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About This 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, in 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. For 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. The three-hour interview was conducted in Bel Air, California by Sam Denoff on September 15, 1997.
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- Art Linkletter on starting Life With Linkletter on television to see what television was going to be like
Clip begins at: 26:54, Duration: 01m 03s
- Art Linkletter on hisfriendship with Walt Disney and on hosting the live broadcast of theopening of Disneyland ("Dateline: Disneyland") (airdate: July 17, 1955)
Clip begins at: 13:19, Duration: 05m 35s
- Art Linkletter on hosting People Are Funny
Clip begins at: 18:35, Duration: 07m 30s
- Art Linkletter on being one of the interim hosts of The Tonight Show in 1962 between Jack Paar's departure and Johnny Carson's arrival
Clip begins at: 24:35, Duration: 00m 41s