October 18, 1954-May 27, 1957.
Live ninety minute productions aired every fourth week. The range of material was vast, from dramas to musicals.
Mickey Rooney plays song and dance man, George M. Cohan one of the great figures of Broadway. He was for years successful in every aspect of the theater - actor, producer, manager, playwright, song writer, and song and dance man. The focus of this musical biography reflects Cohan's last decade or two of his life when he lost his touch as a creator of popular musicals.
The play emphasizes Cohan's days as a vaudevillian with the Four Cohans (George, his father, mother and sister Josie) and the musical comedies he wrote and starred in.
Garry Moore narrates.
"Give My Regards To Broadway," "Harrigan," "Shoes That Hurt," "The Lively Bootblack," "They're All My Friends," "I'm Going to Telegraph My Baby," "I'm Awfully Strong for You," "Why Did Nellie Leave Her Home?" "Grand Old Flag," "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "Mary Is a Grand Old Name," "So Long Mary," "The ABC Song," "Life Is Like a Musical Comedy," "Over There," "An Old Guy Like Me," "You Remind Me of My Mother," "Indians and Trees," and finale by entire cast: "Give My Regards To Broadway."
Directed by Sidney Lumet who recently directed his first motion picture, " Twelve Angry Men."
Considered a "LOST" broadcast by The Paley Center For Media.