Monday, March 27, 2017

Forgotten TV: Not For Women Only (1968)

Long before developing The View into the long running mid-day talk show it is today, Barbara Walters tried her hand at hosting a talk show outside of NBC's Today. Bear in mind that Walters didn't ascend to the lead anchor position on Today until the passing of Frank McGee in 1974, but by then, she was already six years into the syndicated Not For Women Only.

I never saw the show, so there won't be a rating. However, the video below will show that this series had a blueprint that other syndicated talkers would use for years to come.

It's unfortunate that the episode is incomplete. Similarly, there isn't much online information about the show, which is why it's filed under "Forgotten TV", despite the fact that it was really a prototype.

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