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Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 - 1962)

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents
is a television
anthology series created, hosted, and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, and aired on CBS and
NBC between 1955 and 1965. It features dramas, thrillers, and
mysteries. Between 1962 and 1965 it was renamed The Alfred
Hitchcock Hour
. Hitchcock himself directed a relatively small
number of episodes. The series has continued to be popular on        
classic television networks.  

   

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TV SERIES DABUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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"The Twilight Zone" debuted on CBS-TV. The anthology series was created
and hosted by Rod Serling (above) and ran for 5 years for a total of 154
episodes.

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1934

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Original air dates on NBC/CBS: October 14, 1934 to June 7, 1955.

Lux Radio Theatre was a long-run classic radio anthology series, broadcast
on the NBC Blue Network (1934–35); CBS Radio (1935-54), and NBC Radio
(1954–55). Initially, the series adapted Broadway plays during its first two
seasons before it began adapting films. These hour-long programs were 
performed live before a studio audiences. The series became the most
popular dramatic anthology series on radio, broadcast for more than 20
years and continued on television as the Lux Video Theatre through most
of the 1950s. The primary sponsor of the show was Unilever through its
Lux Soap brand.

Lux Radio Theatre
strove to feature as many of the original stars of the
original stage and film productions as possible. Cecil B. DeMille took over
as the host on June 1, 1936, continuing until January 22, 1945.


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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Original run on CBS-TV: October 2, 1959 – June 19, 1964.

In 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked The Twilight Zone as the third
best-written TV series ever and TV Guide ranked it as the fifth greatest show
of all time.

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Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975)

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RADIO SERIES BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1947


"The Lassie Show" debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute weekly 
program that aired until 1950. The series was an anthology and had
no recurring human characters. Lassie actually barked and whined
on cue for the series, but animal imitator Earl Keen did growls and
other sounds, as well as the sounds of other animals. The series
was sponsored by Red Heart dog food.

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