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Lawrence Welk: Death of a Square (with special guest Fred Armisen)

Lawrence Welk: Death of a Square (with special guest Fred Armisen)

Update: 2020-01-0350
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Fred Armisen joins Mo to pay tribute to legendary bandleader and TV host, Lawrence Welk. Welk was another victim of television's Rural Purge of the early 1970s, when his long running musical variety show was canceled by ABC after his audience was deemed too old. But Welk did not go quietly. He defied the critics, bringing his show back to life on his own terms - and reaching an even wider audience.

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Rhonda F.

This is an awesome podcast! I remember my parents watching The Lawrence Welk Show and I liked the music! I had forgotten about the Lennon Sisters until now, thanks for the reminder. Even though the show was kind of corny I loved Mr. Welk and his accent and most of all his "a one and a two and....."

Feb 7th
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Eric Batson

Great podcast! I , like so many, watched the show because of my grandparents. Years later I remember fondly and respect the musical talents and wholesome intentions of the show. Thanks for historical insight about the man behind it all.

Jan 16th
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Lawrence Welk: Death of a Square (with special guest Fred Armisen)

Lawrence Welk: Death of a Square (with special guest Fred Armisen)