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In 1969, Roy Clark was pitched by CBS to host a new television program combining country music with fast-paced humor.
The show was called Hee Haw, which premiered on June 15, 1969, and it eventualy secured a place in television history.
Hee Haw became the longest-running show in syndication (1971–1992) and introduced several stars from the world of country music to a national audience. In this special section, we look back at the colorful characters and regulars who made up the Hee Haw cast and recall some of the show’s most memorable comedy sketches.