Producer’s Showcase, March 7, 1955

NBC chief Pat Weaver called them Spectaculars! These were lavish, big budget specials from the 1950s. Most were broadcast live and in color, and associated with select producers. Broadway star Mary Martin had just won her 4th Tony award, and Weaver spared no expense mounting Peter Pan. The Washington Post predicted it “to be the TV accomplishment […]

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I Have a Dream, August 28, 1963

In the early 1960’s, Martin Luther King endured numerous arrests. By the early 1960’s, he had been stoned and attacked by assailants in public and his home bombed by white supremist. In the early 1960’s, the U.S. government and the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover labeled him a leftist, a womanizer, then placed him under surveillance. […]

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