Derby Broadcast on CBS; Race on TV in Evening, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-05


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Derby Broadcast on CBS; Race on TV in Evening CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville. Ky., May 4. — Running of the seventy -seventy Kentucky Derby tomorrow at approximately 4:30 p. m., Central Daylight Saving Time, is to get its annual half-hour on the Columbia Broadcasting System network. The Derby show is to go on the air at 4:15 p. m. Clem McCarthy will be at the mike for the running description, aided by Mel Allen and Phil Sutterfield. There will be no live television. Instead, 15 minutes of delayed films will be put on the CBS-TV network and WHAS-TV at 8:45 p. m. tomorrow. Preceding this, at 8:30 p. m., WHAS-TV is to provide a "Derby Warmup," to include films of the Debutante Stakes, which are to be decided on the Derby Day program. Early Saturday afternoon, from 2:45 p. m. to 3:00 p. m., CBS will interview sports writers and radio personalities on their Kentucky Derby selections. That broadcast will emanate directly from the Churchill Downs press box, this show originating through Louisvilles station WHAS.

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