October 20th, 1957-September, 1969
Walter Cronkite hosted this Sunday-evening documentary series, that presented filmed reports on a wide variety of historical and scientific subjects. In January of 1967, the show's title was changed to The Twenty-First Century.
Tonight: "The Plot against Hitler," part 2, Walter Cronkite narrator.
This telecast focuses on the July 20, 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Key conspirator Count Klaus von Stauffenberg had the task of killing Hitler. We are introduced to plotters' trials which took place at the time. Newsman Daniel Schorr interviews Countess von Stauffenberg and Axel von dem Bussche, a resistance associate of the count.
May 10th 1971-August 30th, 1971 (ABC)
Mel Torme hosted this nostalgic look at selected years from the twentieth century. Each week a different year was highlighted thru remembrances and song.
This week: 1933. Scheduled sequences... America goes wild with the repel of prohibition; Capone, Dillinger, and Bonnie and Clyde make headlines; pastels and chiffon adorn the fashion world; Model B. Fords roll off the assembly line; and Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany.
Also: an interview with fan dancer Sally Rand (the hit of the Chicago World's Fair), and a montage of depression scenes set to Barbra Streisand's "Happy Days Are Here Again."
Mel Torme is host.