The Tomorrow Show (1973)

Season 7 Episode 56

December 12, 1979

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Aired Weekdays 12:30 AM Dec 12, 1979 on NBC
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December 12, 1979
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Host Tom Snyder's guests are Sugar Ray Leonard is a boxing gold medal winner from The 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal and a newly crowned World Boxing Council Welterweight Division Champion. After winning the gold medal in Montreal he thought he would not fight again but he found that he had to for financial reasons. He claims he is using boxing to benefit himself and his family instead of letting boxing use him. Leonard's Manager Angelo Dundee Was Also Muhammad Ali's manager. He does not want to remain in boxing for as long as Ali did. He says he will quit when his body tells him it is time. Film clip is shown from his bout with Wilfred Benitez Whom He Defeated For The Title. He discusses the paternity suit in which he was involved after The Olympics, The comfort boxing has afforded him and his family, and his eventual plans after he finishes his boxing career. Barry Tarshis is the author of "The Average American Book" which is a compilation of statistics and surveys turned into a lively best seller. He discusses surveys taken on sex, violence, morality, and even a survey responding to surveys. Tarshis says that many of the surveys collected contradicted accepted beliefs about a drop in America's morality. Bob Greene is a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune who posed for a poster and has become somewhat of a sex symbol. This all came about while he was doing a story on sex symbols and posters. He was asked by The President of a poster company whether he would like to pose. After a few days he accepted and two days after the release of the poster he had received 4 thousand letters half joking and half from women interested in him. He did it for satire and for fun and he claims he is not embarrassed at having done it. The money from the posters is going to a legal defense fund for professional journalists.

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