April 28, 1947: Heavily starred Studio One went on air for the first time on CBS. The show, having no sponsors, remained on CBS just for a year. Studio One was a show that featured adaptations of great stories, novels, films, and plays. Despite being a really great show, it was cancelled after just a season. The reason was rumored to be linked to Fletcher Markle's refusal to hire famous actors and actresses, since he wanted the show to become popular because of the stories, not because of the stars. The show, nevertheless, produced first-class entertainment. Ironically, it developed into a show called Ford Theater , which starred well-known Hollywood personalities.