US Anthology - "Omnibus" (CBS 1952-56) (ABC 1956-57) (NBC 1957-61)

CTVA - The Classic TV Archive  -  Anthology Guestbook

US Anthology series (chronological order)US Anthology series (alphabetical order)  -  Sponsors
Omnibus (1952-61)
Underwritten by "The Ford Foundation" (see below for details)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

http://ctva.biz/index.htm

with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

Omnibus (season 1) (CBS) (1952-53)
Omnibus (season 2) (CBS) (1953-54)
Omnibus (season 3) (CBS) (1954-55)
Omnibus (season 4) (CBS) (1955-56)
Omnibus (season 5) (ABC) (1956-57)
Omnibus (season 6) (NBC) (1957-58)
Omnibus (season 7) (NBC) (1958-59)
Omnibus (season 8) (NBC) (1959-60)
Omnibus (season 9) (NBC) (1960-61)
---------------
OMNIBUS
---------------
The Ford Foundation

Producers: Robert Saudek, Fred Rickey, William Spier

09Nov1952 - May1953 CBS Sunday 4:30-6:00pm
Oct 1953 - Apr 1956 CBS Sunday 5:00-6:30pm
07Oct1956 - 31Mar1957 ABC Sunday 9:00-10:30pm (Primetime)
20Oct1957 - 16Apr1961 NBC Sunday various airtimes

US Cultural Anthology series 1952-1961

Host: Alistair Cooke

Directors included:
Bob Banner, Mel Ferrer, Andrew McCullough, Cyril Ritchard, Bob Miller
Don Hewitt, Delbert Mann, John Stix, Jeffrey Hayden

"Omnibus" has the distinction of being the most outstanding and longest running
cultural series in the history of commercial network television.
It featured everything from Dramas to Musicals and Documentaries.

 

################### Omnibus ##################
############## The Ford Foundation ###########
##############################################

The Ford Foundation is a private foundation incorporated in Michigan and based in New York City created to fund
programs that were chartered in 1936 by Edsel Ford and Henry Ford.

The foundation makes grants through its New York headquarters and through twelve international field offices.
In fiscal year 2007, it reported assets of $13.7 billion and approved $530 million in grants[1] for projects
that focused on strengthening democratic values, community and economic development, education, media, arts and
culture, and human rights.

The Ford Foundation was chartered on January 15, 1936 in Michigan by Edsel Ford and two Ford Motor Company
executives "to receive and administer funds for scientific, educational and charitable purposes, all for
the public welfare".[3] During its early years, the foundation operated in Michigan under the leadership
of Ford family members and their associates, and supported such organizations as the Henry Ford Hospital,
Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum, among others.

After the deaths of Edsel Ford in 1943 and Henry Ford in 1947, the presidency of the Ford Foundation fell
to Edsel's eldest son, Henry Ford II. Under Henry Ford II's leadership, the Ford Foundation board of trustees
commissioned a report to determine how the foundation should continue. The committee, headed by California
attorney H. Rowan Gaither, recommended that the foundation should commit to promoting peace, freedom, and
education throughout the world. It provided funding for various projects, including the pre-existing network,
National Educational Television, which went on the air in 1952. However, the Ford Foundation, with the help
of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting shut it down and replaced it with the Public Broadcasting Service
in October 1970. The board of directors decided to diversify the foundation's portfolio and gradually divested
itself of its substantial Ford Motor Company stock between 1956 and 1974. Through this divestiture, the Ford Motor
Company became a public company in 1956.

Other than its name, the Ford Foundation has not had any connections to the Ford Motor Company nor the Ford family
for over thirty years.
Henry Ford II, the last family member on the board of trustees, resigned from the foundation
board in 1976, encouraging foundation staff to remain open to new ideas and work to strengthen the country’s economic system.

################### Omnibus ##################
##############################################
##############################################

 Have you any comments, corrections, episode titles, air dates, production numbers, directors, writers, story/synopsis, guest stars, cast lists, etc?
Have you any old videos, or tv guides? Dust them off and let us know if you have any information on this series or any other tv series from the
Golden Age of TV, which is missing from any episode guides on the web. Perhaps a certain episode of a particular series coincided with a key
moment in your life, or in world events - and or has left a vivid memory of when it was shown. Let us know. Would you like to see any other
tv series guides on this site? If so please e-mail The Classic TV Archive - see Feedback below.
This guide may be distributed and copied freely, in its entirety, for personal use. All original author and copyright information must
remain intact. Any sales or other uses of this document are expressly forbidden, without the specific consent of the author(s).
Copyright © The Classic TV Archive. All rights reserved.


Return to The Classic TV Archive Home Page
 
Feedback  - Anthology Guestbook