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1940s American Television News Shows

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As many of you probably know, TV Network News was really just progression of radio news. In early 1940s, both NBC and CBS-both syndicated radio stations-begin network television programming. In late 1940s, ABC, developed from forcible split of two NBC radio stations, started its Television Network. So what makes network? Essentially, it is central organization produce this case, television programming, for distribution. Three Main Networks In USA Are ABC, NBC And CBS. In early days of TV quality and technology did not really allow for much. First Broadcasts Were Weekly, 10 Minute Programs, Like Camel Newsreel Theater On NBC, Which Began Airing In February 1948. For this show, off screen commentator, John Cameron Swayze, read news, while Newsreel on screen. By August 1948, CBS had taken that into new direction with its 15 minute, news program, CBS TV-News, hosted by Douglas Edwards. ABC followed suite in 1949 when it started production of Nightly News program. It was third place in ratings. Some of most notable early TV news anchors were Chet Huntley and David Brinkley of Huntley Brinkley Report on NBC, Douglas Edwards of CBS Television News, and John Daly of John Daly and News on ABC. These men were pioneer news-anchors. Douglas Edwards and CBS, for example, were first to report National political conventions. But they tend to be somewhat overshadowed by CBS-News greats: Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite. Murrow rose to fame with his famous reporting for CBS radio during World War II during London Blitzkrieg and later on program called Hear It Now in 1950. He began reporting on television for news series, It Now in 19. Show Was Half Hour Long And Began Airing In 1951. His most famous It Now broadcast was expose of Senator Joseph McCarthy and Red Scare. In 1953, Murrow became host of yet CBS program, Person to Person, first celebrity interview show. Murrow would film segments in homes and private lives of famous. People Show Was Recently Brought Back To Life By CBS. But no TV news anchor is quite as well-know or respected as Walter Cronkite. His signature and that way it is says almost everything one would need to know. His word was gospel, widely trust. Americans had but faith in Man. To such degree that when he Report on Vietnam War, Lyndon B. Johnson is known to have said something along lines of, If weve lose Cronkite, weve lose War. Cronkite began Broadcasting on CBS for CBS Nightly News in 1962 as Edwards ' replacement. In 1967, Cronkite brought CBS to be ratings leader in Nightly News broadcasts, beating out NBC for first time.

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1940s: TV and Radio

Arthur Godfreys Talent scout-This popular radio show debuted in 1946, and television version emerged in July of 1948. Variety Show Ran Through 1958 And Star Arthur Godfrey, Lenny Bruce, And Sally Marr. It mostly showcased music comedy acts. At Home-produce in 1944 and 1945, this was one of first variety shows on American Television, spotlighting comedians, singers, musicians, and other entertainers. Its novelty in adapting popular radio format to helped it achieve popularity. As it predates ability to record Live Television, only surviving images of this show are photographs from set. Candid Camera-From 1948 into 1970s, this hidden Camera concept is often called first reality Show. Secretly capturing people's reactions to ridiculous situations and jokes, this landmark production innovates new possibilities for comedic TV programming. Captain Video and His Video Rangers-Just making cut With its first Airing in 1949, this is notable as first ever science fiction Television series. It was hit for bygone DuMont Television with more than 1 500 half-hour episodes produced during its run in 1955. It was pivotal in bringing fad of selling novelty toys like secret decoder rings and ray guns to Television format. Hopalong Cassidy-Like previous entry and Just squeaking into decade With its 1949 debut, this show must get mentioned because it was considered first Western series on TV. Show Is Based On Characters From Clarence E. Mulford's Short Stories And Novels, And He Was Also Brought To Life In Movies. Howdy Doody-pioneer in children's programming, this NBC classic Star Buffalo Smith and His puppet Howdy Doody. Plenty of other puppets appear on show, which began its run in 1947, and was also one of first examples of how Television could spawn merchandise craze among American kids. Jackson and Jill-Debuting in 1949, this show had four-year run. It was early prototype of classic sitcom genre Center around squabbling married couple. It Star Todd Karns as Jackson Jones and Helen Chapman as his wife Jill, and each episode starts and closes with Jill writing entry in her diary. Kraft Television dramatic television series first Air in 1947, Live From NBCs Studio 8-H in Rockefeller Center. If that sounds familiar, is because it is where Saturday Night Live famously broadcasts from. Showing new stories with new characters each week, this program helps launch careers of many TV and film stars of day. Kukla, Fran and Ollie-With 10-year run from 1947 to 1957, this is another trend-setting original making ample use of puppets. Except it is known having quickly become watched by more adults than kids. Lone Ranger-This one has to be mention, even though it just qualified with its initial 1949 Air date. But it was one of ABC's first hits, one of network's most popular shows from 1949 to 1957, and arguably one of most famous TV series ever.

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Not long after radio broadcast debut, large businesses saw its potential profitability and formed networks. In 1926, RCA started National Broadcasting Network. Groups of stations that carry syndicate Network programs along with variety of local shows soon form its Red and Blue networks. Two years after creation of NBC, United Independent Broadcasters became Columbia Broadcasting System and began competing with existing Red and Blue networks. Although early Network programming focussed on music, it soon developed to include other programs. Among these early innovations was variety show. This format generally features several different performers introduced by host who segue between acts. Variety shows include styles as diverse as jazz and country music. At night, dramas and comedies such as Amos n Andy, Lone Ranger, and Fibber McGee and Molly fill airwaves. News, educational programs, and other types of talk programs also rose to prominence during 1930s.

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