The Susan Raye Show

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The Susan Raye Show
Presented by Susan Raye
Country of origin United States
Running time 15 minutes
Original network DuMont
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release October 2 (1950-10-02) – November 20, 1950 (1950-11-20)

The Susan Raye Show was an early American television program broadcast on the now defunct DuMont Television Network.

Broadcast history[edit]

The series ran from October to November of 1950. It was a musical program hosted by singer and pianist Susan Raye. The program, produced and distributed by DuMont, aired Mondays and Fridays at 7:45 PM on most DuMont affiliates, alternating with The Joan Edwards Show which was in the same time slot on Tuesdays and Thursdays.[1]

The Susan Raye Show replaced The Hazel Scott Show, a very similar program which had starred pianist and singer Hazel Scott. Scott had been implicated in Red Channels as a supposed Communist sympathizer. Although Scott denied the charges, she was effectively blacklisted, and her series was cancelled.[2] The Susan Raye Show filled the DuMont network's programming gap for two months. The series was cancelled after the November 20 broadcast.[3]

Episode status[edit]

As with most DuMont series, no episodes are known to exist.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (1964). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (3rd ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-31864-1.
  2. ^ Bogle, Donald (2001). Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 520 p. ISBN 0-374-12720-4 Excerpt
  3. ^ McNeil, Alex. Total Television. Fourth edition. New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.


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