Giant Step / Take A Giant Step (game show, hosted by Bert Parks)

    (CBS Primetime, 1956 - 1957)

    [Students competed for a college scholarship in this game
     show on a floor which was painted as a giant game board
     with 8 squares, if they gave the correct response to 
     questions asked by M. C. Parks they moved forward toward
     a college education...but if not -- well it was sort of
     like "You're the weakest, so goodbye..." 1950s audiences
     were not apparently ready for such a heartless idea -- 
     not until 1999 apparently... :-)]

Theme: "Theme For General Mills' Giant Step"

    [above is the title as it was filed for copyright] 

    [The "Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows" by David Schwartz, Steve
     Ryan and Fred Wostbrock states the THEME derived from
     Englebert Humperdinck's 1894 opera "Hansel and Gretel",
     whose most famous duet tune was "Abendsegen", translated
     usually as "Evening Prayer" or sometimes called the 
    "Children's Prayer"]

     Composer/Adapter: Morris Mamorsky (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in the 1978 ASCAP Index
                      of performed compositions]

     2001 Publisher: [not found in ASCAP/BMI databases]

    [Original Copyright Claimant: Morris Mamorsky]:
     Copyright Date: Oct. 1, 1956; Eu 541 860.
     Renewal   Date: [not found]


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