From Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern, Benny Goodman, Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Van Cliburn and Roberta Peters salute Jack Benny...a virtuoso with a violin. Benny demonstrates his violin prowess with Stern.
January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This musical series ran semiregularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra.
World Today is a radio news program broadcast over the Mutual Broadcasting System and hosted by Tony Marvin.
The top news stories of 1962. Space: John Glenn orbits the earth three times, Scott Carpenter also orbits the Earth three times, the Russians orbit two spacemen Nikolayev and Popovich, the US's Walter Schirra orbits the earth six times, the Mariner 11 spacecraft passes near Venus. a comment by Dr. Willy Ley, the US to resume nuclear testing, the Soviets propose a nuclear test ban, "Der Spiegel affair" in West Germany, German politics, British politics, Eddie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton affair, comment by Fisher, he denies rumors of a breakup, comments by man-in-the-street, racial crisis in Oxford, Mississippi, Governor Barnett denies the registration of James Meredith, President Kennedy says he will send troops, two die in suceeding riots, a hospital error results in several baby deaths, doctors strike in Canada, thialiminide deformities in newborn babies, Adolf Eichmann, Robert Soblen, Fritz Kreisler, Charles Laughton, Thomas Mitchell, Marilyn Monroe, and Eleanor Roosevelt all died in 1962, comments by Isaac Stern on Kreisler, Marilyn Monroe talks about acting, Boxing deaths Benny (Kid) Paret dies from injuries he suffered in his fight against Emile Griffith in Madison Square Garden in New York City, Sonny Liston wins the heavyweight boxing crown defeating Floyd Patterson in a first round knockout, John Steinbeck wins the Nobel Prize, a comment on Hollywood films.
Host: Tony Marvin.
October 18th, 1959-1966,
A one hour syndicated taped color weekly broadcast, featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The series was awarded a Peabody. Superb music by a 71 piece orchestra in the sumptuous setting of a ballroom. Different guest conductors appear on a weekly basis and take the podium.
Walter Hendl Conductor.
Isaac Stern violin.
A memorial tribute to the late comedian Jack Benny, with anchor Tom Snyder, from Los Angeles. There are reminisces from Sheldon Leonard, Dennis Day, Mel Blanc, and musician John Green. From New York, Edwin Newman interviews Isaac Stern and Jack Paar.
A week of rerun "Jack Benny Programs" air at 11 PM on New York's WNEW Channel 5. These tribute shows pay homage to Mr. Benny who passed away on December 26, 1974. Pre-emps reruns of "The Best of Groucho."
Walter Cronkite is the anchorman for CBS's daylong bicentennial coverage "our most extensive of any single day since man landed on the moon in 1969," he says.
Broadcast from 7:30am to 11:00pm (15 & 1/2 hours)
including live remotes from more than 40 locales across the US, the program interweaves special features..."Anniversary Reflections" on life in America are offered by (among others) Hank Aaron, historian Daniel Boorstin, theologian Martin Marty, Margaret Mead, Isaac Stern, and Beverly Sills; "Anniversary Almanac" has Hughes Rudd and Sylvia Chase exchanging questions and answers and some trivia...on American history; Charles Kuralt's "On The Road" pieces for the "CBS Evening News" are repeated, with stops including Alabama, Arkansas.
Bicentennial observances covered on CBS TV include:
THE PRESIDENTIAL ITINERARY:
Shortly after 9am President Gerald Ford will participate in ceremonies at Valley Forge where five Conestoga wagon trains are encamped. Between 10and 11 A.M. President Ford will deliver a speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia and sometime after 1:30 P.M., review Operation Sail in New York.
From 8 to 9 A.M. there will be coverage of services throughout the Nation...included are live telecasts of interfaith ceremonies in New York City, Miami and Philadelphia, and taped coverage of a sunrise service at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
Operation Sail will be covered beginning at 11 A.M. when hundreds of U.S. and foreign vessels from the 33 foot sloop White Dolphin to the 1039 foot carrier USS Forrestal - will make their way up New York's Hudson River.
San Francisco Bay is the scene for the Silver Eagle Regatta, featuring some 1500 sailing craft. The event is covered intermittently thought out the day.
Atlanta's 16th annual "Salute to America" parade will have a Brazilian samba group, bagpipers, Irish dancers and Big Bird from "Sesame Street."
Philadelphia's parade is big on bancs-a total of 50, one from each state. There will also be a 110 -foot float depicting scenes from early American history.
A day filled with music from country to classical, including a New Orleans jazz concert saluting Louis Armstrong, who would have been 76 this day, and a country-music concert from Nashville's Opryland. In the evening, Morton Gould will conduct the American Symphony Orchestra in his "American ballads"; and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will sing patriotic songs from the mall in Washington, D.C.
Between 9 and 10 P.M. Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Esplanade Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture"; and the St. Louis Symphony will offer music by John Philip Sousa and Stephen Foster.
Between 7 and 8 P.M., Alistair Cooke will be the host for a BBC show featuring a fireworks exhibition over the Thames River. Live coverage also from New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Washington D.C.
At approximately 10 P.M., Viking 1 is scheduled to touch down on Mars and begin sending pictures back to Earth. Reports on the mission.
From St. Louis daylong series of music and dance programs, and air and water shows. Coverage will be interspersed throughout the day. Other celebrations covered intermittently will include the Festival of American Folklife in Washington D.C. ; and festivals in New York City and Miami.
There will also be an reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg scheduled between 2 and 3 P.M. Also, celebrations, Western style...a rodeo in Greeley Colorado.
NOTE: This entire broadcast will be transferred from the original 1/4" master reel to reel tapes (15 & 1/2 hours) to 12 CD discs or to 3 DVD (sound track only) discs allowing for greater continuous listening continuity.