‘The Joey Bishop Show’ debuts 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 17 1967)

Video: 'Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, and Sammy Davis' (Feb. 2, 1968)

(Monday, April 17, 1967, 11:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. EST)The Joey Bishop Show talk show, with Regis Philbin was Bishop’s announcer and sidekick, premiered tonight on the ABC television network as a challenge to NBC’s The Tonight Show and host Johnny Carson.

Bishop’s first guest was California Governor Ronald Reagan, followed by Debbie Reynolds, Danny Thomas, and Noel Cannon (“a lady traffic court jurist”).

Video: 'Joey Bishop Show' (May 30, 1968)

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