1953 Fall TV Schedule

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1.
Answers for Americans (1953 TV Series)
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A weekly discussion forum concerning various social and political issues facing America at the time... (30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
2.
At Issue (1953 TV Series)
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(15 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
3.
Back That Fact (1953 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Mickey Trenner
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
4.
The Big Picture (1950 TV Series)
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From 1950 to 1963, the U.S. Army produced THE BIG PICTURE television show. Part history lesson, part recruiting tool and part propaganda... (30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
5.
Bonino (1953 TV Series)
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Bonino, a world-famous concert singer, leaves show business to care for his eight children after the death of his wife. (30 mins.)
“ NBC ” - raisleygordon
 
6.
Colonel Humphrey Flack (1953 TV Series)
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Colonel Humphrey Flack is the consummate con-man, swindling swindlers at every opportunity. (30 mins.)
Director: John Rich
“ DuMont ” - raisleygordon
 
7.
The Comeback Story (1953 TV Series)
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Inspirational show which presents various people conquering afflictions and handicaps. (30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
8.
Make Room for Daddy (1953 TV Series)
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations... (30 mins.)
“ a.k.a. "Make Room for Daddy"

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9.
The Dave Garroway Show (1953 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Bob Banner
“ NBC ” - raisleygordon
 
10.
Doctor I.Q. (1953 TV Series)
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Announcers roamed through the audience for this quiz show, announcing to the "Doctor" at the podium... (30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
11.
Dollar a Second (1953 TV Series)
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A prime-time game show, where contestants earned one dollar for each second that the host's questions were answered correctly. Incorrect replies earned punishment - a stunt had to be performed, a la "Truth or Consequences". (30 mins.)
“ DuMont ” - raisleygordon
 
12.
Jamie (1953 TV Series)
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Jamie is an orphan who is shuttled from one uncaring home to another. He finally ends up in Aunt Laurie's... (30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
13.
The Jean Carroll Show (1953 TV Series)
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Short lived (less than three months) show featuring stand-up comedienne Jean Carroll. Her "family" consisted... (30 mins.)
“ a.k.a "Take it from Me"

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14.
Judge for Yourself (1953 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
“ NBC ” - raisleygordon
 
15.
The Loretta Young Show (1953 TV Series)
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the series, she played the lead in various episodes. (30 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
“ a.k.a "Letter to Loretta"

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16.
The Man Behind the Badge (1953 TV Series)
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Stories taken from the files of various law-enforcement agencies, including city, county and state police, park rangers, military police, etc. (30 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
17.
Marge and Jeff (1953 TV Series)
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A domestic sitcom about a Manhattan newlywed couple. (15 mins.)
“ DuMont ” - raisleygordon
 
18.
Melody Street (1953 TV Series)
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A presentation of music, in which a group of performers lip-synced to other artists hits. This series was short-lived, but the format later had success....in Australia, under the title "Hit Parade". (30 mins.)
“ DuMont ” - raisleygordon
 
19.
My Favorite Husband (1953 TV Series)
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George Cooper, a successful bank executive, lives in an exclusive neighborhood with his dim-wit wife Liz... (30 mins.)
Director: George Cahan
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
20.
Of Many Things (1953 TV Series)
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A discussion program covering a wide range of topics, e.g., the capture of the German U-Boat U-505 discussed by Admiral Dan Gallery... (30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
21.
On Your Way (1953 TV Series)
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A quiz show in which contestants tried to win a bus trip to their dream destination in the United States. (30 mins.)
“ DuMont ” - raisleygordon
 
22.
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953 TV Series)
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An anthology series with episodes split between comedies and drama. Anita Colby and Arlene Dahl shared... (30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
23.
Person to Person (1953 TV Series)
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Interviews with figures from public life. (30 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
24.
The Philip Morris Playhouse (1953 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
25.
Ponds Theater (1953 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Fielder Cook
“ a.k.a "Kraft Television Theater"

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26.
The Pride of the Family (1953 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
27.
The Ray Milland Show: Meet Mr. McNulty (1953 TV Series)
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Originally Ray McNutley is an English professor at an all girls school where every female swoons for him except for the Dean... (30 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
28.
Stars on Parade (1953 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
“ DuMont ” - raisleygordon
 
29.
Topper (1953 TV Series)
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This series was about a somewhat grumpy and uptight banker, Cosmo Topper, and the ghosts which only he could see or hear... (30 mins.)
“ CBS ” - raisleygordon
 
30.
The United States Steel Hour (1953 TV Series)
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Live drama series that was one of the best television shows ever shown. Over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown. (60 mins.)
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon
 
31.
Where's Raymond? (1953 TV Series)
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Director: William Asher
“ ABC ” - raisleygordon