Posted on 28 May 2009.
Let us take a close look at the top 10 record setting American TV programs that have remained strong and stayed on air the longest in the program category.
1. Meet The Press, NBC
Meet The Press is an extremely popular morning program with a talk show format that formally started airing in November of 1947. It is considered as the longest running talk show in modern broadcast history worldwide.
2. CBS Evening News, CBS
3. Guiding Light, CBS
This soap opera initially started with NBC and later transferred to CBS in June of 1952. It is considered as the longest running daytime soap drama. Guiding Light is currently in its final season and will be on television for 57 years.
4. Pro-Bowler Tour, ESPN, Fox, ABC and CBS
This sports event was originally telecast in 1962 and it became the single reason for the continued popularity of Pro bowling in the US especially during the 60s up until the 70s. The event has lost its popularity since then, but it has still been on air for 47 years.
5. General Hospital, ABC