Category Archives: Television 1950s

‘The Edsel Show’ first videotaped TV special 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 13 1957)


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(Sunday, October 13, 1957, 8:00 p.m.-8:58 p.m. EDT)The Edsel Show, an hour-long television special to promote Ford Motor Company’s new, ill-fated Edsel cars, was broadcast live tonight on CBS, starring Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney. Continue reading ‘The Edsel Show’ first videotaped TV special 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 13 1957)

‘Captain Jack’ episode airs on ‘Leave It to Beaver’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 11 1957)


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(Friday, October 11, 1957, 7:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. EDT) — Wally and Beaver order a baby alligator through the mail and hide him in their toilet tank on tonight’s episode of the CBS sitcom television series Leave It to Beaver. Continue reading ‘Captain Jack’ episode airs on ‘Leave It to Beaver’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 11 1957)

The Everly Brothers perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 6 1957)


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(Sunday, October 6, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — The Everly Brothers performed “Wake Up Little Susie” on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading The Everly Brothers perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 6 1957)

‘Leave It to Beaver’ series debuts on CBS-TV 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1957)


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(Friday, October 4, 1957, 7:30-8:00 p.m EDT)Leave It to Beaver, an American television sitcom about an inquisitive and often naïve boy and his adventures in his suburban neighborhood, premiered as a regular series tonight on CBS-TV, starring Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers. Continue reading ‘Leave It to Beaver’ series debuts on CBS-TV 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1957)

George Burns, Gracie Allen perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 29 1957)


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(Sunday, September 29, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — George Burns and Gracie Allen performed a comedy routine on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from Hollywood. Continue reading George Burns, Gracie Allen perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 29 1957)

‘Perry Mason’ series debuts on CBS-TV 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 21 1957)


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(Saturday, September 21, 1957, 7:30-8:30 p.m EDT)Perry Mason, a legal mystery-drama about a fictional Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer, premiered tonight on CBS-TV, starring Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman and Ray Collins. Continue reading ‘Perry Mason’ series debuts on CBS-TV 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 21 1957)

‘American Bandstand,’ hosted by Dick Clark, makes its network debut on ABC 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 5 1957)


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(Monday, August 5, 1957, 3:00-4:30 p.m EDT) — The teenage dance television show American Bandstand, hosted by Dick Clark, made its network debut today on ABC. Continue reading ‘American Bandstand,’ hosted by Dick Clark, makes its network debut on ABC 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 5 1957)

The Everly Brothers perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 4 1957)


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(Sunday, August 4, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — The Everly Brothers performed “Bye, Bye Love” and “Hey Doll Baby” on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City, with Dan Dailey as guest host. Continue reading The Everly Brothers perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 4 1957)

Jack Paar debuts as host of NBC’s ‘Tonight’ show 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 29 1957)


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(Monday, July 29, 1957, 11:15 p.m. EDT) — The new version of Tonight, starring Jack Paar, debuted tonight on NBC television with guests Helen O’Connell, Johnny Johnston, Stanley Holloway and Franklin Pangborn from Studio 6B at the RCA Building in New York. Continue reading Jack Paar debuts as host of NBC’s ‘Tonight’ show 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 29 1957)

Gene Kelly performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 23 1957)


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(Sunday, June 23, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Gene Kelly promoted his film The Happy Road on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from the Marine Amphitheater at Jones Beach, Long Island, New York. Continue reading Gene Kelly performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 23 1957)