One of the biggest things I miss about "old showbiz" is the regular presence of cheesy variety specials hosted by comedy icons on network TV. Heck, where are the comedy icons?
50 years ago tonight, NBC showed a Bob Hope special saluting Vaudeville (a big throwback even in 1970!) and Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary Special with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, and once again, Bob Hope!
40 years ago, on November 16, 1980, ABC presented the network premiere of the smash 1977 film Saturday Night Fever: