To be held on Sept. 17 and 18, featured programs will include Omnibus: The Ballad of Baby Doe, Annie Get Your Gun with Mary Martin and John Raitt, “A Salute to Broadway’s Dorothy Loudon,” One Touch of Venus and Wonderful Town with Rosalind Russell.
Omnibus: The Ballad of Baby Doe: Broadway "tryout production" of the Moore–Latouche musical drama. With Virginia Copeland, William Johnson, and Martha Lipton; host, Alistair Cooke. (1957; ABC; 65 minutes). Sept. 16 at 1:00 PM.
Annie Get Your Gun: The Berlin musical was telecast after the completion of a national tour. With Mary Martin, John Raitt, Reta Shaw, and Donald Burr. (1957; NBC; 105 minutes). Sept. 16 at 2:15 PM.
“A Salute to Broadway's Dorothy Loudon”: This compilation reel includes several numbers from the Tony Awards, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and more. (1959–1993; 60 minutes). Sept. 16 at 4:00 PM
One Touch of Venus: The Dallas State Fair Musicals production of the Weill–Nash musical. With Janet Blair, Russell Nype, and George Gaynes. (1955; NBC; 90 minutes). Sept. 17 at 1:00 PM.
Wonderful Town: The Bernstein–Comden and Green musical in a lavish TV production. With Rosalind Russell, Sydney Chaplin and Jacquelyn McKeever. (1958; CBS; 120 minutes). Sept. 17 at 2:30 PM.
The Museum of Television and Radio is located at 25 West 52nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Suggested donation is $10; $8 for seniors and students; $5 for children under 14. For more info visit www.mtr.org.
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