GOOD MORNING WORLD by Tim Colliver
The same people who brought you The Dick Van Dyke Show and That Girl scored another innovative sitcom in 1967 with Good Morning World. Bill Persky and Sam Denoff's creation, which aired Tuesday nights on CBS, was the first-ever TV series set in a radio station and featured the on and off air adventures of a pair of morning DJs.
Joby Baker and Ronnie Schell starred as Dave Lewis and Larry Clark, with Julie Parrish as Dave's wife Linda, Vaudeville veteran Billy De Wolfe as their stuffy but loveable boss Roland Hutton, and also Goldie Hawn, a little blonde dancer in her first major acting role.
This behind-the-scenes look features exclusive interviews with the series' creators and surviving stars. You'll be surprised that the idea for the series came from a real radio station, how CBS turned thumbs down on the first pilot episode, the behind-the-scenes drama, and what might have been if the series had gone a second season.
Good Morning World was a trailblazer and paved the way for later shows like WKRP in Cincinnati, Frazier, and NewsRadio.