New Series 1951
Lucy gets on stage at the club
I Love Lucy (1951–1957) - Starring real life married couple Lucile Ball and Desi Arnez with neighbors Fred and Ethel Mertz played by William Frawley and Vivian Vance. The first sitcom to be produced on film with multiple cameras rather than live action. The groundbreaking show is produced on film, The antics of Lucy always trying to get into husband Ricky's Cuban nightclub act at the Copacabana. The I love Lucy Show
The Nairobi Trio
Ernie Kovacs Show (1951- 1956) A hodgepodge of live comedy using innovative visual gags, ad lib's, and taking the television audience past the 4th wall into the set.Ernie Kovacs laid the groundwork for the Steve Allen Show, the Tonight Show and Laugh In. Ernie Kovacs
The Red Skelton Show (1951 -1971) - Starring Red Skelton this variety show ran for 30 minutes until 1962 when it became the Red Skelton Hour. Though the show had a special guest each week it was mostly live sketches of Red doing his gang of characters such as Clem Kadiddlehopper. The Red Skeleton Show
Dragnet (1951–1959) - Created, produced and starred Jack Webb this was the first series in a documentary format. After the 7 note lead in, narrator George Fenneman would introduce the case and Sargent Joe Friday with his partner Frank Smith played by Ben Alexander would solve the crime without guns (which caused the NRA at the time to constantly complain). Each episode ended with the mug shot of the criminal and the outcome of the court case and sentence. Dragnet!
Amos & Andy (1951–1953).
Love of Life (1951–1980).
Search for Tomorrow (1951–1986).
Television News 1951
Radio - With McCarthyism on the rise, conservative commentator Paul Harvey Aurandt began his daily Noon 15 minute presentation to millions of listeners. The show lasted 58 years before God took him home in 2009. He was best friends with Evangelical minister Billy Graham and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and made no bones about his conservative leanings.
A reminder that conservative actor and pro war activist John Wayne flat out refused to fight in WW II for economic reasons. Straight Dope John Wayne
Live feed both coasts split screen
See It Now (1951 -1958) - Hosted live by Edward R Murrow from Studio 41 at CBS in New York was the 60 Minutes of its day. Murrow and the show were instrumental in bringing down Wisconsin Senator Joe "Tailgunner" McCarthy and his ugly brand of finger pointing politics called McCarthyism. See it Now
Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951–present) - An occasional anthology series that is considered the longest running show on television. It brought live opera, Shakespeare, Biography's, musicals and broadway plays with great acting to American living rooms winning over 80 Emmys. Hallmark Hall of Fame
The Emmy's 1951 - 1952
Best Dramatic Show: Studio One
Series End 1951
The Alan Dale Show (1948–1951).
Most Watched 1951-1952
1. Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts
The Year That Was
A retro, nostalgic multimedia journey through the years
Fiftes - Ticky Tacky - 1950s
(c) Copyright 2006 - 2011