How’d you do? I was surprised to see that a couple folks KNEW this show! For those who didn’t, it was…
You Are There
This series made its radio debut as CBS Is There in July 1947 and wound up in March 1950 under the title You Are There. The program then made its transition to TV in 1953 with Walter Cronkite at the helm. It blended history with modern technology, taking an entire network newsroom on a figurative time warp each week reporting the great events of the past. Though originally telecast live, later episodes moved to film. The very first telecast featured a re-enactment of the Hindenburg disaster.
The series featured various key events in American and world history, portrayed in dramatic recreations. Additionally, CBS News reporters, in modern-day suits, would report on the action and interview the protagonists of each of the historical episodes. Each episode would begin with the characters setting the scene. Cronkite, from his anchor desk in New York City, would give a few words on what was about to happen. An announcer would then give the date and the event, followed by a loud and boldly spoken “You are there!” The series apparently ran through 1972.
Well that has to be one of my favorite postings of this challenge. That show was really mind expanding for me. 🙂 Did you see it?
This is it, folks, our last post for the April A to Z Challenge — the letter Z!
I’m guessing most everyone will know what this show is. We’ve already met the main actor in a post from another letter. 😀 But let me get right to the “point!” Britain had its Robin Hood and so did California! Robin Hood had his own comical nemesis in the Sheriff of Nottingham, and our Robin Hood had Sergeant Garcia. And while Robin Hood had his own sidekick in Little John, well so did the star of this show.
This hero didn’t fly or drive a batmobile or swing from buildings by a slender thread, but he DID have a way with the ladies. 😉 And he knew at least ONE letter of the alphabet! (Not to mention he was gorgeous! Swoon…)
What do you think of this one? Did I give you enough clues? Can you…
(Btw, if you know the answer, please keep it to yourself so as not to give it away. Stick a smiley face on your comment instead. Thank you so much!)
(Just a quick note. If the title of the show is preceded with the word “The”, it will NOT be included in the name.)
You Are There — IMDb
Walter Cronkite — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Are_There_(series)
Letter z — http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/to-z-badges-and-banners.html
Name That TV Show — Pinterest