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THE FINAL SHOW ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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From left: Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, and band leader Jose Melis

Jack Paar drew millions of viewers every week night while he was host
of the Tonight show (1957-1962. The late night talk show was later
renamed “The Jack Paar Show”. His original announcer was actor
Franklin Pangborn, but he was let go within weeks for not showing
enough enthusiasm. He was replaced by Hugh Downs who stayed
with the show to the final airing on March 30, 1962.

Paar left the show, citing he could no longer handle the strenuous
load of putting on a 105 minute show, five nights a week. A new
host was chosen to replace him, his name was Johnny Carson.



From the first show in 1957

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SHOWS FINAL EPISODE ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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The General Electric Theater was produced by MCA-TV/Revue, was broadcast
every Sunday evening at 9:00pm, EST, beginning February 1,
1953 and ending
May 27,
1962. Each of the estimated 209 television episodes was an adaptation
of a
novel, short story, play, film, or magazine fiction. On September 26, 1954,
Ronald Reagan debuted as the only host of the program.

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THE KING’S LAST SHOW ON THIS DAY IN 1992

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A news report that aired in Melbourne, Australia 

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LAST SHOW OF TV SERIES ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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The sitcom The Monkees, which first aired on NBC in September of 1966, won two 
Emmy Awards in 1967: Outstanding comedy Series and Outstanding Directorial 
Achievement in Comedy (James Frawley).

Most of the episodes from the second season of the show didn’t use a laugh track,
which was the common practice at the time. The non-use of canned laughter was
used by NBC as one of several reasons for cancelling the series.
 

Scene from the final episode (#58)

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BARNEY KEEP (JAN. 9, 1917–FEB. 19, 2000)

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Barney Keep during his last radio show for KEX on Wednesday, February 14, 1979. The retirement party concluded 35 continuous years with the station.  

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