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CBS: On the Air 

7-part series celebrating the first 50 years of CBS broadcasting.




Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »


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Series cast summary:
James Arness ...  Himself 1 episode, 1978
Edward Asner 1 episode, 1978
Lauren Bacall 1 episode, 1978
Ken Berry 1 episode, 1978
George Burns ...  Himself 1 episode, 1978
Mike Connors ...  Himself 1 episode, 1978
William Conrad ...  Himself 1 episode, 1978
Ellen Corby 1 episode, 1978
Kami Cotler 1 episode, 1978
Walter Cronkite ...  Himself - Host 1 episode, 1978
Will Geer 1 episode, 1978
Andy Griffith 1 episode, 1978
Valerie Harper 1 episode, 1978
Alfred Hitchcock ...  Himself 1 episode, 1978
Robert Keeshan 1 episode, 1978
Lassie ...  Herself 1 episode, 1978
Michael Learned 1 episode, 1978
Mary Beth McDonough 1 episode, 1978
Mary Tyler Moore ...  Herself - Hostess 1 episode, 1978
Esther Rolle 1 episode, 1978
Telly Savalas ...  Himself - Co-Host 1 episode, 1978
Phil Silvers 1 episode, 1978
Jean Stapleton ...  Herself - Co-Host (Part 1) 1 episode, 1978
Danny Thomas 1 episode, 1978
Ralph Waite 1 episode, 1978


7-part series celebrating the first 50 years of CBS broadcasting.

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26 March 1978 (USA) See more »

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Superb Anniversary Special
14 March 2006 | by LindaYSee all my reviews

Talk about something I wish were on DVD! I treasure my audio copies. This was a February 1978 special celebrating the CBS network's 50th anniversary. Instead of cramming it all into four hours as NBC had done in 1976, CBS spread it out over a week: two hours on Sunday, two and a half hours on Saturday, and an hour on each of the weeknights. Each night celebrated series that were famous on that night (LASSIE and ED SULLIVAN, etc. on Sunday, I LOVE LUCY and MAUDE, etc. on Monday, etc.) and then they would have other features about news, sports, special events, etc. They even talked about the radio era, especially on Sunday's outing. The parade of stars at the beginning is very nostalgic, because many of those people are gone now. How about it, CBS? I'd settle for a plain vanilla version just to see it all again; this one doesn't need extras--it IS an extra!

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