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    Merv is dead

    At the age of 82.
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    I saw that new, which saddened me.

    I used to watch his show, and the Dinah Shore show, and the Mike Douglass show in succession, when I was flat on my back for several weeks at the age of 12. The latter sucked. But I learned a lot from their shows, and saw a lot of great entertainment. Ahhh, such were the days of good ol' fashioned talk/variety shows (before the advent of "hit-the-guest-upside-the-head-with-a-chair-or-table" set-up)....

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    I guess all of those are before my time
    I used to watch Jeopardy, and sometimes still do. Not a huge fan of Wheel of Fortune though.
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    Yeahhhhh. *nostalgic sigh* These were before your time, PC2. This was in the '70's. But it was great daytime entertainment....



    Certainly, an era has passed....

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    Mike Douglas wasn't that bad, but Dinah Shore was better. Merv Griffin was great. You forgot Dick Cavett(or maybe you didn't) . Why can't we have a show like these nowadays? Does everything have to be a staged "reality" show?

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    DOes the Late show count as a show "like these"?
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    Ohhh, Scotty, I did, for the moment, forget Cavett. He was also great. You know the whole host of daytime folks to whom I was referrin' in general. That just doesn't exist anymore.

    PC2, I did love me some Johnny Carson. And, before that, Jack Paar. Today, I'm usually in bed by the time the late-night guys come on (though I was usually up last year in care-giving mode). I do like Leno, and Carson Daly (I know his bandmaster, Joe, and Joe's dad and grandfather). Outside of that, I'll just say I miss good ol' daytime variety shows....

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    If this thread is turning to old talk show hosts, how about William F. Buckly and "Firing Line"
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    I wonder if his tombstone is going to be like he joked: an Emmy instead of a statue and an epitaph saying "I won't be back right after this message."
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    Ohhh, I loved me some WFB, jsharr.

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    Jeopardy is one of my favorite shows. RIP man.

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    You old farts need to go to bed.

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    Glad Merv Griffin was a producer of Jeopardy for your pleasure, Enthalpic.

    I just miss the day-time talk-show host that he was. Not the game-show for which he became associated, if only as a background (Wikipedia) producer....

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