The American Challenge

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


60484. The American Challenge. 1940. Program #4. Syndicated. "The Lafayette Escadrille". Music fill for local commercial insert. A well-done, exciting series of vignettes about the American aces who volunteered for flying combat during World War I. Captain Clive Balsey, who was a member of the Escadrille, appears on the show and talks about "today's aviation and the fall of France." Frederick Shields, Joseph Kearns, Elliott Lewis, Howard McNear, Fred MacKaye, Norman Field, Lou Merrill, Clive Balsey, J. Donald Wilson (director), Felix Mills (composer, conductor), John Schlott (writer). 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

59967. The American Challenge. 1940. Program #7. Syndicated. Music fill for local commercial insert. The story of Bob Harvey, a ferry pilot of bombers to great Britain. Starting as a go-for-broke stunt pilot interested only in money, Bob finally realizes that there's a real war going on in Britain. The date is approximate. Elliott Lewis, J. Donald Wilson (director), Felix Mills (composer, conductor), John Schlott (? writer). 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

60851. The American Challenge. June 24, 1950. KFI, Los Angeles. Sponsored by: Challenge Cream and Butter Association. The story of Clara Barton and the American Red Cross. Verna Felton, Ross Sawyer (commercial spokesman), Hanley Stafford, Samuel Dixon (writer), Joseph Sill Jr. (producer), Glen Hutch (director). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38400. The American Challenge. Syndicated. "Stephen Decatur". Music fill for local commercial insert. Produced by Brisacher, Davis and staff. The story of the American naval hero who sailed "The Intrepid" to sink "The Philadelphia," a ship being held captive in Tripoli. Date and sponsoring organization unknown. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

Report contains 4 programs.