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THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON THIS DAY IN 1941

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Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri.

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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This Is Your Life is a reality documentary series broadcast on NBC-TV
from 1952 to 1961. It was originally hosted by its creator and producer
Ralph Edwards. In the show, the host would surprise guests and then
proceed to take them through their lives in front of an audience that
included special guest appearances by colleagues, friends and family.

Edwards revived the show in 1971-72, while Joseph Campanella hosted
a version in 1983. Edwards returned for some specials in the late 1980s,
before his death in 2005.

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Ralph Livingstone Edwards
(June 13, 1913 – November 16, 2005)

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HISTORICAL EVENTS RECREATED

“The Death of Socrates” on You Are There, a CBS program in which modern news reporters intervened in historic events as recreated by actors. It was fi rst heard on radio, and then moved to television where it ran from 1953-1957. The show was written by a number of blacklisted writers using a “front,” and touched on themes that were too controversial for other programs to address directly. Edward R. Murrow is said to have pulled producer Charles Russell aside to ask, in a whisper, “How do you get away with it?”
“The Death of Socrates” on a You Are There episode.

The series “You Are There” was a CBS network program in which modern
news reporters intervened in American and world historic events as recreated
by actors. It was first heard on radio, and then moved to television where it ran
from 1953-1957. The show was written by a number of blacklisted writers using
a “front,” and touched on themes that were too controversial for other programs
to address directly. News icon Walter Cronkite was the regular host. Reporters
included veteran radio announcers Dick Joy and Harlow Wilcox.


Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009)

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PROGRAM DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

The Twentieth Century was a documentary television program, sponsored by
the Prudential Insurance Company, which ran on the CBS network from 20
October 1957 until 4 January 1970. It was hosted by Walter Cronkite.


Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009)

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SHOWS PREMIERE ON THIS DAY IN 1952

This Is Your Life is a Reality documentary series broadcast on NBC
television from 1952 to 1961. It was originally hosted by its producer
Ralph Edwards. The show initially began on NBC radio in 1948.


Ralph Livingstone Edwards (June 13, 1913 – November 16, 2005)



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