The American Story

Copyright 2016, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 23, 2016. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


103116. The American Story. February 19, 1944. NBC net. "The American Name". Sustaining. The story of Amerigo Vespucci and why a continent was named after him, even though he was a liar. Archibald MacLeish (writer, host), John Brown, Frank Patt (director), Alfred Shirley, Frank Papp (director), Arnold Moss (narrator), Alexander Scourby, Joseph Julian, Will Geer, Karl Weber, Rod Hendrickson, Arthur Kohl. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92827. The American Story. April 29, 1944. NBC net. "Bowed Shapes". Sustaining. 7:00 P.M. The story of John Woolman, a Quaker who spoke out against slavery long before American independance. Frank Pitt (director), Alan Nevins (writer), Archibald MacLeish. 28:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

99109. The American Story. May 13, 1944. NBC net. "Infection Of Freedom". Sustaining. 7:00 P.M. A dramatization of the measures Thomas Jefferson and John Adams took that lead to the Declaration of Independence, told by through the diary of John Adams. Alan Nevins (writer), Alexander Scourby, Hester Sondergaard, Will Geer, Tom Hoya, Rod Hendrickson, Joseph Wiseman, Fred Baron, Alan Devitt, Karl Weber, Richard Keith, Julian Noa, Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Frank Papp. 28:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

67303. The American Story. May 17, 1960. Sustaining. A program offered to the Voice Of America. It's not known whether V.O.A. ever broadcast it. Narrated by the program's writer, Robert Allen Neal, the program tells the entire history of the United States from pre-colonial days to the start of the space age. The show is poorly-narrated and told in one voice with music and sound effects. It's not very-well-done. Hopefully, the V.O.A. passed. Robert Allen Neal. 30:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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