DuMont Evening News (lost DuMont Network broadcasted episodes; 1954-1955)


DuMont Evening News
One of the surviving logos from the defunct TV network.
One of the surviving logos from the defunct TV network.
Status Lost

The DuMont Network was a television network broadcasting its first show in 1946.[1] It is today known as one of the first TV Networks on the American landscape, rivaling early networks like NBC and CBS. Its programming consisted mainly of low-budget shows, some of which were performed by a single actor in front of a curtain performing live.[2] Despite its innovations in broadcasting as well as broadcasting technology[3], the network failed to sustain financial stability. It ceased activity on August 6, 1956.[4]

The DuMont Network made four[5] reaches into delivering news and the fourth and final time the network took a stab at the news was in September of 1954, with the DuMont Evening News. Being hosted by a man named Morgan Beatty (best known for being the first to report the Russians launching Sputnik 1 in 1957), this 15 Minute long news series was a typical news program. Interestingly, Beatty had been lured from NBC News to join DuMont. However, after the show was canned, Beatty returned to NBC.

The show was aired between 7:15-7:30 PM. Right before the ever popular Captain Video. The DuMont Evening News was one of many shows to be canceled due to financial troubles after its final episode on April 1st, 1955. None of the episodes of the DuMont Evening News are known to exist to this day.

Gallery

8 DuMont Logos. These were shown before the start of a program.

References

  1. Introduction to the DuMont television network. Archived 28 Jul '12
  2. Article on various DuMont Network programs. Archived 30 Jun '12
  3. Article on the network's legacy. Archived 18 Jan '12
  4. Description of the DuMont Network's conclusion. Archived 24 Jul '12
  5. Information on the network's news and sports programs. Archived 30 Jun '12

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Dycaite

20 months ago
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Dycaite

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Dycaite

20 months ago
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Dycaite

20 months ago
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Django1932

9 months ago
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Surprise there are not more articles about the shows that were on this network since apparently about 80% of what was on it is gone and very few shows that were on it are complete (the most complete I read was the Morey Amsterdam show that all the episodes are still here and had the most episodes for a show that is complete)

It's a shame we may never know more about this network-I remember reading about it as a kid and going "what the heck is the DuMont channel?" (Since of course it was long gone by then)
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Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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