TV Series (Sorted by Release Date Ascending)



1. Palm Beach Daily News (1897– )

News

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Palm Beach Daily News, affectionately known as The Shiny Sheet, has been the leader in covering Palm Beach news, society, fashion & arts since 1897.

2. Urban Legends (1905– )

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3. Grand Prix Motor Racing (1906–1949)

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Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in automobile racing that began in France as far back as 1894. Grand Prix motor racing eventually evolved into formula racing, and Formula 1 (1950) is ... See full summary »

Stars: Louis Chiron, Tazio Nuvolari, Rudolf Caracciola, Raymond Sommer

4. British Pathé News (1910–1970)

News

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Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jawaharlal Nehru, Robert Gordon Menzies, Michael Fitzmaurice

Votes: 13

5. A Paul Terry Cartoon (1914– )

7 min

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Paul Terry was a prolific American cartoonist and producer who is credited with producing over 1 300 cartoons during his 40-year career between 1915 and 1955.

6. FoxyTv (1916– )

15 min | Talk-Show

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7. Aesop's Fables (1921–1933)

7 min | Family

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"Aesop's Fables" was a series of animated short subjects that was created by American cartoonist Paul Terry, who was inspired to make the series by Howard Estabrook, an actor who became a writer.

8. WSB News (1922– )

News

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News 95-5 and AM 750 WSB - Atlanta's 24 hour news, weather, and traffic station - Depend on it!

Stars: Dean Esmay, James Landrith, Mike Sacks, Curtis St. John

9. Alice Comedies (1923–1927)

6 min | Family

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"Alice Comedies" is a series of animated cartoons created, directed and produced by Walt Disney in the 1920s. Disney also did all of the animation himself prior to his later successes that allowed him to employ a team of animators.

Votes: 10

10. From Sparks: Flames (1924– )

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Stars: Vasiliy Aristov, Grigori Levkoyev, Olga Tretyakova

11. Castle Film (1924)

9 min

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Castle Films" is a collection of short films of Christmas stories and other classic children's tales from early Hollywood. They were distributed by Castle Films, a home-movie distributor ... See full summary »

12. US Presidential Elections (1928– )

News

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Coverage of the build up, debates and results of the US Presidential Elections including coverage of other US elections occurring at the same time as the Presidential Election.

Stars: Adam Boulton, Tom Bradby, Fiona Bruce, Kay Burley

13. British Movietone News (1929–1979)

News

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Stars: Arthur Boyd, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Sidney Nolan

14. Betty Boop (1930–1939)

6 min | Animation, Family

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Betty Boop is one of the most popular cartoon characters of all time. She first appeared in 1930 in "Dizzy Dishes," an installment of creator Max Fleischer's "Talkartoon" series, but soon ... See full summary »

Star: Mae Questel

Votes: 111

15. The Little Rascals Classics (1930– )

20 min | Family

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The Little Rascals were the first in a long line of trouble makers on television.

16. US Midterm Elections (1930– )

News

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All worldwide television coverage from build up programmes, debates to the results of the Midterm elections.

Stars: Nick Bryant, Katty Kay, Aleem Maqbool, Rajesh Mirchandani

17. The Ashes (1930– )

Sport

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The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia since 1882. The Ashes are regarded as being held by the team that most recently won the Test series. If the test ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Bradman, Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting, Steve Smith

Votes: 9

18. Dick & Larry (1931–1933)

6 min

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"Dick & Larry" is an early animated series that starred a mismatched duo and was produced by Van Beuren Studios and distributed by RKO Pictures.

19. Television Today (1931– )

15 min | Talk-Show

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Star: Charles E. Butterfield

20. The Television Ghost (1931–1933)

15 min | Drama

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The "Ghost" would narrate the story of their murder, giving the audience a limited time to figure out the identity of the murderer.

Star: George Kelting

Votes: 14

21. Ruth Kerner (1931–1932)

15 min | Music

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Ruth Kerner was a soprano who sang songs in this music program aired in a 15-minute time-slot on mechanical television. It aired each Friday for about five months, which was a pretty decent run in those days.

Star: Ruth Kerner

22. Piano Lessons (1931–1932)

30 min | Music

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A series of piano lessons broadcast on mechanical television. Originally aired in a 30-minute time-slot, later aired in a 15-minute time-slot.

Star: G. Aldo Randegger

23. Helen Haynes (1931–1932)

15 min | Music

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A music program aired in a quarter-hour time-slot on mechanical television.

Star: Helen Haynes

24. Poet's Favorites (1931– )

15 min | Talk-Show

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A program of poetry which aired on mechanical television.

Star: Peter De Lima

25. Hints for Swimmers (1931– )

15 min | Talk-Show

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Star: Charles Speer

26. Harriet Lee (1931– )

15 min | Music

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Aired in a 15-minute time-slot, this was a music program with popular radio singer Harriet Lee, and aired on mechanical television.

Star: Harriet Lee

27. Bridge Lesson (1931– )

15 min

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George Reith gives instructions on contract bridge, in a series aired on mechanical television in New York City.

Star: George Reith

28. Exhibition Boxing Bouts (1931–1932)

30 min | Sport

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This very early television series presented boxing matches. Some episodes aired in a 30-minute time-slot, others aired in a 15-minute time-slot.

Stars: Dick Madeo, Bill Schudt

29. Grace Yeager (1931–1932)

Music

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This television series was a music program featuring soprano Grace Yeager.

Star: Grace Yeager

30. Elliot Jaffee (1931–1932)

15 min | Music

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A music program featuring tenor Elliot Jaffee.

Star: Elliot Jaffee

31. Reis and Dunn (1931– )

15 min | Music

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W2XAB's programming was similar to a vaudeville program, with each act given their own segment on the schedule. Vaudeville and radio act Reis and Dunn appeared in a segment several times on the experimental television station.

Stars: Artie Dunn, Les Reis

32. Doris Sharp (1931–1932)

15 min | Music

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From 1931 to 1932 Doris Sharp did well-received 15-minute segments on early experimental television, where she sang songs.

Star: Doris Sharp

33. Grace Voss (1931–1932)

15 min | Drama

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W2XAB's schedule was arranged like a vaudeville program, with each performer given their own segment. In her segment, Grace Voss, a dancer, gave dramatic pantomimes.

Star: Grace Voss

34. Alice Remsen (1931– )

15 min | Music

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Singer and composer Alice Remsen had a semi-regular segment on early television station W2XCD, with running times ranging from 15 minutes to 30 minutes.

Star: Alice Remsen

35. Natalie Towers (1931– )

15 min

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Natalie Towers was named the "Television Girl". She was an entertainer, doing dances and such.

Star: Natalie Towers

36. Fundamentals of Television (1931– )

15 min | Documentary

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A series of lessons broadcast in a 15-minute time-slot on experimental mechanical television.

Star: Charles Hoffman

37. Dorothy Rosenthal (1931–1932)

15 min | Music

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A segment aired in a 15-minute time-slot on mechanical television, featuring violinist Dorothy Rosenthal.

Star: Dorothy Rosenthal

38. Tashamira (1931–1932)

15 min | Short

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Tashamira does dances for experimental low-resolution mechanical television, which aired in the 15-minute time-slot typical of the programming of station W2XAB.

Stars: Florence Kyte, Tashamira

39. Myndell Louis (1931–1932)

15 min | Music

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A music show aired in a 15-minute time-slot on mechanical television. Australian-born Myndell Louis was a soprano who spent years in the US. Like virtually all 1930s television, it aired without commercials. The resolution was 60 lines.

Star: Myndell Louis

40. Talkie Songs (1932– )

15 min | Music

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A music program aired in a 15-minute time-slot, and aired on mechanical television.

Stars: Saul Meriowitz, Sylvia Sherry

41. Strange People (1932– )

15 min

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Little is known about this early television program, which is described as being a "talk" of some kind.

Star: Henrietta Dunlap

42. Television Magic (1932– )

15 min

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This series, which aired on experimental mechanical television in New York City, consisted of magic tricks.

Star: Edwin Howard

43. Mortimer Miller (1932– )

14 min | Music

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Mortimer Miller, pianist, appeared on this short-lived series aired on mechanical television.

Star: Mortimer Miller

44. Hair Fashions (1932– )

15 min

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A program about hair styles for women.

Star: Ferdinand Graf

45. Gladys Kahn (1932–1933)

15 min | Music

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A quarter-hour program which ranged from music shows to fashion shows.

Star: Gladys Kahn

46. George Britton (1932– )

15 min | Music

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A music program featuring baritone George Britton.

Star: George Britton

47. William Searle (1932– )

15 min | Music

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Little is known about this music program, except that William Searle did several 15-minute segments for W1XAV during 1932.

Star: William Searle

48. Gertrude Hintlian (1932– )

15 min | Music

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A music program aired in a 15-minute time-slot on mechanical television, featuring violinist Gertrude Hintlian.

Star: Gertrude Hintlian

49. Harry Fries and His Musical Saw (1932– )

15 min | Music

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A music program usually aired in a 15-minute time-slot. Harry Fries played the saw.

Star: Harry Fries

50. Robert Campbell (1932– )

15 min | Music

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A music program featuring tenor Robert Campbell, which aired on experimental mechanical television. It aired in a 15-minute time-slot.

Star: Robert Campbell


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