This date in radio & television


Bob GibsonMarch 26th: A major medical moment of the 20th century occurred on this date in 1953. That’s when noted researcher and virologist Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh revealed on CBS Radio that the testing of his polio vaccine on a 90-member group of adults and children had proven successful.  The testing continued for two years with the vaccine declared sound in April of ’55, paving the way for the licensing of the injected substance and the subsequent mass immunization campaigns.

On this night in 1956 comedian Red Buttons made his TV acting debut on CBS’s “Studio One.” 

Please Login to view this premium content. (Not a member? Join Today!)