New York Times Youth Forum
|New York Times Youth Forum|
|Created by||Al Hollander
|Starring||Dorothy Gordon (host)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original run||September 14, 1952 – June 14, 1953|
New York Times Youth Forum was a public affairs program, sponsored by The New York Times and aired Sundays at 5pm EST on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network from September 14, 1952 to June 14, 1953. The host was Dorothy Gordon (born Dorothy Lerner, 1889-1970), who continued to host the show on WABD from the time the network closed in 1956 until 1958 when it moved to WRCA-TV (now WNBC).
The Times dropped sponsorship in 1960, at which point radio simulcasts moved from WQXR (AM) to WNBC (AM). Thereafter, Gordon continued the show as Dorothy Gordon's Youth Forum, winning a Peabody Award in 1966. Gordon continued to host the show until her death in 1970. The show also appeared first-run as late as April 23, 1967 (with guest Otto Preminger) on WNBC-TV.
One episode, "Will the Election Affect Foreign Policy?" (broadcast September 28, 1952), survives at the Paley Center for Media.
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- List of surviving DuMont Television Network broadcasts
- 1952-53 United States network television schedule
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