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The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (1953)

TV Movie  |   |  Music  |  15 June 1953 (USA)
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Marian Anderson ...
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Henry Ford II ...
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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 »


Tea for Two
Music by Vincent Youmans
Lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto A. Harbach
Performed as part of a medley
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The Ford 50th Anniversary Show
22 October 2004 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

This two-hour program is a look back at the history of the United States and the world up to 1953. Presented by Ford Motor Company on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary. Hosted by Edward R. Murrow and Oscar Hammerstein who discuss historic events, trends, and personalities that have changed the world in the past 50 years. Musical numbers by Ethel Merman and Mary Martin, who together sing a great medley of tunes near the program's end. Marian Anderson also appears and sings. Several musical dance numbers. Mary Martin and Oscar Hammerstein appear in an excerpt from Thorton Wilder's play "Our Town". Lowell Thomas appears in a segment about old-time radio. Brief musical appearances by Rudy Vallee, Bing Crosby (on film), Frank Sinatra (on film) and Eddie Fisher. Wally Cox appears in several comedic skits. Kukla and Ollie, Burr Tilstrom's puppets, also appear and introduce segments. Produced by Leland Hayward who introduces the program and appears in the end to introduce Henry Ford II, who closes the program with a hope for peace and prosperity in the future. This live, two-hour program aired on both NBC and CBS at the same time, June 15, 1953, 9-11 PM EDT.

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