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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THE TODAY SHOW PREMIERED ON THIS DATE IN 1952

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The Today show is a morning news and talk show. It was the first of its  
genre when it signed on with original host Dave Garroway,above. Dave,
a former radio personality, was host of the series until 1961. The show
was the idea of, then NBC-TV vice-president Sylvester “Pat”  Weaver,
the father of actress Sigourney Weaver. The Today Show is the fourth-
longest running TV series.

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      Dave Garroway on NBC radio

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