Welcome to a series of Web pages devoted to the DuMont Television Network, America's fourth television network which operated from 1946 to 1956. The site was originally launched on February 5, 1999 as a one-page article on DuMont with a few links, and has since expanded to what you see today. This was the first, and is still the largest, DuMont resource on the Internet.
If you enjoy this site, please take a moment to E-mail the author
with your comments, questions, suggestions, and contributions. The
author is grateful for the response to this site since its inception. Many thanks in advance for your feedback.
Thank you to K.M. Richards of Van Nuys, Calif., for contributing a comprehensive update in 2011 of our "Trail of Bleached Bones." K.M. also updated the entire site in 2014 to add new pictures and information when the site moved to its current domain and continues to work with the author when new material is added or other changes are needed.
Whenever changes are
made, the author carefully goes through each page and corrects the
hyperlinks. Please E-mail the author if any links have been missed or
incorrectly directed to the wrong page, or if links are no longer
A Note on Spelling
We refer to the network and company as DuMont throughout this site, although it is clear from materials of the era that the preferred usage was Du Mont. Few people include the space, and others write the name as Dumont, which was frowned on in the early years as well as by family and network alumni today. In deference to the search engines, and to Bruce DuMont's current usage of the family name, we will continue to refer to "DuMont" throughout these pages.
About the Author
Clarke Ingram has been in the broadcasting industry for more than 30 years as Program Director and on-air personality at various radio stations. Now semi-retired, Ingram collects programs from the Golden Age of Television, and conducts research on the DuMont network and early UHF stations. Please feel free to E-mail the author with your comments, questions, suggestions, and contributions.
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