Peggy Lee

The Eighties and Nineties

The Tonight Show
3/13/80, NBC
Songs unknown

Tomorrow Coast to Coast
7/23/81, NBC, w/ host Tom Snyder, Larry King, Simon Bond, John Lofton, Eleanor Smeal
Songs included: I Love Being Here With You / I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) / I Could Write a Book

A Gift of Music: The 200th Anniversary of Los Angeles
1981, w/ Rosemary Clooney, Woody Herman, Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Dionne Warwick, Twiggy, Toni Tennille
Songs included: Together (Wherever We Go)

Peggy Lee Entertains
8/3/81, BBC-2
Songs included: I Love Being Here with You / Everything Must Change / Love Me or Leave Me / Mr. Wonderful / Witchcraft / My Father / Why Don’t You Do Right? / Fever / I’m a Woman / But Beautiful / The Best Is Yet to Come / Don’t Cry Out Loud / The Boy from Ipanema / The Folks Who Live on the Hill / Here’s to You

Silk Cut Festival of Jazz
1982, BBC
Songs included: I Love Being Here with You / I Want to Be Happy / I’ve Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good) / The Best Is Yet to Come / Fever / Mr. Wonderful / I’m a Woman / I’ll Be Seeing You

The Kennedy Center Honors
12/82, CBS, w/ honorees Benny Goodman, Gene Kelly, Eugene Ormandy, Lillian Gish, George Abbott 
Songs included: Where or When

London Night Out
2/9/83, Thames Television (UK)
Songs included: I Love Being Here with You / I Can Dream, Can’t I? / Them There Eyes

4/25/83 (possibly aired originally in late 1982), CBC (Canada), syndicated in US, w/ host Paul Anka
Songs included: When the World Was Young (Ah, the Apple Trees) / I Want to Be Happy

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
6/25/84, NBC, w/ Joan Rivers (guest host), David Brenner, Jamie Farr
Songs: I Love Being Here with You / I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)

Peggy Lee Live in Atlantic City
8/84, PBS
Songs included: Mañana / Why Don’t You Do Right? / Fever / As Time Goes By / The Folks Who Live on the Hill / I’ll Be Seeing You

“Although far from the peak of her vocal powers, Peggy Lee at 62 is still an intensely absorbing pop-jazz vocalist. Health problems, including a serious stroke, have given Miss Lee’s dreamy passivity an occasionally disconnected air, but the singer hasn’t lost her ability to invest the subtlest hesitations of phrase and bending of notes with intimations of mischief and eroticism. This blend of playfulness and glamour, along with an aura of metaphysical contemplation, helps make the musical special…a compelling retrospective… With her blond hair wrapped in a spangly headdress, Miss Lee is a ghostly temptress purring of final things in a voice that’s often no more than a tremulous whisper. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, 8/31/84

On Stage America
9/9/84, syndicated, w/ Joan Rivers
Songs included: Lover / I’m a Woman / The Wind Beneath My Wings 

Stanley Siegel’s Front Page People
1984 (date unknown), WNBC (New York)

CBS Sunday Morning
1985 (rebroadcast 8/3/86), CBS
Twelve-minute feature segment on Peggy’s life and career with interview. Includes footage on stage at Drury Lane Theater in Chicago and at home. She sings and hums very brief piece of the 1934 For All We Know with CBS reporter Billy Taylor on piano and recites a poem she wrote.

The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers
12/17/86, Fox, w/ Peter Ustinov, Drew Barrymore, Louie Anderson
Songs included: Love Dance / Fever

Good Morning America
1/27/89, ABC, w/ Ann Miller
Songs included: See See Rider

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
1/30/89, ABC, w/ Tommy Lasorda, Orel Hershiser
Songs unknown

The Reporters
4/22/89, Fox
Episode title: “Peggy Lee’s Comeback”

Terry Wogan Show
1/8/90, BBC (UK)
Songs included: Fever

CBS This Morning
7/20/90, CBS
Songs unknown

Leiber and Stoller: Baby, That’s Rock and Roll
1997, Bravo
Songs included: I’m a Woman / Is That All There Is, plus interview