TV GAME SHOW PREMIERED ON THIS DATE IN 1950

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Beat the Clock was a Goodson-Todman game show which  aired on CBS
television from 1950 to 1958 and on ABC from 1958 to 1961. The original
host of the show was Bud Collyer (shown above).

 

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The Beat the Clock home game

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SUPERMAN RADIO DEBUT ON THIS DATE IN 1940

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The Adventures of Superman was a long running radio serial adapted from
the DC Comics character that originally aired from 1940 to 1951. It began as
a syndicated show on New York City’s WOR. The Serial went to the Mutual
network from August 31, 1942, to February 4, 1949 as a 15-minute show,
usually running three or five times a week. Superman was picked up by
the ABC radio network in October of 1949, returning to afternoon air
time twice a week until March 1, 1951. Bud Collyer played the title
role with Joan Alexander playing Lois Lane, both pictured below.

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Bud Collyer played Superman/Clark Kent 

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Joan Alexander was Lois Lane

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That well known signature opening of Superman, one
of the most famous in radio history, was delivered by
Jackson Beck (above), the announcer-narrator of the
show from 1943 to 1950.
 
FIRST SUPERMAN COMIC
First Superman comic

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