This Christmas half-hour show is from December 23, 1951. Almost all shows were an hour long. They covered the important issues of the day and are great to watch.
Edward R. Murrow, cigarette in hand, hosted from the New York studio. It was directed by Don Hewitt who went on to produce “60 Minutes.”
In this edition cameras from around the country panned famous locations in various cities. Each report started with the time, weather and population of the city. Several sites in New York were shown and then it was a film from Korea. It showed various soldiers talking about being home for Christmas.
San Francisco: Interviews with a few soldiers coming off a troop ship…..Hollywood: Hollywood and Vine….Omaha: A church service…Chicago: Inside the country’s largest post office….St.Louis: A Christmas party at the Shriner’s Hospital.
Cincinnati: A quick bit from a Kentucky Colonel at his mansion in Covington then on to Cincinnati to pan over the city….Cleveland: The lighting of the ships in port…Washington,D.C.: a look at famous landmarks…New York: Inside Grand Central Station….Show closes with a dress rehearsal of a Christmas play at the Children’s Home School at the Child Education Foundation.