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U.S. Steel Hour

Premiering on ABC-TV in 1953 amid a crowded broadcast landscape of similar dramatic programs, U.S. Steel Hour distinguished itself as one of the most prestigious and longest-running anthologies of the “golden age of television” before cancellation by CBS in the spring of 1963.  Produced by The Theatre Guild, the series was honored with 10 Emmy Award nominations and three wins over the course of its run, including being named “Best Dramatic Program” by the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences in 1954.

UCLA Film & Television Archive holds over 80 episodes of U.S. Steel Hour, generously donated (in some instances with broadcast rights) by individuals notably associated with The Theatre Guild, including Marilyn and Phillip Langner, Armina Marshall Langner and Benjamin Aslan.  With the generous permission of numerous talent guilds, the Archive invites viewers to pull up a chair for a look into our cathode past with a selection of U.S. Steel Hour episodes.