Posts Tagged ‘tv host’

Suze Orman: No Excuses

Friday, January 4th, 2013

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get your personal finances in order, you won’t want to miss this insightful interview with finance guru Suze Orman!

The Archive of American Television recently sat down with Suze Orman (television host, financial adviser, and yes, former roommate of John Belushi) for a three-hour interview, discussing everything from her family motto, “An Orman never gives up”, to suing Merrill Lynch; from becoming Vice President of Investments at Prudential Bache Securities, to creating The Suze Orman Show on CNBC.

Below are just a few highlights from the interview:

On winning her first Daytime Emmy Award:

On Kristen Wiig’s impersonation of her on Saturday Night Live:

On what sets her apart as a financial adviser:

Watch Suze Orman’s full Archive interview here.

50 Years of Sabado Gigante!

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

In 2003, The Guinness Book of World Records declared Univision’s Sabado Gigante the longest-running variety show in television history. Today, on October 27, 2012, the program turns 50, and host Mario Kreutzberger, perhaps better known as “Don Francisco”, has been there for every one of those fifty years.

Kreutzberger on what the show’s milestone means to him:

Congratulations/Felicidades to everyone at Sabado Gigante! Learn more about the program and Mario Kreutzberger in his full Archive interview.

Remembering Andy Williams

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The Archive is sad to report the death of singer/performer/host Andy Williams, who died yesterday at the age of 84. Williams had been battling bladder cancer and passed away at his home in Branson, Missouri. Williams was already a successful singer by the time he began hosting The Andy Williams Show, which celebrates its 50th anniversary tomorrow, September 27th.

Below are some selections from Williams’ 2005 Archive interview:

On starting his show business career

On The Andy Williams Show theme song (“Moon River”)

On his many Christmas specials

On his advice to aspiring performers

On how he would like to be remembered

I’ve been asked that before and I don’t really have a good answer but,  I would like to be remembered as a great singer. That’s about it.

The entire interview is online at

About the interview:

In his one-and-a-half hour Archive interview, Andy Williams discusses his early career working in his brothers’ singing group on stage and in radio, before embarking on a solo career. He speaks about his early appearances on television, including being cast as a regular singer on Steve Allen’s Tonight Show. He then details hosting his own series, The Andy Williams Show, and talks about the production schedule, some of his favorite guest stars (including the Osmond Brothers, whom he is credited with discovering), and the show’s segue into a series of Christmas specials. In conclusion, he discusses establishing his own theater in Branson, Missouri. Karen Herman conducted the interview on September 19, 2005 in Branson, MO.

Remembering Richard Dawson

Monday, June 4th, 2012

The Archive remembers Richard Dawson today, who passed away on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 at the age of 79. Dawson was the long-time host of the game-show Family Feud, where he coined the famous phrase “survey says,” and from 1965-1971 played “Corporal Peter Newkirk” on Hogan’s Heroes.

Here are some selections from Dawson’s 2010 Archive Interview:

On how he got into show business:

On the beginnings of Family Feud:

On kissing the contestants on Family Feud:

On the cancellation of Family Feud:

On Corporal Newkirk’s accent on Hogan’s Heroes:

Watch Richard Dawson’s full Archive interview here.

Read his obituary here.

Q: Who holds the world record for the most hours on television?

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Is “REGIS PHILBIN” your final answer? Correct! Regis Philbin, often called the hardest-working man in show-business, turns 80 years young today. The former host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Live With Regis and Kathie Lee, and Live with Regis and Kelly has been working in television since 1955 (as an usher on Steve Allen’s Tonight Show). He worked on Coke Time with Eddie Fisher before hosting his own syndicated series The Regis Philbin Show in 1964. He later became the sidekick on the ABC variety series The Joey Bishop show. Philbin also holds the Guinness World record for “most hours on US television” to-date, at over 17,000!

In this excerpt, Regis clarifies what his “talent” is:

His full interview can be seen at