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Court of Current Issues

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Country of origin  United States
Picture format  Black-and-white
Final episode date  26 June 1951
Genre  Public affairs
Audio format  Monaural
Original network  DuMont
First episode date  9 February 1948
Network  DuMont Television Network
Language  English
Running time  30 minutes (1948-1949) 60 minutes (1949-1951)
Original release  February 9, 1948 (1948-02-09) – June 26, 1951 (1951-06-26)
Similar  Camel News Caravan, The Alan Dale Show, Mary Kay and Johnny, The Original Amateur, Arthur Godfrey and His F

Court of Current Issues (also known as Court of Public Opinion) is a nontraditional court show featuring public-affairs debates. The program aired live on Tuesday nights from 1948-1951 on the DuMont Television Network. Originally a half-hour in length, it expanded to 60 minutes in 1949.

The series was scheduled opposite Milton Berle's popular Texaco Star Theater on NBC, hence it did not receive a wide audience.

Episode status

A 14-minute fragment from the March 3, 1949 episode survives at the Paley Center for Media.

References

Court of Current Issues Wikipedia


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