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The DuMont television network
DuMont TV network
Although it was only on the air from 1946-1956, DuMont broadcast several notable programs, including:

  • the first TV situation comedy, Mary Kay and Johnny
  • the first network-TV soap opera, Faraway Hill
  • Cavalcade of Stars, a variety show hosted by Jackie Gleason
  • Ted Mack's The Original Amateur Hour
  • The Morey Amsterdam Show, a comedy/variety show
  • Captain Video and His Video Rangers
  • The Arthur Murray Party, a dance program
  • Cash and Carry, the first network-TV game show
  • The Ernie Kovacs Show

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Posted by Kids TV Kid at 2:51 pm (PDT) on Sun August 3, 2014   
No..Bob..From 1948 to 1958..WABD TV Ch.5 was part of the Dumount
TV Network..when Dumount was closed down in September of 1958..
it became a local independent NYC based tv station:WNEW TV Ch.5.

  From their debut in the late 1940's..WPIX TV Ch.11,WOR TV Ch.9
in NYC and WATV/WNTA TV Ch.13 in Newark,N.J. were local independent
TV Stations..Ch.13 didn't become a part of the National Educational TV Network
until 1962.SurprisedSmileWink
Posted by Bob Matthews at 9:55 am (PDT) on Wed July 30, 2014   
In those days in NYC channels 5, 9 and 11 were the "independent" stations.
And 13 was the "educational" channel.

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