TV Days 1950

TV Days 1950

1950 was the year that television would emerge as a major force (radio was overwhelmingly more popular in 1949, but now things were beginning to change). Nearly 10,000 families had TV sets by the end of 1950 (our family had one). Some of the popular TV shows of 1950 would include “Lights Out” (NBC, Monday 9:00-9:30 PM), “Armstrong Circle Theatre” (NBC, Tuesday 9:30-10:00 PM, “You Bet Your Life” (NBC, Thursday 8:00-8:30 PM)
—————————–Groucho Marx & Friend—————————————————

“Arthur Godfrey And His Friends” (CBS, Wednesday 8:00-9:00 PM), “The Lone Ranger” (ABC, Thursday 7:30-8:00 PM) and “I Remember Mama” (CBS, Friday 8:00-8:30 PM),

“Fireside Theater” (NBC, Tuesday 9:00-9:30 PM), “Philco Television Playhouse” (NBC, Sunday 9:00-10:00 PM), “Your Show Of Shows” (NBC, Saturday 9:00-10:30 PM- a show featuring Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca), “The Toast Of The Town” (*CBS, Sunday 8:00-9:00 PM- a show featuring Ed Sullivan, the forerunner to “The Ed Sullivan Show”,

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“Hopalong Cassidy” (NBC, Sunday 6:00-7:00 PM), “The Aldrich Family” (NBC, Sunday 7:30-8:00 PM), “Gillette Cavalcade Of Sports” (NBC, Friday 10:00-10:45 PM), “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” (CBS, Monday 8:30-9:00 PM), “Martin Kane, Private Eye” (NBC, Thursday 10:00-10:30 PM), “Man Against Crime” (CBS, Friday 8:30-9:00 PM), “Robert Montgomery Presents” (NBC, Monday 9:30-10:30 PM) and “Kraft Television Theater” (NBC, Wednesday 9:00-10:00 PM). The most popular show on TV this year was “Texaco Star Theater” (NBC, Tuesday 8:00-9:00 PM-a show featuring the legendary Milton Berle).

Other shows on TV this year would include “Time For Beany”, a children’s show (I remember Beany and his friend, Cecil The Seasick Sea Serpent), “Your Hit Parade” (NBC, Saturday 10:30-11:00 PM), “The Alan Young Show” (CBS, Thursday 9:00-9:30 PM), “Truth Or Consequences” (CBS, Thursday 10:00-10:30 PM), “The Cisco Kid” (Syndicated), “The Big Town” (CBS, Thursday 9:30-10:00 PM), “Stop The Music” (ABC, Thursday 8:00-9:00 PM), “Studio One” (CBS, Monday 10:00-10:30 PM), “The Big Story” (NBC, Friday 9:30-10:00 PM) and “The Perry Como Show” (NBC, Sunday 8:00-8:30 PM).
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———————————————-The cast of “Your Hit Parade——————————–

I was only 5 in 1950, so this was one of my favorite shows. It was the first animated cartoon series on TV and it started in 1950.

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