Youth on the March

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Youth on the March
Genre Religion
Presented by Percy Crawford
Ruth Crawford
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Original network ABC (1949-1952)
DuMont (1952-1953)
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release October 9, 1949 (1949-10-09) – June 7, 1953 (1953-06-07)

Youth on the March is an American religious television program originally broadcast on ABC from October 1949 to May 1952, and by the DuMont Television Network from October 1952 to June 1953.[1]

Broadcast history[edit]

The series was aired "by most of [ABC's] eleven affiliates".[2] In each episode, Percy Crawford, his wife Ruth, and their five children appeared. The series was broadcast live from Philadelphia's WFIL.[3]

When Youth on the March was cancelled by ABC in 1952, the series was picked up by the DuMont Television Network for a one-season run, from October 5, 1952 to June 7, 1953.[3][4] The series continued to air in first-run syndication over a handful of stations until 1958.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. pp. 1562–1563. ISBN 0-345-49773-2. 
  2. ^ a b "Billy Graham Center Archives: Percy & Ruth Crawford and the Birth of Televangelism". Wheaton College.
  3. ^ a b McNeil, Alex (1980). Total Television (4th ed.). New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8
  4. ^ DuMont historical website


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