Bicentennial Minutes (1974– )
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This fascinating series aired on the CBS network from July 4, 1974 through December 31, 1976, an extension of the original series, which was slated to end on July 4, 1976. The concept was simple:
Each segment had a different narrator, movie stars, television stars, politicians, public figures and so on and each segment ran a minute. They detailed some event or person connected to the date in question 200 years before. The network initially was reluctant to do this, but was convinced and the nightly segment became quite popular. The subject of a minute was often something that had some connection to the narrator (i.e., a musician might discuss some musical event, politicians some political figure or event and so on).
It was a fascinating quick little history lesson and I managed to catch the vast majority of them. I wish I could see them again, but that's sadly a very unlikely prospect, as a commercial release would be too difficult to pull of at this point and would be commercially limited. Still a fascinating project and most highly recommended.