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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime... See more »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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Mike Douglas ... Himself - Host / ... (2,463 episodes, 1961-1981)

Series Directed by
Arthur Forrest (3 episodes, 1968-1973)
Ernest Sherry (2 episodes, 1963-1965)
Bob Loudin (2 episodes, 1969-1973)
Don Roy King (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Series Writing credits
Barry W. Blaustein (21 episodes, 1979-1981)
Jerry Juhl (3 episodes, 1968-1973)

Series Produced by
Larry Rosen .... producer (132 episodes, 1963-1967)
Burt Dubrow .... series producer / producer (3 episodes, 1968-1973)
Frank Miller .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1978)

Woody Fraser .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1961)
Jack Reilly .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1961)
Series Original Music by
Joe Massimino (1 episode, 1980)
Series Film Editing by
Becky Greenlaw (1 episode, 1980)
Gary Nestra (1 episode, 1980)
Series Makeup Department
Mildred Deutsch .... makeup artist (49 episodes, 1963-1965)

Curry Bushnell .... makeup artist (unknown episodes, 1984)
Series Sound Department
Doug Botnick .... sound (1 episode, 1979)
Kim Richards .... sound mixer (1 episode, 1980)
Series Stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunts (1 episode, 1975)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert A. Bowen .... camera operator (18 episodes, 1980)
Series Music Department
Norman Henry Mamey .... orchestrator (33 episodes, 1975)
Series Other crew
Garth Shaw .... road manager: Kenny Rogers / road manager - Kenny Rogers (8 episodes, 1976-1980)
Harvey R. Steckler .... intern (2 episodes, 1976-1977)

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The show started 1961 in Cleveland, when Westinghouse owned Channel 3 and called it KYW. When Westinghouse won a court case against NBC in 1965, they opted to own Philadelphia's Channel 3, taking "KYW" call letters and The Mike Douglas Show with them. New studios for the show were on Walnut Street, but moved to KYW headquarters at 5th and Market Streets near Independence Hall. Moved in 1978 to Los Angeles.See more »
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
In audience for Mike Douglas Show, 15 August 2007
Author: Sheldon Green from United States

When I was a teenager and Mike had his show (live) in Cleveland 5 days per week, my friends and I made the trip to KYW TV-3 at least twice a year. Among the people I remember seeing are Carol Lawrence, Robert Goulet, Tody Fields, Meadowlark Lemmon, William Talman, etc.

But what I recall most was a show I saw on TV. On November 22, 1963 I was home ill from school. My mom and I were having lunch while watching Mike's live show...I remember that one of his guests that day was Jayne Mansfield. Shortly after the show began at 1pm there was a cut away to Bud Dancy (soon to become NBC's JOHN Dancy) one of TV-3's reporters who said that President Kennedy was shot at in Dallas and he would keep us informed. Then they cut back to the Mike Douglas Show--they had continued the show and obviously the people locked in the studio had no idea what was happening outside. Several minutes later, in mid-sentence, Mike turned around to see Bud Dancy walk on the set--Mike said "Hi Bud, what are you doing here?" There were no more seats on the set so Bud sat down on the floor, looked up, and said, "President Kennedy had been killed in Dallas". They tried to carry on conversation on the set--and within a few minutes NBC cut in and took over the coverage.

Mike Douglas was a nice man, very talented, highly respected, and loved by this city. His voice was tremendous. It would be nice if more people would write their memories of Mike.

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