Omnibus

Season 2 Episode 2

The Battler

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Aired Sunday 4:00 PM Oct 11, 1953 on CBS
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1) The first segment "The Battler" is Ernest Hemingway's story about a once successful boxer who has become a lonely has-been drunk. Starring Chester Morris, Dick York and John Marriott. 2) The second segment "Lola Flores and Her Flamenco Dancers" has Lola Flores, a renowned Spanish dancer and vocalist, along with her dancing company and Paco Aguilera, flamenco guitarist, present a special program of dance and music. 3) The third segment "Operation Hurricane" Host Alistair Cooke reads a letter written in 1939 by Alfred Einstein to President Roosevelt concerning the potential nuclear power threat, in which he warns him to prepare the nation. A film documents the research, preparation and explosion of the first British atomic bomb at Monte Bello Island in the Pacific in 1951. 4) The fourth segment "Preview of King Lear" Host Alistair Cooke attends a rehearsal of the Shakespearean play scheduled for the following. He chats with Producer Peter Brook concerning the sets and with composer Virgil Thompson concerning the original music score.moreless

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