Battle of the Ages

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Battle of the Ages
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Morey Amsterdam as host of the CBS series (1952)
Presented by John Reed King (DuMont)
Morey Amsterdam (CBS)
Narrated by Norman Brokenshire
Arthur Van Horn
Country of origin United States
Running time 30 Minutes
Original network DuMont (January–July 1952)
CBS (September–November 1952)
Original release January 1 – November 29, 1952

Battle of the Ages was an American television program originally broadcast on the DuMont Television Network and later CBS. It was a prime time game show/talent contest which pitted children against adult celebrities. Whichever team won would have their winnings donated to either the Professional Children's School (the kids) or the Actors' Fund of America (the adults).

The series ran during 1952. The DuMont version ran from January 1 to July 17, and was hosted by John Reed King.[1]

The series was then aired by CBS on Saturdays at 10:30pm ET from September 6 to November 29, and was hosted by Morey Amsterdam.

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  1. ^ McNeil, Alex (1980). Total Television (4th ed.). New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8


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