The Honeymooners

The Honeymooners

The Honeymooners is an American situation comedy, based on a recurring 1951–55 sketch of the same name.  It originally aired on the DuMont network’s Cavalcade of Stars and subsequently on the CBS network’s The Jackie Gleason Show, which was filmed before a live audience. The Honeymooners debuted as a half-hour series on October 1st, 1955.  […]

The Dotty Mack Show

Dotty Mack

The Dotty Mack Show is an American variety show originally broadcast on the now defunct DuMont Television Network in 1953, and on ABC from 1953 to 1956. The program, produced and distributed from Cincinnati, aired Monday at 10:45 pm on most DuMont affiliates until July 1953, when it moved to Tuesdays at 9:30 pm. Originally […]

Chance of a Lifetime

Chance of a Lifetime

Chance of a Lifetime was a competitive talent show which aired on ABC in 1952 – 1953 and 1955 – 1956 and on DuMont 1953 – 1955. Dennis James was the host of the ABC version which ended on August 20th, 1953, and John Reed King was the host of the DuMont version, which ran […]

Down You Go

Down You Go

Down You Go is an American television game show originally broadcast on the DuMont Television Network.  The Emmy Award-nominated series ran from 1951–1956 as a prime time series primarily hosted by Dr. Bergen Evans. Down You Go was similar to “Hangman”, with a group of four celebrity panelists who were asked to guess a word […]

Big Town

Big Town

Big Town is a popular long-running radio drama series which was later adapted to both film and television and a comic book published by DC Comics. When Big Town moved to television, the program was telecast live, but in 1952 the production switched to film after the move from New York City to Hollywood.  The television series ran on CBS from 1950 through 1954, continuing on NBC from 1955 through 1956.  Repeat episodes aired on […]

Life Begins at Eighty

Life Begins at Eighty

Life Begins at Eighty is a panel discussion series which aired on American television from 1950 to 1956. The show first aired on NBC on January 13th, 1950, then on DuMont from March 21st, 1952 to July 24th, 1955, and finally on ABC.  The last show was aired on ABC on February 25th, 1956.  In […]

The Original Amateur Hour

The Original Amateur Hour

The Original Amateur Hour is an American radio and television program. The show was a continuation of Major Bowes Amateur Hour which had been a radio staple from 1934 to 1945. The television debut came on January 18th, 1948 on the DuMont Television Network with Mack as the host.  The regular staff for the television […]

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