The Merv Griffin Show

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(ended 1986)

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The Merv Griffin Show

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The Merv Griffin Show first aired on NBC (1962-1963, then again 1965-1968), CBS (1969-1972) and in syndication afterwards. Merv Griffin became a television host after filling in for Jack Parr on the Tonight Show in 1962 which impressed NBC enough to develop The Merv Griffin Show. Originally airing in black and white the first color telecast on The Merv Griffin Show was on August 24, 1967. Merv interviewed celebrities, politicians and some very interesting people over the years. A charming, eloquent host Merv had this wonderful interest in people which usually displayed itself in his signature expression of OOOOO and rapt attention to his guests.

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  • Merv Griffin brings the Tonight Show format to daytime TV.

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    Today it is easy to think of Merv Griffin only as the creator of hit TV gameshows Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, but there was a time when he was a bonafide TV personality in his own right. His show brought a little late night sophistication to the afternoon talk show, turning the genre from simply cooking and gossip into an entertaining program that featured many of the era's greatest stars.



    Like a lot of the late night shows, The Merv Griffin Show didn't shy away from booking people that would normally be considered too topical for day time TV. Since many of the shows were shot during the Vietnam war era, his guests often had strong opinions about the war and America's foreign policy goals; serious stuff for the housewife and preshooler set.



    Merv had a place in a lot of American homes, and his show both educated and entertained. This was a good show that really classed up the afternoons. It was definitely a trendsetter.moreless
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    April 11, 2006 DVD Releases

  • THE NEW YEAR GETS OFF TO A WATCHABLE START WITH A CLASSIC SITCOM, SOME SCIENCE-FICTION ACTION, AND A COUPLE OF EXCELLENT WESTERNS. RESOLVE YOURSELF TO SPEND 2006 IN FRONT OF THE TUBE!

    January 3, 2006, DVD Releases

    • Merv Griffin hospitalized
      Keep up the good fight, Mr. Griffin. God Bless and you're in our prayers.Jul 19, 2007 07:02 AM Associated PressLOS ANGELES - Merv ...
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