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#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).
                                                  
#587: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-01-08, WABC, 51 min.
Barry Sullivan, Les Crane, Jan Sterling, Dave Garroway

On this telephone talk show, guests are Dave Garroway, Barry Sullivan and Jan Sterling.
#598: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-01-31, WABC, 38 min.
Les Crane, Randolph Wicker, Morton Getman, Sandor Loran

Les Crane's guests Randolph Wicker, Morton Getman, and Dr. Sandor Loran take phone calls related to homosexuality.
#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.
#628: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-03-00, WABC, 51 min.
Les Crane, Lena Levine

Dr. Lena Levine takes phone calls relating to the subject of "The Frigid Wife."
#628A: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-03-00, WABC, 51 min.
Les Crane, Dr. Tilla Vahanian, Lynn Cher, Gail Greene

Author Gail Greene, psychotherapist Dr. Tilla Vahanian and Miss Lynn Cher take phone calls related to the subject: "Sex And The College Girl."
#635: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-03-01, WABC, 51 min.
Otto Preminger, Les Crane, Keir Dullea

Guest Otto Preminger and Keir Dullea answer phone calls from viewers.
#638: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-03-28, WABC, 60 min.
Don Knotts, Andy Griffith, Milt Kamen, Merv Griffin, Les Crane

Les Crane's guests are Merv Griffin and Don Knotts who answer phone calls from viewers including Andy Griffith and Milt Kamen.
#656: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-05-22, WABC, 51 min.
Les Crane, William Haddad, Scott Stanley

The subject for this show is "The John Birch Society." Les Crane's guests are William Haddad, former director of the Peace Core, and Scott Stanley, managing editor of the magazine, "American Opinion," published by the John Birch Society.
#661: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-05-30, WABC, 54 min.
Jayne Mansfield, Milt Kamen, Merv Griffin, Abbe Lane, Les Crane

Jayne Mansfield, who replaces scheduled guest Abbe Lane, joins other guests, Merv Griffin and Milt Kamen on this late night phone-in live talk show.
#682: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-07-11, WABC, 54 min.
Joanne Woodward, Les Crane, Sydney Chaplin

Guests on this live day time phone-in talk show are Joanne Woodward and Sydney Chaplin. The mother of Della Reese calls the show.
#688: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-07-25, WABC, 50 min.
Les Crane, Lena Levine

A follow-up to her previous appearance in March, Psychiatrist and Gynecologist Dr. Lena Levine takes phone calls related to "The Frigid Wife."
#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.             
#694: LES CRANE SHOW, THE NEW
1964-08-04, WABC, 22 min.
Jackie Robinson, Les Crane, Barry Goldwater, Shelley Winters, William F. Buckley Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson

It's a heated discussion about Presidential Candidate Barry Goldwater with guests Jackie Robinson, Shelley Winters and William F. Buckley Jr. The program is interrupted for 8 minutes by an ABC News Bulletin from the White House. President Lyndon B. Johnson talks to the American People concerning the Gulf of Tonkin attack and USA intervention. Prior to resuming "The Les Crane Show," the network plays "The National Anthem," a patriotic gesture of the era.
#695: LES CRANE SHOW, THE NEW
1964-08-05, WABC, 48 min.
John F. Kennedy, Les Crane, Marguerite Oswald, Melvin Belli, Lee Harvey Oswald, Mel Brooks

A debate between attorney Melvin Belli and Marguerite Oswald, mother of Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, eight and half months earlier.  

During the show Les Crane states that this program is his most important, and a breakthrough in television history broadcasting. 

NOTE: 
Mel Brooks, who listened to this tape in 2012, stated that he did not remember doing this show. He in fact does appear and contributes a rare serious editorial recap at the end of the broadcast. 

Archival Television Audio, Inc. sold to Shout Factory a number of "lost" Mel Brooks TV appearances used in their 2012 release of "The Incredible Mel Brooks," a five DVD and one CD box set.           
#696: LES CRANE SHOW, THE NEW
1964-08-06, WABC, 47 min.
Shelley Berman, Mort Sahl, Les Crane, Hugh Heffner, Rona Jaffe, Richard Burton, Mel Brooks

"Morals in America Today" is discussed by guests Hugh Heffner, Rona Jaffe, Shelley Berman and Mort Sahl. Richard Burton discusses his career in a separate segment and Mel Brooks does an editorial recap of tonight's show.
#V1: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-11-09, WABC, 20 min.
Les Crane

 Premiere of THE LES CRANE SHOW which is the first weekly telecast Nationally televised talk show to compete against THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON. 

Guest is Madalyn Murray O'Hare, American activist supporting atheism and separation of church and state, who founded the American Atheists, serving as its president from 1963 to 1986. 

On this premiere show O'Hare discuses the Supreme Court decision on prayer ban in Public Schools.                          
#V2: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-11-30, WABC, 21 min.
Les Crane, Max Rafferty, Bernard Levin

  Les Crane's guests are Dr. Max Rafferty, and Mr. Bernard Levin           
#SS1: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1964-12-02, WABC, 13 min.
Les Crane, Malcolm X

  Les Crane's guests is Malcolm X.

Note:some audio variation (hum) but very discernible and rare.                        
#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.
#V4: NIGHTLIFE
1965-09-01, ABC, 2 min.
David Susskind, Les Crane

  Les Crane with David Susskind who tells a joke.                                                                           
#V3: NIGHTLIFE
1965-09-27, ABC, 10 min.
Oscar Levant, Les Crane

  Les Crane interviews Oscar Levant.                                                              
#V5: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1968-01-15, WNEW, min.
Les Crane, Timothy Leary, Max Rafferty

 PREMIERE OF THE LES CRANE SHOW which airs five nights a week for one hour. Broadcast locally from New York on WNEW Channel 5 New York. Again,Crane's tenure in this format, late night, competing against Johnny Carson's Tonight Show on NBC as well as The Joey Bishop Show on ABC, would not last as ratings never climbed. The show ended seven and half months after it began with the final broadcast, September 6, 1968, ending Les Crane's television talk show career which began in New York only five years before...totaling in that span of time only 22 months of actual broadcasting. 

 Les Crane's guests are Timothy Leary and Max Rafferty who debate the topic of drugs.                                                               
#V6: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1968-01-31, WNEW, min.
Les Crane

A pro and con discussion on the Viet Nam war.                                    
#AC1: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1968-03-19, WNEW, 50 min.
Les Crane, Stephen M. Burmingham, Bill Kramer, Jack Hirshman

A discussion on the subject of "Rich Jews." Panel, Rabbi Bill Kramer, Stephen M. Burmingham, and Jack Hirshman. 

  A rare complete Les Crane Show broadcast archived on video in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc.                                              
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