The Zenith Electronics Corporation presented an all star variety show look at the first 25 years of network television in the United States. This retrospective brought together many of the most popular names of early broadcasting and included classic film clips, kine-scopes, video tape segments, and the personal memories of those who were a vital part of entertainment history.
Did You Know?
The day after this special first aired, John Wayne was a guest on "Laugh-In." On CBS Lucille Ball began her fifth season of "Here's Lucy" and James Arness began his 18th season of "Gunsmoke." See more
During Dave Garroway's segment about the 121 honorees, the crawl misspells "Captain Kangaroo" as "Captain Kangeroo." See more
We were live and our main motivation was fear!
Over the closing credits is a montage of "Good Nights" from various television programs. See more
(Why Did I Tell You I Was Going To) Shanghai
by Bob Hilliard and Milton De Lugg
Sung by Russell Arms See more