66th Anniversary of Kraft Television Theatre

Kraft Television Theatre, the first regularly scheduled dramatic series on television, premiered 66 years ago today on WNBT-TV in New York City. Continue Reading →

65th Anniversary of Kraft Television Theatre

Yesterday was the 65th anniversary of NBC’s long-running Kraft Television Theatre, which premiered on Wednesday, May 7th, 1947 at 7:30PM. In January of 1948 the series would shift to 9PM, where it would stay for the next ten years. The series was aired contentiously year-round, with no break during the summer. An estimated 585 episodes … Continue Reading →

Kraft Television Theatre’s “A Night to Remember”

All but forgotten in the hoopla surrounding the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is the Kraft Television Theatre adaptation of Walter Lord’s A Night to Remember (published in 1955), which was broadcast live on Wednesday, March 28th, 1956. Broadcasting*Telecasting reported that the production would feature a cast of 107 (with 72 speaking … Continue Reading →

Status Guide – Kraft Television Theatre, Season Six

Status guide listing surviving episodes from the sixth season of Kraft Television Theatre, broadcast from 1952-1953. Continue Reading →

Status Guide – Kraft Television Theatre, Season Five

I’ve written a brief overview of NBC’s long-running Kraft Television Theatre — which ran from 1947 to 1958 — and the status of its hundreds of episodes, which you can read here. Because the show ran year-round, I initially considered each season to run from May to May (in other words, the first season would … Continue Reading →

Status Guide – Kraft Television Theatre, Season Four

I’ve written a brief overview of NBC’s long-running Kraft Television Theatre — which ran from 1947 to 1958 — and the status of its hundreds of episodes, which you can read here. Because the show ran year-round, I initially considered each season to run from May to May (in other words, the first season would … Continue Reading →

Status Guide – Kraft Television Theatre, Season Three

I’ve written a brief overview of NBC’s long-running Kraft Television Theatre — which ran from 1947 to 1958 — and the status of its hundreds of episodes, which you can read here. Because the show ran year-round, I initially considered each season to run from May to May (in other words, the first season would … Continue Reading →

Status Guide – Kraft Television Theatre, Season Two

I’ve written a brief overview of NBC’s long-running Kraft Television Theatre — which ran from 1947 to 1958 — and the status of its hundreds of episodes, which you can read here. Because the show ran year-round, I initially considered each season to run from May to May (in other words, the first season would … Continue Reading →