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Hosted by Walter Cronkite
 Season 4 (CBS) (1955-56)
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

 

4.01 [110] You Are There: THE TRIUMPH OF LOUIS BRAILLE (May 25, 1847)

11Sep55 CBS Sun

cast

Barry Atwater

Peter Brocco

Natalie Norwick

Synopsis:
In an era when the blind are ridiculed and shunned by society,

Louis Braille develops a system enabling the sightless to read and write. [RF]

 

4.02 [111] You Are There: THE LAST DAY OF AN ENGLISH QUEEN

(Lady Jane Grey, executed February 12, 1554)

18Sep55 CBS Sun

cast

Gloria Talbott

Jeanette Nolan

Noel Drayton

Robin Hughes

 

4.03 [112] You Are There: THE BOSTON MASSACRE (March 5, 1770)

02Oct55 CBS Sun

cast

Whit Bissell

Robert Burton

Addison Richards

Synopsis:

The angry Bostonians subject British troops to indignities and violence, but

Governor Hutchinson prohibits the soldiers from firing on the townspeople. [RF]

 

4.04 [113] You Are There: THE RESCUE OF THE AMERICAN PRISONERS FROM SANTO TOMAS

(February 3,1945)

09Oct55 CBS Sun

cast

DeForest Kelley

William Fawcett

Jean Howell

Frank Tang

 

4.05 [114] You Are There: MOSCOW TODAY

(An 'Uncensored' commentary and narrative by Robert C. Hottelet)

Narrated by Walter Cronkite

16Oct55 CBS Sun

 

4.06 [115] You Are There: THE SECRET MESSAGE THAT PLUNGED AMERICA INTO WORLD WAR I

(March 1, 1917)

23Oct55 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite

cast

Robert Lansing ......... William Jennings Bryan, U.S. Secretary of State
Whit Bissell

Robert Burton

Edward Earle

John Wengraf

Synopsis:
A dramatization of America's entry into World War I. [RF]

 

4.07 [116] You Are There: GRANT AND LEE AT APPOMATTOX (April 8, 1865.)

30Oct55 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite

starring

Paul Birch ....... General Lee

Roy Engel ......... General Grant
Robert Osterloh ... General Sheridan
Dabbs Greer ....... Colonel Venable
Synopsis:

The events on the fateful day of Lee's surrender to Grant. This act marked the

end of the Confederacy and the preservation of the Union was maintained. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Surrounded by Union forces, General Lee surrenders to General Grant

 at a farmhouse in Appomattox, Va. [RF]

 

4.08 [117] You Are There: THE GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

06Nov55 CBS Sun

cast

Tyler McVey ....... Ed Boyle

Art Rease ....... Frank McLowry

DeForest Kelley ....... Ike Clanton

Edward McNally ....... Billy Clanton

Robert Karnes ....... Bartender

Roy Engel ....... Jason Mills

Cyril DeLevanti ....... Corey Neilson

Paul Birch ....... Sheriff Behan

Barry Atwater ....... Doc Holliday

John Alderson ...... Virgil Earp

John Larch ....... Morgan Earp

Robert Bray ....... Wyatt Earp

Charles Perry ....... Judge Wallace

Earl Brown ....... Sheriff Campbell

Synopsis:

Back on this day in the stormy 1880's the Earp brothers, marshals of

 Tombstone, Arizona, clashed with a powerful cowboy group that came to town

armed and intent on wiping out the forces of the law and order. [RF]

 

4.08 [118] You Are There: THE HOAX OF THE CARDIFF GIANT (February 2, 1870)

13Nov55 CBS Sun (rebroadcast 22Jan56)

cast

Denver Pyle ....... William Newell

Tyler McVey ....... George Hull

Hayden Rorke ....... Bud Wilson

Roy Engel.......... David Hannum

Synopsis:

Reporters are stationed at the home of poet and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes,

 the Cardiff N.Y. farm of William Newell, where the alleged human fossil was discovered;

 and at the library of Cornell University's president, Andrew D. White. Holmes and a

reporter named Bud Wilson sense that the Cardiff giant is not authentic. [RF]

 

4.09 [119] You Are There: BANNISTER WINS THE MILE RUN (August 7, 1954)

20Nov55 CBS Sun

Synopsis:

The world waits to see whether Roger Bannister or Jake Landy will be the victor

 in the mile race run in Vancouver, British Columbia. Films of the actual event

are shown in addition to commentary by Walter Cronkite and his news staff. [RF]

 

4.10 [120] You Are There: ELI WHITNEY INVENTS THE COTTON GIN (May 27,1793)

27Nov55 CBS Sun

cast:

John Larch ....... Eli Whitney

Barbara Billingsley....... Catherine Greene

Walter Coy ....... Thomas Jefferson

DeForest Kelley ....... Major Bremen

Tyler McVey ....... Captain

Ray Engel ....... Planter

Peter Brocco ....... Travelling man

Michael Emmett ....... Phineas Miller

Paul Birch ....... Major Pendleton

Whit Bissell ....... Major Forsythe

Synopsis:

The events surrounding Eli Whitney's unveiling of a working model of his revolutionary gin.

 The story follows Whitney to Washington, where he had great difficulty patenting his machine. [RF]

 

4.11 [121] You Are There: SPINDLETOP: THE FIRST GREAT TEXAS OIL STRIKE (1901)

04Dec1955 CBS Sun

guest cast:

Parley Bear .... Captain Lucas

Robert Bray .... Patillo Higgins

Jean Byron .... Caroline Lucas

DeForest Kelley ... Al Hammill

Paul Birch .... Homer, the Barber

Tyler McVey .... Mayor Wheat

John Doucette .... Peck Byrd

Michael Ernest .... Curt Hammill

Mack Williams .... Geologist

Sam Edwards .... Hotel clerk

Mike Ragan .... Marion Fletcher

Tommy Cook .... Soldier

William Fawcett .... Farmer

Olive Blakeney .... Farmer's Wife

Larry Blake .... Emmett Fletcher

 

4.12 [122] You Are There: THE CHICAGO FIRE (October 8-9, 1871)

11Dec55 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast
John Larch ............. Rafferty
Lee Bowman ............. Edna
Maxine Cooper .......... Louise

Olive Blakeney

Ruth Phillip

Howard Wendell

Synopsis:
A small fire in a barn, spread by the wind, grows into a raging blaze

 that destroys a large part of Chicago. [RF]

 

4.13 [123] You Are There: PIERRE AND MARIE CURIE DISCOVER RADIUM (January 12, 1902)

(aka The Discovery of Radium)

18Dec55 CBS Sun

cast

Michael Emmet ......... Pierre Currie

Jaclynne Greene ....... Marie Currie

Russell Gaige

Herbert Rudley

Synopsis:

The Atomic Age is born as Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium in their laboratory.

 

4.14 [124] You Are There: WASHINGTON CROSSES THE DELAWARE (December 25, 1776)

25Dec55 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite

cast

Russ Conway ....... General George Washington

John Larch ...... Colonel Harrison

Denver Pyle ....... Colonel Tench Tilghman

Sheila Bromley ....... Martha Washington

Howard Wendell ....... Congressman John Adams

William Boyett ....... Colonel Knox

Lowell Gilmore ....... Admiral Lord Richard Howe

Harlan Warde ....... Colonel John Glover

Paul Hahn ..... Soldier

Bing Russell ..... Soldier

Mack Williams ..... Critical Young Man

Synopsis:
As snow and sleet threaten to freeze the Delaware River, General Washington

attempts a crossing to surprise Hessian troops at Trenton, N.J. [RF]

 

4.15 [125] You Are There: BENEDICT ARNOLD'S PLOT AGAINST WEST POINT (September 23, 1780)

01Jan56 CBS Sun

cast

John Larch

Whit Bissell

Pat Conway

Walter Coy

Russell Gaige

Tudor Owen

 

4.16 [126] You Are There: THE HEROISM OF CLARA BARTON (September 17, 1862)

08Jan56 CBS Sun

(21Jan56 WJAC-TV Johnstown, PA)

cast

Peggy Converse ....... Clara Barton

Roy Roberts ....... Dr. Dunn

Austin O'Toole ....... Soldier

Tyler McVey ....... Teamster

Robert Foulk ....... Minister

DeForest Kelley ...... Soldier

Donald Freed ....... Soldier

Robert Vaughn ....... Soldier

Tommy Cook ...... Soldier

Harlan Warde ...... Lieutenant

Edward Earle ...... General Marcy

Synopsis:

At the battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862 we witness the heroism of Clara Barton,

later it was labeled as "the bloodiest day of the Civil War". Miss Barton defies

the danger of battle to administer first aid to the men. She speaks to Walter

Cronkite and his news staff about the horrors of war. After her Civil War duties,

Miss Barton worked to found the organization that became the American Red Cross. [RF]

 

4.17 [127] You Are There: V-J DAY (Victory in Japan) (September 2, 1945) (August 14, 1945)
15Jan56 CBS Sun
cast
Dan Riss ............... Admiral William "Bull" Halsey
Dorothy Adams .......... Mrs. Munson
Judith Ames ............ Mrs. Fowler
Edward Earle ........... Charles G. Ross
John Alvin ............. Hunter
Robert Burton .......... Nelson
Barry Atwater .......... Correspondent
Synopsis:
From the White House press room in Washington, D.C., we go to the battleship

Missouri for an interview with Adm. William "Bull" Halsey. Then to various cities

around the world to see the reactions to the news that World War 2 is finally over. [RF]
 

22Jan56 - [--] You Are There:  The Hoax of the Cardiff Giant (originally aired 13Nov55).

 

4.18 [128] You Are There: DR. PINEL UNCHAINS THE INSANE (May 24, 1793)

12Feb56 CBS Sun

cast

Peter Brocco ........ Dr. Pinel

William Hayden ....... Scipion Pinel

Lewis Charles ...... Citizen Couthon

Michael Ross ....... Chevigne

Ernest Sarracino ....... Pussin

Gene Roth

Synopsis:

A French doctor courageously followed his convictions about treatment of the insane.

He is intent on proving his point by releasing two of the most violent inmates. [RF]

 

4.19 [129] You Are There: THE GREAT COMSTOCK SILVER STRIKE (October 29, 1873)

26Feb56 CBS Sun

Directed by Sidney Lumet
Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast

Mack Williams .......... John MacKay
Paul Birch ............. James Fair
Denver Pyle

Synopsis:
The discovery of a rich silver lode brings thousands of

prospectors to Virginia City, Nev. [RF]
 

 [--] You Are There: THE DISCOVERY OF ANESTHESIA

04Mar56 CBS Sun (rebroadcast from 22Mar53)

 

4.20 [130] You Are There: WHEN STANLEY FINDS LIVINGSTONE (November 10, 1871)

11Mar56 CBS Sun

cast

John Craven ............ Henry Stanley
Leonard Mudie .......... Dr. Livingstone
Don Randolph ........... James Gordon Bennett
Harlan Warde ........... Captain Webb
Synopsis:
We follow Henry M. Stanley, correspondent for the New York Herald,

on his search for Dr. David Livingstone. a Scotch=Presbyterian missionary

 who has been missing in Africa for three years. [RF]
 

4.21 [131] You Are There: BERLIN AIRLIFT

25Mar56 CBS Sun

Synopsis:
From Berlin's Templehof Airport, fog and stormy weather are a serious threat

 to the plan to transport goods through the air corridor over Russian-held Germany. [RF]

 

4.22 [132] You Are There: THE LOST BATTALION OF WORLD WAR I (May 31-June 1, 1918)

01Apr56 CBS Sun

cast

Edward G. Robinson Jr.

Robert Burton

Harlan Warde

Mack Williams

Iamel Farah (?)

Jameel Farah (aka Jamie Farr)
Synopsis:
A battalion of American soldiers, surrounded by German forces for

 four days, valiantly repels the enemy until help arrives. [RF]

 

4.23 [133] You Are There: THE RECOVERY OF THE MONA LISA (December 10, 1913)

08Apr56 CBS Sun

cast

Vito Scotti ............ Vincenzio Perugia
Peter Brocco ........... Renoir
Mario Siletti .......... Alfredo Geri
Konstantin Shayne ...... Bertillon
Lawrence Dobkin......... M. Hennion
Ernest Sarracino ....... Giovanni Poggi
Synopsis:
Vincenzio Perugia gives himself up on December 10, 1913

 and confesses that he stole the five-million dollar painting "for love and for Italy." [RF]
 

4.24 [134] You Are There: WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN'S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION (July 8, 1896)

15Apr56 CBS Sun

cast

Ainslie Pryor ....... William Jennings Bryan

 

4.25 [135] You Are There: CHAMBERLAIN AT MUNICH
22Apr56 CBS Sun
Narrated by Walter Cronkite
cast
Arthur Gould-Porter ... Duff Cooper
Synopsis:
Tense negotiations between Prime Minister Chamberlain and

 Adolf Hitler fail to preserve peace. [RF]
 

4.26 [136] You Are There: THE RETURN OF HALLEY'S COMET (May 10, 1910)

29Apr56 CBS Sun

cast

William Bakewell

Herbert Butterfield

James Gavin

Forrest Lewis

William Schallert

Olan Soule

Frank Wilcox

Philip Chambers

 

[--] You Are There: no details

06May56 CBS Sun

 

4.27 [137] You Are There: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S KITE EXPERIMENT (June 15, 1752)

13May56 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite

cast

Parley Baer ........ Benjamin Franklin

 

4.28 [138] You Are There: THE DOOLITTLE RAIDERS TAKE OFF FOR TOKYO (April 18, 1942)

20May56 CBS Sun

Written by E. Jack Neuman
Narrated by Walter Cronkite

Synopsis:
Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle launched an air attack on Japan from the

aircraft carrier Hornet, one of the most daring operations and the raid

generated strategic benefits that far outweighed its limited goals. [RF]

 

4.29 [139] You Are There: THE VOTE THAT DEFEATED ANDREW JACKSON FOR PRESIDENT

(February 9, 1825)

27May56 CBS Sun

 

4.30 [140] You Are There: CYPRUS TODAY (a documentary)

01Jul56 CBS Sun

Narrated by Walter Cronkite

Summary:
Walter Cronkite turns from the past to the present for 30 minutes of film covering
the current explosive situation on the Mediterranean island of Cypress.
There are 500,000 people living on the island. Four Cypriots in every five
are Christians who look to Greece as their motherland. The fifth Cypriot
is a Mohammedan whose leanings are toward Turkey. But though the majority
is violent in its demands for union with Greece, it is opposed not only by
the Turkish minority but also by the British. For Cypress is a British Crown
Colony, and London regards the island as of enormous strategic importance.
Howard K. Smith will be seen live, assisting Cronkit in the narration, and also in
some of the filmed interviews. Notables interviewed include Archbishop Makarios,
now exiled by the British to an obscure island in the Indian Ocean:

and Sir John Harding, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Cyprus.
There are also vivid scenes of rioting on Cyprus, including sound film of shooting
and bombing. Official views are supplemented by interviews with ordinary people
in Athens and Istanbul and with British tommies stationed on Cyprus. [RF]

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