The Jack Paar Collection
The first host of The Tonight Show , as well as an actor, radio personality and star in his own right, Jack Paar was an early TV pioneer who brought Americans many of the century's most fascinating guests: President John F. Kennedy, Judy Garland, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen and other entertainers and public figures who graced his stage. 3 DVDs. 1957-1965/color-b&w/6 hrs.
Includes the PBS documentary Smart Television: The Best of Jack Paar plus candid interviews with Dick Cavett, Jonathan Winters, Regis Philbin, Hugh Downs and the Smothers Brothers. Disc 2 features full interviews with Bobby Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Muhammad Ali and more. Plus Jack's favorite monologues. Disc 3 includes three full episodes featuring Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Richard Burton and Bill Cosby.
Talk at its finest, The Jack Paar Collection captures the pioneering talk-show host at his very best. From his years spent hosting The Tonight Show to his own Jack Paar Program, Paar took the traditional interview out of the mundane, engaging actors, athletes, musicians, and politicians on a whole new level. His interviews were occasionally controversial, frequently emotional, and always-always-pr