MARK RUSSELL COMEDY SPECIAL (TV)

Summary

One in this series of musical comedy specials featuring political satirist Mark Russell. In this program, Russell entertains an audience-in-the-round at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Buffalo, NY with irreverent song parodies and barbed monologues inspired by current events. Topics of satire include the following: Buffalo in February; President Richard Nixon's visit with President Jimmy Carter; David Marston's competence; the Washington Post's coverage of Watergate; Anwar Sadat's visit to Jerusalem; the United States' foreign aid policy; Lillian Carter's view of her family's accomplishments; the use of proxies during wartime; mid-life crisis; and Mark Russell's experiences with cocaine.

Details

  • NETWORK: PBS WNED-TV
  • DATE: July 31, 1980 Thursday
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:25:36
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:34638
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Cocaine
  • SERIES RUN: PBS - TV series, 1975-
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CREDITS

    • John L. Hutchinson Jr. … Executive Producer
    • Wiley F. Hance … Producer
    • Will George … Director
    • Mark Russell … Performer
    • Jimmy Carter
    • Lillian Carter
    • Richard M. Nixon
    • Anwar el-Sadat