Ford Festival

Ford Festival, also known as Ford Festival Time or The James Melton Show, is an hour-long television show, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, hosted by James Melton, and broadcast on NBC Television beginning on April 5, 1951. The final show aired June 26, 1952.[1] This show was replaced by another Ford-sponsored NBC show, Ford Television Theatre, from October 1952 to June 1956.

Ford Festival (The James Melton Show)
GenreVariety
Presented byJames Melton
Theme music composerLewis Allan
David Broekman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes65
Production
Executive producer(s)Charles Friedman
Albert McCleery
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkNBC Television
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original release5 April 1951 
26 June 1952

The show aired:

  • April 5, 1951 – December 27, 1951, Thursdays 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET
  • January 3, 1952 – June 26, 1952, Thursdays 9:30-10:30 p.m. ET[2]

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