Season 2 Episode 8


Aired Sunday 4:00 PM Nov 22, 1953 on CBS
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1) The first segment "Toine" by deMaupassant stars Walter Slezak and Elsa Lancaster staged by Burgess Meredith. It takes place in a small fishing village in the late 19th century, about a fun-loving barkeep whose wife as he puts it, "was born on a cloudy day". 2) The second segment is a concert by London's St. Paul Cathedral Choir who perform "Jesu, Most Kind" by Bach; a Basque carol, "The Infant King" and Sir Hubert Perry's "Coronation Anthem" with films of Queen Elizabeth II's crowning. Alistair Cooke interviews members of the Choir. 3) The third segment is an interview with Arctic explorer Peter Freuchen, by Alistair Cooke and talks about his life with the Eskimos in Thule. A film illustrates how an Eskimo builds an igloo. 4) The fourth segment is a demonstration of modern X-ray motion picture technique by Dr. Raymond Gramiak of the University of Rochester make up this Omnibus program. 5) The fifth segment "Place Names in the United States" Alistair Cooke traces the westward movement of settlers in mid-ninteenth century America, and explains how various towns received their names.moreless

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