SOURCE: AmericanLife TV Network

June 30, 2008 18:34 ET

George Carlin Special Tribute to Premiere Exclusively on AmericanLife TV on July 7, 2008

ALN Pays Tribute on "Ladies and Gentleman, It's Time for George" That Chronicles George Carlin's Early Performances on "Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour" Hit Show

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - AmericanLife TV Network (, the cable network devoted to the Baby Boomer generation, will air a special tribute to legendary comedian, George Carlin, on July 7, 2008 at 8:00pm E.T. and 10:00pm P.T. The special includes footage from George Carlin's early days on the hit show, "Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour."

Tony Orlando and Dawn, the popular '70s group best known for their hits, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon," and "Knock Three Times," hosted a variety show in the '70s that originally aired as a summer replacement for "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour." In the fall of 1976, the show was renamed "The Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour" and George Carlin joined it as a regular. For a few minutes each week George had the stage to himself, sharing with the audience the humor he found in every day words and situations.

"These were some of his funniest routines and since it was on 'Tony Orlando' its all 'G' rated and so it's a perfect way for the entire family to enjoy his unique sense of humor," says Mark Ringwald, VP of Programming for ALN.

The special consists entirely of his segments from the series with only an introductory voice over. One of these segments, done over 30 years ago, now has a special meaning:

"In reviewing the shows," said Mark Ringwald, "one of the segments contained a five-minute routine of his on death and comedians (when comedians do well, they 'kill,' when they do poorly, they 'die'). It was so funny and yet now so poignant that we felt it would be a fitting conclusion to the special."

AmericanLife TV Network will air the special tribute to legendary comedian, actor and author, George Carlin, on July 7, 2008 at 8:00pm E.T. and 10:00pm P.T.

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