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

WalterCronkite_1954_CBS-MorningShow main

 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.

walter on the morning show 
Walter Cronkite with the weather

jackpaar on the morning show
Jack Paar hosting The Morning Show

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,DEBUT,HISTORY,TV,VARIETY SHOW and have No Comments

EARLY TELEVISION’S LIVE DRAMA’S

kraft theatre kraft theatre sean
Kraft Television Theatre aired a series of drama’s weekly from 1947 to
1958 on NBC. It launched the careers of many actors,directors and
playwrights.
 

Westinghouse-Studio-One
Westinghouse Studio One began as a CBS radio drama series
in 1947 and moved to CBS-TV in 1948. It ran for ten seasons.   
  

betty furness
Former film actress,TV host and later,consumer advocate Betty
Fruness stands beside an open Westinghouse refrigerator on
the set during a live commercial break from a 1956 episode of
Westinghouse Studio One.

playhouse 90 title card
playhouse 90 2
PLAYHOUSE 90 was another great dramatic television series. It
aired on CBS –TV from 1956 to 1961 for a total of 133 episodes.
One of the writers for the series was… Rod Serling.

No Tags

posted by Bob Karm in TV and have No Comments