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(NBC)(Early 1957)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger [Updated April 2020  #3 #5]   
references:
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TONIGHT! AMERICA AFTER DARK
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a.k.a. "Tonight, with Jack Lescoulie" and "America After Dark".
NBC
Executive producer Richard L. Linkroum
Producer Norman Frank
Associate Producer Roger Gimbel
Director Lynwood King
Managing Editor Frank Barton

US Late Night Talk Show Early 1957 (28-Jan-1957 to 26-Jul-1957)

Host: Jack Lescoulie (28-Jan-1957 to 21-Jun-1957)
Host: Al Collins (24-Jun-1957 to 26-Jul-1957)
with
Hy Gardner (New York Herald Tribune)
Earl Wilson (New York Post)
Bob Considine (New York, International News Services)
Irv Kupcinet (Chicago Sun Times)
Paul Coates (Los Angeles Mirror-News)
Vernon Scott (Hollywood United Press)
Hugh Downs



Music Lou Stein Trio
(later replaced by the Mort Lindsey Quartet, then the Johnny Guarnieri Quartet)

Premise: A new format, new in stars and new in ideas.
Principals other than the emcee Jack Lescoulie,
will include six top newspaper columnists.
Hy Gardner, Earl Wilson, Bob Considine and Irv Kupcinet on the East Coast
and Paul Coates and Vernon Scott on the West Coast.

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NBC Mon-Fri Late Night (28-Jan-1957 to 26-Jul-1957)

 



[01] Tonight! America After Dark
28Jan1957 NBC 11:15pm NYT
Guest hostess Constance Moore
Guests
comedian George Gobel
actress Jayne Mansfield
and singer Roberta Sherwood.
Bob Considine interviews Governor George Docking, former Governor Alf Landon and "Kansan of the Year"
who will be announced at the native sons and daughters dinner. Kansas Day, the state's 96th birthday, will
officially be celebrated tomorrow.
Interview with Jayne Mansfield, she talks about building a heart-shaped house, with a heart-shaped pool and a heart-shaped tub built for two.
Irv Kupcinet broke in from Chicago to ask about her weight-lifting and what it did for her. Jayne replied, "It's brought out quite a few of
my finer points. It straightens things and puts things in the right places."
Dean Martin was persuaded to talk about an article written about his former partner Jerry Lewis: "That article
is full of lies. Only one thing true about it and that is that he wrote it".

[02] Tonight! America After Dark
29Jan1957 NBC [Lowell Sun]
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests
actor Eli Wallach
jazz trombonist J.J. Johnson
boxer Joe Louis
and Hy Gardner.
In a live remote from Los Angeles, reporter Paul Coates tours the Brentwood home of actor Hal Hays.
Jack Lescoulie talks with actor Eli Wallach, who is appearing in Major Barbara on Broadway.
Irv Kupcinet landed on the Merchandise Mart in Chicago in a helicopter and we learned a little about
Chicago's growing helicopter taxi service.
At a Hollywood party there were Jolie Gabor, Linda Darnell and Ann Miller and they mostly talked all at once.

[03] Tonight! America After Dark
30Jan1957 NBC [Los Angeles Times]
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests
Harry Belafonte's opening at the Cocanut Grove.
Liberace's at Chez Paree.


[04] Tonight! America After Dark
31Jan1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests
actresses Viveca Lindfors and Kim Stanley talk with New York Journal drama critic John McClain.
Author Nelson Algren takes the viewers on a guided tour of Chicago's Skid Row.
Performance by Northwestern University's Jazz Combo.

[05] Tonight! America After Dark
01Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Summary
Cross country coverage of Chinese New Year's celebrations.


[06] Tonight! America After Dark
04Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[07] Tonight! America After Dark
05Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[08] Tonight! America After Dark
06Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[09] Tonight! America After Dark
07Feb1957 NBC [Hammond Times]
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests
author Gore Vidal
A visit to an after theater party following the opening of a new Broadway play,
"A Visit to a Small Planet" interview with star Cyril Ritchard.
Cameras will focus on the Heart Disease Research Center of Chicago's Michael Reese Hospital
for a report on the progress in the fight against heart disease.

[10] Tonight! America After Dark
08Feb1957 NBC [Star News]
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests
Igor Youskecitch at the opening night of the Ballet Russe.

[11] Tonight! America After Dark
11Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[12] Tonight! America After Dark
12Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[13] Tonight! America After Dark
13Feb1957 NBC [Elyria Chronicle]
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests
A backstage party at the Lyceum Theatre for "The Happiest Millionaire",
but the backstage squabbles ended and instead switched to producer Howard Erskine's apartment.

[14] Tonight! America After Dark
14Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[15] Tonight! America After Dark
15Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests
Ernie Kovacs

[16] Tonight! America After Dark
18Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests
Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx and Gummo Marx.
The five Marx Brothers celebrate Chico's opening in "The Fifth Season" at the Civic Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Also auditions for the Broadway play "Serena".
An ice show from Chicago.


[17] Tonight! America After Dark
19Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[18] Tonight! America After Dark
20Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests
Harry Lloyd
and Harry Lloyd Jr.

[19] Tonight! America After Dark
21Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[20] Tonight! America After Dark
22Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[21] Tonight! America After Dark
25Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[22] Tonight! America After Dark
26Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[23] Tonight! America After Dark
27Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[24] Tonight! America After Dark
28Feb1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests
radio and TV actor Walter Greaza

[25] Tonight! America After Dark
01Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[26] Tonight! America After Dark
04Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[27] Tonight! America After Dark
05Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[28] Tonight! America After Dark
06Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[29] Tonight! America After Dark
07Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[30] Tonight! America After Dark
08Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[31] Tonight! America After Dark
11Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[32] Tonight! America After Dark
12Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[33] Tonight! America After Dark
13Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[34] Tonight! America After Dark
14Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[35] Tonight! America After Dark
15Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[36] Tonight! America After Dark
18Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests
Jimmy Durante performs at the Shangri-La restaurant in Chicago
restauranteur Gene Leone is interviewed by Hy Gardner.

[37] Tonight! America After Dark
19Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[38] Tonight! America After Dark
20Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[39] Tonight! America After Dark
21Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[40] Tonight! America After Dark
22Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[41] Tonight! America After Dark
25Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[42] Tonight! America After Dark
26Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[43] Tonight! America After Dark
27Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[44] Tonight! America After Dark
28Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[45] Tonight! America After Dark
29Mar1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[46] Tonight! America After Dark
01Apr1957 NBC TVG
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guest
A pickup from the pentagon is seen.

[47] Tonight! America After Dark
02Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[48] Tonight! America After Dark
03Apr1957 NBC TVG
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guest
Hy Gardner interviews Dr. Salvatore Cutolo author of "Bellevue is My Home".

[49] Tonight! America After Dark
04Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[50] Tonight! America After Dark
05Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[51] Tonight! America After Dark
08Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[52] Tonight! America After Dark
09Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[53] Tonight! America After Dark
10Apr1957 NBC [Star News]
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guest
From the Shamrock Hotel in Houston, Texas,
Shep Fields music.
From New York the show attends a folk dance festival.

[54] Tonight! America After Dark
11Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[55] Tonight! America After Dark
12Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guest
From Palisades Amusement Park, N.J.

[56] Tonight! America After Dark
15Apr1957 NBC [Hammond Times]
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests
singers Mickey and Sylvia
Pickup from Chicago's Blue Angel.

[57] Tonight! America After Dark
16Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[58] Tonight! America After Dark
17Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[59] Tonight! America After Dark
18Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[60] Tonight! America After Dark
19Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[61] Tonight! America After Dark
22Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[62] Tonight! America After Dark
23Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[63] Tonight! America After Dark
24Apr1957 NBC TVG
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guest
Buster Keaton is interviewed by Hy Gardner

[64] Tonight! America After Dark
25Apr1957 NBC TVG
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guest
A visit to the Educational Alliance Community Center in New York City's lower East Side.

[65] Tonight! America After Dark
26Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[66] Tonight! America After Dark
29Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[67] Tonight! America After Dark
30Apr1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[68] Tonight! America After Dark
01May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[69] Tonight! America After Dark
02May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[70] Tonight! America After Dark
03May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[71] Tonight! America After Dark
06May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[72] Tonight! America After Dark
07May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[73] Tonight! America After Dark
08May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[74] Tonight! America After Dark
09May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[75] Tonight! America After Dark
10May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[76] Tonight! America After Dark
13May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[77] Tonight! America After Dark
14May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[78] Tonight! America After Dark
15May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[79] Tonight! America After Dark
16May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[80] Tonight! America After Dark
17May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[81] Tonight! America After Dark
20May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[82] Tonight! America After Dark
21May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests
Frank Sinatra
Kelly McGuire
Danny Andrews
and Patsy D'Amore.
Live remote from the opening night of the Villa Capri restaurant at McCadden and Yucca streets in Hollywood.
Paul Coates talks with Villa Capri owner Patsy D'Amore and singer Frank Sinatra.
Musical performances by singer Kelly McGuire and pianist/singer Danny Andrews.

[83] Tonight! America After Dark
22May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[84] Tonight! America After Dark
23May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[85] Tonight! America After Dark
24May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[86] Tonight! America After Dark
27May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[87] Tonight! America After Dark
28May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[88] Tonight! America After Dark
29May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[89] Tonight! America After Dark
30May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[90] Tonight! America After Dark
31May1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[91] Tonight! America After Dark
03Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[92] Tonight! America After Dark
04Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[93] Tonight! America After Dark
05Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[94] Tonight! America After Dark
06Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[95] Tonight! America After Dark
07Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[96] Tonight! America After Dark
10Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[97] Tonight! America After Dark
11Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[98] Tonight! America After Dark
12Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[99] Tonight! America After Dark
13Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[100] Tonight! America After Dark
14Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[101] Tonight! America After Dark
17Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[102] Tonight! America After Dark
18Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[103] Tonight! America After Dark
19Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[104] Tonight! America After Dark
20Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie
Guests

[105] Tonight! America After Dark
21Jun1957 NBC
Host Jack Lescoulie (his final show)
Guests

 

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New Host: Al Collins (24-Jun-1957 to 26-Jul-1957)
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[106] Tonight! America After Dark
24Jun1957 NBC
Host Al Collins (his first show)
Guests
Shari Lewis
Gigi Gryce
Marshall Stearns
This program marks Al Collins' start as permanent host of the program.
Segments include: From the Golden Thread Cafe in the Hotel New Yorker,
Hugh Downs introduces music by the jazz group led by Gigi Gryce.
Downs also talks with Marshall Stearns, author of "The Story of Jazz".
This is followed by Hy Gardner time; New York Herald Tribune columnist Gardner offers some thoughts.
Shari Lewis performs with puppets Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse and Hugh Puppy.

[107] Tonight! America After Dark
25Jun1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[108] Tonight! America After Dark
26Jun1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[109] Tonight! America After Dark
27Jun1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[110] Tonight! America After Dark
28Jun1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[111] Tonight! America After Dark
01Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[112] Tonight! America After Dark
02Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[113] Tonight! America After Dark
03Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[114] Tonight! America After Dark
04Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[115] Tonight! America After Dark
05Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[116] Tonight! America After Dark
08Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[117] Tonight! America After Dark
09Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[118] Tonight! America After Dark
10Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[119] Tonight! America After Dark
11Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[120] Tonight! America After Dark
12Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[121] Tonight! America After Dark
15Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[122] Tonight! America After Dark
16Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[123] Tonight! America After Dark
17Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[124] Tonight! America After Dark
18Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[125] Tonight! America After Dark
19Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guest
singer Tommy Sands

[126] Tonight! America After Dark
22Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[127] Tonight! America After Dark
23Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[128] Tonight! America After Dark
24Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[129] Tonight! America After Dark
25Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guests

[130] Tonight! America After Dark [Final episode of the series]
26Jul1957 NBC
Host Al Collins
Guest
Ernie Kovacs with a visit at his New York apartment.
(Coincidently Edie Adams will be a guest on the premiere episode of
Tonight starring Jack Paar


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