Friday, May 3, 2013
SEE IT THEN - EDWARD R. MURROW TOURS CBS TELEVISION CITY - CBS-TV - CIRCA NOVEMBER 30, 1953
CBS TELEVISION CITY was, at the dawn of television, a brilliant solution to a daunting problem.
New York City studio space for local and network television was ,all but, maxed out in the early 1950's,as production for the nascent medium grew at an amazing pace.
20 hours per week of programming for the Tiffany Network was being produced by Philadelphia's WCAU-TV alone,plus a wide-range of shows that were originating from Chicago
As the coaxial cable connected America's East and West coasts, the opportunity to expand facilities presented itself.
CBS scion William Paley and his company's visionary president, Dr. Frank Stanton,crafted a plan to build a groundbreaking, vibrant, expansive Los Angeles facility that would not only meet current video needs, but offer options for growth in the years ahead.
CBS TELEVISION CITY opened on November 16th, 1952.
In the Fall of 1953, the legendary Edward R. Murrow and his SEE IT NOW documentary team prduced the rare look at CBS TELEVISION CITY that posted below.
The program is in two clips from the CBSMEDIA YOU TUBE site. Enjoy!!!!