Maverick

Season 4 Episode 12

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Aired Sunday 6:30 PM Dec 04, 1960 on ABC

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    • Beau: Dr. Livingston, I presume.

      Although there is now some question as to authenticity of this now famous greeting, these words were allegedly spoken by the Welsh explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley in 1871 when he finally found the long-missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone, in Africa. The phrase appeared in a New York Herald editorial dated Aug 10, 1872 and quickly worked its way into pop culture. In 1939, a popular film called Stanley and Livingstone was released, starring Spencer Tracy and Cedric Hardwicke. In 1968, the Moody Blues released the song "Dr. Livingstone, I Presume." Since then the phrase and Livingston's name continue to live on in everything from computer games, movies and pop songs to Star Trek episodes.

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