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Director:
Writers:
Saul Levitt (episode)
Howard Merrill (writer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | unknown
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 »
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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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Runtime:
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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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
An Early Television Gem, 12 August 2006
Author: sonny_1963 from United States

Hosted by Walter Cronkite before his bigger successes, "You Are There" created something totally new for television - a reporter with a camera and microphone who covered historical events as though they were breaking news.

One example was, "The Assassination of Julius Caesar." He interviews many of the people who took part as they stand over Caesar"s body.

"Excuse me, sir," he asks Marc Antony. Antony takes a moment to be interviewed. What a fascinating concept.

The only other episode I remember seeing live was, "The Capture of Jesse James," with an unknown James Dean in the title role.

If the episodes have not been lost, they should be put on DVD for today's generation to watch.

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