1952 in television

1952 in television

The year 1952 in television involved some significant events.Below is a list of television-related events in 1952.

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Events

*January 14 - NBC's Today show debuts, with host Dave Garroway, newsreader Jim Fleming and announcer Jack Lescoulie.
*February 15 - The funeral of King George VI is televised in the UK.
*July 20 - "Arrow to the Heart", the first collaboration between director Rudolph Cartier and scriptwriter Nigel Kneale, is broadcast by BBC Television.
*August 1 - First TV broadcast in the Dominican Republic by La Voz Dominicana, a TV station based on the radio station of the same name.
*September 6 - TV debuts in Canada with the launch of CBFT in Montreal, Quebec.
*September 8 - CBLT in Toronto, Ontario goes to air as Canada's second TV station.
*September 20 – The first commercial UHF television station in the world, KPTV (today a Fox affiliate), begins broadcasting in Portland, Oregon on channel 27.
*The first political advertisements appear on US television. Democrats buy a 30 minute slot for their candidate, Adlai Stevenson. Stevenson is bombarded with hate mail for interfering with a broadcast of "I Love Lucy". Dwight Eisenhower buys 20 second commercial spots and wins the election.
*The first telecast of an atomic bomb detonation (KTLA).
*The FCC sets aside channels for non-commercial, public broadcasting.
*There are approximately 146,000 television sets in Canada and most antennas are pointed towards Buffalo's WBEN-TV (now WIVB).

Debuts

*January 14 - "The Today Show" premieres on NBC (1952–present). *June 19 - "I've Got a Secret" premieres on CBS (1952-1967).
*June 30 - "The Guiding Light" on CBS (1952–present). This soap opera began on radio in 1937.
*September - "This Is the Life" on DuMont. This religious drama ran from 1952 through the late 1980s, for most of its life in syndication.
*September 19 - "Adventures of Superman" premieres in syndication (1952-1958).
*November 1 - "Hockey Night In Canada" premieres (1952–present).
*December 15 - "Flower Pot Men" premieres on BBC Television (1952).
*"American Bandstand", originally called "Bandstand", premieres as local program in Philadelphia (1952–1989).
*"Life Is Worth Living" with Bishop Fulton J. Sheen premiers on DuMont (1952–1955), then on ABC (1955–1957)
*"My Little Margie" (1952–1955), starring Gale Storm.
*"See It Now" premieres, hosted by Edward R. Murrow.
*"The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" on ABC (1952–1966).
*"The Ernie Kovacs Show" premieres. Kovacs pushes the limits of television technology with his use of camera tricks and special effects (1952–1953).
*"Meet the Masters", a program about classical music, premieres on NBC and WGN-TV.
*"This Is Your Life" premieres in the US (1952–1961).
*"Life with Elizabeth" Famous sitcom starring Betty White (1952-1955).

Television shows

"listed by starting year"
*"Muffin the Mule" (UK) (19461955).
*"Gillette Cavalcade of Sports" (19461960).
*"Kaleidoscope" (UK) (1946–1953).
*"Café Continental" (UK) (1947–1953).
*"Author Meets the Critics" (1947–1954).
*"Juvenile Jury" (1947–1954).
*"Kukla, Fran and Ollie" (1947–1957).
*"Howdy Doody" (1947–1960)
*"Kraft Television Theater" (1947–1958)
*"Meet the Press" (1947–present)
*"Candid Camera" (1948–present)
*"Television Newsreel" (UK) (1948–1954)
*"The Ed Sullivan Show" (1948–1971)
*"The Texaco Star Theater" (1948–1953)
*"Bozo the Clown" (1948–present).
*"Come Dancing" (UK) (19491995)
*"Martin Kane, Private Eye" (1949–1954)
*"The Goldbergs" (1949–1955)
*"The Voice of Firestone" (1949–1963)
*"Hawkins Falls" (1950, 1951–1955))
*"Cisco Kid" (19501956)
*"The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" (1950–1958)
*"The Jack Benny Show" (1950–1965)
*"Truth or Consequences" (1950–1988)
*"Your Hit Parade" (1950–1959)
*"Your Show of Shows" (1950–1954)
*"What's My Line" (1950–1967)
*"Amos & Andy" (1951–1953)
*"Dragnet" (1951–1959)
*"I Love Lucy" (1951–1960)
*"Love of Life" (1951–1980)
*"Search for Tomorrow" (1951–1986)
*"Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951–present)
*"The Roy Rogers Show" (1951–1957)
*"Life with Elizabeth" (1952-1955)

Ending this year

*"Picture Page" (UK) (19361939; 1946–1952).

Births

*February 17 - Lisa Eichhorn, actress, "All My Children".
*March 2 - Laraine Newman, actress, comedian, "Saturday Night Live" .
*March 22 - Bob Costas, sports announcer .
*May 21 - Mr. T, American actor, is born Laurence Tureaud in Chicago, Illinois.
*June 18 - Carol Kane, actress.
*July 1 - Dan Aykroyd, actor, comedian, "Saturday Night Live".
*July 6 - Shelley Hack, actress.
*September 7 - Susan Blakely, actress.


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