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Thu January 31, 2008

Johnny Cash Special to air February 3rd

Program looks back at groundbreaking TV variety show

Omaha, Nebraska – The Johnny Cash Show Radio Special will air on KIOS on Sunday February 3, 2008 at 3:00PM.

This new one-hour radio special hosted by Rodney Crowell features

an in-depth look at Johnny Cash's groundbreaking TV variety show

(1969-1971).

in 1969, Johnny Cash was at the height of his fame. That summer,

the ABC Television Network asked him to host a music variety program.

The Johnny Cash Show lasted for 58 episodes over the course of

three years, and nothing like it has been seen since.

Cash was first and foremost a lover of music, and his tastes ran

wide. The talent that he brought to his television show mirrored that,

from George Jones to Ray Charles to Derek and The Dominoes, it

was truly a variety show like none before it.

We'll hear some of the ground that the Johnny Cash Show broke.

And we'll hear interviews with Roseanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson,

John Carter Cash, Patrick Carr, Bill Walker, Marty Stuart, and Bob

Hillburn. The program is produced by Paul Chuffo and Joshua Jackson

for Joyride Media.