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New Series 1959

 

Rawhide  (1959–1966)
Bonanza (1959–1973) the first weekly television series broadcast completely in color
Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)

The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)
Tales of the Riverbank (1959–1963)
The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)
The Untouchables (1959–1963)
NBC Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)
The Rebel (1959 – 1961)
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Series End 1959

Your Hit Parade (1950–1959)
Dragnet (1951–1959)
Mickey Mouse Club (1955–1959)


Most Watched 1959 -1960

1. Gunsmoke
2. Wagon Train
3. Have Gun Will Travel
4. The Danny Thomas Show
5. The Red Skelton Show
6. Father Knows Best
7. 77 Sunset Strip
8. The Price is Right
9. Wanted: Dead or Alive
10. Perry Mason
11. The Real McCoys
12. The Ed Sullivan Show
13. The Rifleman
14. The Ford Show
15. The Lawman
16. Dennis the Menace
17. Cheyenne
18. Rawhide
19. Maverick
20. The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp



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Television News 1959

 

Charles Van Doren confesses, TV quiz show-"21," was fixed


Fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R. Murrow


The Emmy's 1959 - 1960

 

Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama: Playhouse 90
Outstanding Performance By an Actor in a Series (Lead or Support): Robert Stack, The Untouchables
Outstanding Performance By an Actress in a Series (Lead or Support): Jane Wyatt, Father Knows Best
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama:           Robert Mulligan, The Moon and Sixpence
Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama: Rod Serling, Twilight Zone
Outstanding Single Performance By an Actor (Lead or Support): Laurence Olivier, The Moon and Sixpence
Outstanding Single Performance By an Actress (Lead or Support): Ingrid Bergman, Ford Startime: The Turn of the Screw
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor: Art Carney Special
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy:         Ralph Levy and Bud Yorkin, Jack Benny Hour specials
Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy: Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Al Gordon and Hal Goldman, Jack Benny Show
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Variety: Fabulous Fifties
Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series:  Harry Belafonte, Revlon Revue: Tonight With Belafonte
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Music:           Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Public Affairs and Education: Twentieth Century
Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of News: Huntley-Brinkley Report
Outstanding Writing Achievement in the Documentary Field: Howard K. Smith and Av Westin, The Population Explosion
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Children's Programming: Huckleberry Hound


TV Guide Schedule 1959

 

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