Perry Como Show, The


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Perry Como made the move to television when NBC initially televised the Chesterfield Supper Club radio program on December 24, 1948. During the 1949-50 season, it became a weekly half-hour offering on Sunday nights, directly opposite Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town. In 1950, Perry moved to CBS and the show's title was changed to The Perry Como Show, again sponsored by Liggett & Myers' Chesterfield cigarettes. Como hosted this informal 15 minute musical variety series on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, immediately following the CBS Television News (later known as Douglas Edwards with the News). The Faye Emerson Show was initially broadcast in the same time slot on Tuesday and Thursday.

Como's 15-minute television show, which was also simulcast on radio via the Mutual Broadcasting System for several years, continued through the early 1950s until he moved back to NBC in the fall of 1955 on Saturdays with a weekly hour long variety show featuring additional musical and production numbers, comedy sketches and guest stars. On September 15, 1956, the season premiere of The Perry Como Show was broadcast from NBC's new color television studios at the New York Ziegfeld Theatre, making it one of the first weekly color TV shows. In 1959, Como moved to Wednesday nights, hosting the Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall for the next eight years, the last four seasons (1963-67) as monthly specials alternating with Kraft Suspense Theatre, The Andy Williams Show, and finally The Road West.

Highlights
Bob Finkel on the guests of The Perry Como Show
02:32
Tony Mottola on his workload on The Perry Como Show and accompanying Perry Como
01:51
Gale Storm on her appearances on The Perry Como Show
02:23
Marge Champion on dancing with Gower Champion on The Perry Como Show
03:08
William Klages on working on The Perry Como Show
02:11
Who talked about this show

Marge Champion

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Marge Champion on dancing with Gower Champion on The Perry Como Show
03:08

Bob Finkel

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Bob Finkel on the guests of The Perry Como Show
02:32
Bob Finkel on producing The Perry Como Show, in color
08:05
Bob Finkel on the writers and guests of The Perry Como Show
02:39

Dwight Hemion

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Dwight Hemion on directing The Perry Como Show
06:53

William Klages

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William Klages on working on The Perry Como Show
02:11
William Klages on lighting The Perry Como Show
06:40
William Klages on lighting The Perry Como Show, later The Kraft Music Hall
00:57

Hal Linden

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Hal Linden on making his Broadway debut in "Bells Are Ringing" with Judy Holliday
05:25

Tony Mottola

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Tony Mottola on his workload on The Perry Como Show and accompanying Perry Como
01:51

E. Roger Muir

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E. Roger Muir on bringing The Perry Como Show to television from radio, and on meeting "Buffalo" Bob Smith
06:59

Don Pike

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Don Pike on acting as color coordinator for The Perry Como Show
06:53

Gale Storm

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Gale Storm on her appearances on The Perry Como Show
02:23

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