Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
1971   1957   1956   1955   1954   1953  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

East of Eden (1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris
Crossroads (1955–1957)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives.

Stars: Robert Carson, Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille
Giant (1956)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Walter Cronkite ...  Himself - Host - Narrator / ... 116 episodes, 1953-1971
Edit

Storyline

Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee". Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1953 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS News See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[last lines]
Narrator: What sort of day was it? A day like all days, filled with those events that alter and illuminate our times... and you were there.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Honeymooners: Unconventional Behavior (1956) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An Early Television Gem
12 August 2006 | by sonny_1963See all my reviews

Hosted by Walter Cronkite before his bigger successes, "You Are There" created something totally new for television - a reporter with a camera and microphone who covered historical events as though they were breaking news.

One example was, "The Assassination of Julius Caesar." He interviews many of the people who took part as they stand over Caesar"s body.

"Excuse me, sir," he asks Marc Antony. Antony takes a moment to be interviewed. What a fascinating concept.

The only other episode I remember seeing live was, "The Capture of Jesse James," with an unknown James Dean in the title role.

If the episodes have not been lost, they should be put on DVD for today's generation to watch.


17 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed