Forty years later, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In finds respectability as a PBS special. The show’s creator, George Schlatter, tells Bill Newcott how NBC aired the series almost as an afterthought—and how the blackout comedy show ended up helping elect a president.
One of the world’s most famous actors, Indian film legend Om Puri, stopped by our studios to chat about working with Helen Mirren in their deliciously romantic film, The Hundred-Foot Journey, now on DVD and Blu-ray.
This rebroadcast of our Movies for Grownups holiday special features musical excerpts from “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol,” an animated version of the classic tale which first aired on television in 1962. Host Bill Newcott explains his sentimental attachment to the movie and its songs, which were written by a now-famous duo.
For nearly a quarter century Merv Griffin hosted a daily talk show that featured icons from show business, politics, and the arts. Now a 12-disc DVD set brings back the best of Merv’s shows from 1962 to 1986. Shortly before his death in 2007, Merv chatted with Bill Newcott about his show and his unique in-your-face interview style.