Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 20

Up Close With… Ray Charles (1979)

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On 26 October 1979 the television page of the Carroll Daily Times Herald announced Up Close With…. Ray Charles, a 30 minute “biographical interview with this immensely popular blues singer/ pianist”, to be aired on the 27th.
It’s the only trace I’ve found of this program. In or around 1979 there were two formats carrying “Up Close With” in their title: one presented by Tom (Thomas) Cottle, and one by Paul Ryan.

Who knows more?


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