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The Original Amateur Hour was America's first ever talent game show.

BroadcastEdit

RadioEdit

WHN-AM (Radio): April 1934 – March 1935
NBC Radio: March 1935 – September 1936
CBS Radio: September 1936 – July 1945
ABC Radio: September 1948 – September 1952

TelevisionEdit

DuMont: 1/18/1948 – 9/25/1949
NBC: 10/4/1949 – 9/11/1954
ABC: 10/30/1955 – 6/23/1957; 3/7/1960 – 9/26/1960
CBS: 5/1/1959 – 10/9/1959; 10/2/1960 – 9/27/1970
Family Channel: 1992

HostsEdit

Major Edward Bowes (1934–1945)
Ted Mack (1948–1970)
Willard Scott (1992)

InventorEdit

Major Edward Bowes

SponsorsEdit

Chase and Sanborn
Chrysler
Old Gold Cigarettes