He then landed a job at a small Memphis television station, WMCT
. His work as an assistant director with CBS in the early 1950s on TV shows such as "Look Up and Live" and "As the World Turns" eventually led to a permanent position on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Today, WMCT-TV consists of two stations; Marlborough Access, which broadcasts programs created by the public (over Comcast channel 96 & Verizon channel 33), and WMCT
, which broadcasts programs created by the professional staff at WMCT
(over Comcast channel 8 & Verizon channel 34).
Davidson's obituary from 2012 identified the Carl Toler family as his first paying customer in October 1948, two months before WMCT
began regular broadcasts from downtown Memphis.