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1956-10-20, WNBC, min.
Tex McCrary , Omar Bradley , Laurence Olivier , Tallulah Bankhead , Jinx Falkenburg , William Faulkner , Frank Lloyd Wright


April 22, 1946- February 27, 1959. 

WEAF (WNBC, WRCA), New York weekdays at 8:30 A.M. until 1954; at 1:00pm,1954-1955; then at 6:30 and 10:35pm until July 31, 1958, moving briefly to WOR, broadcasting at 2:15pm.

 In addition to the Kollmars (Dorothy Kilgallen and husband Richard Kollmar) and  the Fitzgeralds (Pegeen and husband Ed Fitzgerald), another well-recognized New York couple, newlyweds Tex McCrary and Jinx Falkenburg, added their own bread-and-bacon banter to the local airwaves between 1946 and 1959. Their gabfest, initially Hi Jinx but later revised to Tex and Jinx, was beamed over WEAF which was subsequently re-lettered WNBC and later WRCA. In limited doses, the flagship outlet of the National Broadcasting Company transmitted Meet Tex and Jinx to the whole country during 1947 and 1948. 

Tex and Jinx devoted most of their airtime to lofty and noble concepts, visitors and sidebars. Tex and Jinx [on WEAF-WNBC-WRCA] were interviewing Bernard Baruch, Margaret Truman, or Ethel Waters…. McCrary built the show on the assumption that the early morning audience was not stupid, as programmers generally assumed; that people in general had fresher minds and were more open to serious topics at the beginning of the day.” 

Their joint radio venture began in April 1946 just 10 months following their nuptials (June 10, 1945). Launched as a breakfast feature, the series later shifted to afternoons and finally into the evening hours before departing the ether a dozen years afterward. They were branded by one journalist “Mr. Brains and Mrs. Beauty.” 

In early 1947 NBC put them on its television network as a portion of a Sunday evening quarter-hour dubbed Bristol-Myers Tele-Varieties. “The McCrarys were naturals for TV,” wrote a reviewer, “with their combination of friendly chatter, interviews, and features.” That summer the web awarded them an exclusive Sunday night half-hour format under the appellation At Home with Tex and Jinx. A decade later, in the 1957-58 season, the duo hosted a daytime NBC-TV showcase, The Tex and Jinx Show. 

When hepatitis sidetracked Falkenburg in 1958 from their broadcast commitments, McCrary carried on solo on their radio show for another couple of years. In the 1980s, however, the couple separated, remaining on genial terms. McCrary died in New York on July 29, 2003 and Falkenburg expired just 29 days later in the same city, on August 27, 2003. 

The scores of TEX AND JINX SHOWS archived by Archival Television Audio, Inc. were originally obtained as original 16" Electronic Discs from Barry Farber, producer of the show (1957-1959), in 1960 after he had begun his own career in front of the mike at WINS Radio. These discs  were subsequently transferred to 1/4" reel to reel tape, and then disposed. These broadcasts are rare and represent  the largest known collection of TEX AND JINX extant broadcasts in the world. 

Tex and Jinx receive comments from notables such as Tallulah Bankhead, William Faulkner, Frank Lloyd Wright, General Omar Bradley, and Sir Laurence Olivier. 
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. 

1962-02-18, WCBS, 26 min.
Walter Cronkite , Frank Lloyd Wright , Robert Richman , Henry Klumb , Olgivanna 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.

Frank Lloyd Wright was not only a real architect, but also an accomplished teacher and a noted iconoclast. These facets of the designer's identity, and the course of his career,  are surveyed on this half-hour broadcast, narrated by Walter Cronkite.

Wright, the architect, is represented highlighting some of his buildings: the Winslow House in River Forest, Illinois; the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo; the S.C. Johnson building in Racine, Wisconsin; the Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; the Guggenheim 
Museum in New York City.    

Wright, the teacher, is shown working with students and associates at Taliesin, his studio and residence in Wisconsin. 

Wright, the  iconoclast, is seen giving his thoughts on the Lincoln Memorial to Robert Richman of the National Culture Center. And we hear Frank Lloyd Wright's views on a man he holds in high esteem - himself. 

Mrs. Frank Lloyd Wright (Olgivanna Lloyd Wright) and one of her husband's former associates, Henry Klumb, recall some of Wright's ideas.   

NOTE: This television audio air check was recorded, direct line for pristine sound quality, at the time of its original broadcast by Phil Gries, owner of Archival Television Audio, Inc.                 
1963-10-27, NBC, 32 min.
Joe Garagiola , Yogi Berra , Ralph Houk , Frank Sinatra , John F. Kennedy , Richard Schickel , Frank Lloyd Wright , Theodore Roosevelt , Ray Scherer , Frank Blair , Aline Saarinen , Nancy Dickerson , William Zinsser , Frederick Ramsey , Yigael Yadin , Carmen Berra , Martin Bookspan , Benjamin Britten

October 27th, 1963-July 11th, 1965 (NBC)

Premiere of SUNDAY a magazine news broadcast of the air televised weekly on Sunday's from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. 

Frank Blair is host to this weekly news "magazine" covering recent happenings i politics, the arts and sp orts. Regulars include Ray Scherer, politics; Richard Schickel, books; William K. Zinsser, films; and Joe Garagiola, sports. Frequent contributors will be Frederic Ramsey Jr. and Martin Bookspan, music; Aline Saarinen, art and architecture; Edwin Newman, Robert Abernethy, and Nancy Dickerson, background news features. 

This premiere broadcast begins by host Frank Blair stating:
"This is Sunday, the day of the Sun. The day the light was made. Sunday, a time of rest between labors. A time to look around and take note, since Sunday a week ago. 
Good afternoon, I'm Frank Blair. You are waiting a new program, SUNDAY. Like the day still new. Still to be Defined, Sunday October 27th, 1963. And each of us keeps our own appointments with the day."

Richard Schickel reports on the book "The Art of Warfare in Biblical Lands" by  Yigael Yadin. We hear "Letters from the Public," covering such diverse topics as self censorship, Rockefeller Center, Great Living American Women including a comment from Pauline Fredrickson  who states her most difficult reporting assignment in her career (July 13, 1960). 

We hear the voice of President Theodore Roosevelt giving advice to young men on how to conduct their lives. Joe Garagiola interviews newly elected New York Yankee manager, Yogi Berra and his wife Carmen Berra at their home. Yogi states that he was called this past February by Ralph Houk to take over the managerial role for the spring of 1963. Yogi talks about his strategy for managing and looks back at his 17 year career as a baseball player. 

Further topics covered...The Statue of Liberty now 77 years old, and a Peace Corp promotional film narrated by President John F. Kennedy. Martin Bookspan reports on the Benjamin Britten orchestration of "War Requiem." A segment is heard. It is an anti-war document. The famous Frank Lloyd Wright  house in Bear Run, Pa. is reported on by Aline Saarinen. It is considered to be the most beautiful house in America.

The new film "Tom Jones" is reviewed by William Zissner. 
Excerpts from the film are played. Edwin Newman reports on people who made the news this week, seriously and frivolously, including reports on Frank Sinatra's recent request to give up his Las Vegas hotel holdings. 

NBC newsman Frank Blair hosted this Sunday afternoon newsmagazine. Regular contributors were Joe Garagiola on sports, Ray Scherer (politics), Richard Schickel (books), and William K. Zinsser (films). 

Series premiere October 27, 1963 on Video Tape. 
A rare "lost" broadcast not extant in any broadcast form or transcript.  

NOTE: A few commercials are included. Wrigley Doublemint chewing gum, and GE sort white bulbs.                                                             
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