The Bob Hope Special - October 5, 1972 With guests Richard and Karen Carpenter, David Cassidy, Mark Spitz, Alexis Smith and Bobby Fischer. The Carpenters sing Top Of The World and A Song For You. 59 minutes (includes original network commercials for Ford Motor Company). Excellent picture quality. The Carpenters? Very First Television Special - December 8, 1976 With guests John Denver, Victor Borge and Howard Cosell. The Carpenters perform several of their hits, including a comic version of Close To You as a tribute to Spike Jones. 52 minutes. Fair/Good picture quality (frequent flutter at top of screen) Space Encounters - May 17, 1978 John Davidson and Suzanne Somers portray two space aliens who crash a studio recording session in order to learn more about earth music. Charlie Callas also appears. 50 minutes. VG- picture quality. Music, Music, Music - May 16, 1980 Karen, Richard, John Davidson, Ella Fitzgerald and The Nelson Riddle Orchestra pay tribute to music throughout history. 48 minutes. VG- picture quality.