CTVA US Documentary - "Camera Three" (CBS) Season 2 (1956-57)

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 Season 2 (CBS)(1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox [Updated 13-Feb-2018]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


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 CBS Sundays
Two week West Coast delay. [Oakland Tribune]

2.01 [32] Camera Three:
02Sep1956 CBS Sun [Sunday Journal Nebraska]
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Humorous love scenes from the works of Shakespeare, Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde are featured.

2.02 [33] Camera Three:
09Sep1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
with
American sculptor Alexander Calder, inventor of the abstract constructions called mobiles.

2.03 [34] Camera Three: Opera Workshop: Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutti"
16Sep1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
with
David Lloyd
Kenneth Smith
Mack Morgan
Phyllis Curtin
Jane Hobson
Synopsis:
The theme concerns two men who want to test the fidelity of their respective fiancees.

2.04 [35] Camera Three: Susannah
23Sep1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Scenes from a new American opera, "Susannah" by Carlisle Floyd.

2.05 [36] Camera Three: Jonathan Swift
30Sep1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
The life and writings of Jonathan Swift will He studied on Camera Three. "Gulliver's Travels" will be especially significant.

2.06 [37] Camera Three: As I Lay Dying
07Oct1956 CBS Sun
Based on the story by William Faulkner
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Robert Lansing ..... Jewel
Susan Oliver ....... Dewey Dell
Mildred Dunnock .... Addie Brunden
Ralph W. Chambers .. Dr. Peabody
Philip Coolidge .... Anse Brunden
Warren Feigin ...... Cash
Richard Shepard .... Darl
Edith King ......... Cora
Robert Armstrong ... Vardaman
Synopsis:
A family struggles to return Addie's body to Jefferson where she was born. Unforeseen obstacles arise starting with the bridge being out,
the lack of food and money leading to further unfortunate mishaps, arson and rape but eventually a new beginning for the family.
*NOTE: This was Robert Lansing's TV debut.
Re-stage in 1965.

2.07 [38] Camera Three: William Faulkner
14Oct1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Katherine Anne Porter talks about William Faulkner's works.

2.08 [39] Camera Three: The United Nations: Extraordinary Session
21Oct1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
In the setting of the United Nations Building in New York City, James Macandrew presents the dramatized idea of the cosmopolitanism inherent
in the organization of the United Nations. The delegates to this "cultural conference" are the spiritual fathers of the UN: poets, historians,
artists, novelists and philosophers from other countries and other centuries. Each delegate gives his impression of a country other than his own.

2.09 [40] Camera Three: African Folk Music
28Oct1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Featured are recording stars Marais and Miranda from the South African Veld.

2.10 [41] Camera Three: The Source of Power
04Nov1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Guest
Margaret Mead
Synopsis:
An anthropoligical and philosophical look at origins of political leadership.

2.11 [42] Camera Three: A Medieval Tapestry
11Nov1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew

2.12 [43] Camera Three: The Life of Joseph Conrad: Part I
18Nov1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
with
Joseph Schnabel
Synopsis:
Part One of a two-part series devoted to the Polish-English author Joseph Conrad. Today Conrad will be portrayed by an actor, who will use the author's
written words to express his ideas on life and writing.
Dramatization of an excerpt from Joseph Conrad's novel "Lord Jim" and "The Lagoon" with Joseph Schnabel portraying the author.

2.13 [44] Camera Three: The Life of Joseph Conrad: Part II
25Nov1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Part Two of a two-part series devoted to the Polish-English author Joseph Conrad.

2.14 [45] Camera Three: Jose Limon
02Dec1956 CBS Sun
Producer Lewis Freedman
Written by John McGiffert
Directed by Clay Yurdin
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Jose Limon and his dance company
choreographer Doris Humphrey
Ruth Currier
Lucas Hoving
Betty Jones
Synopsis:
Day on earth / Doris Humphrey
Lament for a bullfighter / Jose Limon
Moore's Pavane / Jose Limon
The exiles / Jose Limon
Theater piece / Doris Humphrey
Nightspell / Doris Humphrey.
Dancers, Ruth Currier, Lucas Hoving, Betty Jones and Jose Limon.
Excerpts from six modern dance works by Jose Limon and his company of dancers choreographed by Doris Humphrey and Limon himself.
Includes brief commentaries by Jose Limon, including a voiceover introduction to the Moor's Pavene in which he explains the intentions of the work.
Most of the works are danced fully or partly in rehearsal clothes.

2.15 [46] Camera Three: Victorian Charades
09Dec1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
The first of a series of programs devoted to the Victorian Age.
"Victorian Charades", with selections from literature of that period.
Excerpts from Tennyson's "Ulysses" and "Locksley Hall", Browning's "My Last Duchess" and Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" are included.
Also listed as "The Victorian Era".

2.16 [47] Camera Three: The Victoria Era Part II
16Dec1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Part II of "The Victorian Era", with Dickens' "Hard Times" is dramatized.

2.17 [48] Camera Three: The Victoria Era Part III
23Dec1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Professor Howard Mumford Jones will talk about life and works of Benjamin Disraeli.

2.18 [49] Camera Three: The Victorian Era Part IV
30Dec1956 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A look at the Victorian novel.

[--] Camera Three:
06Jan1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Repeat episode.

[--] Camera Three:
13Jan1957 [repeat from 26Aug56]
Host James Macandrew
Gerald Hiken in a repeat broadcast of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner".


[--] Camera Three:
20Jan1957 [repeat from 25Mar56]
Host James Macandrew
Repeat of "The Intricate Image of Dylan Thomas"


2.19 [50] Camera Three:
27Jan1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
with
Louis Kronenberger
Synopsis:
A study of the late Max Beerbohm, essayist, critic, satirist and caricaturist.

2.20 [51] Camera Three:
03Feb1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
with
Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson

2.21 [52] Camera Three: The Craft of Kings
10Feb1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A look at Frederick the Great of Prussia, Catherine the Great of Russia.

2.22 [53] Camera Three: Japanese Culture: Part I
17Feb1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Part 1.
A dramatization of the 11th century Japanese novel "The Tale of Genji" by Lady Murasaki.

2.23 [54] Camera Three: Japanese Culture: Part II
24Feb1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Part 2.
A dramatization of the 11th century Japanese novel "The Tale of Genji" by Lady Murasaki.
Excerpts from "The Tale of Genji" an eleventh century novel by Lady Murasaki, presented in Japanese "No" play form.

2.24 [55] Camera Three: The Grain of Liberty
03Mar1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
with
William H. Whyte Jr.
Synopsis:
About individualism and cooperation and their intricate relationship.

2.25 [56] Camera Three: The Story of the Soldier [Part I]
10Mar1957 CBS Sun
Choreography by Anna Sokolow
Host James Macandrew
Narrated by Max Adrian
cast:
James Mitchell ........ The Soldier
Annabelle Gold ........ The Princess
Arthur Malet .......... The Devil
Synopsis:
Ballet L'Histoire du Soldat
Synopsis 2:
Stravinsky's opera-ballet "L'historie du Soldat", about a soldier who loses his soul to the Devil.

2.26 [57] Camera Three: The Alchemy of Light
17Mar1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A look at the relation of light to the arts.

2.27 [58] Camera Three: The Brownstone Age
24Mar1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew

2.28 [59] Camera Three: A Philosophy for April
31Mar1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
with
E.E. Cummings

2.29 [60] Camera Three: Go Children Slow
07Apr1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
with
Dean Louis M. Hacker
Synopsis:
First of a two-part study of academic freedom.

2.30 [61] Camera Three:
14Apr1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
with Joseph Warren
Synopsis:
Part Two of a study of academia. Dramatic sketch about the dismissal of a State University professor by the Board of Regents
because of unorthodox views of higher education.

[--] Camera Three:
21Apr1957 CBS Sun
pre-empted by Easter Services


2.31 [62] Camera Three: The Art of the Short Story
28Apr1957 CBS Sun [Hammond Times La]
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
The art of the short story. Two of them are dramatized, one by the Russian master Anton Chekhov and an Interesting two-character tale by Frank O'Connor.
The latter makes effective use of pantomime and recorded conversation,
Synopsis 2:
Contrasting short stories: Anton Chekhov's "The Enemies" and Frank O'Connor's "Song Without Words" is dramatized.

2.32 [63] Camera Three: The Twenty-Four Hour Day
05May1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Descriptive poetic readings and music.

2.33 [64] Camera Three:
12May1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
with
Lukas Foss.
Synopsis:
Lukas Foss, American composer, explains his methods of transposing a literary work into musical form.

2.34 [65] Camera Three: Ten American Presidents
19May1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Four are described as "just below greatness," Including Polk and Johnston, while six are termed unquestionably great men of the times.
Helpful quotations offered rom the speeches of Jefferson Teddy Roosevelt and others.
Synopsis 2:
"The American Presidency" drama based on lectures by Clinton Rossiter. [NYT]

2.35 [66] Camera Three: The Misanthrope
26May1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
with
Charlotte Rae
Synopsis:
Scenes from Moliere's drama "The Misanthrope" based on recent translation by Richard Wilbur featuring Charlotte Rae.

2.36 [67] Camera Three: Pablo Picasso
02Jun1957 CBS Sun
Written by Glenn P. Wolfe
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
First of two programs on "Pablo Ruiz Picasso The Scope and Variety of His Art".

2.37 [68] Camera Three: Pablo Picasso: Guernica
09Jun1957 CBS Sun
Written by Glenn P. Wolfe
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Second of a two-part study of Picasso, consideration of his mural, "Guernica".

2.38 [69] Camera Three: The Age of Wisdom
16Jun1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A look at fables and legends through the centuries.

2.39 [70] Camera Three: A Tribute to Robert Sherwood
23Jun1957 CBS Sun
Written by Glenn P. Wolfe
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
An analysis of his work and selections from his writings.

2.40 [71] Camera Three: Castaways
30Jun1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
The reactions and solutions to the problems of physical and spiritual survival on a desert island presented by three fictional characters:
Robinson Crusoe, Sinbad the Sailor and the lighthouse keeper of Aspinwall.

2.41 [72] Camera Three:
07Jul1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Folk music of two cultures, American and West Indian, are compare and discussed.

2.42 [73] Camera Three:
14Jul1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
The love story of Romeo and Juliet as it is treated in three artistic media literature, dance and music.

2.43 [74] Camera Three: The United Nations Hungarian Report
21Jul1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Documentary dramatized.

2.44 [75] Camera Three: Stendahl
28Jul1957 CBS Sun
Produced by Lewis Freedman
Written by Clair Roskam
Directed by Clay Yurdin
Settings designed by Marvin Chomsky
technical director, Walter Pile
lighting director, Ralph Holmes
associate director, Joanne Goodhart
set director, Mildred Weldon
costumes by Bill Walstrom
New York State Education Department television consultant, Francis E. Almstead
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Peter Falk ...... Stendahl
Lisa Daniels
Kaye Lyder
Lisa Howard
Ellen Madison
Casey Peyson
Synopsis:
This episode is about Stendhal, with particular reference to two of his works, "On Love" and "The Life of Rossini."
NYT title: How Can One Not Read Stendhal?

2.45 [76] Camera Three: Stendhal, the First Modern Novelist
04Aug1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Harvey Breit, Assistant Editor of the New York Times Sunday Book Review discusses.

2.46 [77] Camera Three:
11Aug1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Pro Musica Antiqua plays music of the Italian Renaissance on old instruments.

2.47 [78] Camera Three: OLIVER HARDY
18Aug1957 CBS Sun
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
First in series on American humor and humorists - "The Private World of Laurel and Hardy".
"Camera Three" delve into the lives of Laurel and Hardy as it considers American humor and humorists.

2.48 [79] Camera Three: THE FOUR KINGS (Part I of four parts)
25Aug1957 CBS Sun
Play by Shakespeare
Directed by Clay Yurdin
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A dramatization of Shakespeare's play.
Synopsis 2:
Study of Shakespeare's "King Richard II". First of four programs dealing with English monarchs as presented in cycle of history plays.
Based on "The War of the Roses"
Dramatized by Shakespeare in the history plays
Richard II; Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; Henry V; Henry VI, Part 1; Henry VI, Part 2; Henry VI, Part 3; and Richard III.

2.49 [80] Camera Three: THE FOUR KINGS (Part II of four parts)
01Sep1957 CBS Sun
Play by Shakespeare
Directed by Clay Yurdin
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Part 2 of Shakespeare's dramatization of "The Four Kings."

2.50 [81] Camera Three: THE FOUR KINGS (Part III of four parts)
08Sep1957 CBS Sun
Play by Shakespeare
Directed by Clay Yurdin
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Part 3 of Shakespeare's dramatization of "The Four Kings."

2.51 [82] Camera Three: THE FOUR KINGS (Part IV of four parts)
15Sep1957 CBS Sun
Play by Shakespeare
Directed by Clay Yurdin
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Part 4 of Shakespeare's dramatization of "The Four Kings."
Richard III

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