CBS ON THE AIR: A CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS

This special DVD set is a much sought after collectors set long thought lost and forgotten.  We present the entire set of all 7 night broadcasts (OVER 9 HOURS LONG) exactly as originally seen in 1978 complete with the original vintage commercials and network promos.

Rather than relying on a single broadcast, CBS opted for an extravagant nine and a half hour, Walter Cronkite and Mary Tyler Moore would serve as overall hosts for “CBS: On The Air - A Celebration of 50 Years” when it debuted on Easter Sunday in 1978.   Individual segments were hosted by other network stars. The initial 2 hour event that Sunday night began with a massive gathering of CBS stars (between 115 and 125 of them).

After an obligatory look at CBS radio broadcasts beginning I 1927, television programs that aired on Sunday nights were featured including YOUR ARE THERE, LASSIE, THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS, 60 MINUTES. The next five segments were each an hour in length and each evening reviewed the history of programs from those given nights - I LOVE LUCY, THE GOLDBERGS, EAST SIDE/WEST SIDE, DECEMBER BRIDE, ARTHUR GODFREY’S TALENT SCOUTS, THE GARY MOORE SHOW, PHIL SILVERS YOU’LL NEVER GET RICH, DOBIE GILLIS, M.A.S.H., THE DANNY KAYE SHOW, PLAYHOUSE 90 and the list goes on and on.

The special wrapped up on Saturday, April 1st, 1978 with a final two and half hour segment airing from 8:30 to 11 PM. The title for this segment was “A Rootin’, Tootin’, Hootin’ & Hollerin’ Salute to Cowboys and Clowns{ with hosts Carol Burnett, Carroll O’Connor, Art Carney, Isabel Sanford, Tony Randall, Sherman Hemsley alongside Mary Tyler Moore and Walter Cronkite. The special closed with a final song and dance number about spin-offs featuring Moore, Carrol O’Connor and Danny Thomas.

A PARTIAL LIST OF STARS LINED UP FOR THIS BROADCAST

Alan Alda - Eve Arden - James Arness - Bea Arthur - Edward Asner - Lauren Bacall -Lucille Ball  - Ken Berry - Carol Burnett - George Burns - Art Carney - Mike Connors - William Conrad - Bert Convy - Ellen Corby - Kami Cotler - Richard Crenna - Walter Cronkite - Buddy Ebsen - Bonnie Franklin - Will Geer- Arthur Godfrey - Andy Griffith - Valerie Harper - Sherman Hemsley - Alfred Hitchcock  - Danny Kaye - Robert (Captain Kangroo)  Keeshan -Lassie  - Linda Lavin - Michael Learned - Art Linkletter - Mary Beth McDonough - Garry Moore - Mary Tyler Moore - Jim Nabors  - Carroll O'Connor - Tony Randall - Esther Rolle - Isabel Sanford - Telly Savalas - Phil Silvers - Jean Stapleton - Danny Thomas -  Richard Thomas - Cicely Tyson - Dick Van Dyke - Ralph Waite

CBS ON THE AIR: A CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS
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