The Midnight Special

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The Midnight Special was the first of its kind. The most popular artists of the day, from rock, pop and soul, shared the stage performing their hits LIVE on late-night television – and right in your living room.

The Midnight Special was the first of its kind. The most popular artists of the day, from rock, pop and soul, shared the stage performing their hits LIVE on late-night television – and right in your living room.

Original Release

08/19/1972 on NBC

US Release

08/19/1972

Cast

Wolfman Jack Himself - Announcer
Donna Summer Herself
Helen Reddy Herself - Hostess
Tina Turner Herself
Ike Turner Himself
Randy Jones Himself
KC & The Sunshine Band Themselves
Todd Rundgren Himself
The Spinners Themselves
Gladys Knight Herself
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #9.1 Friday, 05 September 1980
2 Episode #9.2 Friday, 12 September 1980
3 Episode #9.3 Friday, 19 September 1980
4 Episode #9.4 Friday, 26 September 1980
5 Episode #9.5 Friday, 03 October 1980
6 Episode #9.6 Friday, 10 October 1980
7 Episode #9.7 Friday, 17 October 1980
8 Episode #9.8 Friday, 24 October 1980
9 Episode #9.9 Friday, 07 November 1980
11 Episode #9.11 Friday, 28 November 1980
14 Episode #9.14 Friday, 19 December 1980
16 Episode #9.16 Friday, 16 January 1981
17 Episode #9.17 Friday, 23 January 1981
18 Episode #9.18 Friday, 30 January 1981
19 Episode #9.19 Friday, 06 February 1981
20 Episode #9.20 Friday, 13 February 1981
21 Episode #9.21 Friday, 20 February 1981
22 Episode #9.22 Friday, 06 March 1981
23 Episode #9.23 Friday, 13 March 1981
25 Episode #9.25 Friday, 27 March 1981
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Directors

Stan Harris, Tom Trbovich

Writers

Frank Cotolo, Franklyn Ajaye, Michael O'Donoghue, David Steinberg

Cast

Producers

Editors

Terry M. Pickford

1980 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction and Electronic Camerawork Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction and Electronic Camerawork Nominated
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