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#5942A: PANAMA HATTIE
1954-11-10, WCBS, 54 min.
Art Carney, Jack E. Leonard, Ethel Merman, Ray Middletown, Karin Wolfe, Neil Hamilton, Joseph Macauley, Betty O'Neill

Presented on "THE BEST OF BROADWAY." Ethel Merman reprises her Broadway role from the 1940 Cole Porter musical about a singer's efforts to impress the scion of Philadelphia society. Betty Furness contributes to the live commercials.
#5893: BABES IN TOYLAND
1954-12-18, WNBC, 80 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Wally Cox, Dave Garroway, Barbara Cook, Dennis Day, Ellen Barrie

Presented on "MAX LIEBMAN PRESENTS." This version is a lost television broadcast. Reprising the role of Santa Claus is Dave Garroway, who tells a young girl left in a department store the story of "Babes In Toyland."
#7093: ED SULLIVAN SHOW
1958-05-18, WCBS, 00 min.
Ed Sullivan, Carol Lawrence, Sophie Tucker, Maurice Chevalier, Kim Sisters, Jack E. Leonard, West Point Glee Club

             
#22: CAMPY'S CORNER
1960-05-14, WPIX, 23 min.
Roy Campanella, Chris Schenkel, Roger Maris, Al Kaline, Jack E. Leonard

Roy Campanella and co-host Chris Schenkel chat with comedian Jack E. Leonard and newly acquired New York Yankee Roger Maris and Detroit Tiger great Al Kaline. This "lost" television broadcast contains the earliest known interview with Maris as a N.Y. Yankee.
#104: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-07-24, WNBC, 81 min.
Jack Paar, Jonathan Winters, Bob and Ray, Jack E. Leonard, Joe Garagiola, Frank Verna

Substitute host Jonathan Winters welcomes guests Bob and Ray, Jack E. Leonard, and Joe Garagiola.
#118: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1961-08-15, WNBC, 14 min.
Jack Paar, Jack E. Leonard

Jack Paar's guest is Jack E. Leonard.
#6980e: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-03-29, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Joey Bishop, Jack E. Leonard, Alexander King, Richard M. Nixon, Bob Hope, Ed Sullivan, Dorothy Kilgallen, George Burns, Buddy Hackett, Nipsey Russell, Robert Morley, Walter Winchell, Tallulah Bankhead, Jose Melies, Dr. Rev. Billy Graham

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 
 
  FINAL FIRST RUN TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR.

 During the four and half years Jack Paar hosed the Tonight Show he clocked approximately 24,000 hours of programming of which only less than .1% survives!!! No video tapes survive. No color episodes survive. Only an handful of black and white kinescopes are extant.

What does survive is only a total of 13 hours archived by Paley Center for Media, Library of Congress, and UCLA Film & Television, combined. 

The greatest number of surviving broadcast TV Audio Air Checks in the country, representing THE JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW, is archived by ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO, INC. (34 hours). 

Among Jack's many guests on this final first run broadcast are Jack E. Leonard who opens the show. He acts as host for the first 15 minutes..introduces, many celebrities in the audience including Tom Poston, Sam Levenson, Selma Diamond, Jack Haskell and Max Asnas of the Stage Delicatessen. Jose Melies plays all of the familiar theme songs associated with Jack Paar. Hugh Downs reads excerpts for Abel Green's column "Variety' about the show and Jack.  Alexander King, and Buddy Hackett are live guests. On film Hugh Downs introduces good bye salutations from George Burns, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Richad M. Nixon, Tallulah Bankhead, Joey Bishop, Robert Morley, Nipsey Russell, and Rev. Dr. Billy Graham. . In Jack's last monologue he reminisces about his feuds with Walter Winchell, Dorothy Kilgallen and Ed Sullivan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
#183: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1962-03-29, WNBC, 43 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Jack E. Leonard, Alexander King, Robert Merrill, Buddy Hackett

Jack Paar makes his farewell appearance. Many guest stars from past shows join Jack, including Jack E. Leonard, Buddy Hackett, Robert Merrill, Alexander King and co-host Hugh Downs.
#229: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST JACK E. LEONARD, THE
1962-07-23, WNBC, 40 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Jimmy Dean, Katherine Leonard, George Montgomery

Guests are Jimmy Dean, George Montgomery and Jack E. Leonard's wife, Katherine Leonard.
#253: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST HAL MARCH, THE
1962-08-28, WNBC, 42 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Mamie Van Doren, Sugar Ray Robinson, Alan Gale, Hal March

Guests are Mamie Van Doren, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jack E. Leonard and Alan Gale.
#272: TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST DONALD O'CONNOR, THE
1962-09-28, WNBC, 19 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Donald O'Connor

Donald O'Connor's guest is Jack E. Leonard.
#298: MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, THE
1962-11-01, WNBC, 32 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Merv Griffin, Ann Sothern

Merv Griffin's guests on his first talk show day time series are Jack E. Leonard and Ann Sothern.
#7215: JACK PAAR PROGRAM, THE
1963-01-11, NBC, 00 min.
Jack Paar, Jimmy Dean, John Scarne, Betty Johnson, Jack E. Leonard

Dupe Of 355.                                                          
#355: JACK PAAR PROGRAM, THE
1963-01-11, WNBC, 42 min.
Jack Paar, Jack E. Leonard, Jimmy Dean, John Scarne

Jack Paar's guests are Jack E. Leonard, Jimmy Dean, and card expert John Scarne.
#388: MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, THE
1963-02-12, WNBC, 28 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Merv Griffin, Leo Genn, Al Capp, Joey Forman

Merv Griffin's guests are Jack E. Leonard, Leo Genn, Al Capp and Joey Forman.
#415: MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, THE
1963-03-05, WNBC, 20 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Merv Griffin, Lou Holtz

Merv Griffin's guests are Jack E. Leonard and Lou Holtz.
#532: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1963-10-26, WABC, 42 min.
Rudy Vallee, Jack E. Leonard, Milt Kamen, Les Crane, Joyce Davidson

Les Crane hosts this live 1:00 AM late night phone-in talk show with guests Milt Kamen, Jack E. Leonard and Joyce Davidson. Rudy Vallee phones the show and talks to the guests. 
He especially criticizes Leonard for using incorrect grammar when speaking on the show.

Debut of program was September 16, 1963. For the first month the title of the telecast was NIGHT LINE...LES CRANE. Beginning on October 18, 1963 the title was changed to THE LES CRANE SHOW. 

These late night LIVE broadcasts were aired Monday thru Friday. on local station WABC New York. Beginning December 6, 1963 late night broadcasts aired Tuesday thru Saturday. Also, another time slot opened for Crane with a similar format airing on WABC in the afternoon...a one hour version broadcast from 1:30-2:30pm, five days a week, and again returning to late night broadcasting usually 1am to 2:00am after the WABC late movie, THE BEST OF BROADWAY. This TALK SHOW / PHONE IN version of The Les Crane Show concluded its final broadcast  on July 31, 1964.

On August 3, 4, 5, 6, & 8, 1964 THE NEW LES CRANE SHOW premiered...a five program trial rivaling Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW.  It was Nationally televised and it is considered the FIRST network talk show program to compete with THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON. On November 9, 1964 THE LES CRANE SHOW premiered and aired regularly weeknights on the ABC network, opposite Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW.
After 14 weeks, and low ratings, this series ended with its last telecast airing on February 26, 1965. Les Crane's late night network career was over, and never to be resumed Nationally.

ABC renamed their late night time slot NIGHTLIFE, premiering on February 29, 1965.This one hour forty five minute weekly late night talk series showcased guest hosts. This series run  lasted four months, the last broadcast airing on June 25, 1965. Guest hosts included: Shelley Berman, Pat Boone, Jack Carter, Allan Sherman, Dave Garroway, Bill Cullen, William B. Williams (announcer of this series run), Eddy Arnold, Dale Robetson, Dick Shawn, Louis Nye, & Jan Murray. 

Form June 28 to October 22, 1965 Les Crane returned to this time slot...the series title remaining, NIGHTLIFE. Les Crane no longer was a solo host. He co-hosted with Dave Garroway, and Nippsy Russell.

Two years later, Les Crane returned to local late night television appearing for eight months on WNEW channel 5 in New York 11:15pm - 12:15am from January 15, 1968 changing time slots on July 8, 1968, 11:45pm - 12:45pm. Final show aired on September 6, 1968, and it was the last time Les Crane would host a late night television talk show.   

NOTE: A two hour radio broadcast profiling Les Crane, including TV Audio Air Check Crane highlights from the ATA archive can be listend to in its entirety. It appears on the ATA website under the link TV CONFIDENTIAL. The segment (SOUNDS OF LOST TELEVISION) was recorded in Pasadena California and aired in 2014 with host Ed Roberton, and guest Phil Gries. 

NOTE: Most all of Les Crane's cumulative 26 months of broadcasting as a talk show host is today non-existent. Tapes were destroyed, erased and whereabouts unknown. The 25 television air checks archived in the Archival Television Audio, Inc. library is the most known Les Crane broadcast records to exist in the country.
 
Extant examples existing elsewhere include two broadcast kinescopes archived by The Paley Center for Media (one from 1967, and the other, a broadcast from January 31, 1968 titled "Rich Jews." There is archived at UCLA FILM & TV ARCHIVE four extant examples related to Les Crane, including a 45 minute compilation demo/presentation reel with clips from the New Les Crane Show trial run (Aug. 1964).
                                                  
#550: RED SKELTON HOUR, THE
1963-11-12, WCBS, 29 min.
Red Skelton, Jack E. Leonard

Guest Jack E. Leonard joins Red Skelton in a sketch entitled "It's So Nice To Have A Louse Around The House."
#609: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-02-17, WABC, 53 min.
Bobby Darin, Jack E. Leonard, Merv Griffin, Les Crane

Guests on this live telephone talk show are Jack E. Leonard and Bobby Darin. Merv Griffin phones in as well as viewers with questions for Les Crane's guests.
#633: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND
1964-03-22, WNEW, 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.
#4200: PERRY COMO SHOW, THE
1964-05-21, WNBC, 54 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Roberta Peters, 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.
#669: CELEBRITY GAME, THE
1964-06-14, WNBC, 26 min.
Cliff Arquette, Jack E. Leonard, Carl Reiner, Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, Pamela Tiffin, Anne Baxter, Tommy Sands, MacDonald Carey, Nancy Sinatra

Host Carl Reiner welcomes celebrity guests Howard Duff, Ida Lupino, Cliff Arquette, Pamela Tiffin, Jack E. Leonard, Anne Baxter, MacDonald Carey, Nancy Sinatra and Tommy Sands to this primetime quiz show.
#723: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
1964-12-11, NBC, 28 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon

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 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.

Johnny Carson's guest is Jack E. Leonard. Ed McMahon is co-host.
#727: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1965-01-31, WABC, 10 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Les Crane, Abe Burrows

Les Crane's guests are Jack E. Leonard and Abe Burrows.
#2306: ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE
1967-11-12, WCBS, 52 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Connie Francis, Ed Sullivan, Johnny Mathis, Al Hirt, Shelley Berman, Jane Morgan, The Beatles, John Byner, The Doodletown Pipers, The Turtles, Joan Rivers, The Pickle Brothers, Lana Cantrell, Togana

June 20, 1948-June 6, 1971. Television's longest-running variety show ran on Sunday nights for twenty-three years. Its host, Ed Sullivan.
#2304: ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE
1968-03-03, WCBS, 52 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Ed Sullivan, Alan King, Morecambe & Wise, Lou Rawls, The First Edition, Joan Rivers, Sergio Franchi, Dana Valery

June 20, 1948-June 6, 1971. Television's longest-running variety show ran on Sunday nights for twenty-three years. Its host, Ed Sullivan.
#4620: SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR, THE
1968-10-27, WCBS, 52 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, David Steinberg, The Everly Brothers, The New Day Singers

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.

After the telecast of October 27, 1968 (from which a David Steinberg "sermonette" had generated much critical mail), CBS took the then unusual step of demanding that a tape of each upcoming show be prescreened for network affiliates by closed circuit.
#3119: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1969-02-08, WCBS, 52 min.
Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Jack E. Leonard, Sheila MacRae, The Lennon Sisters, George Gobel, Jane Kean

September 29, 1962-September 12, 1970. Jackie Gleason was a fixture on CBS for most of two decades. In the fall of 1962 Gleason was back to a Saturday slot, which he occupied for another eight seasons. From 1962 to 1966 it was called "Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine," and featured topical comedy sketches as well as musical numbers. One of Gleason's characters, Joe the Bartender, appeared regularly. Addressing the camera as his patron, Joe told a few jokes before calling out the tipsy Crazy Guggenheim from the back room. Guggenheim, played by Frank Fontaine, traded quips with Joe and then sang a song. Sue Ann Langdon was also featured regularly. In 1966 Gleason moved the operation to Miami Beach. The show was retitled "The Jackie Gleason Show." For the first time in almost a decade, production of "The Honeymooners" was resumed. Gleason was reunited with Art Carney; Sheila MacRae and Jane Kean were added to play Alice and Trixie. Many of these later "Honeymooners" sketches ran a full hour, and the accent was now on music.
#5103: BOB HOPE SPECIAL, THE
1969-09-22, WNBC, 52 min.
Steve Allen, Jack E. Leonard, Danny Thomas, Bill Dana, Phil Silvers, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Johnny Carson, Jack Carter, Jerry Colonna, Red Buttons, Shelley Berman, Buddy Hackett, Wally Cox, Nipsey Russell, Richard Deacon, Shecky Greene, Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Soupy Sales, Marty Allen, George Gobel, Pat Paulsen

Some of Bob's fellow comedians join him for an hour of comedy.
#3074: HOLLYWOOD PALACE, THE
1969-10-25, WABC, 52 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Sid Caesar, Nancy Ames, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Engelbert Humperdinck, Lonnie Donegan

January 4, 1964-February 7, 1970. This hour-long variety series was a midseason replacement for "The Jerry Lewis Show."
#2413: ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK SHOW, THE
1970-04-29, WABC, 52 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Juliet Prowse, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jack Wild, Blue Mink

January 21, 1970-September 19, 1970. An hour-long variety series taped in London and hosted by British pop star Engelbert Humperdinck.
#1822: COMEDY TONIGHT
1970-08-16, WCBS, 52 min.
George Jessel, Jack E. Leonard, Robert Klein

July 5, 1970-August 23, 1970. A summer replacement for "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour," this hour comedy-variety series was hosted by Robert Klein. Regulars included Marty Barris, Peter Boyle, Barbara Cason, MacIntyre Dixon, Boni Enten, Judy Graubart, Laura Greene, Madeline Kahn, Jerry Lacy, and Lynn Lipton.
#1820: COMEDY TONIGHT
1970-08-23, WCBS, 52 min.
Jack E. Leonard, Robert Klein

July 5, 1970-August 23, 1970. A summer replacement for "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour," this hour comedy-variety series was hosted by Robert Klein. Regulars included Marty Barris, Peter Boyle, Barbara Cason, MacIntyre Dixon, Boni Enten, Judy Graubart, Laura Greene, Madeline Kahn, Jerry Lacy, and Lynn Lipton.
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