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Merv Griffin, often overlooked, gets DVD set and Paley Center tribute
Merv Griffin, often overlooked, gets DVD set and Paley Center tribute

He may not have the enduring popularity of Johnny Carson, but Merv Griffin's charm, wit and intelligence made the talk-show host one of the masters of the genre. Just as contemporary talk shows feature actors, musicians and celebrity chefs hawking their latest projects, the Emmy Award-winning "The Merv Griffin Show" (1962-86) mixed up all that self-promotion with unusual pairings of guests and in-depth conversations with the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., Sen. Robert Kennedy, Salvador Dalí and Jack Benny. MPI's new 12-disc DVD set shows Griffin's brilliance in the episodes and clips from his 1965-69 New York-based daytime syndicated series, which also...

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