Norman Corwin

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Wrapping up April and rolling into the month of May with a very busy week of birthdays. We celebrate  Bing Crosby, Eve Arden, Norman Corwin, Lionel Barrymore, Harry McNaughton (It’s Higgins, Sir), Ian Martin (Cloak & Dagger, Suspense) and Glenn Ford.

Leading the new to the channel episodes will be the Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Marathon – “The Clinton Matter” from March of 1956. Also we have episodes from The CBS Radio Workshop; United Nation’s Radio (Corwin’s “Could Be”); The Whistler; Murder At Midnight; Dark Fantasy; Damon Runyon Theater; The Dennis Day Show; Let George Do It, The Screen Director’s Playhouse and more.

And lastly we bring back a First & Finale special by playing Jack Benny’s debut on radio (The Canada Dry Program from May 2nd, 1932) and his final original episode (The Jack Benny Program from May 22nd, 1955).

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12 Responses to “April 28th to May 4th 2012 RadioClassics Show Schedules”

  1. Lana says:

    Cora,
    I am still having rough moments especially with Mother’s Day approaching and her birthday.

    I agree with you Cora, I don’t understand the unwillingness to share these radio programs either. After all that is the purpose of this channel after all. What good do the programs do by sitting in a vault somewhere, being held hostage by someone, or fighting over the rights. I don’t get it at all. People have an interest in hearing them, why not let the people enjoy them???? Hopefully Greg will have some luck in the future.

  2. Lana says:

    I hope that in the future we can hear some episodes from the CBS Radio Mystery Theater. It was a good idea to bring stories back to radio and hence made people remember the golden age as well. There are many actors from that era that carried onward to CBSRMT.

    • Cora says:

      Hi Lana. Hope you are better. I too would be happy to hear some of these episodes. Who doesn’t love a good mystery. Can’t understand the unwillingness to share.

      • Will says:

        Is that the ones that aired in the late 70s? you can buy them online.

      • laci2ke says:

        Yes, I have all of them, some 1033 episodes and it cost me about $12 bucks — the supernatural ones are a bit tedious, but the crime/murder ones are okay!

  3. rdrunner82 says:

    I don’t understand the fascination with Corwin. I don’t see anything interesting in his stuff at all.

    • Cora says:

      I have wondered this myself. Maybe a case of the” Emperor’s New Clothes”? I dont get him either.

    • laci2ke says:

      It appears to me that what was thought of as immensely profound at the time turned out to be a bit simplistic at best and pathetically naive at worst in hindsight. However, I truly believe there is a lesson there today for those who listen to his work carefully… .

  4. BigskyMax says:

    Harry McNaughton appeared on at least one other show : It Pays to Be Ignorant. It was a parody of the ‘quiz shows’ and it was hilarious (at least between 1944-1945). Any chance you could play one of those?

  5. Jimjih says:

    I have always loved Eve Arden, always will.

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