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Hosted & Narrated by Walter Cronkite
 Season 1 (CBS) (Early 1953)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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CBS Sunday Afternoons

 

1.01 [--] You Are There:

THE LANDING OF THE HINDENBERG AT LAKEHURST, NEW JERSEY (May 5, 1937)

01Feb53 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
Synopsis:
At 7:25 p.m. on May 6, 1937, while the Hindenburg was attempting to land

at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey, a flame appeared on the outer

cover of the rear and within 34 seconds the entire airship was consumed by fire. [RF]

 

1.02 [--] You Are There: THE CAPTURE OF JESSE JAMES

08Feb53 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast

James Dean ....... Jesse James

 

1.03 [--] You Are There: THE BOSTON TEA PARTY (December 12, 1773)

15Feb53 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast

E.G. Marshall ....... Samuel Adams

Gene Lyons ....... Francis Rotch

Robert Pastene ....... John Hancock

Denver Pyle

Russ Conway

Noel Drayton

Michael Emmet

Herbert Rudley

*Note: This episode was restaged at the end of season 3,  26Jun55.

 

1.04 [--] You Are There: THE CAPTURE OF JOHN DILLINGER (January 25, 1934)

22Feb53 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
Synopsis:
On January 25, 1934, Dillinger, Pierpont, Makley, and Clark were arrested in Tucson. [RF]

 

1.05 [--] You Are There: THE FINAL HOURS OF JOAN OF ARC (May 30, 1431)

01Mar53 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite

cast

Diana Lynn ....... Joan of Arc

Addison Richards ...... Pierre Cauchon

Lawrence Dobkin

Peter Brocco

Jeffrey Sayne

Herbert Rudley

Jefferson Searles

Synopsis:

The trial and execution of Joan of Arc.

*Note: Also know as The Execution of Joan of Arc.

 

1.06 [--] You Are There: THE ASSASSINATION OF JULIUS CAESAR (March 15, 44 B.C.)

08Mar53 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast

Paul Newman

Russ Conway

 

1.07 [--] You Are There: THE HAMILTON-BURR DUEL AT WEEHAWKEN HEIGHTS (July 11, 1804)

15Mar53 CBS Sun

Directed by John Frankenheimer
Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast
Mack Williams .......... Alexander Hamilton
Walter Coy ............. Aaron Burr
Paul Birch ............. Judge Pendleton
Synopsis:
Walter Cronkite recounts the events that culminated in the tragic duel

 between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. [RF]

 

1.08 [--] You Are There: THE DISCOVERY OF ANESTHESIA (October 16, 1846)

22Mar53 CBS Sun (rebroadcast 04Mar56)

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
Synopsis:

The greatest advances in modern medicine as they go back to October 16, 1846.

The place is the operating room of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

A Boston dentist, William Morton, claims to have perfected a practical anesthetic.

 

1.09 [--] You Are There: THE WITCH TRIAL AT SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS (August 1692)

29Mar53 CBS Sun  (rebroadcast 28Oct56, 21Jul57)

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast

Wilton Graff ....... Judge

Ian Wolfe ....... Judge

Lurene Tuttle ....... Mary Easty

Mary Shipp ....... Mrs. Nathaniel Cary

Russ Bender ....... Nathaniel Cary

Synopsis:
Amid hysteria, superstition and fear, innocent villagers suspected of practicing

witchcraft are placed in chains.

*Note: Also known as The First Salem Witch Trials and Salem Witch Trials.

 

1.10 [--] You Are There: THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO (1519)

05Apr53 CBS Sun

 

1.11 [--] You Are There: THE IMPEACHMENT OF ANDREW JOHNSON (August 1867 - May 16, 1868)

12Apr53 CBS Sun

 

1.12 [--] You Are There: THE ORDEAL OF GALILEO (1633)

19Apr53 CBS Sun

 

1.13 [--] You Are There: THE SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (July 4, 1776)

26Apr53 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast

Shepperd Strudwick

Addison Richards

Philip Coolidge

Rusty Lane

Philip Abbot

Francis Bethencourt

Vinton Hayworth

Synopsis:

The task of drafting a declaration of independence that will express the prevailing

sentiment of a politically diversified population faces the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. [RF]

 

1.14 [--] You Are There: THE DEATH OF SOCRATES (399 B.C.)

03May53 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast

Barry Jones ............ Socrates
John Baragrey .......... Plato
Shepperd Strudwick

John Cassavetes

Philip Bournef

Robert Culp

Richard Kiley

E.G. Marshall

Synopsis:
A stellar cast recreates the trial of Socrates and his subsequent conviction. [RF]

 

1.15 [--] You Are There: THE RISE OF ADOLPH HITLER (September 9, 1938)

10May53 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast

Peter J. Votrian

Paul Richards

Greta Genstedt

Lilia Skala

 

1.16 [--] You Are There: THE CONQUEST OF YELLOW (June 26, 1900)

17May53 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
Synopsis:
Dr. Walter Reed begins research that mosquitoes are carriers of yellow fever. [RF]

 

1.17 [--] You Are There: THE DEFENSE OF THE ALAMO (February 23, 1836)

24May53 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
Synopsis:
On February 23, 1836, the arrival of General Antonio López de Santa Anna's Army

surprised the Texians and Tejanos and as the defenders saw it,

the Alamo was the key to the defense of Texas. [RF]

 

1.18 [--] You Are There: THE DREYFUS CASE (October 15, 1894 - 1906)

31May53 CBS Sun

 

1.19 [--] You Are There: THE SIGNING OF THE MAGNA CARTA (June 15, 1215)

07Jun53 CBS Sun

 

1.20 [--] You Are There: THE ESCAPE OF RUDOLF HESS (May 11, 1941)

14Jun53 CBS Sun

Synopsis:

Story of how Rudolf Hess escaped from Germany on May 11, 1941

and parachuted to safety in Scotland. He was convicted during the

War Crimes Trials and is now held a prisoner in Spandau Prison. [RF]

*Note: Also known as "The Flight of Rudolf Hess."

 

1.21 [--] You Are There: THE TREASON OF BENEDICT ARNOLD (1780)

21Jun53 CBS Sun

Synopsis:

In 1780, Benedict Arnold was accused of the treasonous act of giving the plans of West Point,

one of America's strongest forts to the British. [RF]

 

1.22 [--] You Are There: THE BURNING OF THE ALAMO (March 6, 1836)

28Jun53 CBS Sun

cast
Fred Gwynne ............ Davy Crockett
Philip Bosco ........... Sam Houston
Bernard Kates .......... Jim Bowie
Roger Davis ............ William Travis
Manuel Sebastian ....... Santa Anna
Hector Elias ........... Almonte

Synopsis:

Mexican troops attack and burn the Alamo Mission at San Antonio, Texas. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
William Davis, Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and a small band of Texas

volunteers dig in against Santa Anna's Mexican army of 4000. [RF]
*Note: Not sure if this is one and the same episode,

two different titles and two different historic dates. [RF]

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