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  • CBS ON THE AIR: A CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS {PART 1 OF 7} {SUNDAY} (TV)

    (March 26, 1978)

    Part one of seven in this week-long CBS "Celebration of 50 Years." In part one, Walter Cronkite and Mary Tyler Moore review notable radio programs and personalities, including the following: "Amos 'n' Andy," Kate Smith, Bing Crosby, Morton Downey, Franklin...

  • CBS TELEVISION WORKSHOP: CHRISTMAS SONG {SERIES FINALE} (TV)

    (December 25, 1960)

    The final episode of this series of weekly presentations showcasing new writers, directors, and actors. This episode presents an adaptation of the short story ?Christmas Song.? It begins around Christmastime in London as passengers board a flight boun...

  • CBS TELEVISION WORKSHOP, THE: RAINY DAY IN PARADISE JUNCTION (TV)

    (April 13, 1952)

    One in this dramatic anthology series. Audrey Hepburn makes her debut in a full-length television drama in this tale about cynicism and faith. Waiting out a storm, three strangers take refuge in a railroad cafe and share their dreams for the future, each t...

  • CBS TELEVISION WORKSHOP: A PATTERN OF WORDS AND MUSIC (TV)

    (November 20, 1960)

    One in this series of weekly presentations showcasing new writers, directors, and actors. Highlights of this program, which deviates from the play format, experiments with words and music to express the range of human emotions, include the following: Micha...

  • CBS TELEVISION WORKSHOP: THE BRICK AND THE ROSE {SERIES PREMIERE} (TV)

    (January 24, 1960)

    One in this series of weekly presentations showcasing new writers, directors, and actors. "The Brick and the Rose" follows the life of Tommy De Santos. Left fatherless at an early age, Tommy is exposed to harsh realities of lower class life in New York Cit...

  • CBS EVENING NEWS WITH DAN RATHER {SERIES PREMIERE} (TV)

    (March 09, 1981)

    The first in this series of nightly news broadcasts anchored by Dan Rather. This edition includes the following stories: proposed budget cuts by President Ronald Reagan, including reductions in Welfare programs and aid to veterans; reactions of a Senate ...

  • CBS TELEVISION WORKSHOP: A PATTERN OF WORDS AND MUSIC (TV)

    (March 04, 1961)

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  • REPERTOIRE WORKSHOP FROM NEW YORK: SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN: THEIR INFINITE VARIETY (TV)

    (1964)

    This televised special, honoring the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, features the members of the New York repertoire workshop performing scenes focusing on the Bard's most memorable female characters. The scenes performed include Miranda's monolo...

  • REPERTORY WORKSHOP (TV)

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  • GUYANA TRAGEDY: THE STORY OF JIM JONES {PART 1 OF 2} (TV)

    (April 15, 1980)

    Part one of this two-part docudrama about the Rev. Jim Jones, the religious cult figure responsible for the deaths of more than 900 of his followers on November 11, 1978, in Jonestown, Guyana, and for the murders of Rep. Leo Ryan and others at a nearby air...

  • AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE {ELMER BERNSTEIN} {PART 2 OF 2} (TV)

    (July 30, 1961)

    One in this educational public affairs series that traces the origins and development of the American musical theater and examines the careers and contributions of the creative artists who have made the musical a native American art form. In an informal wo...

  • MUPPETS CELEBRATE JIM HENSON, THE (TV)

    (November 21, 1990)

    This special, "a tribute to a man and his imagination," celebrates the life and career of Jim Henson -- best known for his creation of the Muppets -- following his death in 1990. The retrospective includes appearances by celebrity guests, a variety of clip...

  • GREAT SANTA CLAUS SWITCH, THE (TV)

    (December 20, 1970)

    This special, featuring Jim Henson?s Muppets, is about an evil magician?s attempt to switch places with Santa Claus. The program opens with Ed Sullivan reading a holiday story to some youngsters about Fred, the youngest member of Santa?s elves. In a ...

  • ENERGY: THE FACTS, THE FEARS, THE FUTURE (TV)

    (August 31, 1977)

    The first hour of this report on the energy crisis in the United States. President Jimmy Carter's energy plan is examined, energy experts and officials give their opinions on the proposals and alternatives. Speakers include Secretary of Energy James Schles...

  • PERSON TO PERSON {BURR TILLSTROM; DANNY THOMAS} (TV)

    (December 23, 1955)

    One in this series of live interview programs. In this edition, host Edward R. Murrow first visits with puppeteer Burr Tillstrom, who discusses the following topics, among others: what his life would be like without television; his plans for Christmas; w...

  • LIFE OF LEONARDO DA VINCI, THE: EPISODE ONE (TV)

    (August 13, 1972)

    The first of five programs dramatizing the life of Leonardo Da Vinci and based on his journals. Young Leonardo, the bastard son of a notary, is a Florentine boy isolated but for the stimulating company of his uncle, Francesco. Leonardo is apprenticed to th...

  • 1989 TONY AWARDS, THE (TV)

    (June 04, 1989)

    The forty-third annual presentation of the American Theatre Wing Tony (Antoinette Perry) awards for excellence in the Broadway theater, telecast live from the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York. Five-time host Angela Lansbury takes the stage and performs "E...

  • CAMERA THREE: AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS AT JOSEPH PAPP'S PUBLIC THEATER, PART 2 (TV)

    (February 01, 1976)

    Part two of two in this series of programs on the performing and visual arts. Hosted by Margaret Croyden, the second part of this two-part program focuses on new plays by John Guare and Neil Harris and includes a discussion with Joseph Papp about the goals...

  • WINKY DINK AND YOU {GORILLA PRANKS} (TV)

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    One in this series of animated children's programs. In this episode, Mr. Bungle plans to play a joke on Jack Barry. Mr. Bungle tells Winky how he'll fool Jack into thinking that a new serum will turn a person's face into that of a gorilla. In the meantime,...

  • WESTINGHOUSE DESILU PLAYHOUSE: THE DESILU REVUE (TV)

    (December 25, 1959)

    One in this anthology series, hosted by Desi Arnaz. In this special Christmas show, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball arrive at a Christmas party, where Hedda Hopper is researching a story on Lucy's "Desilu Workshop Theater," a showcase for the talents of young,...