You Are There
Anthology / Documentary
Historical dramatizations. Through reenactments and present day interviews, America’s past is brought to life. The people and events that contributed to its founding and growth are seen through eyewitness accounts.
Host: Walter Cronkite
Reporters Interviewers: CBS news correspondents
Music: Glenn Paxton
The Mystery Of Amelia Earhart. The mysterious disappearance of the aviatrix on a 1937 flight across the Pacific is chronicled.
Amelia Earhart - Geraldine Brooks
Fred Noonan - Thomas Connelly
The Record Ride For The Pony Express. Bob Haslam’s thirty-six-hour ride through three hundred and eighty miles of hostile Indian territory is recalled.
Bob Haslam - John Glover
Baumer - Gerald Matthews
McCool - John Coe
Tolliman - Ronny Cox
Ordeal Of A President. The events that caused President Wilson’s decision to involve America in World War I are recounted.
Wilson - G. Wood
Senator Lodge - William Prince
Paul Revere’s Ride. The famed ride of April 18, 1775, is re-created.
Paul Revere - Richard Branda
Sam Adams - E. G. Marshall
The Siege Of The Alamo , Santa Anna’s final assault and defeat of the Alamo , (March 5, 1836) the Texas stronghold for independence, is dramatized.
Davy Crockett - Fred Gwynne
Sam Houston - Philip Bosco
Jim Bowie - Bernard Kates
Santa Anna - Manuel Sebastian
Announcer: 'The time...the place... All things are as they were then except YOU ARE THERE.”
Host: "What kind of day was it? A day like all days, filled with those unexpected events which alter our lives—and you were there."
30 minutes CBS 1953 - 1957
30 minutes CBS September 11, 1971 - September 2, 1972