Key to the Missing

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Key to the Missing
StarringArchdale Jones
Country of origin United States
Running time30 minutes
Original networkDuMont
Original releaseJuly 4, 1948 –
September 23, 1949

Key to the Missing was a TV series which aired on Fridays at 7pm EST on the DuMont Television Network from 4 July 1948 to 23 September 1949. Each 30-minute episode was hosted by Archdale Jones (1901-1983).

The series interviewed people looking for long-lost friends and relatives. The series was typical of TV programming of the time, when the major TV networks were trying out various untested concepts and ideas. Although short-lived, the basic concept has been re-used many times since, usually by independent TV stations and small TV networks.

Where Are They Now, the radio program on which the series was based claimed a 68 percent success rate.

Episode status[edit]

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

See also[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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