The Tomorrow Show (1973) - Season 7

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  • August 28, 1980
    August 28, 1980
    Episode 179
    8/28/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Douglas Edwards, TV journalist became the first TV Early Evening News anchor in 1946 On CBS-TV, discusses the timing involved in the coverage of the Andrea Doria sinking and being recognized for his quick arrival to broadcast the story. He comments on his relationship with "60 Minutes" Executive Producer Don Hewitt, his career at CBS, Competition With John Cameron Swayze and Huntley and Brinkley, and the transition period when Walter Cronkite anchored The Morning News, his departure from CBS, his early days as an announcer for WSB in Atlanta, technological changes in TV, the fine workers in the industry, looking forward to more news on the air on the networks, Ted Turner's Cable News Network, his new and improved contract with CBS and the increase of affiliates where it can announce the show coast-to-coast.

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  • August 27, 1980
    August 27, 1980
    Episode 178
    8/27/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are musician-singer-songwriter Roy Orbison and singer Lesley Gore.

  • August 26, 1980
    August 26, 1980
    Episode 177
    8/26/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Ron Luciano, former umpire, now an NBC Sports Commentator, Nestor Shylock, Dean of Umpires and Steve Palermo, American League Umpire discuss how they became umpires. Shylock criticizes sports commentators For Harping on umpire decisions. They discuss calling plays and keeping your distance from the players, quarrels with players and that the first curse word used is cause for ejection. Palermo recalls a disagreement with Baltimore Orioles Earl Weaver. Clip shown of the game he mentions. Duke Snider, Baseball Hall of Fame inductee discusses his embarrassment during Old Timers Day because you can no longer play well. He comments on George Brett's batting average, the advantage of astroturf, his plea to induct Peewee Reese in the Baseball Hall of Fame, that numbers rule baseball, the difference between the LA and the Brooklyn Dodgers, the mistake of removing the National League out of New York, experiences with Leo Durocher and Jimmy Piersall.

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  • August 25, 1980
    August 25, 1980
    Episode 176
    8/25/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Landrew Smith, ex-convict and author of "The Convict Chef" discusses preparing meals in prison while he cooks a dinner from his book. He shows some of the utensils he uses to prepare the meal. Jack Grimm, financier of mission to raise and photo the Titanic discuss the two phase operation. Some artifacts will be retrieved and donated to maritime museums. They are now writing a book and make a movie of the search. Lloyd Shulman, missing persons tracer discusses his background and cases he has worked on. He bases his success on good research.

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  • August 21, 1980
    August 21, 1980
    Episode 175
    8/21/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are William Peter Blatty, author of "The Exorcist" discusses his new film "Twinkle, Twinkle Killer Kane" observing men who may or may not be faking psychosis to avoid the military. He comments on his investing $2 million in the picture, creative accounting used by the studios to cheat the artist, being Catholic, the existence of God and good vs evil and the theory that the material universe is Lucifer's desire to create himself and we are revolving back to the beauty he once was. Janene Schneider, Personal Energy Consultant and The Foundation of Metaphysical Studies Head in Dallas defines metaphysics as study of the energy force of life and the nature of man's existence. She feels that God is not an anthropomorphic character or a personage one talks about - God is the Universe, the energy structure that we live in. She comments on metaphysical study of the heart and astral body, and what good and evil is and mental telepathy. She demonstrates her ability to determine a person's energy level within them and read their character.

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  • August 20, 1980
    August 20, 1980
    Episode 174
    8/20/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Erica Jong, author of "Fear of Flying" and her new book "Fanny: Being The True History of Fanny Hackabout," Jones discusses how her child made her new book possible, marriage, child-rearing, the 18th century language used in her new book, the books message of matriarchal power and the search for women's own power, TV exposure of her book, the popularity of books and TV over newsprint. Bill Gulley, former White House Military Office Head and author of "Breaking Cover" comments on how the WHMO with a budget of $30 million handles ceremonies for receiving heads of states on the back lawn, Air Force I and other aircraft at the White House, etc. He offers examples of who, when and how services were used.

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  • August 19, 1980
    August 19, 1980
    Episode 173
    8/19/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are the Blackwood Brothers sing "Learning To Lean." They discuss their musical career as a Gospel quartet. They comment on the popularity of their music and the constant changing they make, their schedules, their upcoming tour, Elvis Presley, Their half-hour TV program on PTL-TV and CBN satellites. They sing "Never Give Up." Jeff Arnold, Len Camp and Chuck Townsend explain that the fellowship of Gospel magicians started in 1953. They mention that the article in The Wall Street Journal on Gospel magicians was misleading because Gospel magicians are not new and there is no sorcery involved. They state that Jesus always preached with objects. They illustrate the Gospel through magic. Their program is not for entertainment. They demonstrate their magic with a Gospel story. The Blackwood Brothers sing "God Is Alive" over the credits.



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  • August 18, 1980
    August 18, 1980
    Episode 172
    8/18/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Bodine Balasco, riverboat gambler and entertainer on the Mississippi Riverboats Delta Queen and Mississippi Queen discusses film made on his 40 minute show. He demonstrates card tricks and swindling someone through cards. Scott Dial, Silver investor, join Balasco to discuss the $30000 he invested for Balasco which made $380000. He discusses learning about investing in silver through the Hunt brothers and working for his father. He claims he was hurt by the Silver regulation and mentions an ad he placed in the Nations largest metals magazine criticizing the regulations. They both discuss their upcoming Seminar tour. Dial claims 93% of his clients make money on silver. Dick Clark, professional pitchman explains that pitching tells a story and dramatizes a product needed to sell. He discusses his early sales experiences, pitch jobs throughout his career, teaching pitch techniques to those who will work for him, his family and employees. He demonstrates a product called the Magic Wand and a Chinese cutting knife.

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  • August 14, 1980
    August 14, 1980
    Episode 171
    8/14/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Jimmy Piersall, announcer for the Chicago White Sox and former Baseball player, calls the Chicago Sun Times a rag for sending a coupon asking whether to keep or fire him. He discusses calling the White Sox Infield the worst in the league and support from his fans because of is truthful announcing, his recent fight in the White Sox locker room and its repercussions. He shows pictures of his Baseball career and gives their background. He hopes to continue as an announcer. Bill Lee, Montreal Expos pitcher, discusses his disapproval of commercials and the way baseball is going, and the way the media is exploiting baseball. He comments on being fined by Bowie Kuhn for an article appearing in High Times Magazine where he admits to using Marijuana. Dick Tuck, political editor of "National Lampoon" magazine and publisher of his own small newspaper, comments on the Democratic National Convention, his belief that it will be the last of its kind and the political stunt he pulled on Nixon during his campaign and the idea of having an electionland similar to Frontierland in Disneyworld.

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  • August 13, 1980
    August 13, 1980
    Episode 170
    8/13/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Stuart Berger, psychiatrist at age 24, and now 27, talks about his feelings about institutional psychiatry. He comments that it is a medieval and anachronistic institution where poor people are biochemically castrated with drugs and no one talks to them. He comments on the film paramount pictures is making about how he works with his patients, working with talk show host Phil Donahue, his present work with "On Midday Live" Show host Bill Boggs, and books he has written on adolescence. He says his objective is to promote understanding in areas of his expertise to the public. He offers a story on psychiatric abuse. Flo Fox, legally blind photographer, discusses losing her eyesight and her work using an auto focus camera. She displays photos and gives their backgrounds. She also shows photos of her students from The Lighthouse for the Blind. Bernard Clair and Anthony Daniele, NY attorneys discuss their book "Love Pact: A Layman's Guide To Legal Living Together Arrangements."

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  • August 12, 1980
    August 12, 1980
    Episode 169
    8/12/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guest is comedian-actor Rodney Dangerfield.

  • August 11, 1980
    August 11, 1980
    Episode 168
    8/11/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Joseph Erdelyi Jr., a street peddler, talks about his home state of Virginia and living in NYC for the past 20 years and songwriting. He sings two campaign songs, one for each Presidential Candidate. Attorney Melvin Belli discusses his recent cases and his use of demonstrative evidence. Nurse Jani Adams, who was recently exonerated in a case where she allegedly shut off a man's life support system in the intensive care unit at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, joins Melvin Belli, her attorney on the case. She discusses how language used among hospital nurses can confuse outsiders. She is back at work. Bianca Jagger, estranged wife of Mick of The Rolling Stones, discusses her lifestyle in England with her daughter and finishing a film "Cannonball." She comments briefly on her divorce, the Nicaraguan government and the collection of goods she made in England for the people Nicaragua during the revolution.

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  • August 7, 1980
    August 7, 1980
    Episode 167
    8/7/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Jerry Lee Lewis and the Memphis Beats perform "A Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On." Jerry introduces the band and discusses his career, his parents, being expelled from school, Elvis death caused by loneliness, the scandal of marrying his 13 year old cousin, his alcoholism and drug abuse, his comeback in 1967 after 15 years. He sings "Over The Rainbow."

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  • August 6, 1980
    August 6, 1980
    Episode 166
    8/6/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are NNC Correspondent Chris Wallace discusses getting the scoop (by 40 seconds) that Bush will be Reagan's running mate. He comments on being a floor reporter, covering Ted Kennedy's campaign, the Democratic National Convention, the possibility of an open convention and an upcoming documentary "Migrant" in 1980. Rick Metz, author of "The Great American Sit-Com Book," discusses his research of sit-coms and why the characters are more important than the writers. Clip shown of a 1957 show "Love That Bob" and photos of various other shows. He comments on laugh tracks, and that they were recorded during "The Red Skelton Show" pantomimes. Iris Dela Cruz, Head of Pony (Prostitutes of New York) discusses the organization which started in 1973. She comments on why women need this organization, her experiences as a prostitute, the de-criminalization of prostitution so they can get police protection, Day Care center services, retirement pensions and health insurance, and how the Democratic Convention in NYC will keep many prostitutes off the streets due to increased police patrols.

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  • August 5, 1980
    August 5, 1980
    Episode 165
    8/5/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are actor Robert Duvall who discusses his working relationship with directors. He feels the best director is the one who leaves you alone. He comments on a critical scene being cut of his character in the movie "Apocalypse Now," his new movie "The Great Santini" and his upcoming movie "Angelo, My Love." Film clip from "The Great Santini" shown. Keke Anderson, wife of independent presidential candidate, talks about the campaign, Reagan and politics. Jerry Rubin, former Yippie and member of the Chicago Seven, now a securities analyst on Wall Street, discusses getting this job ten days ago. He says he uses money as a tool for change by working within the system. He comments on his new book "The War Between the Sheets" which takes a look at men now with regard to women in money-making positions.

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  • July 31, 1980
    July 31, 1980
    Episode 163
    7/31/80
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    Kelly Lange is the substitute host for Tom. Guests are actor Josh Taylor, from "Days of Our Lives" (NBC), Beverlee McKinsey, actress, of "Texas" (NBC), Marie Cheatam, actress on "Search for Tomorrow" (CBS) and Richard Dean Anderson, actor on "General Hospital" discuss their soap opera work and their private lives. Clip shown from "Texas. The Hudson Brothers, Bill, Mark and Brett, talk about their career and recent signing to do shorts for Showtime Cable TV. Clip shown of one short: Deviled Ham. Mark sings "Lonely", a song from their album.

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  • July 30, 1980
    July 30, 1980
    Episode 162
    7/30/80
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    Kelly Lange is the substitute host for Tom. Guests are Nadine Liebling, Andrew Yankwitt and Steve Fredericksen who discuss child-snatching.

  • July 29, 1980
    July 29, 1980
    Episode 161
    7/29/80
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    Kelly Lange is the substitute host for Tom. Guests are Jerry and David Zucker and Jim Abrams, writers and directors of the film "Airplane" which is a take-off on all the airplane disaster movies and melodramas that sometimes appear funny. Film clip is shown. They discuss how they got the idea for the film, their early careers, their appearance in the movie. Susan Strasberg, actress and author of "Bittersweet" (her autobiography) discusses growing up as the daughter of famous acting teacher Lee Strasberg. She comments on her childhood, her maturity, her marriage, the subject of suicide and drug abuse.

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  • July 28, 1980
    July 28, 1980
    Episode 160
    7/28/80
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    Kelly Lange is the substitute host for Tom. Guests are Kurt Saxon, writer, publisher and chemist, discusses his belief that the downfall of civilization as we know it is imminent. He advocates returning to rural areas and a 19th century way of life with no dependence on outside sources for food, clothing, tools, etc. He feels that certain people can survive if they prepare for the coming holocaust. Cities will be destroyed from looting, Social Security checks stop and food stamps are eliminated for the 80 million on welfare. He predicts nuclear war when economic chaos and famine hit the USSR, China and Russia. He comments further on the affects to society by the Army and an economic collapse. Scott Newhall, editor of "The Newhall Signal" expresses his opinions on the late Shah of Iran, Carter, Kissinger, Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Kennedy. He calls the Carter's a trashy, low-class family. He believes everyone, men and women, ought to be drafted for military service.

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  • July 24, 1980
    July 24, 1980
    Episode 159
    7/24/80
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    Kelly Lange is the substitute host for Tom. Guests are Maureen Reagan, Ronald's daughter discusses the Republican Convention, the Party platform decisions and her support of her father as a presidential candidate. She comments on ERA legislation and her efforts to get it passed, her non-judgmental view on abortion, her involvement in Sell Overseas, an organization that is part of the association of American Exports (an activist group that recruits U.S. firms to export trade to help reduce the $35 billion trade deficit). Ralph Thorson, Bounty Hunter and subject of the film "The Hunter" and Tom Murton, prison reformer and subject of the film "Brubaker" discuss their involvement in their respective films. Thorson finds the film accurate, Murton found his film catered to the entertainment aspects of filmmaking. Murton comments on abuses in the Arkansas Prison System which convinced him reforms were needed, his disagreement with the governor that bodies buried on the prison premises were murdered prisoners not a paupers' graveyard. Both men praised the performances of stars Steve McQueen and Robert Redford.

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  • July 23, 1980
    July 23, 1980
    Episode 158
    7/23/80
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    Kelly Lange is the substitute host for Tom. Guests are Bernard Rostker, selective service director, discusses the recent registration of all males born in 1960 and 1961, Citizens and Aliens residing in the U.S. He comments on the information requested. He explains that Congressional Legislation in 1971 changed the age rank for Draftees, taking younger males rather than older. Barry Lynn, Reverend and chairman of the committee against registration and the Draft (Card) joins Rostker, claiming the registration is not going as well as planned because the Government has not convinced people of the importance of the draft and its bad advertising program. Lynn states that card wants people to consider the implications of registering and feels the draft is an undemocratic way to fulfill military manpower. Actor Kirk Douglas, discusses his latest film "The Final Countdown." He comments on how thrilling it was to film on the USS Nimitz, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. He offers a plot outline and a film clip is shown. He mentions his sons accomplishments, entering show business and his support of the Olympics.

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  • July 22, 1980
    July 22, 1980
    Episode 157
    7/22/80
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    Kelly Lange is the substitute host for Tom. Guests are Gay Talese, author of "Thy Neighbor's Wife" discusses taking eight years to write the book, his attempt to reflect America's definition of morality in the last 20-25 years, his research that included a sex commune in Utah that was created to eliminate the double standard between the sexes, the changing role of women since WWII such as birth control and abortion. Steven Kaplan, doctor of sociology and founder of the Vampire Research Center in Elmhurst (NY), discusses his belief that the vampire myth may have some truth to its legendary fantasy. He cites vampire traits and various cases reported in New York and New Jersey where people were drained of their blood. His organization is funded by private sources. He earns his living from guest lectures.

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  • July 21, 1980
    July 21, 1980
    Episode 156
    7/21/80
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    Kelly Lange is the substitute host for Tom. Guests are film director Samuel Fuller discusses being called King of the B movie. He says that a B movie should be judged by its content instead of its budget. He comments on his latest picture "The Big Red One" starring Lee Marvin. It tells the story of a fighting unit during World War II. Clip shown of Movie. actor Lee Marvin joins Fuller to discuss his starring role in Film. Marvin discusses helping other actors prepare for their roles in the film by keeping in character off-camera. Marvin also talks about his film career. Boomer, Dog of NBC-TV's "Here's Boomer" and his mate Cynthia are with their trainer Ray Berwick. He discusses the dog's marriage in Niagara Falls, Boomers personality, saving them from the Gas Chamber in a dog pound. Berwick demonstrates some tricks.

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  • July 3, 1980
    July 3, 1980
    Episode 155
    7/3/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Kathy Linney, Pro-Golfer, discusses her game and recovering from her second mastectomy. Sylvia Syms, singer, discusses night clubs on 52nd Street she has listened while standing outside in 1936, Billie Holliday and Frank Sinatra. She sings "Too Late Now" and "Until I'm with You Again." George Zambelli, fireworks company chief demonstrated different examples of fireworks that are made of paste, paper and twine. He comments on the importance of the quality of material used, 80% of his business being done for the Fourth of July celebrations and Peter Nero Concert in Philadelphia.

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  • July 2, 1980
    July 2, 1980
    Episode 154
    7/2/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Redd Foxx, comedian, discusses his first TV appearance in 1964, his Recent TV series and how he began working on "Sanford and Son." Ralph G. Allen, Professor at the University of Tennessee, and writer of "Sugar Babies" on Broadway, and Maxine Fairman, comic performing in Sugar Babies, discuss the shows popularity and its development. Allen comments on the history of burlesque and vaudeville. Bob Williams with dog Louis join the discussion. He comments on his act with his dog, his command performance for Queen Elizabeth II and Lord Mountbatten, his career and his 400 performances in "Sugar Babies".

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  • July 1, 1980
    July 1, 1980
    Episode 153
    7/1/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Stanley Siegel, talk show host, discusses reason for his show being cancelled by WCBS-TV. He discusses his work history and work style. Clips shown of his show. Robert Liebert, physician and clinic director that treats the Nebbish Syndrome explains the symptoms of this condition are not knowing what to do, how to act or have any practice at it. He discusses his treatment plan, considering it a teaching or a learning process. Donald McArthur, Corporate Jester, discusses his work. He is hired to relax and humor workers, and brighten up a workers day. He says his business is a success and judges his work by the level of laughter he receives.

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  • June 30, 1980
    June 30, 1980
    Episode 152
    6/30/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Andy Granatelli, son of Vince Granatelli in NBC Burbank parking lot about car they developed with a turbine engine which runs on any combustible liquid. Its lighter than normal car and is virtually maintenance free. It has no radiator or muffler, needs no tune-ups and requires an oil change every 100000 Miles. They discuss why Detroit has not manufactured any cars like these. Although their prototype cost $750000 if the car were mass produced it would cost about as much as a Cadillac Seville. Author of "Little Gloria Happy At Last," Barbara Goldsmith recapitulates the notorious custody battle between (Aunt) Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and (Mother) Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt over young Gloria Vanderbilt in 1934. She details the background of the struggle and discusses the judges decision to give little Gloria to her Aunt weekdays and her Mother weekends. She also shows stills of the Vandebilt family and their Fifth Avenue home.

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  • June 25, 1980
    June 25, 1980
    Episode 151
    6/25/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Allan Carr, motion picture producer, discusses his new movie "Can't Stop The Music." He feels the movie is a fantasy, the kind of escapist entertainment people want. He comments on the Show 42nd Street at the Kennedy Center and meeting Queen Elizabeth II in Australia. John Lydon (formerly known as Johnny Rotten) and Keith Levine, former member of the British Rock group The Sex Pistols discuss their distaste for this type of music. Lydon calls it vile, foul and annoying music. Their new interest is dabbling with sound track music for movies.

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  • June 24, 1980
    June 24, 1980
    Episode 150
    6/24/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are actor Jim Dale, Tony award winner for best actor in "Barnum" and the show's composer, Cy Coleman, discuss this musical. Dale discusses his show business start, working with Lawrence Olivier in Shakespearean productions and the varied and demanding work of Barnum. Coleman comments on other shows he has written. Mark and Mike Vittitow, twins, discuss their sex change operation to become men. Their longing to become men as well as bearing male traits is due to their mother ingesting the hormone androgen to increase her chance of becoming pregnant.

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  • June 23, 1980
    June 23, 1980
    Episode 149
    6/23/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guest is Lisabeth Fisher executive secretary of the National Association to aid fat Americans.

  • June 19, 1980
    June 19, 1980
    Episode 148
    6/19/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Grammy award-winning singer Charlie Daniels who discusses his career. He says he's not great in any particular area but is good in many (playing, writing and singing). He says his early influences were Roy Acuff and Hank Williams. He says he recorded "In America" to revive Americans pride in their country. He comments on the Iran hostage crisis and says Ramsey Clark's mission to free the hostages was a mistake. Country star Larry Gatlin says he believes he was born to record and sing with his brothers. He says he agrees with Kenny Rogers that a singer has to love music enough to go hungry for awhile. He comments on responses to his "The Midnight Choir" which he wrote after encountering a wino in a park. He says he supports President Carter. Relative newcomer Lacy A. Dalton talks about her early days and the pain of waiting for a break. Though from Pennsylvania she was raised on country music and has been compared to Janis Joplin for her style and energy.

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  • June 18, 1980
    June 18, 1980
    Episode 147
    6/18/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are singer Wayne Newton (at his Las Vegas home). He discusses his career which started at age 5 and his record of "Danke Schoen" which sounded like a German girl but was actually a 15 year-old Indian boy from Virginia. He exhibits one of the Arabian horses he breeds and sells on his ranch Then shows his living room which has a stone fireplace he designed. One of the rocks was analyzed to be petrified dinosaur dropping. He compares Las Vegas where the shows are the primary attraction, to Atlantic City, where gambling is the major lure. Snyder interviews Mr. Bubbles (Eiffel Plasterer) who's been blowing soap bubbles for over 50 years. He found by using rings he could blow square and triangular bubbles. With a heated hot-air bubble pipe he tries to blow very large bubble. He says being on "Tomorrow" is greatest day in his life. With help from his daughter, Alice he blows square and triangular bubbles then tries to encircle Snyder in large, round soap bubble.

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  • June 17, 1980
    June 17, 1980
    Episode 146
    6/17/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are deaf actress Phyllis Frelich who won 1980 Tony Award for "Children of A Lesser God" and her husband Robert Steinberg discuss the play that has so many similarities to their lives although it is not autobiographical. Steinberg acts as her interpreter and understudies John Rubinstein in the play. Rubinstein joins them, He learned to speak and read sign language for the play. Steinberg says she'd relish the chance to play Rubinstein's part again (as he did pre-Broadway) because it involves speaking for 2 people and signing which he describes as like walking and chewing gum at same time. Mother of 7 year-Old Etan Patz who disappeared in NYC one year ago discusses the optimistic report she's received from local police. Julie Patz states the need for a national Missing Persons Board. She says her other two children as well as her husband are coping with Etan's loss but that the ordeal is terribly draining. The family has faith that Etan will return someday.

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  • June 16, 1980
    June 16, 1980
    Episode 145
    6/16/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are physician and author of "The New Celibacy" Gabrielle Brown and actress Patricia Elliott currently appearing on Broadway in "The Elephant Man" discuss how those who participated in the Sexual Revolution of the 60s and 70s have discovered celibacy. Elliott was married and then had a long love affair but while studying yoga and meditation decided to try celibacy. Five years on she doesn't consider it abnormal. Both agree that sex without real feeling is more abnormal than abstaining since sex can often mask alienation. ERA opponent Phyllis Schlafly says that if the ERA is passed it will mean women will be drafted and face combat. She supports Reagan because he's anti-ERA. She believes it would be terrible to send daughters to Army camps without privacy where they'd learn how to kill. She notes the Army makes no provision for pregnant women. She also comments on National Defense, the need for military superiority over the Soviet Union, inflation, loss of American prestige and unemployment. 80 year-old Disco Sally and 28 year-old John Touzos are to be married tomorrow after living together for 3 years. She says she sees nothing wrong with her being with a much younger man. She says they love each other and she hopes for a few more rolls in the hay before dying.

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  • June 12, 1980
    June 12, 1980
    Episode 144
    6/12/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Baseball's Kissing Bandit, exotic dancer Morgana Cottrell from Columbus (OH.) She talks about crashing Baseball Diamonds To Kiss Baseball players during games. She says she began in '70 when she bussed Pete Rose. She also discusses her career as an exotic dancer: she began at age 13 and works 50 weeks a year. She relates womens reactions to her work. She avows she's no women's liberationist: she feels secure when a man is the boss. America's foremost impersonator, insurance agent Barry Bremen discusses his recent ruse: posing as contestant in U.S. Open Golf Tournament and playing 18 holes. He says he started scamming on Feb. 479 by making a basket at half-time during the NBA All-Star game for a $300 bet. He posed as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader at the last Super Bowl. He hopes to a guest host on the Tonight Show. He disrobes to reveal his New York Yankees uniform. Founders of fans for the control of sports, Bob Katz and Luke Salisbury discuss their legal efforts to switch ownership of professional baseball teams to a fan-controlled public corporation. They are trying to get on the ballot in fall of 80 so as to take the boston red sox public by floating stocks. They describe how the management would change.

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  • June 11, 1980
    June 11, 1980
    Episode 143
    6/11/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are magician Harry Blackstone discusses working for LBJ's Texas broadcasting company as an announcer and how he became associate producer of "The Smothers Brothers Show." He talks about illusions and the need for secrecy to preserve audience credulity. He says his famed father exited a full crown from a Decatur (Ill.) Theatre that was on fire by telling them he was going to perform an illusion. He does a card trick, a disappearing box and turns 2 assistants upside down in a box. Actor Robert Sacchi discusses movie "The Man With Bogarts Face" and what its like to be a lookalike. He comments on his work on the college circuit and gives an example of his Bogart imitation.

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  • June 10, 1980
    June 10, 1980
    Episode 142
    6/10/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Vietnam vet Jack McClusky, Dr. John Wilson of Michigan State University, and lawyer Jeffrey Steinberg who represented a Vietnam Vet acquitted after committing a violent crime discuss post traumatic stress disorder. A medic in the Marines McClusky suffered from rage at the War, became a morphine addict and later kicked the habit. He has organized outreach programs for veterans. Dr. Wilson says 40-60% of former soldiers have adverse Reactions. Steinberg discusses the Pettibone Case in which the former soldier went berserk and held a security guard hostage when he was unemployed, living in a tent and forbidden to see his children. British author Anthony Summers discusses his book "Conspiracy" in which he presents new evidence concerning the Assassination of President Kennedy. He hopes his book will spur the Department of Justice into reopening the case. He says he interviewed a woman who saw Oswald in a cafeteria minutes before the assassination. He believes that two gunmen were involved.

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  • June 9, 1980
    June 9, 1980
    Episode 141
    6/9/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are journalist Jeff Greenfield discusses the Presidential Campaign and election. He explains David Garth's success in the campaigning business. He feels electronic journalism lacks the long memory and the perspective of print journalism. He comments on Presidential manipulation of the Press and questions why certain events have disappeared from the news E.G. Cuban brigade, hostages in Iran and Cambodian refugees. He feels Chappaquiddick and poor interviews devastated Edward Kennedy's campaign. He says he dislikes upcoming fall shows Sunday games and Speak Up America. He prefers shows that assume audiences have a functioning brain such as "M*A*S*H" and "Lou Grant". Editor-Publisher of "Las Vegas Sun" Hank Greenspan lashes out at IRS for its tyrannical arrogance. He's upset there are more special agents investigating Vegas than anywhere else. He says a handwritten memo from Howard Hughes which he showed Snyder 6 years ago has led to constant harassment by the IRS. He feels their rules ought to be restructured. He claims there is more tax evasion in one square block of Manhattan than in all of Las Vegas.

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  • May 29, 1980
    May 29, 1980
    Episode 140
    5/29/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are actor-writer Sterling Hayden discusses his trip to Yugoslavia to cover Tito's funeral. He praises Tito as an original irrespective of politics. He turned down a role in a Charlie Chan movie to do the piece for Rolling Stone. He comments on his alcoholism, use of antabuse and disinclination to join A.A. He says after not drinking for 4 months he found himself in a Paris hotel room and drank the mini-bar dry. He says he saw Lillian Carter, Walter Mondale, Leonid Brezhnev and Andrei Gromyko at Tito's funeral. He says people always recognize him and are friendly in NY whereas in LA no one notices him. He says he's constantly battling depression and alcohol. Singer Mel Torme discusses his 5 year hiatus from singing and says Atlantic City isn't finished yet, maybe in 4 or 5 years. He comments on gamblers and his sobriquet the 'Velvet Fog'. He and Tom discuss Mels' appearance with Peggy Lee on a 1951 CBS color show at a time when about 12 color sets existed. Torme sings "Love For Sale" with Mike Ramsey Group.

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  • May 28, 1980
    May 28, 1980
    Episode 139
    5/28/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are New Yorker Magazine political writer Richard Reeves, Conservative Digest editor John Lofton, Chicago Tribune columnist Pat Buchanan and Associate Editor of New York Times, Tom Wicker discuss the upcoming Presidential Campaign. All are convinced the choice will be Reagan Vs. Carter, Kennedy is through. Anderson will have some influence. Not only are Conservatives happy with Reagan but Liberals such as Reeves and Wicker have no real objection to him. Wicker says he likes Reagan as a man, believes he has high ideals. Reeves supported Carter in 1976 and says he's so angry with Carter's performance he could cry. They agree the National mood is conservative and note the Press sometimes attacks Reagan unfairly for off-the-cuff remarks. They discuss the possibility of Third-Party candidacy throwing the election into the House of Representatives. They feel the main issue in the election will be the economy and they blame the Carter Administration for disastrous inflation as well as vacillation on the issues.

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  • May 27, 1980
    May 27, 1980
    Episode 138
    5/27/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are MS. magazine editor Gloria Steinem and ex-Porn star Linda Lovelace discuss their protest against porn films. Lovelace comments in her autobiography that she was beaten and forced to do movies like "Deep Throat." Steinem says porn is wrong because it involves the enslavement of women whereas nudity and erotica are okay if men and women are depicted as mutually satisfied. Both women urge others to support their protest rally outside "The Deep Throat Theatre" in NYC. Dick Van Dyke, who will be appearing in revival of "The Music Man" on Broadway, recalls some career highlights. He says Sheldon Leonard gave him his first break in TV after seeing him on Broadway in "Bye Bye Birdie." He says "The Dick Van Dyke Show" was cancelled after one season but proved so popular in summer reruns it was brought back for a long run. He recalls "The Comic" as his favorite movie and the joy he felt making "Mary Poppins." HE discusses his alcoholism and the movie about it he made. He believes musical revivals are popular because they help people forget their troubles.

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  • May 22, 1980
    May 22, 1980
    Episode 137
    5/22/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Michael Lord Jr (age 13) and his brother Eddie Arnold Lord (age 8) give a demonstration of their preaching technique. They have been preaching the Gospel since they were both 5 years old and Michael claims to have spoken to the Lord at age 2. They are joined by their parents Michael Lord Sr and Peggy Lord who with their children tour the country spreading the word. The boys have been able to lead a normal life by taking correspondence courses and spending time with their friends when they are home on vacation. The Lord family has a long history of Evangelists in it whose main goal is to bring the Gospel to those who previously have been turned off by religion. Michael Sr. feels that his children have an advantage over other youngsters because they are learning about life through experience rather than through text books. Carole Bayer Sager is a lyricist and co-writer of the Broadway smash "They're Playing Our Song" which was based on her professional and personal life with Marvin Hamlisch. Carole was a former English teacher and had her first break with the hit song "A Groovy Kind of Love." She is now beginning to perform the songs she has co-written with Hamlisch, Burt Bachrach, Melissa Manchester and Mike McDonald. She has written songs specifically for Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra and is currently in the recording studio working on her first album.

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  • May 21, 1980
    May 21, 1980
    Episode 136
    5/21/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are singer-actor Scatman Crothers discusses the movie "The Shining" in which he appears with Jack Nicholson. He says he wrote a song for the movie as well as for Clint Eastwood in "Bronco Billy". He talks about playing in speakeasies while attending high school in Chicago. He says his career got a boost when he played in "Chico and the Man" with Freddie Prinze. He indicates he felt Prinze was getting too skinny and using too many pills. He says he's been married for 43 years. Author of "The Forty to Sixty Year-Old Male" Dr. Michael McGill says nearly one-third of all men go through a mid-life crisis exemplified by impatience, irritability, temporary impotence and premature ejaculation. Inasmuch as most of these men are on the managerial level he says the problems may be job-related. Some men believe the sexual revolution has passed them by and so look for younger women. Wives may feel if theyd been better their husbands would not have strayed. McGill urges men to discover why they feel threatened.

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  • May 20, 1980
    May 20, 1980
    Episode 135
    5/20/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Spiro T. Agnew, former U.S. Vice President, discusses his book "Go Quietly - Or Else." He says the book explains why he did not contest tax evasion charges which resulted in his resignation. He says pre-trial prejudice made a fair trial impossible. There was panic in the Nixon administration over Watergate and the President refused to see him. Although Attorney General Richardson claimed an airtight case in July 73 by September they were unsure about their case against him. He says he did only what other politicians do and that it was unfair to put him through all this. Minister and sexologist Ted McIlvenna, a travelling elder of Methodist Church who makes documentaries on people's sexual patterns says he wants people to enjoy sex more. He says its ridiculous for the church to tell people what they can and cannot do sexually. He says if he had to choose between religion and sex he'd choose sex. The board of Methodist Church decided to sell his films. He began research when the Church assigned him to study gay people.

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  • May 19, 1980
    May 19, 1980
    Episode 134
    5/19/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are comedian and actor Gabe Kaplan in Las Vegas (Nev.) where he's playing in world series of poker. He says he started playing seriously 2 years ago and has won some major tournaments. Former actress and now full-time poker player Jane Drache joins him. She says she learned the game by watching her husband play. Kaplan discusses his new movie "Tulips" and his TV series, he says the characters on the latter are based on people from his past. He says he never wins when he plays poker socially but with money on the table he's been successful. Drache says she uses her femininity to advantage when playing but notes men and women play pretty much alike. Former Sen. Margaret Chase Smith discusses her Campaign to have the rose declared the National Flower. She reminisces about serving under Presidents from Roosevelt to Nixon. She feels its imperative for the Civil Service and Welfare departments to be reorganized. She supports President Carter's boycott of the Olympic Games and says everyone should be registered for the Military Draft in line with the Equal Rights Amendment which she strongly champions. She regards FDR, Johnson and Nixon as the strongest presidents of her era but says Nixon's greed ruined his chances of being considered one of our great Presidents.

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  • May 15, 1980
    May 15, 1980
    Episode 133
    5/15/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Chairman of Texas Human Rights Commission Hilmar Moore debates women's advocate Velma Roberts over Moore's Hitler-like statements concerning the sterilization of women on welfare. Moore says its merely a personal suggestion. Roberts feels he should resign and be replaced by a Black Welfare recipient. They agree the Welfare system needs improvement. Moore argues the number of Welfare recipients must be controlled. Roberts says all women have the right to control their own bodies but she does not object to educating the poor about birth control methods. Chief of Urology at Beth Israel Hospital Dr. Elliot Leiter and an anonymous patient, Peter discuss the physical and psychological problems suffered by men whose mothers used Des to prevent miscarriages during pregnancy. Peter has suffered from an inferiority complex since puberty due to genital abnormalities. He says others like him should seek help from a physician such as Dr. Leiter who can surgically repair certain abnormalities.



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  • May 14, 1980
    May 14, 1980
    Episode 132
    5/14/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are actor Ed Asner, star of "Lou Grant" TV series, discusses his involvement in the Vista program that aids immigrants, the poor and the elderly. He comments on President Carter's help for the program, his acting career and the Lou Grant character. What he has learned about news makes him think he'd like to be a new director or editor. He's currently filming "Fort Apache the Bronx" here. He feels fortunate to have been on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." William J. Murray, son of well-known atheist Madalyn O'Hair, discusses his being embroiled at age 14 in his mothers court battle to have school prayer declared unconstitutional. He says he joined her atheist society and helped it grow quite large. But he finally concluded what he and his mother were doing was wrong and he broke away. Now he feels its his duty to apologize for what he did because he feels partly responsible for the sad shape the country is in today.

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  • May 13, 1980
    May 13, 1980
    Episode 131
    5/13/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are author of "Heartsounds" Martha Weinman Lear talks about dealing with her husband Hal's 5 year heart illness which transformed him from doctor to patient and took his life. She describes her guilt at getting angry at him for being sick and her frustration at feeling helpless in a hopeless situation. She hails her husbands intelligence, humor and optimism in making dying less intolerable. Most difficult time was foulup in bypass surgery which left him with slight brain damage and loss of recent memory. Their happiest moment was unexpected return to their summer home in Provincetown (Mass.). Hayden discusses her new book "Isle of View" (homonym for I love you)" which she says she wrote to help people coordinate their minds and bodies. She explains creative lying is designed to make others feel good. She describes her nutritious dynamite milkshake which in now on the market, the profits will go to charity. She claims nutrition is the key to feeling good emotionally and sexually. She advises women on how to achieve sexual satisfaction by gaining control and becoming more dominant during sex. Snyder explains he left show abruptly yesterday because as he was discussing sensitive story of Martha Lear, belly dancers arrived to celebrate his birthday which he deemed inappropriate.

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  • May 12, 1980
    May 12, 1980
    Episode 130
    5/12/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Old Time tap dancers Howard Sims and Bunny Briggs join current tap star Gregory Hines of Eubie and Black Broadway. They discuss the qualities needed to become a tap dancer: devotion, feeling and improvisation. Briggs recalls how his aunt stopped him from going on tour with the legendary Bill Bojangles Robinson. All three disagree with Snyder when he avers black people make better tap dancers than whites. They say tapping is not in the color but in the feet and the teaching methods. They each dance individually then finish together. Clips are shown of Bill Robinson in 1932 "Harlem is Heaven" and Bunny Briggs in 1933 "Slow Poke." Fred Rogers discusses his hit PBS show "Mister Rogers." He recalls his first experience in TV as the floor manager for the first NBC color test despite his being color blind. He shows off some sweaters he's worn on the show and says all were knitted by his mother. He intros his puppet friends who chat with Snyder. He discusses his upcoming PBS special "Old Friends, New Friends."

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  • May 8, 1980
    May 8, 1980
    Episode 129
    5/8/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are actress Dorothy Lamour discusses her book "My Side of the Road" and her touring with the show "Barefoot in the Park." She comments on her autobiography, her six road pictures with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, her famous sarong, her marriage, her husband's death, and her early career. Ray Campi, teacher, dress shop owner and rockabilly singer discusses his singing style which is similar to Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. He comments on his popularity in Europe. Clip shown of his new movie "Blue Suede Shoes" and in concert in England. He feels rockabilly will be the newest wave of the 80s.

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  • May 7, 1980
    May 7, 1980
    Episode 128
    5/7/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are science fiction writer Harlan Ellison who details his legal battle with ABC and Paramount Pictures over stealing his idea for a TV show about a robot police officer. He and partner Ben Bova won 285 thousand dollar settlement after a 4-year leagal battle. He says he plans to erect billboards near Paramount celebrating his victory and urging other writers to fight back if in similar circumstances. He lectured every weekend to pay his lawyer, Henry Holmes. He opines that John Anderson is winning justified support, including his own. He attacks Ronald Reagan and George Bush but says he cannot badmouth President Carter although he does feel sorry for him. He strongly supports the ERA and says unisex bathrooms wouldn't be a bad idea. Famed astrologer Carroll Richter tells Snyder it feels good to be old (he turned 80 last Feb. 2). He talks of enjoying seeing friends he hasn't seen in years. He continues to advise many stars and celebrities but won't name any. He says he'll make political predicitons after the nominating conventions. He states that President Carter's astrological chart and the chart of the U.S. do not jibe whereas charts of Reagan and Anderson show better relationship with the country.

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  • May 6, 1980
    May 6, 1980
    Episode 127
    5/6/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are cast of Broadway play "Mornings At Seven": Nancy Marchand, Teresa Wright, Elizabeth Wilson and Maureen O'Sullivan. They say the play (which flopped in 60s) is a hit now because it was ahead of its time and people couldn't deal with story of four aging sisters living as neighbors in small midwestern town. Marchand comments on her midwest roots. O'Sullivan says she grew up in England and Ireland and enjoyed a different lifestyle but she can still relate to the play. She recalls early difficulties working in the theatre. Wilson says she appears in forthcoming movie "Nine to Five" with Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Recovered alcoholic Ken Garrison tells Snyder he's suing the Heublein Company which makes Smirnoff Vodka for ruining his life. He says they've violated the law by causing danger him and others. He argues there should be a label on bottles warning that the product is addictive and harmful and bottles should have child-proof caps. He says ads enticed him as a teen and he has drunk ever since. He denies he's at fault for his addiction.

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  • May 5, 1980
    May 5, 1980
    Episode 126
    5/5/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are three owner-chefs whose restaurants were chosen by Playboy magazine as three of top 25 in country. Georges Perrier of Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia prepares a gourmet salad with lettuce, shrimp, scallops, scotch salmon and a mustard-vinegar dressing. Tony Vallone of Tony's in Houston prepares a beef dish made with mushrooms and artichokes. Paul Prudhomme of Commander's Palace in New Orleans prepares a dessert made out of chocolate, cream, eggs and strawberries in the shape of a house. They comment on the Honor of their selection enhancing their restaurants renown.

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  • May 1, 1980
    May 1, 1980
    Episode 125
    5/1/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Ginger Rogers, actress and dancer, discusses her new show at Radio City Music Hall where she will sing and dance. She comments on how much the audiences in Europe love her Ginger Rogers show. She comments on her old movies, how her personality has not changed over the years, her work schedule, her other activities, her start in show business, the lack of good lyricists and composers today and her Oscar win for the movie "Kitty Foyle." Charlotte Ford, manners expert, discusses her book "Charlotte Ford's Book on Modern Manners". It deals with such topics as breast feeding in public, accommodations for unmarried couples, tipping, sexual harassment.

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  • April 30, 1980
    April 30, 1980
    Episode 124
    4/30/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Judge John Sirica, who opened up the Watergate Scandal and author of "To Set The Record Straight" discusses why he was harder on Gordon Liddy than on McCord, Mitchell, Magruder and Ehrlichman. Sirica says Liddy was unrepentant in court and he mocked the law. He says because he does not condone double standards, he would have sent Nixon to prison. He contends Nixon was arrogant and greedy and is a disgrace to the country. Arthur Miller, law professor at Harvard, discusses his dressing up as John Travolta and Bette Midler to relax his students and to illustrate his cases. Clip shown of his TV show in Boston. The station offered him a show because they knew he and the law would attract viewers. Adds that our political system is outdated and we have too many laws.

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  • April 29, 1980
    April 29, 1980
    Episode 123
    4/29/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Ryne Duren, former New York Yankees pitcher, Bob Welch, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher and Don Newcombe, past Pitcher for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, discuss their recovery from alcoholism. Alvin Dark, author of "When in Doubt: Fire The Manager" discusses his career as a baseball manager for numerous clubs as well as a player for many teams and being a born again Christian.



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  • April 28, 1980
    April 28, 1980
    Episode 122
    4/28/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are John Connally discusses his campaign for the Presidency and his feelings about being forced to quit. He comments on Reagan, Carter, Anderson, the two-party system, U.S. foreign policy in Iran, Russia (The Real Threat) and Khomeini (who is in a world of his own). Nellie Connally, wife of John Connally, discusses why she is glad John is out of the race. She feels he would have made a great president. She refuses to believe the JFK assassination conspiracies and says investigating it is a waste of time.

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  • April 17, 1980
    April 17, 1980
    Episode 121
    4/17/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guest is television talk show host Mike Douglas discusses how he'll be starting again since CBS has dumped his show and is replacing it with the "John Davidson Show." He says that he'll stop taping with Westinghouse on Friday and begin again with the new syndicator on the following Monday. He's surprised because his ratings have been great since they've moved to Hollywood and he can't understand their reasoning. He says that the executives knew about it for a long time yet they congratulated him and acted normally on his anniversary show. He says that he had to find out the bad news from his staff and that the execs did not even have the decency to tell him to his face. They offered to keep him for specials but he feels it was because they want him to bail them out in case the new show sinks. He says that even if they begged him to come back he would not because they acted very ungentlemanly to him. He says he was angry when he found out but that it gave him added strength to do the two shows that day. He says that he learned to live with these things and grow strong from them. Out of the 22 people who worked with him there 19 will follow him to the new show. He claims the new show will look and sound better but the format will remain unchanged. He says he sang professionally at the age of 8 and he inherited his ability from his mother. He says that he got a chance to substitute for a talk show host and that was the beginning for him. He left for Hollywood in '45 with his wife who was pregnant with his twin daughters. He did nightclubs and got an offer to do films or sing with Kay Keyser. He took the band offer but was almost ready to sell real estate before he got the gig. He estimates he has done 25,000 interviews to date.

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  • April 16, 1980
    April 16, 1980
    Episode 120
    4/16/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Rona Barrett, gossip columnist, editor of several movie magazines and "Good Morning America" commentator on ABC discusses her recent problems on the show. She claims she has been treated unfairly by ABC and that she has no opportunity for growth there. Sally Quinn, Washington Post reporter and the editors wife, discusses the pressures of working for her husband Ben Bradlee. She comments on Presidential candidates Kennedy and Anderson.

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  • April 15, 1980
    April 15, 1980
    Episode 119
    4/15/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Carmel Meyers and Mary Brian, Silent Screen stars and friends of Mary Pickford, discuss Mary and how they came to know her as well as the various rooms of her famous house "Pickfair" where she lived with husband Douglas Fairbanks and Buddy Rogers and Stepson Douglas Fairbanks Jr. They both met her on the sets of movies where they worked with Valentino and Fairbanks. They say that she used to have great parties where royalty would attend but that she was never the stuffy celebrity that people believed her to be. Brian paints on commission and Meyers has her own perfume business. Buddy Rogers and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. discuss their personal lives with Pickford. Fairbanks says that he did not get along too well with his father so that he did not live there much until after the War. He got along well with Mary and says she was always a lady as well as possessing a great sense of humor. He says that it was hard to get acting parts because of whose son he was and that even after he was established he stayed away from action films until his father had been gone from the scene a long time. Rogers says that the house is for sale now for ten million dollars. He made a deal with Mary that neither of them would live there if the other one was gone. He says that he wanted to live in his home on the Rivera and did for a few months but that Mary got lonely for Pickfair and so they moved back. He shows Mary's two Oscars one for "Coquette" in '29 and the honorary Award of '76.

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  • April 14, 1980
    April 14, 1980
    Episode 118
    4/14/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are author Judith Krantz and her husband Steve, producer of "Fritz the Cat."

  • April 10, 1980
    April 10, 1980
    Episode 117
    4/10/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are composer Marvin Hamlisch discusses his debut at Carnegie Hall. He comments on the conflict of wanting to compose as well as perform, without feeling either part has been neglected. He hopes to create a masterpiece before he dies for a great institution like the Great American Opera. Singer and composer Peter Allen discusses his early singing career in Australia. He comments that his act is more appreciated visually because of his performance. He talks about his marriage to Liza Minnelli. Allen and Hamlisch do a duet "Two Boys."

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  • April 9, 1980
    April 9, 1980
    Episode 116
    4/9/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Nancy Friday, author of "Men in Love" discusses men's sexual fantasies explaining that men lack of desire to dominate conflicts with women that want to be dominated. She explains how self-esteem relates to sexual behavior. She says that both sexes are looking for sex without responsibility, but that women dream of nameless faceless men, while men dream of women with Identities. Friday says men's favorite fantasy is the Avon Lady ringing their doorbells and ending up in bed with them. John Money, sex researcher, discusses how sexual behavior is learned during childhood thru his research of pygmy children. He comments on how early uninhibited sexual behavior can produce better socially and sexually adjusted children.

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  • April 8, 1980
    April 8, 1980
    Episode 115
    4/8/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guest is political consultant David Garth, whose clients have included Mayor John Lindsay and Ed Koch, discusses what it is like to run a political campaign. He says his strategy includes creating comercials, a basic campaign plan, research and debates. Garth says that he has often represented people that he had help defeat in the last election, but that he'll only represent people that he believes in. His basic strategy is to put the candidate up front because people vote for a whole image rather than single issues. He comments on KOCH, Carter, Kennedy and Anderson and that debating will help avoid electing the wrong person. Garth contends President Carter is using the hostage situation for his own profit and hasn't provided leadership.

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  • April 7, 1980
    April 7, 1980
    Episode 114
    4/7/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Pauline Kael, film critic for New Yorker Magazine discusses her work. She claims that she doesn't think of what she does as a profession because she loves it so much. Kael claims the movie companies would be making better movies but that theres so much money in poor or mediocre ones that they don't bother. Jon Alpert, video journalist discusses his work in Cambodia, Iran and Afghanistan. He got to speak to the student militants when he went to Iran and contends Iranians are more interested in eating every day than in the United States. Next he'll go to Cuba. Clip shown from his new documentary, "Third Avenue: Only The Strong Survive", about male prostitutes.

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  • April 3, 1980
    April 3, 1980
    Episode 113
    4/3/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Frank Serpico, ex-police officer who was the basis of the movie "Serpico" and the reason for the formation of the Knapp commission, discusses why his past is unimportant, preferring to focus on the present and the future. He comments on finding truths by seeking it within ourselves, religion and equality between the sexes. Larry King, the author of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" comments on Texas omission of the word whore from his books title when its printed in their newspapers and magazines. He says ustice was served at last when former Texas Governor John Connally was forced to give up his bid for the Presidency, but that Connally still scares him because he's a smart Nixon.

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  • April 2, 1980
    April 2, 1980
    Episode 112
    4/2/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guest is film director King Vidor discusses how he got started in the movie business. Clips from his movie "Our Daily Bread" shown. He says the movie got him dubbed a communist. He also directed an all-Black cast in "Alleluia" which also caused problems for his career.

  • April 1, 1980
    April 1, 1980
    Episode 111
    4/1/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are singer-actress Dale Evans Rogers, wife of actor Roy Rogers, and author of "Woman: Be All You Can Be" discusses feminism, family, patriotism, religion and their horse Trigger. She says she agrees with many of the issues of the feminist movement like equal pay for equal work, but that was it that she is also angry with them for making women who wanted to stay at home feel inferior. Barbara B. Brown, author of "Supermind: The Ultimate Energy," discuss her belief that everyone has super minds with great intellectual power. She comments that nerve impulses can be controlled by our mind.



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  • March 31, 1980
    March 31, 1980
    Episode 110
    3/31/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Lou Anderson, actor from "The Howdy Doody Show" (He was a Clarabell) and Bob Marvin, actor (Was Flippo the Clown on WBNS in Ohio) discuss how they began in the Clown business. Clip of "Howdy Doody" shown. Anderson says that he was the third Clarabell and that Bob Keeshan of Captain Kangaroo was the first. He says the part has no lines because then they'd have to pay the actor more for the part. Businessman Willy Amos (Famous Amos) discusses how he started his Cookie business. He also talks about his involvement in The Literacy Volunteers of America, where they teach adults to read.

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  • March 27, 1980
    March 27, 1980
    Episode 109
    3/27/80
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    Host Tom Snyder presents his first annual's NBC Talent Showcase. His guests are The Front Page, singing group from Public Relations. Dyan Sayles, Executive Secretary For Wnbc Radio, Sings. A Bluegrass Trio features Production Administrator Chris Lindner singing. John Hetzler, Program Analysis News Administrator, sings. Melanie Burlingham and Louis Padilla, Pages in the Guest Relations Department, sing. Matty Waltzer, NBC Stagehand, does a comedy routine. Thirty Rock, a Band of Four Engineers from "Today Show" sing. Ed Berenhaus, WNBC Advertising and Promotion employee, does a trumpet solo using vocal effects. Ernie Austin, stagehand, plays the Jews Harp while riding a bicycle suspended over the stage. Tom's Secretary, Cheryl McDermott, sings. Joe Pitello, NBC Maintenance Department, does a number on his harmonica. Steve Bellis, "Today Show" cameraman sings (With Guitar). Jimmy COOK, Radio Networks Operations, plays the Saxophone and sings a song written by his accompanist, Ricki Byers. Ed Hall, Page in Guest Relations, offers his impressions of Tom and of Jimmy Carter's New Fire-Eating Act. Tom promises to do this again and leads the performers in chorus of "There's No Buisness Like Show Business."

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  • March 26, 1980
    March 26, 1980
    Episode 108
    3/26/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Former lead singer of The Jefferson Airplane Rock Group Grace Slick discusses how she kicked her drug and alcohol Addictions. She says in the 60s it was the in thing to take drugs and that while that all changed in the 70s she couldn't stop. Finally they just didn't work for her but she admits that if they had she'd still take them. She says the specter of killing someone while driving stoned terrified her. She believes drugs made her caustic and unkind. She's just done a solo album and would like to write and sing movie scores. Gossip Columnist (Rock Journalist) Lisa Robinson discusses Rock Stars such as Elton John and Paul McCartney. She feels stars are grossly overpaid and applauds New Wave bands that disdain money. She says McCartney was stupid and arrogant to try to smuggle drugs into Japan. She says the group KISS is at a loss about what to do next but they'll be popular with little kids. She absolves The Who from blame in the Cleveland tragedy saying it was the fault of management.

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  • March 25, 1980
    March 25, 1980
    Episode 107
    3/25/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are "Future Shock" author Alvin Toffler discusses his new book "Third Wave." He says the world is headed into the future but our political leadership is archaic. He says the primaries are meaningless rituals and the Constitution and The Bill of Rights Are Passe. He believes no one currently in office can effectuate change due to being part of the system. He feels we need laws about genetic engineering, cloning and biological experiments. He thinks most people will refuse to vote for a new president because they're all the same. He's not sure the race will be Carter versus Reagan because bullets or a War could change all that. He believes we need policies for families, energy and urban problems. He thinks in the future workplaces will be automated, there will be no different working classes, assembly lines will disappear and most people will work out of their homes. Astrometerorologist and author of "Our Threatened Planet" Joseph Goodavage discusses his past predictions of earthquakes that have all come true. He says Earthquakes are caused by extraterrestrial forces such as the sun. He shows the charts he uses to predict and forecasts there'll be an earthquake in Palmdale (Ca.) between March 20 and April 7.

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  • March 24, 1980
    March 24, 1980
    Episode 106
    3/24/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are singer Anne Murray discusses her childhood in Nova Scotia. her main interests were sports and music. She couldn't beat her five brothers at sports so she did so in music. She majored in physical education in college. She married a man who called her to audition. She says her children will always come first but she'll continue her career. She has two children of her own and adopted three others. Ventriloquist Senor Wences who has appeared on "Ed Sullivan Show" 48 times discusses his various puppets and equipment. As a boy he'd throw his voice in class to register absent friends as present. He demonstrates his act and shows how he makes puppets out of everyday objects. Founder and Director of Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa, says his vigilante group which has made 72 citizens arrests in last 18 months started out with 13 people and now has over 300 male and female volunteers. He says anyone who needs help will receive it.

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  • March 20, 1980
    March 20, 1980
    Episode 105
    3/20/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Snyder demonstrates Intellavision by Mattel. He plays football, baseball and backgammon. Pulitzer Prize-Winning playwright and director Abe Burrows discusses his new book "Honest Abe." He wrote and directed plays such as "Cactus Flower," " Guys and Dolls," "Can Can," "Forty Carats" and "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." He says he got his start when the stock market crash led him to sell jokes to Henny Youngman. He comments on walking out of the production of "Hellzapoppin." He feels revivals are popular because young people have heard about these great shows and want to see them. He says they dont make plays and Movies Like they used to. He plays the piano and sings a few of his songs. President of Marantz and Superscope, Joseph Tushinsky discusses how years ago he made business deals with a small Japanese Firm Called Sony. He explains how he invented his Pianocorder - A Computerized Player Piano With A Built-In Cassette Recorder. A former musician he says he had to hunt all over the world to find a player piano, he finally unearthed one in Germany. He says his computer unit can be installed in almost any piano.

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  • March 19, 1980
    March 19, 1980
    Episode 104
    3/19/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Sam Amirante, Defense Attorney for convicted mass murderer John Wayne Gacy, and Chief Prosecutor William Kunkle discuss the facts of the case. Amirante says Gacy was well-liked and known for his volunteer work for the Democratic Party as a precinct Captain. He feels Gacy was not mentally competent to stand trial. Kunkle says anyone who could hide 33 murders is fully sane. Middletown (PA.) Mayor Robert Reid, Mickey Minnik and Paul Cowan of Village Voice newspaper discuss their skepticism about the federal government protecting people from nuclear-related disasters. They say the people who live there (near the Three Mile Island reactor) are stuck because they can't sell their homes and they are in constant physical danger.

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  • March 18, 1980
    March 18, 1980
    Episode 103
    3/18/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Judge Bruce Wright called 'Turn Em Loose' Bruce by the PBA for allowing a man accused of shooting a policeman to go free) discusses racism in the police department and the rest of society. He says bail is not always necessary and should not reflect the severity of the crime due to presumption of innocence. He says most of the judges in NYC are racist though they may not know it because they are middle class whites aloof from the people they have to deal with. Researchers Julie Evans and Susan Kennedy say one third of obscene phone callers are women and, that although some callers are sickos, most are just lonely or doing it for kicks.

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  • March 17, 1980
    March 17, 1980
    Episode 102
    3/17/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are President of Massachusetts State Senate William Bulger and Vice Mayor of Boston Edward Sullivan discuss the annual St. Patricks Day celebration at The Black Rose Pub via two-way remote. They discuss the roast the night before where Bulger will be insulted and have a chance to retaliate. They both say they've been training for the festive day so the drinking of stout wont be too new to them. Co-Producer of "Ed Sullivan Show" Marlo Lewis discusses his book, "Prime Time," which covers the first 13 years of the show. He says he had to put up his own money until CBS was convinced the show would succeed. He says the audience loved Sullivan because he was untalented and nervous they could identify with him. He would pre-screen the acts and if the audience didn't like them he cancelled them.

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  • March 13, 1980
    March 13, 1980
    Episode 101
    3/13/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are writer and "Saturday Night Live" performer Harry Shearer discusses what its like to work with the regulars there. He says he's done a few films with Albert Brooks for the show as well as the feature "Real Life". As a child actor he worked with Jack Benny and Red Skelton and appeared in "The Robe" and "Abbott and Costello Go to Mars." He thinks only women should be drafted for a while to equalize life expectancy. A video clip of his act is shown. Disc jockey's Frazier Smith, Johnny Walker and John Lonnigan discuss why they're considered the zaniest DJs on radio. Walker once told women over the air to take off their clothes and come to the station. They concede they've all been fired due to problems with management. Lonnigan mentions his character the Galloping Jew who makes German chocolate cake with Jews. They agree their outrageous stunts are what keep their audiences listening.




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  • March 12, 1980
    March 12, 1980
    Episode 100
    3/12/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are former mental patient Bill Thomas discusses the decade he spent at The Farview Hospital (Pa.) where he was beaten and abused by the staff. He says that when his father died he began to lose touch with reality. When he fathered a mentally retarded daughter he felt that it was because his father was punishing him from beyond the grave. He became paranoid and when his wife left him he became a derelict. He would confess to crimes he hadn't committed so the police would put him out of his misery. Believing his father was alive he'd break into mausoleums to contact him. Finally he attempted suicide and landed in Farview. There he found patients were beaten regularly and heavily drugged. He says there was alcohol and drug abuse as well as homosexuality among the staff and patients. Unable to get out, he had a guard smuggle him a camera and tape recorder. Clip of horrors there is shown. He says although the staff caused several deaths not one has been convicted. Marcia Lyons husband died of Lung Cancer at age 29 as did 2 other colleagues of his within 18 Months. They were exposed to arsenic fumes at The Ford Motor Co. The case is before Workmens Compensation and they hope to take the case to the courts.

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  • March 11, 1980
    March 11, 1980
    Episode 99
    3/11/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Marilyn Funt, ex-wife of TV personality Allen Funt, discusses her new book "Are You Anybody" based on her interviews with mates of celebrities about losing their own identities. She comments on how woman are programmed from childhood to be subservient. She says that she wrote the book to save her marriage but that in writing it she became more independent and that threatened Allen. Ruth Berle and Emmy Cosell, wives of Milton Berle and Howard Cosell discuss their marriages. They say you take a chance on who you marry: men are men. They say they do things for their husbands because they want to and he men do the same for them. They believe Marilyn is very bitter about her divorce but she'll feel better in time.

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  • March 10, 1980
    March 10, 1980
    Episode 98
    3/10/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Snyder interviews Alger Hiss who discusses the trial where he was accused of being a Communist spy by admitted Soviet Agent Whittaker Chambers. He says the country could not prove Hiss was a spy so they convicted him of perjury for denying he knew Chambers. He says that he did not know him under that name and that when he did know him he looked different. He accuses prosecutors of falsifying evidence by saying that the typewriter that typed the information sent to Russia belonged to him when in fact it did not. He says he was disbarred due to his conviction. He says he's glad most of today's youth do not know his name. He's now trying to get his conviction expunged from the record. He thinks he can do it now because of the Freedom of Information Act although it took him three years to get the trial transcripts and when he did his testimony was blotted out. He says the charges and trial were aimed at denying Truman election as President. He says he was not angry at the country but at J. Edgar Hoover and the prosecutor. He notes Richard Nixon was on the panel and that it gave him great happiness to see Nixon resign from the presidency. Lawyer John Lowenthal joins the panel. He helped to defend Hiss and has documented the trial in his movie "The Trials of Alger Hiss." Gordie, Mark and Marty Howe discuss hockey and how its changed since Gordie's day. He says he introduced his sons to the game so its very natural for them to play on teams. They discuss America's Olympic victory over Russia in hockey.

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  • March 6, 1980
    March 6, 1980
    Episode 97
    3/6/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are actor and activist Dick Gregory discusses fasting as a means of protest and its health benefits. He comments on the brilliance of many American convicts, the frantic pace of modern living (citing penises and sexual discharges to illustrate his point) and racial and sexual equality. He comments we're ready to jump on Iran but not on Russia because they can fight back. He believes the Afghanistan crisis was staged by The U.S. and Russia to wipe out Islam. He calls the grain embargo a joke because it involves pig food. He claims Andrew Young was the scapegoat for the P.L.O. issue. Nat Hentoff, author of "The First Freedom: A Tumultuous History of Free Speech in America" discusses the first amendment and how it has been violated from its inception. He says people were arrested for writing negatively about John Q. Adams. He says we need the right not to be secretly investigated by the FBI or CIA for activities that are our legal right. He says the CIA is trying to pass a charter that would let them invade privacy legally so they could screen mail, tap phones and bug homes.

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  • March 4, 1980
    March 4, 1980
    Episode 96
    3/5/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Marshall Brickman, writer and director of "Simon" discusses his work with Woody Allen on such films as "Sleeper," "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan." He says he met Allen at a nightclub and they've been friends ever since. He says he never thought of becoming a writer or director, being a musician satisfied him. He wrote for Johnny Carson and Dick Cavett and says he preferred Cavett for doing a more socially significant show. He comments on "Simon" costing only $4 Million and his need for his father's approval. He feels the best thing to be is a concert performer and a clip from "Simon" is shown. Nobel Prize winner William Shockley who claims Blacks are genetically inferior defends his advocacy of a sperm bank composed of Nobel Prize winner's sperm, an idea originated by Robert Kaye Graham.

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  • March 3, 1980
    March 3, 1980
    Episode 94
    3/3/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Kenneth Tynan author of "Show People" discusses some of the celebrities he has written about. He says he's still in love with Louise Brooks who at 76 is still very sexy. He calls Ralph Richardson an eccentric with a fondness for explosions. He thinks Mel Brooks is the funniest improviser around and also very depressed. To him Johnny Carson is the master of the TV closeup but a most reticent interviewee. He says Being with Dick Cavett is like being with a close subversive friend. FBI Investigator Ralph Himmelsbach discusses The '71 D.B. Cooper Hijacking Case. He says the only clue ever found was a wad of $20 bills traced to the ones given to Cooper. He thinks it likely that Cooper died when he parachuted off the plane with the money. He says he'd like to attend Coopers funeral and doesn't mind the FBI is forcing him to retire due to his age.

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  • February 27, 1980
    February 27, 1980
    Episode 93
    2/27/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are 11 year-old actress Tina Payne discusses her topless photograph for a California paper. She comments that she does not understand the furor it has raised. She discusses her having started in a beauty contest and then gone into acting. She says she's enrolled in The Lee Strasberg Actors Studio in an adult class and also takes singing and dancing lessons. She says she'll be appearing on TV in "Beulah Land." Philadelphia Disc Jockey Sid Mark discusses why he plays only Frank Sinatra on his Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows. He says the public loves the shows, with 1600 selections he never runs out of songs to play. Nudist Party Presidential candidate Louis Abolofia says he appears nude at rallies and if elected will govern in the nude. He says it epitomizes freedom of expression. He wants a female vice president and says the ERA has nothing to do with drafting women. He says he advised people to run to Canada to avoid the draft.

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  • February 26, 1980
    February 26, 1980
    Episode 92
    2/26/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Tony Bennett, and sons Danny and Daegal, discuss how Tony helped them form the Punk Rock Band Neon. Clip is shown of the band performing. The boys say they're working on getting a record contract and comment on appearing on "Saturday Night Live" as the best exposure. Right now they're appearing in clubs and handling Tony's business affairs. Tony says when he got out of the Army he enrolled in acting and singing school. He never got cast in a Broadway Show but says while he loves the theatre he wouldn't like to be in a play. He says he loves playing Carnegie Hall. Jazz bandleader Woody Herman discusses his career. His father started him out at nine years old, he sang and danced and was known as the Wonder Boy. He got interested in jazz as a teenager. He talks about appearing at Mardi Gras with his band in Black-Face. Clip is shown of the performance. He feels audiences today are the best and brightest.

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  • February 25, 1980
    February 25, 1980
    Episode 91
    2/25/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Henry Rogers of Rogers and Cowan Public Relations Agency discusses what his firm does for products and individuals. They communicate with the public via the media to reinforce attitudes and convey thoughts. His new book is called "Walking the Tightrope" and he feels the media and the public are too sophisticated to fall for stunts which worked in the old days. Stanley Arnold, head of Idea Company and rival of Jimmy Carter in 76 Primaries, says he feels none of the Presidential Candidates are answering our questions. He advocates mandatory gas rationing and limits on cars to four or six cylinders. He feels were drowning in inflation and that we have to stop selling our country to foreign interests and impose controls on government spending.

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  • February 21, 1980
    February 21, 1980
    Episode 90
    2/21/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Boston University President John Silber discusses the students and faculty who dub him dictator and censor. He comments that his opposition is in the vast minority. He defines what he believes an educator should be and decries that so many schools let students decide what the curriculum will be despite the fact that they have no idea what they're doing. Former DC Weatherman Willard Scott talks about moving to the "Today Show" after 30 years with local station WRC-TV in Washington. He says he intends to inject humor into "Today."

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  • February 20, 1980
    February 20, 1980
    Episode 89
    2/20/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guest is Nancy Reagan wife of Ronald Reagan.

  • February 19, 1980
    February 19, 1980
    Episode 88
    2/19/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are the wives of three Republican contenders Nellie Connally, wife of Governor John Connally, Keke Anderson, wife of Congressman John Anderson and Arlene Crane, wife of Representative Philip Crane discuss their husbands and the influence they have on their campaigns for the Republican Presidential nomination. They talk about being careful what they say, on their influence and about fundraising (which Mrs. Crane does little of due to raising 8 children). They all see the Republican Party as a national savior and feel the media is biased against their party. Mrs. Crane cites a "60 Minutes" piece where Mike Wallace made her husband appear like a fool. All of them (like their husbands) believe in the ERA but Mrs. Anderson stands alone in being opposed to nuclear energy.

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  • February 18, 1980
    February 18, 1980
    Episode 87
    2/18/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Terry Wiles a thalidomide child and his adoptive parents.

  • February 14, 1980
    February 14, 1980
    Episode 86
    2/14/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are actress Natalie Wood discusses her new movie "The Last Married Couple in America." Clip is shown. She says its a spoof on marriage in Southern California as far as commitment is concerned. She discusses her remarriage to Robert Wagner and says they always felt something for one another even while divorced. Magicians Ran-Del and Dawn-Del perform psychic phenomena. They demonstrate examples of telekinesis but fail, then demonstrate telepathy and partially succeed. They perform their metamorphosis act in which they change places with each other while one is in a locked chest.

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  • February 13, 1980
    February 13, 1980
    Episode 85
    2/13/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Sister Carolyn Farrell, the mayor of Dubuque Iowa, discusses what its like to be the the first Catholic Nun to be elected mayor. Professor Arthur Kraus discusses the health value of eating such foods as garlic every day. He says that daily eating of organic garlic is vital to the prevention and cure of such diseases as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. Gay-Darlene Bidart, also known as The Love Witch, has an advice column in the Spanish-Language "Cosmopolitan" magazine.

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  • February 12, 1980
    February 12, 1980
    Episode 84
    2/12/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Opera Singer Luciano Pavarotti discusses the increasing popularity of opera due to TV exposure. He says he sees more young faces in the audience every day and that he did the American Express TV commercial to promote opera. Novelist Joseph Heller discusses his new book "Good As Gold" about marriage and divorce and that it praises family life.

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  • February 11, 1980
    February 11, 1980
    Episode 83
    2/11/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guest is Senator William J. Proxmire (D-WI.) discusses the Maine caucuses and says President Carter should come out of the White House and debate Sen. Kennedy. He thinks the Iran and Afghanistan situations have helped Carter and hurt Kennedy. He rates Kennedy a superior Senator and accuses Treasury Secretary Miller of having lied to his committee about bribes and Textron Corp. He believes most politicians today are honest because they're forced to be. He applauds the FBI for ABSCAM but disapproves of press reports of allegations before all the facts are in. He believes NY banks should have bailed out NYC rather than the government and says he opposed federal loans to Lockheed and Chrysler.

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  • February 7, 1980
    February 7, 1980
    Episode 82
    2/7/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are actor John Ritter discusses his new movie "Hero At Large." He says he believes in human goodness but thinks we need more heroes. He was shocked by drug use and sexual activity during a recent visit to his old school, Hollywood High. Star of UHF "Uncle Floyd Show" Floyd Vivino says He prefers working on UHF because he doesn't have to worry about ratings. He states his audience of 100000 ranges from 18 to 35 years of age. He describes his show as mostly satire and says that he performs live at high schools, colleges and nightclubs.

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  • February 6, 1980
    February 6, 1980
    Episode 81
    2/6/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Francisco Lupica, musician and one-man band, discusses his creation of The Cosmic Experience which was heard on the TV series "Star Trek." He demonstrates his act and claims his music relaxes people. Charles Koppelman, former vice president of Columbia Records and now one of the founders and heads of the entertainment company, discusses his reasons for leaving Columbia. His company owns rights to music and produces albums for other recording companies. Kal Rudman, publisher of The Friday Morning Quarterback says his programming guide serves the U.S., Canada and North American radio stations. It predicts hits and traces their development. It also offers information for every musical style and ultimately dictates what we hear.

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  • February 5, 1980
    February 5, 1980
    Episode 80
    2/5/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Amanda Arnold (KHOU-TV in Houston), Monica Kaufman (WSB-TV in Atlanta), Natalie Jacobson (WCUB-TV in Boston) and Sue Simmons (WNBC-TV in New York) siscuss their careers as TV News Anchors.

  • February 4, 1980
    February 4, 1980
    Episode 79
    2/4/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are operator of Pips Nightclub George Shultz discusses why he quit his stand-up comedy routine to open a club where struggling young comedians can get started. He says ethnic types are much funnier than others. 95-Year-Old Joe Smith of fabled Smith and Dale vaudeville comedy team discusses how he met his partner. He talks about his life at the actors fund home in New Jersey and declares he recently got a high school diploma. He says he writes now to occupy himself. Eye Surgeon Charles Kelman discusses how he does song and dance routines to comfort his patients after surgery. He says he wants to put them at ease and that knowing they will see him after surgery gives them reassurance.

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  • January 31, 1980
    January 31, 1980
    Episode 78
    1/31/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are choreographers Bob Fosse and Agnes Demille who discuss their careers and how the notion that dance is an effeminate activity is an American invention. They say the concept changed when dance was presented in a form people could understand. Clips are shown from his movie "All That Jazz" and from PBS show "Conversations of The Dance." They comment on erotic numbers
    they have used in their shows. Demille comments that Waltzes were once banned as bawdy. Demille says dancers are as important as the choreography because they lend it their own individuality and unique qualities. They discuss the custom of cattle-call auditions and admit its hard to reject so many people. Fosse says despite popular opinion the central character in "All That Jazz" is not him, he merely added some of his experiences. They both say they feel ambivalent towards the way of life they must lead for their careers.

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  • January 30, 1980
    January 30, 1980
    Episode 77
    1/30/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Michelle Triola Marvin, estranged roommate of Lee Marvin, discusses her palimony suit against the actor. She says he originally agreed to pay her $1050 per month for five years but that after a year he discontinued the payments. She says the money was to help her get on her feet again and be independent since she ignored her singing career for the 17 years she lived with Marvin. She feels she deserves compensation and that if the situation were reversed men would surely be compensated. Singer and comedian Vaughn Meader, famous in 60s for his send-ups of the Kennedy Family, discusses how his career died along with John Kennedy. He talks about his comeback attempt with song "I'm Getting Ready For Teddy" and warns viewers against Angel Dust.

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  • January 29, 1980
    January 29, 1980
    Episode 76
    1/29/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Ronald McDonald House Official Suzanne Jeffers and Residents Rebecca Rogerson and Georgia and Brian Brundege discuss the homes purpose: to give children suffering from cancer the chance to live with their families in a home atmosphere rather than a sterile hospital environment while they undergo treatment. The charge Is $10 per night per family. 18 year-old editor of The Children's Express Michael Schrievman and 13 Year-Old Reporters Quin Bakaty and Felicia Kornbluth discuss their recent trip to refugee camps in Thailand and Cambodia. They say that despite all the reports of death over there they saw mostly life.

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  • January 28, 1980
    January 28, 1980
    Episode 75
    1/28/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Baseball Greats Satchel Paige and Lou Brock discuss changes in the game over the years. Paige says in his day players traveled by train not plane. He says when he played in the Negro Leagues he never made more than 500 dollars a month. Both Brock and Paige state they felt themselves slowing down when they hit 40. Brock says he'll be director of sports planning for a cable TV station and hopes to start a business of his own. Author of "Women On Top" Jane Adams discusses what highly successful women have in common: the strong desire for independence from the traditional female roles. She says that they often feel isolated from their own sex whereas men do not have that problem.

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  • January 24, 1980
    January 24, 1980
    Episode 74
    1/24/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are comedian Rip Taylor who says when he was a child everyone tried to dissuade him from going into show business despite the fact he always knew he wanted to be a comedian. He demonstrates old pantomime routine to the record of Romania Romania. He says he wants to remain an entertainer always and that he wants to preserve slapstick comedy. Bill and Patty Burns of KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, discuss their working relationship. Bill talks about his early career and his difficult transition from radio to television. He remarks on political conventions he's covered and notes after JFK Assassination they became no fun due to heightened security. He says women sportscasters lack authority (Ie. Jayne Kennedy of CBS).

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  • January 23, 1980
    January 23, 1980
    Episode 73
    1/23/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are actress Louise Lasser discusses her new movie "In God We Trust" and her new play "Marie and Bruce." She says the profanity she has to use in her play makes her uncomfortable. She comments on her early career and the odds of her doing another TV series. She says Woody Allen won't do TV interviews because he's too busy making movies and is uncomfortable with TV. She Prefers Working in NYC to L.A. Director Otto Preminger discusses His new movie "The Human Factor." He says stardom is harder on women than men because when they lose their looks they're under a lot of pressure.

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  • January 22, 1980
    January 22, 1980
    Episode 72
    1/22/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Carolyn Reed and Geraldine Miller, Directors of National Committee on household employment and NY State Coalition of Household Workers discuss their efforts to upgrade the definition of household worker and raising their salaries to minimum wage. Founder of Jewish Defense League Rabbi Meir Kahane discusses his months in an Israeli Prison after entering Hebron despite the prohibition of the Israeli Government. He says Prime Minister Begin has bowed to U.S. pressure prompted by the oil situation.



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  • January 21, 1980
    January 21, 1980
    Episode 71
    1/21/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees principal owner discusses his youthful ambitions to be a coach and teacher. He stresses the importance of providing young people with education and opportunities. He believes the U.S. should determine who its real friends are and stop giving money to our enemies. He Supports President Carter's Boycott of The Olympics. He comments on Billy Martin and owning a club in respect of contracts and salaries. He says ticket prices should not reflect players salaries. Nephew of President Carter William Carter Spann discusses his legal troubles since age 12. He says he's always felt he was the black sheep of the family but now he's straightened out. He regards his grandmother Miss Lillian as his real mother. He calls his Uncle Billy a notorious drunk.



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  • January 17, 1980
    January 17, 1980
    Episode 70
    1/17/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guest is fabled runner Harold Red Grange from his Florida home discusses his long career with the Chicago Bears and his one-time ownership of the New York Yankees. He says as a youth he looked on baseball players as heroes. He believes TV made Pro Football what it is today, before TV became commonplace, College Football was far more popular. He says he gave up ownership of The Yankees because he was losing too much money.

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  • January 16, 1980
    January 16, 1980
    Episode 69
    1/16/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are video journalist Jon Alpert discusses how he was able to gain admission to Cuba, Cambodia and Vietnam (during The Border War). Clips are shown of his trip to an orphanage in Vietnam and of the Border War there. He refers to the transportation department as a bureaucracy and alleges the U.S. Government has given aid to foreign leaders who were overthrown. Olympic hopefuls Dwight Stones and Franklin Jacobs discuss High Jumping. They say they're displeased that the Olympic Games are to be held this year in Moscow and say they will boycott them in the interests of Peace.

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  • January 15, 1980
    January 15, 1980
    Episode 68
    1/15/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are dream psychologist and author of "Living Your Dreams" Gayle Delaney and Dr. Milton Framer of Dream Sleep Lab discuss dreaming. Framer explains how we dream. Delaney claims dreams are solving our problems. We must learn dream language. Delaney says you can order up a dream by writing down a question, "What Happened To You That Day". Director of "Our Hitler" Hans-Jurgen Syberberg says the 7-hour movie has no gruesome war scenes. He made it to make people aware of their own possibilities.

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  • January 14, 1980
    January 14, 1980
    Episode 67
    1/14/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are director Josh Logan and his actress wife Nedda reminisce about the music business. They discuss his new show Joshua Logan's "Musical Moments" in which he discusses writing songs in which their daughter appears. Nedda talks about her father, Edward Harrigan, who was a producer, director and lyricist in the 1890s. Logan recalls his friends Rodgers and Hammerstein and sings several bars of one of their songs. He says his family always accompanies him when he travels. She discusses her acting career. They Sing A Song From "Gigi." Tiny Tim discusses marriage. He says he and his wife Miss Vicky do a nightclub act. Miss Vicky discusses the act in which she comes out and dances while Tiny sings and after he sings, he says he misses the big time and offers a preview of his next record.

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  • January 10, 1980
    January 10, 1980
    Episode 66
    1/10/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are former Porn Star Linda Lovelace (now Linda Marchiano) discusses her new book "Ordeal" which details how she was forced to appear in porno movies. She says her former husband Chuck Traynor was kind and gentle when she first met him but when she threatened to return to NY. He hypnotized her and made her perform perversions. He threatened to kill her family if she left him and forced her to marry him so she could not testify against him in court. She says she made little from "Deep Throat" because Traynor forced her to sign over to him 97% of her income. She finally escaped from him in California when he was armed with a machine gun. She is today married to a supportive man and they have a 3 year-old daughter. Toshiba executive Robert Schiff demonstrates an acoustically controlled TV set which is still in the experimental stage. He says Toshiba is working towards total environment control via experiments with lighting, heating and household appliances.

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  • January 9, 1980
    January 9, 1980
    Episode 65
    1/9/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are actress Joan Fontaine discusses her career and her book "No Bed of Roses." She comments on the Studio System and working with Laurence Olivier and Alfred Hitchcock as well as gossip columnists the studios used to discipline actors under contract. She talks about never having gotten along with her sister Olivia DeHavilland, never having collected alimony from ex-husbands and avoiding voicing political opinions (She once had her passport taken away for doing so). She says she's just finished doing "The Lion in Winter" in Vienna and will soon appear on the Soap Opera "Ryan's Hope." Jazz singer Anita O'Day discusses her early career and her recent concert in Japan. She says this is her first network appearance since she was on "The Steve Allen "Tonight Show" 25 years ago. She discusses her drug problem that lasted 16 years and says her life and career are being profiled by 60 Minutes in March she says she'll be appearing with Mel Torme at Carnegie Hall.

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  • January 8, 1980
    January 8, 1980
    Episode 64
    1/8/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Elvis Presley's stepmother Dee Presley discusses how she met and married Elvis's Father Vernon while Elvis was in the army and stationed in Germany. When friendship deepened she divorced her husband and married Vernon. She says Elvis accepted her as the official Graceland hostess but not as his mother. Dee's children by her first marriage, Rick and David Stanley comment on growing up with Elvis as stepbrother. They say he was more like a father and a good friend. They discuss Elvis's drug problem, the 24 Hour-A-Day care given Elvis and his death. Academy Award Winner and Village Voice Columnist Howard Smith discusses his book "The 3 Biggest Lies" and his movie "Gismo." The book offers lies specific to various professionals E.G. Physicians, Lawyers Etc.

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  • January 7, 1980
    January 7, 1980
    Episode 63
    1/7/80
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Zubin Mehta, Conducter of New York Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic, and Itzhak Perlman, international acclaimed violinist. Each will appear in NBC Special "Live From Studio 8H: A Tribute To Arturo Toscanini." Mehta says Toscanini revolutionized interpretation of music at turn of century and that many people have since emulated him. Opera Diva Leontyne Price, only operatic performer to have won 15 Grammy Awards joins the panel. She says she's thrilled beyond belief about Wednesday's special and says its miraculous what they've done with this studio. Co-Producers of the special Judith Depaul and Alvin Cooperman, join the panel. They Previously Produced "Ahmal and The Night Visitors" For NBC. They discuss the evolution of this special, the transformation of the studio into A Classical Music Hall for TV and the desire of classical musicians to become involved in such productions.

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  • December 31, 1979
    December 31, 1979
    Episode 62
    12/31/79
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    Host Tom Snyder wishes everyone A Happy New Year and explains we'll see the guests entering the studio from the hallway. George Burns calls his co-stars in new movie "Going in Style," Art Carney and Lee Strasberg, fine actors. He says he has found acting not to be too hard (He made his debut at age 79 in "The Sunshine Boys"). He speaks about his career in Vaudeville and notes he was a flop until he met Gracie Allen whom he calls a great actress. He still thinks about her a lot. He says he recently recorded a Country and Western single called "I Wish I Were 18 Again" (He doesn't). He doesn't intend ever to retire from show business because he's got so much to do. Clip is shown from "Going in Style." "Saturday Night Live" cast member Bill Murray speaks about his Chicago boyhood and wanting to be first a pro baseball player and then a doctor. He speaks about attending a Jesuit School and his family. He says doing SNL is hard, they don't work every day but put in long hours when they do. He finds some of the shows material objectionable (ie. skit on murder of Harvey Milk in San Francisco). Clip is shown of Murray doing lounge crooner Nick Wings. He says SNL isn't as much fun with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd gone. Rip Taylor talks about his new NYC nightclub on stage, his confetti throwing, his TV show "The $1.98 Beauty Show," playing Las Vegas and dealing with hecklers.

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  • December 20, 1979
    December 20, 1979
    Episode 61
    12/20/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Paul and Linda McCartney are interviewed (via two-way remote) backstage at The London Theatre before appearing on stage. They discuss recent The Who tragedy in Cincinnati (where 11 concertgoers died), and their own security problems while appearing in concert. Linda talks about joining the band and learning to play a musical instrument. Paul tells how and why he formed Wings and where they played. They talk about their family life and say that whenever they go on the road they take their children with them. They also comment on their sheep. Paul says he's only been involved in two political causes: The Cambodian refugee concert and the song "Give Ireland Back To The Irish." Linda says she still takes photographs. They are joined by two members of Wings. Paul discusses The Beatles, Wings' 1980 U.S. Tour and his still imitating Little Richard. Video of Wings performing "Spin It On."

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  • December 19, 1979
    December 19, 1979
    Episode 60
    12/19/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Garson Kanin, writer, director and musician and Wife Ruth Gordon, writer and actress, discuss writing, acting and the motion picture business. Kanin talks about his new novel "Moviola." Ruth Gordon says she didn't see "Kramer Vs. Kramer" but wishes she could have played Meryl Streep's part. Michael Medved discusses his book "The Shadow President" about Presidential Aides. When he was 21 he worked as a speechwriter for a congressman. He discusses Hamilton Jordan's alleged drug use as well as peccadillos of aides as far back as Lincoln's Presidency. He also discusses his forthcoming book "The Golden Turkey Awards" which honors the worst actor, actress, movie etc.

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  • December 18, 1979
    December 18, 1979
    Episode 59
    12/18/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Snyder talks about not having time to visit museums in NYC, his friendship with Dr. Frank Field and school teachers who make Christmas more exciting for young students. Snyder interviews income tax resister and protestor Irwin Schiff, author of "The Biggest Con: How The Government Is Fleecing You." He was tried last year for failure to file tax returns and was found guilty. Justice Department used clip from his last appearance on "Tomorrow Show." Schiff appealed, arguing the clip was inadmissible evidence. Last week his conviction was overturned. He says people are not legally required to pay taxes (he hasn't paid since '73). He claims the government is destroying the country with excess taxation and that according to The Constitution government currency is counterfeit. He applauds passage of Proposition 13. Royal Little, founder of billion dollar business, Textron, discusses his book "How To Lose $100,000,000 and Other Valuable Advice." He relates some mistakes he's made in business so others may avoid them. He regards the trend toward large multinational companies as a good thing. Edward Lamb, termed "America's Wealthiest Radical," discusses his book "The Sharing Society." He believes American capitalism is doomed and that we must sooner or later join the world and look for resources outside our borders. He says young people's goal should not be to acquire assets because the U.S. is headed for economic self-destruction. He says his whole life now is devoted to advancement of The United Nations.

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  • December 17, 1979
    December 17, 1979
    Episode 58
    12/17/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Jacques Pepin, former chef to Charles Degaulle and author of two cookbooks, and Alfredo Viazzi, owner of a Greenwich Village Restaurant and cookbook author, both prepare a meal and describe its preparation. Pepin prepares shrimp bread and Crepes Suzette. Viazzi Prepares Osso Buco.

  • December 13, 1979
    December 13, 1979
    Episode 57
    12/13/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Former Pueblo Commander and Captive of North Korea Lloyd Bucher and kidnapping victim William Niehous discuss their experiences. Niehous was held for 3.5 years by Venezuelan terrorists who seized him as a representative of multinational capitalism. Bucher was held for 11 months. Bucher says his captors mistreated him, Niehous says he was not brutalized. Bucher says he survived the ordeal because he was responsible for his crew. Niehous had access to radio and newspapers and knew of ongoing negotiations to secure his release. Iran hostage Barry Rosen's wife Barbara and Iran hostage Kate Koob's Sister Micki comment on the media coverage of the Iran Crisis. They say they have faith in the governments handling of the situation. They say they have nothing against the Iranian people and do not believe the Shah should have been returned to Iran.

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  • December 12, 1979
    December 12, 1979
    Episode 56
    12/12/79
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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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  • December 11, 1979
    December 11, 1979
    Episode 55
    12/11/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Terrorist negotiation expert Herb Cohen discusses his career. He feels President Carter is doing a good job with the Iran crisis but that time, diplomatic pressure and finally face-to-face negotiations will be needed to free the hostages. He predicts their trials will occur in the meantime. He comments on the art of negotiation. Top motivational speaker Zig Ziglar says he persuades people to maximize their abilities. He advises not worrying about what one can't do and concentrating on what one can. People must eliminate the negative thinking to which they've been conditioned. Ziglar formerly sold pots and pans and now owns his own company.

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  • December 10, 1979
    December 10, 1979
    Episode 54
    12/10/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are
    Graduate of Yale Drama School and author-director of Broadway hit "The 1940s Radio Hour" Walton Jones says he fell in love with radio as a child and was disappointed at shows transferral to TV because imagination no longer played a part. His current show was born out of a one-man show where he did a radio program with sound effects in a studio setup. Jones says he chose the music, dancing and comedy to exemplify the 1940s. Cast Members John Sloman, Arny Freeman and Dee Dee Bridgewater do short version of Dickens's "A Christmas Carol."
    Kenny Delmar who starred on "Allen's Alley" as Sen. Claghorn discusses working with Orson Welles on "The Shadow" and "War of The Worlds," announcing for Lucky Strike Cigarettes so he could hear his name on the air, his work and friendship with Fred Allen and the supposed feud between Allen and Jack Benny. Author of "The Dime Store Parade" Robert Heide discusses the music and artifacts he supplied for today's show.

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  • December 6, 1979
    December 6, 1979
    Episode 53
    12/6/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Professor Peter Schickele is better known as "PDQ Bach," the fictional 21st son of the great composer Bach. Schickele recalls how as a child he was turned on by the music of Spike Jones. He demonstrates several weird instruments. Schickele himself has recorded 3 albums and composed music for a science fiction film. The Philadelphia Opera Company has commissioned him to find a PDQ full length opera. Greg and Tim Hildebrant, Identical twin brothers who are best selling fantasy artists and creators of the "Star Wars Poster," discuss their new Fantasy Novel "Urshurak" which is about an island of Amazon Women, Elfs, Magicians Etc. Greg and Tim discuss growing up in Michigan and Science Fiction films. A videotape of a slide presentation from Urshurak is shown. Willa Shalit is the daughter of Gene Shalit and owner of the shop "Face It." She demonstrates her technique by making a life mask of Tom. She discusses how she became interested in the mask business and her clientele.

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  • December 5, 1979
    December 5, 1979
    Episode 52
    12/5/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Contact healer Finbarr Nolan claims he has mystic healing powers due to old Irish belief about seventh son of a seventh son. He says when he was 2 he cured a child of ringworm and later another of blindness. The ill must receive 3 treatments from him and he tells them to stay with their regular doctors treatments. He accepts contributions. Riverboat cook Joanne Steadman tells how he treated her arthritis. Rock Promoter Stu Ric tells how Nolan treated his psoriasis. Hells Angels Fu Griffin and Sandy Alexander say the media created an image of them in the 50s that they lived up to until recently. But now they have calmed down. They also discuss membership, rules, morals and laws as well as Sonny Barger and the recent indictment of 32 Angels in California on racketeering charges.

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  • December 4, 1979
    December 4, 1979
    Episode 51
    12/4/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Sociologist Margaret Barbeau and Mormon feminist Sonia Johnson.

  • December 3, 1979
    December 3, 1979
    Episode 50
    12/3/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Mia Farrow and Anthony Perkins discuss their current roles in Broadway play "Romantic Comedy." Farrow says making people laugh in her Broadway debut is a new experience for her. She talks about her appearances in "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Great Gatsby." Perkins talks about his role in "Psycho." He talks about growing up in a showbiz family as child of Osgood Perkins. Mia talks about growing up as the daughter of actress Maureen O'Sullivan. Mia has six kids with a Korean orphan on the way, Anthony has 2 children. They agree doing plays leaves more time for family than doing movies. Congressman George Hansen discusses his recent mercy mission to Iran. He paid for the trip himself and met with the hostages. He says The Carter Administration was displeased but he assured them he went as a private citizen with no thought of negotiating. He believes the U.S. should swap Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller for the hostages. He voices his opposition to the Communist takeover of Nicaragua and the Panama Canal Treaty.

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  • November 29, 1979
    November 29, 1979
    Episode 49
    11/29/79
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    Host Tom Snyder intros clip of 1957 Sunbeam Bread commercial featuring "Tomorrow" creative editor Jay Ottley. Burt Wolf, cooking equipment expert, discusses the variety and abundance of American foods. Clip is shown from his show "What's Cooking" in which he prepares apple pandowdy. He demonstrates different cooking utensils. Dave Yurkew of North American Tattoo Club discusses his interest in tattoos, how he tattooed himself at 16 with needle and thread and how to choose a tattoo parlor. He cites Barry Goldwater, Brian Keith and Cher as celebrities who sport tattoos. Tattoos are modeled by Neil Grant, Donna Fiorito, Charlie Bockwith and Marge Yurkew. Wendy Leigh, author of "What Makes A Man G.I.B. (Good in Bed)," says what's good for a woman is a relationship question whereas for a man its a goal-oriented question. What makes a man G.I.B. is his approach to the woman and how he discovers her sex fantasies. She says celebrities responded gladly to her questions.

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  • November 28, 1979
    November 28, 1979
    Episode 48
    11/28/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Journalist-Playwright-former Congressman and former ambassador to Italy Clare Boothe Luce discusses her recent vacation in France on world's biggest barge. The widow of Time and Life co-founder Henry Luce says the French media were critical of President Carter's reaction to the hostage crisis until they realized the government's stand on diplomatic immunity was its only choice. She says Khomeini Is emulating Mohammed in behaving as warrior and statesman. She believes the hostages will stand trial, be convicted and be released. She argues that if the UN cannot defend an embassy's diplomatic immunity, then it has no reason to exist. She notes she was recently honored by West Point's Graduation Association. Artistic Director of Actors Studio, Lee Strasberg who made his movie debut in 1974 in "Godfather II" discusses his interest in archaeology and ancient history as a youth. He never planned a career in theatre but having joined the students of art and drama he found he had talent for acting. Then he joined the American Laboratory Theatre where he learned Stanislavsky's method. He comments on acting and stars.

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  • November 22, 1979
    November 22, 1979
    Episode 45
    11/22/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guest is entertainer Liberace (via remote) at his new home in Las Vegas. He describes growing up in Milwaukee and getting involved with the piano. He says his father played with Mitch Miller. At 19 he was teamed with Vivian Blaine. He says He plays both classical and popular music. Al Jolson, Judy Garland, Hildegarde and Frank Sinatra were big influences on him. In concerts he admits he hits some wrong notes but he says he knows how to cover it up. He admires Horowitz who never hits wrong notes. He says he doesn't practice every day. He collects antiques, pianos both playable and miniature, cars and candelabras. He performs some pieces.

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  • November 21, 1979
    November 21, 1979
    Episode 44
    11/21/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are football player Thomas Henderson (via KXAS-TV remote) in Dallas discusses his firing by Dallas Cowboys Coach Tom Landry. He says the rules and Landry's personality were reasons for him to retire. Landry said he wouldn't start and if he signed with another team Dallas would demand a #1 draft pick. Presidential daughter Margaret Truman Daniel is now consumer affairs expert for toy manufacturers of America. She says electronic toys are big this year, board games have been big for years and dolls are now designed for boys as well as girls. She urges parents to be prudent when shopping and demonstrates some toys to illustrate their safety. 10 Year-Old Angelo Repole and 23 Year-Old Dana Terman discuss her defeating him for the '79 U.S. Monopoly Championship. Tom and Angelo show chocolate provided by Bloomingdales in shape of tee shirts, cars, roller skates, ties etc.

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  • November 20, 1979
    November 20, 1979
    Episode 43
    11/20/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are recently reelected New Jersey State Senator Anthony Imperiale discusses his Newark Citizens Patrol. His group monitors police radios, has its own patrol cars, headquarters and ambulance. He says his cars respond in seconds whereas city police cars take 2.5 hours. He states his group is well-trained and makes citizen's arrests. They carry licensed guns, he carries two. Dean of "Jailhouse Lawyers" Tom Scoleri says while in prison another inmate conned him into getting an education. He discusses his 13 years on death row. He is now on lifetime parole. He still helps inmates while he pursues a law degree.

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  • November 19, 1979
    November 19, 1979
    Episode 42
    11/19/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, an authority on death and dying, discusses her partnership with Minister Jay Barham and His Wife Marti on a retreat in California to help dying people and their families. The Barhams discuss psychodramas which they performed before meeting Dr. Kubler-Ross in a dark room they communicate with the dead who materialize, they have told the Barhams they possess certain energies. Though people claim to have sex with these entities, Barham claims there is no sex involved. All three believe death does not exist, life continues. Photographer Lord Snowden discusses his new book "Snowden." He says he hates being in front of the camera. He believes photography is a craft, not a fine art. He discusses photo equipment and the new technology and says he considers himself a photojournalist.

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  • November 15, 1979
    November 15, 1979
    Episode 41
    11/15/79
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    Guest host Edwin Newman's guests are Italian Journalist Oriana Fallaci discusses her interview with the Ayatollah Khomeini. She says he wants her dead because of her articles. His religious revolution has plunged Iran into chaos. He Is behind the student demonstrators. She feels the hostages will not be harmed. She believes Khomeini is not mad but is a fanatic, He's uninterested in the rest of the world and is very old physically and in his opinions. She predicts his death will ignite a civil war. She adds that she interviewed the former Shah in 1973 and found him to be mentally ill. Sue Morton, a housewife and mother from Tennessee, speaks about her relief work with Cambodian refugees.

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  • November 12, 1979
    November 12, 1979
    Episode 40
    11/12/79
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    Reporter Betty Rollin is the guest host, guests are actress Jane Curtin discusses how she became a cast member of "Saturday Night Live". Clip is shown of some of Jane's characters on the show then she talks about them e.g. "Weekend Update" anchorwoman and author of "Anatomy of An Illness" Norman Cousins discusses his recovery from a crippling and supposedly irreversible disease by means of laughter. He believes people get sick because their immune defenses are worn down, negative feelings produce chemicals with bad reactions. So he cured himself by watching Marx Brothers movies. Good feelings produced positive chemicals, laughter helped oxygen mix with his blood. He says Pain tells us to listen to our body.

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  • November 8, 1979
    November 8, 1979
    Episode 39
    11/8/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Rufus Shaw, author of "How To Be A Rich N-----," discusses how to choose the right mate, religion, school and career. He says he chose the N-word because it refers to anyone who's been discriminated against. He says he was a top student and athlete in high school and college. He was arrested in Dallas for possession of 160 of an ounce of cocaine and is appealing. He published the book himself. N.Y.U. Prof. James MacLachan theorizes that fast talkers are perceived as more knowledgeable, intelligent and sincere than those who speak at a normal or slower rate. He shows a 30 second Smokey The Bear PSA then a 24 second one. Ads are shortened by using a time compacter and fast projection. Inventor of "Dungeons and Dragons" Gary Gygax comments on his war game which is the latest college fad. It requires no lights, play money or fancy board. It's an open-ended make believe game. Tom takes the role of magician who is directed through the mythical dungeon by keeper Gary.

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  • November 7, 1979
    November 7, 1979
    Episode 38
    11/7/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are TV Sportscasts Tim Weigel of WLS-TV in Chicago says he loves his work especially because he's doing it in his home town. He strives to be fair to players. Steve Sommers of KNBC-TV in Los Angeles says there's a double standard in sports. If he says a QB was great only the coach calls him but if he says a QB was terrible he hears from the QB, the coach and the fans. Bill Curric of WIIC-TV in Pittsburgh believes a sportscaster must be a reporter first, only then can he inject his own personality. He doesn't second-guess players or managers. Warner Wolf of WABC-TV believes he is a commentator. He uses his personality and has fun with sports. All Four Journalists Discuss The Willie Mays decision, women sportscasters and rule changes.

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  • November 6, 1979
    November 6, 1979
    Episode 37
    11/6/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Richard Hagen, professor and author of "The Biosexual Factor" discusses his belief that men pursue sex more than women. They enjoy looking at nude women, pictures and films because they are biologically different. He believes attitudes are transmitted genetically and that men have stronger drives and are more organismic. Founder of F.A.T.E. Velvet Rhodes explains it is The Amazon Society of Female supremacy which can be traced back to Ancient Greece. She believes women should be worshipped and adored. She founded the society in '76 based on her own personality. Dan Field dubs himself The Merry Matchmaker of Manhattan due to his dating service for single people. After completing a questionnaire and an interview men are given a list of women to call or vice versa. He says he has facilitated thousands of marriages not one of which has ended in divorce.

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  • November 1, 1979
    November 1, 1979
    Episode 36
    11/1/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are singer-dancer-actress Ann Miller and actor Mickey Rooney discuss their Broadway musical "Sugar Babies." She says she's worked all her life. She wants to work, have fun and make money. At 56 she still does warmups. Rooney Is 59, has had 8 wives and 10 children. He has trouble with clothing and goes home after the show so he can get up early and play golf. When the show came to New York a few of Ann's numbers were cut and she wanted to quit. They also discuss the cast, star egos and Merv Griffin.

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  • October 31, 1979
    October 31, 1979
    Episode 35
    10/31/79
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    Host Tom Snyder intros clip from a KISS concert. Band members Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley appear on the show in full costume and makeup. They comment on their fans. They explain they designed their own costumes. Ace is a spaceman, Peter a cat (because he used to crash cars), and Paul A Boxer (because he wanted to be one.) They discuss their tours and concerts where their audiences range from teenagers to the middle-aged. Gene says when his hair caught on fire during one concert people thought it was part of the show. World's leading female escape artist Dorothy Dietrich lets Tom put thumb cuffs on her and cover her hands with a handkerchief. She escapes then performs the same act only with the addition of ropes around her hands. Again she escapes. She saws a staff member in half then is strapped into a straitjacket from which she escapes.

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  • October 30, 1979
    October 30, 1979
    Episode 34
    10/30/79
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    Host Tom Snyder comments That on Nov. 15th he will quit smoking for the day. He demonstrates a pair of robot toys he bought over the weekend. Bob Avakian, the chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, discusses Why He believes this country is in need of a mass uprising in the form of a violent revolution. He says it is the task of the party to politically educate the people as to what the real cause of violence, alcoholism, drug use, pornography, etc. is the capitalistic system. He says that Capitalism is a system that has long since outlived its ability to contribute to the development of society but can now only drag it down. Avakian claims that people will only fight, die and kill to see this system overthrown, not to see it continued. His plan and the plan of the party is to smash and dismantle the oppressive apparatus of the Capitalist Class System by bringing a large part of the now standing U.S. Army over to their revolutionary point of view. Avakian claims once the revolution is completed the party will assume leadership but allow no bureaucrats to organize and exploit the masses.
    John Epling, in the guise of Dr. Vladimir Ivanovich Koslov The Russian lecturer, discards that disguise to extol the virtues of the freedom and liberty available in the U.S. and not available in the U.S.S.R.


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  • October 29, 1979
    October 29, 1979
    Episode 33
    10/29/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Walter Williams, the creator, writer and voice of Mr. Bill, discusses Mr. Bill Show and his other contributions as a writer on "Saturday Night Live". Mr. Bill was first aired on SNL as a home movie he had submitted, then for three seasons he was signed on to contribute just these segments to the show. Last season he was hired by Lorne Michaels as a full-time writer responsible for submitting sketches and non-Mr. Bill films in addition to the "Mr. Bill Show." Williams also discusses the merchandizing of the popular Mr. Bill. Film clip shown of Mr. Bill episode. Mimi Sheraton, restaurant critic for The New York Times and author of six books including her most recent "From My Mothers Kitchen," appears on the show incognito. She speaks about her enjoyment of all types of cuisine, trends that are developing in food and restaurants, and the difference between French Restaurants in L.A. and N.Y. She Also speaks of the rights of the customer in terms of food quality and table location. Catholic Priest Louis Gigante, who was just released from jail on Thursday following a nine-day prison sentence for contempt of court, discusses his stay in jail saying he feels he came out a better human being and hopefully a better Priest. He also discusses the housing programs underway in the South Bronx and the state of the neighborhood in which his church is located.

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  • October 25, 1979
    October 25, 1979
    Episode 32
    10/25/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are actor-singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson discusses "Freedom Road," Made For TV movie in which he co-stars with Muhammed Ali. He says at times Ali's acting moved everyone on the set despite the fact that the director thought he was wrong for the role. He says he isn't comfortable being a celebrity as Ali and Burt Reynolds Are, He doesn't know how to deal with it. He reveals he used to have alcohol problems but stopped drinking when it began to affect his work. He discusses the movie he's now making, "Heaven's Gate" and praises its director, Michael Cimino. Auschwitz Survivor Fania Fenelon who played in orchestra there, and Dean of Simon Wiesenthal Center For Holocaust Studies At Yeshiva University in L.A. Rabbi Marvin Hier discuss the CBS TV movie of Fania's life, "Playing For Time" and the selection of Vanessa Redgrave to play her. Hier says he brought Fenelon To America in hopes of convincing CBS to remove PLO-supporter Redgrave from the movie but CBS refused to do so. of

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  • October 24, 1979
    October 24, 1979
    Episode 31
    10/24/79
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    Host Tom Snyder interviews Willie Stargell, first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates and World Series MVP, and Dave Parker, Pirates outfielder and highest-paid player in the National League. They describe the World Series-winning Pirates as 25 different players with different personalities who play hard together whether they win or lose. Stargell, wearing a black cowboy hat, also discusses his charitable work and free agency. He awards Tom the Stargell Star. Commercial break. Michael Eddowes, British lawyer and author of "The Oswald File," talks about his theory that a KGB agent impersonator killed President John F. Kennedy. He contends that FBI director Hoover had Oswald watched in Russia and believes the real Oswald was kidnapped or disappeared. He claims that Hoover learned that Oswald took his birth certificate to Russia. Eddowes believes the real Oswald is in the USSR and even Oswald's mother isn't sure that he is buried in Texas. Eddowes believes the FBI and CIA knew about the KGB agent and were afraid to tell the public. He feels presidents should be protected more carefully, citing threats against LBJ, Nixon, Ford and Kennedy. Richard Mitchell, professor and author of "Less Than Words Can Say," asserts that status dictates the tone of memos between people. He suggests that since we are all human we should use ordinary words. He claims writing or speaking in the passive voice uses more words and that using the passive voice instead of the active voice is immoral.

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  • October 23, 1979
    October 23, 1979
    Episode 30
    10/23/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guest is Former Hew Secretary Joseph A. Califano Jr. discusses the book he's writing. He says he will become The Department of Health and of Human Services and there will be a separate education department. He says he considered running for the U.S. Senate in New York but decided to go back to practicing law. He says he resigned because President Carter claimed he wasn't getting along with his staff and because the Carter Staff Were Gearing Up For The 1980 Campaign. He discusses F.I.C.A., Social Security, Student Loans, Welfare, Government Spending and The Contretemps about His Cook. He believes we must bring the government and big business back together to increase the economy and wipe out inflation. He says he stopped smoking and feels 100% better. He declares others must have also because cigarette sales are down. He says Carter and Kennedy are in a tough fight. He says students at his lectures often ask about discrimination. He thinks it is unfortunately rooted in a person's heart.

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  • October 22, 1979
    October 22, 1979
    Episode 29
    10/22/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are television producers and documentary-makers Alan and Susan Raymond discuss their work and the nature of TV documentaries. They say documentaries are hard to finance and get on the air because while the audience is there the old guard at the networks is not willing to take chances. Their Police Tapes was however bought by ABC and aired as segment of "Close-Up," first time a network purchased an independently-produced documentary. They discuss the 1973 "An American Family" about The Loud Family, "Bad Boys" which looks at juvenile offenders (Clip of which is shown), "The Third Coast" which looks at growth of Houston and "Scoop" which they are currently working on: a look at news gathering and news reporting in this country. NBC's Richard Salant is quoted as saying One Word Is Worth A Thousand Pictures. First Women's Bodybuilding Champion Lisa Lyon discusses that as well as being first women ever to guest pose in the Mr. Olympia Competition. She Poses Then discusses Her Purpose in Bodybuilding: Redefining A Level of Animal Perfection. She describes her training regimen and the way increased strength has bolstered her confidence.

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  • October 18, 1979
    October 18, 1979
    Episode 28
    10/18/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are actor-producer John Houseman and Stanley Marcus author and chairman of the board of the luxury retailer Neiman Marcus.

  • October 17, 1979
    October 17, 1979
    Episode 27
    10/17/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are adopted son of former Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, Charles 'Chuckie' O'Brien discusses his ten months in New England Federal Penitentiary which ended this morning. He says the place was no country club but rather a working prison. Addressing accusations that he drove the car Hoffa rode in the day of his disappearance, O'Brien vehemently denies having done so. He says Hoffa was a beautiful person inside and out and if he'd known Hoffa was going to be abducted he would have stopped it. As far as Hoffa's alleged ties to organized crime, O'Brien says its just a label pinned on him years ago. Former "National Lampoon" Editor Tony Hendra who published "Not The New York Times" during the last NYC newspaper strike, discusses his new book "The 1980s: A Look Back At The Decade To Come." He predicts that nuclear reactors will be turned into low-income housing projects, the Great Wall of China will visit Central Park, Disney will take over the United Kingdom and it will be discovered that the 1970s caused cancer.

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  • October 16, 1979
    October 16, 1979
    Episode 26
    10/16/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Photojournalist David Kennerly discusses working for the wire services, in the Ford White House, and in the field covering the Vietnam War and The Jonestown mass suicide (his coverage of which appeared on the cover of "Time" magazine.) He discusses the great accessibility of the Johnson and Ford White Houses and the inaccessibility of Nixon's which led to his transferral to covering Vietnam in 1971. He also speaks about his new book, "Shooter." South Bronx priest and former city councilman who once ran for mayor Louis Gigante discusses the specter of ten days in prison for refusing to answer grand jury questions about his conversations with reputed Mafioso James Napoli. Though found guilty of criminal contempt of court, Father Gigante insists his conversations are privileged under The First Amendment's Assertion of the Separation of Church and State. He says he's willing to be jailed for exercising his priestly rights.

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  • October 15, 1979
    October 15, 1979
    Episode 25
    10/15/79
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    Sixth Anniversary Show. Host Tom Snyder's guests are comedian, actor, singer, writer, musician Robert Klein and composer, conductor, musician Marvin Hamlisch discuss their New York roots. Klein is currently starring on Broadway in Hamlisch's "They're Playing Our Song." Klein says he started out being funny for family and friends then appearing in Greenwich Village coffeehouses and the Second City group. Hamlisch Studied At Juilliard to be a concert pianist but later found himself a rehearsal pianist for Broadway shows which led to his adapting Scott Joplin rags for "The Sting" and Writing The Score For "A Chorus Line." He currently mixes concert performances and composing. He and Klein appeared at The White House two weeks ago. Klein says the press expected him to make provocative political statements but he says he feels the government is paralyzed enough as it is. He feels Johnson and Nixon administrations did more damage than we realize in that their excesses led to a shift of power to the Congress.

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  • October 11, 1979
    October 11, 1979
    Episode 24
    10/11/79
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    Host Tom Snyder on The Streets of Philadelphia Snyder interviews Ray Danielowitz, musical director of Polish-American string band The Mummers. They march to a number. In the studio Teen Music Idols Fabian Forte and Bobby Rydell discuss their childhoods in Philadelphia and their careers. Forte currently acts in movies and on TV and is getting involved in directing and producing. Rydell Still sings in Clubs Across The Country. Owners of Century-Old Nightclub Palumbos, Kippy and Frank Palumbo, discuss the club's longevity and success, entertainers who've played there over the years and various functions and fundraisers they have held e.g. weddings, bar mitzvahs etc. Singer Billy Ruth, Sinatra Lookalike and Soundalike, says Sinatra has seen him perform and views his act as a tribute. He sings "I've Got You Under My Skin."

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  • October 10, 1979
    October 10, 1979
    Episode 23
    10/10/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guest is Texas Lawyer and former Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski discusses his law career. He was also Special Counsel To The House of Representatives on Koreagate. He comments on his experience in criminal and civil law and tells why he has defended people he knew to be guilty. He comments on Watergate Figures James St. Clair, Alexander Haig, John Mitchell and Egil Krogh. He comments on the Koreagate investigation which found over 100 members of Congress involved in an influence peddling scheme with South Korean businessman Tong Sun Park. Jaworski recently published a book: "Confessions and Avoidance."

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  • October 9, 1979
    October 9, 1979
    Episode 22
    10/9/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guest is Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo discusses his Two Terms As Mayor. Rizzo comments on his not being able to run again because the law forbids it. Of the rumor he might run for the Senate, He says if his wife agrees to it hell let Snyder be the first to know. He comments on his relations with the press and his past career in the police department. Regarding charges of police brutality he notes that the Justice Department once investigated these charges but the case was thrown out because only white cops were implicated. Rizzo says he wishes he would still be mayor when the current case of police brutality is presented to the Grand Jury.

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  • October 8, 1979
    October 8, 1979
    Episode 21
    10/8/79
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    Host Tom Snyder talks about his past shows at KYW-TV and runs a clip from a news show he anchored. Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier discusses the musical revues in which he tours. His Son Marvis comments on his father. He says boxers are cold-blooded. The 79 Golden Gloves Winner Marvin will represent the U.S. in The Upcoming Olympics. Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Ron Jaworski and Philadelphia 76ers forward Julius Erving talk about what its like playing ball in Philadelphia vis-vis L.A. or NY. They comment on their lifestyles and on their fans. Jaworski says he lives in southern New Jersey and commutes. Erving says he lives in an apartment in Philadelphia while his family lives on Long Island.

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  • October 4, 1979
    October 4, 1979
    Episode 20
    10/4/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Casablanca Records Co-Owners Peter Guber and Neil Bogart discuss their artists Donna Summer, The Village People, and Kiss, As Well As Movies Theyve Made Such As "The Deep," "Midnight Express" and "Thank God It's Friday." They comment on their friendship. Earlier Guber was head of production at Columbia Pictures. They discuss Donna Summer's stardom and the present and future of the record and film industries. Arts critic Bob Weiner says he set a record for attending discos - 94 in 20 days. He comments on book he'll write, discos and how he became a critic.

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  • October 3, 1979
    October 3, 1979
    Episode 19
    10/3/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Fay Kanin, newly elected president of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, discusses the script of "Friendly Fire." She says she's proud of American TV because it is free to say what it chooses. She comments on censorship and says TV should not be a controlled medium. Clip and slides show Pope John Paul II meeting with schoolchildren in Madison Square Garden where they present gifts to him. Robert Ringer, author of "Restoring The American Dream," defends right of individual to determine what is right for him as opposed to the government's deciding. He says this can be achieved if 95% of people do not vote. He feels limited government protects people from the aggressions of big business. He notes that historically inflation has led to governmental collapse followed by totalitarian dictatorship.

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  • October 2, 1979
    October 2, 1979
    Episode 18
    10/2/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Lorimar Productions president Lee Rich and founder and executive director of National Federation For Decency Rev. Donald Wildmon debate the issues of TV advertising boycotts and sex and violence on TV. Wildmon believes TV shows should be uplifting, inspiring and educational. To achieve this goal he and his 18000 members boycotted the Sears and Roebuck chain until it discontinued sponsorship of "Charlie's Angels" and "Three's Company." Rich calls this blackmail although he concedes the NFDS members have a right to shop or not to shop wherever they choose. He believes The NFDS investigation into sexual and violent programming on network TV has been made for publicity purposes since they have not also investigated independent local stations, magazines (Such As Playboy), books, radio and films.

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  • October 1, 1979
    October 1, 1979
    Episode 17
    10/1/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are cartoon animator Chuck Jones discusses his new movie "The Bugs Bunny- Roadrunner Movie" and the popularity of his work. He says he never thinks about competition from Disney. He says Warner Brothers management inspired him to do his new movie. He comments on George Lucas, the voice and speech pattern of his characters and voice artist Mel Blanc who was inspired by the voice of producer Leon Schlesinger. 3 clips from the movie are shown. Bill Brown, author of "The Bureau" explains how he met Head Of Domestic Intelligence for FBI William Sullivan. He comments on search for a Soviet mole in NYC FBI Office. He says Sullivan told him J. Edgar Hoover hated Martin Luther King and tried to link him to Communism. He deliberately timed the announcement of James Earl Ray's arrest to take attention away from Robert Kennedy's funeral. Brown says Sullivan denies Hoover had homosexual relationship with Clyde Tolson.

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  • September 27, 1979
    September 27, 1979
    Episode 16
    9/27/79
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    Guest Host Edwin Newman interviews guests Ron Hendren of "Today," Jeff Greenfield of "Sunday Morning" and Marvin Kitman of "Newsday" discuss the new TV Season. They comment on problems with TV and TV Ratings. Kitman believes James Earl Jones is wasted as Paris. Hendren thinks "Sheriff Lobo" is this year's worst show. Greenfield opts for "California Fever" while Kitman picks "Struck By Lightning" and "Detective School." Kitman praises Chuck Barris.

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  • September 26, 1979
    September 26, 1979
    Episode 15
    9/26/79
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    Guest Host Edwin Newman interviews guests "Big Ruby" Folsom Austin and her daughter, Cornelia Wallace. Ruby is the sister of former Alabama Governor Jim Folsom, and Cornelia the ex-wife of Governor George Wallace and psychiatrist Dr. Ron Catanzaro of the Friary Clinic in Florida.



  • September 25, 1979
    September 25, 1979
    Episode 14
    9/25/79
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    Guest Host Edwin Newman interviews guests Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden discuss how they lobby for causes they believe in. They are concerned with housing, energy, cancer-causing industries etc. They feel solar power is best and would ameliorate the energy shortage. They contend oil companies exploit us, women workers receive less pay and suffer from sexual abuse, cancer can be prevented. Fonda says she wouldn't run for office, she feels her movies and TV work speak to people. If an oil company was really public the consumers would make the decisions. Author of "Brando For Breakfast" Anna Kashfi Brando discusses "Her Life with and Without Brando," Her co-author E.P. Stein titled the book. She says she wrote it to explain her marriage to Brando to her son.

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  • September 24, 1979
    September 24, 1979
    Episode 13
    9/24/79
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    Guest Host Edwin Newman interviews guests Tim Rice, lyricist of the musicals "Evita" and "Jesus Christ Superstar," discusses and describes in detail the life of the Argentina heroine Eva Duarte Peron. He claims "Evita" is not really an opera because it has two speeches and they do take liberties in the drama. The second guest is Wiliam Winpisinger, who is The President of the International Association of Machinists, the third largest union in the AFL-CIO. He says there are more strikes in the news and less said about the settlements. Blue Collar Workers Are Not Portrayed Properly on TV. Wages have been chasing prices as the workers fall behind. Employers are looking for cheap labor and will not allow workers to join unions ie. J.P. Stevens. (Newman notes oil companies were invited but did not show). Winpisinger asserts the people must decide if they want a Democratic state or continue with a corporate state. If the oil companies were publicly owned people would get more energy at a low price. He says Senator Kennedy will deal with the middle class, aged and poor and is a leader.

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  • September 20, 1979
    September 20, 1979
    Episode 12
    9/20/79
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    Jessica Savitch is the guest-host, guests are Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the founder of the American Atheist Center and Society of Separation. She wants to ban Pope John Paul II from Holding Mass on The Washington Mall and other public property. He was invited by the Catholic Church. She maintains this country was founded on separation of church and state. She asserts The Pope is coming here to show the politicians the church still controls the votes, which may have something to do with Kennedy running. She is afraid of threats but takes them with stride. O'Hair wants the God of "In God We Trust" off coins. James Baldwin, preacher and author of "Just Above My Head" who believes it is impossible for an artist to be an atheist.

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  • September 19, 1979
    September 19, 1979
    Episode 11
    9/19/79
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    Jessica Savitch is the guest-host, guests are Democratic Party Chairman John White says dissent within the party is healthy but if there is a split the Republicans will win. He says President Carter suffers from having done things that are necessary but unpopular. He says Governor Brown cannot be counted out as a candidate, Teddy Kennedy will run, Reagan is the Republican front-runner and Ford and Connally have a chance. White says he will support Carter. Journalist I.F. Stone says the presence of a Soviet Brigade in Cuba should not upset the U.S. He supports Kennedy but would take Carter over a Republican. He says crisis of confidence today reminds him of Hoover Vs. Roosevelt. He believes modern reporters neglect the important issues. He Thinks SALT isn't much of a treaty but we can build on it. He advocates separate Israeli and Palestinian States with Jerusalem being divided into boroughs. He says he and his wife enjoy the music at discos.

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  • September 18, 1979
    September 18, 1979
    Episode 10
    9/18/79
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    Jessica Savitch is the guest-host, guests are gossip columnists Maryon Allen (Washington Post) and Nancy Collins (Washington Star) discuss political life in D.C. and the nuances of writing gossip columns. Current hot topics are Ted Kennedy's possible race for President and Rosalynn Carter's coming on strong. Drug allegations about Hamilton Jordan are also topical. They consider all elected figures as targets but feel families are at times cruelly used by columnists. They feel officials are in constant struggle for power and are often thanked by people whom they name in their columns. Novelist and screenwriter Jackie Collins says she writes entertaining but not dirty books although some have called her books pornography (while others see them as romances). She is for sexual equality.

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  • September 17, 1979
    September 17, 1979
    Episode 9
    9/17/79
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    Jessica Savitch is the guest-host. Jessica Savitch (Subbing For Snyder) talks about brief encounter with an apathetic voter and welcomes WTZK-TV in Knoxville (Ten.) to the show. She interviews Angela and David Boyten, who have married and divorced each other every year for 3 years for tax reasons. They point out a divorced person files a separate return showing income lower than joint income. They say they are for the institution of marriage. The IRS is currently investigating them. Howard Jarvis, Who Pushed Proposition 13, and Investment banker John Loeb talk about a bill against voter apathy: Voice of The Elective, Citizens Referendum. They say people should vote on issues and not for candidates. Twenty-Three States concentrated in the west have the referendum scheduled. Dudley W. Dudley talks about organizing a campaign to write in Edward Kennedy's name on New Hampshire Ballot. She was Dudley Webster when marriage gave her the second Dudley. She's worked for McCarthy, Udall and McGovern but feels Kennedy is the best candidate to lead the country. She says her group looked at Carter but he's not a leader and didn't deal with inflation.

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  • September 13, 1979
    September 13, 1979
    Episode 8
    9/13/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Peter Wyden, author of "The Bay of Pigs: The Untold Story" discusses his theory that the true story of the invasion was covered up because it was embarrassing for the U.S. Government. He says Cuban exiles were kept out of planning and the first men ashore were CIA agents. He says U.S. ships were fired upon and almost fired back. He believes CIA director Allen Dulles gave JFK distorted information. Crucial orders in the invasion were never written down. He spoke with Castro who regards it as one of Cuba's greatest hours. He says Castro is so dependent on the Soviets that if they want their troops on Cuban soil he must go along. Former game show host Art James is no longer on commercial TV but he says he stages mock game shows for businesses. Questions asked are relevant to products involved and contestants are rewarded for their knowledge. He says current game shows are high on entertainment but low on cerebral content.

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  • September 12, 1979
    September 12, 1979
    Episode 7
    9/12/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Monty Python members Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Jones discuss their new movie "The Life Of Brian." They were surprised that Jewish groups were the first to complain about their Biblical spoof. Chapman feels much of the Bible is silly. But Jones likes Jesus so they decided to lampoon the period. Co-Writer Palin says he sought irreverent accuracy. Jones feels the movie is more about politics than religion. Clip is shown with Palin as Pilate and Chapman as Brian. They say British TV is becoming less liberal, sex, religion and politics are the prime targets. Former NYC policeman Richard Buggy says he was the city's first decoy cop. He dressed as woman because elderly women were being frequently mugged. He had to avoid entrapment and allow the robbery to occur so there would be a crime. He feels courts cant keep up with the crime volume and we need more police. During the 1977 blackout looters broke his back which forced him to retire from NYPD. Now he specializes in criminal defense work as a private detective.

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  • September 11, 1979
    September 11, 1979
    Episode 6
    9/11/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are via remote from Fenway Park Red Sox star Carl Yasztremski discusses the pressure to get his 3000th career hit tonight. He says he hadn't expected the Orioles to be so strong this year and that he has had some tendon troubles. Paul Theroux, Author of "The Old Patagonian Express," discusses researching his book on a two-month train trip in South America. He says in Mexico fellow passengers were usually salesmen or widows. in Guatemala poor people were reluctant to converse so he told them he was a geography teacher. He plans to concentrate on writing novels for the next few years. Psychic Matthew Manning says he wants to use his gift for healing rather than entertainment. He attributes medical hostility to the profits made in the cancer treatment industry. British Hospitals Have Allowed Him To Practice and in 1980 He will work with 30 Leukemia patients to determine how much the effect of faith healing is merely psychological. He belongs to no religious group.

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  • September 10, 1979
    September 10, 1979
    Episode 5
    9/10/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are NYC Chef-Restauranteur Alfredo Viazzi discusses his First Restaurant (French!) and explains the difference between Northern (his style) and Southern Italian Food. He and Tom Prepare Caesar Salad. Then He Makes Scallopini of Veal with Mushrooms, Tortellini and Custard Dessert (Zabaglioni). Executive Director of American Council on Science and Health Dr. Elizabeth Whelan says warnings about hazards of food additives are overblown. All foods have natural chemicals. The distinction between artificial and natural is useless. Additives are not harmful. As a consumer she admits removing additives would lower prices.

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  • September 6, 1979
    September 6, 1979
    Episode 4
    9/6/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are William Loeb, Publisher of The Manchester (N.H.) Union-Leader says he thinks President Carter has almost the worst administration in U.S. history and that the current world situation is probably the most dangerous. Loeb comments on some of Carter's Actions, says he supports A Reagan-Kemp ticket for '80, predicts Ted Kennedy will swamp Carter in the New Hampshire Primary, defends exposing the character of those he reports on e.g. Rep. Phil Crane's womanizing and speculates Nixon could have rescued his presidency by taking responsibility for the Watergate break-in before the '72 election. Terri Blake, author of "You Too Can Do It," discusses her successful campaign to establish Grandparents' Day. She says her purpose is not to sell greeting cards or candy but simply to get people to call their grandparents.

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  • September 5, 1979
    September 5, 1979
    Episode 3
    9/5/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are retired Lt. Col. Anthony Herbert discusses his 44.7 million dollar lawsuit against "60 Minutes" and "The Atlantic Monthly" for libel. The Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment does not protect newsmen who offer biased reports. Herbert was relieved of his Vietnam command after reporting and speaking out against war crimes. He says "60 Minutes" segment producer and author of Atlantic Monthly piece Barry Landau was told a Herbert profile would be approved only if it debunked his contentions. He says his interview with Wallace was reedited to cast doubts on his veracity. He feels military justice is ineffectual. He accuses CBS of bribing witnesses and shows a list of names of army higher-ups who knew of war crimes. He urges journalists to use The Freedom of Information Act to secure war crimes files. Edward Porrazzo says he entered the Air Force academy after receiving a deceptive recruitment pitch. He was not told that only 5% of recruits would be allowed to learn to fly although that was a prime motive for his joining along with a desire for a medical degree.

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  • September 4, 1979
    September 4, 1979
    Episode 2
    9/4/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Dalia Lama, exiled religious leader of Tibet, discusses his life. He describes how he was selected. He says his favorite drink is hot water, He is forbidden alcohol or tobacco. He states that to serve others he must be aware of the world's political troubles, Prayer alone will not bring peace. He recalls fixing a car in Tibet and admits he'd like to walk in New York without his entourage. Ed 'Too Tall' Jones explains he's leaving the Dallas Cowboys to become a boxer because that sport is his first love. Clip is shown of him in training camp (KXAS-TV Footage). He last boxed in The Golden Gloves. He hopes to get down to 235 Pounds.

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  • September 3, 1979
    September 3, 1979
    Episode 1
    9/3/79
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    Host Tom Snyder's guests are Disc Jockey Don Imus who was fired 2 years ago by WNBC discusses his triumphant return to the station this morning. He attributes his firing to tardiness, low ratings and the nature of his humor. He says he wasn't happy during his two years away from NYC (In Cleveland) although he sold his restaurant here. He feels radio is his true metier and doesn't long to work on TV.
    Tony award-winning actor Tom Conti says these days he finds Shakespeare too dull. He feels his play "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" would be unbearable without jokes. He has nightmares that his characters paralysis will happen to him. He and Snyder compare their Catholic educations. Conti says the real tragedy of Northern Ireland is those caught in the crossfire. He wishes those in the pulpits and The House of Commons would reveal the real motivations behind the conflict. Founder of multi-million dollar corporation Mini-Maid, Leone Ackerly says her employees work by concept of team cleaning with each maid having area of expertise. Anger at her own maid drove her to enlist local housewives to scour their neighborhoods. She and Snyder discuss the best way to wind a vacuum cleaner cord. Mini-Maid is now franchised.

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