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: President Ronald Reagan's Summit Conference with Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow; the revelation that First Lady Nancy Reagan had been consulting an astrologer; the reportedly unfriendly relationship between Raisa Gorbachev and Nancy Reagan; the 1988 presidential election between George Bush and Michael Dukakis; the Democratic convention in Atlanta, Georgia, and the GOP convention in New Orleans, Louisiana; the defense contracting scandal currently engulfing the Washington D.C. power structure; House Speaker Jim Wright's possible financial improprieties with lobbyists; and the planned sequel to Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" authorized by the late author's foundation.

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

Details

  • NETWORK: PBS WNED-TV
  • DATE: April 27, 1988 Wednesdasy
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:27:54
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:34681
  • GENRE: Music
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Astrology
  • SERIES RUN: PBS - TV series, 1975-
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Buttino, Tony (See also: Buttino, Anthony) … Executive Producer
    • Wiley F. Hance … Producer
    • Gary V. Reinbolt … Director
    • Tami Coleman … Direction (MIsc.), Assistant Director
    • Mark Russell … Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Piano Player
    • Jack Mahl … Announcer
    • Michael Dukakis
    • Mikhail Gorbachev
    • Raisa Gorbachev
    • Margaret Mitchell
    • Nancy Reagan
    • Ronald Reagan
    • Jim Wright