Ford Festival

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Not to be confused with the Ford Festiva and Ford Fiesta.
For other TV series sponsored by Ford Motor Company, see Ford Television Theatre, Ford Startime, The Ford Show, and Ford Star Jubilee.
Ford Festival (The James Melton Show)
Genre Variety
Presented by James Melton
Theme music composer Lewis Allan
David Broekman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 65
Executive producer(s) Charles Friedman
Albert McCleery
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Original network NBC Television
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release 5 April 1951 – 26 June 1952

Ford Festival, also known as Ford Festival Time or The James Melton Show, is an hour-long television show, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, hosted by James Melton, and broadcast on NBC Television beginning on April 5, 1951. The final show aired June 26, 1952.[1] This show was replaced by another Ford-sponsored NBC show, Ford Television Theatre, from October 1952 to June 1956.

The show aired:

  • (5 April 1951 – 27 December 1951) Thursdays 9:00-10:00pm ET
  • (3 January 1952 – 26 June 1952) Thursdays 9:30-10:30pm ET[2]

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