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#13086: NBC NEWS WITH KENNETH BANGHART
1956-11-08, WNBC, 7 min.
Kenneth Banghart, Thurston B. Morton, Earle Clements

Highlights: Israel will withdraw forces from Sanai under pressure from the United States, United Nations to go to Suez, Bulgarian says Russian troops in Hungary are of no concern of UN, fighting continues in various parts of Hungary, 14,000 to16,000 Hungarians flee into Austria, the United States will accept Hungarian refugees, balloonist hits new heights at 14 miles high, a new altitude record. Republican Thurston B. Morton defeats Democratic incumbent Earle Clements by 7,000 votes to win the Kentucky Senate race.                                                  
#13087: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1956-11-10, WCBS, 12 min.
Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

September 20, 1952-June 22, 1957; October 3, 1958-January 2 1959; February 3 1961-March 24, 1961; September 1962-September 12, 1970


After the 1954-1955 season (one hour live broadcasts), Jackie Gleason produced a series of 39 filmed half-hour episodes of "The Honeymooners" which was syndicated (1955-1956). For the following 1956-1957 season, the Jackie Gleason Show returned to a live one-hour variety format with a Honeymooners sketch included in many of its broadcasts. After this season, The Honeymooners sketches would not be revived until the 1966-1967 season of The Jackie Gleason Show.   

In this episode, a Honeymooners sketch with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and Audrey Meadows.                                                   
#13088: CHILDREN'S HOUR, THE
1956-11-11, WNBC, 3 min.
Ed Herlihy

A Sunday morning children's series hosted by Ed Herlihy originally titled "The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour." 
It debuted on WNBT television in 1949.

Complete opening of the show.                                     
#13089: ED SULLIVAN SHOW (TOAST OF THE TOWN) THE
1956-11-11, CBS, 7 min.
Louis Armstrong, Phil Silvers, Ed Sullivan, Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews

           June 20, 1948 - May 30, 1971

ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE, (TOAST OF THE TOWN)
Television's longest running variety series. Originally, titled, TOAST OF THE TOWN, the name of the series changed on September 18, 1955 to THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW. Most remembered for introducing many stand-up comedians, and musical acts, including The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, The Beatles. 

 Most of the 1,087 broadcasts, encompassing 10,000 performers, have been archived. The major exceptions are the first half-year of shows circa 1948 of which a few kinescope excerpts survive.
 
The ED SULLIVAN SHOW was a spectacular show-case that for twenty-three years entertained the American family. In its prime, more than thirty million viewers, young and old, tuned in at the same time to view popular culture.  

The guests are Louis Armstrong, Phil Silvers, Bing Crosby, and Julie Andrews.   

                                                   
#7375: ROBERT MONTGOMERY PRESENTS
1956-11-12, NBC, 00 min.
James Dean, Robert Montgomery, Sandra Michael

January 30th, 1950-June 24th, 1957.

A live, dramatic television series produced by NBC-TV. It began as a semi-monthly series and became a weekly series in December, 1951. Hosted by actor Robert Montgomery.

"Harvest," starring James Dean and Sandra Michael. 

Original telecast November 23rd, 1953.                                    
#5951: PRODUCER'S SHOWCASE: "JACK AND THE BEANSTALK"
1956-11-12, WNBC, 54 min.
Cyril Ritchard, Billy Gilbert, Joel Grey, Celeste Holm, Peggy King, Arnold Stang, Leora Dana, Ray Charles Choir

            October 18, 1954-May 27, 1957
Live ninety minute productions aired every fourth week. The range of material was vast, from dramas to musicals.

Presented on "PRODUCER'S SHOWCASE." This special color broadcast opens with the words, "The following program is brought to you in compatible color." For the first few years, NBC introduced all broadcasts presented in color with this introduction, prior to replacing the word "compatible" with the word "living" in 1957.
 
Classic fairy tale about a farm boy who trades the family cow for magic beans and climbs the beanstalk that grows from the beans, confronting an ogre. There are ten different songs presented in this live musical fantasy.                          
#13092: NIGHT BEAT WITH MIKE WALLACE
1956-11-14, WABD, 14 min.
Harry S. Truman, Mike Wallace, Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, Drew Pearson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Night beat was an hour-long talk/interview program hosted by Mike Wallace and broadcast on WABD-TV channel 5 in New York City. (Dumont). It was broadcast from 11 PM to 12 AM Tuesday through Friday evenings. Wallace served as host from October 1956 to May 1957. 

Mike Wallace interviews Washington columnist Drew Pearson, who attacks Vice-President Nixon on his past actions, He discusses Eisenhower and Nixon, Harry Truman, and FDR.                                                          
#13090: CBS NEWS WITH DOUGLAS EDWARDS, THE
1956-11-14, WCBS, 14 min.
Golda Meir, Daniel Schorr, Douglas Edwards, Dwight Eisenhower, Martin Luther King

An interview with Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir who comments on the Middle East Crises and offers volunteers to go to Egypt. Newsman Daniel Schorr comments. Egypt asks for Soviet volunteers. Southeast Asian countries urge for withdrawal of Russian troops from Hungary. A general strike in Hungary, Eisenhower comments on the World problems, the UN bars Red China membership, Negro boycott problems on a bus in Montgomery Alabama, Dr. Martin Luther King comments on recent Supreme Court decision making it illegal to practice bus segregation.                      
#13091: HY GARDNER CALLING
1956-11-14, WRCA, 8 min.
Hy Gardner, Hedda Hopper, Michael Todd

HY GARDNER CALLING - Sunday Night, half hour broadcasts, weekly, WRCA Ch. 4 New York City - 11:30pm - 12:30am  April 29, 1956-January 13, 1957

HY GARDNER - Mon-Fri, weekdays, WRCA CH. 4 New York City 11:15-11:25pm, 11:20-11:30pm, 11:15-11:30pm September 10, 1956-January 25, 1957

January 28, 1957 - ? Hy Gardner ten minute segments "Face to Face" on TONIGHT! (New format replacing Steve Allen)
revised format series hosted by Jack Lescoulie. 

HY GARDNER SHOW - October 25, 1959-August 14, 1960 WNEW 45 minute and 60 minute broadcasts, Sunday evenings 10-11pm.

HY GARDNER SHOW - September 24, 1960 - September 29, 1962 WOR one hour weekly broadcasts, Saturday evenings 12am-1am.

HY GARDNER SHOW - October 21, 1962 - April 4, 1964 WOR one hour weekly broadcasts Saturdays or Sundays 7:00pm-8:00pm.

HY GARDNER SHOW - September 26, 1964-January 10, 1965 WOR one hour weekly broadcasts Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am or 12:00am-1:00am.


Hy Gardner was a well-known New York Herald-Tribune columnist.  He  appeared regularly on Tonight! and America After Dark, a short-term substitute for Tonight! after Steve Allen abandoned it early in 1957. Gardner specialized in profiling show business celebrities and other news makers, and he hosted a nightly ten-minute TV interview program in New York called Face to Face. His weekly Sunday-night show, Hy Gardner Calling!, also aired only in the New York area and consisted of interviews conducted by telephone, with the subject seemingly at home, but actually seated in one studio, while Gardner sat at his desk in another. The telephone hook-up was real, and there was no physical proximity between host and guest. The show premiered in 1954 ? on New York City’s NBC affiliate station WRCA-TV, Channel 4, and ran until 1965. 

Hy Gardner interviews Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper who comments on such topics as unfavorable cleavage, her hats, increasing lengths of Hollywood movies, and Mike Todd's "Around The World in Eighty Days."                                                                           
#13093: CBS NEWS WITH CECIL BROWN, THE
1956-11-15, WCBS, 8 min.
Cecil Brown, John Foster Dulles

Highlights: A shakeup is promised in the United States diplomatic service, John Foster Dulles angry at US diplomat about the Middle East crises, UN troops stationed in Suez Canal Zone, Egypt demands Israel bring back captured Egypt war material, the strike in Hungary continues until Russians leave, Hungarians want free elections.                          
#7418: SCHLITZ PLAYHOUSE OF STARS, THE
1956-11-16, CBS, 00 min.
James Dean

October 5th, 1951- July 31st, 1959

Live Anthology series featuring both drama and comedy. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse in the fall of 1957. It was hosted for several seasons by Irene Dunne and later by Robert Paige. 
This episode starred James Dean in "The Unlighted Road." Originally broadcast on May 6th, 1955, it was Dean's last dramatic appearance on television.                                     
#13094: JACK BENNY PROGRAM, THE
1956-11-18, CBS, 6 min.
Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mel Blanc, Mary Livingston, Dennis Day, Eddie Rochester Anderson

October 28th, 1950- September 15th, 1964 (CBS)
September 25th,1964-September 10th, 1965 (NBC)    

Jack Benny's half-hour show mixed variety and situation comedy with a company of regulars: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, announcer Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Mel Blanc, and Mary Livingston.   


An excerpt from the November 18th, 1956 episode of this show.                                                                                                                         
#13095: TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1956-11-18, WRCA, 9 min.
Steve Allen, Bob Hope, Gene Rayburn

September 27, 1954 - January 25, 1957. This broadcast was the last from Hollywood which was the home of Tonight! Starring Steve Allen from June 27 to August 26, 1955. It was also the last time Hy Averback appeared as announcer.

The basic format of The Tonight Show was established during Allen's tenure: an opening monologue, a segment involving the studio audience (through interviews or games such as "Stump the Band"), and a simple set (a desk and chair for the host, a couch for the guests) were all trademarks of the Allen era. Allen inaugurated the out-of-town broadcast (the first one was done from Miami), the one guest show (Carl Sandburg was the first solo guest), and the one topic show (entire programs were devoted to such subjects as narcotics, civil rights, and black music). Allen also established the practice of paying his guests only "scale," the minimum fee required by union-network contract (this practice led to a highly publicized  feud between Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan and later between Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan, as Sullivan paid top dollar for his guests). Though Allen's Tonight! show closely resembled the shows of his successors, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, it was a more musical show; Allen himself was an accomplished musician and composer (he wrote his theme, "This Could Be The Start of Something"), and he employed a nucleus of musical regulars on his show. In addition to announcer – sidekick Gene Rayburn, the show featured singers Steve Lawrence (who was only seventeen when he began singing on Allen's local show), Eydie Gormé (who subsequently married Steve Lawrence), Andy Williams (who later hosted several series of his own), and Pat Marshall (who was succeeded by Pat Kirby).  Skitch Henderson led the Orchestra.     

Steve's guest is Bob Hope.                                                                                     
#13096: BOB HOPE SHOW, THE
1956-11-18, WNBC, 8 min.
Bob Hope, Elvis Presley

In his opening monologue, Bob talks about Elvis Presley.                         
#13098: TEX AND JINX RADIO SHOW, THE
1956-11-18, WRCA, 26 min.
Jinx Falkenburg, Tex McCrary, William ODwyer

Tex McCrary and his wife Jinx Falkenburg interview William O'Dwyer, former Mayor of New York City. O'Dwyer recalls the early days of the UN in New York City and some recollections of O'Dwyer's earlier life in New York.                         
#13097: NEWS
1956-11-20, , 4 min.
Bill Ripley

Longshore's strike in the US continues, UN resumes debate that Russia halt mass deportation, 5,000 Hungarians escape into Austria, 700,000 troops in Hungary.                             
#5936: TOM SAWYER
1956-11-21, WCBS, 54 min.
Jimmy Boyd, John Sharpe, Ross Bampton, Clarence Cooper, Bennye Gatteys, The Song Spinners

Presented on "US STEEL HOUR." A series of adventures in the life of Tom Sawyer.
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1956-11-21, WCBS, 54 min.
N/A

October 27, 1953-June 21, 1955 (ABC). July 6, 1955-June 12, 1963 (CBS). Broadcast live from New York, this dramatic anthology series was telecast biweekly. It became the last hold-out representing anthology "Golden Age" television programming. SEARCH PROGRAM TITLE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.
#13099: LIBERACE SHOW, THE
1956-11-24, SYN, 2 min.
Liberace, George Liberace

1953-1955 Syndicated.

A half-hour musical series starring pianist Liberace and his brother George. 

The show's opening is heard.                                                 
#5991: HIGH BUTTON SHOES
1956-11-24, WNBC, 80 min.
Don Ameche, Hal March, Nanette Fabray, Joey Faye, Jack Collins, Janet Ward

Presented on "SATURDAY COLOR CARNIVAL." Nanette Fabray recreates her starring role in the 1947 musical about a charming con man and his attempt to convince a young couple that they will profit from the sale of their family property.
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1956-11-24, WNBT, 80 min.
N/A

October 27, 1956-April 13, 1957. A series of specials which lasted one season, sponsored by Oldsmobile. SEARCH PROGRAM TITLE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.
#13100: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1956-11-24, WCBS, 3 min.
Jackie Gleason

September 20, 1952-June 22, 1957; October 3, 1958-January 2 1959; February 3 1961-March 24, 1961; September 1962-September 12, 1970

After the 1954-1955 season (one hour live broadcasts), Jackie Gleason produced a series of 39 filmed half-hour episodes of "The Honeymooners" which was syndicated (1955-1956). For the following 1956-1957 season, the Jackie Gleason Show returned to a live one-hour variety format with a Honeymooners sketch included in many of its broadcasts. After this season, The Honeymooners sketches would not be revived until the 1966-1967 season of The Jackie Gleason Show.  

The show's opening is heard.                                                                              
#13101: DANGER WITH GRANGER
1956-11-24, , 2 min.
Steve Granger

July 23rd, 1956-February 25th, 1957
 
A half-hour radio drama created by the Mutual Broadcasting Company based on the dramatic files of New York City private detective Steve Granger. 

The opening excerpt is heard.                       
#13102: RED SKELTON SHOW, THE
1956-11-27, WCBS, 7 min.
Red Skelton, Boris Karloff, Eva Gabor

September 30, 1951-August 29, 1971

Red Skelton's network television program began at the start of the 1951 fall season on NBC (for sponsor Procter & Gamble). After two seasons on Sunday nights, the program was picked up by CBS in the fall of 1953 and moved to Tuesday night, the time slot with which it would become primarily associated during most of its run. After his first CBS season the program was moved to Wednesday night and expanded to an hour for the summer of 1954 only; it was then reduced back to a half-hour for a time, later expanded again, returning to Tuesday night where it would remain for the next sixteen years (co-sponsored by Johnson's Wax and Pet Milk between 1955 and 1962).

On September 25, 1962, the program was again expanded to a full hour (becoming The Red Skelton Hour) and remained in this longer format for the balance of its CBS run.

CBS ended its association with the program in early 1970. This apparently marked the beginning of one of several attempts by CBS to downplay programming whose primary appeal was to "Middle America", an audience more rural and also somewhat older than that generally desired by network television advertisers. Marketers were moving towards a younger, "hipper", and more urban audience.

At least in part due to Skelton's iconic status, the program was picked up by NBC, premiering on September 14, 1970. Vice President Spiro Agnew introduced Red's 20th season opener, returning back to NBC where he began his first TV season. Guest on Shelton's premiere program was Jerry Lewis. After the taping of the show, Lewis told the audience: "My ambition has always been to be a clown...tonight I've had the honor of working with a great clown."

The program that aired was quite different from the one that Skelton's CBS audience was used to seeing. The new set was dark, devoid of the backdrops that viewers had seen on CBS. The show was cut back to its original half-hour length and it was moved from Tuesday to Monday nights.

The new format never really worked. The program ended in March 1971, although selected programs from this final season were rerun on NBC on Sunday nights in prime time during June-August, 1971.    

In this episode, Red Skelton's guests are actor Boris Karloff
and actress Eva Gabor.                                                                                        
#13102A: MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE, THE
1956-11-27, WOR, 01 min.
Announcer, Frank McCarthy, Ted Mallie

September 21, 1954-April 20, 1968

WOR TV Channel 9 in New York premiered the concept of the "MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE" with the Debut of MAGIC TOWN (1947), on September 21, 1954 to fill time slots when the telecasting of the Brooklyn Dodger baseball season ended.

THE MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE was a new concept in television viewing...a highlight attraction seen each day locally in New York City on WOR-TV Channel 9. Each week starting on Monday, a TV Debut movie would be shown, Monday thru Friday, twice each evening, 7:30pm & 10:00pm (TEN weekday SHOWINGS). The same film would then be broadcast multiple times on Saturday, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm, and 10:30pm and continuous showings on Sunday, at 12:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm, and 10:00pm. 

That totaled  EIGHTEEN TELECASTS OF THE SAME FILM, BROADCAST EACH WEEK.

 The final across the board multiple showings of a single film for this series was DANGEROUS GROUND (1952), final telecast Friday, August 20, 1965. From that time on the moniker of THE MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE continued to be used but for the next three years films were sporadically shown more than once in different time slots, or were shown only one time, mainly on weekends. 

The title THE MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE was dropped completely  after the showing of the documentary, KON-TIKI (1951) which aired on WOR TV Saturday April 20, 1968.  Thereafter when WOR TV aired movies they were introduced with a generic opening. 

During the almost 14 year rein of THE MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE the opening musical number "Tara's Theme" by Max Steiner would be played as the opening introduction to the movie followed by a voice over announcing the name of the movie and actors.

In booth announcer for THE MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE form its premiere in 1954 thru 1959 was Frank McCarthy. Subsequently, following the end of WOR's affiliation with Mutual in 1959, Ted Mallie became the announcer. 

For the week of Monday thru Sunday, November 26-December 2, The NY TV Debut of the film EXPERIMENT PERILOUS (1944), starring Hedy Lamarr, was broadcast on THE MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE a total of EIGHTEEN TIMES. 

The entire opening of THE MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE broadcast November 27, 1956 is heard. It is the oldest air check known to exist related to the opening of THE MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE. 
                                                                                                                                                        
#13103: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1956-11-27, WCBS, 4 min.
Tommy Dorsey, Ron Cochran, Dwight Eisenhower

Highlights: The death of bandleader Tommy Dorsey, The UN votes $10 million dollars to support the Suez operation, Russia says it will decline payment, Kadar may bring Nagy into government as a minister, Hungarian refugees arrive in the United States meet with President Eisenhower in Washington, newsman indicted for contempt of Congress regarding Communist background.                                      
#13104: HY GARDNER CALLING
1956-11-28, WRCA, 3 min.
Hy Gardner, Harry S. Truman, Irving Fisher

HY GARDNER CALLING - Sunday Night, half hour broadcast, weekly, WRCA Ch. 4 New York City - 11:30pm - 12:30am  April 29, 1956-January 13, 1957

HY GARDNER - Mon-Fri, weekdays, WRCA CH. 4 New York City 11:15-11:25pm, 11:20-11:30pm, 11:15-11:30pm September 10, 1956-January 25, 1957

TONIGHT: AMERICA AFTER DARK Hy Gardner ten minute segments "Face to Face" (New format replacing Steve Allen's TONIGHT!,
revised format series hosted by Jack Lescoulie.Last broadcast January 28, 1957 - July 26, 1958 (M-F 11:15pm - 1:00am).   

HY GARDNER CALLING - February 12, 1958 - September 3, 1958
WABD (Dumont). 30 minute broadcast Wednesday evenings 8:30-9:00pm.

HY GARDNER CALLING - September 10, 1958 - January 14, 1959 
WNEW. 30 minute broadcast Wednesday evenings 8:30 - 9:00pm

HY GARDNER SHOW - October 25, 1959-August 14, 1960 WNEW 45 minute and 60 minute broadcast, Sunday evenings 10-11pm.

HY GARDNER SHOW - September 24, 1960 - September 29, 1962 WOR one hour weekly broadcast, Saturday evenings 12am-1am.

HY GARDNER SHOW - October 21, 1962 - April 4, 1964 WOR one hour weekly broadcast Saturdays or Sundays 7:00pm-8:00pm.

HY GARDNER SHOW - September 26, 1964-January 10, 1965 WOR one hour weekly broadcast Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am or 12:00am-1:00am.

Hy Gardner's guest is Irving Fisher, a double for President Harry S. Truman.
                                                                                                                          
#13105: WALTER WINCHELL SHOW, THE
1956-11-30, NBC, 7 min.
Jimmy Durante, Billy Gilbert, Robert Merrill, Shelley Winters, Walter Winchell, Jules Buffano, Gypsy Rose Lee

October 5, 1956-December 28, 1956

Walter Winchell attempted to bring to television a shortened  variety show version of The Ed Sullivan Show. His half hour format was brief, and after 13 weeks his series was cancelled. 

Walter Winchell's guests are Shelley Winters and Jimmy Durante.
Jimmy sings, "Toscannin, Iturbi & Me." 
Billy Glibert takes a bow from the audience, celebrating his 50th anniversary in show business.                                                     
#13106: HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP: ARCHIE MOORE VS. FLOYD PATTERSON
1956-11-30, , 15 min.
Archie Moore, Floyd Patterson, Don Dunphy, Billy Gilbert, Robert Merrill, Winn Elliott, Jimmy Powers, Gypsy Rose Lee

The 1956 heavyweight boxing championship fight between Floyd Patterson and Archie Moore. Don Dunphy gives the blow-by-blow report of rounds 1 and 5 with commentary by Jimmy Powers. Patterson knocks out Moore in round 5. Patterson and Moore are interviewed after the fight with commentary by Winn Elliott.                                                   
#13107: TEX AND JINX SHOW, THE
1956-11-30, WRCA, 3 min.
Jinx Falkenburg, Tex McCrary

Hosts Tex McCrary and his wife Jinx Falkenburg reminisce about Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th, 1941.                                       
#13108: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1956-11-30, WCBS, 5 min.
Jackie Gleason, Tommy Dorsey

September 20, 1952-June 22, 1957; October 3, 1958-January 2 1959; February 3 1961-March 24, 1961; September 1962-September 12, 1970

After the 1954-1955 season (one hour live broadcasts), Jackie Gleason produced a series of 39 filmed half-hour episodes of "The Honeymooners" which was syndicated (1955-1956). For the following 1956-1957 season, the Jackie Gleason Show returned to a live one-hour variety format with a Honeymooners sketch included in many of its broadcasts. After this season, The Honeymooners sketches would not be revived until the 1966-1967 season of The Jackie Gleason Show.    

A tribute to bandleader Tommy Dorsey.                                                                           
#13109: CAESAR'S HOUR, STARRING SID CAESAR
1956-11-30, WNBC, 6 min.
Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Nanette Fabray, Howard Morris, Janet Blair

September 27th, 1954-May 25th, 1957

A sixty-minute comedy show starring Sid Caesar. Most of Sid's old gang of regulars from "Your Show Of Shows" returned. They included Nanette Fabray, Janet Blair, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, and Pat Carroll.

This episode includes a spoof of the game show, "What's My Line?"                                                                               
#13110: ED SULLIVAN SHOW (TOAST OF THE TOWN)
1956-12-02, CBS, 19 min.
Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher, Ed Sullivan, Sophie Tucker, Tony Curtis, Doris Day, Janet Leigh, Myron Cohen, Louella Parsons

           June 20, 1948 - May 30, 1971

ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE, (TOAST OF THE TOWN)
Television's longest running variety series. Originally, titled, TOAST OF THE TOWN, the name of the series changed on September 18, 1955 to THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW. Most remembered for introducing many stand-up comedians, and musical acts, including The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, The Beatles. 

 Most of the 1,087 broadcasts, encompassing 10,000 performers, have been archived. The major exceptions are the first half year of shows circa 1948 of which a few kinescope excerpts survive.
 
The ED SULLIVAN SHOW was a spectacular show-case that for twenty-three years entertained the American family. In its prime, more than thirty million viewers, young and old, tuned in at the same time to view popular culture.   

Guests include Sophie Tucker, Myron Cohen, Luella Parsons who presents the 1956 Modern Screen Award to Janet Leigh, Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis, and Doris Day.                                    
#13111: HY GARDNER CALLING
1956-12-02, WRCA, 6 min.
Jimmy Durante, Hy Gardner, Salvatore Dali

HY GARDNER CALLING - Sunday Night, half hour broadcasts, weekly, WRCA Ch. 4 New York City -11:15pm - 11:45pm, 11:30pm - 12:00am  April 29, 1956-January 13, 1957

HY GARDNER - Mon-Fri, weekdays, WRCA CH. 4 New York City 11:15-11:25pm, 11:20-11:30pm, 11:15-11:30pm September 10, 1956-January 25, 1957

January 28, 1957 - ? Hy Gardner ten minute segments "Face to Face" on TONIGHT! (New format replacing Steve Allen)
revised format series hosted by Jack Lescoulie. 

HY GARDNER SHOW - October 25, 1959-August 14, 1960 WNEW 45 minute and 60 minute broadcasts, Sunday evenings 10-11pm.

HY GARDNER SHOW - September 24, 1960 - September 29, 1962 WOR one hour weekly broadcasts, Saturday evenings 12am-1am.

HY GARDNER SHOW - October 21, 1962 - April 4, 1964 WOR one hour weekly broadcasts Saturdays or Sundays 7:00pm-8:00pm.

HY GARDNER SHOW - September 26, 1964-January 10, 1965 WOR one hour weekly broadcasts Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am or 12:00am-1:00am.


Hy Gardner was a well-known New York Herald-Tribune columnist.  He  appeared regularly on Tonight! and America After Dark, a short-term substitute for Tonight! after Steve Allen abandoned it early in 1957. Gardner specialized in profiling show business celebrities and other news makers, and he hosted a nightly ten-minute TV interview program in New York called Face to Face. His weekly Sunday-night show, Hy Gardner Calling!, also aired only in the New York area and consisted of interviews conducted by telephone, with the subject seemingly at home, but actually seated in one studio, while Gardner sat at his desk in another. The telephone hook-up was real, and there was no physical proximity between host and guest. The show premiered in 1954 ? on New York City’s NBC affiliate station WRCA-TV, Channel 4, and ran until 1965. 

Hy Gardner interviews Jimmy Durante who recalls his early days in show business, Salvatore Dali explains his new technique using bullets.                                                                                                    
#13112: PIELS BEER COMMERCIAL
1956-12-02, , 1 min.
Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding

A Piels Beer commercial with Bert and Harry Piels.                       
#13113: LATE SHOW, THE
1956-12-02, WCBS, 1 min.
Announcer

February 26, 1951-April 26, 1968

"The Late Show" which for years would be New York's top feature film show, premiered on WCBS TV New York on Feb. 26, 1951 "The Late Late Show" followed not long after, as did "The Early Show." As its run accumulated, WCBS would commemorate its  anniversary the week of Feb. 26 in different ways. On Feb. 26, 1963, for example, Ch. 2 celebrated "The Late Show's 4,327th broadcast...12th anniversary by inaugurating an extended broadcast day that ended after 5 A.M., unprecedented for its time.

The standard opening of "The Late Show" had the announcer state the title of the film, its cast and some additional relevant anecdotal piece of information related to the film. The musical opening was "The Syncopated Clock," written by Leroy Anderson and recorded by Percy Faith in 1951 (released by Columbia Records). The catchy melody was noticed by the producers of the new WCBS-TV program "The Late Show," that was to be the station's first venture into late night television. Faith's rendition was chosen as the theme music for The Late Show by WCBS and several other CBS owned-and-operated stations around the country, which helped Anderson's composition become a tune that many Americans could readily hum or whistle, even if few knew the name of its composer. WCBS would also use the Faith recording to introduce a weekday afternoon movie (The Early Show) and a later-night movie offering, The Late Late Show.

In 2006 a shortened version of The Syncopated Clock theme music would become the standard opening of the Archival Television Audio, Inc. archived collection...musical intro preceding a specific mastered TV Audio Air Check, which had been processed and mastered from the original off the air recording.  


The last time the moniker "The Late Show" was broadcast on WCBS television, in New York, was April 26, 1968 (WOLF LARSEN (1958). The series lasted 17 years and two months, totaling 6,189 Movie broadcasts. Films still ran in the 11:30pm time slot afterwards, but without the "Late Show" opening. During the years to follow, thru the 1970's, other facsimile Late Show openings were created, a secondary version of the original series. 

"The Syncopated Clock" instrumental standard opening is heard. The announcer introduces "On Borrowed Time"
starring Lionel Barrymore. New York television debut.                                                                           
#13114: WALTER WINCHELL SHOW, THE
1956-12-09, Mutual, 12 min.
Walter Winchell

September 18, 1955-March 3, 1957

Walter Winchell in Hollywood. Miscellaneous radio news gossip with Walter Winchell reporting in Hollywood, airing 6:00-6:15pm. 

NOTE: Walter Winchell had been on the radio since December 4, 1932.                                                               
#13115: VICTOR BORGE SHOW, THE
1956-12-11, , 15 min.
Liberace, Victor Borge

February 3rd, 1951-June 39th, 1951-

A half-hour comedy/variety series starring Victor Borge. 
Borge imitates Liberace. He performs his famous "Punctuation Skit."                                                              
#13116: IT'S POLKA TIME
1956-12-11, ABC, 2 min.
Stan Wolowic, Bruno Zielinski

July 13th, 1956-September 24th, 1957

Polka Music broadcast live from Chicago, performed by Polish-Americans. It was hosted by Bruno "Junior" Zielinski and featured the Stan Wolowic band.                                                                             
#13118: NIGHT BEAT WITH MIKE WALLACE
1956-12-12, WABD, 22 min.
Mike Wallace, HV Kaltenborn

October 9, 1956-May 31 1957

Night beat was an hour-long talk/interview program hosted by Mike Wallace and broadcast on WABD-TV channel 5 in New York City. (Dumont). It was broadcast from 11 PM to 12 AM Tuesday through Friday evenings. Wallace served as host from October 1956 to May 1957. 

Mike Wallace interviews journalist H.V. Kaltenborn, joined in progress.

NOTE: Phil Gries in conversation with Mike Wallace donated this "lost" much often sought after broadcast to Wallace. He had little recall related to what was talked about or subject matter, and was astonished when listening to the air check.                                                                       
#13117: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1956-12-12, WCBS, 3 min.
Bob and Ray, Ron Cochran, Richard Nixon, Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding

The UN condemns Russia on Hungary, the Security Council votes to admit Japan to UN General Assembly, sporadic fighting in Budapest, Hungarian refugees brought to the USA, 9500 Hungarians to come to the United States, Vice-President Nixon to fly to Austria to seek aid for Hungarian refugees. 
Includes opening Piels Beer Commercial.                                     
#13119: WALTER WINCHELL RADIO SHOW, THE
1956-12-16, , 8 min.
Phil Rizzuto, Walter Winchell

Walter Winchell news and commentary. 

Winchell mentions that former Yankee Phil Rizzuto has been signed by the Yankee organization to do play by play announcing of New York Yankee games beginning in April of 1957.                                     
#13120: TEX AND JINX RADIO SHOW, THE
1956-12-18, WRCA, 40 min.
Jackie Robinson, Nelson Rockefeller, Marilyn Monroe, Elia Kazan, Jinx Falkenburg, Sol Hurok, Tex McCrary, Nelson Rockerfeller, Marion Anderson

Broadcast from 10:00pm to Midnight. Jackie Robinson is interviewed by Tex McCrary. Jackie discusses Branch Rickey

The guests are Jackie Robinson, Elia Kazan, and Marilyn Monroe.
Tex talks to Jackie about his recent trade, five days before on December 13th, from the Brooklyn Dodgers to the New York Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield, and $30,000. Robinson refused to report to the Giants forcing cancellation of the deal and his subsequent announcement of his retirement the following month. Robinson discusses the Dodgers acquisition of pitcher Sal "The Barber" Maglie who helped the team to win their final pennant in Brooklyn. 
Movie director Elia Kazan comments on the C-rating his latest movie "Baby Doll" received from the Catholic Church, Marilyn Monroe comments favorably on the film released on the day of this broadcast, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller comments on the Urban League community, Marion Anderson and Sol Hurok are the recipients of the 1956 Urban League awards. 

NOTE: Jackie Robinson would later say that he didn't spurn the New York Giants, but had planned to retire because of declining health, and a desire to pursue business opportunities. Robinson retired with a career .311 batting average, 947 runs scored and 197 stolen bases, the most notable his steal of home in game one of the 1955 World Series.                                                                                                      
#13121: TEX AND JINX RADIO SHOW, THE
1956-12-18, WRCA, 40 min.
Jackie Robinson, Nelson Rockefeller, Marilyn Monroe, Elia Kazan, Jinx Falkenburg, Sol Hurok, Tex McCrary, Nelson Rockerfeller, Marion Anderson

Broadcast from 10:00pm to Midnight. Jackie Robinson is interviewed by Tex McCrary. Jackie discusses Branch Rickey

The guests are Jackie Robinson, Elia Kazan, and Marilyn Monroe.
Tex talks to Jackie about his recent trade from the Brooklyn Dodgers to the New York Giants and discusses the Dodgers acquisition of pitcher Sal "The Barber" Maglie who helped the team to win their final pennant in Brooklyn. Movie director Elia Kazan comments on the C-rating his latest movie "Baby Doll" received from the Catholic Church, Marilyn Monroe comments favorably on the film released on the day of this broadcast, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller comments on the Urban League community, Marion Anderson and Sol Hurok are the recipients of the 1956 Urban League awards.

NOTE: The Brooklyn Dodgers traded Jackie Robinson to rival New York Giants on Thursday, December 13, 1956, five days before this broadcast aired. At the time Jackie Robinson was 37 years old. He was traded for Giant pitcher Dick Littlefield and $30,000. ROBINSON REFUSED to report to the Giants, forcing a cancellation of the deal. Robinson would later say that he didin't spurn the Giants, but had planned to retire because of declining health and a desire to pursue business opportunities.

Breaking the major league league baseball's color barrier when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field on April 15, 1947, he was a six-time All-Star, Rookie of the Year and won the MVP in 1949. In his tenth and final season, he hit .275 with 10 home runs and 43 RBIs in 117 games. Jackie Robinson retired with a career .311 bating average, 947 runs scored and 197 stolen bases, the most memorable his steal of home in the first inning in game one of the 1955 World Series against the New York Yankees who had beaten the Brooklyn Dodgers the past five World Series they had played against one another (1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953).                                                                                         
#13122: NEWS
1956-12-18, , 5 min.
Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, Jawaharlal Nehru

Highlights: India's Prime Minister or India, Jawaharlal Nehru says the danger of war is not past, visits President Eisenhower in Washington, Vice-President Nixon on the way to Austria to inspect Hungarian refugee problem, Russia tries to ease Poland problem, freighters collide near Staten Island, France calls for a summit conference, Swiss expel Hungarian spies.                                                   
#13122A: NEWS WITH BILL RIPPEY
1956-12-26, , 04 min.
Bill Rippey

Highlights: Bomb scares continue in New York City, the police seek "mad bomber," Eisenhower boosts Hungarian refugee numbers to the United States, above quotas, UN agreement reached in Suez Canal clearance. bus desegregation called off in Alabama.                          
#13122B: TEX AND JINX RADIO SHOW, THE
1956-12-26, WRCA, 00 min.
Joe Louis, Jinx Falkenburg, Tex McCrary, John Foster Dulles

Guest Joe Louis ex-heavyweight champion, talks about his song, "He Can Run, But He Can't Hide," sung by Billy Eckstine. Louis also recalls his past ring career and his tax problems with the United States Government, Jinx comments on the future of color television. John Foster Dulles, Time Magazine's Man Of The Year for 1954.                                       
#13122C: BERT AND HARRY PIELS COMMERCIAL
1956-12-26, , 1 min.
Bob and Ray, Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding

Commercial for Piels Beer with Bert and Harry Piels.                                                   
#13123: TEX AND JINX SHOW, THE
1956-12-28, WRCA, 60 min.
Dag Hammarskjold, Mickey Mantle, Grace Kelly, Nikita Khrushchev, Jinx Falkenburg, Adlai Stevenson, Richard Nixon, Martin Luther King, Tex McCrary, John Foster Dulles, Imre Nagy, Jawaharlal Nehru, Prince Rainier, John Burns, Ben Gurian, Josip Tito, Gamal Nasser

Broadcast from "Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria" from the NBC studios in New York City, The MAN OF THE YEAR show, which originated in 1947 by Time Magazine. 

Highlights: "Man Of The Year" search for 1956, a review of 1956 personalities featuring the voices of Imre Nagy of Hungary, Nikita Khrushchev, General Josip Tito, Gamal Nassar, Ben Gurian, Dag  Hammarskjold, Jawaharlal Nehru, General John Burns (commander of the UN police force in Egypt), Prince Rainier of Monaco, Grace Kelly, Mickey Mantle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Adlai Stevenson, John Foster Dulles, Richard Nixon. Jinx Falkenburg previews color television for 1957 and its future, and Stereophonic Sound. 
Man of the year is President Dwight D. Eisenhower. We hear excerpts from his June 12, 1945 speech in London, 1952 & 1956 acceptance speech at Republican convention, and comments he made related to Anglo-French-Israel invasion.                                                     
#13124: FLEETWOOD RADIO SHOW WITH HARRY FLEETWOOD
1956-12-28, WNBC, 1 min.
Harry Fleetwood

Harry Fleetwood was a nighttime radio disc jockey who played classical music on WNBC radio in New York City.                                                 
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