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Television in 1957

On September 3 a wired-television system called Tele-movies was set up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The system fed films from motion picture theaters to individual homes via coaxial cable attached to the television receivers' antennae. Run by Video Independent Theaters, it charged the subscriber a flat $9.50 a month to see 30 movies -- 13 first runs and 17 "reruns."

Emmy Awards
presented on March 16, 1957, for programming excellence in 1956

New Program Series Playhouse 90 (CBS-TV)
Single Program "Requiem for a Heavyweight," Playhouse 90
Series of One Hour or More Caesar's Hour (NBC-TV)
Continuing Performance by a Comedian in a Series Sid Caesar, Caesar's Hour
Continuing Performance by a Comedienne in a Series Nanette Fabray, Caesar's Hour
Series of a Half Hour or Less Phil Silvers Show (CBS-TV)
News Commentator Edward R. Murrow (CBS-TV)
Public Service Series See It Now (CBS-TV)
Teleplay of One Hour or More, Writer Rod Serling, "Requiem for a Heavyweight"
Teleplay of One Hour or More, Director Ralph Nelson, "Requiem for a Heavyweight"
Teleplay of a Half Hour or Less, Writer James P. Cavanaugh, "Fog Closing In," Alfred Hitchcock Presents (CBS-TV)
Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Series Robert Young, Father Knows Best (NBC-TV)
Continuing Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Series Loretta Young, Loretta Young Show (NBC-TV)
Single Performance by an Actor Jack Palance, "Requiem for a Heavyweight"
Single Performance by an Actress Claire Trevor, "Dodsworth," Producer's Showcase (NBC-TV)

George Foster Peabody Awards

TV News in Convention Coverage John Daly
Television Education You Are There (CBS-TV)
Promotion of World Understanding The Secret Life of Danny Kaye (CBS-TV)
Public Service Edward R. Murrow, World in Crisis (CBS-TV)
Youth and/or Children's Program Youth Wants to Know (NBC-TV)
Writing Rod Serling, "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (CBS-TV)
Public Service Series See It Now (CBS-TV)

A scene from "Requiem for a Heavyweight," a CBS-TV production starring Jack Palance (center), Ed Wynn (left), and Keenan Wynn. The show was given five awards by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1957, and scriptwriter Rod Serling also won a Peabody Award.
Requiem for a Heavyweight

Charles Van Doren (right), a college teacher, won $129,000 on the television quiz show "Twenty-One" in early 1957.
Charles Van Doren

Art Linkletter interviews children on his CBS-TV "House Party."
Art Linkletter

Susan and her puppets in a scene from "Susan's Show," a children's program added to the CBS television network in 1957.
Susan's Show


In the Year 1957
Art Linkletter

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