The Six Shooter – Trail to Sunset

Like most of The Six Shooter shows, this one is also known by others titles, including The Lynching and Wrong Man Lynched. The show was broadcast on January 31, 1954. This short preview appeared in the San Antonio Express and News, San Antonio, TX, on the day of the broadcast. As had been the case…

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The Prudential Family Hour of Stars

Originally called the Prudential Family Hour, the program began as a musical show. However, by 1948, its listener base was eroding and Prudential decided to change the format. This was announced in the August 23, 1948, edition of Broadcasting magazine. Interesting, although the show’s title carried the word “hour,” the new program would only be…

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Promotional Radio Appearance

On January 28, 1947, Stewart made a previously unknown radio appearance in Philadelphia, PA, in connection with the opening of It’s a Wonderful Life. To date, the only mention of this appearance comes from The Film Daily of that date: This is one of many stops by Stewart and Capra on their promotional tour, but…

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Bob Hope Show – January 27, 1955

This particular Bob Hope Show was actually a composite of new material and previously aired segments. Several newspaper listings called it a repeat: Stewart’s photo didn’t make it into any advertising that we have located, but Hope’s did: Hope’s opening monologue was newly recorded for this program, but the Stewart sketch and some of the…

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The Larry King Show

Besides his CNN interview program for TV, King also did a five hour interview show for Mutual Radio each weeknight from midnight to 5 a.m. The show was not advertised in newspapers on any kind of regular basis. In fact, it is from short articles that we know the most about the show. The first…

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock

NBC Radio presented this 25-minute documentary on January 25, 1956. The program is not available. The New York Times ran this preview on the day of the broadcast. A story in the Altoona Tribune, Altoona, PA, on January 24, 1956, had much more information about the program (this scan is from the best available source,…

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The Six Shooter – Helen Bricker

This is the first show for new announcer, John Wald. The title is sometimes listed as Mrs. Billy Stark or Outlaw’s Wife. Stewart’s supporting cast included Lillian Buyeff as Helen Bricker (Mrs. Billy Stark), Ken Christy as Jim Pincher, Herb Vigran as Buck Thompson, Parley Baer as Seth and Will Wright as Tim Slater and…

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It Pays to Be Ignorant

Jimmy Stewart’s one appearance on this CBS program was covered in Jimmy Stewart on the Air, but newspaper articles and audio are going to be included here to make the experience more complete. The show was hosted by Tom Howard. The panelists for the January 24, 1947, program on which Stewart appeared were George Shelton,…

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