Radio Drama: A Comprehensive Chronicle of American Network Programs, 1932-1962

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McFarland, Jan 1, 2000 - Performing Arts - 572 pages
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The free-standing radios of the middle decades of the 20th century were invitingly rotund and proudly displayed--nothing like todays skinny televisions hidden inside "entertainment centers." Radios were the hub of the familys after-dinner activities, and children and adults gorged themselves on western-adventure series like "The Lone Ranger, " police dramas such as "Calling All Cars, " and the varied offerings of "The Cavalcade of America." Shows often aired two or three times a week, and many programs were broadcast for more than a decade, comprising hundreds of episodes. This book includes more than 300 program logs (many appearing in print for the first time) drawn from newspapers, script files in broadcast museums, records from NBC, ABC and CBS, and the personal records of series directors. Each entry contains a short broadcast history that includes directors, writers, and actors, and the broadcast dates and airtimes. A comprehensive index rounds out the work.

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Grams (CBS Radio Mystery Theater) has unearthed a mother lode of information about old-time radio. Over 300 programs are alphabetically arranged by title, not just drama and genre programs but ... Read full review

Contents

Adventures in Industry
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The Adventures of Frank Race
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The Adventures of Superman 1940
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Copyright

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