American Portraits

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of July 30, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


66369. American Portraits. 1938. NBC net. "Louis Agassiz". Sustaining. The story of the Swiss-born naturalist who studied birds and animals in their natural habitats, studied glaciers, was a physician, a college professor and the founder of a museum of natural history. Graham McNamee (narrator), Frank Provo, Raymond Scudder (writer), Joseph Hauntie (conductor), Jock MacGregor (director). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66367. American Portraits. April 16, 1938. NBC net. "Harriet Beecher Stowe". Sustaining. A dramatized biography of the famous author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Graham McNamee (narrator), Raymond Scudder (writer), Florence Malone, Joseph Hauntie (conductor). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66368. American Portraits. April 23, 1938. NBC net. "Mark Twain". Sustaining. A dramatized biography of the famous author, including the "real" story of how Samuel Clemens adopted his well-known pen-name. Graham McNamee (narrator), Raymond Scudder (writer), Carleton Benton Reid. 30:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88870. American Portraits. July 10, 1951. NBC net. "The Incomparable Doctor". Sustaining. The first show of a series of eight programs; a summer replacement for "The Cavalcade Of America." The series aims to show great men through their common humanity. A program about Benjamin Franklin. Part of the music heard on the show was adapted by a string quartet written by Franklin. The script was previously used on "The Cavalcade Of America" on January 30, 1950 (see cat. #45595). Martin Blain, Brook Byron, Ivan Cury, Gavin Gordon, Vinton Hayworth, Alan Hewitt, David Pfeffer, Ethel Wilson, Milton Katims (conductor), Alan Shulman (composer), Ben Grauer (announcer), Dee Englebach (producer, director), George Faulkner (writer), Dennis King. 29:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88871. American Portraits. July 17, 1951. NBC net. "A Storm At Monticello". Sustaining. George Faulkner (writer), Dennis King, Milton Katims (conductor), Alan Shulman (composer), Ben Grauer (announcer), Dee Englebach (producer, director), Denise Alexander, Martin Blaine, William Greaves, Ronald Long, Gertrude Warner, Claire Niesen. 29:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88872. American Portraits. July 24, 1951. NBC net. "John Yankee". Sustaining. The script was previously used on "The Cavalcade Of America" on August 29, 1950 (see cat. #47375). John Adams defends eight British soldiers against a charge of murder. Dennis King was announced as absent due to illness. George Faulkner (writer), Alan Hewitt, Milton Katims (conductor), Alan Shulman (composer), Ben Grauer (announcer), Dee Englebach (producer, director), Brook Byron, Martin Blaine, Peter Capell, Jack Edwards, Gavin Gordon, Ronald Long, Richard Newton, Sidney Smith. 29:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88873. American Portraits. July 31, 1951. NBC net. "There Stands Jackson". Sustaining. The story of the military genius of Stonewall Jackson, and how he met his death. The script was previously used on "The Cavalcade Of America" on January 16, 1951 (see cat. #22967). Milton Katims (conductor), Alan Shulman (composer), Ben Grauer (announcer), Dee Englebach (producer, director), Ed Begley, Ivan Cury, George Faulkner (writer), Kent Smith, Bill Adams, Martin Blaine, Art Carney, Ronald Long, Leora Thatcher, Cynthia Stone, Maurice Ellis. 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88874. American Portraits. August 7, 1951. NBC net. "The Stepping Stones". Sustaining. The story of the brave band of Pilgrams who signed the first charter of civil rights, The Mayflower Compact. The script was previously used on "The Cavalcade Of America" on November 21, 1950 (see cat. #30801). George Faulkner (writer), Milton Katims (conductor), Alan Shulman (composer), Ben Grauer (announcer), James Harvey (director), Martin Blain, Ronald Long, Joseph Kearns, Jack Manning, Frederick Worlock (?), Ivor Francis, James Monks, Kermit Murdock, Richard Newton, Guy Sorel, John Stanley, Cynthia Stone, Ann Teaman, Lawson Zerbe. 29:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88875. American Portraits. August 14, 1951. NBC net. "The Sword Of Kentucky". Sustaining. The story of George Rogers Clark, founder of Lousiville, and the conquest of the "Northwest" Territories. The script was previously used on "The Cavalcade Of America" on May 16, 1950 (see cat. #30799). George Faulkner (writer), Milton Katims (conductor), Alan Shulman (composer), Ben Grauer (announcer), James Harvey (director), Martin Blain, Jan Miner, Kermit Murdock, David Anderson, Ronald Long, Richard Newton, Dan Ocko, Guy Sorel. 29:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84141. American Portraits. August 14, 1951. Program #6. NBC net. "The Sword Of Kentucky". Sustaining. The story of George Rogers Clark and his battle against the British in the "Northwest Territories" near Detroit. A comment is made that there are sixty-two men in the studio during this broadcast. This is a summer replacement series for "Cavalcade Of America." Martin Blaine, Jan Miner, Kermit Murdock, Ronald Long, Richard Newton, Dan Ocko, Guy Sorel, George Faulkner (writer), David Anderson, Ben Grauer (announcer), James Harvey (writer), Alan Shulman (composer), Milton Katims (conductor). 29:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88876. American Portraits. August 21, 1951. NBC net. "Reveille". Sustaining. A dramatization of some of the darkest day of the American revolution at Valley Forge. The script was previously used on "The Cavalcade Of America" on February 21, 1950 (see cat. #30793). George Faulkner (writer), Milton Katims (conductor), Alan Shulman (composer), Ben Grauer (announcer), James Harvey (director), Stefan Schnabel, Kermit Murdock. 29:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88877. American Portraits. August 28, 1951. NBC net. "Keepsakes". Sustaining. A well-done story about some of the lesser-known facts about Abraham Lincoln, as told through the memorabilia of his life. The last show of the series of eight programs. The script was previously used on "The Cavalcade Of America" on January 30, 1951 (see cat. #30803). During Ben Grauer's final announcement, praising how effective NBC is as an advertising medium, Milton Katims jumps the last music cue. George Faulkner (writer), Milton Katims (conductor), Alan Shulman (composer), Ben Grauer (announcer), James Harvey (director), Karl Swenson, Kermit Murdock (narrator). 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37881. American Portraits. November 13, 1985. NPR net, WPKT-FM, Middlefield Connecticut aircheck. "Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady". Sustaining. A dramatized biography. Copyright Radio 2000. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37942. American Portraits. November 27, 1985. NPR net, WPKT-FM, Middlefield Connecticut aircheck. "Anne Morrow Lindbergh" part 2. Sustaining. Copyright Radio 2000. . 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37984. American Portraits. December 4, 1985. Radio 2000 syndication, WPKT-FM, Middlefield Connecticut aircheck. "Mary Cassatt, Painter" part 1. Sustaining. Copyright Radio 2000. . 25:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

37986. American Portraits. December 11, 1985. NPR net, WPKT-FM, Middlefield Connecticut aircheck. "Mary Cassatt, Painter" part 2. Sustaining. Copyright Radio 2000. . 25:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38007. American Portraits. December 18, 1985. Syndicated, WPKT-FM, Middlefield Connecticut aircheck. "Emily Dickenson, Poet" part 1. Sustaining. Copyright Radio 2000. . 26:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38020. American Portraits. December 25, 1985. Syndicated, WPKT-FM, Middlefield Connecticut aircheck. "Emily Dickenson, Poet" part 2. Sustaining. Copyright Radio 2000. The conclusion of the portrait. . 28:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38031. American Portraits. December 31, 1985. Radio 2000 syndication, WPKT-FM, Middlefield Connecticut aircheck. "Imogen Cunningham, Photographer". Sustaining. Copyright Radio 2000. . 30:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102114. American Portraits. Produced by the Library of Congress Radio Division. Alan Lomax interviews Jelly Roll Morton who tells about his early years and the music he used to play. The interviews were recorded in May and June of 1938. Alan Lomax, Jelly Roll Morton. 26:50. Audio condition: Very good. Apparently complete.

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