TV Appearances


Note: This list is incomplete.


“60 Minutes II” (CBS)

December 12, 2000 – JT is featured.

August 21, 2002 – Charlie Rose interviews JT.


“An All Star Tribute To Joni Mitchell”

April 16, 2000 – JT performs Mitchell’s “River” and joins in on other songs.


“American Bandstand”

March 7, 1981 – JT and J.D. Souther perform “Her Town Too.”


“American Music Awards”

January 9, 2002 – JT is part of a tribute to Garth Brooks


“Appalachian Journey: Live In Concert” (PBS)

August 2000 – JT makes a guest appearance.


“Beat-Club” (Germany)

October 28, 1972 – JT performs “Come On Brother, Get On Up and Help Me Find This Groove.”


“CBS This Morning”

October 1993 – JT performs “Oh What a Beautiful Morning”

May 23, 1997 – JT performs.

January 24, 1999 – Charles Osgood interviews JT

July 23, 2000 – JT appears.


“A Centennial Toast To Symphony Hall”

January 2, 2002 – JT appears.


“Charlie Rose” (PBS)

October 14, 2002 – JT is interviewed.


“The Concert For New York”

October 20, 2001 – JT performs “Up On the Roof” and “Fire And Rain” for this all-star benefit concert following the September 11 attacks.


“The Early Show” (CBS)

August 20, 2002 – JT appears.


“Good Morning America”

September 30, 1997 – JT performs “Line ‘Em Up.”


“Grammy Awards”

February 23, 2003 – JT performs and is nominated for two songs

from “October Road.”


“The Johnny Cash Show”

1971 – JT performs “Fire and Rain,” “Country Road,” “Oh, Susannah,” (with Cash) and “Sweet Baby James.”


“Kennedy Center Honors”

December 27, 2002 – JT performs “The Boxer” with Alison Krauss as part of a tribute to Paul Simon.


“Last Call With Carson Daly”

October 9, 2002 – JT appears.


“Late Night” (NBC) and “The Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS)

September 24, 1986 – JT performs “Only a Dream In Rio” and is interviewed.

November 12, 1991 – JT performs “Copperline” backed by Mark O’Connor on violin.

September 24, 1993 – JT performs “Mexico” and is interviewed.

June 16, 1997 – JT performs “Jump Up Behind Me.”

November 25, 1997 – JT performs and is interviewed.

August 20, 2002 – JT performs.


“Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular”

July 4, 2002 – JT performs in front of Grant’s Tomb in New York City.


“The Mike Douglas Show”

June 11, 1970 – JT performs “Sweet Baby James” and “Blossom.”


“Days of a Sportsman” (Outdoor Life Network)

June 26, 2000 – JT and his brother Hugh are featured.


“Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction” (VH1)

May 6, 1998 – JT inducts Crosby, Stills and Nash into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

May 29, 2000 – JT is inducted by Paul McCartney. Ceremony was on March 6, 2000.


“The Rosie O’Donnell Show”

May 21, 1997 – JT performs “Line ‘Em Up” and “Your Smiling Face.”


“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

September 18, 1976 – Host: Lily Tomlin – JT performs “Shower the People,” “Road Runner,” and “Sweet Baby James.”

March 12, 1979 – Host: Michael Palin – JT performs “Up On the Roof,” “Johnnie Comes Back,” and “Millworker.” He also plays small role in a skit as a ship’s crew member.

March 15, 1980 (100th episode special) – JT and Paul Simon perform “Cathy’s Clown,” “Sunny Skies,” and “Take Me To the Mardi Gras.”

January 23, 1988 – Host: Robin Williams – JT performs “Never Die Young,” “Sweet Potato Pie,” and “That Lonesome Road.”

December 14, 1991 – Host: Steve Martin – JT performs “(I’ve Got To) Stop Thinkin’ Bout That,” “Shed a Little Light,” and “Sweet Baby James.”

November 13, 1993 – Host: Rosie O’Donnell – JT performs “Memphis” (written by Chuck Berry, 1959), “Slap Leather, and “Secret O’ Life.” He also plays himself in a skit satirizing a Frank Sinatra duet compilation.


“Sesame Street” (PBS)

1979 – JT performs “Jelly Man Kelly.”


“The Simpsons” (FOX)

February 24, 1994 – Commentary on JT’s performance is included on “The Simpsons – The Complete Fifth Season” DVD box set. JT appears as himself in an episode centering on Homer Simpson being chosen by NASA for a space mission. When disaster strikes (thanks to Homer) JT is called in to calm the frantic crew by singing a couple songs for them over the radio. He starts with “You’ve Got A Friend” and later sings part of “Fire And Rain,” – at one point changing the lyrics to avoid saying “flying machines in pieces on the ground” since the rocket was expected to burn up on re-entry. Hilarious inside jokes are made in reference to JT’s home on Martha’s Vineyard and his friendship with Art Garfunkel. JT suggests a way to save the astronauts which results in Homer being sucked out of the spaceship. JT’s response when the NASA head honchos turn on him angrily is “Gotta go.” And he does.


“Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction”

November 19, 2002 – JT sings a duet of “You’ve Got a Friend” with inductee Carole King via satellite.


“Today” (NBC)

May 23, 1997 – JT performs “Carolina In My Mind” and “Little More Time With You.”

November 21, 2000 – JT performs.

May 25, 2001 – JT performs “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and is interviewed.

August 16, 2002 – JT performs “Houng Dog,” “Mexico,” and “Raised Up Family.”

December 16, 2002 – JT performs.

June 21, 2005 – JT performs “Shower the People,” “Summertime Blues,” and “Sweet Baby James.”


“The Tonight Show” (NBC)

November 12, 1985 – Host: Gary Shandling – JT performs “Only A Dream In Rio” and “Everyday.” No interview.

February 2, 1988 – Host: Johnny Carson – JT performs “Never Die Young” and “Sweet Potato Pie.” Interview.

October 2, 1991 – Host: Jay Leno – JT performs “Copperline” and “Shed A Little Light.” Interview.

March 6, 1992 – Host: Johnny Carson – JT performs “(I’ve Got To) Stop Thinkin’ Bout That” and “Frozen Man.” Interview.

July 9, 1992 – Host: Jay Leno – JT performs “Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha” and “Like Everyone She Knows.”

August 9, 1993 – Host: Jay Leno – JT performs “Country Road” and “Secret O’ Life.” Interview.

May 16, 1994 – Host: Jay Leno – JT performs “Sweet Baby James” and “Almost Like Being In Love” (from the musical “Brigadoon”). Brief interview.

May 19, 1997 – Host: Jay Leno – JT performs “Little More Time With You.”

October 9, 2001 – Host: Jay Leno – JT performs “Shed a Little Light.”

October 29, 2002 – Host: Jay Leno – JT performs.


“The View” (ABC)

August 13, 2002 – JT performs.


“The West Wing” (NBC)

December 1, 2004 – JT appears as himself and performs Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come.” His wife Carolyn has a cameo role in the audience of dignitaries.