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DuMont 1953-1955

1953/01/26-Eastern (subtract one hour for Central Time)

"Chapel" returns while "Break" replaces two shows in a time slot shuffle with "Noontime News".

pm12:00-pm12:15: DUM Midday Chapel
pm12:15-pm12:30: DUM Noontime News
pm12:30-pm01:00: DUM Take The Break
pm01:00-pm01:30: DUM Ladies' Date
pm01:30-pm03:00: DUM [local]
pm03:00-pm04:00: DUM The Paul Dixon Show

1953/04/13-Eastern (subtract one hour for Central Time)

DuMont shifts its first 90 minutes later and expands it to 1 3/4 hours.

pm12:00-pm12:45: DUM [local]
pm12:45-pm01:00: DUM Midday Chapel
pm01:00-pm01:15: DUM DuMont News
pm01:15-pm02:00: DUM Ladies' Date
pm02:00-pm02:30: DUM Take The Break
pm02:30-pm03:00: DUM [local]
pm03:00-pm04:00: DUM The Paul Dixon Show

1953/07/27-Eastern (subtract one hour for Central Time)

DuMont begins its broadcast day later at 1:30pm ET and drops "Ladies' Date". It was down to two hours a day.

pm12:00-pm01:30: DUM [local]
pm01:30-pm01:45: DUM Midday Chapel
pm01:45-pm02:00: DUM DuMont News
pm02:00-pm02:30: DUM Take The Break
pm02:30-pm03:00: DUM [local]
pm03:00-pm04:00: DUM The Paul Dixon Show

1953/09/14-Eastern (subtract one hour for Central Time)

DuMont dropped its three early shows and was down to just one hour a day. There won't be a schedule change until October 11 of 1954, over 12 months from now.

pm12:00-pm03:00: DUM [local]
pm03:00-pm04:00: DUM The Paul Dixon Show

1954/10/11-Eastern (subtract one hour for Central Time)

DuMont added a 15 minute show on Fridays.

pm12:00-pm02:00: DUM [local]
pm02:00-pm02:15: DUM (F) All About Baby
pm02:00-pm02:15: DUM (M Tu W Th) [local]
pm02:15-pm03:00: DUM [local]
pm03:00-pm04:00: DUM The Paul Dixon Show

1955/01/10-Eastern (subtract one hour for Central Time)

DuMont added a Thursday "Baby". This would be the last addition ever for DuMont Daytime.

pm12:00-pm02:00: DUM [local]
pm02:00-pm02:15: DUM (Th F) All About Baby
pm02:00-pm02:15: DUM (M Tu W) [local]
pm02:15-pm03:00: DUM [local]
pm03:00-pm04:00: DUM The Paul Dixon Show

1955/04/11-Eastern (subtract one hour for Central Time)

On this final change, DuMont went off the air! That was the end of the DuMont network.

pm12:00-pm04:00: DUM [off the air]

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