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Critic At Large (1948-49)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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CRITIC AT LARGE
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ABC Production

US Talk Show 1948-49 35 episodes x 30 min

Moderator John Mason Brown

Half-hour series where John Mason Brown chatted with guests Critics about the Arts.

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ABC Wednesdays (18Aug1948 - 03Nov1948)
ABC Thursdays (11Nov1948 - 06Jan1949)
ABC Wednesdays (19Jan1949- 27Apr1949)
8:30-9:00pm WJZ New York

[01] Critic At Large
18Aug1948 ABC Wed [Premiere] 7:30-8:00 pm WJZ
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Marc Connelly
Brock Pemberton
Russell Maloney

[02] Critic At Large
25Aug1948 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown

[03] Critic At Large
01Sep1948 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown

[04] Critic At Large
08Sep1948 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Topic: Price Control

[05] Critic At Large
15Sep1948 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Hanson W. Baldwin
and Col. Chandler Cobb
with a discussion on "Democracy and the Draft".

[06] Critic At Large
22Sep1948 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Frances Henry Taylor
James Thrall Soby

[07] Critic At Large
29Sep1948 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown

[08] Critic At Large
06Oct1948 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Ilka Chase
Elizabeth Hawes
Lois Long

[09] Critic At Large
13Oct1948 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Norman Cousins
Topic: Does the Siege of Berlin Mean War?

[10] Critic At Large
20Oct1948 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Norman Cousins
and George Lanton
Topic: Aging Successfully.

[11] Critic At Large
27Oct1948 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Norman Cousins
Fairfield Osborne
Pare Lorentz
and E.L. deGolyer

[12] Critic At Large
03Nov1948 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Benjamin Fine
Mrs. Dorothy Rodgers
Bernard E. Donovan

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Moves from ABC Wednesdays to ABC Thursdays from 11Nov1948
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[13] Critic At Large
11Nov1948 ABC Thur [new night]
Moderator John Mason Brown
Robert Sherwood
Archibald MacLeish
Alistair Cooke
Topic: "Films as Our American Ambassadors".

[14] Critic At Large
18Nov1948 ABC Thur
Moderator John Mason Brown
Dennis King
Richard Maney
Jo Mielziner
Russel Crouse
Topic: "Why Stage Revivals?"

[--] Critic At Large
25Nov1948 ABC Thur
pre-empted for "Star Vanities" with George Jessell, Paul Whiteman, Connee Boswell, Paul Draper,
Jerry Colonna, Phil Silvers, Morey Amsterdam and Ethel Smith.


[15] Critic At Large
02Dec1948 ABC Thur
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Max Gordon
Richard Rodgers
Alfred De Liagre Jr.
Topic: "The Theatre's Future".

[16] Critic At Large
09Dec1948 ABC Thur
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Frances Harmon
Frederick Lewis Allen
Walter Abel

[17] Critic At Large
16Dec1948 ABC Thur
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Clifton Fadiman
Ilka Chase
Paul Gallico
Jack Goodman

[18] Critic At Large
23Dec1948 ABC Thur
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Billy Rose
Bennett Cerf

[19] Critic At Large
30Dec1948 ABC Thur
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Al Capp
James Thrall Soby
Orville Precott
with a discussion on "Comics as a Folk Art".

[20] Critic At Large
06Jan1949 ABC Thur
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Dr. Allen B. DuMont
John Crosby
Charles C. Barry
with a discussion on "Television's future."

[--] Critic At Large
12Jan1949
pre-empted by Basketball game Seton Hall vs Rutgers

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Moves from ABC Thursdays back to ABC Wednesdays from 19Jan49
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[21] Critic At Large
19Jan1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Topic: "What's Wrong with American Fiction?"

[22] Critic At Large
26Jan1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Clifton Fadiman
Louis Biancolli
Jan Struther
Gilbert Seldes

[23] Critic At Large
02Feb1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Theresa Helburn
Norris Houghton
Jo Mielziner
discussing "What's Happened to Experiment in the Theatre?"

[24] Critic At Large
09Feb1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Howard Cullman
Robert Wagner Jr.
Topic, "Cities Fifty Years From Now".

[25] Critic At Large
16Feb1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Clifton Fadiman
Howard Haycroft
Rex Stout
J. Scott Smart
Topic, "Are Detective Stories Getting Better or Worse?"

[26] Critic At Large
23Feb1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests:
Edward Steichen
Ben Shahn
Don Hollenbeck
Topic, "The Camera and the News".

[27] Critic At Large
02Mar1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests:
Norman Cousins
Cord Meyer Jr.
Gael Sullivan
and General Carlos P. Romulo.
Topic, "Is a World Government Possible Now?"

[28] Critic At Large
09Mar1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Walter Kiernan
Dennis King
Jack Gould
Topic, "Television and Timidity".

[29] Critic At Large
16Mar1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Clifton Fadiman
Allen Funt
Frank Farrell
Mrs. Lawrence Tibbett
Topic, "What's Happened to Your Private Life?"

[30] Critic At Large
23Mar1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Arthur Miller
Jo Mielziner
Topic, "How the 'Salesman' Came to Life".

[31] Critic At Large
30Mar1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
James Michener
Orville Prescott
Lewis Gannett
Topic, "Authors Who Will Last".

[32] Critic At Large
06Apr1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Norman Cousins
Allan Nevins
Quentin Reynolds
Margaret Bourke-White
Topic, "Leadership - With or Without Greatness".

[33] Critic At Large
13Apr1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
Dr. Lester Spier
Dr. Bernard C. Meyer
WIlliam L. Laurence
Topic, "Socialized Medicine".

[34] Critic At Large
20Apr1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown
Guests
James Michener
Joshua Logan
Richard Rodgers
Topic, "Tales of the South Pacific".

[35] Critic At Large [Final show of the series]
27Apr1949 ABC Wed
Moderator John Mason Brown

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