Kaiser Aluminum Hour

NBC (ended 1957)


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Live hour-long dramas were presented every other week on the Kaiser Aluminum Hour. A Unit Four Productions which consisted of Worthington Miner, Franklin Schaffner, Fielder Cook and George Roy Hill. Worthington Miner was also the Executive Producer of the series until January 1957, when disagreements over series control with Kaiser Aluminum caused him to walk. Alternating on Tuesday evenings with The Armstrong Circle Theatre prior to the latter program's move to CBS. The format was varied to include both serious and light subjects. Winning several awards including a Sylvania Award. The biggest problem for the show was how to beat the opposition, which happened to be, on the show's second half-hour, The $64,000 Question. Worthington Miner said hopefully: "There is an audience that's plenty big and won't go for quiz shows. They'll stick with you if you just manage to surprise them the way they like it. That's what we aim to do."