The special was said to be recorded in response to the protests against the Vietnam War. It was recorded forty-five years ago and hosted by John Wayne. His special was called “Swing Out, Sweet Land”, although the Amazon description of this show today has it being renamed as “John Wayne’s Tribute to America”.
The Duke and dozens of popular and prominent actors and actresses played the roles of people who had key rolls in American history and recreated important historical events. But the highlight of the show was when the entire cast, including Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, to name a few, sang “God Bless America.”
Wouldn’t it be great if the spoiled, elites in Hollywood today actually appreciated this great Land which has given them so much?