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Family show for sure
November 17, 1968
The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

It’ll be “A Family Thing” in more ways than one Saturday night on NBC-TV.

“A Family Thing” is the name of the 30 minute musical special and a performing family, the musical Cowsills, will star.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Buddy Ebsen, guest-star of the show, will introduce the family in a home setting, chatting with father-founder Bud Cowsill.

Ebsen then will join Susan, 9, youngest in the family for a son-and-dance rendition of “The Old Soft Shoe.”

Besides dad, there is Mrs. Cowsill and the “youngsters,” Bill, 20; Bob, 19; Paul, 17; Barry, 14, and Johnny, 12.

The spotlight will fall on the songs “What the World Needs Now,” “Consider Yourself,” “A Doolin’ Song” and “We Can Fly,” one of the family’s top-selling records.

Barry, John and Susan will sing “Happiness” and the five Cowsill boys present a barbershop medley of “Sweet Adeline,” “You Are My Sunshine” and others.

Ebsen, incidentally, is perhaps best known as the non-musical star of “The Beverly Hillbillies,” despite the fact that he played in 1928 as a dancer in the Ziegfeld production of Whoopee,” starring Eddie Cantor.

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