Omnibus

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Omnibus

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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such playwrights as William Saroyan, interviews with celebrated people both inside and outside the arts, and featured performances by many of the most famous actors, singers and dancers of the day. Nov 1952-May 1953 CBS Sun 4:30-6:00 Oct 1953-Apr 1956 CBS Sun 5:00-6:30 Oct 1956-Mar 1957 ABC Sun 9:00-10:30 Oct 1957-May 1961 ABC Various airtimes
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  • A passel of class acts

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    Back in the early days of TV when the discerning viewer faced the grim prospect of sitting through inane sitcoms, violence-soaked westerns or other such pedestrian fare, for them there was hope in the form of a cultural program. And that show happens to be CBS' Omnibus.



    This cultural show ran from 1953-57 and was hosted by none other than Alistair Cooke who introduce to the fortunate few who watched the show to a world of culture in the form of opera, dramatic performances, orchestral concerts, dance & even science documentaries that enlighten as well as entertain.



    Although this wasn't the only program of its kind back then on TV, at least this show stood out due to its cornucopia of cultural oblations unto the viewer.moreless

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