Jack Paar


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Edie Adams

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Edie Adams on being a regular on Jack Paar's morning show

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on some of Jack Paar's guests when Paar hosted The Tonight Show
Steve Allen on Jack Paar and Allen prank calling Johnny Carson on The Steve Allen Westinghouse Show
Steve Allen on his thoughts on colleagues through the years - Jack Paar

Shelley Berman

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Shelley Berman on how his relationship with Jack Paar changed after Paar walked off his own show and Berman remained

Steve Binder

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Steve Binder on Jack Paar

Al Borden

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Al Borden on working with Steve Allen and Jack Paar

Diahann Carroll

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Diahann Carroll on appearing on Jack Paar's Tonight show

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on writing the intro for Jayne Mansfield's appearance on The Jack Paar Show
Dick Cavett on getting a job writing for Jack Paar
Dick Cavett on his various roles, including interviewing guests, on The Jack Paar Show aka The Tonight Show
Dick Cavett on his interviewing style and advice from Jack Paar

Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite on the circumstances of being replaced by Jack Paar on The Morning Show ; and a letter from Jack's mother about the incident

Phyllis Diller

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Phyllis Diller on her first appearance on The Tonight Show; on Jack Paar

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on his role on The Tonight Show with Jack Paar; on Paar's wit
Announcer Hugh Downs on Jack Paar's famous walk out on The Tonight Show on February 11, 1960
Hugh Downs on differences between Steve Allen and Jack Paar on The Tonight Show
Hugh Downs on working with Jack Paar on The Tonight Show; on Paar's nervousness
Hugh Downs on Jack Paar's strengths and weaknesses; on his interviewing skills and his ability to discover new talent
Hugh Downs on politicians appearing on The Tonight Show
Hugh Downs on working with Jack Paar

Irving Fein

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Irving Fein on Jack Paar

Greg Garrison

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Greg Garrison on directing specials for Jack Paar, including Jack Paar Presents and on working with Jonathan Winters on those shows

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on the eccentric talents of Jack Paar, the "inventor" of the talk show and being hugely important to comedy

Hal Gurnee

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Hal Gurnee on how he came to work on Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Hal Gurnee on the production of Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Hal Gurnee on Jack Paar dealing with NBC and the producers of Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Hal Gurnee on the popularity of Tonight Starring Jack Paar, and on Paar's feud with Walter Winchell
Hal Gurnee on directing Tonight Starring Jack Paar from the Berlin Wall
Hal Gurnee on Jack Paar becoming bored with Tonight Starring Jack Paar
Hal Gurnee on retiring and going back to work for Jack Paar Tonite
Hal Gurnee on the early qualities that made David Letterman a good host on The David Letterman Show, and on introducing him to Jack Paar
Hal Gurnee on having Jack Paar as a guest on Late Night with David Letterman
Hal Gurnee on mentors, including Jack Paar and Garry Moore

Florence Henderson

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Florence Henderson on working with Jack Paar

Seaman Jacobs

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Seaman Jacobs on Jack Paar

Frank Liberman

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Frank Liberman on representing Jack Paar

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on being unit manager on The Tonight Show  with Jack Paar
Stewart MacGregory on the infamous "water closet incident" from The Tonight Show  with Jack Paar
Stewart MacGregory on working with Jack Paar on The Jack Paar Program

Garry Marshall

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Garry Marshall on Jack Paar walking off the set of the Tonight show in 1960

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on the style and tone of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as opposed to earlier talk show hosts like Jack Paar, and on how Carson's style evolved over the years

Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers on her first appearance on television with Jack Paar

Mickey Rooney

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Mickey Rooney on appearing on The Jack Paar Program and walking off

Pat Sajak

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Pat Sajak on interviewing his childhood idol, Jack Paar

Garry Shandling

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Garry Shandling on being fascinated by comedians 

Dick Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on their early TV appearances

Tom Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on their early TV appearances

Jimmie Walker

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Jimmie Walker on being discovered and appearing on Jack Paar Tonite

Lou Weiss

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Lou Weiss on representing Howard Cosell and Jack Paar
Lou Weiss on representing Jack Paar

Jonathan Winters

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Jonathan Winters on Jack Paar and appearances on the Jack Paar Show

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