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#6958A: THE AMERICAN JEW
1958-12-07, WCBS, 00 min.
Al Capp, Susan Strasberg, Jeff Chandler, Stan Freeman

A documentary tribute to freedom is the subject of this Special.
A portrait of the Jew as an American and as representative of our minority cultures. Includes interviews and various performances. 

Host: Jeff Chandler                         
#4: TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE MOVIES LEARN TO TALK
1959-10-25, WCBS, 26 min.
Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite narrates a history of the talking motion pictures.
#9: PROJECT 20: NOT SO LONG AGO
1960-02-19, WNBC, 52 min.
Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt, Bob Hope

The post WWII period, 1945-1950 is recalled by narrator Bob Hope. Original msuic score by Robert Russell Bennett. Written by Richard Hanser. Produced and directed by Donald B. Hyatt.
#10: SECRET LIFE OF ADOLF HITLER, THE
1960-02-25, WPIX, 54 min.
Adolf Hitler, Paula Wolf, Westbrook Van Voorhis

The many faces of Adolf Hitler are documented. Frau Paula Wolf, the sister of Hitler is interviewed. Westbrook Van Voorhis provides the narration.
#11: TWENTIETH CENTURY: TURN OF THE CENTURY
1960-02-28, WCBS, 25 min.
Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite narrates.
#12: PROJECT 20: LIFE IN THE THIRTIES
1960-03-13, WNBC, 52 min.
Alexander Scourby, Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt

Alexander Scourby narrates. Music of the period is conducted by composer Robert Russell Bennett. Written by Richard Hanser. Produced and directed by Donald B. Hyatt. Originally aired Oct. 16, 1959.
#15: TWENTIETH CENTURY: PARIS IN THE TWENTIES
1960-04-17, WCBS, 26 min.
Walter Cronkite, Janet Flanner

Walter Cronkite narrates.
#16: PROJECT 20: MARK TWAIN'S AMERICA
1960-04-22, WNBC, 52 min.
Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt, Mark Twain, Howard Lindsay

The narration consists almost wholly of Mark Twain's words and is spoken by actor-playwright Howard Lindsay. Original music score by Robert Russell Bennett. Written by Richard Hanser. Produced and directed by Donald B. Hyatt.
#17: TWENTIETH CENTURY: FIORELLO LAGUARDIA
1960-04-24, WCBS, 26 min.
Walter Cronkite, Fannie Hurst, Fiorello LaGuardia

Walter Cronkite narrates.
#23: TWENTIETH CENTURY: PERON AND EVITA
1960-05-15, WCBS, 27 min.
Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite narrates.
#30: HOW TALL IS THE GIANT?
1960-06-14, WNBC, 79 min.
Tennessee Ernie Ford

This 1957 film tells the story of the ambition and courage of a Mexican Little League team who win the Little League World Series. Tennessee Ernie Ford is host.
#37: PROJECT 20: THE INNOCENT YEARS
1960-07-18, WNBC, 52 min.
Alexander Scourby, Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt, Henry Salomon

The years 1900-1917 are documented with Alexander Scourby narrating and Robert Russell Bennett providing the score from popular songs of the time. First broadcast Nov. 21, 1957. Written by Henry Salomon and Richard Hanser. Produced by Salomon and directed by Donald B. Hyatt.
#39: PROJECT 20: THE JAZZ AGE
1960-08-05, WNBC, 52 min.
Alexander Scourby, Robert Russell Bennett, Donald B. Hyatt, Fred Allen, Henry Salomon

Fred Allen narrates a chronicle of America and Americans from the end of World War I to Oct. 29, 1929. Robert Russell Bennett's musical score is made up of popular songs of the period. First telecast Dec. 6, 1956, this documentary was written and produced by Henry Salomon.
#55: PROJECT 20: VICTORY AT SEA
1960-12-29, WNBC, 79 min.
Alexander Scourby, Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt, Richard Rodgers

This special documents World War II navel operations. Originally presented as a classic series of half hour weekly episodes, this show was a newly edited and concise version. Alexander Scourby narrated. Richard Hanser wrote the script and Robert Russell Bennett arranged the score by Richard Rodgers. Produced and directed by Donald B. Hyatt.
#903: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: SPOKEN WORDS
1961-00-00, WRFM, 54 min.
Eddie Cantor, Henry Fonda, Thomas Alva Edison, Helen Keller, George Bernard Shaw, Martin Bush, Edwin Booth, Jimmie Walker, Rudyard Kipling, Booker T. Washington, Bud Greenspan

Host Martin Bush presents some of the greatest moments of the past along with some of the great voices of the past. Henry Fonda narrates "Voices of the Twentieth Century. "Through rare Edison recordings we hear eminent voices going back to the 1890's. Among them are Edwin Booth, George Bernard Shaw, Thomas Edison, Jimmy Walker, Eddie Cantor, Rudyard Kipling, Booker T. Washington, Helen Keller and many others. Written and produced by Bud Greenspan.
#899: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: MEMOIRS OF THE MOVIES: MUSIC AND THE MOVIES
1961-00-00, WNYC, 27 min.
Gene Kelly, Joan Franklin, Robert Franklin, Myrna Loy, Jeanette MacDonald, Francis X. Bushman, C.A.J. Parmentier, Jack Shaindlin, Allen Jones, Arthur Freed, Dorothy Field, Ray Henderson, Franz Waxman

Myrna Loy introduces this unique series. The long romance between music and the silent movies, the musical extravaganzas of the thirties, the great days of the Roxy Theater, and the artistic contributions of "background music" to films are among the recollections which Miss Dorothy Lamour introduces. Her guests are Jeanette MacDonald, Gene Kelly, Francis X. Bushman, Allan Jones, producer Arthur Freed, songwriters Dorothy Field and Ray Henderson, award winning composer Franz Waxman, pianist Jack Shaindlin and former organist of the Roxy Theater, Dr.(of music) C.A.J. Parmentier. Most of the interviews were originally recorded in 1959 by producers Joan and Robert Franklin.
#59: PROJECT 20: THE TWISTED CROSS
1961-01-03, WNBC, 57 min.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Alexander Scourby, Adolf Hitler, Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Wilson Hall, Henry Salomon, Fidel Castro

Alexander Scourby narrates this documentary showing the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler. Produced by Henry Salomon and Richard Hanser. Musical score by Robert Russell Bennett. NBC news bulletins with Wilson Hall interrupts programming, stating that "President Eisenhower has broken off U.S. relations with Castro's Cuba." This program originally aired on March 14, 1956.
#76: PROJECT 20: THE STORY OF WILL ROGERS
1961-03-28, WNBC, 52 min.
Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt, Bob Hope, Rod Reed

Bob Hope narrates. Produced and directed by Donald B. Hyatt. Written by Richard Hanser and Rod Reed. Original music score by Robert Russell Bennett.
#77: PROJECT 20: THE REAL WEST
1961-03-29, WNBC, 52 min.
Robert Russell Bennett, Donald B. Hyatt, Gary Cooper, Philip Reisman Jr.

Gary Cooper narrates the story of the American West between 1840 and 1900. The accent is on the "real"... the people, the land and the hardships that wed one to the other. Score by Robert Russell Bennett. Produced and directed by Donald B. Hyatt, and written by Philip Reisman, Jr.
#89: PROJECT 20: THE GREAT WAR
1961-07-04, WNBC, 52 min.
Alexander Scourby, Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Henry Salomon

America's participation in World War I is chronicled. Alexander Scourby narrates. Produced by Henry Salomon. Written by Salomon and Richard Hanser. Music by Robert Russell Bennett. Premiere broadcast was Oct. 16, 1956.
#94: SECRET LIFE OF DANNY KAYE, THE
1961-07-13, WCBS, 54 min.
Danny Kaye, Edward R. Murrow

This revised, re-edited CBS Reports version was originally broadcast on Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now," Dec. 2, 1956.
#131: DUPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK: LAUGHTER USA, THE
1961-09-17, WNBC, 53 min.
Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt, Fred Allen, Phil Silvers, Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, Burns & Allen, Laurel and Hardy, W.C. Fields, Groucho Marx, George Burns, Rod Reed, Buster Keaton

Samples of American humor from the beginnings till now are examined. A host of stars participate including Phil Silvers, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor, Burns and Allen, Buster Keaton, Fred Allen, Laurel and Hardy, W.C. Fields, Groucho Marx and Jack Benney. This premiere show for the series was produced by Donald B. Hyatt and his Project 20 staff. Written by Richard Hanser and Rod Reed. Original musical score by Robert Russell Bennett.
#134: DUPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK: ERNEST HEMINGWAY, THE
1961-10-01, WNBC, 52 min.
Ernest Hemingway, Chet Huntley

The full productive life of Ernest Hemingway, novelist, sportsman and adventurer is examined. Narrated by Chet Huntley.
#5499A: WESTINGHOUSE PRESENTS: THE SOUND OF THE SIXTIES
1961-10-09, WNBC, 52 min.
Art Carney, John Daly, Tony Randall, Andre Previn

"Sound of the Sixties" examines the sights and sounds associated with the way Americans live and may live in the decade ahead. John Daly narrates.
#139: WORLD OF BOB HOPE, THE
1961-10-29, WNBC, 28 min.
Alexander Scourby, Bob Hope

Alexander Scourby narrates the first in a series of shows about prominent Americans.
#151: HOLLYWOOD: THE GOLDEN YEARS
1961-11-29, WNBC, 50 min.
Gene Kelly, Elmer Bernstein

Gene Kelly narrates the story of how silent pictures transformed a small suburb called Hollywood into the exotic land of the world of dreams. Music composed and conducted by Elmer Bernstein.
#153: TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE MAN WHO SPIED ON PEARL HARBOR
1961-12-03, WCBS, 25 min.
Walter Cronkite, Takeo Yoshikawa

Walter Cronkite narrates the story of Takeo Yoshikawa, a Japanese spy, who relayed information from his post in Honolulu to his Navy about Pearl Harbor.
#154: LIGHT FROM LAMBARENE
1961-12-24, WNBC, 56 min.
Mark Evans, Albert Schweitzer

Mark Evans narrates this personal documentary on the life and times of Albert Schweitzer.
#158: DUPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK: KEN MURRAY'S HOLLYWOOD - MY HOME TOWN, THE
1962-01-07, WNBC, 50 min.
Ken Murray, Georgie Stoll, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Ken Murray narrates a collection of film clips which he lensed himself in the 20's, 30's, and 40's on 16mm film. We get a glimpse of Hollywood celebrities at work and at play. Musical score by George Stoll.
#168: TWENTIETH CENTURY: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
1962-02-18, WCBS, 26 min.
Walter Cronkite, Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright's life is remembered by his wife and former associates. Wright, the architect, is represented in this tribute, narrated by Walter Cronkite.
#173: TWENTIETH CENTURY: AGE OF ANXIETY
1962-02-25, WCBS, 26 min.
Walter Cronkite, William Menninger, Karl Menninger

Walter Cronkite visits the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, and talks with Dr. William Menninger and Dr. Karl Menninger about the past and present of psychiatry.
#174: NBC WHITE PAPER: RED CHINA
1962-02-25, WNBC, 50 min.
Chet Huntley

Chet Huntley traces the successful efforts of the Chinese Communists to gain power between 1945 and 1949 and explores the means used to consolidate support for the new regime and its "Bamboo Curtain."
#179: TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE WOMEN GET THE VOTE
1962-03-18, WCBS, 25 min.
Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite narrates the history of the American and British suffragette from 1900 to 1920.
#180: PROJECT 20: COPS AND ROBBERS
1962-03-23, WNBC, 51 min.
Robert Russell Bennett, Donald B. Hyatt, Edward G. Robinson, John Dillinger, Philip Reisman Jr.

Edward G. Robinson narrates the history of law breaking in the United States. The father of John Dillinger is interviewed. Produced and directed by Donald B. Hyatt. Written by Philip Reisman Jr. Original music score by Robert Russell Bennett.
#185: TWENTIETH CENTURY: FIRST MAN ON THE MOON
1962-04-01, WCBS, 25 min.
Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite narrated this documentary on the human factors that had to be considered in future space travel, seven years before Neil Armstrong actually landed on the moon.
#255: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: 50 GRAND AND GLORIOUS YEARS OF SHOW BUSINESS, THE
1962-08-08, WVNJ, 25 min.
George Jessel, Maurice Chevalier, Charlie King, Helen Kane, Gene Austin, Wendell Hall

George Jessel narrates a capsulated review of Show Business, with excerpts from performers Maurice Chevalier, Charlie King, Helen Kane, Gene Austin, Wendell Hall and others.
#243: DUPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, THE
1962-08-12, WNBC, 51 min.
Groucho Marx, Skitch Henderson, Philip Reisman Jr.

Groucho Marx is the on and off screen narrator for this view of Americans getting off their high horses and into critterless carriages. Music by Skitch Henderson in this Project 20 venture. Written by Philip Reisman Jr. Initial airing was on Oct. 22, 1961.
#919: TURN OF THE CENTURY: NICKEL MADNESS
1962-11-28, WNDT, 28 min.
Max Morath

Max Morath, a ragtime pianist and raconteur, hosts this half hour series focusing on the nations manners and morals at the turn of the century- a period spanning three decades from 1890 to 1920. Tonight's episode, the second in the series, profiles the Nickelodeon craze and the development of the movies. This telecast is one of the earliest examples of programming on the newly formed New York Public Broadcast Station WNDT Ch.13, which debuted on the air September 16, 1962.
#345: SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: HISTORY OF MOVIE WESTERNS
1962-12-29, WNBC, 13 min.
Edgar Buchanan

Host and narrator Edgar Buchanan reflects on the Western Motion Picture. This time filler addition was seen after the showing of the movie "Rawhide."
#369: HOLLYWOOD: THE FABULOUS ERA
1963-01-23, WNBC, 52 min.
Elmer Bernstein, Alan Hale Jr., Henry Fonda, Jack Haley Jr.

The history of Hollywood from the Sound Era (1927) to the present is traced with Henry Fonda acting as guide. Elmer Bernstein composed the music for this Jack Haley Jr. directed special.
#394: A LOOK AT MONACO
1963-02-17, WCBS, 13 min.
Grace Kelly

Princess Grace, first lady of Monaco, guides viewers on a tour of her adopted country. The introduction and first thirteen minutes of the program is heard.
#422: HOLLYWOOD: THE GREAT STARS
1963-03-13, WNBC, 52 min.
Henry Fonda, David L. Wolper

Henry Fonda narrates the final segment of David L. Wolper's trilogy about Hollywood, highlighting the star systems development from the silent era to the present.
#435: PROJECT 20: GARY COOPER: TALL AMERICAN
1963-03-26, WNBC, 52 min.
Robert Russell Bennett, Donald B. Hyatt, Arthur Godfrey, Gary Cooper, Philip Reisman Jr., Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan narrates this biography on Gary Cooper's private and show business career. Robert Russell Bennett composed the music for this loving tribute to the late actor. Produced and directed by Donald B. Hyatt and written by Philip Reisman Jr. Arthur Godfrey is heard at the conclusion of the telecast praising Cooper and announcing the establishment of the Gary Cooper Cancer Research Fund administered by the American Cancer Society.
#446: WHAT'S WRONG WITH HOLLYWOOD?: THE END OF THE DREAM FACTORY, THE GROWTH OF AN ART
1963-04-07, WABC, 26 min.
Howard K. Smith, Stanley Kramer, Mildred Davis, Frank Perry, Alan Pakula, Harold Mirisch, Joe Levine, John Paxton, Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Howard K. Smith concludes his inquiry with Frank Perry, Alan Pakula, Stanley Kramer, Harold Mirisch, Joe Levine, John Paxton, Mildred Davis (Mrs. Harold Lloyd), and Joseph Mankiewicz.
#452: 20TH CENTURY: THE WESTERN HERO
1963-04-21, WCBS, 25 min.
Walter Cronkite, Stanley Kramer, William S. Hart

Walter Cronkite narrates and traces the changing role of the hero in movies and TV westerns since the turn of the century. Stanley Kramer and William S. Hart, among others, are heard.
#451: DIRECTIONS '63: THE LEGEND OF THE AMERICAN COWBOY
1963-04-21, WABC, 26 min.
N/A

"A Cowboy Legacy" the first of two parts, re-creates the spiritual and physical climate in which the American Cowboy of the early west developed.
#933: ELIZABETH TAYLOR IN LONDON
1963-10-06, WCBS, 53 min.
Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor visits London, England where she was born. She takes us on a tour of the landmarks, recites from "Hamlet," and returns to favorite places, old and new.
#527: HOLLYWOOD AND THE STARS: THEY WENT THATAWAY
1963-10-21, WNBC, 24 min.
Joseph Cotten

Joseph Cotten narrates the history of the motion picture western.
#540: HOLLYWOOD AND THE STARS: HOW TO SUCCEED AS A GANGSTER
1963-11-04, WNBC, 25 min.
Joseph Cotten

Joseph Cotten narrates.
#554: PROJECT 20: THAT WAR IN KOREA
1963-11-20, WNBC, 76 min.
Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt, Richard Boone

Richard Boone narrates. Robert Russell Bennett composed and conducted the score for this look back at what Americans experienced during the early 1950's in war torn Korea. Produced and directed by Donald B. Hyatt and written by Richard Hanser.
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