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Small World

The cancellation of Ed Murrow’s See It Now caused CBS to lack an informative series that would appeal to the large See it Now audience. CBS quick solution to the problem was the creation of a new show called Small World to fill the gap. The premise behind Small World was having two people in different parts of the world debate on a topic in their expertise. The series was eventually canceled in 1960 so that host Ed Murrow and producer Fred Friendly could concentrate on expanding CBS Reports.  The first episode aired in October 1958 with Pandit Nehru, Aldous Huxley, and Thomas E Dewey as guests.