The first telethon for The United Negro College Fund.
Did You Know?
This program was taped in late October 1979 in the showroom of the Las Vegas Hilton. The show was test shown in Houston, Texas on January 25, 1980 and the response was good enough ($230,000 was raised from the Houston showing alone) that it was again aired in TV markets with large African-American audiences on May 31, 1980. See more