"Captain Geoffrey Spaulding" shares this vintage ad on Flickr, and a quick Google reveals that it's a promo card for a program on a Philadelphia TV station in 1954: "Let Scott do it." No known tape exists, and if it does, it's definitely not online. That's Mister Rivets pouring coffee.
UPDATE: Gerry Wilkinson of Broadcast Pioneers, the archival website where I found the background information on "Let Scott do it," writes with a clarification:
Let Scott Do It was not a short lived program. It was originally hosted by George Skinner and was originally called "Let George Do It." After a couple of weeks, it was changed to "Let Skinner Do It." (There was a radio program, no relation, called "Let George Do It.")
When George went to NYC to do a similar program, Alan Scott took over the show here in Philadelphia and it was retitled, "Let Scott Do It." It ran a little over four years.
The woman was Jne King Hall and the robot (Mr. Rivets) was played by Joe Earley.
Someone on your webpage said that it was a .ram file. That is correct. That file allows you to view a Real Video file. You must have the FREE Real Player installed on your computer. This is a piece of silent 16mm shot on the lawn of Alan Scott's suburban Philadelphia home. Since Joe Earley was a free lancer and not an employee of WPTZ, he received no paid vacation time. When he wanted time off, they shot some film to show while he was away. Video tape didn't exist yet. Since the show was always live, it was never recorded. The only way to save it was to film it off a TV monitor (called kinescoping). It was very expensive and rarely done except on a network level. This was always a local show, although some WPTZ shows were carried on NBC.
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