Good Night America


Good Night America was hosted by Geraldo Rivera from 1974 through 1977. The show gained notoriety for its excellent, and sometimes dangerous investigations. Hugh Hefner (Good Night America 4), Roy Scheider from Jaws (Good Night America 20), daredevil Evel Knievel (Good Night America 7) were just some of the interviews that had millions of americans tuning in. Bringing outlaw biker gang Hells Angels members on-set (Good Night America 11) was just the beginning. Despite purported threats of major fines, lawsuits and far worse, Geraldo was the first to air the original Zapruder film on Good Night America 15 in 1975. This footage was used in the investigations and to prove or disprove the conspiracy theories surrounding President John F. Kennedy's assasination. News programs in the format of Good Night America grew more and more rare as time went on.

Soccer Legend Pele, Bruce Lee

31 Jul 1975

Edson Arantes DeNascement, known to the world as 34 year old soccer star Pele plays soccer with Geraldo and talks about…

World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali

14 Aug 1975

Guests included World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali, with a visit to his mountain training camp in Pennsylvania. Geraldo…

Richard Dreyfuss, Nancy Friday, F Lee Baily

28 Aug 1975

Geraldo reports on the rebirth of the Disco craze with Disco-Tex. The star of Jaws, Richard Dreyfuss tells us about his…

Tribute To Frank Sinatra

08 Mar 1976

A tribute to Frank Sinatra, a behind the scenes look at his Friar's Club testimonial and interviews with some of his friends.…

Linda & Paul McCartney, Henry Winkler

28 Jun 1976

Elizabeth Ray, a $14,000 year secretary who can't type, file, etc., was on the payroll of Congressman Wayne Hays until she…

Ruby/Oswald, JFK Assassination

23 Aug 1976

The Ruby/Oswald Connection is explored in the assassination of President Kennedy, a follow up program of a year ago. Investigations…

Barbara Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Jon Peters

27 Jan 1977

On film, the stars of "A Star is Born" Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson and the film's producer Jon Peters. Then joining…

The Hite Report, A Sexual Survey

03 Mar 1977

The program centered around a discussion of The Hite Report which had been on the best sellers list for over 12 weeks. The…

Hollywood stars

06 Apr 1977

From California, Geraldo interviews Kate Jackson, Jane Fonda, Louise Lasser, Henry Winkler, Chevy Chase and Sally Struthers…

Search For Sexual Identity

28 Apr 1977

"The Search for Sexual Identity" guest included Mr. Christine Jorgensen and Stephan Dain; transexuals and David Kopay a…