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Wide Wide World

  • 1955
  • Documentary and factual

Summary

Using 40 cameras and 12 mobile vans, this live Sunday afternoon program broadcast events in North America, the Caribbean and Europe. The show alternated with other programs during its run. Among it's many segments were live broadcasts from Havana, Cuba, Bimini, London and the first live shots of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The show was first introduced on Monday, June 27, 1955 as part of "Producers' Showcase", and continued on Monday evenings thru the summer of 1955. Regular Sunday broadcasts did not begin until the fall of 1955.. On the Sunday, October 1955 premiere the topic was 'A Sunday in Autumn'.

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Credits

Cast

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Self - HostDave Garroway
Self - EmceeDave Garroway
SelfIra Hayes
SelfMaria Tallchief
SelfLouis Armstrong
Self - excerpt from 'Julius Caesar'Lloyd Bochner
Self - Scenes from 'Arabian Nights'William Chapman
Self - Scenes from 'Arabian Nights'Bill Flannigan
Self - Scenes from 'Arabian Nights'Kenny Gardner
Self - excerpt from 'Julius Caesar'Lorne Greene
Self - excerpt from 'Julius Caesar'Tyrone Guthrie

Crew

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WriterSylvester L. Weaver Jr.

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