The Armed Forces Hour
- For a similarly titled Dumont TV series (1950-51), see A Visit With the Armed Forces.
|The Armed Forces Hour|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||24 mins.|
|Original network||NBC (1949-1950)
|Original release||October 30, 1949– May 6, 1951|
The Armed Forces Hour is an early American television program originally broadcast on NBC and later on the now defunct DuMont Television Network. The series ran from 1949 to 1951. Despite the title of the series, it was a half-hour program.
The Armed Forces Hour was a television program "culled from the estimated 500 million feet of film" archived at the U.S. Department of Defense. Production was supervised by Major Robert Keim and Lieutenant Benjamin Greenberg.
After a one-season run on NBC, the network cancelled the series in 1950. However, on February 4, 1951, the series started again on the DuMont Television Network, with the last DuMont episode airing on May 6, 1951.
- 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