THE MILTON BERLE SHOW: Uncle Milton Bows Out With a BANG, June 6, 1956

After an amazing run in television, Milton Berle had persevered in several formats over 8 seasons and 336 hour long episodes. In 1956,  no other show nor star had enjoyed a longer television run. The broadcast of June 6, 1956 was significant for several reasons. For one, it was the final broadcast of The Milton […]

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Howdy Doody Ends After 2343 Shows – September 24, 1960

After 13 years on the air, and one of the first monumental hits on television, Howdy Doody, Bob Smith, Princess Summerfall Winterspring,  Heidi Doody, and Clarabell the Clown closed shop. Initially a weekday program, Howdy Doody moved to Saturdays in 1956, and continued to have solid ratings to the end.  As with any TV show with […]

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The Fugitive, August 29, 1967

The Fugitive was the television series that did everything the right way. Opening with a bang and spectacular ratings, the premise found Dr. David Kimble discovering the murder of his wife, being arrested, and escaping after his train derails en route to prison. The drama unfolded over the seasons much like an anthology series, with Dr. […]

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