Fred Waring Show, The


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The Fred Waring Show was an American television musical variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to May 30, 1954 on CBS. The show was hosted Fred Waring and featured his choral group "Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians".

"Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians" were the most famous chorus on radio having been heard on various shows since the 1920s.

The television show ran on CBS every Sunday night at 9pm after The Ed Sullivan Show, excluding the summer months. It was initially 60 minutes in length, but its time slot was cut to 30 minutes beginning in January 1952. During the 1954 season, the show alternated on Sunday nights with General Electric Theater.

The show included performances by his orchestra and large chorus, as well as dancing and sketches.

In 1957, Fred Waring made a brief return to television as a summer replacement daytime series.

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Bob Banner

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Bob Banner on moving to New York to direct The Fred Waring Show
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Bob Banner on his responsibilities on and the production of The Fred Waring Show
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Bob Banner on what he learned as a producer and director of The Fred Waring Show and the rehearsal of the show
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Rod Erickson

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Rod Erickson on working on The Fred Waring Show, sponsored by General Electric
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