CTVA US Documentary - "Adventure Tomorrow" (ABC) (1957-60) Military Documentary series

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Adventure Tomorrow (1957-60)
   Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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ADVENTURE TOMORROW
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Production Company not known
for
ABC
Producer Harry C. Morgan / George Van Valkenberg
US Military Documentary series 1957-1960

Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein

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1.01 Adventure Tomorrow: THE HYDROGEN BOMB
1957 ABC
Show no. 1
Produced by Harry C. Morgan
Directed by David Wynne
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
History and development of the H-Bomb with footage of explosions o
Eniwetok. With Richard Lynch, director of Civil Defense in Los Angeles. [RF]

1.02 Adventure Tomorrow: NIKE HERCULES, THE STORY OF A GUIDED MISSILE
1957
Show no. 2
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
Story of the Nike Hercules missiles. "All material cleared through the
Defense Department. Nothing will be said or used that is not in the
best interests of the United States." Includes the following footage:
history of and reasons for missile research; previous missiles leading to
Nike Hercules with footage of missile launches, flights and tests; 1950
test of Nike, actual footage of Nike launch and tracking of robot
plane; Nike production, transportation, views of Nike sites with missiles in
place; simulated diagrams of sites around U.S. cities; dramatized
probable attack with alert and launch routine through launch and tracking of
robot plane; Douglas Aircraft manger explains Nike parts and missile
types and uses and future of rockets in space age; Nike Hercules being
moved on truck, prepared on site and launched; World War II footage of
propelled weapons, cannons, rockets, nuclear blast; history and
explanation of Honest John missile with demonstration on truck launch and flight. [RF]

1.03 Adventure Tomorrow:. LAUNCHING OF A LONG RANGE MISSILE
1957
Show no. 3
Produced by Harry C. Morgan
Directed by David Wynne
Host: Dr. Martin L. Klein.
Synopsis:
Guesting is scientist Dieter Huzel. A look at the development of
missiles. Much on the V-2 rocket. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: PRIVATE FLYING
15Apr1957 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein

Adventure Tomorrow: ROCKETS TODAY
18Jun1957 ABC
Produced by Harry C. Morgan
Directed by Don Whitman
Technical director, Harold Huntsman
Announcer: Ed Chandler
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
"Guesting is scientist Dieter Huzel. A complete rundown of the history
of guided missiles. An IBM representative is interviewed about jobs at his company. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: AMERICA'S INVENTORS
Jul1957 ABC
Directed by Don Whitman
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein & Julie Reding
Synopsis:
Inventors of new devices explain their inventions: egg shell opener;
research mannekin used for high speed tests; electronic burglar alarm; portable steam bath. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: AIRPLANES TODAY
06Aug1957 ABC
Show no 12
Directed by John Orloff
Synopsis:
Guesting is William Ivens of the Cohu Company in San Diego, holder of
the world’s record for gliders. Also, films of the aerocar and vertijet.
Lloyd Hubbard and Hal Judd of IBM also appear. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: HISTORY OF ROCKETS PART 1
15Aug1958 ABC
Produced by Harry C. Morgan
Directed by Hap Weyman
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
With scientist Dieter Huzel, who worked on the V-2. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: MEET THE MATADOR
30Sep1958 ABC
sponsored by Central Chevrolet Company
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
A look at the U.S.’ first operational guided missile. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: THE MIGHTY ATLAS
11Nov1958 ABC
sponsored by Central Chevrolet Company
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne.
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
History of the Atlas ICBM--its successes and failures. For the first
time on TV, the complete story and how the U.S.S.R. did it first. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: SUPERSONIC WEDGE
02Mar1959 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
Story of the breed of airplanes that takes its shape from a paper toy;
the delta-winged aircraft; F-102; B-58; first jet seaplane; Pogo. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: THE WIDEST HORIZON
06Apr1959 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
Simulated look at the first trip to the moon and beyond; a working plan
for the exploration of space with statement by General James H. Doolittle. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: COUNTDOWN AT SANTA SUSANA
27Apr1959 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
Visit to the rocket testing grounds at Rocketdyne’s Propulsion Field Center. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: RETURN FROM OUTER SPACE
22Jun1959 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein.
Synopsis:
The first successful return from space by an ICBM and how the first
motion pictures from space were recovered. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: BEHIND THE PUSHBUTTON
(the story of our readiness)
05Nov1959 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
What is "pushbutton" warfare and who pushes that button, "the legendary
trigger that is supposed to control any future warlike activities"? [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: ANTIDOTE FOR A BRUSHFIRE WAR
30Nov1959 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Synopsis:
Report on how modern fighting forces can travel to their destinations
at airliner speed and by the shortest route. Also, a look at how the
U.S. combat engineers can quickly build airstrips behind enemy lines. Film
footage of Lebanon. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: THE THOR STORY
14Dec1959 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
Traces the complete development of an Air Force ICBM "Thor," its failures and successes, reasons and results. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: THE TITAN STORY
11Jan1960 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
History and development of the Air Force’s largest liquid ICBM and its
underground home. Includes countdown and firing at Cape Canaveral. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: SPACEMAN OR ROBOT?
18Jan1960 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
Use of robots and space suits for man’s exploration of space. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: FARNBOROUGH; THE WORLD'S GREATEST AIR SHOW
25Jan1960 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
Complete tour of the British air show. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: HUSTLER STRIKES
08Feb1960 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
Story of the B-58 "Hustler," our strategic bomber that flies twice the
speed of sound. Films of a ride on the craft. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: THE BLUE ANGELS
15Feb1960 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
The story of the Navy’s precision flying team. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: MISSILES ON THE MOVE
22Feb1960 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
How the Air Force solves the problem of keeping ballistic missiles and
their crews where they’ll do the most good. A comparison of U.S. and
U.S.S.R. airlift potential and how to move a missile from where it was
built to where it may have to be fired. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: CARRIER CLASSROOM
29Feb1960 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
Story of how naval aviation turns young men into hot pilots with the
skill to home in on a carrier and hit the deck with precision. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: RAILWAY INTO SPACE
07Mar1960 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
History and explanation of the Supersonic Sled as a test vehicle. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: NAVY BLUE MISSILES
14Mar1960 ABC
Directed by David Wynne
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Synopsis:
History of Navy missiles from WW2 to the present climaxing with the
success of the Polaris. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: FLYING THE JETLINER
21Mar1960 ABC
Directed by David Wynne
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Synopsis:
Development and testing of the DC-8 and a look at DC-8 simulator
training. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: THE STORY OF THE X-15
11Apr1960 ABC
Directed by David Wynne
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Synopsis:
Story of the craft that will put the first American on the edge of
space. Films of Scott Crossfield’s first flight, including crash landing. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: PROJECT DISCOVERER
09May1960 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
Visit to Vandenburg AFB for launch of Discoverer and a look at what happens to the rocket in space. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: PROJECT MERCURY Part 1,
(The Hardware)
30May1960 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne.
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
First of two-part program on the development of the Mercury craft and its early testing. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: PROJECT MERCURY, Part 2
(The astronauts and their small world /
06Jun1960 ABC
produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
directed by David Wynne.
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein.
Synopsis:
Report on the training of the astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon
Cooper, John Glenn, Virgil Grissom, Walter Schirra, Alan Shepard, Donald
Slayton. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: HIT THE SILK
13Jun1960 ABC
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
Story of parachutes and of the testing of chutes to aid reentry into
the atmosphere. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: PEASHOOTER, POP UP AND BEYOND
airdate unknown
Produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
Directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
Story of development and testing of the Polaris missile. [RF]

Adventure Tomorrow: THE WARRIOR ATOM
airdate unknown
produced & written by George Van Valkenberg
directed by David Wynne
Introduced by Baxter Ward
Hosted by Dr. Martin L. Klein
Synopsis:
A look at atomic testing in the South Pacific. Films of Enwietok Island; the explosion of the first H-Bomb. [RF]

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