During the golden age of television, DuMont produced over 20,000 episodes of original programming. By 1955, the network had fallen apart and DuMont went off the air for good.
More than a decades worth of original content is now almost entirely extinct. Of those 20,000 broadcasts some 98% have been lost to time. An estimated 350 complete titles survive, held mostly by archives, collectors and historians.
Historian David Weinstein is the gatekeeper of the DuMont legacy.
David is the author of the fantastic books below and a senior program officer in the Division of Public Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).