"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" made its premiere on CBS-TV on October 2, 1955

Opening title card. Source: (Wikipedia).
After World War I, Alfred Hitchcock discovered an interest in creative writing, and became a founding editor and business manager of The Henley Telegraph, which became one of his first steps toward his career in film. At this time, he read that the production arm of Paramount Pictures was opening a studio in London. He sent title cards as a sample of his work, and in 1919, he started to work at Islington Studios designing title cards. This led to his experience working on at least 18 silent films. And thus began his historical career as a filmmaker.