Night Editor (TV series)
- For the 1946 film noir based on the radio series, see Night Editor.
|Written by||Hal Burdick|
|Directed by||Dick Sandwick|
|Starring||Hal Burdick (host and narrator)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||15 minutes|
|Original release||March 14 – September 8, 1954|
Night Editor is an anthology television series aired on the DuMont Television Network from March 14 to September 8, 1954. Host Hal Burdick (1893-1978) would introduce a story, the time of which could range from the Civil War to the present day.
The radio program Night Editor ran from 1934 until 1948. Sponsored by Edwards Coffee, the radio series also featured Hal Burdick as the "night editor".
Burdick would receive readers’ requests for stories, in a "letter to the editor" format, which he would relate to the audience. Burdick played all of the characters in the program. The stories varied greatly including tales of war, adventure, crime, and an occasional ghost story.
46 episodes of the television version of Night Editor are held at the J. Fred MacDonald collection of the Library of Congress.
- List of programs broadcast by the DuMont Television Network
- List of surviving DuMont Television Network broadcasts
- David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004) ISBN 1-59213-245-6
- Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition (New York: Penguin Books, 1980) ISBN 0-14-024916-8
- Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Third edition (New York: Ballantine Books, 1964) ISBN 0-345-31864-1