Studio 57September 21, 1954
Studio 57 is an American anthology series that was broadcast on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network from September 1954 to September 1955, and in syndication from 1955 to 1956.
The Ernie Kovacs ShowDecember 30, 1952
The Ernie Kovacs Show is an American comedy show hosted by comedian Ernie Kovacs, first shown in Philadelphia during the early 50s, then nationally. The show appeared in many versions and formats, including daytime, prime-time, late-night, talk show, comedy, and as a summer replacement series.
The Ernie Kovacs Show was one of only six TV shows broadcast on all four U.S. television networks during the Golden Age of Television, the others being The Original Amateur Hour, Pantomime Quiz, Down You Go, The Arthur Murray Party, and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.
Flash GordonOctober 15, 1954
Flash Gordon is a science fiction television series based on the characters of the Alex Raymond-created comic strip of the same name. Diverging from the storyline of the comics, the series set Flash, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov in the year 3203. As agents of the Galactic Bureau of Investigation, the team travels the galaxy in their ship the Sky Flash, battling cosmic villains under the order of Commander Paul Richards.
The series was filmed in West Berlin and Marseille as a West German, French and American co-production by Intercontinental Television Films and Telediffusion. The series aired in syndication throughout most of the U.S. but also aired on the east coast on the DuMont Television Network.
The series proved popular with American audiences and critical response, though sparse, was positive. Flash Gordon has garnered little modern critical attention. What little there is generally dismisses the series, although there has been some critical thought devoted to its presentation of Cold War and capitalist themes.
Man Against CrimeOctober 7, 1949
Man Against Crime, one of the first television programs about private eyes, ran on CBS, the DuMont Television Network and NBC from October 7, 1949 to August 26, 1956. The show was created by Lawrence Klee and Paul Alter and was broadcast live until 1952. It was also directed by Paul Alter. The series was one of the few television programs ever to have been simulcast on more than one network: the program aired on both NBC and DuMont during the 1953-1954 television season.
Star TimeSeptember 2, 1950
Star Time is an American variety series which aired on the DuMont Television Network from September 5, 1950 to February 27, 1951, and starred singer-actress Frances Langford.
A Woman to RememberFebruary 21, 1949
A Woman to Remember is a soap opera which ran on the DuMont Television Network from February 21, 1949 to July 15, 1949. The show initially ran in daytime, but starting May 2, aired Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 7:45 pm ET.
John Haggart served as creator and writer, and Bob Steele was producer and director. The show followed Captain Video and His Video Rangers and had no sponsor.
You Asked for It was a popular human interest show created and hosted by Art Baker. Initially titled The Art Baker Show, the program originally aired on American television between 1950 and 1959. Later versions of the series were seen in 1972, 1981, and 2000.
On the show, viewers were asked to send in postcards describing something that they wanted to see on television, such as the reenactment of William Tell shooting an apple off his son's head.
The show was originally broadcast live, so some of the riskier propositions took on added elements of danger and suspense. A segment where animal trainer and stuntman, Reed Parham wrestled a huge, deadly anaconda, for example, nearly became disastrous until assistants interceded with guns drawn, visibly unnerving host Art Baker.
Dark of Night is an American dramatic anthology series that aired on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network which aired Fridays at 8:30pm EST from October 3, 1952 to May 1, 1953.
The series starred mostly unknown actors. Each episode was filmed at a different location in the New York City area. According to Brooks and Marsh, locations included a Coca-Cola bottling plant, Brentano's book store in Manhattan, a castle in New Jersey, and the American Red Cross Blood Bank.
One Woman's Experience, also known as One Woman's Story, was a DuMont Television Network anthology TV show created and produced by Lawrence Menkin and starring Wendy Waldron. The show aired from October 6, 1952 to April 3, 1953. The 15-minute show aired alongside another 15-minute Menkin show One Man's Experience. Some sources suggest that these episodes were also aired during the DuMont series Monodrama Theater which aired at 11pm ET from May 1952 until December 7, 1953.
The Igor Cassini Show was a DuMont Television Network talk show hosted by columnist Igor Cassini, who wrote under the name "Cholly Knickerbocker". The show aired Sunday evenings from October 25, 1953 to February 28, 1954.
Eloise Salutes the Stars is a talk show hosted by Eloise McElhone which aired on an 8-station network including the DuMont flagship station WABD. The series aired Tuesdays at 7:30pm ET in 1950 and early 1951. Other stations in the network, such as WPIX-TV chose to air the show at 5:15pm ET.
The show was sponsored by Doeskin Tissues, and produced by Lester Lewis. After the original 13 episodes were produced, the show was renewed for another 13 episodes in January 1951.
McElhone was also host of the DuMont series Quick on the Draw, a panelist on the ABC game show Think Fast, and a panelist on the NBC/ABC series Leave It to the Girls.
Operation Information was a DuMont Television Network public affairs TV show giving veterans information on their rights and benefits. The show aired Thursdays from July 17, 1952 to September 18, 1952. DuMont had previously aired a similar series for veterans Operation Success.
Nine Thirty Curtain was a dramatic anthology television series which aired on the DuMont Television Network from October 16, 1953 to January 1, 1954. The 30-minute show aired on Fridays at 9:30pm ET.
One Man's Experience, also known as One Man's Story, was a DuMont Television Network anthology TV show written and produced by Lawrence Menkin. The show aired from October 6, 1952 to April 10, 1953. The 15-minute show aired alongside another 15-minute Menkin show One Woman's Experience. Some sources suggest that these episodes were also aired during the DuMont series Monodrama Theater which aired at 11pm ET from May 1952 until December 7, 1953.
The Talent Shop was a TV series on the DuMont Television Network which aired from October 13, 1951 to March 29, 1952. The hosts were Fred Robbins and Pat Adair. This was a talent show for young people, set in a New York City drugstore.
Program Playhouse was an anthology television series aired on the DuMont Television Network on Wednesdays from June 22 to September 14, 1949.
The first program starred Ernest Truex as Caspar Milquetoast in The Timid Soul.
Meet Your Congress was a public affairs TV series on NBC and on the DuMont Television Network. The show premiered on NBC on July 1, 1949, airing Saturdays at 8pm ET. The DuMont series aired from July 8, 1953 until July 4, 1954.
Moderator Blair Moody, who hosted the radio and TV versions from 1946 to 1952, died of pneumonia and heart problems on July 20, 1954.
Pro Football Highlights, also known as Football News or Football Highlights, was a 30-minute TV sports program broadcast by ABC and the DuMont Television Network. The ABC version aired Fridays at 8:30 pm ET and the DuMont version aired Wednesdays at 7:30pm ET.
Stage a Number was a TV series on the DuMont Television Network which aired Wednesdays at 9pm ET from September 10, 1952 to May 20, 1953.
The series was a live talent show for dancers, singers, acrobats, and other entertainers. A panel of celebrity judges decided on two winners who would be invited to appear the following week.
Ethel Barrymore Theatre was an anthology television series hosted by Ethel Barrymore and the last series produced by the DuMont Television Network.
While produced by the network, the series was aired on Fridays at 8:30pm ET from September 21 to December 21, 1956 on DuMont station WABD after the network had closed. The series may have been filmed in 1953, and was known as Stage 8 in syndication.