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Hosted & Narrated by Walter Cronkite
 Season 3 (CBS) (1954-55)
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 Sundays 6:30pm Eastern

 

3.01 [66] You Are There: THE TREASON OF AARON BURR (January, 1807)

29Aug54 CBS Sun

cast

Richard Waring ....... Aaron Burr

Synopsis:

Aaron Burr, former Vice President of the United States is accused of

trying to set himself up as an Emperor of the Spanish colony of Mexico. [RF]

 

3.02 [67] You Are There: THE EMERGENCE OF JAZZ (November 20, 1917)

05Sep54 CBS Sun

cast

Louis Armstrong as King Oliver

 

3.03 [68] You Are There: THE OKLAHOMA LAND RUSH (April 22, 1889)

12Sep54 CBS Sun

written by Kate Nickerson

cast:

Charles Thompson

Joanne Woodward

Frank Overton

Jerry Ito

Joe Sweeney

George Mitchell

Frank Thomas

James Broderick

Royal Dano

Charles Jordan

Stuart Germain

Russell Hardie

Parker Fennelly

Synopsis:
At the stroke of noon on April 22, 1889, 20,000 land-hungry citizens began the

wild race for the choicest claims in this former Indian territory. The position of the

 Indians is expressed by the chief of the Cherokee Tribe. [RF]

 

3.04 [69] You Are There: WILLIAM PITT'S LAST SPEECH TO PARLIAMENT

19Sep54 CBS Sun

cast

Wesley Addy

Lorne Greene

 

3.05 [70] You Are There: THE RETURN OF ULYSSES

26Sep54 CBS Sun

 

3.06 [71] You Are There: SUTTER DISCOVERS GOLD (1848)

03Oct54 CBS Sun

 

3.07 [72] You Are There: THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF MARCO POLO (1271)

10Oct54 CBS Sun

 

3.08 [73] You Are There: EDISON'S MIRACLE OF LIGHT (October 21, 1879)

17Oct54 CBS Sun

 

3.09 [74] You Are There: THE BURNING OF ROME (July, 64 A.D.)

24Oct54 CBS Sun

Synopsis:

We witness the blaze and circumstances surrounding it through

the eyes of CBS newsmen. As Nero plays the lute for his

admirers on a hill outside of Rome, he is not quite so

indifferent to it as legend would have it.

 

3.10 [75] You Are There: THE NOMINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN (May 16, 1860)

31Oct54 CBS Sun

 

3.11 [76] You Are There: THE SURRENDER OF WAKE ISLAND (December 23, 1941)

07Nov54 CBS Sun

Script by Saul Levitt

 

3.12 [77] You Are There: LORD NELSON AT TRAFALGAR (October 21, 1805)

14Nov54 CBS Sun

cast

Wesley Addy

Jack Wesley

 

3.13 [78] You Are There: THE TRIAL OF BELLE STARR (February 15, 1883)

21Nov54 CBS Sun

 

3.14 [79] You Are There: THE PLOT AGAINST SOLOMON (965 B.C.)

28Nov54 CBS Sun

 

3.15 [80] You Are There: THE BATTLE OF GIBRALTAR (July 24, 1704)

05Dec54 CBS Sun

 

3.16 [81] You Are There: THE CABINET CRISIS OVER PEGGY EATON (April,1830)

12Dec54 CBS Sun

cast

Harry Marble

Ned Cramer

 

3.17 [82] You Are There: LA FITTE AND JACKSON AT NEW ORLEANS (December 17, 1814)

19Dec54 CBS Sun

 

3.18 [83] You Are There: THE PASSAGE OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS (September 25, 1789)

26Dec54 CBS Sun

 

3.19 [84] You Are There: THE TORMENT OF BEETHOVEN (October 6, 1802)

02Jan55 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast
Lorne Greene ........... Ludwig van Beethoven
Beatrice Straight ...... Countess Deym
Jack Lateiner guest pianist performing Beethoven's works.
Synopsis:
Ludwig van Beethoven realizes that he will soon be completely deaf. [RF]
 

3.20 [85] You Are There: THE DEATH OF STONEWELL JACKSON (May 10, 1863)

09Jan55 CBS Sun

cast

Andrew Duggan

Thomas Chalmers

Rusty Lane

Midge Donaldson

Synopsis:
On May 10, 1863, great concern among the Southern forces was caused.

As Jackson lay dying from gun wounds inflicted accidentally by his own men,

Confederate forces tried desperately to keep up morale among the troops. [RF]

 

3.21 [86] You Are There: THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS (December 17, 1903)

16Jan55 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast

James Gregory .......... Wilbur Wright
William Prince ......... Orville Wright

Charles Dingle

Rusty Lane

Synopsis:
The first successful flight of Wilbur and Orville Wright. [RF]

 

3.22 [87] You Are There: THE TRIAL OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY (June 18, 1873)

(aka "SUSAN B. ANTHONY IS TRIED FOR VOTING)

23Jan55 CBS Sun (rerun 11Nov56)

cast

Carmen Mathews ......... Susan B. Anthony
E.G. Marshall .......... Attorney
John Boruff ............ Judge
Eda Heinemann .......... Suffragette

Synopsis:
At Canadaigua NY. on Jun 18, 1873, Miss Anthony and a number of other

suffragettes were tried for the crime of voting in an election. [RF]

 

3.23 [88] You Are There: THE TRAGEDY OF JOHN MILTON (August 13, 1660)

30Jan55 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite

cast

Barry Jones ...... John Milton

Richard Kiley ....... Andrew Marvell

Philip Bourneuf ....... William Prynne
Biff McGuire

A new king ascends the throne of England and the famous poet

John Milton flees into hiding as his works are ordered to

be destroyed. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Poet Andrew Marvell, is driven into exile with John Milton and

other Puritans when Charles II ascended the throne. [RF]

 

3.24 [89] You Are There: THE SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (July 4, 1776)

06Feb1955 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast
Philip Coolidge ........ John Adams
Shepperd Strudwick ..... Thomas Jefferson
Addison Richards ....... Benjamin Franklin
Synopsis:

The historic event accomplished only after many arguments had been put aside. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
July 4, 1776: the delegates to the Continental Congress sign

the Declaration of Independence. [RF]

 

3.25 [90] You Are There: THE TRAGIC HOUR OF DR. SEMMELWEIS (1852)

13Feb55 CBS Sun

cast

Shepperd Strudwick ..... Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis

Bruce Gordon

Frederic Tozere

Synopsis:

The Vienna physician has lost his hospital post because of his insistence

that doctors wash their hands between treatments of patients as a preventive against

childbed fever. Now the board of directors is meeting to discuss his reinstatement. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis clashes with tradition-bound medical authorities

 in his fight to prevent childbed fever. [RF]

 

3.26 [91] You Are There: THE LIBERATION OF PARIS (August 25, 1944)

20Feb55 CBS Sun

cast

Bruce Gordon

Stuart Germain

Stefan Gierasch

Anne Hegira

Stefan Schnabel

 

3.27 [92] You Are There: WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL TO HIS OFFICERS (December 4, 1783)

27Feb55 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast
E.G. Marshall .......... General Washington
Malcolm Lee Geggs ...... Fraunces
Russell Hardie ......... Clinton
Synopsis:
General Washington delivers a final address to his officers

at Fraunces Tavern in New York City. [RF]
 

3.28 [93] You Are There: D-DAY (June 6, 1944)

06Mar55 CBS Sun

cast

Ray Walston ............ Captain Hawks
Harold J. Stone ........ Lt. Schwartz
Logan Ramsey ........... Lost Soldier

Frank Behrens

Ed Binns

Gene Saks

Synopsis:

Three soldiers who have never seen action beyond boot camp hear the words

 of General Eisenhower's order of the day as they prepare to strike at Omaha Beach. [RF]

 

 3.29 [94] You Are There: LEWIS AND CLARK AT THE GREAT DIVIDE (1804-06)
13Mar55 CBS Sun
Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast
Earl Hindman ........... Lewis
John Cullum ............ Clark
Addison Powell ......... Jefferson
Synopsis:
Lewis and Clark's overland expedition to the Pacific (1804-06).

 

3.30 [95] You Are There: THE HATFIELD-McCOY FEUD (January 1, 1888)

20Mar55 CBS Sun

cast

Hurd Hatfield

Madeleine Sherwood

John Craven

Henry Hull

Synopsis:

The two families start feuding when a Hatfield is killed in a brawl. [RF]

 

3.31 [96] You Are There: THE TRIUMPH OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT (324 B.C.)

27Mar55 CBS Sun

cast

E.G. Marshall

Neva Patterson

 

3.32 [97] You Are There: COMPLETION OF THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD (May 10, 1869)

03Apr55 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast
Paul Birch ............. President Grant
Harris Brown ........... Vice President Durant
Jeff York .............. Stanford
Robert Bray
Synopsis:
The first transcontinental railroad is completed with the driving of

a golden spike at Promontory Point, Utah. [RF]
 

3.33 [98] You Are There: P.T. BARNUM PRESENTS JENNY LIND

(at New York's Castle Garden, September 11, 1850)

10Apr55 CBS Sun

cast

Leni Landry ....... Jenny Lind

Ray Collins ....... P.T. Barnum

Edith Evanson ....... Mlle. Ahmannsson

Synopsis:

It is a few moments before the curtain is to rise. Barnum has ballyhooed

 his imported "Swedish Nightingale" from coast to coast. But as he waits with

Cronkite and his newsmen he is nervous, he has never heard Jenny Lind sing a single note. (film)

*Note: Leni Landry, a coloratura soprano, sings two arias

as Jenny Lind sang them: "C'est Bien L'Air" and "Casta Diva". [RF]

 

3.34 [99] You Are There: THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION (January 1, 1863)

17Apr55 CBS Sun

cast:

Jeff Morrow ....... President Lincoln

Howard Wendell ....... William Seward

Robert F. Simon .......Reverend Byron Sunderland

Jester Hairston ....... Thornton

Synopsis:

Walter Cronkite and his news staff stand by as President Lincoln tries to decide

whether or not he should sign the bill that will free all slaves in the southern territories.

 The fate of the Union cause may rest upon Lincoln's decision. (film) [RF]

 

3.35 [100] You Are There: THE RISE OF ADOLF HITLER

(Third Annual Nazi Party Congress at Nuremberg, September 9, 1936.)

24Apr55 CBS Sun

cast:

Peter Votrian ....... Son

Paul Richards ....... Man

Greta Granstedt ....... Woman

Synopsis:

Walter Cronkite and his newsman are placed about the city to interview members

of the anxious crowd awaiting Hitler's arrival at the Congress Hall. [RF]

*Note: Actual film clips of events of the era are used in this program.

Harry Marble gets military analyst George Fielding Eliot's comment on the event. (Film)

 

3.36 [101] You Are There: LOU GEHRIG'S GREATEST DAY (July 4, 1939)

01May55 CBS Sun

cast:

Edit Angold

Paul Birch

Roy Engel

Hans Herber

Sheila Bromley/Terry

 

3.37 [102] You Are There: THE FINAL PERFORMANCE OF SARAH BERNHARDT (November 30, 1922)

08May55 CBS Sun

written by Leo Davis

Host: Walter Cronkite

Reporter: Lou Cioffi

cast:

Jeanette Nolan ....... Sarah Bernhardt

Peter Brocco ....... Theater Manager

Maurice Marsac ....... Emile

John E. Wengraf ....... Doctor

Nan Boardman ....... Jeanne

Stephen Bekassy

Paul Bryar

Lois Austin

Ernest Sarracino

Laurie Carroll

Patti Gallagher

Michael Emmet

Edward Colmans

Synopsis:

The play, "Daniel", written by her grandson-by-marriage. Cronkite and staff report

the dramatic behind the scenes happenings as the 76 year old actress, her body

racked with pain, prepares to go before the huge audience. (film) [RF]

 

3.38 [103] You Are There: DEWEY'S VICTORY AT MANILA (May 1, 1898)

15May55 CBS Sun

cast:

Howard Wendell ....... Dewey

Robert Griffin ....... Navy Secretary John Long

Justice Watson ....... Captain Gridley

Grandon Rhodes ...... Colonel Roosevelt

Frank Puglia ...... Adm. Montojo

Synopsis:

The Spanish-American War is only six days old as Dewey prepares to attack

the Spanish Fleet, anchored in the heavily mined waters of Manila Bay. (Film) [RF]

 

3.39 [104] You Are There: THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC (April 14-15, 1912)

22May55 CBS Sun

cast:

Noel Drayton ....... Captain Smith

Olive Blakeney ....... Mrs. Strauss

Charles Meredith ....... Mr. Strauss

Lowell Gilmore ....... Lord Ismay

Gordon Mills ....... Colonel Astor

Mary Shipp ....... Mrs. Astor

Mike McHale .......Mr. Murdock

Synopsis:

As the British White Star liner Titanic completes the last knots of its maiden voyage,

 its distinguished passengers from European and American society

are unaware of imminent danger.  [RF]

 

3.40 [105] You Are There: THE ASSASSINATION OF JULIUS CAESAR (March 15, 44 BC)

29May55 CBS Sun

cast:

Russ Conway ....... Julius Caesar

Robin Hughes ....... Cassius

Michael Pate ....... Brutus

Carol Stone ....... Calpurnia

Denver Pyle ....... Cotta

Synopsis:

I fear the Ides of March are upon us.

 

3.41 [106] You Are There: THE FIRST MAJOR USE OF PENICILLIN (April 1, 1943)

05Jun55 CBS Sun

Barry Atwater

Cyril Delevanti

Forrest Lewis

Robert F. Simon

 

3.42 [107] You Are There: THE BIRTH OF MODERN BOXING:

The John L. Sullivan-James J. Corbett Battle (September 7, 1892)

12Jun55 CBS Sun

cast

Jeff York ....... John L. Sullivan

Pat Conway ....... James J. Corbett

Roy Engel .............. Duffy
Vicki Raaf ............. Ann Livingston
Synopsis:
Nine thousand fight fans gather in the New Orleans Olympic Club to witness

the battle between John Sullivan, "The Boston Strong Boy" and "Gentleman Jim" Corbett.

Sullivan last of the bare-knuckle champions, is highly favored because of his powerful punch,

while the underdog Corbett, is a boxer rather than a puncher. [RF]

 

3.43 [108] You Are There: NAPOLEON'S RETURN FROM ELBA (March 7, 1815)

19Jun55 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite

cast

Lawrence Dobkin  ....... Napoleon Bonaparte
Lowell Gilmore ........ Colonel Neal Campbell
John Mylong ........... Prince Metternich
Lewis Charles ......... Governor Corsin
Maurice Marsac ........ Metternich's Secretary
Michael Emmett ........ Lt. Delassart
Peter Brocco .......... Mayor of Antibes
David Alpert .......... Captain Random
Charles Watts ......... Chardon
Lomax Study ........... Citizen
Gene Reynolds ......... Soldier loyal to Napoleon
Paul Hahn ............. Soldier
Ralph Smiley .......... Soldier
Lou Krugman ........... Officer
Synopsis:
Napoleon returns to France from his exile on the Isle of Elba and tries to regain the throne. [RF]
 

3.44 [109] You Are There: THE BOSTON TEA PARTY (December 16, 1773)

26Jun55 CBS Sun  (restaged from 15Feb53)

cast

Herbert Rudley

Russell Conway

Noel Drayton

Denver Pyle

Michael Emmett

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