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You Are There (1953-1957)



You Are There

(1953-1957)

Anthology / Documentary

Historical dramatizations. Through reenactments and present day interviews, America’s past is brought to life. The people and events that contributed to its founding and growth are seen through eyewitness accounts.

Host: Walter Cronkite

Reporters Interviewers: CBS news correspondents

Music: Glenn Paxton

Included:

The Mystery Of Amelia Earhart. The mysterious disappearance of the aviatrix on a 1937 flight across the Pacific is chronicled.

CAST:

Amelia Earhart - Geraldine Brooks

Fred Noonan - Thomas Connelly

The Record Ride For The Pony Express. Bob Haslam’s thirty-six-hour ride through three hundred and eighty miles of hostile Indian territory is recalled.

CAST:

Bob Haslam - John Glover

Baumer - Gerald Matthews

McCool - John Coe

Tolliman - Ronny Cox

Ordeal Of A President. The events that caused President Wilson’s decision to involve America in World War I are recounted.

CAST:

Wilson - G. Wood

Senator Lodge - William Prince

Paul Revere’s Ride. The famed ride of April 18, 1775, is re-created.

CAST:

Paul Revere - Richard Branda

Sam Adams - E. G. Marshall

The Siege Of The Alamo , Santa Anna’s final assault and defeat of the Alamo , (March 5, 1836) the Texas stronghold for independence, is dramatized.

CAST:

Davy Crockett - Fred Gwynne

Sam Houston - Philip Bosco

Jim Bowie - Bernard Kates

Santa Anna - Manuel Sebastian

Program open:

Announcer: 'The time...the place... All things are as they were then except YOU ARE THERE.”

Program close:

Host: "What kind of day was it? A day like all days, filled with those unexpected events which alter our lives—and you were there."

Versions:

30 minutes CBS 1953 - 1957

30 minutes CBS September 11, 1971 - September 2, 1972





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