Perry Lafferty


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Bernie Brillstein

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Manager Bernie Brillstein on selling Hee-Haw

Allan Burns

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Allan Burns on running the story idea of "Mary Richards" being divorced on The Mary Tyler Moore Show by CBS (response - American audiences won't tolerate 4 things on TV: people from New York, divorce, Jews, and mustaches)

Tony Charmoli

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Tony Charmoli on memories of working with producers Perry Lafferty and Robert Tamplin on The Danny Kaye Show
Tony Charmoli on Perry Lafferty

Tim Conway

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Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on The Tim Conway Special

Michael Dann

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Michael Dann on producers Norman Felton and Perry Lafferty
Michael Dann on wanting Perry Lafferty to revamp Your Hit Parade

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on working with Perry Lafferty on the Danny Kaye Show
Larry Gelbart on the multi-talented Perry Lafferty, "a born executive"

Harvey Korman

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Tim Conway and Harvey Korman on The Tim Conway Special

Sam Lovullo

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San Lovullo on working with Perry Lafferty at CBS, and on bringing on Hee Haw as a summer replacement

Delbert Mann

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Delbert Mann on Executive Perry Lafferty

Fred Silverman

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Fred Silverman on producer, director, and CBS and later NBC network executive Perry Lafferty

Tom Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on the development of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Tom and Dick Smothers on their dealings with CBS, their firing, and their thoughts about the larger political issues which may have contributed to the demise of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Tom and Dick Smothers on the variety show genre and  working with CBS executives on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

Dick Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on the development of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Tom and Dick Smothers on their dealings with CBS, their firing, and their thoughts about the larger political issues which may have contributed to the demise of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Tom and Dick Smothers on the variety show genre and  working with CBS executives on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

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