Kraft Television Theatre

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Kraft Television Theatre
GenreAnthology drama
Narrated byEd Herlihy (1947-55)
Charles Stark (1955)
Theme music composerNorman Cloutier
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes525
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time48–52 minutes
Production company(s)J. Walter Thompson Agency
Talent Associates
Original networkNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white (May 1947-July 1956), Color (July 1956-October 1958)
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseMay 7, 1947 (1947-05-07) –
October 1, 1958 (1958-10-01)

Kraft Television Theatre is an American anthology drama television series that began May 7, 1947 on NBC, airing at 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings until December of that year.[1] It was a live hour-long series offered television plays with new stories and new characters each wee.[2] The program was broadcast live from Studio 8-H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, currently the home of Saturday Night Live.

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  1. Kraft Foods profile, from
  2. Griffith, Benjamin (2002). "Kraft Television Theatre". St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture. Thomas Gale. Archived from the original on 2008-02-17. Retrieved 2008-07-19.