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“ABC’s 50th Anniversary Special” (May 19, 2003)

ABC's 50th Anniversary CelebrationBRIEF PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

A special celebrating ABC’s 50th anniversary.

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GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

NETWORK: ABC
AIR DATE: May 19, 2003

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

WRITERS: Dave Boone, Jon Macks, Jeff Stilson
DIRECTOR: Glenn Weiss
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Don Mischer
SEGMENT PRODUCER: Jon Bloom
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Billy Goldenberg
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Kyle Kibbe
ART DIRECTION: Alex Fuller
COSTUMES: Paula Ellins
SEGMENT EDITOR: Mark Torgl
DISTRIBUTOR: American Broadcasting Company

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APPEARANCES BY

Tim Allen
Roseanne Barr (as Roseanne)
Garcelle Beauvais
James Belushi (as Jim Belushi)
Bill Brochtrup
Drew Carey
Richard Chamberlain
Gordon Clapp
Dick Clark
Michael Cole
Joan Collins
Ann B. Davis
Kim Delaney
Hugh Downs
Peter Falk…Columbo (“Alias” skit)
Farrah Fawcett
Michael Fishman
Michael J. Fox
Dennis Franz
Victor Garber… Jack Bristow (“Alias” skit)
Jennifer Garner…Sydney Bristow (“Alias” skit)
Charles Gibson
Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Fred Grandy
Greg Grunberg… Eric Weiss (“Alias” skit)
Dorothy Hamill
David Hartman
Robert Hegyes
Florence Henderson
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
Telma Hopkins
Helmut Huber
Bonnie Hunt
Anjelica Huston
Peter Jennings
Gabe Kaplan
Christopher Knight
Bernie Kopell
David L. Lander
Ted Lange
Sugar Ray Leonard
Carl Lewis
Peggy Lipton
Susan Lucci
Joan Lunden
Gavin MacLeod
John Madden
Garry Marshall
Penny Marshall
Jerry Mathers
Maureen McCormick
Jim McKay
Michael McKean
Al Michaels
Esai Morales
Erin Moran
Don Most
Joe Namath
Hugh O’Brian
Ryan O’Neal
Annette O’Toole – (In Audience)
Jacqueline Obradors
Susan Olsen
Ron Palillo
Eve Plumb
John Ritter
Marion Ross
Diane Sawyer
Henry Simmons
Erika Slezak
Robin Strasser
Marcia Strassman
Andrea Thompson
John Travolta
Nicholas Turturro
Michael Vartan…Michael Vaughn (“Alias” skit)
Reginald VelJohnson
Clint Walker
Barbara Walters
Damon Wayans
Kevin Weisman…Marshall Flinkman (“Alias” skit)
Jill Whelan
Jaleel White
Clarence Williams III
Anson Williams
Barry Williams
Cindy Williams
Kellie Shanygne Williams
Oprah Winfrey
Henry Winkler
Matt Sergott… Segment Dancer (uncredited)

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EXTRAS

Trivia

Peter Falk’s cameo as Lieutenant Columbo in the “Alias” skit was the final time that he played the character.

Entertainment References (Link to IMDB)