Air Power (TV series)
|Narrated by||Walter Cronkite|
|Theme music composer||Norman Dello Joio|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26|
James B. Faichney
|Running time||30 mins.|
|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. 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.
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.
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