Sat, 30 October 2021
This October 27 marks the 163rd birthday of President Theodore Roosevelt. T.R. is a mass of contradictions. He was born sickly, but, through sheer force of will, built himself up to a big, bull moose of a man. He was a One Percenter deeply concerned with the plight of the poor. He was a native of Manhattan who went to Harvard, yet was passionate about the great outdoors and created the U.S. Forest Service which administers our National Parks. On this
episode of “Biographies in Sound,” NBC radio interviews historians and contemporaries in order to gain insight into the man and his times.
Biographies in Sound
November 14, 1957
“They Knew Theodore Roosevelt”
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Category:Presenting the Transcription Feature -- posted at: 7:51pm EST
Tue, 12 October 2021
“Lights Out” was one of radio’s earliest suspense anthology dramas. A lot of its earlier episodes were criticized as being, frankly, gross, but this one is more restrained. It’s just plain creepy. Set in the typing pool / script department of a creepy radio show, it’s also one of the most meta. Then, on “The Jack Benny Program,” Dennis Day negotiates his contract, Rochester buys a race horse, and the gang puts on an Ozark melodrama.
May 11, 1943
“Murder in the Script Department”
The Jack Benny Program
June 2, 1940
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Category:Presenting the Transcription Feature -- posted at: 4:32pm EST