THE MILTON BERLE SHOW: Uncle Milton Bows Out With a BANG, June 6, 1956

After an amazing run in television, Milton Berle had persevered in several formats over 8 seasons and 336 hour long episodes. In 1956,  no other show nor star had enjoyed a longer television run. The broadcast of June 6, 1956 was significant for several reasons. For one, it was the final broadcast of The Milton […]

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Hour Glass, November 14, 1946

This forgotten show, Hour Glass, is credited with the being the program that convinced radio networks to pay attention to television programming. Hour Glass premiered May 9, 1946 and ran only a few seasons, like most early shows. The difference was in the quality. Hour Glass presented an hour of variety programming that included comedy sketches and music, and was […]

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Sonny & Cher Reunite, November 13, 1987

The return of Cher to Late Night with David Letterman was destined to be a ratings winner. A press-fueled rumor lingered of a Cher/Letterman feud. Cher had nailed Letterman on her previous appearance, calling him “an asshole” following a string of typically indulgent Letterman questions. This time, Sonny joined Cher for the interview. Any viewers hoping to […]

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Went With the Wind, November 13, 1976

Late in the long run of the Carol Burnett Show, after a decade on television, this classic variety show was funnier than ever. On November, 13, 1976, episode #238 opened with typical Burnett banter with the audience, and announcing the show’s guest, Dinah Shore. It was the last half hour of the broadcast that can […]

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Icon Restoration: William Asher

Born on August 8, 1921, William Asher is the son of Hollywood film producer Ephraim Asher. In the 1930’s, Ephraim Asher was responsible for some of the classic Dracula and Frankenstein movies, as well as the critically acclaimed film,Magnificent Obsession. Son William Asher worked in various roles in Hollywood, from the mailroom to screen writer, […]

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