Livewire (talk show)


Livewire (talk show)

Livewire

"Livewire" was a kids' talkshow on the U.S. television cable network, Nickelodeon which aired during the early 1980s and ended in 1985. "Livewire" was a talk show just for kids of all ages, and the shows main focus discussed true current events and stories during those times. The show was taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater with a live audience of around 430 people (60% kids) [http://www.oldradio.com/archives/hardware/TV/est2.jpg] and was hosted by Fred Newman. The show was a CableACE Award winner, the first Nickelodeon talk show to acheive that feat. "Livewire" was the #1 rated show on Nickelodeon in 1982, and never went below #7 in the ratings during the 5 year span of the show.

The show was most famously known for giving relatively unknown bands, singers, and their first television appearance. Bands and celebrities alike got they're start on "Livewire" and these who had made an appearance on "Livewire" included:
* Bow Wow Wow
* Buckner and Garcia
* Comateens
* Manowar
* R.E.M.
* Twisted Sister
* The cast of "You Can't Do That on Television"

References

* [http://www.maximummetal.com/columns/tales/58.asp Maximum Metal: When Manowar and Nickelodeon Collided] - Transcript of Manowar's Appearance on Livewire.
* [http://www.ycdtotv.com/interviews/kubusheskie.html YCDTOTV.com: An Interview with Kevin Kubusheskie]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKDuFuR_sB0 Twisted Sister play "The Kids Are Back" + Interview]

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