WHEN TELEVISION WAS YOUNG {FIRST HALF ONLY} (TV)

Summary

Part one of this two-hour retrospective of the social history of television programming, circa 1948-1961. Host Charles Kuralt describes and illustrates the kinescope process. Excerpts include coverage of the following topics and people: Burns and Allen; news programs with Edward P. Morgan and Douglas Edwards; newsreels and propaganda; Art Carney and Jackie Gleason; children's programs, including "Captain Video"; the growth of television; performers Milton Berle, Ernie Kovacs, Red Skelton, Alan Young, Dick Van Dyke and Lucille Ball; reporter Edward R. Murrow; the Korean War; blacklisting; Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy; Mary Martin and Noel Coward; and the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings. See T83:0222 for full program. Includes commercials.

Cataloging of this program was made possible by the CBS Foundation, 1998.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: April 28, 1977 Thursday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:02:22
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T83:0221
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Army-McCarthy Controversy, 1954
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1977
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Perry Wolff … Executive Producer, Writer
    • Max Wilk … Producer
    • Judith Hole … Co-Producer
    • John Dullaghan … Associate Producer
    • Charles Kuralt … Reporter
    • Gracie Allen
    • Lucille Ball
    • Milton Berle
    • George Burns
    • Art Carney
    • Noel Coward
    • Douglas Edwards
    • Jackie Gleason
    • Ernie Kovacs
    • Don Larsen
    • Douglas MacArthur
    • Mary Martin
    • Joseph R. McCarthy
    • Morgan, Edward P
    • Edward R. Murrow
    • Red Skelton
    • Dick Van Dyke
    • Alan Young