Emmy Award Winning Nighttime Television Shows, 1948-2004

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McFarland, Feb 28, 2006 - Performing Arts - 474 pages
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Since the early days of television, well before most households had a set, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has been handing out honors for the industrys best efforts. Now fans can read about their favoritesand perhaps rediscover some forgotten pleasuresin this reference to prime time and nighttime Emmy winners. Beginning with the heated charade contest known as Pantomime Quiz, which won Most Popular Program of 1948 in the first Emmy Awards ceremony (held in 1949), each of more than 100 winning shows gets star treatment with an entry that includes the year of award or awards, air times, hosts, guests, casts and a full discussion of the show's history and run. Many of the entries include original interviews with cast or crew members. With such rich information, each shows entry constitutes a chapter in the history of television through the story of the show and the people who made it happen. The best of variety, drama, game shows, comedies, adventures and many more categories are featured. An appendix offers interesting facts and figures and ranks shows according to such statistics as longest run, longest delay from debut to win, and most Emmys won.

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Contents

Pantomime Quiz Most Popular Program 1948
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The Ed Wynn Show Best Live Show 1949
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Pulitzer Prize Playhouse Best Dramatic Show 1950
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About the author (2006)

Freelance writer Wesley Hyatt is also the author of A Critical History of Televisions The Red Skelton Show, 19511971 (2004) and Short-Lived Television Series, 19481978 (2003). He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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