John Daly and the News ABC Promo

From the Television Obscurities YouTube channel, here’s a promotional spot for John Daly and the News, a nightly 15-minute news program on the air from October 1953 to December 1960. Unfortunately, I don’t know when this is from.

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6 Replies to “John Daly and the News ABC Promo”

  1. “Who Do You Trust?” Johnny Carson.

    During some of these years, Daly also moderated “What’s My Line?” on CBS.

    1. Yes, Carson’s picture appears in the opening! The reason Daly left ABC in December is that he objected to ABC’s decision to start coverage of the Presidential election one hour late in order to carry Bugs Bunny & The Rifleman, ABC’s 2 most popular shows at that time! He started WML? in 1950 and stayed there until its cancellation in 1967, after which he went back to news as the head of Voice of America!

      1. I think i one read that ABC reversed that decision the day before the election, so that network’s election-night coverage at 7:30 P.M. Eastern time (the same time CBS and NBC started their wall-to-wall election-night broadcasts), but Daly still decided to leave ABC when his contract was up at the end of the year.

        Of course, apart from “What’s My Line”, John Charles Daly is best known for broadcasting CBS’s first news bulletin about Pearl Harbor and the first news bulletin on any network of President Franklin Roosevelt’s death (both on radio).

  2. Daly nightly.
    It would likely have be aired multiple times throughout the 50s. Since he’s explaining how things work, that suggests it was early in the show’s run, maybe even the first season. Later there would be enough people watching so that he wouldn’t need to explain things. But that’s just a guess.

  3. ABC’s “Big a” logo was used from 1957 to 1962 (although it was seen on occasions in 1963). Since a promo of the game show, “Who Do You Trust?”, hosted by Johnny Carson, was seen, the promo film for “John Daly And The News” was most likely made in 1957 or 1958.

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