​​​​"Startime"(a.k.a. "Ford's Startime")
Episode: "The Talent Scouts Program​​​"
Duration: 60 minutes
Premiered: February 23, 1960 (​​NBC)

Episode synopsis:
     ​Joan appears on the program as a talent scout sponsoring actress Colleen Dewhurst. ​Joan and Dewhurst had not previously met each other in person until this episode. Joan mentions during the episode that she had seen Dewhurst on television and was impressed with her acting.
​     Other celebrities who appear on this episode are; Ethel Merman, Tommy Sands, Hugh Downs, composer Richard Rodgers (of Rodgers & Hammerstein) ​and Maureen O'Hara.​

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Screenshots of Joan's appearance during the episode.