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     Archival Television Audio is an archive / commercial library containing over 12,000 television soundtracks on audiotape representing thousands of lost, discarded, destroyed, erased & non-retrievable original television programs, originally televised in the 1950's, 1960's & 1970's. All genres are covered.

     The archive contains over 15,000 hours of original one-of-a-kind, peerless, distinguished TV audio representing the years 1946 through the end of the 1970's. Heavy emphasis on "lost" television in the archive reflects the years 1956 through 1972 when 2" Quadruplex videotape was economically reused over and over again by TV stations and production companies.

     Company policy dictated erasing programs on the same tape used to record other programs for broadcast. Most broadcasts in the archive were audio recorded off of New York stations - WCBS, WNBT/WNBC, WNEW, WABC, WOR, WPIX, WNTA/WNET.

     The original core TV Audio Aircheck collection was recorded off the air by Phil Gries beginning in the late 1950's. Over the years, eleven additional archives and private collections have been acquired by Archival Television Audio, Inc., increasing its eclectic inventory to 12,000 broadcasts.

     As an archival resource company, Archival Television Audio, Inc. is truly unrivaled. There are no other comparative TV Audio Aircheck archives listed on the internet... no other commercial accessible resources archiving qualitative 1950's, 1960's and 1970's television aircheck sound recordings in the tens of thousands.

     In the world today, as far as is known, no archival television broadcasting museum, public organization or private collector possesses the majority of these originally recorded 1950's, 1960's and 1970's "lost" or unobtainable television broadcasts on audiotape. These broadcast records represent the very best and the very worst in our early television heritage, programs once televised to millions of people 30, 40 & 50 years ago and which no longer exist today as video, no longer available anywhere else in the world in any broadcast form.

     In most cases, these shows are forever lost except for the sound left behind as originally recorded off the air and preserved in our archive. Not only are these audible television broadcast remnants valuable corporate assets and a source of historical research, entertainment, nostalgia and education for millions of people, they are "living" records that offer irreplaceable insight into our culture and society, and the notable events which were broadcast during the Golden and Silver age of Television.

     The audio rendition offers the scholar many clues into the production of a program, while preserving many voices and sounds that were thought to be lost when the video disappeared.

     All genres are covered, including Tributes, Talk Shows, Interviews, Public Affairs, Special Events, News, Variety, Documentary, Music, Comedy, Juvenile, Award Shows, Biography Profiles, Sports, Dramas, Quiz Shows, and SPECIALS. Examples include:


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"John Cameron Swayze & The Camel News Caravan" - Phil Rizzuto reporting sports news the day when Don Larsen pitched his perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers. (10/8/1956)

"Jackie Gleason Show" - Edward R. Murrow introducing Eddie Cantor on his 65th Birthday (1/12/1957)

Don Pardo's never recorded NBC bulletins of JFK's assassination (11/22/1963)

Roger Maris' 61st home run - The lost TV call by Red Barber (10/1/61)

Ernie Kovacs hosting "The Tonight Show" (10/9/1956)

Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre together being interviewed for one hour on the "Hy Gardner Show" (3/3/1963)

Woody Allen's first talk show, appearing with Johnny Carson, before he would host the "Tonight Show," on "Open End" (12/24/1961)

"Playhouse 90" special presentation of Mike Todd's celebration of his new movie "Around The World in 80 Days" live from Madison Square Garden with Elizabeth Taylor and scores of celebrities (10/17/1957)

Rock 'n' Roller "DJ" Murry The K calling the live late night talk show "Hot Line" hosted by Gore Vidal, David Susskind and Dorothy Kilgallen, defending the great talents of The Beatles, who were still being slighted by an older conservative panel (10/6/1964).

Robert F. Kennedy question and answer forum with college students during his run for the US Senate seat in NY (10/7/1964)

"Hedda Hopper's Hollywood" with Gary Cooper & 13 year old Liza Minnelli who sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (1/10/1960)

Election coverage by the just hired NBC team of Huntley & Brinkley (11/6/1956)

"Miss America Pageant" hosted by Douglas Edwards (9/7/1957)

"Jack Paar Tonight Show" ...his walkout (2/11/1960)

The return to big money post-scandal quiz shows with "100 Grand" (9/15/1963, lasting for only three weeks)

Premieres of Johnny Carson on the "Tonight Show" (10/1/1962), Joey Bishop on the "Joey Bishop Show" (4/17/1967), Dick Cavett on "The Dick Cavett Show" (12/29/1969)

"Nightbeat" and the "Mike Wallace Interviews" (1956/1957)

"Break the $250,000 Bank" (Premiere show 10/9/1956)

Bob Newhart's first TV series 1/2 hour variety show (10/10/1961 to 6/13/1962)

"Ben Hecht Show" (Two part interview with Jimmy Durante 1/20-21/1959)

"The Fabulous Fifties" (TV retrospective of past decade (1/30/1960)

"Henry Morgan Show" (1959)

"Jackpot Bowling Starring Milton Berle" (1959)

"Annie Get Your Gun" (3/19/1967, lost by the Irving Berlin estate and is one of the most sought after programs by the Museum of Television & Radio)

Political talks to the nation by President Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and others

Lost children's shows hosted by Soupy Sales, Paul Tripp, Sandy Becker, Chuck McCann, Zacharley, and others

"Eyewitness" (9/21/1959, Khrushchev visit to Disneyland)

Wrestling interview intermissions (1960, 1961, 1962)

"New Years Eve with Guy Lombardo" (1956 through 1960's)

"Dean Martin Special" with guest Mae West (5/4/1959)

"Walter Winchell Variety Show" (1956)

"Firing Line with William F. Buckley" (1968)

"Les Crane Show" (First phone-in TV talk show, 1963)

First Merv Griffin NBC daytime talk-variety show (only a few survive - 1962-1963)

Celebrity interviews on "Here's Hollywood" (1961-1962, Keaton, McQueen, Pickford, Eastwood, Abbott, Chaney Jr., Berle, Serling, Garland, Widmark, Clift, Quinn, Raft and scores of others

"Bobby Darin Show" (1/19/1973 - 4/27/1973)

"CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" who reports on the death of Marilyn Monroe and interviews Kim Novak via closed circuit TV (8/6/1962)

AND THOUSANDS MORE!





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