COKE TIME WITH EDDIE FISHER
Originally on: NBC (15 min.)
Premiered: April 29, 1953 Last Aired: January 1, 1957
Coke Time with Eddie Fisher was a musical variety television series starring singer Eddie Fisher which was broadcast by NBC on Wednesday nights in early prime time from 1953 to 1957. The program was aired from 7:30 to 7:45 P.M. Eastern time on Wednesdays and Fridays, and was not seen during the summer months. The program was initially hosted by Don Ameche and Freddy Robbins was the announcer, but in late October 1953 Ameche left the program and Robbins became its host as well. As could have been surmised from the title, the program was sponsored by Coca-Cola. The house band was Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra, and beginning in 1956 the singing group The Echoes appeared as a permanent backup group for Fisher and his frequent guest stars. The program was generally presented live, but was occasionally filmed in advance or shot on location. Coke Time with Eddie Fisher was last aired on February 22, 1957.
There are four shows in this collection all with original Coca Cola commercials intact:
Guest Star - Dianne Carroll
Guest Star - Florence Henderson
These episodes are in the PUBLIC DOMAIN and are direct transfer from the original kinescope films. This does not mean the episodes are pristine, just that they are complete and as originally broadcast in the 1950's. The quality varies episode to episode due to the age and condition of the original kinescopes.