Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bern was on CBS announcing staff starting May 1,1944.
He was probably the only staff announcer to work both in New York (1944 to 1960) and Los Angeles (1960 to ???)
I am in the middle of compiling some info on certain announcers, so I will send you others as I get them together.
according to my files here are the shows Bern Bennett announced (all on CBS):

24th annual Emmy Awards
Abe Burrows
Beat the Clock (1950-58)
The Bold & the Beautiful
By Popular Demand
The Clear Horizon (1960-62)
Danny Kaye Show
Ed Sullivan Show (two shows from Hollywood in 1965; may have also announced the show in 1948...I am not positive on that fact)
I've Got a Secret (some shows from Los Angeles in the early 60's only)
Jonathan Winters Show
Keep Talking (may not have announced all of the CBS shows)
Match Game '75 (filled in for Johnny Olson for one week....the only week Olson missed)
Password (some shows from the early 60's when it came to Hollywood)
Phil Silvers Show
Tournament of Roses Parade (from 1962 to 1998)
Sing it Again
Steve Allen Show (1950-52)
This is Show Business (CBS shows only)
To Tell the Truth (1956-60; appeared as a contestant on the show in 1991)
USA Canteen
The Verdict is Yours (1960-62)
What's in a Word?
What's My Line? (subbed for Hal Simms occassionally in the late 1950's)
Winner Take All (1948-50; not sure exactly when he started on the show, one of his first TV assignments)
The Young and The Restless (1973-?? he stopped doing it about 10 years ago or so)
Your Surprise Package (1961-62)
Your Surprise Store (1952)

Dave Schwartz