"I booked the Sullivan show for seven years," he told The Associated Press in 1983. "I saw how Ed operated, how he gave talent the best possible exposure. It was a brilliant operation."
"Each of us has a gift. Each of us has something that we have been given. Each of us has something that we can share with others. That's part of what today is about: using the gifts that we were given to make the world a better place," Mitchell said.