One in this series of late-night topical interview programs hosted by Tom Snyder. This edition replays Snyder's October 25, 1977 interview with brash Atlanta-based media mogul, sports franchise executive, and erstwhile yachstman Ted Turner. In a new introduction, Snyder complains that he must "kill" eight minutes and five seconds of air time, and does so by telling an anecdote about how Turner once borrowed five dollars from him in a swank New York City restaurant. At the outset of the interview, Turner rails about a "libelous" portrait of himself in a recent "New Times" magazine article. After firing up a fresh cigar, Turner comments on the dismal won-loss records of his Atlanta Braves, Hawks, and Flames; his current suspension from baseball; his feelings about baseball's new era of free agency; his belief that supply and demand will will keep baseball ticket prices from escalating ridiculously; his financial interests in Atlanta UHF television stations; why good health is more important than financial success; his childhood years in military school; his lean existence as a door-to-door newspaper subscription salesman in Miami following his departure from college; why he was drunk at a press conference following his America's Cup yachting victory; and why his outspoken nature agitates people. Includes commercials.

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  • DATE: June 4, 1979 Monday 1:00 AM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:56:44
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:35687
  • GENRE: Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Talk/Interviews
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1973-1982
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Acu-Test in-home pregnancy kit^TV - Commercials - Sears, Roebuck^TV - Commercials - Alpo dog food^TV - Commercials - Cella Lambrusco red wine ^TV - Commercials - Allstate insurance company^TV - Commercials - Clairol Herbal Essence shampoo^TV - Commercials - Listermint mouthwash^TV - Commercials - Marriott's Essex House^TV - Commercials - MG automobiles^TV - Promos - "Laugh-In"^TV - Promos - "The Incredible Mountain Race"^TV - Promos - "Days of Our Lives"^TV - Promos - "The Eddie Capra Mysteries"^TV - Promos - "The Runaways"^TV - Promos - "Nowhere to Run"^TV - PSA - The Consumer Information catalog^TV - PSA - National Fire Protection Association^TV - PSA - Ad Council for Employers Support of the Guard Reserve^TV - PSA - Underwriters Laboratories (lawnmower safety)^TV - PSA - Ad Council in support of the Red Cross^TV - PSA - Ad Council pamphlet, "Careers"^TV - PSA - Ad Council for carpooling^TV - PSA - Ad Council for child abuse prevention


    • Tom Snyder … Host, Interviewer
    • Ted Turner … Guest