NEWS SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1948


John Cameron Swayze (April 4, 1906 – August 15, 1995)

Launched by NBC as NBC Television Newsreel, and later Camel Newsreel Theatre
it
began as a 10-minute program that featured Fox Movietone News newsreels. John Cameron Swayze provided voice-over for the series. The Camel News Caravan was
an expanded version of the Camel Newsreel Theatre with Swayze on-camera. It was
also known as the Camel Caravan of News.

On February 16, 1954, the Camel News Caravan became the first news program
broadcast in color, making use of 16mm color film. The show was replaced by the Huntley-Brinkley Report on October 29, 1956. According to sources, then President Dwight D. Eisenhower was displeased by the switch. 


The ‘Swayze’ trivia question-and-answer board game from 1954.

 

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