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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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NEWS SPECIAL AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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"Inside Pop – The Rock Revolution” was a CBS News special hosted by Leonard Bernstein. It was one of the first examples of pop music being examined as a
‘serious’ art form. The show featured many scenes shot in Los Angeles in late
1966, including interviews with Frank Zappa and Graham Nash, as well as a now legendary Brian Wilson solo performance of "Surf’s Up."

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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The Twentieth Century
was a half-hour documentary series televised
by  CBS. The premiere episode aired on Sunday October 20, 1957
and ran until 1966. It was hosted and narrated by Walter Cronkite. It
covered historical events and consisted of newsreel footage along
with interviews. The sponsor of the show was Prudential Insurance
Company of America.  

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Walter Cronkite

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TELEVISION DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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Original television run on NBC: October 1, 1952  – 1961


This Is Your Life
was a documentary series originally broadcast on
NBC radio from 1948 to 1952. It made the switch to television in 1952
and ran until 1961. The original host was the shows producer Ralph
Edwards.

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Ralph Edwards

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HOWARD TO DIRECT DOCUMENTARY

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Howard will direct a documentary on the Beatles that
focuses on the band’s touring years during the early 1960s.

Howard announced the project Wednesday. The film is being made with the
cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Star, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.
The Beatles company, Apple Corps, is co-producing the film.

The as-yet-untitled film is the second documentary directed by Howard, who
said he’s long been a Beatles fan. Howard previously made the 2013 Jay-Z
documentary "Made in America."

The film will run up to the Beatles’ final concert in San Francisco’s Candlestick
Park in 1966. Much footage for the documentary has already been gathered.
The movie is tentatively slated for release late next year.

            Ron Howard
             Ron Howard

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