TV Reader's Digest

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TV Reader's Digest
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Genre Drama, Anthology
Directed by William Beaudine
John Brahm
Peter Godfrey (director)
Phil Karlson
Arnold Laven
Ted Post
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 39
Production
Executive producer(s) Harry Joe Brown
Location(s) Los Angeles, California, United States
Running time 25 minutes
Release
Original network ABC
Picture format 1.33:1 monochrome
Audio format monaural
Original release January 17, 1955 (1955-01-17) – July 9, 1956 (1956-07-09)

TV Reader's Digest is the title of a 30-minute American television anthology drama series which aired on the ABC from 1955 to 1956. Its theme music was "Polonaise" from Act III of Eugene Onegin, an Opera by Tchaikovsky.

Based on articles that appeared in Reader's Digest magazine, the episodes based on true stories which were varied in their themes, plots and content. Themes included crime, heroism, mystery, romance, and human interest. Episode writers included Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Cleveland Amory, and Frank Gruber.

Some of the actors who were cast in the episodes included: Claude Akins, Leon Askin, Jean Byron, Chuck Connors, Peter Graves, Tod Griffin, John Howard, Vivi Janiss (as Mary Todd Lincoln in "How Chance Made Lincoln President"), Lee Marvin, Francis McDonald, Martin Milner, Jerry Paris, Gene Raymond, Max Showalter, and Michael Winkelman.

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