MARK RUSSELL COMEDY SPECIAL (TV)

Summary

One in this series of comedy/musical 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: the stock market "crash" of 1987; the N.R.A. (National Rifle Association) in Florida; Governor Evan Meacham of Arizona; Nobel Prizes; Judge Robert Bork's opinions on topical issues and on those opposing his possible appointment; Senator Joseph Biden's plagiarized speeches; the presidential race; Jesse Jackson's rhyming style; the U.S. government's consideration of issuing an apology to Japanese-Americans imprisoned at the beginning of World War II; and Vice President George Bush's campaign for the presidency.

Acquisition and cataloging of this program was made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Details

  • NETWORK: PBS WNED-TV
  • DATE: October 21, 1987 Wednesdasy
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:27:59
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:34680
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: PBS - TV series, 1975-
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CREDITS

    • Anthony Buttino … Executive Producer
    • Wiley F. Hance … Producer
    • Gary V. Reinbolt … Director
    • Jack Mahl … Announcer
    • Mark Russell … Performer
    • Joseph Biden
    • Robert Bork
    • George Bush
    • Jesse Jackson
    • Evan Meacham