The Reporter (TV series)

The Reporter is an American drama series that aired on CBS from September 25 to December 18, 1964. The series was created by Jerome Weidman and developed by executive producers Keefe Brasselle and John Simon.

The Reporter
Harry Guardino as Danny Taylor.
Created byJerome Weidman
Developed byKeefe Brasselle
Written byJerome Weidman
Directed byTom Gries
Paul Stanley
StarringHarry Guardino
Gary Merrill
George O'Hanlon
Remo Pisani
Composer(s)Kenyon Hopkins
Craig C. Kellem
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producer(s)Keefe Brasselle
John Simon
Producer(s)Joel Freeman
Running time45 min
Production company(s)Richielieu Productions
Original networkCBS
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 25 (1964-09-25) 
December 18, 1964 (1964-12-18)


The series stars Harry Guardino as Danny Taylor, a reporter for the fictitious New York Globe newspaper. Guardino's co-stars were Gary Merrill as city editor Lou Sheldon, George O'Hanlon as taxi driver Artie Burns, a friend of Danny's, and Remo Pisani as bartender Ike Dawson.[1]

The Reporter aired at 10 p.m. Eastern on Fridays following the first season of the CBS situation comedy, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.. It aired opposite The Jack Paar Program on NBC and the second half of ABC's military drama, Twelve O'Clock High starring Robert Lansing.[2]

The series was replaced by CBS Reports, which, on the orders of programming executive Jim Aubrey, ran without commercials to keep the program from being included in the 1965 Nielsen ratings.[3]

Guest stars


Episode #Episode titleOriginal airdate
1-1"Extension Seven"September 25, 1964
1-2"Hideout"October 2, 1964
1-3"How Much for a Prince?"October 9, 1964
1-4"Rope's End"October 16, 1964
1-5"Rachel's Mother"October 23, 1964
1-6"No Comment"October 30, 1964
1-7"The Man Behind the Man"November 6, 1964
1-8"He Stuck in His Thumb"November 13, 1964
1-9"Super-Star"November 20, 1964
1-10"Murder by Scandal"November 27, 1964
1-11"A Time to Be Silent"December 4, 1964
1-12"The Lost Lady Blues"December 11, 1964
1-13"Vote for Murder"December 18, 1964


  1. Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, 4th ed., p. 692
  2. 1964-1965 American network television schedule, in appendix of Total Television
  3. "James Aubrey: A Biography". Retrieved January 24, 2009.
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