"It was a great experience to have a part in the lives of 27,000 kids who've grown up."
About This Interview
In his three-hour Archive interview, noted host Art Linkletter discusses his early years in radio and his business partnership with John Guedel which resulted in many popular programs including Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life. He talks about his start, in 1950, with his first television series, Life with Linkletter. Linkletter then recounts some of his most memorable stories from the two television series he is most associated with, Art Linkletter's House Party and People Are Funny. Regarding these series, he talks about the shows' universal appeal and his humorous interviews with over twenty-seven thousand children. He also discusses his notable appearance as host of the opening of Disneyland (Walt Disney was a family friend,) on the live televised broadcast in July of 1955. Sam Denoff conducted the interview in Bel Air, California on September 15, 1997.