CTVA US Documentary - "Camera Three" (CBS) Season 8 (1962-63)

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 Season 8 (CBS)(1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox [Uploaded 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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8.01 [331] Camera Three: Alvin Alley Dance Theatre
16Sep1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Modern dance enthusiasts get an opportunity to sample the work of the Alvin Alley Dance Theatre group.
Their "Roots of the Blues" dance, there's folk singer along to underline the folk quality of the work,
but their "creation of the world" remains abstract.

8.02 [332] Camera Three: Tribute to the Late E.E. Cummings
23Sep1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Whimsical American poet E.E. Cummings born Edward Estlin Cummings in 1894 and died September 3rd, 1962,
first published his work in 1922 with the novel "The Enormous Room" based on his time in a French prison camp during World War I.
One of his most famous poems is the 1925 poem "I Like My Body" with the lines "i like my body when it is with your body.
It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.

"Love is the voice under all the silence; the hope which has no opposite in despair; the strength so strong mere
force is feebleness; the truth more first than sun, more last than star."

8.03 [333] Camera Three: Fathers and Sons
30Sep1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A dramatization of Ivan Turgenev's 1862 novel "Fathers and Sons" deals with emotional and eventual breakdown of beliefs and idioms.
A mother afraid of her sons rejection of God and her husband's devotion to God and his son come into play.

8.04 [334] Camera Three: A Lesson in Bach
07Oct1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Rosalyn Tureck one of the world's foremost interpreters of Bach, demonstrates her technique and approach to the composer's music.

8.05 [335] Camera Three: Bentley on Brecht
14Oct1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
The songs and poems of Bertolt Brecht as adapted and performed by Eric Bentley take center stage.

8.06 [336] Camera Three: Jazz of Bill Evans
21Oct1962
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Bill Evans
Paul Montian
Chuck Israels
Synopsis:
A half hour recital from a talented threesome, pianist Bill Evans, drummer Paul Montian and bass player Chuck Israels.

8.07 [337] Camera Three: Under the Mountain Wall
28Oct1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Peter Matthiessen author and naturalist of "Under the Mountain Wall" A Chronicle of Two Seasons in the Stone Age" talks about
his non-fiction study in a hidden valley of great beauty, lost in the mountains of New Guinea and the people that live there
untouched by civilization, direct survivors of the Stone Age.

8.08 [338] Camera Three: New York Stories
04Nov1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Ogden Nash's poetry and S.J. Perelman's New Yorker stories tickle your funny bone, tune in for a discussion between them on
anything at all that strikes their fancy.
Two famed American humorists Ogden Nash and S.J. Perelman exchange witticisms.

8.09 [339] Camera Three: Hemingway
11Nov1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Marcelline Hemingway Sanford, sister of the late Ernest Hemingway talks about her new book, "At the Hemingways" with dramatized segments.

8.10 [340] Camera Three: A Tribute to Fritz Kreisler
18Nov1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A virtuoso performer, 20-year-old violinist Jaime Laredo, plays a variety of familiar Kreisler compositions including "Schon Rosmarin,"
and "Old Viennese Dance Tunes," as well as the first movement of Kreisler's string quartet with violinists Sylvia Rosenberg
cellist David Soyer and violist Michael Tree. A charming way to keep composer Kreisler's music alive.

8.11 [341] Camera Three: Jazz Stylings
25Nov1962
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Nina Simone
Paul Draper
Larry Adler
Synopsis:
The style of Jazz singer Nina Simone, tap dancer Paul Draper and the harmonica expertise of Larry Adler in performance is shown.

8.12 [342] Camera Three: Theater on Film Part I
02Dec1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Director Sidney Lumet describes transferring a stage play to the screen.
Since his experience and his filmed illustrations include excerpts from the works of Eugene O'Neill; Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams,
students of both, media and fans of this series.

8.13 [343] Camera Three:
09Dec1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
American violinist Joyce Flissler who won the 1958 International Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow, is the program's special guest.
Joyce plays a sonata by Jean Marie Leclair, Tchaikovsky's Serenade Melancolique, and the Third Unaccompanied Sonata by the contemporary
composer Eugene Ysaye.

8.14 [344] Camera Three: Theater on Film Part II
16Dec1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Director Sidney Lumet continues his discussion on the problems involved in adapting a stage play to the screen, in the second of a
2-parter on the subject. This morning, John Gassner, of Yale University's play wrighting and dramatic literature department,
and film consultant Peretz Johnnes join Lumet for an analysis of his handling of the film, "Long Day's Journey Into Night."
Of special interest to the student of the theater and motion pictures.

8.15 [345] Camera Three:
23Dec1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Cathleen Nesbitt reads tales by Hans Christian Andersen.
The Andersen's fairy tales are , "The Top and the Ball," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Darning Needle".

8.16 [346] Camera Three: In Praise of Wine
30Dec1962
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A portion of the program is devoted to literary commendations of what John Keats called "Beaded Bubbles". A group of actors will
read excerpts from the prose and poetry of such authors as Keats, Thomas Love Peacock, Charles Dickens and Robert Herrick all in
praise of the grape.
In the other segment Robert J. Misch will discuss the more practical aspects of the subject and offer up on selecting and serving wines.
Misch considered one of the world's outstanding wine authorites has written numerous articles and lectured throughout the country
on American and French wine making.

8.17 [347] Camera Three: The Human Voice
06Jan1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Soprano Marjorie Hayward Madey solos in Francis Poulenc's one-act opera.

8.18 [348] Camera Three: The Poorhouse Fair
13Jan1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
John Updike's "The Poorhouse Fair", novel about the unpremeditated revolt of poorhouse inmates against authority is dramatized.

8.19 [349] Camera Three: Parnassus '62
20Jan1963
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Bramwell Fletcher
Synopsis:
Bramwell Fletcher reads from Shaw, Frost and MacLeish.

8.20 [350] Camera Three: Dirge With Variations
27Jan1963
Host James Macandrew
cast:
David Amram
The Marlboro Trio.
Synopsis:
David Amram will discuss with host James Macandrew the differences in the sound of music in different centuries.
The Marlboro Trio which takes its name from the celebrated Marlboro Festival in Vermont, where the group first played together
is made up of violinist Michael Tree, pianist Mitchell Andrews and cellist David Soyer.
The Trio performs a movement from the Brahms Trio in B major and Amram's "Dirge and Variations" a work the young American composer
dedicated to them when they played it in its first New York performance at Town Hall last month.

8.21 [351] Camera Three: Letters From the Earth
03Feb1963
story by Mark Twain
Host James Macandrew
cast:
John C. Becher .... Abner
Jules Munshin plays the skeptical Archangel Satan
Synopsis:
In spite of the fact that Mark Twain's famous humor has always been tinged with vitriol, the excerpts from the soon-to-be-published
letters you'll be hearing today, hold more surprises than you might expect. There's a kind of raging anger against man's
"hypocrisy and arrogance" particularly in connection with religion that will startle you with its vehemence.
Dr. Robert W. Spike of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries and Prof. William M. Gibson discuss Twain's thrusts.

8.22 [352] Camera Three: The Image of Pope
10Feb1963 (rerun 16Jun63)
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Brendan Burke .... Alexander Pope
Robert Eckles .... Samuel Johnson
Myra Carter ...... Magdalen Pope's Sister
Lucy Landau ...... Maid
Jack Livingston and Louis Edmonds ... Critics
Synopsis:
Dramatizes the outlook and views of 18th-century author Alexander Pope. Pope's poems and leters and biographical material
by Samuel Johnson are utilized.

8.23 [353] Camera Three: The Problem That Has No Name
17Feb1963
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Beverly Owen
Shirley Blanc
Kathryn Eames
Ernest Graves
Kate Wilkinson
Synopsis:
A modern woman's search for identity and this quest is examined in a dramatization based on psychologist Betty Friedan's book
"The Feminine Mystique". Miss Friedan discusses the creative impulse in women.

8.24 [354] Camera Three: The Landscape of Dali
24Feb1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
An examination of the art of surrealist Salvador Dali is based on "The World of Salvador Dali" a book by Robert Deschantes.

8.25 [355] Camera Three: Privacy: The Right to be Let Alone
03Mar1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A discussion of the book of the same name by authors lawyers Morris L. Ernst and Alan U. Schwartz who talk with host James Macandrew
about their attempt to acquaint the layman with legal areas which relate to rights of privacy.

8.26 [356] Camera Three: Andorra
10Mar1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Swiss writer Max Frisch discusses his play "Andorra". The work is a symbolic search for man's personal identity.
A scene from his novel "I'm Not Stiller" is illustrative of his unorthodox habit of thought.

8.27 [357] Camera Three: The Reminiscences Of Wanda Landowska
17Mar1963 (rerun 15Sep63)
Directed by Nick Havinga
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Agnes Moorehead
Beverly Owen
Synopsis:
A dramatization of the world famous Harpsichordist Wanda Landowska as read by Agnes Moorehead.
Agnes Moorehead reads excerpts from the late great musical stylist's diary. Wanda Landwoska explains that she let herself be carried away"
t>y the "young and vibrant" music by Bach, and by the love for the harpsichord for which it was intended.

*NOTE: Title also listed as "The Diary of Wanda Landowska".

8.28 [358] Camera Three: Finders in the Dark
24Mar1963
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Peggy Wood
Synopsis:
The late poet John V.A. Weaver wrote in two languages: English and American according to H.L. Mencken, author of "The American Language".
Weaver was the first to write poetry successfully in the vernacular. He later turned to the more conventional literary English.
Both are heard in a dramatic presentation by actress Peggy Wood.
Current president of the American National Theater and Academy and a distinguished performer for more than 50 years, including several
as TV's "Mama", Miss Wood has been touring American universities presenting readings of the poems of Weaver, who was her first husband.

from "Ghost" by John V.A. Weaver
Just when you think you got me wiped out clear,
Some bird that's singin' - moonlight on a hill -
Some lovely thing'll hurt like it would kill,
And you'll hear somethin' whisperin', "he's here"...

8.29 [359] Camera Three: The Image of Walt Whitman
31Mar1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A look at the long dead poet's work and the imprint he has left behind in the minds of Americans. His literature and personality
were as colorful and controversial as the he himself was.
A reading of "Leaves of Grass"

8.30 [360] Camera Three: Springtime
07Apr1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A Poetry reading of works by Keats, Blake and Whitman.

[--] Camera Three:
14Apr1963
pre-empted for Easter Service Special

[--] Camera Three: Addis and Crofut
21Apr1963
post-poned to 05May63.

8.31 [361] Camera Three: Mondo Cane
28Apr1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Last Sunday a very disturbing but absorbing program appeared on "Camera Three." It was entitled "Mondo Cane" and consisted
of excerpts from a shocking and controversial motion picture of the same name. It was one of the most moving and interesting
TV programs I have ever seen and I would like to know more about the picture "Mondo Cane."
*NOTE: Oakland Tribune 28Apr63

8.32 [362] Camera Three: Addis and Crofut
05May1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Steve Addis and Bill Crofut, our recently returned "cultural ambassadors" from a State Department sponsored trip to the Far East.
In addition to folk songs and comment, the highlight of the show is a film made of their songfest in Burma.

8.33 [363] Camera Three: Actor's Studio
12May1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A fine opportunity to listen to a dedicated youthful group of actors (Geraldine Page, Paul Newman, Rip Torn, Michael Wager,
Fred Stewart, and Frank Corsaro) who've known individual success, talk about their new group effort, the formation of the Actors'
Studio Theater. They've taken up the gauntlet tossed to them by Lee Strasberg and his eminent teaching labors at the Actors' Studio school.

8.34 [364] Camera Three: The Decade Coming
19May1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
A tenth anniversary program with Marya Mannes and Prof. Charles A. Siepmann discussing the future possibilities in the next decade.
*NOTE: Camera Three celebrates it's 10th anniversary recollecting the worlds of its original purpose "To stimulate interest in any
one of the humanities in a new and interesting way ... to be free to experiement and to fail" - and then by looking ahead to
"the decade coming" with speculative thoughts on plans ahead.

[--] Camera Three: Notes From the Underground
26May1963 [repeat from 21Sep58]
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
In the first of four shows marking it's tenth anniversary, "Camera Three" presents Michael Kane reading excerpts from Dostoevsky's
"Notes from the Underground," taped in 1958.

[--] Camera Three: The Secret Agent
02Jun1963 [repeat from 09Mar58]
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Program is devoted to the poetry of W.H. Auden.
For its second 10th anniversary retrospective special, "Camera Three" repeats this 1958 dramatization of W.H. Auden's poetry.
Coming as it does right after the Whitsunday special above, it offers ah interesting contemporary comment on life, anxiety, and hope.

[--] Camera Three: The Stamp of Steinberg
09Jun1963 [repeat from 14Feb60]
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
For its third retrospective treat commemorating its 10th year on the air, "Camera Three" repeats an exhibit of artist-cartoonist
Saul Steinberg's vivid satirical jabs.

[--] Camera Three: The Image of Pope
16Jun1963 [repeat from 10Feb63]
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Series repeats its examination of the Eighteenth century poet-satirist, Alexander Pope.
For its fourth retrospective a fascinating introduction to the poetry of Alexander Pope for the uninitiated and a beguiling as
well as a revealing biographical sketch of one of Britain's greatest satirists, this is an excellent choice for a retrospective
look at Camera Three's contributions over the years.

8.35 [365] Camera Three: Auguste Rodin [Part I]
23Jun1963 (rerun 01Sep63)
Host James Macandrew
cast:
House Jameson
Synopsis:
The great French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, is recalled via word-and-picture essay.
The visual greatness of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin and the beauty of Rainier Maria Rilke's poetic critique combine to make
this half hour an Extraordinary adventure for Camera Three adherents.
The filmed segment of Rodin's sculpture is made possible by the massive current exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art,
and Rilke's fascination with his friend's genius is culled from among the poet's work.
This extraordinary film of Auguste Rodin's sculpture, culled from the massive exhibition of the great Frenchman's work at the
Museum of Modern Art in New York, Is further enriched by quotations from the poetic critique of the artist's friend, Rainer Maria Rilke.

8.36 [366] Camera Three: Auguste Rodin [Part II]
30Jun1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Last week's magnificent illustrations of Rodin's eloquent sculptures on exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art, is followed
this week by an evaluation and critique from distinguished art personalities of our time—sculptor Jacques Lapchitz,
photographer Edward Steichen and authorlecturer Leo Steinberg.

8.37 [367] Camera Three:
07Jul1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:

8.38 [368] Camera Three: Frederic Chopin
14Jul1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Pianist Daniel Pollack plays selections by Frederic Chopin during a pictorial biography of the Polish composer.

8.39 [369] Camera Three: Facade
21Jul1963
Host James Macandrew
cast:
Peggy Wood
Russell Oberlin
Synopsis:
Peggy Wood and Russell Oberlin are in "Facade" a verse by Dame Edith Sitwell set to music by Sir William Walton.

8.40 [370] Camera Three: Tribute to Lester Horton
28Jul1963
WCBS-TV
Produced by Clair Roskam
Directed by Nick Havinga
Writer Joseph Hurley
Host James Macandrew
Dancers: Carmen de Lavallade, Alvin Ailey, James Truitte.
Synopsis:
Pays tribute to West Coast modern dance pioneer Lester Horton (1906-1953) through four of his choreographic works,
performed by former Lester Horton Dancers Carmen de Lavallade, Alvin Ailey, and James Truitte. Carmen de Lavallade opens
with Sarong paramaribo, a solo blending movements derived from Javanese and African dance. The second number features
de Lavallade and Alvin Ailey as Mexican peasants in a tribute to artist Jose Clemente Orozco, from Horton’s "Dedications in our time" series.
De Lavallade and James Truitte follow with The beloved, inspired by a Midwest newspaper article about a religious bigot who
killed his wife after suspecting her of adultery. The program closes with two selections from Liberian suite, performed
by the trio of dancers to the music of Duke Ellington.
Sarong paramaribo / performed by Carmen de Lavallade (3 min.) -- Dedication to Jose Clemente Orozco / performed by de Lavallade and Alvin Ailey ;
music composed by Kenneth Klaus (7 min.) -- The beloved / performed by de Lavallade and James Truitte ; music composed by Judith Hamilton (8 min.)
-- Liberian suite [selections] / performed by de Lavallade, Truitte, and Ailey ; music composed by Duke Ellington (6 min)
Dances by permission of the Lester Horton Dance Theatre ; settings designed by Don Eaton ; associate director, Allen Shaw ;
production supervisor, Lou Scanna ; technical director, Charles Donofrio ; lighting director, Dean Nelson ; set decorator, Robert Galli ;
videotape presentation, WCBS-TV, New York ; pianist, Lucy Brown.

8.41 [371] Camera Three: To the Music of a Different Drummer
04Aug1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Camera Three presents a two-part study of a famed Nineteenth century author and naturalist, Henry David Thoreau, this week and next

*NOTE: TV News Review
E. Davis's comment: Funnier to me than any of the comedy programs on TV was the statement made at the close of the "Camera Three"
program on Thoreau last Sunday morning. This statement was to the effect that Thoreau was misunderstood until recently, but now
we are marching to the music of the stme drummer. That's really stretching the "civil disobedience" theme. Thoreau, who fought
against government control would acclaim our growing dependence on it?
Bob MacKenzie's reply: Thoreau is not the first historical figure to have his words twisteo on TV. I haven't been too warm for
Thoreau ever since I found out he said, "If words were invented to conceal thought. newspapers are a great improvement on a bad invention."

8.42 [372] Camera Three: Thoreau's Philosophy of Passive Resistance
11Aug1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Thoreau expert Walter Harding and J.R. Humphreys discuss Thoreau's philosophy of passive resistance.
Thoreau was influenced by radical Abolitionism to such an extent that it led him to defend John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry Virginia
in 1859 on the eve of the American Civil War. Many believe "A Plea for Captain John Brown" is an indication of just how far Thoreau
departed from his earlier views on reform, especially those expressed in his essay on "Resistance to Civil Government."

8.43 [373] Camera Three: Eudora Welty
18Aug1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Writers Eudora Welty and Hildegarde Dolson writer for the The New Yorker magazine discuss the writing art.

8.44 [374] Camera Three: Playwriting
25Aug1963
Host James Macandrew
Synopsis:
Members of the Harlem Writers' Guild Workshop talk about playwriting and specifically a new play, Lonnie Elder's "Revival".

[--] Camera Three: Auguste Rodin
01Sep1963 CBS Sun [repeat from 23Jun63]

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