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
04:26
Joe Behar on directing Pat Weaver's Wide Wide World
08:30
Earl Hamner on writing for the show Wide Wide World
02:57
Stewart MacGregory on Dave Garroway, host of Wide Wide World
01:26
Garry Simpson on directing Wide Wide World
10:05
Who talked about this show

Bob Banner

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Bob Banner on working on Wide Wide World
04:47

Joe Behar

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Joe Behar on directing Pat Weaver's Wide Wide World
08:30

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on writing for the show Wide Wide World
02:57

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on Dave Garroway, host of Wide Wide World
01:26
Stewart MacGregory on acting as unit manager of Wide Wide World
12:00
Stewart MacGregory on the technical aspects of being a unit manager on Wide Wide World
05:32
Stewart MacGregory on favorite segments from Wide Wide World
02:48
Stewart MacGregory on the cancellation of Wide Wide World
02:03

Garry Simpson

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Garry Simpson on directing Wide Wide World
10:05

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on the format and mission of Wide Wide World
04:26
Sid Smith on directing NBC's Wide Wide World
02:10
Sid Smith on Sylvester L. "Pat" Weaver's direct involvement with Wide Wide World
00:54
Sid Smith on working with host Dave Garroway on Wide Wide World
02:13
Sid Smith on "Time on Target" and complicated sequences on Wide Wide World
03:10
Sid Smith on location selection for Wide Wide World
01:21
Sid Smith on the technology used on Wide Wide World
03:38
Sid Smith on the producers, directors, and budget on Wide Wide World
02:10
Sid Smith on the end of Wide Wide World
02:08
Sid Smith on host Dave Garroway's sign-off on Wide Wide World
01:21
Sid Smith on a photo from Wide Wide World
01:05

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