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Interviews from the archives of broadcast legend Roy Leonard from WGN Radio 720

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Interviews from the archives of broadcast legend Roy Leonard from WGN Radio 720

    Remembering Tom Smothers

    Remembering Tom Smothers

    Tom Smothers, one half of the comedy duo The Smothers Brothers, has died at age 86. On March 27, 1974, Tom and Dick Smothers joined Roy Leonard in the WGN Radio studios for a conversation, including how they survived after being kicked off TV by CBS for being too political.

    From the archives: Dick Clark tells Roy Leonard about the history of ‘American Bandstand’

    From the archives: Dick Clark tells Roy Leonard about the history of ‘American Bandstand’

    For decades, Dick Clark was the celebrity many people watched ring in the new year live from Times Square in New York City. Even today, nearly a decade after his passing, ABC’s New Year’s broadcast still uses Dick Clark’s name in its title. But, “America’s Oldest Teenager” was known for many other things beyond the […]

    From the archives: Roy Leonard talks with Pat Summerall and John Madden

    From the archives: Roy Leonard talks with Pat Summerall and John Madden

    On January 8, 1986, at the height of the Bears Super Bowl run, the then-CBS NFL lead broadcast team of Pat Summerall and John Madden were in Chicago and made time to stop by the WGN Radio studios to visit with Roy Leonard. John Madden died today at age 85.

    From the archives: Roy Leonard talks with Clint Eastwood about his directorial debut

    From the archives: Roy Leonard talks with Clint Eastwood about his directorial debut

    Fifty years ago, Clint Eastwood was already an established Hollywood star, having appeared in a number of movies and TV series. But in 1971, he would begin a new phase of his legendary career when he made his directorial debut with “Play Misty for Me.” On October 18, 1971, Clint Eastwood visited with WGN Radio’s […]

    From the archives: Roy Leonard visits with Ginger Rogers

    From the archives: Roy Leonard visits with Ginger Rogers

    Ginger Rogers, one of the iconic stars of Hollywood’s “Golden Age,” was born 110 years ago this week, on July 16, 1911. The career of the actress, dancer and singer spanned decades. In the fall of 1991, Rogers visited the WGN Radio studios to visit with Roy Leonard and discuss her book, Ginger: My Story. Here […]

    From the archives: Roy Leonard visits with Donny and Marie Osmond

    From the archives: Roy Leonard visits with Donny and Marie Osmond

    This week from the WGN Radio archives, we go back 35 years to June 4, 1986, a Wednesday morning on The Roy Leonard Show when he was visited in-studio by Donny and Marie Osmond. They were already veteran pop music superstars having had a variety show when they were teenagers and have continued over they […]

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