Ansbro, George

Copyright 2015, J. David Goldin.

These are all the programs in the radioGOLDINdex database which credit this artist. These listings are accurate as of April 20, 2015. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


13791. Squalus Disaster. May 24, 1939. Mutual net. Sustaining. 10:30 A. M., 11:30 A. M., 12:00 Noon, 1:00 P. M., 1:15 P. M., 2:45 P. M., 5:10 P. M. Reports, interviews, bulletins as efforts gets underway to rescue the fifty nine men on board the sunken submarine. Leland Bickford (Editor-In-Chief of The Colonial Network News Service), Dave Driscoll (reporter), Frank Blair, Stephen McCormick, Frank Hobson. 1:06:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13799. Arrival Of The King and Queen In Washington, D. C.. June 8, 1939. Mutual net. Sustaining. The program originates from Union Station as Their Majesties are met by Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt. Frank Blair (reporter), Walter Compton (reporter), Stephen McCormick (reporter), Fulton Lewis Jr., Art Brown (production man), Tony Wakeman (production man). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13985. America Looks Ahead. September 7, 1939. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Emerson Radios. An analysis of the European situation and Chamberlain's policies. Prophetic statements about the future map of Europe. A story of rationing. An interesting program of opinion. Elliot Roosevelt, Frank Blair (announcer). 14:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

14029. The Story Of American Diplomacy. March 21, 1940. Program #6. Mutual net, WOL, Washington, D.C. origination. Sustaining. A well-written dramatization about our foreign relations before the Civil War. Norman Rose (narrator), Kenneth Banghart, Charles Dillon (writer, producer), James T. Lowe (researcher, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University), Bob Langley, Marvin Bears, Ted Tenley, Rudolph Justice Watson, Ted Field, Frank Blair (announcer). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19139. The American Forum Of The Air. December 7, 1940. Mutual net. "Are The United States United?". Sustaining. Four U. S. Senators debate the issue. The date is approximate. The first thirty minutes of the program only. Frank Blair (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

40560. Fulton Lewis, Jr.. May 9, 1941. Mutual net, WOL, Washington origination. Sustaining. How much of our lend-lease materiel is being sunk? Other news commentaries. Fulton Lewis Jr., Frank Blair (announcer). 14:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

40638. Fulton Lewis, Jr.. May 14, 1941. Mutual net, WOL, Washington origination. Sustaining. News and commentary about the shipworker's strike, General Motors strike, the anti-convoy legislation. The problem of Eagle-buttons. Fulton Lewis Jr., Frank Blair (announcer). 14:48. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

14229. Neutrality Act Vote. November 13, 1941. Mutual net. Sustaining. Frank Blair reports from Washington three weeks before the attack at Pearl Harbor. Because of the passgage of the Neutrality Act, American merchant ships can now be armed and sail into beligerant ports. The Neutrality Act modification has been passed by a vote of 212 to 194. Interviews with Congressmen are heard. Frank Blair, Sol Bloom, Hamilton Fish, John Voorhees, John Taber, Luther Johnson, Representative Schenley. 14:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

14232. Pearl Harbor Coverage. December 7, 1941. Mutual net. Sustaining. 5:00 P. M. Commentary by Richard Eaton, a late news summary by Frank Blair. Richard Eaton, Frank Blair. 15:05. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

14244. Pearl Harbor Coverage. December 7, 1941. Mutual net, WOL, Washington origination. Sustaining. 12:00 midnight. Frank Blair reports from WOL in Washington D. C., BULLETIN: Japan has invaded Thailand. Reports from Denver and Hollywood. Part 19 of continuing coverage. Frank Blair, Ted Dunlap. 15:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Part of continuing coverage.

68921. Third Selective Service Lottery. March 17, 1942. Mutual net, WOL, Washington origination, WCAE, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sustaining. Brigidier General Lewis Hershey, director of the Selective Service System, speaks. The first number is drawn by Secretary Of War Henry Stimson, the second number is drawn by Secretary Of The Navy Frank Knox. See cat. #1934 for a broadcast of the first drawing, which took place on October 29, 1940. See cat. #68922 for NBC net coverage of this event. Lewis Hershey, Frank Blair (announcer). 11:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

19143. The American Forum Of The Air. August 2, 1942. Mutual net. "Can A Second Land Front Be Opened Now?". Sustaining. Thirty minutes of a forty-five minute show. Frank Blair (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

74811. Meet The Press. September 16, 1951. NBC-TV net, WNBT-TV, New York City audio aircheck. Sponsored by: Revere Copper and Brass(local spot"Lace On Her Petticoat" a NYC play). 4:00 P.M. General de Tassigny does not speaks English (very well), Mr. Lodge translates for him. The General is referred to as, "General DeLattre" during the program. The first question is, "I know this trip of yours to the United States is not a pleasure trip. Are you seeking aid from us for your war in Indochina?" Jean DeLattre de Tassigny (described as the "High Commissioner" and "Commander-In-Chief in Indochina" and "The man who turned the tide in Southeast Asia"), Henry Cabot Lodge, Yates McDaniel (The Associated Press), Marquis Childs (United Features), May Craig (The Portland Maine Press Herald), Lawrence Spivak (Mercury Publications, creator, producer, panelist), Martha Rountree (moderator, creator, producer), Frank Blair (announcer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

28483. Monitor Preview. April 28, 1955. A presentation program for the new NBC Radio weekend service. Telescoped Monitor program; Frank Blair host. Bob and Ray present Anna Mary Sturdley...the animal lady, Beer Hall music remote from Munich, W. W. Chaplin reports from a Massachusetts Air Force base, Lindsey Nelson covers the Masters Tournament from Georgia, a rhythm selection by kids from Chicago is performed, George Gobel visits from Hollywood. Bob Elliott, Frank Blair (host), George Gobel, Lindsey Nelson, Ray Goulding (Johnson's Back Plaster commercial), Ted Heath and His Orchestra, W. W. Chaplin. 27:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

34142. M. S. Hope Chest. 1956. Multiple Sclerosis syndication, RCA transcription. "Medical Science and M. S.". Sponsored by: Multiple Sclerosis fund appeal. Frank Blair interviews a doctor about symptoms and facts about the disease. Frank Blair (interviewer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45146. Biographies In Sound. October 16, 1956. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Meet Mary Martin: The Documentary Of A Career". A sound biography of the actress/singer. Frank Blair (host), Jinx Falkenburg, John Chapman (host), Joshua Logan, Mary Martin, Myron McCormick, Oscar Hammerstein (book and lyrics), Radie Harris, Vinton Freedley, Wally Westmore. 54:01. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

72694. X Minus One. June 27, 1957. NBC net. "The Category Inventor". Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. Robots have taken over most of the jobs on Earth, who what's a guy to do? Invent one! This is a 1958 rebroadcast on "Nightline," hosted by Walter O'Keefe. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #11117. Arthur Sellings (author), Nelson Olmsted, Wendell Holmes, Joseph Bell, Hetty Galen, Alan Bergman, Bert Cowlan, Edwin Cooper, Daniel Sutter (director), Fred Collins (announcer), Ernest Kinoy (adaptor), William Welch (producer), Walter O'Keefe (host of "Nightline"), Frank Blair (promotional announcement for "Monitor"). 21:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47174. Life and The World. August 24, 1957. NBC net. Sustaining. The first show of the series, date is approximate. "An added dimension in radio reporting." Reports on Floyd Patterson's championship fight with Tommy "Hurricane" Jackson. Both fighters are interviewed. A report on baby sitters. Bullfighters: spectacle or slaughter? Frank Blair (host), Floyd Patterson, Tommy Jackson. 14:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

19894. History In The Making. October 1959. NBC net. An "NBC Monitor" documentary released for Rambler dealers. A sound portrait of the 1950's. Miss Monitor" is heard; Gabe Pressman describes the sinking of the "Andria Doria." The date is approximate. Morgan Beatty, Chet Huntley, Gabe Pressman, Frank Blair, Leon Pearson. 18 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69548. You Bet Your Life. October 12, 1959. NBC net. Book. Sponsored by: Mrs. Grass' Soup, Rambler. Skitch Henderson introduces the program as a rebroadcast on "Monitor." This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #15244. The first contestant is Chuck Lewis. Groucho Marx, Skitch Henderson, Chuck Lewis, George Fenneman (announcer), Jack Meakin (music), Frank Blair (commercial spokesman), Robert Dwan (director), John Guedel (producer), Bernie Smith (producer). 22:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101263. Monitor. November 22, 1964. NBC net. "John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Man Who Made A Difference". Sustaining. "Eight Who Knew Him." Frank Blair (narrator), John Kennedy (by recording), Barney Ross. 45:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

92684. Monitor. February 14, 1965. NBC net. Martha Scott speaks in favor of banning mail order sales of guns. From the El Morroco in New York, Dale Remington reports of the art of hand kissing. Frank Blair (communicator), Dale Remington, Martha Scott. 13:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpt.

90733. Monitor. May 22, 1966. NBC net. Participating sponsors. 7:20 P. M. (despite what a local cutaway announcer says). Monitor Outdoors: Curt Gowdy talks about "bait fishing." The L & M commercial is about the ground crew of the helicopter service atop the Pan Am building in New York City. Mel Allen talks about the spitball. Leonard Probst reviews the just-closed play, "The Subject Was Roses" and the just-opened play, "A Time For Singing." He interviews "Two-Ton Tessie O'Shay." Ring Around The World: Steven Nevis speaks from Washington, D. C. President Johnson's approval rating of his Vietnam policies have slipped below 50%. Frank Blair (communicator), Curt Gowdy, Mel Allen, Leonard Probst, Two-Ton Tessie O'Shay, Steven Nevis. 32:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

88353. Monitor. July 21, 1973. NBC net, KTMS, Santa Barbara aircheck. Participating sponsors. Bill interviews Sterling Holloway. This program has also been dated July 11, 1973. Bill Cullen (communicator), Sterling Holloway, Jean Shepherd (commercial spokesman for Alka Seltzer), Frank Blair (commercial spokesman: Speed Queen). 33:59. Audio condition: Very good. 13

69841. Monitor. January 25, 1975. NBC net. Participating sponsors. The next-to-final broadcast of the program. Sammy Cahn plays and sings his song, "It's Been A Long, Long Time," with special lyrics for "Monitor." Frank Blair, the first "Comunicator" on the program, remembers the early days of the show. Ben Grauer recalls the first show of the series. David Wayne is interviewed by phone from California. Al Kelly reads, "The Shooting Of Dan McGrew." John Bartholomew Tucker (communiator), Sammy Cahn, Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Frank Blair, Ben Grauer, David Wayne, Al Kelly. 47:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpts.

86792. Monitor. January 25, 1975. NBC net. Participating sponsors. 11:00 A. M. (EST). The third hour of the last Saturday broadcast of the series. John Bartholomew Tucker (communicator), David Rush (newscaster), Sammy Cahn (sings, "It's Been A Long, Long Time" with lyrics for "Monitor"), Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Frank Blair, Lloyd Bridges (commercial spokesman), Ben Grauer, David Wayne, Al Kelly (reads, "The Shooting Of Sam McGrew"). 58:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

86799. Monitor. January 26, 1975. NBC net. Participating sponsors. 3:00 P. M. (EST). The fourth hour of the last broadcast of the series. The hourly newscast is upcut. John Bartholomew Tucker (communicator), William Rice (Cairo), Bob Gibson (newscaster), Phyllis Diller, Barry Nelson (former communicator), Frank Blair, Joe Garagiola. 58:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

Report contains 27 programs.