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
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.