NBC 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (TV)

Summary

A special program which looks at the first sixty years of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), with salutes to radio and television shows of the past. With a variety of hosts, the program traces the history of NBC through clips and performances. Highlights include the following: a celebration of live television from the 1950s at the famous soundstage where most of the shows were done; clips of "Philco Television Playhouse" featuring Grace Kelly, James Dean, George C. Scott, and others; "Kraft Television Theatre" is recognized with clips of Jack Lemmon, Sidney Poitier, and Anthony Perkins; "Saturday Night Live" is reviewed with skits featuring John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, Eddie Murphy, and Joe Piscopo; the history of talk shows with clips of the "Tonight Show" with Steve Allen, Jack Paar, and Johnny Carson, featuring guests Richard Nixon, Liberace, Muhammad Ali, Jack Benny, Tina Turner, and Diana Ross, among others; the early days of NBC radio are looked at through the eyes of Bob Hope, including clips of Hope's Christmas shows at military bases all over the world; John Chancellor looks at historical moments that everyone will remember forever, including Pearl Harbor, John F. Kennedy's assassination, and the Space Shuttle disaster; the history of the "Today Show," featuring clips of the first telecast with Dave Garroway in 1952, Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw, John Chancellor, and Bryant Gumbel; a look at variety programs, with clips from "Texaco Star Theatre" featuring Milton Berle with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Tallulah Bankhead; variety highlights from "The Abbott and Costello Show," "The Jack Benny Show," "The Steve Lawrence and Eydie GormŽ Show," and "SCTV" featuring John Candy; a salute to "Hallmark Hall of Fame" with clips from its premiere and many other shows; a retrospective on police and detective shows featuring "Dragnet," "Hill Street Blues," and "CHiPs"; and the history of soap operas and game shows are looked at with clips from "Days of Our Lives," "Santa Barbara," "The Price Is Right" and "Let's Make a Deal." This program is closed-captioned. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: May 12, 1986 Monday 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 2:26:35
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T86:0392
  • GENRE: Specials
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV, 1986
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Alexander H. Cohen … Executive Producer
    • Hildy Parks … Producer, Writer
    • Martha Mason … Co-Producer
    • Clark Jones … Director
    • Elliot Lawrence … Musical Director
    • Scott Salmon … Choreographer
    • Glen Roven … Music (Misc. Credits), Musical Arrangements
    • Milton Berle … Host
    • Carter, Nell (See also: Carter, Nell-Ruth) … Host
    • John Chancellor … Host
    • Angie Dickinson … Host
    • Barbara Eden … Host
    • Michael J. Fox … Host
    • Bryant Gumbel … Host
    • Deidre Hall … Host
    • Bob Hope … Host
    • Landon, Michael (Eugene Maurice Orowitz) … Host
    • Merlin Olsen … Host
    • Jack Paar … Host
    • Jane Pauley … Host
    • Pat Sajak … Host
    • Dinah Shore … Host
    • Steve Allen … Guest
    • Fran Allison … Guest
    • Harry Anderson … Guest
    • Bea Arthur … Guest
    • Gene Barry … Guest
    • Tom Brokaw … Guest
    • Pierce Brosnan … Guest
    • Raymond Burr … Guest
    • Buttons, Red (Aaron Chwatt) … Guest
    • Sid Caeser … Guest
    • Macdonald Carey … Guest
    • Johnny Carson … Guest
    • Connie Chung … Guest
    • Dick Clark … Guest
    • Robert Conrad … Guest
    • Robert Culp … Guest
    • Ted Danson … Guest
    • Don DeFore … Guest
    • Hugh Downs … Guest
    • Nanette Fabray … Guest
    • Kim Fields … Guest
    • Arlene Francis … Guest
    • Soleil Moon Frye … Guest
    • Marla Gibbs … Guest
    • George Gobel … Guest
    • Lorne Greene … Guest
    • Valerie Harper … Guest
    • Julie Harris … Guest
    • David Hasselhoff … Guest
    • Ed Herlihy … Guest
    • Don Johnson … Guest
    • Perry King … Guest
    • Jack Klugman … Guest
    • Hope Lange … Guest
    • Shari Lewis … Guest
    • Hal Linden … Guest
    • Shelley Long … Guest
    • Norman Lloyd … Guest
    • Gloria Loring … Guest
    • Rue McClanahan … Guest
    • Ed McMahon … Guest
    • Marshall, Peter (Pierre La Cock) … Guest
    • Dick Martin … Guest
    • Mitch Miller … Guest
    • Edwin Newman … Guest
    • Donald O'Connor … Guest
    • Patti Page … Guest
    • Bert Parks … Guest
    • George Peppard … Guest
    • Rhea Perlman … Guest
    • Sarah Purcell … Guest
    • Charlotte Rae … Guest
    • John Ratzenberger … Guest
    • Gene Rayburn … Guest
    • Martha Raye … Guest
    • Carl Reiner … Guest
    • Joan Rivers … Guest
    • Doris Roberts … Guest
    • Dan Rowan … Guest
    • Schroder, Ricky (See also: Schroder, Rick) … Guest
    • Severinsen, Doc (See also: Severinsen, Carl) … Guest
    • Smith, "Buffalo" Bob … Guest
    • Robert Stack … Guest
    • Craig Stevens … Guest
    • Robert Vaughn … Guest
    • Betty White … Guest
    • Jane Wyatt … Guest
    • Robert Young … Guest
    • Malcolm Jamal Warner … Guest
    • Connie Chung … Guest
    • Tempestt Bledsoe … Guest
    • Estelle Getty … Guest
    • Melissa Gilbert … Guest
    • Sabrina LeBeauf … Guest
    • Keshia Knight Pulliam … Guest
    • Alfonso Ribeiro … Guest
    • Philip Michael Thomas … Guest
    • Daniel J. Travanti … Guest
    • Jonathan Winters … Guest
    • Abbott and Costello
    • Muhammad Ali
    • Chet Allen
    • Debbie Allen
    • Julie Andrews
    • Fred Astaire
    • Dan Aykroyd
    • Jack Bailey
    • Tallulah Bankhead
    • Jack Barry
    • Ned Beatty
    • John Belushi
    • Jack Benny
    • Shirley Booth
    • Boy George
    • George Burns
    • Raymond Burr
    • Ruth Buzzi
    • John Candy
    • John Chancellor
    • Eddie Cantor
    • Chevy Chase
    • Rosemary Clooney
    • Cole, Nat "King"
    • Jerry Colonna
    • Joan Collins
    • Perry Como
    • Bill Cosby
    • Bing Crosby
    • Robert Culp
    • Billy Crystal
    • James Dean
    • Brian Donlevy
    • Lesley-Anne Down
    • Jimmy Durante
    • Sam Ervin
    • Erik Estrada
    • Peter Falk
    • Barbara Feldon
    • Nina Foch
    • Paul Ford
    • John Forsythe
    • James Garner
    • Henry Gibson
    • Lee Grant
    • Larry Hagman
    • Veronica Hamel
    • Jim Hartz
    • Buck Henry
    • Anthony Hopkins
    • Rock Hudson
    • Robert Ito
    • Michael Jackson
    • Susan Saint James
    • Ann Jillian
    • Arte Johnson
    • Grace Jones
    • Gene Kelly
    • Grace Kelly
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Robert Kennedy
    • Rosemary Kulhmann
    • Frances Langford
    • Jack Lemmon
    • Jerry Lewis
    • Liberace
    • Art Linkletter
    • Paul Lynde
    • Gene Lyons
    • Peter Marshall
    • Dean Martin
    • Dick Martin
    • Steve Martin
    • Groucho Marx
    • Paul McCartney
    • Kent McCord
    • Frank McGee
    • Ed McMahon
    • Martin Milner
    • Miyoshi Umeki
    • Roger Moore
    • Rick Moranis
    • Eddie Murphy
    • Bill Murray
    • Don Murray
    • Nixon, Richard -
    • Gary Owens
    • Jack Paar
    • Geraldine Page
    • Franklin Pangborn
    • Bert Parks
    • Anthony Perkins
    • Joe Piscopo
    • Christopher Plummer
    • Sydney Poitier
    • Elvis Presley
    • Robert Preston
    • Richard Pryor
    • Randy Quaid
    • Gilda Radner
    • Lee Remick
    • Diana Ross
    • Dan Rowan
    • George C. Scott
    • Willard Scott
    • Martin Short
    • Frank Sinatra
    • Red Skelton
    • Ed Sullivan
    • Delores Suton
    • Arnold Stang
    • Terry Sweeney
    • Dave Thomas
    • Philip Michael Thomas
    • Lily Tomlin
    • Tina Turner
    • Peter Ustinov
    • Nancy Walker
    • Barbara Walters
    • David Wayne
    • Dennis Weaver
    • Jack Webb
    • Orson Welles
    • Jack Weston
    • Larry Wilcox
    • Andy Williams
    • Flip Wilson
    • Stephanie Zimbalist