Over 100 Lawrence Welk Biographies of the Longest Running TV Show In History!
The Lawrence Welk Show was among the most successful musical variety shows in American history and can be watched on PBS
A wealth of talent entertained millions of people on TV with what became known as Champagne music over its 30 year and 1,065 episode history. As a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, all biographies have been independently researched and compiled to create the most extensive Lawrence Welk biographical data online.
This Weekend on PBS
This special episode from 1966 is hosted by Bobby Burgess and celebrates the Christmas season. The 1966 Christmas episode is unique in that it features the appearance of Welk's wife, Fern, and two of Welk's grandchildren. After viewing the 1965 Christmas special, the grandchildren lobbied their mother, Shirley Fredericks and Grandmother, Fern Welk, to appear on the 1966 episode. Other features include Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music Makers sing "Jingle Bells", Bobby Burgess and Barbara Boylan dance as Raggedy Ann & Andy in the "Doll Dance", the Lennon Sisters sing "Star Carol," Jo Ann Castle and Bob Ralston perform "Frosty The Snowman" and "White Christmas", and Aladdin sings the holiday classic "Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus".