Not for Publication (TV series)

Not for Publication is an American crime drama TV series which aired on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network from April 1951 to May 1952.

Not for Publication
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Running time15 min. (Apr-Aug 1951)
30 min. (Dec 1951-May 1952)
Original networkDuMont
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseApril 29, 1951 (1951-04-29) 
May 27, 1952 (1952-05-27)

Broadcast history

The show aired for 15 minutes from April 29, 1951, to August 27, 1951, and then brought back as a 30-minute show on December 21, 1951. The final show aired on May 27, 1952.

The series focuses on Collins, a reporter at the fictional New York Ledger. The show featured Maurice Burke, Mary Beth Hughes, Herbert Nelson, Hal Ross, and Robert Shackleton. William Adler played Collins in the 15-minute version and Jerome Cowan played Collins in the 30-minute version.[1]

Episode status

Twelve episodes are in the collection of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

See also



  • 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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