CTVA US Documentary - "The Comeback Story"  (1953-54)  Documentary series

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The Comeback Story  (1953-54)
  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 / Writers Guild of America (wga)

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THE COMEBACK STORY
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ABC

US Documentary Series 1953-54   19 episodes x 30 min

Host George Jessel (02Oct53-25Dec53)
Host Ted Husing (01Jan54)
Host Arlene Francis (08Jan54-05Feb54)

Theme music: Harry Sosnik

Premise: Human Interest stories.

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ABC Fridays 9:30-10pm (02Oct53 to 05Feb54)

[01] The Comeback Story [Premiere]
02Oct1953 ABC Fri
Host George Jessel
Comeback story of Bobby Breen.

[02] The Comeback Story
09Oct1953 ABC Fri
Host George Jessel
Comeback story of George "Specs" Toporcer, former Major League Ballplayer.

[03] The Comeback Story
16Oct1953 ABC Fri
Host George Jessel
Comeback story of blues singer Billie Holiday

[04] The Comeback Story
23Oct1953 ABC Fri
Host George Jessel
Comeback story of Harold Russell, World War II veteran who lost both hands.

[05] The Comeback Story
30Oct1953 ABC Fri
Host George Jessel
Comeback story of Harry Horlick, noted conductor.

[06] The Comeback Story
06Nov1953 ABC Fri
Host George Jessel
Comeback story of Barney Ross

[07] The Comeback Story
13Nov1953 ABC Fri
Host George Jessel
Comeback story of Sandy Solo, former sculptor who lost both hands in World War II.

[08] The Comeback Story
20Nov1953 ABC Fri
Host George Jessel
Comeback story of jockey Bobby Permane.

[09] The Comeback Story
27Nov1953 ABC Fri
Host George Jessel
Comeback story of Jean Darling, child actress of the "Our Gang" era.

[10] The Comeback Story
04Dec1953 ABC Fri
Host George Jessel
Comeback story of radio announcer Norman Brokenshire.

[11] The Comeback Story
11Dec1953 ABC Fri
Host George Jessel
Comeback story of Babe Didrikson Zaharias

[12] The Comeback Story
18Dec1953 ABC Fri
Host George Jessel
Comeback story of singers Leni Lynn and Guy Cherney.

[13] The Comeback Story
25Dec1953 ABC Fri
Host George Jessel
Comeback story of Veronica Lake.

[14] The Comeback Story
01Jan1954 ABC Fri
Host Ted Husing
Comeback story of tennis star Don Budge.

[15] The Comeback Story
08Jan1954 ABC Fri
Host Arlene Francis
Comeback story of Orchestra leader Eddie Condon.

[16] The Comeback Story
15Jan1954 ABC Fri
Host Arlene Francis
Comeback story of boxer Henry Armstrong.

[17] The Comeback Story
22Jan1954 ABC Fri
Host Arlene Francis
Comeback story of ski expert Hannes Schneider

[18] The Comeback Story
29Jan1954 ABC Fri
Host Arlene Francis
Comeback story of Alexander P. de Seversky

[19] The Comeback Story [Final Episode]
05Feb1954 ABC Fri
Host Arlene Francis
Comeback story of Jane Pickens.

[--] The Comeback Story
12Feb1954
pre-empted for "A Lincoln Rediscovery" Carl Sandburg reads from work of thirty years ago.

*Note: "Who's the Boss?" quiz show hosted by Walter Kiernan premieres in this timeslot February 19, 1954.

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