Dave Garroway

David Cunningham Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982) was an American television personality.wikipedia
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He was the founding host and anchor of NBC's Today from 1952 to 1961.
Monitor was a continuous all-weekend mixture of music, news, interviews and features, with a variety of hosts including well-known television personalities Dave Garroway, Hugh Downs, Ed McMahon, Joe Garagiola and Gene Rayburn.

Today (U.S. TV program)

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He was the founding host and anchor of NBC's Today from 1952 to 1961.
Today was the first program of its genre when it premiered with original host Dave Garroway.

List of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Garroway has been honored for his contributions to radio and television with a star for each on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as the St. Louis Walk of Fame, the city where he spent part of his teenage years and early adulthood.

University City High School (Missouri)

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Born in Schenectady, New York, Garroway was 14 and had moved with his family thirteen times before settling in St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended University City High School and Washington University in St. Louis, from which he earned a degree in abnormal psychology.
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Monitor (radio program)

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Garroway was the first "communicator" on NBC Radio's Monitor when the program first aired on June 12, 1955.
After an introduction by Pat Weaver, news headlines by Dave Garroway and a routine by Bob and Ray, Garroway cued Monitor's opening music remote: live jazz by Howard Rumsey and the Lighthouse All-Stars at the Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach, California.

St. Louis Walk of Fame

Garroway has been honored for his contributions to radio and television with a star for each on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as the St. Louis Walk of Fame, the city where he spent part of his teenage years and early adulthood.
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Garroway at Large

Garroway was introduced to the national television audience when he hosted the experimental musical variety show Garroway at Large, telecast live from Chicago.
Garroway at Large was an experimental American musical variety show program with the host Dave Garroway in the Golden Age of Television.

Wide Wide World

On October 16, 1955, he began hosting NBC's live Sunday afternoon documentary Wide Wide World, continuing with that series until June 8, 1958.
Conceived by network head Pat Weaver and hosted by Dave Garroway, Wide Wide World was introduced on the Producers' Showcase series on June 27, 1955.

NBC page

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Garroway began his broadcasting career at NBC as a page in 1938, he graduated 23rd in a class of 24 from NBC's school for announcers.
Today Show host Dave Garroway

WMAQ (AM)

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After the war, Garroway went to work as a disc jockey at WMAQ (AM) in Chicago.
Dave Garroway (1913–1982) also arrived on the NBC airwaves via WMAQ with his 1160 Club playing big band and jazz in the 1940s.

J. Fred Muggs

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His familiar "cohost," a chimpanzee with the puckish name of J. Fred Muggs, did not hurt his genial manner, but his concurrent seriousness in dealing with news stories and ability to clearly explain abstract concepts earned him the nickname "The Communicator" and eventually won praise from critics and viewers alike.
The Today Show had begun in 1952, with Dave Garroway as host, but was doing poorly.

The Dave Garroway Show (TV program)

The Dave Garroway Show
At the same time he did Today, Garroway also hosted a Friday night variety series, The Dave Garroway Show, from October 2, 1953, to June 25, 1954.
As the title indicated, Dave Garroway was the host.

Jack Lescoulie

He was joined by news editor Jim Fleming and announcer Jack Lescoulie when the show debuted on Monday, January 14, 1952.
During his long run on Today (1952–67), Lescoulie's duties included announcing the show at the top and bottom of every hour, conducting interviews, reporting on sports, chatting with the crowd outside the studio and acting as a foil for Dave Garroway's pranks.

Sylvester Weaver (executive)

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Pioneering NBC president Sylvester "Pat" Weaver chose Garroway as the host of his new morning news-and-entertainment experiment, the Today show, in 1951.
Weaver created Today in 1952, followed by Tonight Starring Steve Allen (1954), Home (1954) with Arlene Francis and Wide Wide World (1955), hosted by Dave Garroway.

Sarah Lee Lippincott

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Garroway married astronomer Sarah Lee Lippincott in February 1980.
She was the third wife of the late Dave Garroway, the founding host of NBC's Today show.

Common chimpanzee

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His familiar "cohost," a chimpanzee with the puckish name of J. Fred Muggs, did not hurt his genial manner, but his concurrent seriousness in dealing with news stories and ability to clearly explain abstract concepts earned him the nickname "The Communicator" and eventually won praise from critics and viewers alike.
J. Fred Muggs appeared with Today Show host Dave Garroway in the 1950s, Judy on Daktari in the 1960s and Darwin on The Wild Thornberrys in the 1990s.

The Dave Garroway Show (radio program)

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Over time, Garroway hosted a series of radio programs such as The 11:60 Club, The Dave Garroway Show, and Reserved for Garroway.

West Laurel Hill Cemetery

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His family held a private graveside service for him in Philadelphia on July 28. Garroway is buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
Dave Garroway (1913–1982) American television personality, founding host and anchor of NBC's "Today" from 1952 to 1961.

John Chancellor

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Commentator John Chancellor was the man who replaced Garroway on Today 21 years earlier.
In July 1961, Chancellor replaced Dave Garroway as host of NBC's Today program, a role he filled for fourteen months.

Barry Levinson

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In Robert Redford's 1994 film Quiz Show, Garroway was portrayed by Barry Levinson.
Redford would later direct Quiz Show (1994) and cast Levinson as television personality Dave Garroway.

Quiz Show (film)

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In Robert Redford's 1994 film Quiz Show, Garroway was portrayed by Barry Levinson.
Barry Levinson as Dave Garroway

Celebrity

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David Cunningham Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982) was an American television personality.

Depression (mood)

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His easygoing and relaxing style belied a lifelong battle with depression.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Garroway has been honored for his contributions to radio and television with a star for each on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as the St. Louis Walk of Fame, the city where he spent part of his teenage years and early adulthood.