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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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ON RADIO ~ MAJOR BOWES AMATEUR HOUR

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Edward Bowes

Major Bowes Amateur Hour, radio‘s best-known talent show, was one of 
the country’s most popular programs broadcast in the 1930s and 40s. It 
was created and hosted by
Edward Bowes who presided over the radio 
program until his death on his 72nd birthday, June 14, 1946. 

Bowes brought his amateur hour to New York City’s radio station WHN 
in April 1934. On March 24, 1935, the NBC Radio picked up the show,
with sponsor Chase and Sanborn. It ran on NBC until September of
1936, when it moved to CBS Radio for the remainder of its run on
radio in 1952.  By then the show was known simply as The Original
Amateur Hour
.

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Bowes with a young contestant on the CBS Radio show

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