Lamp Unto My Feet

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Lamp Unto My Feet
Genre Religious anthology
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Original network CBS Television
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release 21 November 1948 – 21 January 1979

Lamp Unto My Feet was an American ecumenical religious program that was produced by CBS Television and broadcast from 1948 to 1979 on Sunday mornings.[1]


The program used a combination of drama, music, and dance to explore the histories, cultures and theological philosophies of the Protestant, Catholic and Jewish faiths.[2][3]

In 1979 this program and another long-running CBS religious series, Look Up and Live, were combined to form a new show called For Our Times (April 28, 1979 to 1988), sponsored by the National Council of Churches, New York Board of Rabbis, and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.[4][5]

Guest Stars[edit]

Notable guest stars included Mahalia Jackson, Kim Hunter, Luther Adler, Edward Mulhare, Arthur Hill, and Aline MacMahon.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "George Crothers, 89, Television Producer". The New York Times. December 7, 1998. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Lamp unto my feet - 1949-12-25 - The Christmas story". Moving Image Collections, Library of Congress. Retrieved 2009-03-08. [dead link]
  3. ^ Arthur Shulman & Roger Youman (1966). How Sweet It Was. Bonanza Books. p. 487. 
  4. ^ TV Guide Guide to TV. Barnes and Nobel. 2004. p. 398. ISBN 978-0-7607-5634-8. 
  5. ^ Internet Movie Database

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