The Bell Telephone Hour

Season 3 Episode 4

And Freedom Sings

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 11, 1960 on NBC
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And Freedom Sings
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Hosted by Burgess Meredith with performances by Alfred Drake, Barbara Cook, Gisele Mackenzie, Mindy Carson, The West Point Glee Club and The Harry Simeone Chorale.

Highlights:
Veterans Day program tribute honors the mood and the songs of servicemen from the Revolutionary War through World War II.
Alfred Drake takes on the uniform of the soldier of the Revolution, the Civil War, World War I and World War II and has a lovely girl to sing in each.
There's Mindy Carson in a New England tavern in the Revolutionary War, Barbara Cook to wait for him during the Civil War, Genevieve to sing to him from a French farm in World War I and Gisele Mackenzie to serenade him and all the boys at the USO.
Barbara Cook performs a Civil War Medley "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" "He's Gone Away" (Appalachian Folksong) "The Cumberland Crew" / "Blow the Man Down" (Sea Shanties) "The Battle Hymn of the Republic".
The West Point Glee Club sings the service songs of today.

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