TV Series | | Drama
Documentary dramas, plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.
From June 1950 to June 1955, this show was broadcast weekly for thirty minutes, and consisted of original dramas relating to the contemporary world. In September 1955, the show was expanded to sixty minutes, and programming consisted of dramatic shows featuring current, real-life events. Between September 1955 and June 1956, this show alternated every four weeks with the following television shows: Playwrights '56 (1955), The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955), and The United States Steel Hour (1953). In July 1956, The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (1956) replaced Playwrights '56 (1955), and the four shows continued to alternate every four weeks until October 1957. Starting in October 1957, this show alternated every week with the "The United States Steel Hour". This continued until June 1963, when "Reckoning" replaced "The United States Steel Hour". The final broadcast was on August 28, 1963.