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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: People Kill People Sometimes

20 September 1959


Zina Bethune ... Carol Reed

Nan Martin ... Nancy

Geraldine Page ... Virginia Reed

Jason Robards ... Alex Reed (as Jason Robards Jr.)

George C. Scott ... Dr. Richard Bryan

Season 1, Episode 2: What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 1

27 September 1959


Sidney Blackmer ... H.L. Harrington
Larry Blyden ... Sammy Glick

Norman Fell ... Sammy's Brother

John Forsythe ... Al Manheim
Jay Lawrence ... Sheik Romero
Horace McMahon ... Mike Crowley (as Horace MacMahon)

Dina Merrill ... Laurette Harrington
Nelson Olmsted ... Ben Osborne
David Opatoshu ... Sidney Fineman
William Post Jr. ... Lucky Westover

Barbara Rush ... Kit Sargent
Milton Selzer ... Julian Blumberg
Monique van Vooren ... Zizi Molnari
Earl Wilson ... Earl Wilson

Season 1, Episode 3: What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 2

4 October 1959


Sidney Blackmer ... H.L. Harrington
Larry Blyden ... Sammy Glick

Norman Fell ... Sammy's Brother

John Forsythe ... Al Manheim
Jay Lawrence ... Sheik Romero
Horace McMahon ... Mike Crowley (as Horace MacMahon)

Dina Merrill ... Laurette Harrington
Nelson Olmsted ... Ben Osborne
David Opatoshu ... Sidney Fineman
William Post Jr. ... Lucky Westover

Barbara Rush ... Kit Sargent
Milton Selzer ... Julian Blumberg
Monique van Vooren ... Zizi Molnari
Earl Wilson ... Earl Wilson

Season 1, Episode 4: A Tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt on Her Diamond Jubilee

11 October 1959


Lauren Bacall ... Herself

Ralph Bellamy ... Himself
Gertrude Berg ... Herself

Milton Berle ... Himself

Eddie Cantor ... Himself

Art Carney ... Himself

Maurice Chevalier ... Himself

Joan Crawford ... Herself

Jimmy Durante ... Himself

Henry Fonda ... Himself

Arthur Godfrey ... Himself - Host

Cedric Hardwicke ... Himself

Helen Hayes ... Herself

Bob Hope ... Himself
José Iturbi ... Himself (as Jose Iturbi)

Mary Martin ... Herself
Henry Morgan

Richard Nixon ... Himself

Sidney Poitier ... Himself

Eleanor Roosevelt ... Herself

Elizabeth Taylor ... Herself
Harry S. Truman ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 5: Murder and the Android

18 October 1959

Martin Ashe ... Policeman
Robert Blackburn ... Harry
Floyd Ennis ... Officer (as Flloyd Ennis)

Kevin McCarthy ... James Valentine
Sono Osato ... Dallas Burton

Suzanne Pleshette ... Mari Sutton

Telly Savalas ... Cotton
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Dr. Alexis Rostov
David J. Stewart ... Jervis

Rip Torn ... The Android

Season 1, Episode 6: Milton Berle Show

25 October 1959


Milton Berle ... Himself
Barbara Heller ... Herself

Peter Lawford ... Himself

Danny Thomas ... Himself

Lana Turner ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 7: The Milton Berle Special

1 November 1959

Season 1, Episode 8: The Light in the Dark

15 November 1959

Season 1, Episode 9: Episode #1.9

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Season 1, Episode 10: The Practical Dreamer

22 November 1959

Season 1, Episode 11: Episode #1.11

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Season 1, Episode 12: Give My Regards to Broadway

6 December 1959
Jimmy Durante and his guests, Jane Powell, Jimmie Rodgers, Eddie Hodges and Ray Bolger pay tribute to fifty years of Broadway, including songs from early George M. Cohan musicals to the latest showstoppers such as 'You Gotta Have Heart' from "Damn Yankees" and 'I Could Have Danced All Night' from "My Fair Lady". Featured numbers include Jane Powell demonstrating her dancing skills, performing an inspiring duet with recording star Jimmie Rodgers of "It Was Mary" and displaying her talent working a player piano. Ray Bolger demonstrates his prodigious skills as a drummer.Jimmy sings "That's Entertainment" and his now signature version of "Young At Heart"

Jimmy Durante ... Himself - Host / Performer

Jane Powell ... Herself - Performer
Jimmie Rodgers ... Himself - Performer
Eddie Hodges ... Himself - Performer

Ray Bolger ... Himself - Performer

Season 1, Episode 13: The Indestructible Mr. Gore

13 December 1959
Drama based on the early career of Gore Vidal's grandfather, Senator Thomas Gore. In the early 1890s, Thomas seeks employment in the office of a Texas judge. During the interview Thomas reveals that it is his life's ambition to become a United States Senator. He also informs Judge Wingate that he is completely blind.

William Shatner ... Thomas Gore
Henderson Forsythe ... Mr. Clegg

Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Clegg

E.G. Marshall ... Judge Wingate

Inger Stevens ... Nina Kay
William Traylor ... Cam Kay

Gore Vidal ... Narrator

Season 1, Episode 14: Episode #1.14

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Season 1, Episode 15: Episode #1.15

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Season 1, Episode 16: The Margaret Bourke White Story

3 January 1960


Eli Wallach ... Alfred Eisenstaedt

Teresa Wright ... Margaret Bourke White

Season 1, Episode 17: Episode #1.17

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Season 1, Episode 18: One Loud Clear Voice

17 January 1960

Season 1, Episode 19: Episode #1.19

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Season 1, Episode 20: Episode #1.20

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Season 1, Episode 21: After Hours

7 February 1960

Season 1, Episode 22: The Devil and Daniel Webster

14 February 1960
New Englander Jabez Stone is about to lose the farm, in a fit he tells his wife that he'd sell his soul to the devil for just about two cents! And of course the devil takes him up on it. Contract in hand, he offers Jabez the customary irresistible terms, seven years of good fortune.
Edgar Bergen ... Himself - Host
Royal Beal ... Justice Hawthorne

Howard Freeman ... Pinkham
Stuart Germain ... Stevens
Betty Lou Holland ... Dorcas Stone

Tim O'Connor ... Jabez Stone

Edward G. Robinson ... Daniel Webster

David Wayne ... The Devil

Season 1, Episode 23: Our American Heritage: Shadow of a Soldier

21 February 1960
At age 63, Ulysses S. Grant learns he is dying of cancer. Mark Twain, his friend, remarked, "He was groping in the past to find himself, to salvage from the wreckage of his life some remnants of his self-esteem." The story unfolds in flashbacks through his illustrious life.

James Whitmore ... Ulysses S. Grant

Melvyn Douglas ... Mark Twain

Teresa Wright ... Julia Grant
John Baragrey ... Robert E. Lee
Paul Tripp ... Dr. Douglas
Ford Rainey ... Abraham Lincoln
Arthur Anderson ... Swett
George Ebeling ... General Sherman
Griff Evans ... Rawlins
Henderson Forsythe ... General Buckner
Jack Manning ... Lieutenant Hunt
Allen Nourse ... Governor Yates
Alfred Sandor ... Lieutenant Hodges
Fred J. Scollay ... General McClernand
Frank Tweddell ... General Smith

Season 1, Episode 24: The Secret of Freedom

28 February 1960

Season 1, Episode 25: Turn the Key Deftly

6 March 1960

Barbara Bulgakov ... Baroness
Humphrey Davis ... Captain Feidman

Louis Edmonds ... Marcel Roget

Julie Harris ... Francesca

Francis Lederer ... Mario Morgan
Shaike Ophir (as Shai K. Ophir)

Maximilian Schell ... Peter Gerard

Season 1, Episode 26: Episode #1.26

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Season 1, Episode 27: Our American Heritage: Autocrat and Son

20 March 1960
This program dramatizes the early life of Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Anne Francis ... Fanny Holmes
Ann Harding ... Mrs. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Cedric Hardwicke ... Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Christopher Plummer ... Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Season 1, Episode 28: The American

27 March 1960
Between scenes of a movie ("Sands of Iwo Jima") in which he appears as an extra, Pima Indian Ira Hayes recalls the horrors of the actual battle of Iwo Jima in which he forever sealed his fate in history as one of the men who raised the flag in the world-famous photograph taken during the battle.

Lee Marvin ... Ira Hayes
Thomas A. Carlin ... Nicholson
Frank Corsaro ... The Director

Steven Hill ... George Pitt

Frank Overton ... Congressman
Milton Selzer ... Harry Cooler

Season 1, Episode 29: Hollywood Sings

3 April 1960


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Our American Heritage: Gentleman's Decision

22 April 1961
General Robert E. Lee must make his decision whether to surrender his army to General Grant or risk one last attack are recounted.

Barbara Babcock ... Annie Lee
Jay Barney ... General Longstreet
Bill Berrian ... Currier

Philip Bosco ... General Gordon
James Duncan ... Custis Lee
Robert Emhardt ... General Scott

Dean Jagger ... General Robert E. Lee
Kenneth Konopka ... General Ulysses S. Grant
Dirk Kooiman ... Soldier
Allen Nourse ... Venable
David O'Brien ... Rooney Lee
Mark O'Daniels ... General Alexander
Lowell Thomas ... Host

Our American Heritage: Not Without Honor

21 October 1960

Our American Heritage: The Secret Rebel

11 March 1961
Presented by The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, this progam pays homage the history of Washington's steadfastness against all odds. In December of 1776 with no victories and sagging morale, things looked bleak for Washington and his men. But the capture of suspected Tory spy John Honeyman provided the edge that was needed to change the course of the war. This taped special bore the advertisement "It was tar and feathers for the "traitor" who claimed to know George Washington!"
Norman Barrs ... Bates
Jack Collins ... Col. Rail
Humphrey Davis ... Magistrate
Joseph Della Sorte ... Soldier
Alexander Holt ... Sentry
Betty Miller ... Mary

Hugh O'Brian ... John Honeyman
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Grogan
Lou Robb ... Von Drachow
Alfred Sandor ... Wilson
Howard St. John ... Gen. George Washington
Lowell Thomas ... Host / Narrator

The 1st Annual Grammy Awards

29 November 1959

Meredith Willson ... Himself - Host-Recipient
Ross Bagdasarian ... Himself - Recipient
Count Basie ... Himself - Recipient

Shelley Berman ... Himself - Performer
The Champs ... Themselves-Recipients
Mormon Tabernacle Choir ... Themselves - Performers

Van Cliburn ... Himself - Performer-Recipient

Nat 'King' Cole ... Himself - Performer
Perry Como ... Himself - Recipient

Bobby Darin ... Himself - Performer
Jimmie Driftwood ... Himself - Performer

Duke Ellington ... Himself - Performer

Ella Fitzgerald ... Herself - Performer-Recipient

Stan Freberg ... Himself - Recipient
Dave Guard ... Himself - Performer-Recipient (as The Kingston Trio)
The Hollywood String Quartet ... Themselves-Recipients
Jonah Jones ... Himself - Performer
The Kingston Trio ... Themselves

Henry Mancini ... Himself - Recipient
Domenico Modugno ... Himself - Recipient

André Previn ... Himself - Recipient

Louis Prima ... Himself - Recipient
Nick Reynolds ... Himself - Performer / Recipients (as The Kingston Trio)
Nelson Riddle ... Himself - Recipient
Andrés Segovia ... Himself - Recipient
Bob Shane ... Himself - Performer-Recipient (as The Kingston Trio)

Frank Sinatra ... Himself - Recipient
Keely Smith ... Herself - Recipient
Axel Stordahl ... Himself - Music Director
Renata Tebaldi ... Herself - Recipient
Roger Wagner ... Himself - Recipient
David Buck Wheat ... Accompanist (as The Kingston Trio)

The Jimmy Durante Show: The Evolution of the American Husband

9 August 1961


Jimmy Durante ... Himself

Bob Hope ... Himself
Garry Moore ... Himself

Janice Rule ... Herself

The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 1

3 June 1960
In 1920, two Italian immigrants are charged with murdering a paymaster and his guard in South Braintree, Massachusetts. They are tried and convicted of murder in nearby Dedham, Massachusetts.

Martin Balsam ... Nicola Sacco
Royal Beal ... Walter Ripley
John C. Becher ... Chief Stewart
Frank Campanella ... Prison Guard
Tom Carlin ... Gardner Jackson
Tom Clancy ... Will H. Daly
Harry Davis ... Michael Levangie

Dana Elcar ... Newspaperman
Robert Emhardt ... Governor Fuller

Rex Everhart ... Officer LeBaron
Stuart Germain ... Judge Webster Thayer
Ben Grauer ... Narrator
Wyley Hancock ... John Vaney (as Wiley Hancock)
Anne Hegira ... Lola Andrews

Steven Hill ... Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Mary James ... Mary Splaine
House Jameson ... A. Lawrence Lowell

E.G. Marshall ... William Thompson
Dan Morgan ... Captain Proctor

Carroll O'Connor ... Frederick Katzman

Charles Tyner ... Clerk
Ben Yaffee ... C.A. Barr

The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 2

10 June 1960
After Sacco and Vanzetti are convicted of murder, their lawyers file a series of appeals. Many in the public are convinced that the two men were convicted because they are self-confessed anarchists, and not because of the evidence presented at their trial.

Martin Balsam ... Nicola Sacco
Royal Beal ... Walter Ripley
John C. Becher ... Chief Stewart
Frank Campanella ... Prison Guard
Tom Carlin ... Gardner Jackson
Tom Clancy ... Will H. Daly
Harry Davis ... Michael Levangle

Dana Elcar ... Newspaperman
Robert Emhardt ... Governor Fuller

Rex Everhart ... Officer LeBaron
Stuart Germain ... Judge Webster Thayer
Ben Grauer ... Narrator
Wyley Hancock ... John Vaney (as Wiley Hancock)
Anne Hegira ... Lola Andrews

Steven Hill ... Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Mary James ... Mary Splaine
House Jameson ... A. Lawrence Lowell

E.G. Marshall ... William Thompson
Dan Morgan ... Captain Proctor

Carroll O'Connor ... Frederick Katzman

Charles Tyner ... Clerk
Ben Yaffee ... C.A. Barr

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