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1. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 105

2. Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly (1973 TV Special)

90 min | Music

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An all-star tribute to Duke Ellington.

Director: Stan Harris | Stars: Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Peter Cetera, Ray Charles

Votes: 11

3. The 34th Annual Grammy Awards (1992 TV Special)

Music

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Writers: Buz Kohan, Bruce Vilanch | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Clint Black, Boys II Men, Garth Brooks, James Brown

Votes: 64

4. An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin (2007 TV Special)

180 min | Music

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Writer: Cort Casady | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Tyra Banks, Fantasia Barrino, Michael Bolton, Natalie Cole

Votes: 17

5. The New Steve Allen Show (1961–1965)

48 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Steve Allen, Johnny Jacobs, Louis Nye, Joey Forman

Votes: 31

6. Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala (1977 TV Movie)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Hank Aaron, Donnie Ray Albert, Muhammad Ali, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 69

7. The 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala (1993 TV Movie)

120 min | Music

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Writers: Buz Kohan, Gary Smith | Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Lindsey Buckingham, Bill Clinton

Votes: 8

8. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.7
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

Votes: 132

9. The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert (2009 TV Special)

255 min | Music

8.7
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A four-hour music event featuring performances from two concerts held at Madison Square Garden.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Jeff Beck, Crosby Stills & Nash, Aretha Franklin, Metallica

Votes: 266

10. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 100

11. The History of Rock 'n' Roll (1995– )

Documentary

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Stars: Bruce Springsteen, Gary Busey, Pete Townshend, Chuck Berry

Votes: 10

12. In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul (2014 TV Movie)

56 min | Music

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A celebration of American women artists whose work has left an indelible and profound impact on our national musical culture. Several well-known singers bring blues, jazz, soul, R&B, and rock 'n' roll together at the White House.

Director: Leon Knoles | Stars: Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, James Genus

Votes: 6

13. Motown 40: The Music Is Forever (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

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Writers: Suzanne De Passe, Ruth Robinson, Ruth Adkins Robinson | Director: Yvonne Smith | Stars: Diana Ross, Nick Ashford, Florence Ballard, Shelly Berger

Votes: 76

14. VH1 Rock Docs (2006– )
Episode: Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America (2010)

64 min

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Writer: Sean Gottlieb | Directors: Amy Goldberg, J. Kevin Swain | Stars: Don Cornelius, Danyel Smith, Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King

Votes: 18

15. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)

90 min | Music

8.5
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Late night rock and pop music performances are featured.

Stars: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Votes: 164

17. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,101

18. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

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Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 189

19. 4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet (1966–1970)

60 min | Music

8.4
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Stars: Ilja Richter, Lotti Ohnesorge, Alf Wolf, Suzanne Doucet

Votes: 9

20. Bloody Cuts (2011– )

Horror

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Stars: David Blood, Carol Storey, Emilia Barrett, Anita Booth

Votes: 18

21. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 14,036

22. The 41st Annual Academy Awards (1969 TV Special)

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Directors: Gower Champion, Richard Dunlap | Stars: Jack Albertson, Gordon Anderson, Alan Arkin, Senta Berger

Votes: 79

23. Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (2003)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

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A documentary about Tom Dowd, who was an innovative recording engineer and producer of noted albums with John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers and many others.

Director: Mark Moormann | Stars: Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, Ginger Baker

Votes: 449 | Gross: $0.04M

24. VH1 Legends (1996– )

43 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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Hour-long documentary detailing the lives and careers of celebrities in the music industry.

Stars: William Baldwin, Kris Kristofferson, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow

Votes: 15

25. The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1995 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

8.3
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Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, James Brown, Johnny Cash

Votes: 19

26. VH1 Legends (1996– )
Episode: Sam Cooke (2001)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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This film documents the rise of legendary singer Sam Cooke, from his beginnings as a gospel singer to his crossover to the pop and R&B charts. Includes interviews with Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls and more.

Writer: Peter Guralnick | Director: Mary Wharton | Stars: Lou Adler, J.W. Alexander, Dick Clark, Charles Cooke

Votes: 35

27. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 32,777

28. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 417

29. WrestleMania III (1987 TV Movie)

180 min | Action, Sport

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Hulk Hogan goes up against Andre the Giant for the WWF World Championship, while Randy 'Macho Man' Savage battles Ricky Steamboat for the Intercontinental Championship at the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit.

Stars: Hulk Hogan, André the Giant, Randy Savage, Richard Blood

Votes: 993

30. From the Heart: The Four Tops 50th Anniversary & Celebration (2005 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Michael Giacalone | Stars: The Four Tops, Abdul 'Duke' Fakir, Renaldo Benson, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 5

31. The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards (1981 TV Special)

Music

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Writer: Marty Farrell | Stars: Paul Simon, Herb Alpert, Harry Belafonte, Pat Benatar

Votes: 10

32. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 311

33. The Jonathan Winters Show (1967–1969)

60 min | Comedy

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Stars: Jonathan Winters, John Aylesworth, Stan Ross, Georgene Barnes

Votes: 47

34. Women in Rock (1986 Video)

57 min | Documentary, Music

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Interviews, rare concert footage and music videos featuring ladies who rock.

Directors: Thomas D. Adelman, Stephanie Bennett | Stars: Pat Benatar, Sonny Bono, Kim Carnes, Rosanne Cash

Votes: 10

35. Lou Rawls Parade of Stars (1980– )

Comedy, Music

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Stars: Ed McMahon, Lou Rawls, Bill Cosby, Jim Vukovich

Votes: 8

36. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Muscle Shoals (2014)

Documentary

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Story of the 2 legendary recording studios in the Muscle Shoals area, on the banks of the Tennessee River. Producer Rick Hall overcame poverty and tragedy to create FAME Studios, where ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Badger, Greg 'Freddy' Camalier, Jeffrey Dinsmore, Lois Vossen | Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Stephen Badger, Gregg Allman, Barry Beckett

Votes: 7

37. New American Bandstand 1965 (1952–1988)

TV-G | 90 min | Music

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On this show, Dick Clark hosts a daily to weekly dance show that features the latest hit music for the attending teens to dance to. In addition, the show has performances by popular musicians and audience members rate songs.

Stars: Dick Clark, Charlie O'Donnell, Peaches Johnson, Stan Rodarte

Votes: 157

38. Shindig! (1964–1966)

60 min | Family, Music

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A musical variety show featuring the biggest acts in rock-n-roll performing their latest hits.

Creator: Jimmy O'Neill | Stars: The Blossoms, Carolyne Barry, Bobby Sherman, Diane Stuart

Votes: 80

39. This Is Tom Jones (1969–1971)

60 min | Documentary, Music

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Stars: Tom Jones, The Mike Sammes Singers, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie

Votes: 63

40. All You Need Is Love (1977– )

60 min | Music, Documentary

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Series tracing the development of 20th-century popular music in all its forms.

Stars: Irving Caesar, Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, John Hammond

Votes: 52

41. The 59th Annual Tony Awards (2005 TV Special)

Music

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Writers: Dave Boone, Jon Macks | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Edward Albee, Alan Alda, Joan Allen

Votes: 99

42. American Soundtrack: Rhythm, Love and Soul (2003 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

8.0
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Director: Barry Glazer | Stars: Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Gerald Alston, Johnny Bristol

Votes: 7

43. Sinatra Duets (1994 TV Special)

Music

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Stars: Frank Sinatra, Charles Aznavour, Anita Baker, Tony Bennett

Votes: 13

44. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis | Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Votes: 141,944 | Gross: $54.20M

45. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,084

46. Soul Train (1971– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.

Stars: Don Cornelius, Queen Turner, Pat Davis, Dorian Gregory

Votes: 330

47. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 112

48. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

Votes: 90

49. The 14th Annual Grammy Awards (1972 TV Special)

90 min | Music

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Writer: Marty Farrell | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: The 5th Dimension, Muhammad Ali, Herb Alpert, Leonard Bernstein

Votes: 7

50. CBS News Sunday Morning (1979– )

90 min | Documentary, News

7.8
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The news show that does personal interest pieces, and has done since 1979. Anything from interviews with actors, political figures, athletes, musicians, costume designers, fashion designers... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Osgood, Conor Knighton, Mo Rocca, Bill Geist

Votes: 321