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Cultural highlights of 1945

Radio: UK
New shows
Family Favourites (BBC, from 1 August). Sunday lunchtime music request programme.
Today in Parliament (BBC Home Service, from 9 October). Late-evening parliamentary report.

Radio: US
New shows
Arthur Godfrey Time (CBS, from 30 April). Start of a 27-year run.
House Party with Art Linkletter (CBS, from 15 January). It runs for the next 22 years, transferring also to television.
Meet the Press (from 5 October). Current affairs.
Queen for a Day (NBC, from 29 April). Daytime programming achieves 13m listeners, $1,000 a minute advertising revenue. 1955
Victor Borge (NBC, from 3 July). Music/comedy, summer replacement for Fibber McGee and Molly.

Television: US
New shows
Ladies Be Seated (ABC, from 25 February). Variety and game show, transferred from former Blue Network.
Quiz Kids (ABC). Quiz show featuring children, transferred from former Blue Network, sponsored by Alka Seltzer.


Chronomedia 1945

Page updated 7 April 2008
David Fisher