|This was "party
year" on the Breakfast Club. Don McNeill was drafter as the laugh candidate
of the "Fourth Party" and carried on a mock presidential campaign from
May to August. An audience of 3,200 and thousands of televiewers in the East saw
him "nominated" in Philadelphia. Atlanta turned out 8,000 supporters
for a personal appearance show in June. Another 8,000 fans attended the "withdrawal"
broadcast from New Philadelphia, Ohio.
Breakfast Club celebrated its 15th anniversary with a Garden Party broadcast from
the McNeill's home. Annette King, Evelyn Lynne and Nancy Martin appeared in January
while Patst Lee was ill.
Allen Prescott and Jack Paar emceed the show in February while the McNeill's "second-honneymooned"
in California. General Mills became the first quarter sponsor in August. Two months
later Breakfast Club moved to the new ABC Civic Studio after 4500 broadcasts from
the Merchandise Mart.