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The Joe Franklin Show (talk)

    (Syndicated, 1950 - 1990;
     Cable TV Superstation WOR-TV)

    [As a teenager Joe Franklin was nostalgic; his first radio series
     at age 20 was a look back at vaudeville; At age 22 WABC-TV (then
     known as WJZ) offered him an opportunity to do a television show;
     At first the management balked when he said it was a "talk show"
     on the new visual medium; But Joe chose such a variety of guests
     and found ways to make talk entertaining; and a genre was born...
     At one point the show was named "Joe Franklin's Memory Lane."

     Joe Franklin became a fixture of East Coast TV/radio talk with a
     panoply of characters trying to make it in the big time, and/or
     on their way down after the big time; it survived a number of
     time slot changes from night to daytime; after 40 years, it was
     moved to the wee hours on WOR-TV (which was actually in New
     Jersey) although a whole week of shows were taped on one day; 

     This show was syndicated up and down the East Coast as far as
     Florida so retirees from the Big Apple could stay in touch; and
     at the peak of its popularity was available via Superstation WOR
     on 2500 cable television systems coast-to-coast; His hour-long
     TV show on WOR was produced by Richard Ornstein]


Theme 1: "Twelfth Street Rag"

    [ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "12th Street Rag";
     aka: "El Baile de la Doceaba"]

     Composers: music by Euday L. Bowman (ASCAP) and
                lyric by Andy Razaf (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publishers: Jerry Vogel Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP)
                         of New York, NY; and
                      Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
                         of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: 1914
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:


Theme 2: "Joe's Theme"

    [ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "Joe Franklin Show Theme";
     aka: "Joe Franklin Theme"]

     Composer: Michael Karp (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: M. Karp Music Company (ASCAP)

     2001 Publishers: Michael Karp Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                         of New York, NY

     Composition Date: 1983

    [as "Joe's Theme: Music Package (contains 12 versions)]:
     Copyright Date: Apr. 6, 1987; SR-80-579
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:


Theme 3: "Joe Franklin Closing Theme"

    [ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "Twelfth Street Rag";
     aka: "12th Street Rag";
     aka: "Joe Franklin";
     aka: "Joe Franklin Closing Theme";

     Obviously this was a variation on the "Twelfth Street Rag" Theme
     by Euday L. Bowman and Andy Razaf above...]

     Adapters/Arrangers: Brian Gari (ASCAP) and
                         Jeffrey S. ("Jeff") Olmsted (ASCAP)

     Original Publishers:

     2001 Publishers: Right Mind Music (ASCAP)
                         of Chestnut Ridge, NY; and
                      Tenacity Music (ASCAP)
                         of New York, NY

     Composition Date:

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:


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