Newsweek Views the News

Newsweek Views the News (also known as Newsweek Analysis) is an American television program broadcast Mondays at 8pm ET on the DuMont Television Network. The series ran from 1948 to 1950.

Newsweek Views the News
Also known as''Newsweek Analysis''
GenrePublic affairs program
Talk show
Written byHoward Merrill
Directed byBarry Shear
Presented byErnest K. Lindley
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time25 mins
Original networkDuMont
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseNovember 7, 1948 (1948-11-07) 
May 22, 1950 (1950-05-22)


The series is a public affairs program hosted by Ernest K. Lindley. Editors of Newsweek magazine interviewed guests and discussed current news events.[1]

The program, produced and distributed by DuMont, aired live on Monday nights from 88:30 p.m. on most DuMont affiliates. The last episode was aired on May 22, 1950, and DuMont replaced the series with Visit with the Armed Forces.

Episode status

Kinescopes of two episodes, "Casebook of Treason" (February 27, 1950) and "The Far East" (April 17, 1950), are in the collection of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

"Casebook on Treason" featured ex-Soviet spies Whittaker Chambers and Hede Massing and Soviet defector Peter Pirogov as speakers.[2]

See also


  1. McNeil, Alex (1980). Total Television (4th ed.). New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.
  2. "Variety Marathon". New York Times. 5 March 1950. p. 107.


  • David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004) ISBN 1-59213-245-6
  • Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition (New York: Penguin Books, 1980) ISBN 0-14-024916-8
  • Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Third edition (New York: Ballantine Books, 1964) ISBN 0-345-31864-1
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