WMAQ Channel 5 - All-Star Salute to Mother's Day [Excerpt] (Part 1, 1981)

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Here's our Part 1 of a portion of a special, All-Star Salute to Mother's Day, hosted by Ed McMahon and Jayne Kennedy, that aired on WMAQ Channel 5. This part features (in order of appearance) Charlie Callas, music director George Wyle, Debbie Reynolds (and her mother Maxine), and Melissa Sue Anderson (and her mother). Includes:

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All-Star Salute to Mother's Day bumper, with promise of appearances by Cindy Williams and Bobby Vinton (voiceover by Jayne Kennedy)

Host Ed McMahon introduces "the man of a thousand faces," Charlie Callas, by speaking of how, when kids make faces, their mothers tell them to stop it; Charlie, at the piano, does a Mother's Day-related routine in which he speaks of visits to Disneyland, before performing a number, "Piano and Violin" (written by Henry Mancini), with George Wyle leading the orchestra

Co-host Jayne Kennedy then takes us to "beautiful downtown Burbank," at the D.R. Rehearsal Studios, where Debbie Reynolds and her mother Maxine trade stories about the significance of mothers and their contributions to their children's ultimate development

Jayne then introduces a short piece from Little House on the Prairie co-star Melissa Sue Anderson who recounts her first confrontation with her mother when she was 2 years old.

Commercial: Ivory Liquid - with Jean Stokes and her two daughters - "Because Young Looking Hands Are Worth Holding On To" (voiceover by ??)

Commercial: Secret Roll-On Deodorant - "Improved! - To Keep a Woman Drier" (ending voiceover by ??)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, May 10th 1981 likely during the 9pm-10pm timeframe.


Date Uploaded: 05/11/2014

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Co-host Jayne Kennedy then takes us to "beautiful downtown Burbank," at the D.R. Rehearsal Studios, where Debbie Reynolds and her mother Maxine trade stories about the significance of mothers and their contributions to their children's ultimate development

Jayne then introduces a short piece from Little House on the Prairie co-star Melissa Sue Anderson who recounts her first confrontation with her mother when she was 2 years old.

Commercial: Ivory Liquid - with Jean Stokes and her two daughters - "Because Young Looking Hands Are Worth Holding On To" (voiceover by ??)

Commercial: Secret Roll-On Deodorant - "Improved! - To Keep a Woman Drier" (ending voiceover by ??)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, May 10th 1981 likely during the 9pm-10pm timeframe." /> Share

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