TV Reader's Digest

TV Reader's Digest is the title of a 30-minute American television anthology drama series which aired on the ABC from 1955 to 1956. Its theme music was "Polonaise" from Act III of Eugene Onegin.

TV Reader's Digest
GenreDrama, Anthology
Directed byWilliam Beaudine
John Brahm
Peter Godfrey (director)
Phil Karlson
Arnold Laven
Ted Post
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes39
Executive producer(s)Harry Joe Brown
Production location(s)Los Angeles, California, United States
Running time25 minutes
Original networkABC
Picture format1.33:1 monochrome
Audio formatmonaural
Original releaseJanuary 17, 1955 (1955-01-17) 
July 9, 1956 (1956-07-09)

Based on articles that appeared in Reader's Digest magazine, the episodes based on true stories which were varied in their themes, plots and content. Themes included crime, heroism, mystery, romance, and human interest. Episode writers included Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Cleveland Amory, and Frank Gruber.

Some of the actors who were cast in the episodes included: Claude Akins, Leon Askin, Jean Byron, Chuck Connors, Peter Graves, Tod Griffin, John Howard, Vivi Janiss (as Mary Todd Lincoln in "How Chance Made Lincoln President"), Lee Marvin, Francis McDonald, Martin Milner, Jerry Paris, Gene Raymond, Max Showalter, and Michael Winkelman.

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