The pilot for this talk show in which mistress of chat Virginia Graham interviews the well-known. In this installment, Graham welcomes the singing and comedy trio the Hudson Brothers to the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. First, Graham asks the three twenty-something year olds about their appeal to the young. They reply that they like catering to the young as their audience will be able to grow older with them. Next, Graham moves the discussion to the topic of the upbringing of Bill, Mark, and Brett Hudson. They explain that they were raised by their mother and uncle with help from their grandparents; their father was a known but peripheral figure in their lives. A question about the young men's romances elicits the information that Bill, the eldest, is dating actress/comedienne Goldie Hawn. They explain that they are too young to contemplate marriage as yet, although they do want families. When Graham asks whether their talent is inherited or developed, the three explain together that much of their material is based on routines they did for fun as children; to illustrate, they perform their own a cappella version of "Aba Daba Honeymoon," which they say was a favorite in their youth. They go on to sing (or at least to lip synch) their composition "The Lonely School Year" and to describe the genesis of its sentiments. Graham asks whether their levels of energy and emotion are synchronized, and they reply that they tend to share thoughts, moods, and arguments. Bill Hudson adds that their arguments enhance their closeness. Graham thanks her guests and promises them an autograph of Mel Torme, who is one of their idols, in exchange for their autographs for her grandchildren. Commercials deleted.


  • DATE: October 29, 1975 Wednesdasy
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:23:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:54454
  • GENRE: Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Music, popular (Songs, etc.)


    • Virginia Graham … Host
    • Hudson Brothers, The … Music Group
    • Bill Hudson … Guest
    • Brett Hudson … Guest
    • Mark Hudson … Guest
    • Goldie Hawn
    • Mel Torme