Wide Wide World


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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About

Wide Wide World was a 90-minute documentary series telecast live on NBC on Sunday afternoons at 4pm Eastern. Conceived by network head Pat Weaver and hosted by Dave Garroway, Wide Wide World was introduced on the Producers' Showcase series on June 27, 1955. The premiere episode, featuring entertainment from the US, Canada and Mexico, was the first international North American telecast in the history of the medium. It returned in the fall as a regular Sunday series, telecast from October 16, 1955 to June 8, 1958. The program was sponsored by General Motors and Barry Wood was the executive producer.

Highlights
Sid Smith on the format and mission of Wide Wide World
Joe Behar on directing Pat Weaver's Wide Wide World
Earl Hamner on writing for the show Wide Wide World
Stewart MacGregory on Dave Garroway, host of Wide Wide World
Garry Simpson on directing Wide Wide World
Who talked about this show

Bob Banner

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Bob Banner on working on Wide Wide World

Joe Behar

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Joe Behar on directing Pat Weaver's Wide Wide World

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on writing for the show Wide Wide World

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on Dave Garroway, host of Wide Wide World
Stewart MacGregory on acting as unit manager of Wide Wide World
Stewart MacGregory on the technical aspects of being a unit manager on Wide Wide World
Stewart MacGregory on favorite segments from Wide Wide World
Stewart MacGregory on the cancellation of Wide Wide World

Alan Neuman

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Alan Neuman on directing Wide Wide World
Alan Neuman on the technical challenges of directing Wide Wide World
Alan Neuman on memorable locations for Wide Wide World, and on the show winning awards

Garry Simpson

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Garry Simpson on directing Wide Wide World

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on the format and mission of Wide Wide World
Sid Smith on directing NBC's Wide Wide World
Sid Smith on Sylvester L. "Pat" Weaver's direct involvement with Wide Wide World
Sid Smith on working with host Dave Garroway on Wide Wide World
Sid Smith on "Time on Target" and complicated sequences on Wide Wide World
Sid Smith on location selection for Wide Wide World
Sid Smith on the technology used on Wide Wide World
Sid Smith on the producers, directors, and budget on Wide Wide World
Sid Smith on the end of Wide Wide World
Sid Smith on host Dave Garroway's sign-off on Wide Wide World
Sid Smith on a photo from Wide Wide World

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