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Jack Paar Does Final Late Show on NBC

Mar. 30, 1962 - Jack Paar did his final late show for NBC last night after a run of almost five years. The concluding telecast combined tributes to the star with comedy, sentiment, and music. Among those who paid their respects in a filmed segment of the program were Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, former Vice President Richard M. Nixon, and the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham. All had appeared on Paar programs in the past. Although the telecast was in the nature of a farewell to Mr. Paar, he is not leaving the air permanently. He will return to the network in the fall with a weekly show to be presented on Friday nights. Last night’s program marked his final appearance in a Monday-through-Friday series that began on July 29, 1957.

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