, HARRY BELAFONE
1968-02-06, NBC, 25 min.
Johnny Carson, Zero Mostel, Ed McMahon, Harry Belafonte, Nancy Walker, Ken White

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 57 total minutes related to all five 90 minute broadcasts survive as video (Dr. Martin Luther King, appearing on the fourth night, 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, 53 minutes of which are unique...erased by NBC. 

This second show of five consecutive broadcast nights. Joined in progress.

Ed McMahon introduces Harry Belafonte who sings "Rock Island Line." Belafonte reads comments from Johnny Carson regarding his opening night. Harry and Ed McMahon discuss events. Harry Belafonte states what a privilege it is to be hosting The Tonight Show and the feeling of power sitting behind Johnny's desk.  Belafonte narrates home movies of his recent vacation with his family to Jamaica. He lauds  his friend Ken White water skiing at Cyprus Gardens. Movies of his wife, six year old daughter and son. Harry states that he loves this vacation location because it is the only place where he does not get "bugged" for autographs. Ed McMahon does a live commercial for Peter Pan Peanut Butter. First guest Zero Mostel is introduced. He tells Harry Belafone that he is glad to see him hosting The Tonight Show. He talks about his performances in Fiddler On The Roof. Commercials are telecast including Nancy Walker for Dow Bathroom Cleaner, Compose for nervous tension, and Fleishman's Corn Oil. There is a promo for The Fred Astaire Show special to be televised on NBC.   

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.                      
#9083: PETULA CLARK SPECIAL, THE
1968-04-02, NBC, 60 min.
Harry Belafonte, Petula Clark

A television showcase for singer Petula Clark in which she sings a number of her hit songs and is joined by singer Harry Belafonte.          
#4630: SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR, THE
1968-09-29, WCBS, 52 min.
Harry Belafonte, Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Mama Cass Elliot

February 5, 1967-June 8, 1969. "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" was a breath of fresh air, but to CBS the Smothers Brothers seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the wrong things to say.
#9746: TONY AWARDS 23RD ANNUAL, THE
1969-04-20, NBC, 180 min.
Leslie Uggams, Alan King, Zero Mostel, Jack Lemmon, Gwen Verdon, Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll, Robert Preston, Robert Morse, Lauren Bacall, Shelley Winters, Vanessa Redgrave, Patty Duke, Harry Belafonte, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Benjamin, Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Godfrey Cambridge, Paula Prentiss, Arthur Miller

The 23rd Annual Tony Awards is telecast live from the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York City.

Hosts: Diahann Carroll and Alan King. 

1969 marked the first year scenes from the nominated plays were presented.             
#8127: JULIE ANDREWS SPECIALS
1969-11-09, WABC, 52 min.
Harry Belafonte, Julie Andrews

Music and songs with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte.  

Dupe Of # 3503                         
#3503: JULIE ANDREWS SPECIALS
1969-11-09, WABC, 52 min.
Harry Belafonte, Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews Special
Music and songs with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte.
#7180: "HARRY AND LENA": HARRY BELAFONTE AND LENA HORNE
1970-03-22, ABC, 00 min.
Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte

Harry and Lena is a 1970 studio album made into a television special.                         
#3491: JULIE ANDREWS HOUR, THE
1972-11-29, WABC, 52 min.
Alice Ghostley, Harry Belafonte, Rich Little, Julie Andrews, Sivuca

September 13, 1972-April 28, 1973. Variety hour hosted by musical comedy star Julie Andrews and featuring Alice Ghostley and Rich Little.
#2626: FLIP WILSON SHOW, THE
1973-10-25, WNBC, 52 min.
Burns & Schreiber, Harry Belafonte, Flip Wilson

September 17, 1970-June 27, 1974. A successful variety hour hosted by Flip Wilson.
#5075: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: JUBILEE
1976-03-26, WNBC, 78 min.
Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Mahalia Jackson, Steve Lawrence, Maurice Chevalier, The New Christy Minstrels, Andre Previn, Robert Preston, Fred Astaire, Burl Ives, The Kingston Trio, Bing Crosby, Andres Segovia, Harry Belafonte, Joan Sutherland, Donald O'Connor, Anthony Newley, Van Cliburn, Duke Ellington, Eydie Gorme, Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli, Roy Clark, Ben Vereen, Les Paul, Erroll Garner, Marvin Hamlisch, Rudolf Nureyev, Mary Ford, Carl Sandburg, Roy Bolger, Pablo Casals, Gower Champion, Marge Champion, Peggy Fleming

Bing Crosby & Liza Minnelli bring together many of the greatest entertainers in the history of television on the 100th anniversary of the telephone.
#9943: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: JUBILEE
1976-03-26, WNBC, 78 min.
Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Mahalia Jackson, Steve Lawrence, Maurice Chevalier, The New Christy Minstrels, Andre Previn, Robert Preston, Fred Astaire, Burl Ives, The Kingston Trio, Bing Crosby, Andres Segovia, Harry Belafonte, Joan Sutherland

Bing Crosby & Liza Minnelli bring together many of the greatest entertainers in the history of television on the 100th anniversary of the telephone. 

Duplicate of #5050 and #5075.             
#10015A: GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, 34TH ANNUAL, THE
1977-01-29, NBC, 90 min.
Carol Burnett, Sophia Loren, Jack Jones, Tom Bosley, Henry Winkler, Shelley Winters, Paul Williams, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Raquel Welch, Mary Tyler Moore, Harry Belafonte, Mel Brooks, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Charo, Lee Majors, Rita Moreno, Penny Marshall, Anson Williams, Darleen Carr, Cindy Williams, Gavin MacLeod, Karen Valentine, Paul Michael Glaser, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lynda Carter, Kate Jackson, Edward Asner, Roy Scheider, Michael Douglas, Piper Laurie, Faye Dunaway, Maureen OHara, Peter Finch, Slyvester Stallone, Jodie Foster, Katherine Ross, Farrah Fawcett, Nick Nolte, Peter Strauss, Jill Ireland, John Cassavetes, Jessica Lange, Al Molinaro, Gena Rowlands, Cybil Sheperd, Jan-Michael Vincent, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Stephanie Zimbalist

The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards for 1976 are presented.

Host: Harry Belafonte.

                                     
#7598: AMERICA SALUTES THE QUEEN
1977-11-29, NBC, 180 min.
Bob Hope, Paul Anka, Alan King, Shirley MacLaine, Harry Belafonte, Rich Little, Julie Andrews, Tommy Cooper, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Rudolph Nureyev, Brotherhood Of Man, Martin Lee, Yoko Morishita, Lee Sheridan, Sandra Stevens, Nicky Stevens

Bob Hope is host for the 25 year salute to the reign of Queen Elizabeth 11 from the London Palladium.            
#4016: MUPPET SHOW, THE
1979-02-19, WCBS, 27 min.
The Muppets, Harry Belafonte, Jim Henson

1976-1981 (Syndicated). The Muppets, created by Jim Henson and company, starred in their own half-hour comedy-variety show. Each week a guest celebrity appeared. The most popular first-run syndicated series in TV history.
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