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Director:
Writers:
Saul Levitt (episode)
Howard Merrill (writer)
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Seasons:
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Release Date:
1 February 1953 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee". Full summary »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Rendering History Understandable, Palitable and Entertaining! See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator / ... (113 episodes, 1953-1971)
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Series Directed by
Sidney Lumet (13 episodes, 1953-1955)
Bernard Girard (9 episodes, 1953-1955)
William D. Russell (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
Jack Gage (3 episodes, 1955)
Burt Brinckerhoff (2 episodes, 1953-1971)
John Frankenheimer (1 episode, 1954)
 
Series Writing credits
Abraham Polonsky (24 episodes, 1953-1955)
Arnold Manoff (16 episodes, 1953-1955)
Walter Bernstein (15 episodes, 1953-1955)
Jack Bennett (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Jeremy Daniel (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
E. Jack Neuman (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
Leslie Slote (2 episodes, 1953)
Maury Stern (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Don Clark (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bernard Girard (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Leo Davis (2 episodes, 1955)

Shirley Gordon (unknown episodes)
Saul Levitt (unknown episodes)
Howard Merrill (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Charles Russell .... producer (95 episodes, 1953-1955)
James Fonda .... producer (11 episodes, 1953-1957)
 
Series Cinematography by
Eddie Fitzgerald (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
Lloyd Ahern (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
J. Burgi Contner (3 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richard Cahoon (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Buddy Small (3 episodes, 1953-1955)
Lora Hays (3 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Casting by
Joe Scully (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Bob Markel (1 episode, 1953)
 
Series Art Direction by
William Ferrari (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
Bob Markel (3 episodes, 1955)
Lewis H. Creber (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Lyle R. Wheeler (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Rudy Butler (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
 
Series Costume Design by
Oscar Rodriguez (3 episodes, 1953-1955)
Mary Merrill (3 episodes, 1955)
Dick James (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
George Fiala .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Production Management
Walter Blake .... production supervisor (8 episodes, 1953-1955)
Sidney S. Van Keuren .... production manager (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
George Justin .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 1955)
J. Paul Popkin .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Dixon .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
Charles H. Maguire .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1955)
Wilbur McGaugh .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1956-1957)

Jack Fitzstephens .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Joel Moss .... sound (4 episodes, 1953-1955)
Frank Webster .... sound (3 episodes, 1953-1955)
Edward J. Johnstone .... sound supervisor (3 episodes, 1955)
Philip Mitchell .... sound (2 episodes, 1953-1955)

Bernard Freericks .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Art Seid .... supervising editor (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Other crew
Valerie Sharaf .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1955)
 

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30 min
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Quotes:
[last lines]
Narrator:What sort of day was it? A day like all days, filled with those events that alter and illuminate our times... and you were there.
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Rendering History Understandable, Palitable and Entertaining!, 26 June 2014
Author: John T. Ryan (redryan64@hotmail.com) from United States

ONCE AGAIN WE come to a great series from our youth. Of course, at that time, 1953-59, we had no idea that it was great or even very good. We did understand the premise of having a recreation of a Historical incident; while imaginarily employing the modern technologies of both Radio and Television.

THAT'S RIGHT, DEAR Reader, we said both TV and Radio; as the series started out on the CBS Radio Network in 1947. Its birth name was CBS IS THERE. It was soon changed to YOU ARE THERE and lasted to 1950 on radio.

AS FAR AS the video version. we fondly remember it being a staple of our household's tele-viewing every Sunday, early evenings (about 6:30 PM Central Time, we think). In those days of strong sponsor identification, we would hear the voice of Walter Cronkite very authoritatively announcing the evenings subject.

FOR EXAMPLE, IT would go something like : "Tonight we have the story of THE MONITOR AND THE MERRIMAC as the Prudential Insurance Company presents YOU ARE THERE!"

DONE IN A STYLE that we today would call 'Docudrama', a reporter on the scene would use his microphone to interview eyewitnesses to whatever the particular occurrence being covered that day. There was also a TV camera present as both the famous and the infamous were recreated in a most interesting manner.

WE'RE SURE THAT a lot of our contemporaries of that 'Baby Boomer' generation, as well as the older folks cultivated a greater appreciation of History as a result of this series. Its longevity proved to be much greater on the television network than on the radio; as it lasted for 5 full seasons.

EVENTUALLY IT EITHER morphed into or was superseded by the series (also narrated and introduced by Walter Cronkite) which was titled, THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. (also sponsored by PRUDENTIAL).

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