United Network premieres & Bishop challenges Carson


April 2 1967 – ABC plans to pit Joey Bishop against Johnny Carson…



April 7, 1967 – Pete Barbuti hypes the upcoming United Network…


Pete Barbuti on the Johnny Carson show…



May 2, 1967 – A review of the fledgling United Network…


Read the Bill Dana cover story on the Sunday Seattle Times TV section;

Bill Dana review


The United Network started out a ratings success…



But there were financial problems with the United Network (May 23, 1967)…


June 1, 1967…


June 2, 1967 United Network status uncertain


The UNITED NETWORK filed a bankruptcy petition in late June 1967 claiming liabilities of $690,075.
[source: Seattle Times]

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