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Armstrong Circle Theatre was an anthology drama television series which ran from 1950 to 1957 on NBC, and then until 1963 on CBS. It alternated weekly with The U. S. Steel Hour.

Considered by many to be one of the best anthology series during the "Golden Age" of television, it featured original dramas by noted writers, although sometimes comeides were shown. Its guidelines specifically called for the avoidance of violence.

Originally a half hour production, in 1955 the show expanded to an hour, and began to emphasize dramatized versions of real-life contemporary events (including the sinking of the SS Andrea Doria and a documentary on the History of Communism in the Soviet Union. Upon moving to CBS, the show emphasized several Cold War topics, including espionage, Radio Free Europe, and escapes from East Germany.

Rod Serling wrote two episodes of the program.

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> Airing History & Information 
Last Airing Jan 01, 1963
Premiere 1950
Episodes
Network NBC / CBS
Format/Time Black & White / 60 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
 
> Cast 
Philip Abbott....   Hermann Gmeiner / Lieutenant Commander Glen H. Lathrop (9 episodes)
Nelson Case....   Host/Narrator (1950-1951)
Henry Hamilton....   Host/Narrator (1962-1963)
Ron Cochran....   Host/Narrator (1961-1962)
Douglas Edwards....   Host/Narrator (1957-1961)
John Cameron Swayze....   Host/Narrator (1955-1957)
Sandy Becker....   Host/Narrator (1954-1955)
Bob Sherry....   Host/Narrator (1953-1954)
Joe Ripley....   Host/Narrator (1952-1953)
Bibi Osterwald....   Mrs. Arnquist / Laura (7 episodes)
Carl Low....   Peter Bresniwycz / Superintendent Gavin (10 episodes)
William Prince....   unknown (10 episodes)
Ed Begley....   unknown (8 episodes)

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