Air Power (TV series)

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Air Power
Genre Educational
Narrated by Walter Cronkite
Theme music composer Norman Dello Joio
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Producer(s) Perry Wolff
James B. Faichney
Running time 30 mins.
Original network CBS
Original release November 11, 1956 – May 5, 1957

Air Power is a historical educational television series broadcast in the 1950s over the CBS television network dealing with the rise of aviation as a military weapon. It was produced in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force.[1] The series also featured a musical score composed by Norman Dello Joio and conducted by Alfredo Antonini.


Walter Cronkite served as the narrator for all 26 episodes. Michael Redgrave co-narrated the December 5, 1956 episode on the Battle of Britain. Art Carney co-narrated the December 12, 1956 episode on stunt flying and wing walking.[2]

Broadcast history[edit]

The series was originally broadcast during the 1956-57 television season on Sunday at 6:30 pm. Reruns were broadcast during the summer and early fall of 1958 at the same time.[1]


  1. ^ a b Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (9th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.
  2. ^ "Air Power". The Classic TV Archive. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 

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