Show No. 441, Segment 1 with guest Steve Randisi
Original Airdates: Mar. 29-31, 2019
Steve Randisi, author of The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story, joins Phil Gries for a special edition of The Sounds of Lost Television that spotlights the short-lived, critically acclaimed, but often forgotten version of The Merv Griffin Show that aired on NBC daytime between October 1962 and March 1963—a show that, in many respects catapulted Merv’s career, paving the way for his iconic run in first-run syndication, while also cementing his relationship with NBC. The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story is a complete history of The Merv Griffin Show on television that also provides insight into Merv Griffin the person, personality, producer, and media mogul.