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Sally Jessy Raphael

In May of 2017, I got to spend some time with the first lady of TV daytime talk, Sally Jessy Raphael. Sally preceded Oprah by about three years. She brought her show to WTNH in June of 1987. I came to the station six months prior, so I got to see her nationally syndicated show from start to finish three days a week. The notables coming into New Haven three to do her show. Name the movie stars, they were all here, that was a fun time to work at the television station. I recall Sammy Davis Jr. in the women’s restroom getting ready for the who and he and I talking, he was a riot. Anyway, we reminisced at her sprawling Queen Anne Manor in Pawling, New York about a time 30 years ago