GIFT OF SONG, A: THE MUSIC FOR UNICEF CONCERT (TV)

Summary

This musical special taped in the General Assembly of the United Nations features performers who have donated royalty rights profits of certain songs to UNICEF. Highlights include: Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge singing; host Henry Winkler announcing 1979 as the International Year of the Child and singing; Olivia Newton-John singing; host Danny Kaye; Earth, Wind, and Fire performing; host Gilda Radner; Rod Stewart singing "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"; Donna Summer singing "Song For Mimi"; Andy Gibb and Olivia Newton-John with a duet; the group Abba performing; Henry Fonda describing some of UNICEF's activities and reading an excerpt from "The Diary of Anne Frank"; John Denver singing; the Bee Gees singing "Too Much Heaven"; Robert Stigwood with a presentation to Kurt Waldheim; and all the hosts and guests singing "Put a Little Love in Your Heart." Commercials deleted.

Cataloging of this program has been made possible by the Bell Atlantic Foundation, 1999.

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: January 10, 1979 Wednesday 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:27:06
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T79:0111
  • GENRE: Music
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Music; Specials; UNICEF
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV, 1979
  • COMMERCIALS: N/A

CREDITS

  • Robert Stigwood … Executive Producer
  • David Frost … Executive Producer, Writer, Host
  • Marty Pasetta … Producer
  • Ken Ehrlich … Producer, Writer
  • Michael B. Seligman … Associate Producer, Writer
  • Bruce Vilanch … Writer
  • Henry Winkler … Host
  • Danny Kaye … Host
  • Gilda Radner … Host
  • The Bee Gees … Music Group
  • Earth, Wind, and Fire … Music Group
  • Andy Gibb … Guest
  • Kris Kristofferson … Guest
  • Rita Coolidge … Guest
  • Olivia Newton-John … Guest
  • Rod Stewart … Guest
  • Donna Summer … Guest
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