The Loretta Young Show

The Loretta Young Show

Letter to Loretta (also known as The Loretta Young Show) is an American anthology drama series telecast on NBC from September 1953 to June 1961 for a total of 165 episodes.  The filmed show was hosted by Loretta Young who also played the lead in various episodes. Letter to Loretta was sponsored by Procter & Gamble from 1953 through 1960. The final season’s sponsor was Warner-Lambert’s Listerine. The program […]

Car 54 Where are you?

Car 54, Where Are You? is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from 1961 to 1963, and was about two New York City police officers based at the fictional 53rd precinct in The Bronx.  Car 54 was their patrol car. The show was filmed only in black-and-white.  Episodes had different directors, the most recognized […]

Mister Ed

Mister Ed

Willlllburrrrrr!!  Mister Ed is an American television situation comedy produced by Filmways that first aired in syndication from January 5th to July 2nd, 1961, and then on CBS from October 1st, 1961, to February 6th, 1966. The show’s title character is a fictional talking horse, originally appearing in short stories by Walter R. Brooks.  Mister Ed is one of the few series to […]

The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3rd, 1960 and April 1st, 1968.  Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina.  His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt […]

The Flintstones

The Flintstones

The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom cartoon that was broadcast from September 30th, 1960, to April 1st, 1966, on ABC.  The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The Flintstones was about a working-class Stone Age man’s life with his family and his next-door neighbor and best friend. Battery Operated Fred Flintstone’s Bedrock Band, Alps Co., Japan, 1962  Winston!  Smoke a Winston!  Yabba […]

My Three Sons

My Three Sons is an American situation comedy.  The series ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, and moved to CBS until its end on August 24th, 1972.  My Three Sons chronicles the life of a widower and aeronautical engineer named Steven Douglas (Fred MacMurray), raising his three sons.  The series also starred William Frawley as the boys’ live-in maternal grandfather, Bub.  William Demarest replaced […]

Bonanza

bonanza

We got a right to pick a little fight Bonanza! If anyone fights anyone of us, he’s got a fight with me.  We’re not a one to saddle up and run Bonanza! Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from September 12th, 1959, to January 16th, 1973.  Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, […]

Huntley – Brinkley Report

The Huntley Brinkley Report

The Huntley-Brinkley Report (sometimes known as The Texaco Huntley-Brinkley Report, for one of its early sponsors) was the NBC television network’s flagship evening news program from October 29th, 1956, until July 31st, 1970.  It was anchored by Chet Huntley in New York City, and David Brinkley in Washington, D.C.  It succeeded the Camel News Caravan, […]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock.  The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries.  By the time the show premiered on October 2nd, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Alfred Hitchcock Presents is well known for its title sequence.  The camera fades in on a simple line-drawing caricature of Hitchcock’s rotund […]

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston.  The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West.  The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. […]

The Lawrence Welk Show

The Laawrence Welk Show

The Lawrence Welk Show is an American televised musical variety show hosted by big band leader Lawrence Welk.  The series aired locally in Los Angeles for four years (1951–55), then nationally for another 27½ years via the ABC network (1955–71). In 1951, The Lawrence Welk Show started as a local program on KTLA-TV in Los […]

Disneyland

Disneyland tv show

The first incarnation of the Walt Disney anthology television series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on Wednesday night, October 27th, 1954 under the name Disneyland.  The same basic show has since appeared on several networks under a variety of titles.  Originally hosted by Walt Disney himself, the series presented animated cartoons and other material (some […]

Lassie

Lassie

Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, human and animal. The show was the creation of producer Robert Maxwell and animal trainer Rudd Weatherwax and was televised from September 12th, 1954, to March 24th, 1973. The show chalked up seventeen seasons […]

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

The Big Picture is an American documentary television program which aired on ABC-TV from 1951 to 1964.  The series consisted of documentary films produced by the United States Army Signal Corps Army Pictorial Service, showing weaponry, battles, and biographies of famous soldiers. The half-hour weekly program featured famous or before-they-were-famous actors and actresses in quality […]

Person to Person

Person to Person

Person to Person is a popular television program in the United States that originally ran from 1953 to 1961.  Edward R. Murrow hosted it until 1959, interviewing celebrities in their homes from a comfortable chair in his New York studio (his opening: “Good evening, I’m Ed Murrow. And the name of the program is ‘Person to Person’. It’s all […]

Make Room For Daddy

Make Room For Daddy

The Danny Thomas Show (known as Make Room for Daddy during the first three seasons) is an American sitcom which ran from 1953-1957 on ABC and from 1957-1964 on CBS.  A revival series known as Make Room for Granddaddy aired on ABC from 1970-1971. In March 1953, Danny Thomas first signed the contract for the show with ABC and chose Desilu Studios to film it using its three-camera method.  […]

The United States Steel Hour

The United States Steel Hour

The United States Steel Hour is an anthology series which brought hour-long dramas to television from 1953 to 1963.  The television series and the radio program that preceded it were both sponsored by the United States Steel Corporation.  The series originated on radio in the 1940s as Theatre Guild on the Air. The television version […]

General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television.  The series was sponsored by General Electric’s Department of Public Relations. The television version of the program, produced by MCA-TV / Revue, was broadcast every Sunday evening at 9:00pm, EST, beginning February 1st, 1953, and […]

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet is an American situation comedy, airing on ABC from October 3rd, 1952 through March 26th, 1966, starring the real life Nelson family. After a long run on radio, the show was brought to television where it continued its success, running on both radio and television for a few years.  […]

This is Your Life

This Is Your Life

This Is Your Life was an American documentary series broadcast on NBC radio 1948 to 1952, and on NBC television 1952 to 1961.  It was originally hosted by its producer Ralph Edwards. In the show, the host surprises a guest, and proceeds to take them through their life in front of an audience, including special […]

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