The CBS series is taken off the air in 1953 because of protests from civil rights groups; host George Kirby. The TV series used African-American actors in the main roles, although the actors were instructed to keep their voices and speech patterns as close to Gosden and Correll’s as possible.
One of the best-kept secrets of World War II was The Carpetbagger Project. The American Army Eighth Air Force 801st/492ND Bomb Group, code name ‘Carpetbaggers.
Former astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter reminisce about their first flights into space. Today is the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s first orbit of the earth.
The J. Michael Straczynski space opera is the imagining of the last of the Babylon Space stations where aliens tried to sort out their differences after a great war. It ran for 5 seasons between 1994 and 1999. WB has a couple dozen episodes. Strazinski said “”always been conceived as, fundamentally, a five year story, a novel for television”. I think that was a little bit of a change in the way science fiction on television was scripted. TV before this had science fiction series that were a lot less linear.
From 1996 to 2001, Boeing and Lockheed Martin produced rival designs and prototypes for the Joint Strike Fighter, a stealthy, affordable combat plane intended for the 21st century needs of the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marines. In “Battle of the X-Planes,” NOVA goes behind the scenes to show the world’s newest fighter taking shape, as Boeing and Lockheed Martin compete to win the largest contract in military history.