August 11, 2017 all-day

Aug 11, 1925. This pioneer of daytime talk shows was born Michael Delaney Dowd, Jr, at Chicago, IL. Douglas hosted his first afternoontalk show in Cleveland in 1961 and within five years was a household name.His nationally syndicated show featured celebrity interviews and topics and remained on the air until 1981. The show received the first Emmy Award for Individual Achievement in Daytime Television, and memorable guests included first-time performances by Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand and Bill Cosby. Tiger Woods appeared at the age of two alongside avid golfer Bob Hope. Douglas died Aug 11, 2006, at North Palm Beach, FL.

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