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Our American Heritage is an hour-long monthly anthology series that dramatized little-known incidents in the lives of historic Americans. It was produced by Mildred Freed Alberg and hosted by Lowell Thomas. A total of thirteen episodes were aired on... read more

Our American Heritage is an hour-long monthly anthology series that dramatized little-known incidents in the lives of historic Americans. It was produced by Mildred Freed Alberg and hosted by Lowell Thomas. A total of thirteen episodes were aired on the National Broadcasting Company from October 18, 1959 to May 13, 1961. It featured many notable guest actors, including Raymond Massey, Dean Jagger, Hugh O'Brian, George Peppard, Walter Matthau, Ralph Bellamy, Roddy McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Susan Strasberg, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Redford, and Teresa Wright.

Original Release

10/18/1959

US Release

10/18/1959

Cast

Lowell Thomas Self - Host
Ralph Bellamy Thomas Jefferson
Arthur Kennedy Alexander Hamilton
John Colicos Aaron Burr
Ina Balin Edith Roosevelt
Barbara Rush Rachel Jackson
David O'Brien Rooney Lee
Betty Miller Mary
Judson Laire Woodrow Wilson
Lou Robb Von Drachow
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Not Without Honor Friday, 21 October 1960
2 Born a Giant Friday, 02 December 1960
3 The Invincible Teddy Friday, 13 January 1961
4 The Secret Rebel Saturday, 11 March 1961
5 Not in Vain Saturday, 01 April 1961
6 Gentleman's Decision Saturday, 22 April 1961
7 Woodrow Wilson and the Unknown Soldier Saturday, 13 May 1961
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Directors

Jack Smight, Alex Segal, David Greene, James Lee, Fielder Cook

Writers

John Whedon, Ernest Kinoy, Mann Rubin, Paul Crabtree, Tad Mosel, William Altman, David Shaw, Morton Wishengrad

Cast

Lowell Thomas Self - Host
Ralph Bellamy Thomas Jefferson
Arthur Kennedy Alexander Hamilton
John Colicos Aaron Burr
Ina Balin Edith Roosevelt
Barbara Rush Rachel Jackson
David O'Brien Rooney Lee
Betty Miller Mary
Judson Laire Woodrow Wilson
Lou Robb Von Drachow
Kenneth Konopka Congressman
Kenneth Konopka General Ulysses S. Grant
George Ebeling General Sherman
Dirk Kooiman Soldier
Griff Evans Rawlins
Griff Evans Seth
Mark O'Daniels General Alexander
Norman Barrs Bates
Jack Collins Colonel Rail
Jack Manning Lieutenant Hunt

Producers

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