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  • IRVING BERLIN'S 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (TV)

    (May 27, 1988)

    Filmed before a live audience at Carnegie Hall, this tribute to composer Irving Berlin is hosted by Shirley MacLaine, who opens the program with the song "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy." Walter Cronkite gives a brief overview of Berlin's career and introduces ...

  • PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA, THE: PRODUCERS CIRCLE: BROADWAY MEDIA: GEORGE GERSHWIN AND KAY SWIFT: AN EVENING OF SONG AND TELEVISION {LONG VERSION}

    (May 15, 2008)

    One in a series of evenings and special screenings presented as part of The Paley Center for Media?s Producer?s Circle series. This evening honors George Gershwin and Kay Swift, influential composers and romantic partners for a decade. Pat Mitchell (Pr...

  • STAGE STRUCK {LILO, EVA MARIE SAINT, PAT ROONEY II, ROSALIND RUSSELL, EDITH ADAMS, SHIRLEY BOOTH, ARTHUR SCHWARTZ} (RADIO)

    (October 02, 1953)

    One in this series of programs about the world of theater, hosted by Mike Wallace, featuring interviews, scenes, and musical numbers from current and upcoming productions. This edition includes the following segments: Mike Wallace visits the Shubert Theate...

  • HOLLYWOOD THE GOLDEN YEARS: THE RKO STORY: BIRTH OF A TITAN {EPISODE 1 OF 6} (TV)

    (August 14, 1988)

    This documentary miniseries, hosted by Edward Asner, details the rise of the American film production company RKO (Radio-Keith-Orpheum), known for its many films created during Hollywood's "Golden Age." The first installment begins as Asner stands before t...

  • AMERICAN MASTERS: GEORGE GERSHWIN REMEMBERED (TV)

    (1987)

    One in this documentary series that explores the lives and achievements of America's most celebrated native-born and adopted artists and performers. This profile of composer George Gershwin includes interviews with colleagues and friends along with many of...

  • MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO SCREENING SERIES, THE: A TRIBUTE TO RICHARD RODGERS: THE SOUND OF HIS MUSIC: PACKAGE 1: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA

    (2002)

    Summing up Richard Rodgers's lasting popularity New York Times drama critic Brooks Atkinson wrote, "He is the greatest. And everyone knows it because his music is in the air every day of our lives." Having published his first song when he was only fiftee...

  • RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA (TV)

    (March 31, 1957)

    This gently debunking musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale is the first musical written especially for television by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II; it stars Julie Andrews as Cinderella and Jon Cypher as the prince. The production opens a...

  • 30TH {THIRTIETH} ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS, THE (TV)

    (March 26, 1958)

    A two-hour Academy Awards presentation, broadcast live from Hollywood. Performing and presenting awards are the following celebrities: Jimmy Stewart, Tony Martin, Betty Grable, Harry James, Jimmie Rodgers, Rhonda Fleming, Bob Hope, Shirley Jones, Van Johns...

  • TELEVISION, PART 7: FUN AND GAMES (TV)

    (March 07, 1988)

    The seventh in this eight-part documentary hosted and narrated by Edwin Newman, which examines the history and development of the television medium and its role in society. This part uses clips and interviews to examine the development of "light entertainm...

  • GREAT PERFORMANCES: DANCE IN AMERICA: BOB FOSSE: STEAM HEAT (TV)

    (February 23, 1990)

    One in this dance series presented under the umbrella of "Great Performances." This program examines the distinctive work of dancer/choreographer/director Bob Fosse (1927-1987) through clips of interviews with Fosse and his wife, dancer Gwen Verdon, as wel...

  • BOB HOPE'S OVERSEAS CHRISTMAS TOURS: AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE TROOPS {USO TOURS} {PART 2 OF 2} (TV)

    (February 10, 1980)

    Part two of a six-hour salute to Bob Hope's USO Christmas tours from 1941 through 1972. The first portion, which focuses primarily on Hope's shows in Korea and Vietnam, includes clips of Carroll Baker, Jack Jones, Joey Heatherton, Kay Stevens, Jerry Colonn...

  • MAN IN THE SANTA CLAUS SUIT, THE (TV)

    (December 23, 1979)

    In this made-for-television production, featuring Fred Astaire in nine roles, the mysterious owner of a New York City costume shop rents Santa Claus suits to three very different men on Christmas Eve day, changing their lives for the better. The program be...

  • TONY AWARDS, 1975 (TV)

    (April 20, 1975)

    The twenty-ninth annual presentation of the American Theatre Wing Tony (Antoinette Perry) awards for excellence in the Broadway theater, telecast live from the Winter Garden Theatre in New York. This year's theme is provided by that very location as many o...

  • FIRST FIFTY YEARS, THE (TV)

    (November 21, 1976)

    This four-and-a-half-hour special program commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of NBC. First is a compilation of clips from radio and television programs, including James Dean, Grace Kelly, Barbra Streisand, and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Martin introdu...

  • BIG EVENT, THE: TV GUIDE: THE FIRST 25 YEARS (TV)

    (October 21, 1979)

    This special, hosted by Phil Donahue, looks at an era of history as it was portrayed on television. This special includes clips of programs and interviews with such personalities as Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Michael Landon, William S. Paley, Norman Lear, and...

  • AMERICAN MASTERS: YOU'RE THE TOP: THE COLE PORTER STORY (TV)

    (1990)

    One in this documentary series that explores the lives and achievements of America's most celebrated native-born and adopted artists and performers. Hosted by Bobby Short, this profile of the legendary composer and lyricist Cole Porter includes interviews ...

  • TELEVISION ACADEMY HALL OF FAME-1990 PT 1 OF 2

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  • ACADEMY AWARDS, THE 54TH ANNUAL (TV)

    (March 29, 1982)

    The fifty-fourth annual Academy Awards presentation, broadcast live from Hollywood, and hosted by Johnny Carson. Performers in the first hour of this program include Muppet characters Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, and singer Sheena Easton; presenters inc...

  • SULLIVAN YEARS, THE (TV)

    (October 17, 1971)

    This program is a special celebration of the television career of Ed Sullivan featuring clips from his variety shows "Toast of the Town" (1948 to 1955) and "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1955 to 1971). Opening with the song "Ed Sullivan" from "Bye, Bye, Birdie," ...

  • TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE {FINAL SHOW} (TV)

    (May 22, 1992)

    The final show in this series of late-night talk/variety programs hosted by Johnny Carson. The program begins with clips from Carson's first show on Oct. 1, 1962. Carson then takes the stage to thunderous applause to begin his last opening monologue. Carso...