Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts (also known as Talent Scouts) was a television
variety show which premiered December 6, 1948 ran on CBS until January 1,
1958. Sponsored by Lipton Tea, According to the Nielsen ratings, it was the
highest rated television show for the 1951–1952 season.
On December 24, 1956, Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts became the first TV
entertainment program to be videotaped for broadcast using the technology
of the new .Ampex quadruplex videotape machine (below).