TV Shopper

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TV Shopper
StarringKathi Norris (host)
Country of origin United States
Running time30 minutes
Original networkDuMont
Original releaseNovember 1, 1948 –
December 1, 1950

TV Shopper, also known as Your Television Shopper or The Kathi Norris Show, was an early American daytime television series which aired on the DuMont Television Network at 10:30 am ET from November 1, 1948 to December 1, 1950.[1]

The show was hosted by Kathi Norris, also host of DuMont's Spin the Picture, and was an early example of a TV shopping show.[2][3] Johnny Stearns recalled that his wife Mary Kay had received an offer to be a model for this or a similar program, but, at his request, refused and instead did television's first sitcom, Mary Kay and Johnny.[4]

Episode status[edit]

As with most DuMont Network programs, no episodes of TV Shopper are known to survive today.

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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