I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight was the second Neil Diamond album in a row to also garner a television special, which was broadcast on November 17, 1977 over the NBC television network. The television special received a Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety for Director Art Fisher, Associate Director David Grossman and Stage Manager Bob Graner. It was also nominated for three Emmy Awards. The special was a thematic and "behind the scenes" based program with interspersed live performances. It also features a pioneering segment with one of the earliest broadcasts of what would come to be known as a music video with its treatment of Diamond's song "Morningside".
Murray Adler, Arnold Belnick, Al Bruening, Sal Crimi, Isabelle Daskoff, Henry Ferber, Elliott Fisher, Ronald Folsom, Jimmy Getzoff, Meg Grabb, Lou Klass, Bernie Kundell, Bill Kurasch, Marvin Lamonick, Joy Lyle, Gordon Marin, Stan Plummer, Jay Rosen, Nate Ross, Sheldon Sanov, Marcia Van Dyke, and Tibor Zelig – violin
Sam Boghossian, Richard Dickler, Pam Goldsmith, Alan Harshman, Myra Kestenbaum, Linda Lipsett, Mike Nowak, Dave Schwartz, Linn Subotnick, Herschel Weiss – viola
Jesse Erlich, Armin Kaproff, Ray Kelly, Jerry Kessler, Harry Schultz, Gloria Strasner – cello
Harold Diner, James A. Dseker, Bob Hardaway, Terry Harrington, Dick Hyde, Robert Jung, Barbara Korn, Steven P. Madaio, Arthur N. Maebe, Lew McCreary, Oliver E. Mitchell, Brian Dennis O'Conner, William R. Perkins, Johnny Rotella, Anthony Terran, George B. Thatcher – reeds