Ask Congress, December, 1957, a public service program the brings members of the House of Representatives meet with members of their constituency, the citizens are selected for the program based on their participation in civic organizations.
Conversations, NBC, Late '50s, From the host of Information, Please!, Clifton Fadiman, Conversations celebrates the art of fine conversation. The guests are every bit as erudite and entertaining as the quiz show.
Cross Section USA, Late 1940s, CBS News discusses important issues of the day with a selection of persons from across the nation who represent agriculture, labor and manufacturing.
The Great Challenge, CBS, 1958-59, A series of symposiums that bring together outstanding leaders from many fields to consider urgent problems facing the nation in a rapidly changing world. Moderated by Howard K. Smith and Eric Sevareid.
Life and the World, NBC, 1957-58, A news magazine program, correspondents present stories from around the world. The program uses taped interviews and reports which are edited in the studio.
New World, NBC, 1956-57, Originally part of NBC's Monitor program, New World uses taped interviews and panel discussions to explore the issues of the day.
Our Foreign Policy, NBC News, 1940s, A presentation of the NBC University of the Air, most of the surviving programs are from the post War era, featuring State Department officials discussing developments like the formation of the United Nations and employment of the Marshall Plan.
The Hidden Revolution, CBS Public Affairs Department in the late 1950s and early 1960s, explores important social trends in US culture, like the increase in leisure time, the constant threat of nuclear war, and the American propensity for "moving on". Hosted by Edward R. Murrow.
Years of Crisis with Edward R. Murrow, CBS News annual year end review of International events and developments. Interestingly, the 1958 edition is the 10th anniversary of the program as features a review of the decade after the War.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, weekly program from the NBC News and Special Events Department, takes a weekly look at various elements of society from a long term perspective.
Youth Wants to Know, late Fifties, a part of NBC's Monitor Program, allows young people to direct questions to figures in the news.