All About Baby

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All About Baby
GenreChildren
StarringRuth Crowley
Country of origin United States
Original language(s)English
Production
Producer(s)WGN-TV
Running time15 minutes
Release
Original networkDuMont
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original release1953 (local)
15 October 1954 (network) –
July 1955

All About Baby was an early American daytime television series, which aired from 1954 to 1955 on several stations of the now-defunct DuMont Television Network, including flagship station WABD.

Produced by DuMont affiliate WGN-TV in Chicago, the series originally began as a local show in 1953. Sponsors included Swift Meats and Libby’s Baby Food. Episodes aired in a 15-minute time-slot, as was often the case with US daytime series of the era.

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Ruth Crowley provided advice on the care and feeding of babies. Ruth Holt Crowley RN (c. 1907 - July 20, 1955) was a nurse and child-care expert who had been the original "Ann Landers" (1943-1955).

Episode status[edit]

Although few recordings survive of daytime programs by DuMont stations, three episodes of All About Baby are held by the UCLA Film and Television Archive.[1][2][3] These episodes are from June/July 1955.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • 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

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