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This Is The Life / The Fisher Family / Patterns For Living (religious anthology)

    (Syndicated, 1952 as "This Is The Life"
     Syndicated, 1953 as "The Fisher Family"
     Syndicated, 1961 as "This Is The Life: Patterns For Living";
     NBC Sunday Mornings, 1983 as "This Is The Life")

    [The Roland Reed unit at Hal Roach Studios which had produced
    "My Little Margie" and other low-budget series was contracted
     by the Luthern Church - Missouri Synod (known as the LCMS)
     to produce a religious dramatic anthology series called 
    "This Is The Life" for national syndication; Its title
     ending "...The Life" may have been a deliberate play on 
     words since the popular radio biography show "This Is 
     Your Life" had just made its network television debut in 1952;
     Even Alexander Laszlo, who had composed music for "This Is
     Your Life" was hired in the early days to provide some cues
     used behind episodes of the series;

     The various topical subjects of the stories were daring for 
     the times, and always involved the intervention of a Lutheran
     minister for guidance in resolving the situation at the end;

     Dramatic Anthology content had been produced within several
     TV series sponsored by various churches including portions of
     "Lamp Unto My Feet" (1948 - 1979) sponsored by the Catholic 
     Church; and "This Is The Answer" (1956 - 1960) sponsored by
     the Southern Baptist church;

     One spinoff of this series was made in the 1950s called 
    "The Fisher Family" consisting of reruns of early episodes;

     Years later, the Lutheran Church produced another series
     called "This Is The Life: Patterns For Living";

     And in 1983, the series was revived again for NBC-TV
     Sunday morning broadcasts]


Theme 1: "This Is The Life (M & E)"

     Composer: Alberto Columbo (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 1978
                      ASCAP Index of Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 2001
                      ASCAP ACE database]

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Theme 2: "This Is The Life (Main Title)"

     Composer: Joseph Nussbaum (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 1978
                      ASCAP Index of Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 2001
                      ASCAP ACE database]

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Theme 3: "This Is The Life (End Title)"

     Composers: Alberto Columbo (ASCAP) and
                Joseph Nussbaum (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 1978
                      ASCAP Index of Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 2001
                      ASCAP ACE database]

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Theme 4: "This Is The Life (Main and End)"

    [music credit in the Internet Movie Database]

     Composer: William Paul ("Paul") Dunlap (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Amphion Music (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Amphion Music (ASCAP)
                       of Palm Springs, CA

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Theme 5 (1955): "This Is The Life"

     Composers: Leonard Whitcup (ASCAP),
                Chester ("Chet") Gierlach (ASCAP) and
                Johnny Olsen (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in the 1978 Index of
                      performed compositions]

     2001 Publisher: [not found in ASCAP or BMI
                      databases]

     Copyright Date: Sep.  8, 1955; Eu 409 406.
     Renewal   Date: Jan. 10, 1983; RE-162-574.

     Recordings:


Theme 6: "This Is The Life (Signature)"

     Composer: Harry Forbes (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: STK Music Co. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 2001
                      ASCAP ACE database]

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Theme 7 (1961): "New Life"

    [above is title as filed for copyright;
     BMI title aka: "This Is The Life: Patterns For Living"]

     Composer: Charles Albertine (BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in 1978 ASCAP Index of 
                      Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc. (BMI)
                        c/o EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: Nov. 13, 1961; Eu 694 811.
     Renewal   Date: Feb. 10, 1989; RE-426-721.

     Recordings:


Theme 8 (1978): "This Is The Life (Opening and Closing Theme)"

    [ASCAP title variations...
     aka: "This Is The Life Theme (Sig)(Op & Cl)";
     aka: "This Is The Life (Main and End Title)"]

     Composers: Allen David ("Al") Allen (ASCAP) and
                Garry Schyman (ASCAP)
               [publisher]

     2001 Publisher: Markovian Music (ASCAP)
                    [aka: Algorithms, Inc.]
                        of Studio City, CA

    [filed under "Adaptations from the 27th season 
                  of 'This Is The life'" / 
                  arrangements by Al Allen based
                  on two Christian hymn tunes]:

     Copyright Date: Aug. 21, 1978; PAu-40-662.

    [filed under "Original score from the 27th 
                  season of 'This Is The life'" /
                  music by Al Allen]:

     Copyright Date: Aug. 21, 1978; PAu-40-663.

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Theme 9 (1983): "This Is The Life (Sig) (MT & EC) "

     Composer: William George ("Bill") Loose (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in the 1978 ASCAP Index
                      of Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: [listed without publisher in the 2001
                      ASCAP ACE database]

     2002 Publishers: [for current Title, Publisher and Licensing
                       information regarding this THEME...
                       contact Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and
                       the American Society of Composers, Authors
                       and Publishers (ASCAP)]

     Copyright Date:
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