He won't be back in two and two.
July 7, 2008 11:36 AM Subscribe
posted by miss lynnster (5 comments total)
Eric Lieber, producer of the groundbreaking Dick Cavett
and Mike Douglas
talk shows as well as the creator of (my own beloved guilty pleasure) Love Connection
, has passed away
of leukemia at age 71.
From this site
Lieber, called a boy genius by several who worked with him as a young graphic artist in the late 1950s and early '60s, also produced talk shows for Mike Douglas, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dick Cavett. He also supervised three Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethons...
...Eventually, after shifting (from working on the highly controversial game show Dotto) to talk shows and several network specials, Lieber created his signature show in 1983. After some token interest was forged by NBC for a pending afternoon slot, Lieber opted for syndication for Love Connection, a variation on The Dating Game. The game had a double twist. A single male or female who had already been on a date with one of three hopefuls would come on to discuss the outing. The byplay, which often took on loud overtones, provided the entertainment. The other twist had a contestant allowing the studio audience to select his or her date from three singles shown in brief videotape vignettes.