Part one of two. One in this series of early morning talk/interview programs. In this program, special "Liberty Weekend" coverage includes live interviews with Dr. Hannah Holborn Gray, president of the University of Chicago, and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, both Medal of Liberty recipients; J. Revell Carr, director of Mystic Seaport in Connecticut; and comedian Billy Crystal, along with his wife, Janice, and family. Also featured is discussion and coverage of the following subjects: the Statue of Liberty centennial celebration and the upcoming "Liberty Weekend: Operation Sail" festivities; Pope John Paul II and his trip to Bogota, Colombia; a profile of the late performer Rudy Vallee; and other topics. A review of "Liberty Weekend" opening ceremonies includes clips from the following events: the opening addresses by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and President François Mitterrand of France; the U.S. citizenship oath ceremony, conducted by Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger; and a performance by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Includes public service announcements. Continues with T86:0403.


  • DATE: July 4, 1986 Friday 7:00 AM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:00:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T86:0402
  • GENRE: News
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Liberty Weekend, 1986
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1975-
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - PSA - National Organization on Disability^TV - PSA - Statue of Liberty


    • David Hartman … Host
    • Joan Lunden … Host
    • Steve Bell … Reporter
    • Sheilah Kast … Reporter
    • Stephen Aug … Reporter
    • Rick Inderfurth … Reporter
    • Mike Barry … Reporter
    • Kathleen Sullivan … Reporter
    • Dave Murray … Reporter, Meteorologist
    • Mikhail Baryshnikov
    • Warren Burger
    • J. Revell Carr
    • Billy Crystal
    • Janice Crystal
    • Hannah Holborn Gray
    • John Paul II, Pope (Karol Wojtyla)
    • Henry Kissinger
    • François Mitterrand
    • Ronald Reagan
    • Rudy Vallee