Saturday, June 29, 2019

YouTube Spotlight: Donahue

Let's take a closer look at one of the cool clips in this week's YouTube playlist based on our Donahue episode.

Who better to host a special about the bible of television's anniversary than Phil? Well, Ok, maybe a few, but a lot more would be worse!

The mag celebrated the milestone with a book and with this NBC broadcast on Sunday, October 21, 1979. It aired as part of the network's The Big Event series of EVENT programming. I don't see the whole special online, but I would love to get a copy.

Here's the description from the Paley Center's online catalogue:

This special, hosted by Phil Donahue, looks at an era of history as it was portrayed on television. This special includes clips of programs and interviews with such personalities as Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Michael Landon, William S. Paley, Norman Lear, and others.

The entire description is here. It sounds pretty good!

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