CTVA US Music Variety - "The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show" (NBC/ABC)(1955-65)

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The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (1955-65)
Sponsors  - The Ford Motor Company
 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

College Of Musical Knowledge - hosted by Tennessee Ernie Ford  (NBC) (Summer 1954)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (NBC Daytime)(1955-57)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (season 1)(NBC)(1956-57)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (season 2)(NBC)(1957-58)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (season 3)(NBC)(1958-59)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (season 4)(NBC)(1959-60)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (season 5)(NBC)(1960-61)
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (ABC Daytime) (1962-65)
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THE TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD SHOW 
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NBC Production
Sponsored by The Ford Motor Company
Produced & Directed by Bud Yorkin
for
NBC (Thursdays 9:30-10:00) (4Oct56-29Jun61)

US Music Variety series 1956-61 (5 seasons)(188 episodes x 30min)

Host: Tennessee Ernie Ford

Regulars:
The Voices of Walter Schumann (choral group) (season 1)(1956-57)
The Top Twenty (vocal group) (seasons 2-5)(1957-61)
(Dick Beavers, Joanne Burgin, Howard Chitjean, Donna Cook, Irene Cummings, Chet Fisher, Dorothy Gill,
John Guarnieri, Ken Harp, Deltra Kamsler, Don Kent, David McDaniel, Katy Nero, Ken Remo, Pat Rocco,
Elaine Tavano Thompson, Tommy Traynor, Dick Wessler, Karen Wessler, Ted Wills)

Music: Harry Geller's Orchestra
Announcer: Skip Farrell

Summary:
Hosted by Tennessee Ernie Ford, the likeable singer, comedian, entertainer received his own variety show
sponsored by the Ford Motor Company which gave Ernie the venue to entertain millions with his informal
friendly manner and talent. His music was a combination of gospel and country and western. His homespun
catch phrase "Bless Their Little Pea Pickin' Hearts", endeared him to the nation.
 Tennessee Ernie Ford topped the pop and country charts with "Sixteen Tons." He ended every show with a gospel number.

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