Running for almost thirteen years, this dramatic anthology series featured many well-know actors and actresses, as well as a number who would later go on to become stars. Originally, the program presented dramas written by contemporary writers on a number of subjects, but later in its run it changed to documentary-style dramas on subjects ranging from espionage and the history of Russian communism to the dangers of medical and insurance fraud.
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From June 1950 to June 1955, this show was broadcast weekly for thirty minutes, and consisted of original dramas relating to the contemporary world. In September 1955, the show was expanded to sixty minutes, and programming consisted of dramatic shows featuring current, real-life events. Between September 1955 and June 1956, this show alternated every four weeks with the following television shows: Playwrights '56
(1955), The 20th Century-Fox Hour
(1955), and The United States Steel Hour
(1953). In July 1956, The Kaiser Aluminum Hour
(1956) replaced Playwrights '56
(1955), and the four shows continued to alternate every four weeks until October 1957. Starting in October 1957, this show alternated every week with the "The United States Steel Hour". This continued until June 1963, when "Reckoning" replaced "The United States Steel Hour". The final broadcast was on August 28, 1963. See more