Sunday, May 10, 2015

Classic TV: The Christophers (1952)

There have been a number of religious anthology series over the years. Several months back, we took a look at Crossroads, a relatively obscure series in contrast to its contemporaries.

Today, our focus is on The Christophers. Founded by Father James Keller in 1945, The Christophers bought air time for a weekly anthology series that began airing, according to IMDB, in 1952. Wikipedia, less reliable, let a writer claim the TV series also launched in 1945. I'm more inclined to believe IMDB. I had heard of the series as a youth, seeing pieces of it in syndication, and I decided I was going to see if I could find something. As noted, Wikipedia's entry pays more heed to the organization itself, and not the TV show, which is mentioned in passing. Indeed, IMDB's entry doesn't give a date when the TV program had been cancelled. Supposedly, it aired on ABC before going to syndication.

We're going to pass on a rating here. Instead, take a look at an episode from 1957, "A Link in the Chain", starring movie legend James Cagney.

In time, we will also cover Insight & This is the Life, the more well known anthologies.

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