Cultural highlights of 1949
• The Aldrich Family (NBC, from 2 October). Soap, transferred from radio.
• Arthur Godfrey & His Friends (CBS, from 12 January). Runs for next seven years.
• Cavalcade of Stars (DuMont, from 4 June). Variety.
• Colgate Theatre (NBC, from 3 January). Drama.
• The Goldbergs (CBS, from 17 January). Sitcom, transferred from radio; runs for four years (to 25 June 1951).
• Hopalong Cassidy (NBC network, from 26 June). Cowboy adventures, starring William Boyd.
• Kukla, Fran and Ollie (networked from 12 January, see 1947). Children's.
• The Lone Ranger (ABC, from 15 September). Western, first of 169 episodes specially made for television.
• Red Barber's Clubhouse (CBS, from 2 July). Sports, later transfers to NBC.
• Suspense (CBS, from 1 March). Thriller; runs for five years (to 17 August 1954).
• These Are My Children (NBC Chicago, from 31 January). First daytime soap.
• They Stand Accused (CBS, from 18 January). Legal drama, later transfers to DuMont.
• The Voice of Firestone (from 5 September). Classical and light classical music (on radio since 24 December 1928).
• Blue Hills (ABC). For rural dwellers, runs until September 1976.
• The Billy Cotton Band Show (BBC Light Programme, from 6 March).
• A Book at Bedtime (BBC, weeknights at 23:00 from 31 January). Readings. Still running in 2005.
• Dragnet (NBC's KFI in Los Angeles, from 7 July). Crime.
• Yours Truly Johnny Dollar (CBS). Drama series about insurance investigation. It runs until 1962.
• Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman (on Broadway from 9 February)