"The Midnight Special" was a Friday night Pop Rock variety show on NBC TV that ran in the same weekly time slot of 12:30 AM to 2AM EST for 9 years (1972-1981). It was taped in front of a live studio audience at NBC Burbank Ca. Concert footage was included at times. During the show's run there were some reruns on Saturday nights and 3 hr. compilation specials. Wolfman Jack appeared each week as announcer and main host, with a different guest host each week. Pop Rock and comedy performers appeared on the show. In changing times, the show's time slot was later filled by "Friday Night Videos"(1983), with the sudden popularity of the music video. Written by
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On the second, had Helen Reddy
as the hostess, on Friday, February 4th, 1973. She sang "I am Woman" & it was on Friday, February 4th, 1972. The date was exactly one year, before Patricia Hearst
was kidnapped by Symbianese trouble-makers, on Sunday, February 4th, 1973. She was apparently brainwashed. Kidnappers got her to become a criminal, temporarily. After being captured by police, she served some time in jail & was released. See more