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Part seven of seven in this week-long CBS "Celebration of 50 Years." Tape one of two. In this portion, Carol Burnett, Art Carney, Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Mary Tyler Moore, Carroll O'Connor, and Walter Cronkite review notable programs, including the following: "Gunsmoke," with regulars James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake, and Milburn Stone, and guest stars Bette Davis, Ellen Burstyn, Will Geer, and Jon Voight; "The Gene Autry Show"; and Richard Boone's "Have Gun, Will Travel." The program includes a screen test for "The Defenders" and Frank Sinatra singing "Lover." Also featured are clips from "The Honeymooners," "All in the Family," and "The 64,000 Question," "I've Got a Secret," and "To Tell the Truth." Next, Burnett, Carney, Sanford, Hemsley, Moore, O'Connor, and Cronkite, review other notable programs, including the following: "Perry Mason"; "The U.S. Steel Hour"; a production of "Surprise Wedding" with Audrey Meadows, Jose Ferrer, and Sid Caesar; "The Bob Newhart Show"; and a song tribute to spinoffs with a clip from "The Jeffersons." Other highlighted programs include "Gilligan's Island," "My Three Sons," "CBS Reports," "Mission: Impossible," "The Carol Burnett Show," "Barnaby Jones," "Mannix," "Richard Diamond, Private Detective" and "Cannon."

Other programs are reviewed featuring the following singers: Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, the Dave Clark Five, Simon and Garfunkel, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, and Ella Fitzgerald with Mel Torme. Also featured are clips from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." CBS Board Chairman William S. Paley speaks on the importance of broadcasting and Walter Cronkite recites Norman Corwin's "Network at Fifty." Includes commercials.


  • DATE: April 1, 1978 Saturday 8:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 2:27:40
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T78:0277
  • GENRE: Specials
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Specials; Television personalities; Entertainers
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1978


  • Alexander H. Cohen … Executive Producer
  • Lee Miller … Producer
  • Ed Pierce … Producer
  • Roy A. Somlyo … Co-Producer
  • Albert J. Simon … Associate Producer
  • Maureen Thorp … Associate Producer
  • Clark Jones … Director
  • Al DeCaprio … Director
  • Hildy Parks … Writer
  • Jerry Herman … Music by
  • Saul Bass … Theme Music by
  • Alan Johnson … Choreographer
  • Dick Tufeld … Announcer
  • Carroll O'Connor … Guest
  • Art Carney … Guest
  • Carol Burnett … Guest
  • Isabel Sanford … Guest
  • Sherman Hemsley … Guest
  • Mary Tyler Moore … Guest
  • Walter Cronkite … Guest
  • William S. Paley … Guest
  • Julie Andrews
  • James Arness
  • Gene Autry
  • Richard Boone
  • Sid Caesar
  • Dave Clark
  • Mike Connors
  • William Conrad
  • Norman Corwin
  • Bette Davis
  • Buddy Ebsen
  • Jose Ferrer
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Art Garfunkel
  • Jackie Gleason
  • Audrey Meadows
  • Bob Newhart
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Barbra Streisand
  • The Supremes
  • Diana Ross
  • Paul Simon
  • Mel Torme
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