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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Landing of the Hindenberg (May 5, 1937)

1 February 1953

Season 1, Episode 2: The Capture of Jesse James

8 February 1953

Season 1, Episode 3: The Boston Tea Party (December 12, 1773)

15 February 1953


Claude Akins ... Mob participant
John Alderson ... First Soldier

Whit Bissell ... John Adams
Russ Conway (as Russell Conway)

John Doucette ... Sam Gray
Noel Drayton
Michael Emmet ... Francis Rotch
Roy Glenn ... Crispus Attucks

Gary Gray ... Young Rebel
Gene Lyons ... Francis Rotch

E.G. Marshall ... Samuel Adams

Denver Pyle
Herbert Rudley ... Sam Adams

Season 1, Episode 4: The Capture of John Dillinger (January 25, 1934)

22 February 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 1, Episode 5: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc (May 30, 1431)

1 March 1953

Season 1, Episode 6: The Assassination of Julius Caesar (March 15, 44 B.C.)

8 March 1953

Russ Conway (as Russell Conway)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Paul Newman ... Marcus Brutus

Season 1, Episode 7: The Hamilton-Burr Duel (July 11, 1804)

15 March 1953

Season 1, Episode 8: The Discovery of Anesthesia (October 16, 1846)

22 March 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 1, Episode 9: The Witch Trial at Salem, Massachusetts (August 1692)

29 March 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host
Russ Bender ... Nathaniel Cary
Wilton Graff ... Judge
Mary Shipp ... Mrs. Nathaniel Cary

Lurene Tuttle ... Mary Easty

Ian Wolfe ... Judge

Season 1, Episode 10: The Conquest of Mexico (1519)

5 April 1953

John Baragrey ... Hernan Cortes
Winston Burdett ... Reporter
Robert Carroll ... Capt. de Albarado
Richard Casey ... Capt. de Leon

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Robert H. Harris ... Gov. Diego Velasquez
Juano Hernandez ... Montezuma

Eartha Kitt ... Donna Marina
Rusty Lane ... Capt. de Olid
Bill Leonard ... Reporter
Harry Marble ... Reporter

Nehemiah Persoff ... Capt. de Sandoval

Mike Wallace ... Reporter

Season 1, Episode 11: The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

12 April 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 1, Episode 12: The Ordeal of Galileo

19 April 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 1, Episode 13: The Signing of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776)

26 April 1953

Season 1, Episode 14: The Death of Socrates (399 B.C.)

3 May 1953

Season 1, Episode 15: The Rise of Adolph Hitler (September 9, 1938)

10 May 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host
Greta Granstedt ... Woman

Paul Richards ... Adolph Hitler

Lilia Skala ... German Woman
Peter J. Votrian ... German Boy

Season 1, Episode 16: The Conquest of Yellow Fever

17 May 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

E.G. Marshall ... Doctor Walter Reed

Season 1, Episode 17: The Defense of the Alamo

24 May 1953

Season 1, Episode 18: The Dreyfus Case

31 May 1953

Winston Burdett ... Himself - - Reporter

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Don Hollenbeck ... Himself - - Reporter

E.G. Marshall ... Alfred Dreyfus
Edward P. Morgan ... Himself - - Reporter
Frances Reid ... Lucie Dreyfus

Season 1, Episode 19: The Signing of the Magna Carta

7 June 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 1, Episode 20: The Escape of Rudolf Hess

14 June 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Peter Cushing ... Rudolf Hess

Season 1, Episode 21: The Treason of Benedict Arnold

21 June 1953

Season 1, Episode 22: The Burning of the Alamo

28 June 1953


Philip Bosco ... Sam Houston

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Hector Elias ... Almonte

Fred Gwynne ... Davy Crockett

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: The Fate of Nathan Hale (September 22, 1776)

30 August 1953


Richard Kiley ... Captain John Montressor

Paul Newman ... Nathan Hale

Season 2, Episode 2: The Capture of John Wilkes Booth (April 26, 1865)

6 September 1953

Lawrence Dobkin ... Secretary of War Stanton
Mack Williams ... Maj. Thomas Eckert
Damian O'Flynn ... Col. Henry Burnett

DeForest Kelley ... Lt. Col. Everton Conger

Sam Edwards ... Capt. William Jett
Paul Hahn ... Lt. Luther Baker
Don Kennedy ... Lt. Edward Doherty
Tyler McVey ... Col. Lafayette Baker
Ernest Sarracino ... Dr. Samuel Mudd

Ellen Corby ... Mrs. Mary Surratt

Claude Akins ... Lewis Paine
Austin O'Toole ... John Garrett

Michael O'Connell ... John Wilkes Booth

Bing Russell ... Sgt. Boston Corbett
Jeffrey Sayre ... Corporal
Art Rease ... David Herold
Harlow Wilcox ... Reporter
Ned Calmer ... Reporter
Todd Hunter ... Reporter
Bill Stout ... Reporter
Grant Holcomb ... Reporter

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Whit Bissell ... Major (uncredited)
John Larch ... Holcomb (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 3: The Louisiana Purchase

13 September 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 4: The First Moscow Purge Trials (August 24, 1936)

20 September 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Robert Cornthwaite ... Andrei Vishinsky
Peter Mamakos ... Yagoda

Season 2, Episode 5: The Birth of the National Anthem

27 September 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 6: The Secret of Sigmund Freud

4 October 1953


Whit Bissell ... Sigmund Freud

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 7: Columbus Sets Foot on San Salvador

11 October 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 8: The Death of Cleopatra (30 B.C.)

18 October 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host

Kim Stanley ... Cleopatra

Season 2, Episode 9: The Triumph of Simon Bolivar

25 October 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 10: Grant and Lee at Appomattox (April 9, 1865)

1 November 1953

Paul Birch ... General Robert E. Lee

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Roy Engel ... General Ulysees S. Grant

Dabbs Greer ... General Charles S. Venable
Robert Osterloh ... General Philip Sheridan

Season 2, Episode 11: The Abdication of Napoleon

8 November 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 12: The Recognition of Michelangelo

15 November 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

James Lipton ... Michelangelo

Season 2, Episode 13: The Sailing of the Mayflower

22 November 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 14: The Gettysburg Address

29 November 1953

Paul Tripp ... President Lincoln
Russell Collins ... Mr. O'Connell
Frances Reid ... Mrs. Mary O'Connell

Ray Walston ... Gen. William T. Sherman

Murray Hamilton ... Gov. Vance
Joseph Vance ... Jefferson Davis
Raymond Bramley ... John Forbes
Noel Leslie ... William Lloyd Garrison
Richard Abbott ... Rev. Samuel May
Harry Marble ... Reporter
Bill Leonard ... Reporter
Don Hollenbeck ... Reporter
Edward P. Morgan ... Reporter
Winston Burdett ... Reporter

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 15: Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941)

6 December 1953


Hayden Rorke ... Newscaster
Patti Gallagher ... Jane
Velma Royton ... Mrs. Hale
Edward Earle ... Mr. Hale
Vivi Janiss ... Mrs. Gilchrist
Kam Tong ... Katamo
Gordon Mills ... Visitor

John Alvin ... Editor
Mack Williams ... Fletcher
Grant Sewell ... Reporter
Todd Hunter ... Reporter
Richard Joy ... Reporter
Clete Roberts ... Reporter
Harlow Wilcox ... Reporter

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 16: The Vindication of Savonarola

13 December 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 17: The Fall of Troy

20 December 1953


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 18: The Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown

27 December 1953

Season 2, Episode 19: Mallory's Tragedy on Mount Everest

3 January 1954


Whit Bissell ... George Mallory

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 20: The Trial of Charles the First

10 January 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 21: The Resolve of Patrick Henry (March 23, 1775)

17 January 1954

Season 2, Episode 22: The Sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi

24 January 1954

Season 2, Episode 23: The Last Moments of Marie Antoninete

31 January 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 24: The Ordeal of Tom Paine

7 February 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 25: The Hanging of Captain Kidd (May 23, 1701)

14 February 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Henry Jones ... Captain Kidd

Season 2, Episode 26: The First Command Performance of Romeo and Juliet (1597)

21 February 1954
It's December 26 1597 and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is selected by Queen Elizabeth I to be performed at Court in Greenwich.

Season 2, Episode 27: The Trial of Peter Zenger

7 March 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 28: The Rescue of the Statue of Liberty

14 March 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 29: Burgoyne's Surrender at Saratoga (October 17, 1777)

21 March 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Neva Patterson

Season 2, Episode 30: The Conspiracy of Catherine the Great (1762)

28 March 1954

Season 2, Episode 31: The Opening of King Tut's Tomb

4 April 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 32: Paul Revere's Ride (April 18. 1775)

11 April 1954

Season 2, Episode 33: The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (February 8, 1587)

18 April 1954

Season 2, Episode 34: The Surrender of Corregidor (May 6, 1942)

25 April 1954

Season 2, Episode 35: The Death of Rasputin

2 May 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 36: The Court Martial of Mata Hari (July 24, 1917)

9 May 1954

Season 2, Episode 37: The Scopes Trial

16 May 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

E.G. Marshall ... John T. Scopes

Season 2, Episode 38: The Great Moment of Haile Selassie

23 May 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Haile Selassie ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 39: The Rise of Genghis Khan (1203)

30 May 1954

Raymond Bramley ... Genghis Khan
Bruce Gordon ... Togrue, Khan of the Karaits

Season 2, Episode 40: The Decision of Robert E. Lee

6 June 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 2, Episode 41: The Fall of Parnell (December 6, 1890)

13 June 1954

Season 2, Episode 42: The Crisis of Anne Boleyn (May 16, 1536)

20 June 1954

Season 2, Episode 43: The Vote That Made Jefferson President

27 June 1954


Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: The 'Treason' of Aaron Burr (1807)

29 August 1954

Season 3, Episode 2: The Emergence of Jazz (November 20, 1917)

5 September 1954


Louis Armstrong ... King Oliver

Season 3, Episode 3: The Oklahoma Land Rush (April 22, 1889)

12 September 1954

Season 3, Episode 4: William Pitt's Last Speech to Parliament

19 September 1954

Season 3, Episode 5: The Return of Ulysses

26 September 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 3, Episode 6: Sutter Discovers Gold

3 October 1954


Edward Arnold ... John Sutter

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Addison Richards ... James Marshall

Season 3, Episode 7: The Great Adventure of Marco Polo

10 October 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 3, Episode 8: Edison's Miracle of Light

17 October 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 3, Episode 9: The Burning of Rome

24 October 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

E.G. Marshall ... Nero

Season 3, Episode 10: The Nomination of Abraham Lincoln

31 October 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Jeff Morrow ... Abraham Lincoln

Season 3, Episode 11: The Surrender of Wake Island

7 November 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 3, Episode 12: Lord Nelson at Trafalgar (October 21, 1805)

14 November 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host

Wesley Addy ... Admiral Lord Nelson
Jack Wesley ... Admiral Pierre Villeneuve

Season 3, Episode 13: The Trial of Belle Starr

21 November 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 3, Episode 14: The Plot Against King Solomon (965 B.C.)

28 November 1954

Season 3, Episode 15: The Battle of Gibraltar

5 December 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 3, Episode 16: The Cabinet Crisis Over Peggy Eaton

12 December 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 3, Episode 17: LaFitte and Jackson at New Orleans

19 December 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 3, Episode 18: The Passage of the Bill of Rights

26 December 1954


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 3, Episode 19: The Torment of Beethoven (October 6, 1802)

2 January 1955

Season 3, Episode 20: The Death of Stonewall Jackson (May 10, 1863)

9 January 1955

Season 3, Episode 21: The First Flight of the Wright Brothers (December 17, 1903)

16 January 1955


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

James Gregory ... Wilbur Wright

William Prince ... Orville Wright
Rusty Lane ... Professor Langley

Vaughn Taylor ... Bishop Milton Wright
Augusta Dabney ... Katherine Wright
P. Jay Sidney ... Paul Dunbar
Charles Dingle ... Simon Newcombe
Harry Marble ... Reporter
Ned Calmer ... Reporter
Lou Cioffi ... Reporter
Winston Burdett ... Reporter
Bill Leonard ... Reporter

Season 3, Episode 22: The Trial of Susan B. Anthony (June 18, 1873)

23 January 1955

Season 3, Episode 23: The Tragedy of John Milton (August 13, 1660)

30 January 1955

Season 3, Episode 24: The Signing of the Declaration of Independance

6 February 1955


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 3, Episode 25: The Tragic Hour of Dr. Semmelweis (1852)

13 February 1955

Season 3, Episode 26: The Liberation of Paris (August 25, 1944)

20 February 1955

Stuart Germain ... General Le Clerc
Alan Penn ... Le Clerc's Aide (as Al Penn)
Bruce Gordon ... Philip Rouart
Anne Hegira ... The French Woman
Beverly Dennis ... Red Cross Girl
Bernie Grant ... Man with Grenades

Stefan Gierasch ... Julien

Stefan Schnabel ... Major Reiner
Milton Selzer ... French Prisoner
Harry Marble ... Reporter
Ned Calmer ... Reporter
Lou Cioffi ... Reporter
Winston Burdett ... Reporter
Bill Leonard ... Reporter

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 3, Episode 27: Washington's Farewell to His Officers (December 4, 1783)

27 February 1955


Charles Aidman ... Captain Small

Edward Binns ... General McDougall
Russell Hardie ... General Clinton
Michael Higgins ... Colonel Tallmadge
Joe Maross ... Colonel Humphreys

E.G. Marshall ... General George Washington
Frank Marth ... Major Thayer
Milton Selzer ... General Knox

George Voskovec ... General Von Steuben

Season 3, Episode 28: D-Day (June 6, 1944)

6 March 1955


Ray Walston ... Captain Hawks

Harold J. Stone ... Lt. Schwartz
Gene Saks ... Pvt. Lambert
Peter Gumeny ... Soldier 1

James Broderick ... Soldier 2
Joseph Roman ... Soldier 3
Charles Cooper ... Officer 1
Addison Powell ... Officer 2
Logan Ramsey ... The Lost Soldier

Edward Binns ... General Gerow
Frank Behrens ... Colonel Tally
James Winslow ... Radio Operator
Harry Marble ... Reporter
Ned Calmer ... Reporter
Bill Leonard ... Reporter
Lou Cioffi ... Reporter

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 3, Episode 29: The Hatfield-McCoy Feud (January 1, 1888)

20 March 1955


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Henry Hull ... Randolph McCoy
Madeleine Sherwood

John Craven

Season 3, Episode 30: The Triumph of Alexander the Great (324 B.C.)

27 March 1955

Michael Higgins ... Alexander the Great

John Marley ... Seleucus

E.G. Marshall ... Aristobulus

Simon Oakland ... Craterus
Neva Patterson ... Barsine
Milton Selzer ... Demosthenes

Season 3, Episode 31: The Completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad (May 10, 1869)

3 April 1955

Season 3, Episode 32: P.T. Barnum Presents Jenny Lind (September 11, 1850)

10 April 1955


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host

Ray Collins ... P.T. Barnum
Edith Evanson ... Mlle. Ahmannsson
Leni Landry ... Jenny Lind

Season 3, Episode 33: The Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863)

17 April 1955

Jeff Morrow ... President Abraham Lincoln
Robert F. Simon ... Rev. Byron Sunderland

Denver Pyle ... Capt. Canfield
Russ Conway ... Col. Neibling
Robert Karnes ... The Sergeant
Jester Hairston ... Thornton
Amos Reese ... Pvt. Thomas Long
Howard Wendell ... William Seward
Harry Marble ... Reporter
Harlow Wilcox ... Reporter
Todd Hunter ... Reporter

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 3, Episode 34: The Rise of Adolph Hitler (September 9, 1936)

24 April 1955


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Greta Granstedt ... Woman

Paul Richards ... Man
Haile Selassie ... Himself
Peter J. Votrian ... Son (as Peter Votrian)

Season 3, Episode 35: Lou Gehrig's Greatest Day (July 4, 1939)

1 May 1955

Season 3, Episode 36: The Final Performance of Sarah Bernhardt (November 30, 1922)

8 May 1955

Season 3, Episode 37: Dewey's Victory at Manila (May 1, 1898)

15 May 1955
At the start of the Spanish-American War of 1898, US Adm. George Dewey gathers his fleet for an assault on the Spanish-controlled port of Mahila Bay in the Philippines.
Robert Griffin ... Secretary of the Navy John Long
Frank Puglia ... Adm. Montojo
Grandon Rhodes ... Col. Theodore Roosevelt
Justice Watson ... Capt. Gridley
Howard Wendell ... Commodore George Dewey

Season 3, Episode 38: The Sinking of the Titanic (April 14-15, 1912)

22 May 1955

Olive Blakeney ... Mrs. Strauss
Noel Drayton ... Captain Smith
Lowell Gilmore ... Lord Ismay
Mike McHale ... Mr. Murdock
Charles Meredith ... Mr. Strauss
Gordon Mills ... Colonel Astor
Mary Shipp ... Mrs. Astor

Season 3, Episode 39: The Assassination of Julius Caesar (March 15, 44 B.C.)

29 May 1955

Season 3, Episode 40: The First Major Use of Penicillin (April 1, 1943)

5 June 1955

Season 3, Episode 41: The Birth of Modern Boxing: The John L. Sullivan-James J. Corbett Battle (September 7, 1892)

12 June 1955

Season 3, Episode 42: Napoleon's Return from Elba (March 7, 1815)

19 June 1955

David Alpert ... Capt. Random
Peter Brocco ... Mayor of Antibes
Lewis Charles ... Governor Corsin
Lawrence Dobkin ... Napoleon Bonaparte
Michael Emmet ... Lt. Delassart
Lowell Gilmore ... Col. Neal Campbell
Paul Hahn ... A Soldier
Lou Krugman ... Officer with Information
Maurice Marsac ... Metternich's Secretary
John Mylong ... Prince Metternich
Gene Reynolds ... Soldier Loyal to Napoleon
Ralph Smiley ... A Soldier
Lomax Study ... Second Citizen
Charles Watts ... Chardon, First Citizen

Season 3, Episode 43: Boston Tea Party (Restaged) (December 16, 1773)

26 June 1955


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Herbert Rudley ... Samuel Adams
Russ Conway ... John Hancock (as Russell Conway)
Noel Drayton ... Governor Hutchinson
Michael Emmet ... Francis Rotch (as Michael Emmett)

Denver Pyle ... Chairman Savage
Charles Watts ... Sampson Salter Blowers

Bing Russell ... Lendall Pitts
Marshall Bradford ... Molineaux
Charles Seel ... Quincey
George Diestel ... Newes
Richard Joy ... News Reporter (as Dick Joy)
Harlow Wilcox ... News Reporter

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: The Triumph of Louis Braille (May 25, 1847)

11 September 1955

Season 4, Episode 2: The Last Day of an English Queen (Lady Jane Grey, executed February 12, 1554)

18 September 1955

Season 4, Episode 3: The Boston Massacre (March 5, 1770)

2 October 1955

Season 4, Episode 4: The Rescue of the American Prisoners from Santo Tomas (February 3, 1945)

9 October 1955

Season 4, Episode 5: Moscow Today

16 October 1955


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 4, Episode 6: The Secret Message That Plunged America Into World War I (March 1, 1917)

23 October 1955


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

John Wengraf ... Dr. Zimmerman
Edward Earle ... President Woodrow Wilson
Robert Burton ... Secretary of State Lansing
Harlan Warde ... Man from California
Charles Watts ... Man from Illinois
Roy Engel ... Henry D. Ford
Paul Birch ... Gen. Robert La Follette
Charles Meredith ... Ambassador Walter Hines Page
Robin Hughes ... Admiral Reginald Hall

Denver Pyle ... William Bayard Hale
Barry Atwater ... Barry - Newsman

Jerry Paris ... Newsman
Edward McNally ... Newsman (as Ed McNally)
Betty Lou Gerson ... Woman from Texas
Jack Mower ... Congressman
Grant Holcomb ... Reporter
Todd Hunter ... Reporter
Richard Joy ... Reporter (as Dick Joy)
Harlow Wilcox ... Reporter
Stanley Blystone ... Passerby (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 7: Grant and Lee at Appomattox (April 8, 1865) (II) (restaged)

30 October 1955


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host
Paul Birch ... General Robert E. Lee

Dabbs Greer ... Colonel Venable

Season 4, Episode 8: The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (October 26, 1881)

6 November 1955

Tyler McVey ... Ed Boyle

DeForest Kelley ... Ike Clanton
Art Rease ... Frank McLowry
Edward McNally ... Billy Clanton

Robert Bray ... Wyatt Earp
Robert Karnes ... Bartender
Roy Engel ... Jason Mills
Cyril Delevanti ... Corey Neilson
Paul Birch ... Sheriff Behan
Barry Atwater ... Doc Holliday
John Alderson ... Virgil Earp
John Larch ... Morgan Earp
Charles Perry ... Judge Wallace
Earl Brown ... Sheriff Campbell
Todd Hunter ... Reporter
Clete Roberts ... Reporter
Richard Joy ... Reporter (as Dick Joy)
Harlow Wilcox ... Reporter

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Luis Delgado ... Barfly (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Barfly (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Kansas Moehring ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob Whitney ... Barfly (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 9: The Hoax of Cardiff Giant (February 2, 1870)

13 November 1955

Roy Engel ... David Hannum
Tyler McVey ... George Hull

Denver Pyle ... William Newell

Hayden Rorke ... Bud Wilson

Season 4, Episode 10: Bannister Wins the Mile Run

20 November 1955


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 4, Episode 11: Eli Whitney Invents the Cotton Gin (May 27, 1793)

27 November 1955

John Larch ... Eli Whitney

Barbara Billingsley ... Catherine Green
Paul Birch ... Maj. Pendleton

Whit Bissell ... Maj. Forsythe
Peter Brocco ... Travelling Man
Walter Coy ... Thomas Jefferson
Michael Emmet ... Phineas Miller
Roy Engel ... Planter

DeForest Kelley ... Maj. Bremen
Tyler McVey ... Captain

Season 4, Episode 12: Spindletop - The First Great Texas Oil Strike (January 10, 1901)

4 December 1955

Paul Birch ... Homer the Barber

Robert Bray ... Patillo Higgins
Tyler McVey ... Mayor Wheat

DeForest Kelley ... Al Hammill

Parley Baer ... Captain Lucas

John Doucette ... Peck Byrd
Michael Ernest ... Curt Hammill
Mack Williams ... Geologist

Jean Byron ... Caroline Lucas

Sam Edwards ... Hotel Clerk
House Peters Jr. ... Bruce Greeves
Mike Ragan ... Marion Fletcher
William Fawcett ... Farmer
Olive Blakeney ... Farmer's Wife
Larry J. Blake ... Emmett Fletcher (as Larry Blake)
Richard Joy ... Reporter (as Dick Joy)
Todd Hunter ... Reporter
Harlow Wilcox ... Reporter
Clete Roberts ... Reporter

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Tommy Cook ... Soldier (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 13: The Chicago Fire (October 8-9, 1871)

11 December 1955
"You Are There" news rendition of the Great Chicago fire of 1871 with Walter Croncite as news anchorman and on the spot interviews with fire victims and city officials and workers as the city burns.

Claude Akins ... Fireman
Olive Blakeney ... June
Lee Bowman ... Edna
Maxine Cooper ... Louise
John Larch ... Rafferty
Ruth Phillips ... Mary
Howard Wendell ... Jack

Season 4, Episode 14: Pierre and Marie Curie Discover Radium (January 12, 1902)

18 December 1955

Season 4, Episode 15: Washington Crosses the Delaware (December 25, 1776)

25 December 1955

Season 4, Episode 16: Benedict Arnold's Plot Against West Point (September 23, 1780)

1 January 1956

Season 4, Episode 17: The Heroism of Clara Barton (September 17, 1862)

8 January 1956


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host
Peggy Converse ... Clara Barton
Tommy Cook ... Soldier
Edward Earle ... General Marcy
Robert Foulk ... Minister
Donald Freed ... Soldier

DeForest Kelley ... Soldier
Tyler McVey ... Teamster
Austin O'Toole ... Soldier

Roy Roberts ... Dr. Dunn

Robert Vaughn ... Soldier
Harlan Warde ... Lieutenant

Season 4, Episode 18: V-J Day (September 2, 1945)

15 January 1956


Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Munson

John Alvin ... Hunter
Rachel Ames ... Mrs. Fowler (as Judith Ames)
Barry Atwater ... Correspondent
Robert Burton ... Nelson
Edward Earle ... Charles G. Ross
Dan Riss ... Admiral William 'Bull' Halsey

Season 4, Episode 19: Dr. Pinel Unchains the Insane (May 24, 1793)

12 February 1956

Peter Brocco ... Dr. Philippe Pinel
Lewis Charles ... Citizen Couthon
William Hayden ... Scipion Pinel
Michael Ross ... Chevigne
Gene Roth ... Guard
Ernest Sarracino ... Pussin

Season 4, Episode 20: The Great Comstock Silver Strike (October 29, 1873)

26 February 1956

Paul Birch ... James Fair

Denver Pyle
Mack Williams ... John McKay

Season 4, Episode 21: When Stanley Finds Livingstone (November 10, 1871)

11 March 1956


John Craven ... Henry Stanley
Leonard Mudie ... Dr. Livingstone
Donald Randolph ... James Gordon Bennett (as Donald Randolph)
Harlan Warde ... Capt. Webb

Season 4, Episode 22: Berlin Airlift

25 March 1956


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 4, Episode 23: The Lost Battalion of World War I (May 31-June 1, 1918)

1 April 1956

Season 4, Episode 24: The Recovery of the Mona Lisa (December 10, 1913)

8 April 1956

Peter Brocco ... Renoir
Lawrence Dobkin ... Hennion
Ernest Sarracino ... Giovanni Poggi

Vito Scotti ... Vincenzio Perugia
Konstantin Shayne ... Bertillon
Mario Siletti ... Alfredo Geri

Season 4, Episode 25: William Jennings Bryan's Presidential Nomination (July 8, 1896)

15 April 1956

Season 4, Episode 26: The Return of Halley's Comet (May 10, 1910)

29 April 1956

Season 4, Episode 27: Benjamin Franklin's Kite Experiment (June 15, 1752)

13 May 1956

Season 4, Episode 28: The Doolittle Raiders Take Off for Tokyo

20 May 1956


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 4, Episode 29: The Vote That Defeated Andrew Jackson for President

27 May 1956


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 4, Episode 30: Cyprus Today

3 June 1956


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Howard K. Smith ... Himself

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: The Fall of Fort Sumter (April 12, 1861)

2 September 1956

Season 5, Episode 2: The Great Diamond Fraud (November, 1872)

9 September 1956


Parley Baer ... Henry Janis

Willis Bouchey ... William C. Ralston

Robert Bray ... Clarence King

Frank Cady ... John Stark
Joe Di Reda ... James Gardner (as Joe Direda)
Alfred Linder ... Carl
Lester Matthews ... Ganzel
Tyler McVey ... George Roberts
Charles Meredith ... Charles Tiffany
Dan Riss ... George McClellan
Emmett Vogan ... Horace Greeley

Will Wright ... Philip Arnold

Season 5, Episode 3: Decatur's Raid at Tripoli (February 16, 1804)

23 September 1956


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host
John Baer ... Stephen Decatur
Mort Mills ... Commodore Preble

Jerry Paris ... Sailor

Season 5, Episode 4: The Scuttling of the Graf Spee (December 17, 1939)

30 September 1956

Victor Millan ... Riveter
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Welder (as Rodolfo Hoyos)
Eric Snowden ... English Sailor
Richard Peel ... English Sailor
Rico Alaniz ... Clerk
Edward Colmans ... Shipwright
Harold Dyrenforth ... German Official
Robin Hughes ... British Official
Vicente Padula ... Uruguyan Secretary (as Vincent Padula)
Harlan Warde ... Peterson - American Reporter

Roland Varno ... Lt. Gerhardt
Sasha Harden ... German Sailor
James Logan ... Lt. Eric Tanney
Todd Hunter ... Reporter
Grant Holcomb ... Reporter
Bill Stout ... Reporter
Grant Sewell ... Reporter
Harlow Wilcox ... Reporter
William Kenneally ... Reporter

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Tristram Coffin ... Harry Legett (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 5: Mr. Christian Seizes the Bounty (April 28, 1789)

7 October 1956

John Alderson ... Thomas Burkitt

Jacques Aubuchon ... Captain Bligh

John Colicos ... Alexander Smith

Paul Collins ... Peter Heywood

Walter Cronkite ... Narrator
Noel Drayton ... Judge Heywood
Todd Hunter ... News Reporter

Russell Johnson ... Fletcher Christian
James Logan ... John Fryer
Lester Matthews ... Sir Joseph Banks
Don Parks ... William Purcell
Bill Stout ... News Reporter
Ben Wright ... William Brown

Season 5, Episode 6: Hitler Invades Poland (September 1, 1939)

14 October 1956

Harold Dyrenforth ... Captain
Gregory Gaye ... Foreign Minister Beck (as Gregory Gay)
John Mylong ... Marshal Smigly-Rudz
Kurt Katch ... Polish Ambasador

John Wengraf ... Baron Von Weizsaker
Leslie Denison ... Sir Joseph Addison
Philip Tonge ... Sir Nevile Henderson
Ben Wright ... Dr. Bauer
Terence de Marney ... Englishman (as Terence De Marney)

Hayden Rorke ... American
Nan Boardman ... Frenchwoman
Lomax Study ... Frenchman

John Banner ... Nazi News Dealer
Todd Hunter ... Reporter
Bill Stout ... Reporter
Harlow Wilcox ... Reporter
Richard Joy ... Reporter (as Dick Richard)
Blair Clark ... Reporter
William Kenneally ... Reporter

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator

Season 5, Episode 7: Daniel Webster's Sacrifice to Save the Union (March 7, 1850)

28 October 1956

Season 5, Episode 8: The End of the Dalton Gang (October 5, 1892)

12 May 1957

James Bell ... Isham

Malcolm Atterbury ... George Cubine
Wright King ... Charley Ball
Herbert Butterfield ... Frank Benson
Roy Engel ... Charley Gump
Myron Healey ... Dick Broadwell
James Anderson ... Bill Powers

David Janssen ... Grat Dalton

Phil Chambers ... Marshall Connelly
Kay E. Kuter ... John Kloehr (as Kay Kuter)
Ron Hargrave ... Bob Dalton
Tyler MacDuff ... Emmett Dalton
Sarah Selby ... Mrs. Haskins
Sam Flint ... Dr. Wells
Paula Winslowe ... The Woman

Robert Hyatt ... The Boy
Todd Hunter ... Reporter
Blair Clark ... Reporter
Bill Stout ... Reporter
Richard Joy ... Reporter (as Dick Joy)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Cecil Combs ... Townsman (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Mr. Carpenter (uncredited)
Harry Tyler ... John Lenon (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Townsman (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 9: The Overthrow of the Tweed Ring (November 19, 1874)

26 May 1957

Season 5, Episode 10: Attempt to Assassinate Theodore Roosevelt (October 14, 1912)

2 June 1957


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator
Roland Winters ... Theodore Roosevelt

Season 5, Episode 11: The Bank Holiday Crisis of March 6, 1933

9 June 1957


Unknown Season


Lewis and Clark Expedition

18 September 1971

Victor Arnold ... Drouilliard

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host

John Cullum ... William Clark
Stuart Germain ... Sergeant Gass

Earl Hindman ... Meriwether Lewis
Addison Powell ... Jefferson
Tenaya Torres ... Sacajawea

The Mystery of Amelia Earhart

11 September 1971

The Record Ride for the Pony Express

2 October 1971


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host

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