The American School Of The Air

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.


67858. The American School Of The Air. March 28, 1933. CBS net. "Geography Dramas: A Trip To Budapest". Sustaining. A trip down the Danube through Hungary. The first 14:29 of the program only. . 14:29. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

19150. The American School Of The Air. November 24, 1936. CBS net. "Romeo and Juliet". Sustaining. A well-done adaptation, with yeoman performances. See cat. #17036 for a similar production on the series. William Shakespeare (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66433. The American School Of The Air. February 2, 1937. CBS net. Sustaining. From Toronto: Dr. F.H. Kirkpatrick discusses the oral interpretation of poetry and reads several examples. From Chicago: W. Wilbur Hatfield (of Northwestern University) interviews Lew Sarrett. "The Poet Of Nature" ( and of Indians) reads from his works. F. H. Kirkpatrick, W. Wilbur Hatfield, Lew Sarrett, Lloyd Durkin (? announcer). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66434. The American School Of The Air. April 13, 1937. CBS net. Sustaining. A portrait of the Bach family and of Johann Sebastian Bach, who revolutionized western music. The program features the music of several members of the Bach family. Bernard Herrmann (conductor), Yella Pessel (? harpsichord). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66634. The American School Of The Air. April 26, 1937. Program #13. CBS net. "Elements Of American Life". Sustaining. "The Story Of Radio." A dramatized history of the invention of radio, ending with the "recent" flood coverage from Cincinnati. . 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66422. The American School Of The Air. April 27, 1937. CBS net. "Music By Famous People". Sustaining. The story of the Mozarts, the father and his much more famous son. The first slection is "Sleighride." An excellent program, but no production credits are given, nor is the music identified well. The last show of the topic series. Sidney Rafael (celeste). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66635. The American School Of The Air. November 22, 1937. CBS net. "Propaganda". Sustaining. An examination of how propaganda works and how it is used. The program features "Exits and Entrances," a drama about three ficticious countries. One of them devises a plan to conquer the others through the use of propaganda. Shepherd Stone discusses propaganda and how it is used. An interesting show. Shepherd Stone, Charles Stark (announcer). 29:32. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

66432. The American School Of The Air. November 23, 1937. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. "Cathedral and Cloister". Sustaining. A program of music of the medieval church through the Middle Ages. The Paulist Choristers, Julius Matfield (organ), Mel Allen (announcer). 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67887. The American School Of The Air. December 9, 1937. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. "The Reward Of The Sun God". Sustaining. A Hopi boy makes the gods angry and the rain stops falling. Three tests are passed, a fourth test is more difficult. John Nelson (writer), Mel Allen (announcer), Earle McGill (director). 14:48. Audio condition: Very good. Complete segment.

67888. The American School Of The Air. January 28, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. "The Science Club Of The Air". Sustaining. The story of Otto Von Guericke and his experiments with the "Magdeburg Hemispheres." How the experiment was done and why it worked. Earle McGill (producer), John Laing (announcer). 15:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

67889. The American School Of The Air. February 4, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. "The Science Club Of The Air" "An Air Pressure Experiment". Sustaining. An experiment with a hard boiled egg and a milk bottle. Earle McGill (producer), John Laing (announcer). 15:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

67890. The American School Of The Air. February 14, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. "What Are The Major Causes Of Personal Unhappiness". Sustaining. A "Human Relations Forum." A disucssion by young people. The first 15:01 of the program only. Alice Kelleher (moderator). 15:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

66452. The American School Of The Air. February 15, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. "Old World Backgrounds". Sustaining. The music of France during the reigns of Louis XIV, XV, and XVI. Bernard Herrmann (director), Charles Heywood (tenor), Earle McGill (producer), Charles Stark (announcer). 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

67891. The American School Of The Air. February 18, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. "The Science Club Of The Air" "How Is The Weather Predicted?". Sustaining. The making of a barometer. Earle McGill (producer), John Laing (announcer). 14:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

67892. The American School Of The Air. February 25, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. "The Science Club Of The Air" "What Is Air Made Of?". Sustaining. An experiment with oxygen. John Laing (announcer). 14:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

66435. The American School Of The Air. February 28, 1938. CBS net. "Human Relations Forum" "What Are The Values In Family Living?". Sustaining. A discussion by a panel of high school students and author Lureen Pruett. Lureen Pruett, Charles Stark (anouncer), Earle McGill (producer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67893. The American School Of The Air. March 4, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. "The Science Club Of The Air" "What Is Static?". Sustaining. A hair-raising electrical experiment. Questions about the wreck of the Hindenberg. Earle McGill (producer), John Laing (announcer). 14:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

66400. The American School Of The Air. March 9, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York. "Geography Program" "Nicaragua and The Long Proposed Canal". Sustaining. The Hamilton family visits the country of Nicaragua. Charles Stark (announcer), Earle McGill (producer). 29:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66633. The American School Of The Air. March 10, 1938. CBS net. Sustaining. A program of music originating from Yugoslavia starts with a history of the country and selections of folk music. The shortwave circuit is excellent...almost studio quality! "The Legend Of The Frog and The Butterfly" is heard. It's a story of the Peruvian Indians. A frog wants to see the world, much to his eventual sorrow. Earle McGill (producer), Ken Roberts (announcer). 29:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

67894. The American School Of The Air. March 18, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. "The Science Club Of The Air" "Electric Refrigerators". Sustaining. How refrigerators work, how to make artificial ice. Earle McGill (producer), John Laing (announcer). 14:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete segment.

66401. The American School Of The Air. April 12, 1938. CBS net. "American Drama" "The No-Count Boy". Sustaining. Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Green discusses the problems of American drama and the changes that have taken place in the last twenty years. Also, "The No-Count Boy," a one act play by Mr. Green. Paul Green, Stanley Peyton (announcer), Earle McGill (producer). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67895. The American School Of The Air. April 29, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York. "The Science Club Of The Air" "Lighter-Than-Air Craft". Sustaining. How balloons stay up, the difference between a zeppelin and a dirigible. Nila Mack (producer), John Laing (announcer). 14:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete segment.

67896. The American School Of The Air. April 29, 1938. CBS net, WABC, New York aircheck. "The Science Club Of The Air" "How Do Airplanes fly?". Sustaining. A fan explains how it's done. Earle McGill (producer), Ken Roberts (announcer). 14:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete segment.

67897. The American School Of The Air. May 6, 1938. CBS net. "The Science Club Of The Air" "The Future Of Aviation". Sustaining. Sidney Serabrany, an aviation instructor and "expert" on aviation answers questions. He predicts airplanes will never go faster than seven hundred and fifty miles per hour and that planes will someday fly at thirty thousand feet. Dr. Goddard's experimental rockets are described. The last show of the season. The program will return to the air October 4, 1938. Sidney Serabrany, Earle McGill (producer, director), Frank Gallop (announcer). 14:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete segment.

67002. The American School Of The Air. November 30, 1938. Program #5. CBS net. "New Horizons" "The Conquest Of Space". Sustaining. The program originates from the projection dome of the Hayden Planetarium. A discussion of rockets and a balloon trip into the upper atmosphere, which turns into an exciting tale of danger. William Barton, Roy Chapman Andrews, Frank Lovejoy, Clyde Fisher, Larry Elliott (announcer), George Allen (producer), Hans Christian Adamson (writer). 28:26. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

67615. The American School Of The Air. December 1, 1938. Program #7. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus, Ohio aircheck. "New Horizons" "Insects". Sustaining. A visit to the Hall Of Insects at The American Museum Of Natural History. A look at the insect work; our friends and our enemies. How insects changed the history of the United States. George Allen (director), Frank Gallop (announcer), Hans Christian Adamson (writer). 28:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

66455. The American School Of The Air. December 2, 1938. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus Ohio aircheck. "Lives Between The Lines" "Trifles". Sustaining. The program originates from Chicago. A murder has been committed. The clues are in the details. Susan Glaspel (author), John P. Frederick, Robert N. Brown (director). 27:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

66453. The American School Of The Air. December 5, 1938. CBS net. "Frontiers Of Democracy" "Frontiers Of Community Planning". Sustaining. "Why don't all of us who live in the United States have good homes?" A stark dramatization of the horrors of living in a city slum. A surprisingly vivid broadcast for an educational program. A group of students from Sarah Lawrence College discusses the program. A. Murray Dyer (writer), William N. Robson (director), Niles Welch (announcer). 28:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67616. The American School Of The Air. December 8, 1938. Program #8. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus, Ohio aircheck. "On The Trail Of Moby Dick". Sustaining. A look at whales and a radio voyage on a whaling ship that makes exciting listening. Hans Christian Adamson (writer), George Allen (director), Frank Gallop (announcer), Roy Chapman Andrews. 28:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66836. The American School Of The Air. December 8, 1938. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus aircheck. "American Literature Of The Twentieth Century". Sustaining. Zora Neal Hurston introduces and reads Negro folk tales from her book, "Mules and Men." Why are there Negroes, how did butterflies get their name, many other stories are told in the tradition of Joel Chandler Harris. Interesting listening. Zora Neal Hurston, Earle McGill (producer), Leith Stevens (music), John Laing (announcer). 28:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

66881. The American School Of The Air. December 12, 1938. CBS net. "Frontiers Of Democracy" "Law and Youth". Sustaining. Young Bob Wilson meets "Dave" and starts on the road to crime. Members of the juvenile court try to help. After the drama, a real judge comments. A well-done presentation of a situation that easily could have been overly melodramatic. William N. Robson (director), Bernard Herrmann (orchestra director), Niles Welch (announcer). 28:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

66884. The American School Of The Air. January 16, 1939. CBS net. "Frontiers Of Democracy" "The Story Of Education In A Democracy". Sustaining. A dramatized history of educational institutions in our country. Niles Welch (announcer). 22:15. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

67072. The American School Of The Air. January 18, 1939. CBS net. "This Living World" "Neutrality". Sustaining. A series of dramatized vignettes portraying American efforts at neutrality through the years. President Adams declares neutrality as an American principle, the Embargo Act of 1807, Orders In Council, the war of 1812, the sinking of the Lusitania, the Neutrality Act Of 1937 and "current events." . 27:50. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

67617. The American School Of The Air. January 19, 1939. Program #12. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus, Ohio aircheck. Sustaining. A visit to the Hall Of North American Mammals of The American Museum Of Natural History. A radio visit to polar bears, bison, mountain lions, beavers and skunks. The sad story of "Old Joe The Crow" and "Napoleon The Weasle." The program is followed by a WBNS station I. D., a local spot for The Stanley Optical Company and the start of a local newscast with Jim Cooper reporting. Hans Christian Adamson (writer), George Allen, John Harper (announcer), Jim Cooper. 30:00. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

66876. The American School Of The Air. January 20, 1939. CBS net. "Nine Prisoners". Sustaining. A shocking anti-war drama. A soldier is ordered to machine gun a group of unarmed prisoners. The program may be titled "The Columbia School Of The Air." Earle McGill (director), John Harper (announcer). 29:18. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

66833. The American School Of The Air. January 24, 1939. CBS net. "Frontiers Of Democracy" "The Hurricane Guard". Sustaining. What does it mean to be young outside of a democracy? A thinly veiled portrait of Nazi Germany's "Storm Troopers." A baby is born in "a totalitarian country" at the same time a baby is born in America. A disucssion by students follows the drama. The last show of the semester. Niles Welch (announcer). 24:38. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

67074. The American School Of The Air. February 6, 1939. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus, Ohio aircheck. "Frontiers Of Democracy" "To The Big City". Sustaining. A drama/documentary about why Americans are leaving the farm and moving to the city. Earle McGill (director), Stuart Ayers (writer), Niles Welch (announcer). 26:06. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

66882. The American School Of The Air. February 20, 1939. CBS net. "Frontiers Of Democracy" "The Deserted Village". Sustaining. The story of Riverside, Pennsylvania. The factory in town closes and the town suffers. The story of Wheatville in the Dakotas; the land erodes away and the people leave. What can be done? The story of Key West, a city that recovered; how this town "came back." Earle McGill (director), Niles Welch (announcer). 28:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67640. The American School Of The Air. April 1939. CBS net. "This Living World" "The Story Of Czechoslovakia". Sustaining. A drama about the fall of Czechoslovakia, followed by a discussion by students from Evander Childs High School, New York City. What should U. S. foreign policy be regarding Czechosloavkia? The date is approximate. Niles Welch (announcer), Earle McGill (director). 26:20. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

66594. The American School Of The Air. December 1, 1939. CBS net. "This Living World" "Where We Live" "The Question Of Housing". Sustaining. A look at what is meant by "the American standard of living." An examination of public housing. Students from Eastern District High School (New York), discuss the subject. Niles Welch (announcer), Earle McGill (producer), Robert Smith (writer). 24:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66365. The American School Of The Air. January 18, 1940. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus aircheck. "Tales From Far and Near" "The Five Hundred Hats". Sustaining. The complete story title is "The Five Hundred Hats Of Bartholomew Cubbins." About thirty seconds have been deleted from the middle of the program. Theodore Geisel (author, host: billed as "Dr. Seuss"), Stuart Ayers (adaptor), Charles Paul (organist), Niles Welch (announcer), Nila Mack (director). 28:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

66599. The American School Of The Air. February 14, 1940. Program #17. CBS net, WADC, Akron, Ohio aircheck. "New Horizons" "The Temple City Of Chichen Itza". Sustaining. A drama about "The Sacred Well Of Sacrifice" and how it was excavated by "Don Edwardo," the man who first studied the Mayan civilization in the Yucatan district of Mexico. A brief period has been deleted from the middle of the program. Roy Chapman Andrews (host, American Museum Of Natural History), Niles Welch (announcer), Hans Christian Adamson (writer). 28:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

66643. The American School Of The Air. February 20, 1940. Program #17. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus, Ohio aircheck. "Folk Music Of America" "Negro Work Songs". Sustaining. "A Negro Work Song" by William L. Dawson is played by The Columbia Concert Orchestra (a work commissioned by CBS). The Golden Gate Quartet do a superb "Rock Island Line." The Golden Gate Quartet, Leadbelly, Alan Lomax (host), The Columbia Concert Orchestra, William L. Dawson (composer), William Feinshreiber (producer, director), Niles Welch (announcer). 28:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

66402. The American School Of The Air. March 11, 1940. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus Ohio aircheck. "Frontiers Of Democracy" "The Photo-Electric Cell". Sustaining. An interesting series of dramatic vignettes showing the many uses to which this new invention can be put. Alexander Semmler (conductor), Niles Welch (announcer). 29:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66366. The American School Of The Air. March 20, 1940. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus aircheck. "New Horizons" "The Fight For Food". Sustaining. Program #22 of "The Making Of America's Map." Despite the title, the program is about how the Forest Service battles fires. Part of the program originates from The American Museum Of Natural History (New York). About 30 seconds have been deleted from the middle of the program. Roy Chapman Andrews (host), Helen Lyon, Niles Welch (announcer), George Allen (director). 28:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

67010. The American School Of The Air. April 24, 1940. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus Ohio aircheck. "New Horizons" "S. O. S. For The Continent". Sustaining. The last "New Horizons" broadcast of the school year. A program about soil conservation. The program ends abruptly for a remote from Rome, as Cecil Brown interviews Marquesa Marconi (Guglielmo Marconi's widow). Marconi's daughter "Electra" is also heard. The broadcast is in honor of "Marconi Day," a national holiday in Italy. Helen Lyon, Roy Chapman Andrews, Cecil Brown, Electra Marconi, Hans Christian Adamson (writer), George Allen (director), Niles Welch (announcer), Marquesa Marconi. 28:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

67067. The American School Of The Air. April 26, 1940. CBS net origination, The Federal Security Agency syndication. "This Living World" "Making Democracy Work". Sponsored by: Suustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Federal Radio Education Committee and Evaluation Of School Broadcasts Project. "Demonstrations Of Classroom Utilization Of Radio." A series of historical vignettes, followed by a discussion by students of Madison High School, New York City. The last show of the season. John Gibson, Earle McGill (director), Robert Smith (writer), Niles Welch (announcer). 24:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66595. The American School Of The Air. October 11, 1940. Program #1. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus Ohio aircheck. "This Living World" "Pan-Americanism". Sustaining. A program presented on the fiftieth anniversary of The Pan-American Union. The broadcast originates from James Monroe High School in the Bronx. Students discuss "Should the Americas be more interdependant economically and culturally?" Stuart Ayers (writer, narrator), Earle McGill (director). 28:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

19151. The American School Of The Air. January 14, 1942. CBS net. "New Horizons". Sustaining. The story of Pizarro's conquest of Peru. The "School Of The Air Of The Americas" (possibly a shortwave simulcast to CBS' South America network). Roy Chapman Andrews, Helen Lyon, Clinton Johnston (director), Niles Welch (announcer). 30:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69527. The American School Of The Air. January 10, 1944. CBS net. "Science At Work" "The Story Of The Electric Motor". Sustaining. Magnets are discovered, the relation between magnetism and electricity. Michael Farraday deduces the principles of an electric motor. Joseph Henry builds an electromagnet. The history is cleverly brought up to date through the device of a crashed Flying Fortress in the African desert. Robert Lewis Shayon (director), Charles Monroe (writer), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Chet Kingsbury (narrator). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68245. The American School Of The Air. October 11, 1944. CBS net. "New Horizons" "The Air Age". Sustaining. The first program of the fifteenth year on the air for the series. The first show of the "New Horizons" series. Early man learns to cross natural barriers, helped by animals, rivers and roads. Then, the air age begins. A radio trip into the "future" of 1959, where a couple in the midwest decides to spend their two weeks vacation in India, a radical concept at the time. Note that the sound effect used for the jet airplane en route to India is obviously a piston engine. Roy Chapman Andrews (host), Dan MacDonald (announcer), Irve Tunick (writer), Richard Sanville (director). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68246. The American School Of The Air. October 12, 1944. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "Columbus Sails". Sustaining. A dramatization of the first perilous vaoyage to the new world. C. Walter Hodges (author), Edward Mabley (adaptor), Richard Sanville (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

68228. The American School Of The Air. October 13, 1944. CBS net. "This Living World" "The United Nations". Sustaining. The program is announced as the beginning of its fifteenth year on the air. The show includes a recreation of Chamberlain's "Peace in our time" speech and also a Churchill imitator. The broadcast begins with a tenor singing "The United Nations On The March." After the drama, a group of students from Forest Hills High School discusses the United Nations. Frank Ernest Hill (host, writer), Robert Lewis Shayon (director), John Allen Wolfe (anouncer). 29:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

68229. The American School Of The Air. October 16, 1944. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "More Per Acre". Sustaining. "Photo-periodism;" what it means and why it's important. A farmer experiments with phosphate to improve his corn crop, he then tries potash. Marvin Beers (writer). 29:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

68287. The American School Of The Air. October 17, 1944. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "Rimsky-Korsakov". Sustaining. The first 14:45 of the program only. Oliver Daniel (host), Lillian Harvey (narrator). 14:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

68289. The American School Of The Air. October 18, 1944. CBS net. "New Horizons" "The Aleutian Archipelago". Sustaining. A drama/documentary about the Japanese invasion of the islands. The first 15:12 of the program only. Roy Chapman Andrews (host). 15:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68290. The American School Of The Air. October 23, 1944. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Food For Action". Sustaining. A dramatized biography of Ruth Flynn Harrow, a pioneering psychologist. The first 15:22 of the program only. . 15:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68291. The American School Of The Air. October 24, 1944. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "The Story Of Melody". Sustaining. The first 15:18 of the program only. John Jacob Niles, the famous folksinger, is heard briefly. John Jacob Niles, Oliver Daniel (host). 15:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68208. The American School Of The Air. October 25, 1944. CBS net. "New Horizons" "Jungle Battle Lines". Sustaining. A portrait of the islands of Melanesia, Tahiti, Samoa and Robert Louis Stevenson. A program about the Pacific islands in wartime. Richard Sanville (director), Max Ehrlich (writer), Roy Chapman Andrews (host), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68209. The American School Of The Air. October 26, 1944. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "Rip Van Winkle". Sustaining. The famous yarn of the Catskills and a twenty year nap. Washington Irving (author), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Richard Sanville (director), John Loggerman (adaptor). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66610. The American School Of The Air. October 27, 1944. CBS net. "This Living World" "Uncle Sam In The Pacific". Sustaining. A Navy Day program dramatizing the plans and ideas used by the Navy to reclaim the Pacific from the Japanese. A group of students from Christopher Columbus High School (The Bronx) discuss the topic. Frank Ernest Hill (writer), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Robert Lewis Shayon (director), Ted Jewett (narrator). 27:58. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

68226. The American School Of The Air. October 30, 1944. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "The Story Of Public Opinion". Sustaining. A dramatization outlining what public opinion polls are, and how they are taken. John Becker (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Harry Granick (writer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68227. The American School Of The Air. October 31, 1944. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "Through The Looking Glass". Sustaining. Deems Taylor introduces his suite, "Through The Looking Glass." Deems Taylor, The Columbia Concert Orchestra, Bernard Herrmann (conductor), Oliver Daniel (host, director), Dick Dunham (announcer, the correct announcer credit might be "Dick Allen"). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66397. The American School Of The Air. November 1944. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "The Odyssey Of Runyon Jones". Sustaining. A rebroadcast of the famous radio story, previously heard on "The Columbia Workshop" on June 8, 1941 (see cat. #924) and on "Columbia Presents Corwin on April 4, 1944 (see cat. #93071). A fascinating tour through a make-believe world, as a small boy searches for his lost dog. Great radio! The date is approximate. Michael Artist, Paul Mann, Guy Repp, John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Kermit Murdock, Patsy Campbell, Richard Keith, Floyd Buckley, Joseph Julian, Alan Drake, Hester Sondergaard, Norman Corwin (writer), Richard Sanville (director). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66393. The American School Of The Air. November 1944. CBS net. "This Living World" "The People's Choice". Sustaining. A docu-drama about the history of U. S. elections, from 1796 on. Upcut as recorded. The program includes (among other vignettes) a dramatization of how Samuel Tilden saved the country from a civil war. A panel of boys and girls discusses elections and voter qualifications. The date is approximate. John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Frank Ernest Hill (writer), Robert Lewis Shayon (director). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66396. The American School Of The Air. November 1, 1944. CBS net. "New Horizons" "Down Under". Sustaining. The dramatzied history of Australia. How the country was colonized, the beginning of the sheep and wool industry. How Edward Hargrave discovered gold and started the Australian gold rush. Roy Chapman Andrews (host), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Lee Berg (writer), Richard Sanville (director). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66395. The American School Of The Air. November 2, 1944. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "Pepperfoot Of Thursday Market". Sustaining. A tale of the Berber tribes of Africa. A young boy finds a young donkey in the wilderness. Later, the white men come to the desert to build a road. Robert Davis (author), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Winnifred Dunne (adaptor), Richard Sanville (director). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66394. The American School Of The Air. November 6, 1944. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Public Health". Sustaining. The meaning of "Public Health" today, and a history of municipal cleanliness and disease control in our country. How the Bellevue-Yorkville Health Center brought many benefits to the people of New York City. Irve Tunick (writer), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Richard Sanville (director). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66576. The American School Of The Air. November 7, 1944. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "Music In The White House". Sustaining. The first selection is a song written by one of the signers of The Declaration Of Independance (Francis Hopkinson). Oliver Daniel (host, director), The Columbia Concert Orchestra, Bernard Herrmann (conductor), Dick Dunham (announcer), Rolanda Dion (soprano), William Wyatt (tenor). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66577. The American School Of The Air. November 9, 1944. CBS net. "New Horizons" "East and West: A Story Of The New China". Sustaining. The story of Little Jade, the daughter of a fisherman on the Yangste river, who was determined to go to school and become an engineer. Roy Chapman Andrews (host, honorary director of the American Museum Of Natural History), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Tex Weiner (writer), Richard Sanville (director). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66398. The American School Of The Air. November 9, 1944. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "Davy Crockett". Sustaining. The story of the famous farmer, Indian fighter, Congressman and defender of the Alamo. Constance Roark (author), Tom Glazer (folk songs, transitions), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Richard Sanville (director), Helen Chandell Herman (adaptor). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66399. The American School Of The Air. November 10, 1944. CBS net. "This Living World" "Schools For Tomorrow". Sustaining. The principal of a rural school district and two of his students visit a "consolidated" school district to learn how education will take place in the future. A panel of students from the High School Of Music and Arts (in New York City) comes out firmly in favor of total federal control of education. Frank Ernest Hill (writer), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Robert Lewis Shayon (director). 24:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66609. The American School Of The Air. November 13, 1944. CBS net. "New Frontiers" "Lighter and Faster". Sustaining. The story of young George Westinghouse and his invention of air brakes. How mechanical engineers benefit our daily lives. Irve Tunick (writer), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Ted Jewett (narrator), John Becker (director). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66608. The American School Of The Air. November 14, 1944. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "Brahms and The Symphony". Sustaining. Oliver Daniel tells the story of the famous composer, illustrated with several of his works. Oliver Daniel (host), Judith Donneger (soprano). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66606. The American School Of The Air. November 15, 1944. CBS net. "New Frontiers" "The Story Of The C. B. I.". Sustaining. A well-done portrait of the war in and above Burma, and the friendly people of that country. "The China-Burma-India Frontier." John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Roy Chapman Andrews (host), John Loggerman (writer). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66607. The American School Of The Air. November 16, 1944. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "Fog Magic". Sustaining. A young girl living in Nova Scotia travels in the fog one hundred years into the past. Well written! Julia L. Sauer (author), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Richard Sanville (director), Edward Mabley (adaptor). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66649. The American School Of The Air. November 17, 1944. CBS net. "This Living World" "Uncle Sam In Europe". Sustaining. "Uncle Sam" tells the story of how the American military set up a government in Italy after the country was conquered. How do Europeans feel about being governed by Americans? A group of students from Great Neck (New Yor) High School discuss the topic. Robert Lewis Shayon (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66425. The American School Of The Air. November 20, 1944. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Out Of The Woods: The Story Of Forestry". Sustaining. The program originates from Montreal. A drama about how forestry came to be respected as a profession and a valuable natural resource. Rupert Kaplan (producer), Tommy Tweed (writer), Alan McIver (composer, conductor). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66426. The American School Of The Air. November 21, 1944. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "The Trek To The West". Sustaining. A survey of early American music, as settlers headed towards the west. Oliver Daniel (performer, director), Tom Scott (folksinger), Nuryea Jorjorian (? soprano), The Columbia Concert Orchestra, Alexander Semmler (conductor). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66614. The American School Of The Air. November 22, 1944. CBS net. "New Horizons" "Field Of Battle". Sustaining. An American newsman returns to Paris after the liberation to discover how his friends survived the Nazi occupation. Roy Chapman Andrews (host, honorary chairman of The American Museum Of Natural History), Gerald Mohr, John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Charles Leonard (writer), John Becker (director). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66613. The American School Of The Air. November 27, 1944. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Test Tube Victory". Sustaining. A look at how the science of biochemistry discovered the "miracle drug" penicillan. Irve Tunick (writer), John Becker (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66626. The American School Of The Air. December 4, 1944. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Lighting The Way". Sustaining. A history of the flourescent lamp and how artificial illumination of all kinds has changed the way we live. John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Lee Berg (writer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66625. The American School Of The Air. December 5, 1944. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "The Story Of Harmony". Sustaining. How several notes are put together so as to be heard at the same time. Oliver Daniel (host), The Columbia Concert Orchestra, Alexander Semmler (conductor), Robert Shaw (choral director), Nicky Burnett (director). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66403. The American School Of The Air. December 6, 1944. CBS net. "New Horizons" "Mediterranean Highway". Sustaining. An interesting method of introducing students to the countries and customs of the countries of North Africa. A Moroccan chieftan and his two American friends try to recover the kidnapped son of the arab. A Nazi plot to arouse the Arab tribes of the area is behind the crime. Excellent, enjoyable and educational radio. Roy Chapman Andrews (host), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Emile Tepperman (writer), John Becker (announcer). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66404. The American School Of The Air. December 7, 1944. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "Trooper: U. S. Army Dog". Sustaining. A member of the Canine Corps helps the G. I.'s to fight the Japs on Guadalcanal...and one G. I. to recover his memory! William Quinn, who plays the lead in the story, makes an appeal for the sale of war bonds before the drama. William Quinn, Helen Orr Watson (author), Edward Mabley (adaptor), Richard Sanville (director). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68293. The American School Of The Air. December 8, 1944. CBS net. "This Living World" "Business Prepares". Sustaining. A look at the problem of post-war planning for the jobs needed by returning G. I.'s. The first 14:55 of the program only. Frank Ernest Hill (writer, host). 14:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68292. The American School Of The Air. December 11, 1944. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Tomorrow's Houses". Sustaining. A vision of what city living will be like five years after the war. The first 15:00 of the program only. . 15:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68244. The American School Of The Air. December 14, 1944. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "Hosh-Ki, The Navajo". Sustaining. A young Navajo boy goes to the school of the white men to learn modern ways. Anne Spiney (adaptor), Richard Sanville (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68243. The American School Of The Air. December 15, 1944. CBS net. "This Living World" "Organized Labor". Sustaining. How organized labor is helping to fight the war. A drama about the organized labor at a small shipyard changed the way navy boats are built. Student from The Bronx High School Of Science discuss the topic after the drama. Robert Lewis Shayon (director), Frank Ernest Hill (writer, host), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68294. The American School Of The Air. January 8, 1945. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Down The Ways". Sustaining. A dramatized naval battle at sea is well produced. P. T. boats vs. the Jap navy. The final 14:41 of the program only. Hugh Chain (writer), John Becker (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 14:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68295. The American School Of The Air. January 9, 1945. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "Forms Of Music". Sustaining. The various forms of classical music are illustrated with the works of Mozart and "The Farmer In The Dell." The final 14:34 of the program only. Lou Chapin (host), Sidney Rafael (piano), The Columbia Concert Orchestra, Dick Dunham (announcer), Nicky Burnett (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 14:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

66630. The American School Of The Air. January 15, 1945. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Unseen Enemies". Sustaining. The story of science against typhus. The program dramatizes how the cause of the disease was discovered...and its cure. James Van Dyke, John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Irve Tunick (writer), John Becker (director). 29:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66629. The American School Of The Air. January 16, 1945. CBS net, WCAU, Philadelphia origination. "Gateways To Music" "The Music Of The Pennsylvania Dutch". Sustaining. The program originates from the Bellevue Stratford Hotel, Philadelphia. A progra of the music of John Frederick Peter and other composers of colonial Pennsylvania. Elliot Lawrence (conductor), Norris West (announcer), Hally Knowland, Lou Chapin (director), George Latham, Hans David (writer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66437. The American School Of The Air. January 17, 1945. CBS net. "New Horizons" "East Of The Andes". Sustaining. A history of Argentina. Biographies of Jose de San Martin and Bernardo O'Higgins, liberators of the country from Spain. Roy Chapman Andrews (host), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Lee Berg (writer), John Becker (director). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66436. The American School Of The Air. January 18, 1945. CBS net, CBC origination. "Tales From Far and Near" (possibly) "Grettir The Strong". Sustaining. A sword wielding Icelandic adventure legend of long ago. Alan French (writer), Rupert Kaplan (producer), Fern Ramel (adaptor). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66631. The American School Of The Air. January 19, 1945. CBS net. "This Living World" "Protecting Your Health". Sustaining. A portrait of a public health doctor and his fight against disease. Several times, the point is made that if health insurance could be provided to the public, fear would be reduced and the fight against disease would benefit. After the drama, the topic is discussed by students of Central High School Of Needle Trades (New York City). The students are all in favor of medical insurance for the poor. Frank Ernest Hill (writer, host), Mason Adams, John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Hugh Chain (writer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66632. The American School Of The Air. January 22, 1945. CBS net. "Science Frontier" "Forecast For Weather". Sustaining. "Meteorology, The Mapping Of The Elements." A program about how the weather forecast was instrumental in determining D-Day. The Nazis try to take over the weather forecasting stations of Greenland. Martin Wolfson (narrator), Irve Tunick (writer), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), John Becker (director). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66450. The American School Of The Air. January 25, 1945. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "The Sea Snake". Sustaining. A young fisherman is taken aboard a Nazi submarine and sees what life is like from the enemy's point of view. Stephen W. Meader (autho), Edward Mabley (adaptor), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Richard Sanville (director). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66449. The American School Of The Air. January 26, 1945. CBS net. "This Living World" "Peace and The Axis Nations". Sustaining. "How shall the Axis be treated" after the war is discussed. The way the Germans fooled the victorious Allies after the first war is dramatized. Frank Ernest Hill introduces a panel discussion by students of Central Commercial High School New York City. Frank Ernest Hill (host, writer), Robert Lewis Shayon (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66620. The American School Of The Air. January 29, 1945. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Made To Order". Sustaining. "The story of textiles; their history, their future, their role in war and peace." Samuel Slater introduces the Arkwright system of spinning to the United States. Eli Whitney wins his lawsuit to protect his patent of the cotton gin, "artificial silk" becomes "rayon" and "nylon." The chemists of today are weaving the "textiles of tomorrow." Irve Tunick (writer), Berry Kroeger (narrator), John Becker (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66619. The American School Of The Air. January 30, 1945. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "Italy, Cradle Of Music". Sustaining. The story of Italian music, with examples of the music of Palestrina, Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Rossini, Verdi, Mascagni, Leoncavallo and Resphigi. An informative and entertaining survey of Italian music, well-done! Lou Chapin (host), Donald Dame (tenor), Sidney Rafael (harpsichord), Ray Olvington (announcer), Stanley Isaacs (director), Charles Leonard (writer). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66624. The American School Of The Air. January 31, 1945. CBS net. "New Horizons" "Hawaii: Facing The Orient". Sustaining. The story of the discovery of the islands by Captains Cook and Bligh. Further historic happenings during the island's early years are dramatized. Dr. Andrews consistantly mispronounces the names of the Hawaiian kings. Roy Chapman Andrews, John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66623. The American School Of The Air. February 1, 1945. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "The King Of The Golden Valley". Sustaining. A fairy tale about three brothers, two of them evil, who try to turn a river into gold. John Ruskin (author), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Edward Mabley (adaptor), Richard Sanville (director). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66615. The American School Of The Air. February 2, 1945. CBS net. "This Living World" "Food and War: Victory and The Farmer". Sustaining. An American farm family faces the fourth year of the war. After the drama, a group of students from East Orange (New Jersey) High School discuss the topic. Frank Ernest Hill (writer), Robert Lewis Shayon (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66616. The American School Of The Air. February 5, 1945. CBS net. "Ceiling Unlimited". Sustaining. The fifteenth anniversary of the program. The story of the B-29 Superfortress. A well-done drama/documentary. Brigidier General Lawrence Cragge (?) speaks from Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. The Department Chief of the Engineering Division speaks from WHIO, Dayton. He describes how the plane came into being and predicts "the B-29 will some day be dwarfed." Lawrence Cragge, John Becker (director), Martin Wolfson (narrator), Irve Tunick (writer), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66430. The American School Of The Air. February 6, 1945. CBS net, CBC origination. "Gateways To Music" "North To Canada". Sustaining. A program of songs of "The Voyageurs," early explorers of the St. Lawrence river and eastern Canada. The Allouette Quartet Of Montreal (Canadian folksongers), Thomas Archer (writer, commentator), Oscar O'Brien (director), R. S. Lambert (producer), Charles Miller (announcer). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66429. The American School Of The Air. February 7, 1945. CBS net. "New Horizons" "The Land Of The Star and Crescent: Turkey". Sustaining. The program's fifteenth anniversary broadcast. A dramatization of the history of Turkey from Suleiman The Magnificent to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who overthrew the Sultantate and brought Turkey into the modern world. The program features a well-done dramatization of Ataturk's life. Roy Chapman Andrews (host), John Allen Wolfe (annoucner), John Becker (director), Mikedja Wren (? writer), Joseph Wiseman (as Ataturk!). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66628. The American School Of The Air. February 8, 1945. CBS net. "Dr. George Washington Carver, Scientist". Sustaining. Carl Van Doren introduces damatized scenes from Carver's life story. He also discusses radio and "education by sound" on the fifteenth anniversary of the program. Carl Van Doren (host), Shirley Graham (author), George Dewey Lipscomb (author), Canada Lee, Irve Tunick (adaptor), Richard Sanville (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66627. The American School Of The Air. February 9, 1945. CBS net. "This Living World" "Will I Have A Job?". Sustaining. A drama about a soldier who has returned from the war and meets head-on the problems of post-war employment. After the drama, the topic is discussed by students of the Bentley School (New York). Lyman Bryson, Frank Ernest Hill (writer, narrator), Robert Lewis Shayon (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66618. The American School Of The Air. February 12, 1945. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "The Written Word". Sustaining. The story of typography. Abraham Lincoln meets Johannes Gutenberg and other pioneers of the printing press! Sheldon Stark (writer), John Dietz (director), Edwin Jerome. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66617. The American School Of The Air. February 13, 1945. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "Jubilee". Sustaining. The story of "the greatest music festival ever known," the 1869 concert, illustrated with music from the memorable event. The chorus alone contained ten thousand voices! The rendition of "The Anvil Chorus" used one hundred anvils! The final "Grand Slam" concert featured thirty thousand voices. Lou Chapin (narrator), The Columbia Concert Orchestra, The School Of The Air Chorus, Alexander Semmler (conductor), Ray Olvington (announcer). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68296. The American School Of The Air. February 14, 1945. CBS net. "New Horizons" "Geneva, Capitol Of Peace". Sustaining. The program includes an exciting mountain climbing sequence. The final 14:27 of the program only. Roy Chapman Andrews (host), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Phyllis Parker (writer), Marx B. Loeb (director). 14:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68297. The American School Of The Air. February 15, 1945. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "Lottie's Valentine". Sustaining. A little orphan girl finds a little orphan pigeon. She releases the bird, with a Valentine attached! The final 13:51 of the program only. Richard Sanville (director), Katharine Wigmore Ayre (? author), Florence Houselin (? adaptor), John Allen Wolfe (anouncer). 13:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68219. The American School Of The Air. February 28, 1945. CBS net. "New Horizons" "Hammer and Sickle: The Story Of Russia". Sustaining. A drama of Napoleon's invasion of Russia and the Russian plan to keep retreating in 1812 until the Russian winter and the size of the country defeated the French. Roy Chapman Andrews (moderator), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Marx B. Loeb (director), Mikedja Wren (writer). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68220. The American School Of The Air. March 1, 1945. CBS net, CBC origination. "Tales From Far and Near" "The Black Arrow". Sustaining. The broadcast originates from Toronto. The famous story of revenge during the War Of The Roses. Robert Louis Stevenson (author), Robert Kaplan (producer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68234. The American School Of The Air. March 2, 1945. CBS net. "This Living World" "Protecting The Unemployed". Sustaining. A comparison of the situation of the unemployed between "fifty years ago" and "today." The process of filing of an unemployment claim is dramatized. A brief period has been deleted from the middle of the program. Students from Regis High School (New York City) discuss the topic after the drama. Frank Ernest Hill (writer, host), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Robert Lewis Shayon (director). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

68235. The American School Of The Air. March 5, 1945. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Healthy Animals". Sustaining. A drama of veterinary medicine. A battle against Texas Fever in cattle, caused by ticks. Bovine Tuberculosis causes a heartbreaking decision. Tony Burger, Helen Chandell Herman (writer), Neal O'Malley, John Allen Wolfe (announcer), John Dietz (director). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68241. The American School Of The Air. March 6, 1945. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "Music and Ideas". Sustaining. A program about: music expressing sleep, a funeral, nature sounds (a storm) and animals. Also, an exploration of music for the movies, and for radio. Lou Chapin (host, director), Berry Kroeger, Bernard Herrmann (conductor), The Columbia Concert Orchestra, Ray Olvington (announcer), Nicky Burnett (assistant director), Mortimer Frankel (writer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68242. The American School Of The Air. March 7, 1945. CBS net. "New Horizons" "The Story Of Stockholm". Sustaining. A dramatized history of Sweden and the story of Carl Linnaeus (the famous botanist). Roy Chapman Andrews (host), Richard Sanville (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Donald F. Connors (writer). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68298. The American School Of The Air. March 9, 1945. CBS net. "This Living World" "The War and Your Pocketbook". Sustaining. A drama about a typical American family who is trying to make ends meet during wartime. The first 15:11 of the program only. . 15:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68299. The American School Of The Air. March 12, 1945. CBS net. "Science Frontier" "Better Plants: The Story Of Horticulture". Sustaining. Grafting a branch of an old apple tree helps a kid change his attitude towards life. The final 14:35 of the program only. Neal O'Malley, Irve Tunick (writer), John Dietz (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Paul Mann. 14:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68217. The American School Of The Air. March 15, 1945. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood". Sustaining. An interesting story about Robin Hood. The Sheriff of Nottingham and King Richard himself are guests of the merry band in the greenwood. Howard Pyle (author), Harriet Eager Davis (adaptor), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Richard Sanville (director). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68218. The American School Of The Air. March 16, 1945. CBS net. "This Living World" "Chinese Future". Sustaining. The story of Dr. Sun Yat Sen is dramatized along with the founding of the Chinese republic. A group of students from Hempstead High School discusses the future of China. Frank Ernest Hill (writer, host), John Allen Wolfe (announcing). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67904. The American School Of The Air. March 19, 1945. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Forging Ahead". Sustaining. "The story of metallurgy and steel." A dramatized portait of the U. S. steel industry at war. The story of "Crazy Kelly" and America's early steel industry. Lon Clark (narrator), Floyd Buckley, John Dietz (director), Irve Tunick (writer), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), John Griggs. 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67905. The American School Of The Air. March 20, 1945. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "Wagner, Giant Of The Opera". Sustaining. Friedelund Wagner (grand-daughter of the composer) introduces music from Tannhauser. Mack Harrell (baritone), Eileen Farrell, The Columbia Concert Orchestra, Alexander Semmler (conductor), Lou Chapin (narrator), Friedelund Wagner, Nicky Burnett (director). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66603. The American School Of The Air. March 21, 1945. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Fields Of Wheat". Sustaining. The program originates from Winnipeg, a CBC production. The story of how grain was introduced to Canada and how it turned the western provinces into the breadbasket of the world. Next week: the story of Java. Ray Darby (writer), Essa W. Young (producer, director), Roy Loxley (music decor). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68300. The American School Of The Air. March 22, 1945. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "Kintu". Sustaining. The son of an African chief comes of age and proves his self-worth. The first 15:06 of the program only. Elizabeth Enright (author). 15:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68301. The American School Of The Air. March 23, 1945. CBS net. "This Living World" "World Airways". Sustaining. Dramatic vignettes about aviation possibilities in the postwar world. The first 15:14 of the progrm only. Frank Ernest Hill (writer, host), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 15:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

66602. The American School Of The Air. March 26, 1945. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Sky Focus". Sustaining. The story of photography. A well-done drama is presented, telling how the camera was developed, starting with Da Vinci's "camera obscura" and how George Eastman eventually developed the film to put in it. Tokyo Rose helps to tell the story! Next week: "Drugs and Doctors." John Dietz (director), Irve Tunick (writer). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68239. The American School Of The Air. March 27, 1945. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "The Music Of Easter Time". Sustaining. A program of music of Spring and Easter. Lou Chapin (host, music director), The School Of The Air Choir, The Columbia Concert Orchestra, Hans David (writer), Bernard Herrmann (conductor, choral director), Ray Olvington (announcer), Nicky Burnett (assistant director). 29:4. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68240. The American School Of The Air. March 28, 1945. CBS net. "New Horizons" "Standing Room Only". Sustaining. A drama set on the island of Java in the Dutch East Indies, after the attack on Pearl Harbor. A Japanese admiral returns to the island on which he was a spy before the war began. He finds the Dutch and the natives willing to die fighting the occupation of the Japanese. Java was the world's most densely populated area. Roy Chapman Andrews (host), Bob Hite (announcer), Marx B. Loeb (director), Sheldon Stark (writer). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68230. The American School Of The Air. April 2, 1945. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Drugs and Doctors". Sustaining. A pharmacist's mate aboard a wartime U.S. destroyer as a druggist has a career that parallels the German development of Sulfanilimide. A well-done, drama/documentary about the discovery of Sulfa drugs. Paul Mann, Irve Tunick (writer), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), John Dietz (director). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68231. The American School Of The Air. April 3, 1945. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "The Story Of The Dance". Sustaining. A concert of music written for the dance. Lou Chapin (narrator), The Columbia Concert Orchestra, Bernard Herrmann (conductor), Sidney Rafael (piano), Harry Pricestat (? trumpet), Nicky Burnett (assistant to the director), Ray Olvington (announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68236. The American School Of The Air. April 6, 1945. CBS net. "This Living World" "Frontiers For Youth". Sustaining. What opportunities will there be tomorrow for ex-servicemen today? A Marine has a tough time re-adjusting to training for a civilian job. The government helps. A group of students from the Friends Seminary disusses the situation. Frank Ernest Hill (writer, host). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68237. The American School Of The Air. April 9, 1945. CBS net. "Scientific Frontiers" "The Story Of The Electron". Sustaining. A CBC production. And amusing and educational look at the electron; what it is and how it behaves. Kay Stevenson (producer), Lister Sinclair (writer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66622. The American School Of The Air. April 10, 1945. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "The Music Of Latin America". Sustaining. An enjoyable show, in celebration of the fifteenth "Pan American Day." The Columbia Concert Orchestra, Alfredo Antonini (conductor), Eugene Stinson (writer), Ray Olvington (announcer), Lou Chapin (host), Trio Los Panchos, Nicky Burnett (assistant director). 29:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66621. The American School Of The Air. April 11, 1945. CBS net. "New Horizons" "World Port: London". Sustaining. A sound portrait of the port of London is tied to a drama about the hunting and sinking of the Bismarck, which occupies most of the program. Mikedja Wren (writer), Roy Chapman Andrews (host), Marx B. Loeb (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66447. The American School Of The Air. April 12, 1945. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "He Wouldn't Be King". Sustaining. A biography of Simon Bolivar, the liberator of Venezuela. Nina Brown Baker (author), Jean Cluff (? adaptor), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66448. The American School Of The Air. April 13, 1945. CBS net. "This Living World" "Peace and The Americas". Sustaining. Archibald MacLeish, an Assistant Secretary Of State, speaks from Washington D. C. about the significance of the conference in Chapultepec, Mexico, and its relationship to unity among the American nations. While mentioning the recently deceased President Roosevelt, MacLeish chokes up and cannot finish his speech. Frank Ernest Hill announces that the student discussion that is usually heard on this series has been cancelled due to the president's death. Dr. Harry D. Gideons, president of Brooklyn College and of Freedom House, speaks about Mr. Roosevelt. Archibald MacLeish, Harry D. Gideons, Frank Ernest Hill (writer, host), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Earle McGill (producer). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66578. The American School Of The Air. April 16, 1945. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "The Microphone". Sustaining. Announced as a story of radio engineering, it is really the story of the invention of radio. Well done! Irve Tunick (writer), John Dietz (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66579. The American School Of The Air. April 17, 1945. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "America's Singing". Sustaining. The first tune is "Spoon River." A survey of American folk music. Richard Dyer-Bennet, Don Craig (choral director), The Columbia Concert Orchestra, Ray Olvington (announcer), Bernard Herrmann (conductor), B. Edgar Marvin (writer), Nicky Burnett (assistant director), Lou Chapin (host), The Robert Shaw Chorus. 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66611. The American School Of The Air. April 18, 1945. CBS net. "New Horizons" "United By Steel". Sustaining. The city of Chicago tells its own story. A well-done drama/documentary about early Chicago, the big fire, the railroads. Roy Chapman Andrews (host), Henry Walsh (writer), John Becker (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104712. The American School Of The Air. April 20, 1945. CBS net, WCCO, St. Paul-Minneapolis aircheck. "Is World Organization Possible?". Sustaining. 2:50 P.M. A discussion group of students from West High School, Minneapolis. . 8:53. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

66612. The American School Of The Air. April 20, 1945. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "Johnny Tremaine". Sustaining. A story about a brash young silversmith in colonial Boston who injures his hand, but finds himself in the middle of the American revolution. Richard Sanville (director), Esther Forbes (author), Helen Chandell Herman (adaptor), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66428. The American School Of The Air. April 20, 1945. CBS net. "This Living World" "Is World Organization Possible?". Sustaining. Lyman Brison, the Columbia Director of Eduction, talks about world peace, jst before the opening of the San Francisco conference. A docu-drama about how Lenmd-Lease and world co-operation ended the war and laid the groundwork for the United nations. A group of students from Long Beach High School (New York) discusses the topic. Lyman Bryson, Frank Ernest Hill (writer, announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66427. The American School Of The Air. April 23, 1945. CBS net. "Science Frontiers" "Charting The Course:The Story Of Cartography. Sustaining. How the battle of Koola Gulf was won because of a map. Every battle begins on a map. How are they made? An action war drama shows how it's done in the Pacific. Irve Tunick (writer), Richard Sanville (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66405. The American School Of The Air. April 24, 1945. CBS net. "Gateways To Music" "With Our Fighting Men". Sustaining. The program originates from the Navy School Of Music, Washington, D. C. A performance by the Navy School Band. The final "Gateways" broadcast of the season. James Thurmond (conductor), Glenn Burris (tenor), Lou Chapin (host, director), The Navy School Band, The Navy School Chorus, Clifford McCormick, Edwin Rogers (announcer), B. Edgar Marvin (writer). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66406. The American School Of The Air. April 25, 1945. CBS net. "New Horizons" "World Communication". Sustaining. A program broadcast on the opening day of the San Francisco Conference. How a "modern" news organization will cover the big news story...including "fax" machines that can send a picture across the country in ten seconds. Roy Chapman Andrews (host, Honorary Chairman of the Museum Of Natural History), Sheldon Stark (writer), John Becker (director). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66424. The American School Of The Air. April 26, 1945. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "The Arkansas Bear". Sustaining. A delightful story about a young boy and a talking, fiddle-playing bear who tour the South, performing and seeking their fortunes. The last show of this topic series for the series. Albert Bigelow Paine (author), Edward Mabley (adaptor), Richard Sanville (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66423. The American School Of The Air. April 27, 1945. CBS net. "This Living World" "Understanding Our World". Sustaining. From where do we get our information about the world around us? Which sources should we believe? A group of students from Grover Cleveland High School (Queens, New York) discuss the topic. The last "School Of The Air" program of the season. Frank Ernest Hill (writer, host), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Earle McGill (director), Leon Levine (producer), Lyman Bryson (CBS Education Director). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66604. The American School Of The Air. November 30, 1945. CBS net. "Tales From Far and Near" "Bag Of Smoke". Sustaining. The story of the Montgolfier brothers and their invention of the passenger carrying balloon. Lonzo Anderson (author), John Allen Wolfe (announcer), Bernard Rimes (? adaptor). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66605. The American School Of The Air. December 1, 1945. CBS net. "This Living World" "Peacetime Military Training". Sustaining. Frank Ernest Hill discusses the president's recent suggestion that Americn youths undergo a year of military training. A dramatized history of conscription and the draft in the United States is presented. Students from Stuyvesant High School (New York City) discuss compulsory military training. A brief portion has been deleted from the middle of the program. Frank Ernest Hill (writer), Robert Lewis Shayon (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 29:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

93577. The American School Of The Air. August 19, 1947. Program #18. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Gold Bug". AFRS program name: "From The Bookshelf Of The World." Edgar Allan Poe (author), Dick Crawford (AFRS announcer). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13559. The American School Of The Air. April 19, 1948. Program #197. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Rest and Leisure". A tough kid from the slums goes to summer camp. AFRS program name: "This Is The Story." Alvin Boretz (writer), John Dietz (director), Albert Buhrman (organ). 30:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93576. The American School Of The Air. April 20, 1948. Program #40. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Twelfth Night". AFRS program name: "From The Bookshelf Of The World." William Shakespeare (author). 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92437. The American School Of The Air. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast.. "Tales From Far and Near" "They Put Out To Sea". AFRS program name: "This Is The Story" (AFRS #84). "The story of the map." Roger Duvoisin (author). 29:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67795. The American School Of The Air. CBS net. "This Living World" "Feeding The World". Sustaining. A Thanksgiving program. A look at how the Nazis use food as a weapon. A stark dramatization about the destruction of a Greek village by the Germans. The final 14:48 of the program only. Frank Ernest Hill (writer), Robert Lewis Shayon (director), John Allen Wolfe (announcer). 14:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

66431. The American School Of The Air. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus, Ohio aircheck. "Giants In The Earth". Sustaining. Pre-war. The ninth program of a series of dramatizations of American literature of the twentieth century. The story of Norwegian settlers on the bleak prairies of Minnesota. The next week's program is "The Lion's Paw." A brief portion has been deleted from the middle of the program. Ole E. Rolvaag (author), Clarence Bromfield (adaptor), Earle McGill (director). 29:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

17036. The American School Of The Air. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Romeo and Juliet". A well-done adaption of the Shakespearean tragedy. AFRTS broadcast name: "Playhouse Twenty-Five." See cat. #19050 for a November 24, 1936 production of the play on the program. . 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

Report contains 159 programs.