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On Trial

On Trial TV show Network: ABC
Episodes: Unknown (half-hour)
Seasons: Four

TV show dates: November 22, 1948 – August 12, 1952
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: David Levitan, moderator.

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TV show description:
This debate program is conducted in a similar manner to a courtroom. A real judge presides over the discussions with two counselors, one from each side of an issue, arguing their own point of view. Expert witnesses (or authorities) give their input on various points.

Later in the show’s run, the format was altered slightly so that one point of view is given an entire episode and the opposing side is given in the next episode.

The program was moved all around the schedule for its first year or so on the air. For seasons two, thee and four, the network moved it less frequently.
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Series Finale

Episode unknown
There are no details available about the last episode.
First aired: August 12, 1952.

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