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  • LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN {MARTIN LAWRENCE, PHIL COLLINS} (TV): October 29, 1993

    One in this series of late-night talk shows hosted by David Letterman. This program features actor/comedian Martin Lawrence and pop singer/musician Phil Collins. Following his monologue, Letterman invites the viewers into his "living room," where he greets...

  • LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN {DEBRA WINGER, SOUL ASYLUM, REGIS PHILBIN} (TV): September 03, 1993

    One in this series of late-night talk shows hosted by David Letterman. This program features actress Debra Winger and alternative-rock group Soul Asylum. After his opening monologue, Letterman presents a remote segment in which he drives around in a rental...

  • LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN {ROSIE O'DONNELL, LOU REED, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS} (TV) : January 05, 1994

    One in this series of late-night talk shows hosted by David Letterman. This program features rotund comedienne Rosie O'Donnell, rock legend Lou Reed, and actor Neil Patrick Harris. In his opening monologue, Letterman discusses the snowstorms along the East...

  • TWENTIETH CENTURY, THE: THE MYSTERIOUS DEEP {PART 2}: INNER SPACE (TV): April 03, 1960

    One in this documentary series hosted by Walter Cronkite, which examines outstanding events and personalities of the twentieth century....

  • HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: RESTING PLACE (TV): April 27, 1986

    One in this series of dramatic specials presented by Hallmark. In this movie, the mysterious death of an army officer leads to a conspiracy investigation. The program begins in Georgia, in 1972, as Major Kendall Laird, newly appointed as a survivor assista...

  • CORWIN (TV) : June 14, 1996

    This documentary examines the accomplishments of Norman Corwin, a radio pioneer and critically acclaimed writer. During the program, the following people relate facts and anecdotes about Corwin: playwright Robert E. Lee; former CBS News anchor Charles Kura...

  • CBS SUMMER PLAYHOUSE: PUPPETMAN (TV): July 03, 1987

    An anthology series showcasing unsold pilots for television shows. This episode features the pilot to ?Puppetman,? a Jim Henson series about the production of a local puppet-based children?s television show-within-a-show, ?Dragon Time,? in Mad...

  • CBS RADIO WORKSHOP: AIR RAID (RADIO) : March 10, 1957

    One in this series of dramas. This program is a recreation of William N. Robson's 10/27/38 production of this verse play written expressly for radio performance. At the opening, an announcer notes MacLeish's prophesy concerning the bombing of innocent ci...

  • CBS RADIO WORKSHOP: THE EXURBANITES (RADIO) : March 30, 1956

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  • CBS STORYBREAK: WITCH-CAT (TV) : September 21, 1985

    One in a series of animated adaptations of childrenŐs books hosted by Bob Keeshan, better known as "Captain Kangaroo." In this presentation, a cat named Rosetta is sent to Earth to help a young girl named Gwendolyn, the first witch born in this century, r...

  • CBS STORYBREAK: HANK THE COWDOG (TV) : May 04, 1985

    One in this series of animated adaptations of children's books hosted by Bob Keeshan, better known as "Captain Kangaroo." In this presentation, a cowdog named Hank learns that sometimes a dog can get blamed for things that are not his fault no matter how h...

  • CBS STORYBREAK: CHOCOLATE FEVER (TV) : November 02, 1985

    One in a series of animated adaptations of children's books hosted by Bob Keeshan, better known as "Captain Kangaroo." This program is about a boy named Henry, who lives to eat chocolate. In fact, he puts chocolate on everything he eats, including pancakes...

  • CBS STORYBREAK: JEFFREY'S GHOST (TV) : 1987

    One in a series of animated adaptations of children's books, hosted by Bob Keeshan, better known as "Captain Kangaroo." This presentation concerns a boy named Jeffrey, who is hopeless at playing baseball. In fact, he is so awful that at tryouts he can only...

  • CBS STORYBREAK: THE PIG PLANTAGENET (TV): September 28, 1985

    One in a series of animated adaptations of children's books hosted by Bob Keeshan, better known as "Captain Kangaroo." This story is about a courageous pig named Plantagenet, who strives for peace and understanding between the creatures of the forest and t...

  • CBS NEWS NIGHTWATCH {PREMIERE} (TV): October 05, 1982

    The premiere in this series of overnight news programs including interviews, business reports, sports, and weather. Highlights of this portion include the following: a report on the chemical sabotage of Tylenol pain relief capsules and the resultant deaths...

  • CBS REPORTS: THE RATING GAME (TV) : July 12, 1965

    One in this series of irregularly scheduled in-depth reports. This program focuses on the impact and accuracy of television ratings. Includes interviews with Steve Allen; Mark Goodson; E. William Henry; John A. Schneider; Sylvester L. "Pat" Weaver, Jr.; Do...

  • CBS PLAYHOUSE 90: CATHOLICS (TV): November 29, 1973

    One in this series of irregularly scheduled dramas. This drama is set on a remote island in Western Ireland at "some distant time in the future" and explores the controversy created by a group of Catholic monks, who return to the traditional celebration of...

  • CBS PLAYHOUSE: THE SHADOW GAME (TV) : May 07, 1969

    One in this series of irregularly scheduled dramas. This drama takes place in an office during the East Coast blackout of 1965, when workers of a high-powered New York business office are stranded on the 50th floor when the power fails. A small party is be...

  • CBS PLAYHOUSE 90: THE MIGRANTS (TV): February 03, 1974

    One in this series of irregularly scheduled dramas. This drama is about the Barlows, an impoverished family of migrant farm workers. In this portion, Lyle Barlow thinks he may find a way out of migrant life and a way to more stable and profitable work with...

  • CBS PLAYHOUSE: DEAR FRIENDS (TV): December 06, 1967

    One in this series of irregularly scheduled dramas. This play is about a couple, Michael and Lois Graves, who decide to divorce after 15 years of marriage. Mike and Lois are invited to a dinner arranged by their friends, who are trying to reconcile the sep...