Friday, May 07, 2010

Betty White Live

When Betty White hosts "SNL" tomorrow night, it will be far from her first shot at live television. That came more than six decades ago!

In 1949, Betty worked with radio disc jockey Al Jarvis on his daily show, which was televised in Los Angeles for five-and-a-half hours a day, Monday through Saturday. Of course, there wasn't much else on in those days -- they had exactly one other TV station to compete with, but it's still astounding that they did 33 unscripted hours a week, as she explained in an interview for the Archive of American Television...