Omnibus

  • 1957
  • TV Show
  • None

One of the medium's most beloved and eclectic cultural showcases, this Alistair Cooke-hosted series spanned the arts, covering (among other fields) plays, documentaries, operas, Broadway musicals, ballets and symphonies. Included were pieces based on the works of Hemingway, Steinbeck, Shaw, Chekhov, Eliot and Thurber; a production of `King Lear' starrin (more…)

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One of the medium's most beloved and eclectic cultural showcases, this Alistair Cooke-hosted series spanned the arts, covering (among other fields) plays, documentaries, operas, Broadway musicals, ballets and symphonies. Included were pieces based on the works of Hemingway, Steinbeck, Shaw, Chekhov, Eliot and Thurber; a production of `King Lear' starring Orson Welles; a TV-debut appearance by Leonard Bernstein; and Jacques Cousteau's undersea adventures, his first on network television.

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