Night Editor (TV series)

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For the 1946 film noir based on the radio series, see Night Editor.
Night Editor
Genre Anthology
Written by Hal Burdick
Directed by Dick Sandwick
Starring Hal Burdick (host and narrator)
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Ward Byron
Irving Mansfield
Running time 15 minutes
Release
Original network DuMont
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
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.[1][2]

Radio version[edit]

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.

Episode status[edit]

46 episodes of the television version of Night Editor are held at the J. Fred MacDonald collection of the Library of Congress.

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