N B C Presents (umbrella series)

    (NBC Primetime, 1948 - )

    [this series of movies and specials was one of the earliest
     on network television; it started out as a weekly series
     but became an umbrella title for special events seen on an 
     infrequent basis during the earliest years; this was during
     the black-and-white days, but it foreshadowed the style of
     promoting later color movies and specials in the late 1950s
     and early 1960s...]

Theme: "NBC Presents Intro"

    [a number of other compositions based upon the same motif were
     written by New York jingle writer Alvy West to introduce 
     various programming including...

    "NBC Presents Comedy";
    "NBC Presents Documentary";
    "NBC Presents Drama";
    "NBC Presents Entertainment";
    "NBC Presents Romance";
    "NBC Presents Suspense";
    "NBC Presents Variety";
    "NBC Presents Western Saga"]

     Composer: Alvin ("Alvy") West (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: The Jay IV Company (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: The Jay IV Company (ASCAP)
                        c/o Astroland
                        of Brooklyn, NY
     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:


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