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I barely remember Ted Mack's Amateur Hour. What I remember is, "The number to call in New York is..." It became part of the vernacular. I believe that phrase was taken from that show. I do remember more clearly Arthur Godfrey's Talent Show. I remember a meter rating the audience's applause. Arthur Godfrey also had a daytime show. He was one of my mom's favorites.

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The early version of Star Search or American Idol!  Yes, and there were a few stars that emerged from Ted Mack' s Amateur Hour

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I do remember watching Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour! Cat Happy

Must have been in the 50's/60's when I was a kid.

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Like others here, I only remember having heard the name of the show. Seems like there were other shows that included viewer postcards, but can't remember which ones. I do recall that some of them were for game or sweepstakes entries, and some were viewer mail. 

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I'm too young to have seen these 'live', but also Dad refused to get an 'idiot box'. I didn't have a TV at home until the late 80s. 

 

 

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Ditto @retiredtraveler's comment. I don't think the adults in my home watched it, so I didn't either.


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I remember it by name only. One of the few things I'm too young to recall.


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Ted Mack and the Original Amateur Hour. 1948 to 1980

 

A direct descendant of radio's "Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour" (1934-1946), hosted by Major Edward Bowes until his death. After a one-year hiatus, Ted Mack, who had directed Bowes' auditions, revived the show (which lasted into 1952) and brought the concept to the DuMont Television Network. The at-home audience voted by postcard for the favorite, winning performer(s) each week.

 

i love the voting by post cards 

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