Mike Douglas Show

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Harry Chapin appeared on The Mike Douglas Show numerous times, including stints as co-host for a day and later for a full week. For some, his most memorable performance in 1975 when he performed Cat's in the Cradle. Child actor Mason Reese, who was co-hosting, became visibly upset by that Harry was going to perform "that cat song". The went to a commercial break calm him down, but upon return he could still be heard in background complaining that he was promised Harry would not sing that song.

The TV show was syndicated and filmed many weeks before the actual broadcast dates. The dates mentioned below are the first scheduled appearance. For example, at Howie Fields web site, the dates from TV Guide are a week later than official initial air date. Fields site also provide interesting stores and photos from the appearance that was broadcast the week of June 30, 1975.[1]

Harry also performed Sniper (date unknown) in spite of TV network censors warnings regarding the appropriateness of the material. [1]

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Appearances

1973

1974

  • February 14 - Harry is co-host for the day in a week featuring singer songwriters as co-hosts. Harry performed Taxi, Circle, and Sunday Morning Sunshine. Harry discusses story songs, Circle, Guests. include Rosie Greer, disc jockey Murray the K, and escape artist the Great Manzini. Audio clips are available at the Yahoo Group Harry-Chapin site. [4]
  • May 21 - Totie Fields co-hosts. Rock band Kiss also performed on this show.[5]
  • July 11 - Bobby Riggs co-hosts.[6]

1975

  • July 1 - Harry co-hosts for the week. On this show he sings W*O*L*D. Steve Goodman performs "City of New Orleans". Also appearing are Richard Pryor, Tom Chapin, Charlie Callas, Lulu Parker Betenson (sister of Butch Cassidy).[12] [1]
  • July 2 - Harry co-hosts for the week and performs Cat's in the Cradle. Guests include Ben Vereen, Barry Newman, Rocky Graziano, and F. Lee Bailey.[13] [1]
  • July 3 - Harry co-hosts for the week. Guests include David Brenner, the Pointer Sisters, worm expert George Sroda, and a demonstration by a 10 year-old unicyclist. [14] [1]
  • July 4 - Harry co-hosts for the week. Guests include George Hamilton, Dick Shawn, violinist Itzhak Perlman (performing Perpetual Motion and Scott Joplin's "Elite Syncopations", and the Frank Hunter Band.[15] [1]
  • September 22 - Eddie Fisher co-hosts. Comedian David Brenner also appears on this show.[16]
  • December 3 - Cliff Robertson co-hosts. Both Harry and Tom appear on the show.[17]

1980

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Fields, Howie. "Harry Chapin: The Howie Fields Years". Retrieved 2010-07-02 . 
  2. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - April 19, 1973". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  3. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode dated 19 April 1973". imdb.com. Retrieved 2010-07-02 . 
  4. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - February 14, 1974". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  5. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - May 21, 1974". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  6. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - July 11, 1974". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  7. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - November 4, 1974". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  8. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - January 23, 1975". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  9. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - March 26, 1975". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  10. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - April 2, 1975". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  11. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - June 30, 1975". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  12. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - July 1, 1975". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  13. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - July 2, 1975". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  14. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - July 3, 1975". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  15. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - July 4, 1975". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  16. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - September 22, 1975". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 
  17. "The Mike Douglas Show - Episode Guide - December 3, 1975". tv.com. Retrieved 2010-06-30 . 

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