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  Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983)

Arthur Godfrey was a radio and television broadcaster and entertainer
who hosted two CBS-TV weekly series and a daily 90-minute television
mid-morning show through most of the decade, but by the early 1960s
he was only hosting an occasional TV special. Godfrey was one of the
early master commercial pitchmen, identified with many sponsors like
Lipton Tea. Before fame, he was a radio operator in the U.S. Navy for
four years.

 

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SHOW HOSTED BY AMERICA’S FAVORITE VOICE

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Arthur Godfrey (left)

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).

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. The Ampex VRX-1000 – first video tape machine

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Ed Donahue

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY ~

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Sandy Kozel

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James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno turned 63 today

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TALENT SHOW’S TV DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1948

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The television debut of The Original Amateur Hour was on the DuMont
Television Network with host Ted Mack. The show, which aired until 1954,
was a continuation of Major Bowes Amateur Hour which had been a radio
staple from 1934 to 1945.

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