Various aspects of the U.S. Army are illustrated.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Himself 1 episode, 1960
...  Himself 1 episode, 1963
...  Himself 1 episode, 1951
Stuart Queen ...  Himself - Host 1 episode, 1958
...  Himself (narrator) 1 episode, 1959
William Kendall ...  Himself 1 episode, 1960
Skipper Murphy ...  Himself 1 episode, 1960
Terry Murphy ...  Himself 1 episode, 1960
Staats Cotsworth ...  Himself - Narrator 1 episode, 1961
...  Cadet 1 episode, 1964
...  Himself 1 episode, 1967
Cao Ky Nguyen ...  Himself 1 episode, 1967
Maxwell Taylor ...  Himself 1 episode, 1967
William C. Westmoreland ...  Himself 1 episode, 1967


From 1950 to 1963, the U.S. Army produced THE BIG PICTURE television show. Part history lesson, part recruiting tool and part propaganda, the show was widely embraced by the public. The show chronicled nearly every aspect of the U.S. military's history and Cold War capabilities. Written by Pilot TV Network

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20 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Well I guess there are a few people who got up really early on Saturday mornings before the cartoons came on at 6:00 A.M. Yes I was one of those kids! I use to drive my parents crazy. This time I was in Brooklyn, N.Y. back in 1965. I attended school at "Our Lady Help of Christians". This was right before we got assigned to the military base at Keflavik, Iceland. On Saturday mornings at 5:00 on TV was "The Modern Farmer" and right behind it was "The Big Picture" at 5:30. Since I was a military brat I loved all things military. I found this show interesting. Many people won't, but hey I was 10-11 years old at the time. This show must be really dated and won't compare to the new shows out now on the Military, or History Channels but back then it was good for me. Besides, at 6:00 A.m. on came the cartoons led by "Crusader Rabbit and Rags the Tiger". Baby Boomers from New York will know exactly what I am talking about!

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