Geographically Speaking

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Geographically Speaking
Genre Travel
Presented by Zetta Wells
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Running time 15 minutes
Original network NBC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release June 9, 1946 (1946-06-09) – October 1947

Geographically Speaking is an American travel series that debuted on June 9, 1946, on NBC, and aired Sundays at 8:15 pm EST immediately following the game show Face to Face.

The weekly 15-minute program was one of the first TV shows to have a regular sponsor, Bristol-Myers. The show consisted of hostess Zetta Wells narrating her 16mm home movies of her trips with her husband Carveth Wells to unusual and exotic places. When she ran out of home movies, the series ended in October 1947.

Zetta Wells later appeared as a contestant on Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life, on TV November 28, 1957 (Season 8 Episode 10).[1]

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No episode of the series is known to survive in any archive, as it was broadcast live and there was no way to record live TV until the development of kinescopes in 1947. Even then, only a few TV shows were recorded.

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