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    The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show

    The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show

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    NBC (ended 1973)
    Rocky and Bullwinkle began life in the 1950's television show, The Frostbite Falls Review. It was created by Jay Ward and Bill Scott. Their names in that show were Rocket J. Squirrel and Canadian Moose. The Frostbite Falls Review was not very successful so Rocky and Bullwinkle became the stars of their own show, Rocky and His Friends. The show was co-created by Alex Anderson and premiered on November 29th, 1959 on ABC. Added to the cast were Boris and Natasha, two Pottsylvanian spies. The show also featured various segments; Peabody's Improbable History, Fractured Fairy Tales, Mr. Know-It-All, and Aesop and Son. In 1961, the show moved to NBC and was renamed The Bullwinkle Show. In 1964 the creators moved the show back to ABC where it was cancelled at the end of that season. The next year the show did reappear back on ABC; Bullwinkle and Rocky were replaced by Hoppity Hooper, while the other segments remained. The show ran on ABC until 1974. It was then syndicated under the name of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. In 1996, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle was picked up by Turner Broadcasting's Cartoon Network. It has since moved to the classic cartoon network, Boomerang where it is still running today.moreless
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    H.R. Pufnstuf

    H.R. Pufnstuf

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    NBC (ended 1971)
    This classic series begins with Jimmy, a young English boy, playing near the edge of a bay with his magical talking gold flute, Freddie. While at the edge of the bay, Jimmy climbs aboard a talking boat that beckons to him. As it drifts out to sea, an evil witch named Witchiepoo, seeking Freddie to add to her collection of magical possessions, casts a spell and makes the boat turn into an evil boat which attacks Jimmy (who then jumps overboard to save himself). Swimming to the shore of Living Island, Jimmy is rescued by its mayor, H. R. Pufnstuf, and his Rescue Racer crew (Kling and Klang) before Witchiepoo can get her hands on the boy or the magic flute. They befriend Jimmy, sheltering and protecting him from the kooky old witch. Everything on Living Island is alive. Books have faces, houses sneeze and trees can talk, not to mention the regular citizens who all look like an animal of some sort. Dr Blinky is an Owl, Ludicrous is a Lion and Judy Frog is; well she's a frog and the only character I didn't like as a child. And then there is the evil Witchiepoo. She continually tries to satisfy her obsession for the talking flute with the aid of her goofy henchmen Orson, Seymore, Stupid Bat, and her motorized broomstick, called the Vroom Broom. Each episode involves Jimmy attempting to escape from the island with the help of Pufnstuf and his friends, with flute intact of course. H.R. Pufnstuf was created by Sid and Marty Krofft.moreless
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    Laramie

    Laramie

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    NBC (ended 1963)
    Welcome to the Laramie guide at TV.com
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    Johnny Staccato

    Johnny Staccato

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    NBC (ended 1960)
    Jazz pianist Johnny Staccato supplements his meager musician's income by working as a private detective. The background for many of the episodes is his friend "Waldo's" jazz club in New York City's Greenwich Village, featuring performances by the Pete Candoli jazz combo which included Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Red Norvo and Johnny Williams. The theme was composed by Elmer Bernstein.moreless
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    Kraft Suspense Theatre

    Kraft Suspense Theatre

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    Welcome to the Kraft Suspense Theatre guide at tv.com. Kraft Suspense Theatre was filmed in Hollywood and once a month was preempted to allow a special appearance by Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall. The plots revolved around murder, intrigue, terror, and danger. There was also Kraft Mystery Theatre which ran from June 14, 1961 until September 25, 1963 and this is sometimes confused with the Kraft Suspense Theatre. The shows are totally distinct, however. KST gave birth to two more shows (or spin-offs): The initial two-parter, "The Case Against Paul Ryker", served as the pilot for the short-lived show, 'Court-Martial', in 1965. And "Rapture at Two Forty" presented in April 1965 was the pilot for the later series 'Run For Your Life' that ran for three seasons.moreless
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    Hopalong Cassidy

    Hopalong Cassidy

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    NBC (ended 1954)
    The first significant Western to appear on network television was The Hopalong Cassidy Show, which began in 1949. It starred movie-cowboy legend William Boyd as Hopalong, a character he had played in sixty-six movies between 1935 and 1948. In the Hopalong Cassidy Show on television, Hoppy was still owner of the Bar 20 Ranch and had a sidekick, Red Connors, who was the perfect foil for Cassidy, who, unlike most cowboys heroes, dressed all in black and, with snow-white hair, cut quite a fugure atop his horse Topper. William Boyd died September 12, 1972; Edgar Buchanan died April 4, 1979.moreless
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    Black Saddle

    Black Saddle

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    NBC (ended 1960)
    Following the Civil War, Clay Culhane, an ex-gunfighter turned lawyer, still has one problem following him: U.S. Marshal Gib Scott, who doesn't quite believe that Clay has given up the gun for good. But Culhane tries to settle disputes with the law and not the pistol.moreless
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    Cain's Hundred

    Cain's Hundred

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    NBC (ended 1962)
    Cain's Hundred was a dramatic series from MGM Television that ran for one season on NBC. In this Untouchables meetsDragnet drama, Mark Richman plays Nicholas Cain, a former attorney for the mob, who leaves that dirty business behind him. When a mob boss orders a hit on Cain, only to kill Nick's fiancée instead, Cain decides it's time to fight back, and works with law enforcement and the court system to expose and prosecute his list of the 100 most elusive mobsters. Broadcast History
    September 19, 1961 to May 15, 1962
    NBC Thursdays at 10:00 to 11:00 p.m.
    Reruns were seen through September 1962 moreless
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    Birdman and the Galaxy Trio

    Birdman and the Galaxy Trio

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    NBC (ended 1969)
    Like many superheroes at the time, Birdman was created by Hanna-Barbara's Alex Toth. Along side were the three playmates in the second half. The Galaxy Trio. The Galaxy Trio were three superheroes who fought crime. They were quite similar to the Fantastic Four. People seem to mistake Birdman for another great superheroe of the time, Space Ghost. Birdmans only weaknesses include 1;He is solar powered if there is no sun he has no power. and 2;The crest on top of his head is another scource of his power. Birdman episodes are treated as season 1, Galaxy Trio episodes are treated as season 2.moreless
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    Sing Along With Mitch

    Sing Along With Mitch

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    NBC (ended 1964)
    Sing Along With Mitch was hosted by bandleader Mitch Miller. Mitch Miller was hired by NBC to alternate with their program The Bell Telephone Hour from January 1961 to May 1961. Producer Bill Hobin (formerly producer of Your Hit Parade) was barraged with mail and calls when the viewers complained that they did not want the show to leave the air. NBC signed Mitch to a full season airing once a week, the little show that could endeared it's viewers to nostalgia and good old musical entertainment.moreless
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    The Bold Ones: The Lawyers

    The Bold Ones: The Lawyers

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    NBC (ended 1972)
    The Bold Ones was a revolving series of shows that aired on NBC in the 1970s. The idea of the whole series came from a critically acclaimed made for TV movie The Sound Of Anger, which aired in 1968 and is included in this guide as a first pilot for the series, even though it was made as a one time, stand alone movie.
    From this beginning, the idea for a series on the law firm featured in the movie was born and another pilot was shot entitled The Whole World Is Watching. While the series The Bold Ones was being developed, it was expanded to include other areas of interest, including medicine, law enforcement, and politics, all of which would rotate in the same time slot, a programming model taken from 1950s and 1960s television.
    In The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, Burl Ives is a brilliant, flamboyant attorney. Joseph Campanella and James Farentino played the Darrell brothers, who are his young law partners. The law firm was located in Los Angeles.
    Roy Huggins was executive producer. One episode of The Lawyers was titled "The Rockford Riddle", which points to Huggins' later series The Rockford Files.moreless
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    Please Don't Eat the Daisies

    Please Don't Eat the Daisies

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    NBC (ended 1967)
    The Nashes are a typical American family. Jim teaches college, Joan is a freelance writer. They have four children, two of whom are a pair of twins. The show is an adaptation of Jean Kerr's novel and Charles Walters' film. The direction is by the incomparable Tay Garnett, John Erman, Peter Baldwin, Richard Whorf, Gary Nelson, Alvin Ganzer, etc.moreless
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    Captain Nice

    Captain Nice

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    NBC (ended 1967)
    Carter Nash was a chemist in a police department who discovered a liquid which could turn him into Captain Nice, an odd sort of superhero: very shy and dominated by his mother. Captain Nice flew (he feared heights) in his tattered leotards, fighting badguys because his mother told him to do so.moreless
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    Shirley Temple's Storybook

    Shirley Temple's Storybook

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    NBC (ended 1958)
    This was a very popular show which brought back Shirley Temple in her adult life. Shirley was the narrator and would introduce the show for the evening. These stories were most often a version of a fairytale. At times, Shirley would even act in them. Her children also made appearances. Television opened up a whole new generation to her and her movies. Four of her childhood movies were put on television, Wee Willie Winkie, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Captain January, and Heidi. Shirley Temple mania started all over again!

    These compare favorably to Shelley Duvall's fairy tales and had the wonderful advantage of showing a grown-up Shirley Temple.

    Jan. 12, 1958 - Dec. 21, 1958, NBC; 16 Specialsmoreless
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    The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show

    The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show

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    NBC (ended 1966)
    The Sammy Davis Jr. Show was hosted by song-and-dance man Sammy Davis Jr. showcased his talents in this Musical Variety series. At the series start however Sammy was under contract for a "Special" with ABC and the stipulation was that he not appear on television until three weeks preceding the airing of that special. So after the premiere episode Sammy had three guest hosts fill in for him, they were Johnny Carson, Sean Connery and Jerry Lewis. Produced by Joe Hamilton with Associate Producer Carol Kritz. Sammy enlisted marvelous George Rhodes to head the orchestra and the Lester Wilson Dancers. His autobiographical book which had just been published in 1965 called Yes, I Can! told exactly all the odds this multi-talented performer had to overcome. He was only the second Black to host his own show. Nat King Cole was the first in the late 50's. However, the world of music was changing and with the Beatles invasion and more modern shows cropping up his show lasted a scant 15 episodes.moreless
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    The Armstrong Circle Theatre

    The Armstrong Circle Theatre

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    NBC (ended 1963)
    Armstrong Circle Theatre was one of the major dramatic anthology series of television's "Golden Age" and one of its longest running. Sponsored by Armstrong, the flooring company, the production was handled by its ad agency Batten, Barton, Dustrine and Osborn, Inc. (Later, David Susskind's Talent Associates, Inc. would handle the production.) When the series began, its budget was a small $8,000 but had doubled by the end of a year. Even so, this was inexpensive compared to many other anthologies on the air. Armstrong Circle featured original dramas that sometimes dealt with sensitive subjects as mental illness and racial intolerance. Initially thirty-minute long, its running time was expanded to an hour beginning 9/27/1955 and it began airing on alternate weeks. At the same time, the dramas began to focus less on fiction and more on real life events and people, a which later would be termed a "docudrama". The most common topics were those related to the "Cold War" between the US and Russia. Many series moved to Los Angeles once the coaxial cable was up and running to the West Coast, but Armstrong Circle remained based in New York City for it duration. With the start of the 1957-58 season, the series changed networks from NBC to CBS. From June 1950-June 1955, the program aired Tuesday nights from 9:30-10:00PM on NBC. From September 1955-June 1957, the series expanded to an hour and aired Tuesday nights from 9:30-10:30PM on NBC. When the series moved to CBS from October 1957-August 1963, Armstrong Circle alternated weeks with The U.S. Steel Hour.moreless
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    Profiles in Courage

    Profiles in Courage

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    This series was based on the 1956 Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same name by then-Senator John F. Kennedy. Each of the historical dramas covered one public figure who served as a model of virtue and courage under pressure. Each subject took an unpopular stand and persevered in their pursuit of justice and the right path, in spite of the coercion and vilification of the majority.moreless
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    The Roger Miller Show

    The Roger Miller Show

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    NBC (ended 1967)
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    Tom, Dick And Mary

    Tom, Dick And Mary

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    aired as a segment of "90 Bristol Court"
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    You Don't Say!

    You Don't Say!

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    NBC (ended 1969)
    Two stars, each with a contestant, try to guess an answer (a person, place or thing)from the clue-giver who says a sentence with a missing word at the end,the clue word which the clue-giver does not say(thus the name of the show "You Don't Say!") a word that sounds like the answer or hints it. Not allowed is for the sentence to refer to the answer nor clues that directly point to the answer or part of the answer (upper case clues). However, there is some leniency. For example, if the answer is George C. Scott, one cannot say "Great....." because that is part of the answer. However "Getting off .... free" is legal because it is Scot, not Scott -- it doesn't point directly to the answer. (As Tom Kennedy says "Missing clue must not be a proper name.") Also illegal is the saying of the missing clue by the clue-giver. In each case, using proper names or clue-givers saying missing clues disqualifies the clue and forfeits the turn to the other team.> The object is to get three points to win $100 and then play the bonus board game, where an answer and three clues were sent in by a viewer. The winner then has these clues revealed to them and if the contestant says the correct answer they win $300/$200/$100/ and the viewer wins $150 merchandise from a major catalogue. If the contestant wins a 3-0 shutout(called a blitz game) and also guesses right on the first clue of the bonus board, that player also wins a new car! (Prior to 1968, players could win a trip to some destination via TWA airlines.) This NBC game show ran from 1963-69. The 1975 version (seen on ABC) used the same rules but a different format: four stars gave clues to two contestants. Names of places were added as well as famous names. Contestants in turn would choose a star for a clue. The first clue paid $200 & descended by $50 for each miss. Once a star was picked, that star couldn't play again until all four stars had a turn to give the clues. $500 or better won the game & a chance @ the Bonus round. The contestant gave the clues on the bonus round to the stars & had 6 chances to try to get each star to guess the name (or place). The contestant won $500 for one star, $1,000-2, $2,000-3 & $5,000 for all 4 stars. If the player got each star to guess correctly on one clue, the player won $10,000! In both the NBC & ABC versions, contestants stayed until they lost twice (or hit the $20,000 limit; ABC). Soap operas Bright Promise (NBC) & The Edge of Night (ABC) replaced You Don't Say!moreless
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