Tom Snyder - television personality, news anchor, and radio personality; born Thomas James Snyder on May 12, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Snyder is best known for his late night talk shows Tomorrow, on the NBC television network in the 1970s and 1980s, and The Late Late Show, on the CBS Television Network in the 1990s.
Snyder received a Catholic upbringing, attending St. Agnes Elementary School and graduating from Jesuit-run Marquette University High School (That was also attended by actors Spencer Tracy and Pat O'Brien). Snyder then attended Marquette University, after which he had originally planned to study medicine and become a doctor.
Snyder gained national fame as the host of Tomorrow with Tom Snyder, which aired late nights after The Tonight Show on NBC from 1973 to 1982. It was a talk show unlike the usual late-night fare, with Snyder, cigarette in hand, alternating between asking hard-hitting questions and offering personal observations that made the interview seem more like a conversation.
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Above: Tom Synder's final Late Late Show that aired on March 26, 1999.
Above: Tom Snyder with Don Rickles on thee Late Late Show March 1, 1995.
Above: Waylon Jennings walks out on Tom Snyder's Late Late Show on September 23, 1998.