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The First Look (NBC Talk Show, Oscar Brand)

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Made in black and white and broadcast Saturdays at 12 noon The First Look was subtitled “Wonders of the World,” this live New York studio show starred folk singer Oscar Brand, who each week led the exploration of an educational issue, such as the use of language, the debut’s theme.

Accompanying Brand in examining the topic at hand were three talented youngsters—Jackie and Sally, both singers, and Neil, a dancer. The inspiration for the series was a group of books by Jeanne Bendick. It died opposite the more entertaining Bugs Bunny Show on ABC.

Regulars were Oscar Brand, Neil Jones, Sally Sheffield, Jackie “Washington.

USA / NBC / x30 minute episodes / Broadcast 16 October 1965 – 9 April 1966