Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Remembrances Of Steve Allen.

Byline: JIM BELSHAW Of the Journal

When someone important in your life dies, and you find yourself reflecting back on the moments that meant the most, there might be one in which all the others may be summed up, a singular event, a turning point in your life when everything changed.

Bill Daily's came in Cleveland almost 40 years ago. He remembers it this way: "YAAAAAAAAAAAA!"

It came a few hours after he made Steve Allen laugh.

He was directing a news show in Chicago when he got a chance to work two days a week in Cleveland on The Mike Douglas Show. It just so happened Steve Allen was coming to town. Daily was told to write some promos.

"I'm there with my idol, Steve Allen," he said. …

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