THE FIRST CBS-TV MORNING SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1954

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 The Morning Show on the CBS television network aired from 1954 until 1956 and was originally hosted by Walter Cronkite (above). It was very similar to NBC’s The Today Show and was on the air for two hours from 7-9 a.m. ET until being reduced to one
hour to accommodate the premiere of Captain Kangaroo in 1955. Additional hosts
over the years included Jack Paar, John Henry Faulk, and Dick Van Dyke.

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Walter Cronkite with the weather

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Jack Paar hosting The Morning Show

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CHILDREN’S TV SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1947

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Buffalo Bob Smith was the voice of Howdy, the freckled-
faced marionette. The show had a thirteen-year run on NBC.

  

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                        Howdy on the set

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Clarabell The Clown, left,  was originally played by
Bob Keeshan who later became Captain Kangaroo.

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the peanut gallery
                     The audience for show

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