Did You Know?
The program was the first so-called "Television Spectacular". Ford presented the show without commercial interruption. It is believed to be the first time that Edward R. Murrow
appeared on NBC in a professional capacity. Also, in 1953, it was necessary for Ford to buy time on two networks to ensure maximum coverage of US TV households - at the time, neither CBS nor NBC reached 100% of them. See more
"I Love a Parade"
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Performed as part of a medley See more