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#13163A: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1957-04-20, NBC, 12 min.
Steve Allen, Sammy Davis Jr., Will Mastin Trio

June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961.
The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr. Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.    

Steve Allen's guests are the Will Mastin Trio with Sammy Davis Jr.                                                                                         
#13164: TONY AWARDS, A RADIO SPECIAL, THE
1957-04-20, WCBS, 38 min.
Bud Collyer, Margaret Leighton, Bert Lahr, Lillian Gish, Frederick Loewe, Beatrice Lillie, Edie Adams, Cliff Robertson, Rex Harrison, Edith Adams, Frederick March, Nancy Kelly, Tom Ewell, Frank Conroy, Alan Jay Lerner, Sidney Chaplin, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Judy Holliday

A special WCBS radio broadcast of the 1957 Tony Awards with host Bud Collyer. There was a television blackout of this special due to a union issue. 

Winners were "My Fair Lady" for the best musical play, Rex Harrison, for best musical actor in "My Fair Lady," Frederick March for the best dramatic actor, and Judy Holliday for best actress in "The Bells Are Ringing."                                                   
#13165: $64,000 QUESTION, THE
1957-04-23, WCBS, 11 min.
Hal March, Robert Strom

June 7th, 1955-November 9th, 1958

The $64,000 Question was the first of television's big-money shows in prime time. It was hosted by Hal March. 

In this episode, 10-year-old Robert Strom "science expert" quits the show and collects winnings of $192,000.

                                                   
#13166: MASQUERADE PARTY
1957-04-24, NBC., 10 min.
Whitey Ford, Carl Reiner, Betsy Palmer, Eddie Bracken, Johnny Johnston, Elka Chase

Broadcast from July 14, 1952, to September 23, 1960, on NBC, CBS & ABC Networks. Host for this run was Bud Collyer (1952), Douglas Edwards (1953), Peter Donald (1954-1956), Eddie Bracken (1957), Robert Q. Lewis (1958), and Bert Parks (1958-1960). 
After a fourteen-year absence, "Masquerade Party" reappeared briefly as a syndicated series in 1974 & 1975 with host Richard Dawson and announcer Jay Stewart. 

NOTE: At the beginning of this broadcast the announcer states this short lived standard opening used to indicate an NBC COLOR TV transmission.  
"This program is brought to you in COMPATIBLE COLOR  on NBC."
Shortly after, the word "COMPATIBLE" was changed to "LIVING."

Only one episode is known to exist from the 1974-1975 syndicated series which is archived at UCLA FILM & TV ARCHIVE. These Richard Dawson shows were broadcast initially from September 9, 1974, to September 1975. During 1976 syndicated re-runs were telecast. 

Even the original 1952-1960 programs are mostly "lost." 
The library of Congress has only one episode. 
UCLA Film & Radio Archive has only two episodes.
Paley Center for Media has five episodes.

In this episode, the masquerader is Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford.

Eddie Bracken is the host.                                                                                                                                             
#13167: KATE SMITH HOUR, THE
1957-04-28, ABC, 8 min.
Ed Wynn, Kate Smith, Boris Karloff, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy

Kate Smith Stars in a live one-hour, one-time only Variety Show, celebrating her 25th anniversary as an entertainer.

Among her guests are Boris Karloff, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, and Ed Wynn.                                                             
#13168: MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEW, THE
1957-04-28, ABC, 22 min.
Mike Wallace, Gloria Swanson

April 28th, 1957-September 14th, 1958-ABC

A half-hour interview series with host Mike Wallace.
On this debut show, Mike interviews actress Gloria Swanson.

Series Premiere.                                     
#13169: MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
1957-05-01, , 10 min.
Gene Fullmer, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Steve Ellis

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FIGHTS brought to you by PABTS BLUE RIBBON BEER presents Middleweight boxing champion Gene Fullmer who defends his crown against Sugar Ray Robinson. Robinson knocks out Fullmer in round 5. The commentator is Steve Ellis 
After the fight, there's a short interview with Robinson and Joe Louis.
                         
#13170: RADIO NEWS
1957-05-02, , 2 min.
Joseph McCarthy, Dwight Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles, David Beck

Highlights: Senator Joseph McCarthy dies of liver ailment, David Beck is indicted for income tax evasion, Secretary Dulles says the communist expansion in the Middle East will be restricted, Eisenhower calls the Egyptian ambassador home.           
#13171: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1957-05-04, WCBS, 7 min.
Jackie Gleason, Reggie Van 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.        

A Reggie Van Gleason skit in which he appears on the television show "This Was Your Life."                                                          
#13172: PERRY COMO SHOW, THE
1957-05-04, NBC, 1 min.
Perry Como

September 12, 1955-June 12, 1963. In the fall of 1955 Perry Como returned to NBC where he hosted a weekly hour show. From 1955 to 1959 it was seen Saturday evenings and was titled "The Perry Como Show." From 1959 to 1963 it was seen Wednesday evenings and was titled "The Kraft Music Hall." Regulars included Frank Gallop and the Ray Charles Singers. After his final weekly June 12, 1963 broadcast Perry Como appeared in scores of specials, beginning October 3, 1963, airing on NBC, CBS & ABC, and concluding on December 6, 1986. 

The closing moments of the Perry Como Show.                                                    
#13173: CAESAR'S HOUR, STARRING SID CAESAR
1957-05-04, WNBC, 3 min.
Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner

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.

The Show opening with Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner. 

                                                                                                        
#13174: YOUR HIT PARADE
1957-05-04, NBC, 9 min.
Dorothy Collins, Gisele McKenzie, Snooky Lanson

October 7th, 1950-June 7th, 1958 (NBC)
October 10th, 1958-April 24th, 1959 (CBS) 
August 2nd, 1974-August 30th, 1974- (CBS)

A musical show where the top songs of the week were performed by the series regulars. Among the show's regulars included Dorothy Collins, Russell Arms, Snooky Lanson, Eileen Wilson, Sue Bennett, and June Valli. Gisele McKenzie joined the group in 1953, replacing June Valli. During the show's final season on NBC in 1957, four new regulars were brought in; Tommy Leonetti, Jill Corey, Virginia Gibson and Alan Copeland who sang with the musical group The Modernaires on bandleader Bob Crosby's daytime show, "Bob Crosby and The Bobcats" on CBS. In 1958 when the show went over to CBS, Dorothy Collins was brought back and co-starred with Johnny Desmond for one season, but the show failed to regain the popularity it once had on NBC. The show left the air in April 1959. The 1974 CBS revival also failed to gain popularity.

Dorothy Collins sings the top tune of the week, "Round and Round."                                                                                       
#13175: ED SULLIVAN SHOW (TOAST OF THE TOWN)
1957-05-05, CBS, 18 min.
Gene Fullmer, Ed Sullivan, Johnnie Ray, Walter Pidgeon, Sugar Ray Robinson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Robert Strom

           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.   

Sammy Davis Jr does an impression of Ed Sullivan, Walter Pidgeon enacts a scene from his current Broadway play and 10-year-old Robert Strom who recently won $192,000 on the $64,000 Question quiz show. 

                                                
#13176: BOB HOPE SHOW, THE
1957-05-05, NBC, 14 min.
George Jessel, Bob Hope, Cary Middlecoff

October 12th, 1953-May 22nd, 1956

A variety show presented monthly on NBC.

Bob's guests are pro golfer Dr. Cary Middlecoff and comedian George Jessel. 

                                   
#13177: MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEW, THE
1957-05-05, ABC, 26 min.
Mike Wallace, Eldon Edwards

April 28th, 1957-September 14th, 1958-ABC

A half-hour interview series with host Mike Wallace.

The Guest is Eldon Edwards, the "Imperial Wizard" of the Klu Klux Klan.

                                                
#13178: ARTHUR MURRAY PARTY, THE
1957-05-07, NBC, 4 min.
Guy Mitchell, Arthur Murray, Kathryn Murray, Alan Freed

July 20th, 1950-September 7th, 1950 (ABC)
October 15th, 1950-March 11th, 1951 (Dumont Network)
April 2nd, 1951-June 25th, 1951 (ABC)
September 19th-May 11th, 1952 (ABC)
July 11th 1952-August 29th, 1952 (CBS)
October 12th, 1952-April 26th, 1953 (Dumont Network)
June 28th, 1953-October 4th, 1953 (CBS0
October 12th, 1953-April 12th, 1954 (NBC)
June 15th, 1954-September 14th, 1954 9NBC)
June 28th, 1955-September 13th, 1955 (NBC)
April 5th, 1956-September 27th, 1956 (CBS)
April 9th, 1957-September 16th, 1957 (NBC)
September 29th, 1958-September 6th, 1960 (NBC)

The Arthur Murray Party was one of a handful of shows broadcast on all four major commercial television networks during the 1950s. Ballroom dancing was the theme of the show each week. Mostly a summer replacement series, it featured guests who performed comedy sketches and songs. Each show featured ballroom dancing contests. Arthur Murray's wife, Kathryn Murray was the show's host.   

In this episode, the guests are Rock and Roll DJ Alan Freed and singer Guy Mitchell who sings "Rock-A-Billy-Rock."                                            
#5919: A DRUM IS A WOMAN
1957-05-08, WCBS, 54 min.
Joya Sherrill, Margaret Tynes, Ozzie Bailey, The Carmen de Lavallade Chorus

Presented on "US STEEL HOUR." Traces the history of Jazz from its African origins through the Caribbean, to New Orleans and New York. Occasional "hiss" on the track.
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1957-05-08, WCBS, 54 min.
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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.
#13179: DRAGNET
1957-05-10, NBC, 11 min.
Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, George Fennerman

December 16th, 1951- September 6th, 1959 (NBC)
January 12th, 1967-September 10th, 1970  (NBC)

One of the most famous crime shows in television history. It Starred Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday with Ben Alexander as Friday's sidekick and George Fennerman who replaced Hal Gibney the announcer. In 1967, the show was revived with Webb once again playing the role of Joe Friday and Harry Morgan portraying Friday's partner, Bill Gannon. The revival was titled Dragnet '67. 

The open and first 11 minutes are heard. Sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes.                                                  
#5941: MR. BROADWAY
1957-05-11, WNBC, 78 min.
Garry Moore, Mickey Rooney, James Dunn, Roberta Sherwood, Eddie Foy Jr., Dick Button, June Havoc, Arney Freeman, Patricia Mariano, Bobby Mariano, Henry Lascoe, Gloria DeHaven, Robert Ellenstein

Mickey Rooney stars in this musical biography of George
M. Cohan which utilizes Cohan's songs to present a portrait of the actor/producer/manager/song writer/playwright/song-and-dance man from his early days in vaudeville to the last decade of his life when the once-great figure of the Broadway theater lost his touch as a creator of popular musicals but had great success as an actor. Some of the songs included in this production had never been heard before because Cohan had never gotten around to writing the music. 
SONGS include:"Yankee Doodle Boy," "Mary's a Grand Old Name," "Harrigan," "Give My Regards to Broadway," "You're a Grand Old Flag." 
This lost musical was produced & directed by famed Motion Picture Director (to become), Sidney Lumet.
                          
#9495: PRODUCER'S SHOWCASE: "MR. BROADWAY"
1957-05-11, WNBC, 74 min.
Garry Moore, Mickey Rooney, James Dunn, Roberta Sherwood, Dick Button, June Havoc, Patricia Mariano, Bobby Mariano, Henry Lascoe, Robert Ellenstein, Gloria De Haven, Eddie Foy, Jr., Amy Freeman

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

Mickey Rooney plays song and dance man, George M. Cohan one of the great figures of Broadway. He was for years successful in every aspect of the theater - actor, producer, manager, playwright, song writer, and song and dance man. The focus of this musical biography reflects Cohan's last decade or two of his life when he lost his touch as a creator of popular musicals.

The play emphasizes Cohan's days as a vaudevillian with the Four Cohans (George, his father, mother and sister Josie) and the musical comedies he wrote and starred in. 

Garry Moore narrates.

Songs include:
 "Give My Regards To Broadway," "Harrigan," "Shoes That Hurt," "The Lively Bootblack," "They're All My Friends," "I'm Going to Telegraph My Baby," "I'm Awfully Strong for You," "Why Did Nellie Leave Her Home?" "Grand Old Flag," "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "Mary Is a Grand Old Name," "So Long Mary," "The ABC Song," "Life Is Like a Musical Comedy," "Over There," "An Old Guy Like Me," "You Remind Me of My Mother," "Indians and Trees," and finale by entire cast: "Give My Regards To Broadway."

Directed by Sidney Lumet who recently directed his first motion picture, " Twelve Angry Men."

Considered a "LOST" broadcast by The Paley Center For Media.


                                       
#13180: ROCK AND ROLL REVUE STARRING ALAN FREED, THE
1957-05-11, ABC, 11 min.
Andy Williams, Edie Adams, Edith Adams, Alan Freed, Lillian Briggs, Sam The Man Taylor, Charlie Gracie, Alan Freed Orchestra, Jimmy Bown and the Rhythm Orchids

Alan Freed's guests are Edith Adams, Andy Williams, and Lillian Briggs. 

This SPECIAL ABC TV broadcast is the second of his two half-hour Rock'N' Roll Reviews. Freed conducts the orchestra.

All Excerpts of songs performed:
-Jimmy Bowen and the Rhythum Orchids: "Be Bop I Love You, Baby."
-Lillian Briggs: "I Want You To Be My Baby."
-Edith Adams: "He Don't Want To Be Kissed."
-Charlie Gracie: "Fabulous."
-Edith Adams sings a medley of the best  of Rock 'N' Roll with the Alan Freed Orchestra, including, 
"I'm Hoping That You Come Back To Me,"
"I'm All Shook Up,"
"Party Doll."

NOTE: This television audio air check from ATA was donated to The Library of Congress, who requested having a copy, on December 29, 2009. 

Host: Alan Freed                                                                
#13181: PERRY COMO SHOW, THE
1957-05-11, NBC, 8 min.
Liberace, Perry Como

September 12, 1955-June 12, 1963. In the fall of 1955 Perry Como returned to NBC where he hosted a weekly hour show. From 1955 to 1959 it was seen Saturday evenings and was titled "The Perry Como Show." From 1959 to 1963 it was seen Wednesday evenings and was titled "The Kraft Music Hall." Regulars included Frank Gallop and the Ray Charles Singers. After his final weekly June 12, 1963 broadcast Perry Como appeared in scores of specials, beginning October 3, 1963, airing on NBC, CBS & ABC, and concluding on December 6, 1986. 

Liberace is the guest.   

NOTE:
An early example of the new 8 second NBC OPENING COLOR announcement:
" The following program is  brought to you in LIVING  color on  NBC."
 Formerly, the opening announcement stated the word COMPATIBLE color...                                                                       
#13182: WHAT'S MY LINE?
1957-05-11, WCBS, 6 min.
John Daly, Dorothy Kilgallen, Greer Garson, Walter Brennan, Bennett Cerf, Adolph Menjou

February 2nd, 1950-September 3rd, 1967 (CBS)
1968-1975- Syndicated

Television's longest-running primetime game show. The panelists would try and guess the occupation of the contestant. Cards would be flipped worth $5.00 each. If the panel could not guess the contestant's line of walk after $50.00 was reached, the contestant would be declared the winner. The final contestant would always be a mystery guest who was known to the public, with the panel wearing blindfolds. Some of the panelists over the years included Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, Steve Allen, and Fred Allen. John Daly was the show's host for its entire seventeen-year network run. The show's final episode aired on Sunday, September 3rd, 1967 with host John Daly appearing as the mystery guest. The show returned in syndication with the same format in 1968 with Wally Bruner as the host. He was replaced by Larry Blyden in 1972. Blyden remained the host until 1975 when the show ceased production. Blyden died in 1975 after suffering injuries from a car accident.

Adolph Menjou and Greer Garson join Dorothy Kilgallen and Bennett Cerf as guest panelists. The mystery guest is Walter Brennan. 

Host: John Daly. 

                                                                                                   
#13183: DINAH SHORE SHOW, THE
1957-05-17, NBC, 8 min.
Art Carney, Dinah Shore, Boris Karloff

November 27th, 1951-July 18th, 1957 (NBC)
October 20th, 1957- June 25th, 1962 (NBC)

From 1951 until 1957 Dinah Shore hosted a fifteen musical show which was seen only once or twice a week before the NBC evening news. During the 1956-1957 TV Season, in addition to her 15-minute show, Dinah starred in a number of specials that were sponsored by Chevrolet broadcast on Sunday evenings.
The second series of television Specials was telecast as a one-hour variety show on Sunday Evenings, from 1957-1962. They were mostly produced and aired three times a week. Guests stars would broadcast the fourth week.  

Dinah's guests are Art Carney and Boris Karloff.                                                  
#13184: PERRY COMO SHOW, THE
1957-05-18, NBC, 3 min.
Joey Bishop, Perry Como

September 12, 1955-June 12, 1963. In the fall of 1955 Perry Como returned to NBC where he hosted a weekly hour show. From 1955 to 1959 it was seen Saturday evenings and was titled "The Perry Como Show." From 1959 to 1963 it was seen Wednesday evenings and was titled "The Kraft Music Hall." Regulars included Frank Gallop and the Ray Charles Singers. After his final weekly June 12, 1963 broadcast Perry Como appeared in scores of specials, beginning October 3, 1963, airing on NBC, CBS & ABC, and concluding on December 6, 1986. 

Perry's guest is comedian Joey Bishop.                                                                
#13185: CAESAR'S HOUR
1957-05-18, NBC, 06 min.
Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris, Janet Blair, Pat Carroll

September 27th, 1954-May 25th, 1957. 

Sixty-minute variety/comedy hour starring Sid Caesar. It followed "Your Show Of Shows" which left the air in 1954. 


Sid Caesar is joined by Carl Reiner. This was the next-to-last show of the series. 

Skit: "Break Your Brains" with Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Janet Blair, Howard Morris, and Pat Carroll.                                        
#13189: ED SULLIVAN SHOW (TOAST OF THE TOWN)
1957-05-19, CBS, 5 min.
Ed Sullivan, Lou Holtz, Clyde Beatty

           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.   

Host Ed Sullivan is joined by guests Lou Holtz and actor Clyde Beatty.                        
#13190: MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEW, THE
1957-05-19, ABC, 25 min.
Mike Wallace, Mickey Cohen, William H. Parker, Oliver Treyz

April 28th, 1957-September 14th, 1958 (ABC)

A half-hour interview series with host Mike Wallace.

Mike Wallace interviews gangster Mickey Cohen. Cohen discusses the rackets and calls the Los Angeles police chief William H. Parker "a sadistic degenerate."   

NOTE: The vast majority of the 72 episodes of ABC’s The Mike Wallace Interview are collected (and have been digitized) at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas. Several of those episodes exist solely on audio. However, one of the most controversial episodes–in which Wallace interviewed Mickey Cohen–is not part of the Ransom collection. Nor can it be found at any of the other big four television archives.

It can, however, be found at Archival Television Audio, Inc. ATA has the complete Mickey Cohen episode (originally broadcast May 19th, 1957). It also has the retraction read by ABC’s Oliver Treyz the following week, October 26, 1957; Ransom has this episode (with Senator Wayne Morse) but the retraction by Treyz is not included nor is a brief retraction by Wallace himself. 
                                                                                 
#13191: THIS IS YOUR LIFE STARRING RALPH EDWARDS
1957-05-22, WNBC, 25 min.
Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Lee DeForest, Eugenia Ferrar, Marie Mosquini, Allen B. DuMont

October 1, 1952-September 10, 1961 (NBC TV).
1970 & 1983 (SYNDICATED).
NBC 30th Anniversary Show televised February 26, 1981, co- hosted by Ralph Edwards and David Frost.

THIS IS YOUR LIFE was hosted by Ralph Edwards. It was a sentimental human interest show which he began on radio in 1948. Each week a special guest was lured to the studio by a ruse and then surprised as Edward's announced, "This is your Life!" Long lost friends and relatives materialized during the ensuing half hour to relive long-forgotten incidents going back to early childhood. The programs were broadcast LIVE and reverted to Video Tape at the start of the 1959-1960 season, at which time most of the telecasts were pre-recorded. 
Bob Warren announcer.
 The surprised guest received a 16mm film of the program and a Bell & Howell projector. 


The guest is Dr. Lee DeForest (1873-1961), the inventor and  self-described "Father of Radio," and a pioneer in the development of sound-on-film recording used for motion pictures.  Included guests whom surprise Dr. DeForest are his wife, Marie, Eugenia, Allen B. DuMont, and Eugenia Ferrar who was the first person in history to sing over a wireless radio broadcast in 1907. 

  Dr. Lee De Forest highlights of the program include: an introduction by Allen B. DuMont, who talks about the inspiring life of De Forest; a review of the inventor's life; visits from his sister Mary and a childhood friend, who reminisce about De Forest's formative years; De Forest recalls working his way through Yale, an experiment that got him into trouble at the university, and his first achievement in radio transmission; a visit from the friend who helped him to experiment with the wireless, a visit from friends who recall the risks De Forest took in Cuba while attempting to set up the wireless for the Navy and the invention of the three element radio tube; and a visit from his wife Marie, and three daughters. 
One Comet Cleanser commercial is included.

Ralph Edwards is the host. Announcer is Bob Warren. 
                                                                                                        
#13192: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1957-05-25, WCBS, 5 min.
Jackie Gleason, Jack E. Leonard

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 Honyemooners 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.  

Jack E. Leonard is the guest.  There is a JOE THE BARTENDER segment with Jackie Gleason behind the bar.

                                                              
#13193: MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEW, THE
1957-05-26, ABC, 19 min.
Mike Wallace, Mickey Cohen, Wayne Morse, William H. Parker, Oliver Treyz

April 28th, 1957-September 14th, 1958-ABC

A half-hour interview series with host Mike Wallace.

Host Mike Wallace issues an apology and retracts the statements made by Mickey Cohen, the week before, that adversely reflected the character of Los Angeles police chief William H.Parker and others.

Vice President of ABC TV Oliver Treys appears and retracts all statements Mickey Cohen made adversely reflecting the character of the Los Angeles  Police Chief William H. Parker,  and others.

Wallace interviews Wayne Morse, Democratic Senator from Oregon.

                                                                                         
#13194: MIKE WALLACE AND THE NEWS
1957-05-28, WNTA, 2 min.
Konrad Adenauer, Mike Wallace, Dwight Eisenhower


Highlights: President Eisenhower and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer wind up their meeting, American scientists plan to launch the first artificial satellite next Spring, The Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball clubs are given permission to move to the West Coast, New York City Mayor Robert Wagner says he will try to convince them to stay. 

The newscaster is Mike Wallace.                         
#13195: JACK BENNY PROGRAM, THE
1957-06-02, CBS, 2 min.
Jack Benny

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.   

The Jack Benny signature "Your Money Or Your Life" skit is performed.                                                                                                
#13196: TWENTY-ONE
1957-06-02, NBC, 8 min.
Jack Barry, Henry Bloomgarden, James Snodgrass

September 12th,1956-October, 16th 1958 

This quiz show was NBC's answer to the popular CBS quiz the $64,000 question and was hosted by series co-creator Jack Barry. Contestant Charles Van Doren proved to be the most popular of all the show's contestants although Elfreda Von Nardroff went home with the most money after twenty-one appearances. The two contestants were placed in isolation booths where they were asked a series of questions. Van Doren would often make facial expressions in his booth when asked a question he was struggling with. It was discovered later that Van Doren had been given some of the answers. Another contestant, Herbert Stempel blew the whistle on the show accusing the program of giving some of the answers to the contestants. In October 1958 the show was removed from the air as the quiz show scandal was becoming more widely-known.

The guest contestants are Henry Bloomgarden and James Snodgrass. 

Jack Barry is the host.
                                                                                         
#13197: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1957-06-02, CBS, 4 min.
Ron Cochran, Robert F. Wagner

Highlights: Scientists find that heavy cigarette smokers have a higher death rate than non-smokers, investigators find a high relationship between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, doctors renounce H-tests because of fallout, City Hall meeting with New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner on the question of Dodgers move to the West Coast.                       
#13198: I'VE GOT A SECRET
1957-06-05, CBS, 2 min.
Garry Moore, Eddie Cantor, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Faye Emerson

June 19th, 1952- April 3rd, 1967 (CBS)
Syndicated- 1972
June 15th, 1976-July 6th, 1976 (CBS)

Popular prime time game show in which four panelists try to guess the secret of the contestant.
Garry Moore hosted the show from 1952-1964 and was replaced by Steve Allen. Allen also hosted the 1972 syndicated version. Bill Cullen hosted the 1976 CBS version which had a brief run of less than one month.

Among the panelists are Faye Emerson, Henry Morgan, and Bill Cullen. The guest is Eddie Cantor.

Host: Garry Moore.                                                             
#13199: PERRY COMO SHOW, THE
1957-06-05, NBC, 14 min.
Ed Wynn, Perry Como, Ethel Merman

September 12, 1955-June 12, 1963. In the fall of 1955 Perry Como returned to NBC where he hosted a weekly hour show. From 1955 to 1959 it was seen Saturday evenings and was titled "The Perry Como Show." From 1959 to 1963 it was seen Wednesday evenings and was titled "The Kraft Music Hall." Regulars included Frank Gallop and the Ray Charles Singers. After his final weekly June 12, 1963 broadcast Perry Como appeared in scores of specials, beginning October 3, 1963, airing on NBC, CBS & ABC, and concluding on December 6, 1986. 

Guests are Ethel Merman and Ed Wynn. Perry Como and Ethel Merman sing Irving Berlin melodies.                                                                                      
#13201: MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEW, THE
1957-06-30, ABC, 25 min.
Mike Wallace, Chuck Kelly

April 28th, 1957-September 14th, 1958-ABC

A half-hour interview series with host Mike Wallace.

Mike Wallace interviews "Commando" Chuck Kelly, a World War 11 hero. He discusses his misfortunes in civilian life, his business failures, Pollyanna attitudes, wartime experiences, his feelings about killing Germans, the Red Cross, the American Legion, and WACS.                                                                
#13200: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1957-06-30, NBC, 22 min.
Steve Allen, George Jessel, Bob Hope, Jimmy Walker

Commercials included in this TV Audio Air Check are, Jergens Woodbury beauty bar, Crosley and Bandix Home Appliances, Crosley radio and Television, and Viceroy Cigarettes.
June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961. The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable, was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez. Steve's guests are Bob Hope, George Jessel, and former New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker (on film). A tribute is given to Walker.
#13202: ED SULLIVAN SHOW (TOAST OF THE TOWN)
1957-07-07, CBS, 12 min.
Jack Paar, Louis Armstrong, Gary Cooper, Ed Sullivan, Theresa Brewer

           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 Jack Paar, Theresa Brewer, Gary Cooper, and Louis Armstrong. 

NOTE: Jack Paar is introduced by Ed Sullivan who mentions that young comic Paar now has his own TV show. 
This was to be the sixth and final appearance by Jack Paar on The Ed Sullivan. Previous appearances:
May 20, 1956, June 24, 1956, Oct. 21, 1956, Dec. 16, 1956, 
April 28, 1957.                                   
#13203: MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEW, THE
1957-07-07, ABC, 25 min.
Steve Allen, Mike Wallace

April 28th, 1957-September 14th, 1958-ABC

A half-hour interview series with host Mike Wallace.

Mike Wallace interviews Steve Allen. Topics include his feud with Ed Sullivan, ratings, and programming. He comments on American journalist Westbrook Pegler, and Eddie Cantor. 
                                                               
#13204: CBS NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE, THE
1957-07-07, CBS, 29 min.
Walter Cronkite, Harry S. Truman, Eric Sevareid, John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower

Highlights: Holiday crowds visit the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, Truman claims the presidency is a "tough and terrible" job, Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, opposes the Eisenhower foreign policy. Eric Sevareid interviews former President Truman.                        
#13206: MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEW, THE
1957-07-14, ABC, 12 min.
Mike Wallace, Diana Barrymore

April 28th, 1957-September 14th, 1958-ABC

A half-hour interview series with host Mike Wallace.

Mike Wallace interviews actress Diana Barrymore.                                                
#13207: MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEW, THE
1957-07-28, ABC, 26 min.
Mike Wallace, James Eastland

April 28th, 1957-September 14th, 1958-ABC

A half-hour interview series with host Mike Wallace.

Mike Wallace interviews Senator James Eastland of Mississippi.
Eastland, a violent segregationist talks about civil rights.                                                          
#13208: MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEW, THE
1957-07-28, ABC, 11 min.
Mike Wallace, Frank Lloyd Wright

April 28th, 1957-September 14th, 1958-ABC

A half-hour interview series with host Mike Wallace.

Mike Wallace interviews architect and writer Frank Lloyd Wright. 

                                                                       
#13209: CBS NEWS WITH DOUGLAS EDWARDS, THE
1957-09-05, CBS, 9 min.
Fidel Castro, Douglas Edwards, Dwight Eisenhower, Fulgencio Batista, Orval Faubus

Highlights: Racial crisis brewing in Little Rock, Arkansas Central High School, President Eisenhower to confront Gov. Orval Faubus of Arkansas, the National Guard surrounding Faubus's executive mansion to prevent arrest by US officials called a hoax by Little Rock Mayor, integration problems in other Southern areas, Middle East crisis worsening, open revolt against Cuban dictator Batista in Cuba directed by future leader Fidel Castro, skirmishes in various areas, but the government claims victory, Jimmy Hoffa and David Beck deny union corruption                        
#13210: MISS AMERICA PAGEANT, 31ST ANNUAL, THE
1957-09-07, CBS, 17 min.
Bert Parks, Douglas Edwards, Marilyn Van Derbur, Bess Myerson

The 31st Annual Miss America Pageant is telecast live from the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hotel. Miss Colorado, Marilyn Van Derbur
wins the Miss America crown for 1958. The complete opening is heard.

Bert Parks, Douglas Edwards, and Bess Myerson are the hosts.                          
#13211: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1957-09-10, CBS, 6 min.
Nelson Rockefeller, Ron Cochran, John Kasper, Fred Shuttlesworth, Brooklyn Dodgers

Highlights: The government will legally try to remove National Guardsmen from blocking integration in Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, a new school is dynamited in Nashville, Tennessee, Klu Klux Klan member John Kasper is arrested, racial violence in other areas, minister Fred Shuttlesworth is beaten while leading an integration rally in Birmingham, Alabama, Govenor Nelson Rockefeller will try to keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn,                                                                
#13212: ED SULLIVAN SHOW (TOAST OF THE TOWN)
1957-09-15, CBS, 14 min.
Ed Sullivan, Joe E. Lewis

           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.   

Ed Sullivan's guest is comedian Joe E. Lewis.                         
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