Bud’s Bandwagon #542

This was Stewart’s second appearance on the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service program (see Bud’s Bandwagon # 423 for the earlier show). The program was broadcast sometime early in 1955. Stewart talked about his new film, The Far Country, but wasn’t actually in the studio when the program was recorded. Instead, host Bud Widom used an open-end interview record prepared and distributed by Universal-International, the film’s distributor.  If you’re not familiar with this type of interview, the record contains just Stewart’s answers to a set of questions. A script of these questions is read by a local disc jockey, who then plays Stewart’s answer to that question. When done correctly, it sounds like the interview is being done live.

Here’s the Stewart segment of the program: